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Soob
http://pnb.smackjeeves.com/comics/1828192/what-soob-does-all-day/
Er... I'm not sure you can make that much effect with sulphuric acid, without anyone noticing you've mixed that much into their paint... it's fiiiiiiiiction...
Soob
February 19th, 2018
I wonder which nationality's flags Angryman replaced Mr Peterson's England flags with.
Just imagine this with no reflections. Hahahahaha, stupid young Soob.
It's a really lightweight boat. You wouldn't believe the carpentry skills and the trees that grow on the island of Ja-fake-a.
So. ****ed. Up.

If you take it literally rather than allegorically.
Reference photos are fantastic. You think you know what something looks like, then you look closer and no.

Like when the sea gets darker at the horizon. Why does that happen? Someone who can physics, please tell me.
More art fails - originally none of the pages showed reflections in water. HOW THICK WAS YOUNG SOOB?! Looking at those pages again was creepy af. Here, have a poor attempt at fixing it.
I rather like this page. Can you guess what each of the shadow men represents? No one gets it until I tell them.
Told you the sexually explicit content wasn't that thrilling.
OK, sexually explicit content on the next page.
That lime juice is a homage to the utterly delicious lime juice my friend Anna's mum made for us when we were kids.

Around this time, I learned that YOU CANNOT SEE THE INNER EDGE OF A GLASS OF WATER-BASED LIQUID. It's all to do with total internal reflection. That thing we learn in high school. What use is physics if I still draw like ****.
This is not the sexually explicit content, btw.
I scripted this as an allegory. I didn't even think of it literally until it was nearly done. Then when it was, I was all, "Holy ****, the way these people behave is so ****ed up."
A blast from the past. I drew this while an undergrad. I thought it was good at the time. Some aspects I still think weren't too bad, others are just laughable.
Soob
January 3rd, 2018
Angryman's reminiscing from the '90s. He went to a former polytechnic that couldn't be arsed to get re-branded stationery after becoming a university. Wow, that was an awfully long time ago. I can't imagine present-day Happydude and Angryman as older than 30-something.
Soob
January 3rd, 2018
This is me whenever I'm at my parents' house. Tea!!!
Here's the situation:

Around 6 years ago (holy ****! Sorry it's taken this long!!), I started drawing these pages of 'Happydude & Angryman: the Curious Case of the Breeze-Block Burglar'. This was done with:
- Wacom Intuos 3 tablet (PTZ-930)
- Paint Shop Pro 6
- Windows 7, and then 8.1

The pressure sensitivity kept vanishing, so I couldn't use the varying-width paintbrush, but then I'd update the tablet driver and pressure sensitivity would be back. Then the driver updates just stopped working. From what I can see on Wacom's site, they no longer support my tablet type. They do have one old driver you can download for Intuos 3, except it's not letting me do width-varying pressure sensitivity.

I am absolutely livid that this keeps happening. I have a perfectly good product that I have taken very good care of, and now it's unusable because reasons. Completely opaque software-y reasons, probably made up to hide the fact that they just want me to buy their flashy new products and junk my old ones, because who cares about resource use and electronic waste and the state of the planet, amirite. Tech geeks have a lot to answer for.

My options right now:
A. Print off all my sketches, ink them with felt tip (like I did for 'the BIG and Random Comic'), scan back in, edit like hell.
B. Try and make do without pressure sensitivity.
C. Find other software that can do width-varying paintbrush, layers, etc., and hope it works with my tablet. If not, revert to A or B.

Option A is more resource-intensive than I'd like, while B would be very frustrating and time-consuming and will not result in a style consistent with the pages so far.

If you can suggest a course of action that overcomes the disadvantages of both A and B, is compatible with PSP6 and Windows 10,* and doesn't involve buying a new tablet, I'd love to hear it. Thanks!

* I don't think it's a Windows 10 problem - it already started going irreversibly wrong from Windows 8.1.


EDIT: I uninstalled and reinstalled the driver and now the stylus won't make any marks.

EDIT EDIT: Hahaha, tried again and now the tablet doesn't work at all. The blue light comes on when I plug it in and then a few seconds later the light goes off.


In the meantime, here's something else I'm working on:
http://shortsbysoob.smackjeeves.com/

It's a little different to H-A-A, and my other comic, Person + Bacterium. Anyway, don't forget to comment or drop me a line about anything you like/dislike/whatever.
On the subject of magnetism and bacteria:
https://journals.aps.org/pre/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevE.96.042408 How weird is that!
@kidcthulhu: Thanks, glad you liked them! I had to look up Ken Ham - the creationist, yeah? I mean, there are plenty of creationists in the UK too, but I get the impression they're not taken as seriously (or, no one engages with them as much) as some of the high-profile ones in the USA. O__O