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by stm31415
Really more of a challenge to myself than anything else --- 365 days straight of comic.

As far as style? Well, my heroes are Mignola, Steinberg, and Nantenbo. Can you picture that? Go ahead and picture them having brain-babies. Yeah. Those three going at it. In graphic detail.
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Really more of a challenge to myself than anything else --- 365 days straight of comic.

As far as style? Well, my heroes are Mignola, Steinberg, and Nantenbo. Can you picture that? Go ahead and picture them having brain-babies. Yeah. Those three going at it. In graphic detail.

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stm31415
March 31st, 2008
It's actually based on a set of comic/illustrations by Saul Steinberg, in which he elides actual text with text-ish things.

http://www.saulsteinbergfoundation.org/gallery/
RyanF (Guest)
March 31st, 2008
I like this. And the illustration reminds me of some of Clive Barker's artwork. Like:

http://www.clivebarker.com/html/visions/gallery/misc2/gallery5.htm

Though maybe that's due in part to the medium?
RyanF (Guest)
March 31st, 2008
Great joke here.
breadbox
March 31st, 2008
This comic is very apropos for me right now. I just spent several days writing down a bunch of autobiographical stories. I couldn't decide if sitting at a keyboard recording all these mundane anecdotes was more like wasting my time in navel-gazing (instead of going out and doing something interesting that someone might actually want to read about later), or if it was more like building an airplane out of grocery bags and wheat paste.

I still haven't really decided. Oh, and naturally she needs a welding helmet. You'd be amazed what you can make wheat paste do.
stm31415
March 24th, 2008
Hey,
you recognized the quote. I'm impressed ;)
breadbox
March 24th, 2008
Love the lettering on this one.
Ah, but had they checked the 2005 Corrigendum published by the ISO committee they would have realized that you can't move directly to Mornington Crescent from outer space unless the previous player had explicitly waived his or her extra turn (to compensate for the opponent's advantage of there being no pedestrian traffic in space). Since this isn't a typical strategy I must assume that they are still in space; therefore, it is my turn: I move from Camden Town to Mornington Crescent. I win.
breadbox
March 24th, 2008
My Ames lettering guide is sitting right next to me. I've never really used it, though. (Probably because I don't own a T-square or a writing desk.)
breadbox
March 24th, 2008
Excellent "this" in the middle. It completely works.
breadbox
March 24th, 2008
It's a nanowrimo fable.
breadbox
March 24th, 2008
The comic is a bit head-scratching at first, but then your comment clears it all up. It's an Oulipo-inspired comic strip. You're exploring the effect of combinatorics on narrative. Read my sentences in any order to get 24 different comments for the price of one.
breadbox
March 24th, 2008
I'm not sure what that thing on the right is, but it very much reminds me of the vase on the mantelpiece of the looking-glass house in Tenniel's illustration.
breadbox
March 24th, 2008
"They began to knock upon the door! But it was too late!" (Of course, prognosticating the end of the world is a tricky business. You can only be right once.)
breadbox
March 24th, 2008
An instantly familiar experience, especially to those of us who work and sleep odd hours. I've little doubt that most of my best ideas were stolen from me before I woke up.
breadbox
March 24th, 2008
A nice joke in the classic style. And nicely illustrated: the cartoon probably wouldn't work if you showed the inside of the office.
stm31415
February 28th, 2008
They're just poor
conversationalists.


Yes, I have been lax in my duty. I have been doing interesting things that are not envelopes, so I don't feel that bad. I will update regularly again, though.

If I get the time this weekend I'll complete a project which will change my process quite a great deal. We'll see how it goes.
The Erlenmeyer flask was a nice touch.
It took
rather less time than he expected. He was home for tea.
Cave
February 23rd, 2008
All the above comments are confusing to me! But the comic was funny.