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An example of how NOT to start a comic

Postby Phalanx on Tue Nov 11, 2003 3:56 pm

I got exceptionally bored during a lecture and produced the following

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Excuse the crappy art. I did it in like 10 minutes on the back of a Stop The War Coalition flyer.

Well, at least it's in keeping with comics of the kind- horrible lines, bad handlettering, poor art...

But out of curiosity, how many of you can give this done-to-death strip a new twist?
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Postby Axonite on Tue Nov 11, 2003 5:36 pm

I think I can do worse... :)

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Postby MariaAndMichelle on Tue Nov 11, 2003 6:51 pm

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You're just jealous because you can't get away with speaking in the third person...

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Postby Nishichi27 on Tue Nov 11, 2003 7:41 pm

Oooh, I got one, but it's too late to draw right now. Dammit. Will draw later!
-Fire our shit!
-But I am Le Tired....
-OK take a nap.
THEN FIRE OUR SHIT!!
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Postby TheBladeRoden2 on Tue Nov 11, 2003 9:54 pm

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Postby Underbelly on Tue Nov 11, 2003 11:09 pm

Here's my two cents. Sorry it's so wide.

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Postby Rkolter on Wed Nov 12, 2003 5:50 am

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Postby Rian Q. Fox on Wed Nov 12, 2003 8:07 am

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Postby Mr.Bob on Wed Nov 12, 2003 8:57 am

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Find 10 things wrong with this comic

<upside down text>
1. The words: "Let's start a webcomic and become famous etc"
2. Completely unacceptable spelling
3. Sonic is sitting on the family cat
4. Comic created in MS Paint
5. Relies completely on cut & paste
6. "Comics where a bunch of room mates sit around and play videogames and make sarcastic quips should be avoided."
7. Standard pianos are supposed to have 88 keys. This one has 22
8. Sprite Comic using copyrighted property
9. Use of generic fonts (although Comic Sans MS is still under debate)
10. The porn magazines under the couch are simply pieces of colourful paper with the word PORN stencilled onto them. In real life you will find that this is generally not the case, in most circumstances there being an image on the front cov...
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Postby Phalanx on Wed Nov 12, 2003 11:07 am

axonite wrote:I think I can do worse... :)



Wow! The lined paper simply takes the cake...

Now I can't decide which I dislike more- lined paper or sprite comics...
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Postby Luprand on Wed Nov 12, 2003 2:27 pm

Here's one to take the cake:

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Postby War on Wed Nov 12, 2003 3:19 pm

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I must be bored.
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Postby Warren on Wed Nov 12, 2003 6:14 pm

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Postby Axonite on Wed Nov 12, 2003 6:22 pm

Phalanx wrote:
axonite wrote:I think I can do worse... :)



Wow! The lined paper simply takes the cake...

Now I can't decide which I dislike more- lined paper or sprite comics...


Here... now you don't have to decide! :D

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Postby McDuffies on Wed Nov 12, 2003 7:24 pm

Uh-oh! Those are some great awfull comics!
(which sounds like "Man, these deringer bullets sure are week!" "Powerfull weak!")

Here's my take:
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Postby Faub on Wed Nov 12, 2003 8:49 pm

the website wrote:April 4, 2002:

W00T! OMG!11 LOL if you can see then that means we finally got our Keenspace account!!!!111one We'll upload some comics in the next day or two so keep coming back cuzz this comic's gonna R0xx0r UR S0xx0r!!
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Postby Nishichi27 on Wed Nov 12, 2003 9:18 pm

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Nonreadable grammar and 1337, changing styles, done on one layer, crappy stick figure art, ending that makes no sense.
-Fire our shit!
-But I am Le Tired....
-OK take a nap.
THEN FIRE OUR SHIT!!
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Postby Luprand on Wed Nov 12, 2003 9:41 pm

Nishichi27 wrote:1337, changing styles, done on one layer, crappy art ...


Are you sure you weren't just reading NeTrek?

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Postby Nishichi27 on Wed Nov 12, 2003 9:45 pm

Luprand wrote:
Nishichi27 wrote:1337, changing styles, done on one layer, crappy art ...


Are you sure you weren't just reading NeTrek?

--Sij


Well, what I meant by changing styles is not the slow change of an artist over time, but the loss of the guy's hair in one panel ^^. "Done on one layer" pertains to the fact that everything is just clumped together and there is no attempt at spacing. NeTrek's art is nowhere near as crappy as this, either.
Unfortunately, if you use 1337, I cannot forgive you. Must...terminate....!
-Fire our shit!
-But I am Le Tired....
-OK take a nap.
THEN FIRE OUR SHIT!!
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Postby YarpsDat on Thu Nov 13, 2003 5:20 am

Phalanx wrote:
axonite wrote:I think I can do worse... :)



Wow! The lined paper simply takes the cake...

Now I can't decide which I dislike more- lined paper or sprite comics...


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