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Text is Boring

Text is Boring

A group of high school friends discovers how vast the world really is when they become targets of an insidious bureaucratic organization known as the Fun Police. Their secret goal: to eradicate all fun in the universe.
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Text is Boring

A group of high school friends discovers how vast the world really is when they become targets of an insidious bureaucratic organization known as the Fun Police. Their secret goal: to eradicate all fun in the universe.

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TheFunTrain
December 3rd, 2018
I almost posted an un-edited version of this comic because I forgot until the last minute and didn't want to wait a full hour for the offline Windows Vista machine to boot up and recognize the scanner. I didn't though. The fan(s) need to see this absurdity in fully rendered glory as the director intended.
artofjoe
November 27th, 2018
roasted
TheFunTrain
November 26th, 2018
Now Back To the Show
Whats this? An update?! Over the Thanksgiving holiday, I committed to rebuilding a small buffer. Let's see how long I can keep the weekly pages flowing this time. If Matt can't be my friendly rival who pushes me to do better in the present, I'll just steal ideas -er, draw inspiration- from him in the past circa 2008.
TheFunTrain
October 27th, 2018
@artofjoe
I was wondering what prompted this odd medical fact when I finally realized you were referring the the children in this comic.

"Two out of four children look emotionally disturbed; The other two brush with Colgate!"

I was tired.
TheFunTrain
October 25th, 2018
@artofjoe
No one notices exposition if you break it up with subsurface to air missiles. That's basically how the comic got its name: gratuitous boom in the middle of a page that was getting too talky.
artofjoe
October 25th, 2018
2 out of 4 children look emotionally disturbed.
artofjoe
October 25th, 2018
yay, explosions!
TheFunTrain
September 17th, 2018
In school, no one wanted to be my partner for anything so I got stuck with the weird kid or the teacher if there was an odd number. One notable exception was when we were learning about circuits and I was partnered with this kid who covered his desk in wire and D batteries trying to blow up a raisin. This is not relevant to the comic in any way, which is a shame.
artofjoe
September 5th, 2018
@TheFunTrain
HAHAHA! XD I bet we share a similar opinion on StarWars.
TheFunTrain
September 5th, 2018
@artofjoe
Just wait until page 12. In hindsight, it would have been cooler if they said wrong place/wrong time in panel 20. I actually enjoy doing gratuitous action scenes and visual effects more than character interaction and what passes for a story.

Basically, I make Star Wars prequels.
artofjoe
September 4th, 2018
I love how epic these drawings get.
TheFunTrain
August 26th, 2018
Stolen Identity III
The reference here is to a MAD TV parody of Schwarzenegger movies. After drawing these characters and their escapades for so many years, they become real to us. I couldn't just abandon all that canon, so I decided to roll it in. All the smudged, amateurishly constructed, copyright-infringing comics Matt and I made throughout high school are now in-universe. Well, an alternate universe. Even if they are never shown publicly, it is all part of our comic's history.

I totally planned that title two years in advance and it's not just a coincidence.
artofjoe
August 14th, 2018
@TheFunTrain
It works! Nice explosion!
TheFunTrain
August 14th, 2018
Fixed?
@artofjoe
Let's try that again. It wouldn't let me post a comic without a title, but a tile without a comic is fair game apparently. Now if only fixing the substance of this page were so easy. It looks okay to me, but my display settings are 150% scale. Then again, I mainly did that so I don't have to wear glasses. Basically I have no idea what is legible to a normal sane person.
artofjoe
August 13th, 2018
I keep getting a "bad image source" on it, might just be me though. Is the image loading for anybody else?
TheFunTrain
August 13th, 2018
I played around with the settings on this one. It preserved some of the nuance of my pencil shading, but the words are kind of faint. I think I wrote too small here but nobody cares because TEXT IS BORING HAHAHA
The style of these comics was originally intended to be read on a high school cafeteria table less than two feet from the viewer's eyes. I'm still trying to strike the right balance of legibility and not huge pages that flow off screen and eat bandwidth.
TheFunTrain
July 30th, 2018
Splash Zone
I measure the success of a story arc based on how long it takes to get to the first gratuitous explosion. These comics are meant for attention spans as short as mine.
artofjoe
July 25th, 2018
Diamonds, man, they rock.
TheFunTrain
July 25th, 2018
Prehistoric memes
@artofjoe
That reminds me of a thing from ten years ago: "The research is as follows. Pocket-protected scientists built a wall of iron and crashed a diamond car into it at 400 miles per hour, and the car was unharmed. They then built a wall out of diamond and crashed a car made of iron moving at 400 miles an hour into the wall, and the wall came out fine. They then crashed a diamond car made of 400 miles per hour into a wall, and there were no survivors. They crashed 400 miles per hour into a diamond traveling at iron car. Western New York was powerless for hours. They rammed a wall of metal into a 400 mile per hour made of diamond, and the resulting explosion shifted the earth's orbit 400 million miles away from the sun, saving the earth from a meteor the size of a small Washington suburb that was hurtling towards mid-western Prussia at 400 billion miles per hour. They shot a diamond made of iron at a car moving at 400 walls per hour, and as a result caused two wayward airplanes to lose track of their bearings, and make a fatal crash with two buildings in downtown New York. They spun 400 miles at diamond into iron per wall. The results were inconclusive. Finally, they placed 400 diamonds per hour in front of a car made of wall traveling at miles per iron, and the result proved without a doubt that diamonds were the hardest metal of all time, if not just the hardest metal known to man."
artofjoe
July 24th, 2018
legend has it that the meteors stopped the dinosaurs.