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I'm experimenting with a new project, and thought I would request some feedback from the rogue's gallery of Chit Chat. It's a Webcomic tentatively titled "In the Dark." Why? Well, let me show you the first strip:



I pretty much have zero artistic skills (look here, here and here if you don't believe me), and figured this would be my best attempt at a recurring comic. If I even decide to pursue this on any semblance of a regular basis.

So, what'cha think? Good? Good enough of a concept to continue? Good enough to quit my day job? Or should I just pack it in and treat it like Legomancer's "Bus Off a Cliff" comics, where I create one as the mood strikes?
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Not bad. Keep the day job but have fun with it.
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Color the bubbles to differentiate which character is speaking.
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I had a good laugh with it! I would say keep it up! I love the idea of making it in the dark, that way it will rely purely on word play.

I do also like the idea of having different colored bubbles, but its not that hard to figure out who is talking.
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I tried different fonts. Maybe they're not different enough. Using the Microsoft palette limits me, I suppose.
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I like it! Reminds me of that episode of Sealab 2021.
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Verkisto wrote:
I tried different fonts. Maybe they're not different enough. Using the Microsoft palette limits me, I suppose.


Now that you say it, I can make out a small difference, but at the size it is I would make the font choice something largely different.

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Crap. I was just about to start a comic about the hilarious adventures of an overweight, marshmallow-loving polar bear in a perpetual snowstorm.
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Scott Firestone IV wrote:
Crap. I was just about to start a comic about the hilarious adventures of an overweight, marshmallow-loving polar bear in a perpetual snowstorm.


And he's friends with an albino who rides a unicorn, right?

You hack.
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I like it! Reminds me of that episode of Sealab 2021.

There can be only none!
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I guess I should have known that this was the wrong place to go for encouragement.
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what are the little squiggles at the bottom?

I like it.
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Verkisto wrote:
I guess I should have known that this was the wrong place to go for encouragement.


In Chit Chat, a derailed thread is encouragement. If no one had responded, that would have been bad.

I liked it. I would say just do them when the muse visits, but if I did that, I'd end up never doing anything. If I don't work on projects regularly, nothing happens. But that's just me.
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jessitron wrote:
what are the little squiggles at the bottom?

I like it.

Those are supposed to be the sounds of the book on tape. I probably should have left them out entirely.

And you know, it just occurred to me: If the electricity goes out, how does the tape keep playing?
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Interesting. I'd imagine that it would be a challenge to keep it "fresh"!
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Verkisto wrote:
jessitron wrote:
what are the little squiggles at the bottom?

I like it.

Those are supposed to be the sounds of the book on tape. I probably should have left them out entirely.

And you know, it just occurred to me: If the electricity goes out, how does the tape keep playing?


They have this new thing, Isaac.

Batteries.

Google it.
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My litmus test for all cartoon strips is simple: Is it as funny as Dilbert? Yes: Provide encouragement. No: Explain my litmus test for all cartoon strips.
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Verkisto wrote:
I guess I should have known that this was the wrong place to go for encouragement.


Yes but think of all the material you can get from all the smart ass insightful commentary!

I think it's a cool idea. The world can never get enough humor.
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jessitron wrote:
what are the little squiggles at the bottom?


OK, I replaced the squiggles with actual text. Maybe it works better like that.
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Yes, that is much clearer!
And these days, we listen to books on tape on our iPods mostly, nothing plugged in. In fact, they're "audio books" now. Tapes are getting hard to find.
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oh, and just because we can't see the characters doesn't mean they shouldn't have those little notches in the text bubbles showing its origin, and making it clear who's talking. Sound does originate from a point in space, detectable even in the dark.
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Frankly, comics without pictures doesn't interest me at all.

I think you should work on your drawings. They're awesome!
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I liked it. It's a neat concept.
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