Goofus tells a joke about something that looks silly by having characters stand around and describe it.

Gallant knows that comics are a visual medium, and uses this to make his strip stronger.

Also, I’ve seen a lot of “This video game allows me to do something absurd” jokes before, but I don’t think I’ve seen too many where the absurd situation was presented first, and then the “video games are weird” line.

I kind of like it better situation-first, since Botched Spot isn’t a video game comic. I read the first panel twice because I was so utterly baffled what the shit was happening, and then the explanation was funny as a result.

Summaslam!

Happy original now-delayed release date for FCA!

So, my thoughts on Summerslam

Pre-show: RVD vs Cesaro. This Rob Van Dam kid is going place. Good of Cesaro to job to him and help make him look good. 1/5

Opening Segment: Hulk Hogan, Brother Jack Dude! Buy my product! This was awful. The whole thing reeked of desperation, and only served to make the crowd boo Hulk Hogan. All these ads for the WWE Network make me want to unsubscribe. 0/5

Match 1: Dolph Ziggler defeats the Miz to win the IC Title. I actually like Heel Miz, so Zigglypuff winning isn’t as big as deal for me as it is for most people.  Match was okay. 3/5

Match 2: Paige defeated CM Punk to win the Diva’s Title. I wish Paige’s character was coherent so that I could be invested in the storyline. Match was okay. Rampaige is a much better finisher than the Paige Turner, though I could do without the punny names. 3/5. i’m giving it a point just because the commentators actually took a woman’s match seriously.

Match 3: Putin vs Freedom. Missed this as I was traveling to a Summerslam party. ???/5

Match 4: Seth Rollins defeated Dean Ambrose in a Lumberjack match. I thought this was going to suck (A lumberjack match?), but it was actually awesome, if too short. Bonus points for Damien Sandow being dressed as a literal lumberjack. Match of the night. 4/5. Loses a point for inconclusive ending, but still really fun.

Match 5: Bray Wyatt defeated Chris Jericho. I marked out for the classic Countdown opening, but I didn’t care much about this match. It was okay. 3/5

Match 6: Stephanie McMahon defeats Brie Bella when Nikki Bella turns heel. This was way better than it had any right to be. How did a middle-aged woman who hadn’t wrestled in 10 years look so much better than Brie? I dunno, but she did. Brie taking down Triple H was pretty neat of a moment, and I liked the buildup to the Nikki turn. It helps that this match wasn’t very long. 3.5/5

Match 7: Roman Reigns defeats Randy Orton. Roman Reigns in the future of the WWE, yet they’re putting him in the traditional timeslot of death normally given to unpromoted Adam Rose/Fandango matches to let people pee before the main event. That’s….discouraging. Or they’re getting rid of the idea that they need to cool the crowd down at all. I hope the latter, but Orton carried this match to mediocre. 2/5

Main Event: Bork Lazer German Suplexes John Cena an absurd amount of times to win the WWE Title. As a match, not actually good. As a setup for a storyline, great. John “Greatest WWE Champion EVAR” Cena got utterly squashed and made to look like a bitch. Wow. I’m pretty sure John Cena also drowned under all that sweat, which was outright comical by the end of it. Bork is basically Equius from Homestuck. Supposedly, the plan is to have Bork the oufscreen Thanos on his throne champion until Wrestlemania next year, but I don’t think Vince has the balls. They’ll cash in on Lesner the second the next set off WWE Network numbers comes due. 3/5

Overall, I thought it was pretty good. Hell of a lot better than Battleground (fuck Battleground). 4/5 show? Sign of the night: “Blood, Urine, Vomit, Repeat”. I also liked “Y2J go back to Toronto” and “Try a Superman Punch” during Reigns/Orton


Hi! I’m Chris Engelsma, I do a comic called Angus & Darling: a story about an existential penguin on his quest for self-identity. I’m based out of Houston, TX.

Given how bad I am with catching up on comics that get recommended to me (and thus am reading a lot of comics starting from when I see them, ignoring the archives altogether), it says a lot about this comic that I opened the site, read the last three pages, and then went to page 1 and read the whole thing (admittedly only 50-odd pages, but still).
This comic has very little happening per page, which makes it a smooth read in the archive (In the sense that each page is like 2-3 big panels, not in the QC/Sinfest sense where lots of panels exist and nothing happens). This means it reads great when you have 50 pages in one go, and will be really irritating to read live, because I’ll see an update and the whole page will be a penguin chasing a fish.
That’s not a criticism, though. It’s often (but not always!) the way to go because you’ll have more readers in the future than you will in the present Reading this made me think a lot about my own scripts, where I try and get 11-panel pages to get the most out of anything, and really reminded me the power of taking your time and setting the mood. 
It takes a lot of confidence in your story to go “here’s today’s update, it’s a fish”, and Angus and Darling kind of deserves it. What’s most notable is that this isn’t actually a “slow” comic. A lot more happens in the first 50 pages than happen in the first fifty pages of most webcomics. It skips a lot of the unimportant stuff, and that gives it time to breathe without feeling padded.
I actually learned something from reading this comic, or at least was reminded of something I’d let myself forget. I’m going to remind myself more that I can take my time and don’t have to try to establish three plot points in two pages, as long as I don’t have any useless pages. So, for that, I give it a thumbs up.
Also, it appears to be the Little Mermaid Except With Penguins, and I can dig that.

Hi! I’m Chris Engelsma, I do a comic called Angus & Darling: a story about an existential penguin on his quest for self-identity. I’m based out of Houston, TX.

Given how bad I am with catching up on comics that get recommended to me (and thus am reading a lot of comics starting from when I see them, ignoring the archives altogether), it says a lot about this comic that I opened the site, read the last three pages, and then went to page 1 and read the whole thing (admittedly only 50-odd pages, but still).

This comic has very little happening per page, which makes it a smooth read in the archive (In the sense that each page is like 2-3 big panels, not in the QC/Sinfest sense where lots of panels exist and nothing happens). 

This means it reads great when you have 50 pages in one go, and will be really irritating to read live, because I’ll see an update and the whole page will be a penguin chasing a fish.

That’s not a criticism, though. It’s often (but not always!) the way to go because you’ll have more readers in the future than you will in the present Reading this made me think a lot about my own scripts, where I try and get 11-panel pages to get the most out of anything, and really reminded me the power of taking your time and setting the mood.

It takes a lot of confidence in your story to go “here’s today’s update, it’s a fish”, and Angus and Darling kind of deserves it. What’s most notable is that this isn’t actually a “slow” comic. A lot more happens in the first 50 pages than happen in the first fifty pages of most webcomics. It skips a lot of the unimportant stuff, and that gives it time to breathe without feeling padded.


I actually learned something from reading this comic, or at least was reminded of something I’d let myself forget. I’m going to remind myself more that I can take my time and don’t have to try to establish three plot points in two pages, as long as I don’t have any useless pages. So, for that, I give it a thumbs up.

Also, it appears to be the Little Mermaid Except With Penguins, and I can dig that.

As someone who actually kind of likes Homestuck, putting the 1337-sp34k in word balloons is really, really obnoxious.
And if you’re going to be that pedantic about getting the typing style exactly right, panels 1, 3, and 4 should have commas after “come on”, “well”, and “Also”, respectively, because that’s proper grammar.

GC: W4Y TO GO, HOW DO3S TH4T STUP1D BOTTL3D SYRUP OF YOURS T4ST3 W1TH YOUR HOOF SO F4R UP YOUR MOUTH???
GC: SOLLUX, PL34S3

CT: D —> Nepeta, what did I say about that awful language
CT: D —> Yes, that’s good
And don’t fucking tell me it’s to make the characters more like in the original comic, because Terezi and Equius use commas where they belong consistently. I literally ctrl+f’d “,” to find that out. I also learned that Sollux tends to end his sentences with commas when they’re not the final sentence on his line, a fact so fucking goddamn trivial even the MSPA Wiki didn’t notice it in the second about typing styles (because of course there is one). I’m sharing that information with you because I’m angry I learned it.

As someone who actually kind of likes Homestuck, putting the 1337-sp34k in word balloons is really, really obnoxious.

And if you’re going to be that pedantic about getting the typing style exactly right, panels 1, 3, and 4 should have commas after “come on”, “well”, and “Also”, respectively, because that’s proper grammar.

GC: W4Y TO GO, HOW DO3S TH4T STUP1D BOTTL3D SYRUP OF YOURS T4ST3 W1TH YOUR HOOF SO F4R UP YOUR MOUTH???

GC: SOLLUX, PL34S3

CT: D —> Nepeta, what did I say about that awful language

CT: D —> Yes, that’s good

And don’t fucking tell me it’s to make the characters more like in the original comic, because Terezi and Equius use commas where they belong consistently. I literally ctrl+f’d “,” to find that out. I also learned that Sollux tends to end his sentences with commas when they’re not the final sentence on his line, a fact so fucking goddamn trivial even the MSPA Wiki didn’t notice it in the second about typing styles (because of course there is one). I’m sharing that information with you because I’m angry I learned it.

Anonymous asked:

Hold the phone, Jeph Jacques is making a new webcomic?

http://www.patreon.com/jephjacques

A WHOLE NEW COMIC OH MY GOSH
$3,000 per month
WHOA WHOA WHOA WHAAAAT

Yes, it’s true. If we meet this goal, I will start publishing an all-new comic strip along side QC in the fall of 2014. This is something I’ve been thinking about for years, and Patreon can make this happen.
It’s one of his milestone goals. I’m not predicting it’ll be way better than QC (it probably won’t), but I think it’s theoretically possible.