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Goober Squad

by HarpoPolo
A surrealist comic about a group of gooobers, well-meaning but ultimately losers, and their rather peculiar adventures in the big city.
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14
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5 Years Ago
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12
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A surrealist comic about a group of gooobers, well-meaning but ultimately losers, and their rather peculiar adventures in the big city.

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Bleach and Cloth
May 31st, 2014
Damn that sucks. I can relate since I had a fire in my apt not too long ago (wasn't as bad as in your strip through). They seem laid back about it but fits their personalities through.
Bleach and Cloth
April 11th, 2014
Don't forget the eyes on the legs.
Bleach and Cloth
April 11th, 2014
Not sure about that white line in the upper right corner of the second panel but otherwise seems good.
HarpoPolo
April 11th, 2014
Beep boop, another Friday, another page. Pretty happy with that last panel.
Bleach and Cloth
April 4th, 2014
@HarpoPolo: You are welcome. Both the reasons for slow pace you stated I think are good ones. However, I think slow pace stories lend themselves to appreciating the visuals more regardless of storytelling medium. So it all balances out ;)

Sometimes working with time constraints, as well as technical limitations is a good thing. It is easy to overwork characters and visuals, put too much of the writer and not enough of the characters into things. My more serious project I am starting on is based on the same characters in my veryyy casual comic strip. While the later doesn't push me much, in that I am not doing the most visual and literary finest I can produce, it does push me in that I have to give into the flow limited space (2 panel strips per strip), limited tools for execution (just laptop touch mouse pad), and time. In other words I have to deal with limitations just like in the real world. I feel if I have had allowed myself to draw and write the characters however I wanted from the get go, they wouldn't be as quirky as I gotten to know em and be more moody little shits I made them. In other words, working with time and tool restraints make your characters be more like living things that push and rebel against you, rather than just playthings of their creators all the time.
HarpoPolo
April 4th, 2014
Hey hey, what's up everybody? It's Friday, which means another page of Goober Squad. I hope ya'll had a good week.

I worked really hard on this page, that first panel took me ages to make, but I think it's worth it. I wanted to give it this kind of distorted look. It's still a bit off but at some point you just have to accept you're not gonna get it perfect and move on. Especially when it comes to comics.

As always, thanks for reading, and I'll see you guys next Friday! I hope you all have a great weekend!
HarpoPolo
April 3rd, 2014
@Bleach and Cloth: Ah, thanks for the feedback! I really appreciate it. Yeah, the pace is kinda slow for a few reasons, mostly my own preference for kinda slow comics and the fact that I have quite a bare-bones story, so there's not too much going on.
The painterly elements are kinda limited purely due to time constraints, the pages would take way too much time if I'd fully paint them all, as much as I'd like doing that. Maybe one day, but for now I'm way too busy with school.
But yeah, thanks for the feedback, it's always nice to hear what people think of my comic. And I'm glad you liked the comic, too! C:
Bleach and Cloth
April 1st, 2014
Slow pace but I like it. I saw this panel first so I thought (initially) this gets a lot more painterly as it goes along. After reading it I think it isn't as sharp difference as I initially saw it. JUst that the 'curtain fall' on this last page of part one is so painterly LoL.
HarpoPolo
March 30th, 2014
Aaaaaalllrighty then! Last page of the first part of This City Is Out To Get Us. What this means, is that from now on I'll start posting steadily once a week on Fridays.

As always, thanks for reading, I'll see you on Friday, and have a wonderful day!
HarpoPolo
March 30th, 2014
Alright, another new thing I tried out: an actual font! it'll probably save a lot of time for me in the long run since I won' have to text it by hand, not to mention it looks cleaner and more professional too. I think I'm slowly finding a good style for the comic, it still needs some tweaking/improving, but I'll get there one day, I promise!

I also updated the site, as you may have noticed. What do you guys think? Good/bad/hideously gaudy? I don't know, I just like glowy bits. I do like how the vertical lines in the background image kinda frame the actual comic page. Special thanks for helping me out with the layout and getting it sorted goes to Kenn, who makes Starry Day (http://starryday.the-comic.org). Cheggidout.

Anyway, thanks for reading, hope you've enjoyed it and I hope you have a very good day.
HarpoPolo
March 29th, 2014
Hey lookit that, we finally get some names to assign to the rest of our cast!

Another new bit I tried out here was rounding out the panel edges. It's not a drastic change, but I think it looks nice, gives it a, well, rounder look. Small touches and all that.
HarpoPolo
March 29th, 2014
Beep boop.
HarpoPolo
March 27th, 2014
Decided to push the painterly elements a bit more, I kinda like the outcome.
HarpoPolo
March 27th, 2014
Well then, looks like things are finally starting to happen.
HarpoPolo
March 26th, 2014
As the evening draws further, our two goobers head out into the big city. Sorry about this page not having too much happening in it, I kinda wanted to have an establishing kind of transition to the outdoor scenes.

As always, thanks for reading! Have a good day!
HarpoPolo
March 25th, 2014
@swimpukku: He's quite used to seeing things like this all the time.
HarpoPolo
March 24th, 2014
Pretty happy with how this page turned out, they're definitely improving as I go along.

I tried out to apply a bit more 'painterly' shading on this page, turned out pretty good in my opinion.
swimpukku
March 24th, 2014
I love his response, as he leaves the room!
HarpoPolo
March 24th, 2014
And here's page #2, not much to say about this one. It's still a bit rough-looking compared to the newest pages I've drawn, but I'll just take that as a sign of improvement, I guess. :>

I'll be posting a page daily, till Friday when we move to a weekly update schedule. So, see you tomorrow, and thanks for reading! Haaaaave a good day!
HarpoPolo
March 24th, 2014
@Jaskie12: Thank you! I'm glad you like it. :D