More jumping into comics hot

Hey, could you check out falsepositivecomic(.)com ? It’s a horror/fantasy/weird stuff comic that consists of short stories. The art is pretty great, and it actually has some surprisingly funny moments in it.

Um……(in fairness, this looks like an “End of Act 2” type image, and not a normal comic. It actually looks pretty good, but I’ll follow it and see)

May I suggest taking a look at Scandinavia and the World? It’s a comedy comic that plays with stereotypes about countries, seen from scandinavian viewpoint. I consider it a pretty good comic.

Is this polandball?

Have you ever read The Property of Hate?

It’s funny because Doctor Who catchphrase :|

ever read prague race?

No, but now I wanna. This looks really weird, in a good way. Let’s follow it and see what pans out.


[Thing about Better Days being underage furry porn, with examples of said porn]

ANON FROM FOREVER AGO, NO!

Those are boobs
 This is from like six months ago and I forgot the reference, but thanks.
Also canada is in america
 Anonymous is full of useful info. I don’t think these are even for TWR


Anyway, I think that’s all the recommendations I never got around to. Instead of reading all these archives, I’ll follow ‘em live!

Hi there

Hope you’re doing well. Just wanted to submit a webcomic - hope you enjoy it. It’s called ‘Hiddenfolk’ and it’s about a teenager who is getting bullied, then starts to uncover the secrets of the trolls that are tormenting him.

All the best,

Kris

http://hiddenfolk.net/

http://tapastic.com/series/Hiddenfolk

Actually, that sounds fun. Let’s read the last page of recommendations I never got around to (and this was so obvious an ad described as a recommendation the submitter literally used a hiddenfolk.net address, but I can respect a little pimpin’). Is this fair to the comics? Maybe? Bad Machinery was starting to win me over, and worst case, I’ll have something to space out all my Sinfest posts with besides pimping of my own. (FALLS COUNT ANYWHERE, coming to an internet near you, August 17th! Probably!)

In Hiddenfolk, Lester discovers his son his the puppet from the Saw movies. His friend tells him to ignore the photo, then grabs and and shoves it into Lester via some form of clipping error.

Or there’s a third guy to the right. I actually have no fucking clue what’s going on here.

Webcomic Review - C U NEXT TUESDAY

Hello! My name is Sal Brucculeri and I am the writer/creator of the webcomic “C U NEXT TUESDAY”. Tomorrow will be our 32nd week up and we have been growing our audience every Tuesday at a time. 

If there is anyway you would be willing to give us a review we would greatly appreciate it. In return, we will definitely give you a shout out on our website through next week’s page as well as in our upcoming “affiliate’s page.”

I look forward to hearing from you!

Sorry for the delay, Sal!

Okay, your webcomic is awkwardly titled to spell out CUNT. Oh boy. Why does the site have a picture of a naked chick covered in edginess. I’m actually having trouble reading the comic because that’s so distracting.
Okay, at least I kind of understand this. Detective Bride of Frankenstein is investigating a murder, and is attacked by the lizard gang. I can’t get past “@$$E$”, though. You’re not fooling anyone, and your website’s called CUNT. Just say “asses”, seriously.
You should consider reading either “A Redtail’s Dream” which is a comic that just finished (it’s not particularly long, about a book’s worth) or the author’s new comic, “Stand Still Stay Silent,” which is relatively new and easy to catch up with. Both comics have fantastic art (I’m not going to say much about story, since that’s more up to you, but the art is basically undeniably good looking) and SSSS updates literally every weekday. Five days a week. Incredible.
Aww, I can’t read A Redtail’s Dream Live, since it ended. Let’s look at Stand Still Stay Silent
Reading back a few pages, this might not be the best comic for reading live. Some comics are better archivally, and this is pretty clearly one of them, I think.

I’ll follow these comics for a bit, and if I end up really liking them, I’ll read the archives. Lets see how this goes.
I’m too lazy to read the archives of Bad Machinery, so I’ve just been reading it day-to-day like it’s a newspaper comic without archives and I just have to jump in. It’s starting to charm me, so maybe it’ll convince me to read the archive anyway (I should start doing this with all the comics I get recommended and never get around to reading)

Anyway, I actually like the punchline here, but I really like the gutter between panels 2 and 3. The gutter is where all the motion happens, and there’s no motion here that isn’t funny. Either Claire said “We came to an underthtanding” and walked down to the laundry room and put her coat on before finishing the thought, the panel 3 is the end of a very long list of underthtandings they have, or Claire said the line in panel 2, and then the subject changed, and she finally blurted out the horrible truth when they were leaving.
These are all great options.

I’m too lazy to read the archives of Bad Machinery, so I’ve just been reading it day-to-day like it’s a newspaper comic without archives and I just have to jump in. It’s starting to charm me, so maybe it’ll convince me to read the archive anyway (I should start doing this with all the comics I get recommended and never get around to reading)

Anyway, I actually like the punchline here, but I really like the gutter between panels 2 and 3. The gutter is where all the motion happens, and there’s no motion here that isn’t funny. Either Claire said “We came to an underthtanding” and walked down to the laundry room and put her coat on before finishing the thought, the panel 3 is the end of a very long list of underthtandings they have, or Claire said the line in panel 2, and then the subject changed, and she finally blurted out the horrible truth when they were leaving.

These are all great options.

Is it me, or did Sinfest reach its logical conclusion this week and go full lesbian?
Please. Sinfest isn’t going anywhere, and I actually sat on this ask for a day because I knew proof of that would arrive soon.

After three separate strips of “Milton finds the idea of a woman bossing him around arousing”, the payoff is that he thinks she’s bossy. Wow. Look at that. Look at that plot point moving in a logical manner and not being derailed because Tats came up with a new feminist thing to awkwardly insert into his comic. Such writing. Very literature.
Besides, Monique and Absinthe being lesbians might mean they’d want to have the sex, and we can’t have that. Sinfest became feminist one day, but it’s been against sexual feelings since day 1, and even the feminism is just a reskin of that idea, simply flipped from “women will damn men’s souls with their hawt bodies” to “men are creeps and irredeemable”.
Also, even post-feminism, Sinfest is actually kind of homophobic, as seen by it’s Prancing Queen depiction of a gay character who mentions his “straight phase” like being gay is just a weird thing he started doing one day.
Also also, Tats would never draw two girls kissing because that’s too much like porn for his delicate Christian-fundamentalist-meets-2nd-wave-feminist tastes.

(Also also also, Monique gawked at some titties at least once pre-feminism, so her bisexuality isn’t actually new, it just hasn’t been mentioned in forever).
Speaking of Russoesque swerves! This is a great little “fuck you readers” moment, though. Zimmy looking like that makes so little sense that you’re really intrigued to get it explained, when the most obvious answer is just that Jack’s dating a girl who looks like Zimmy (even with a similar name). I did notice the different eye color, but though it was part of the overall change.Man, good thing this question was answered immediately, though. If it had been dragged out, like some webcomics I talk about too much are wont to do, this would’ve just pissed me off.

Speaking of Russoesque swerves!

This is a great little “fuck you readers” moment, though. Zimmy looking like that makes so little sense that you’re really intrigued to get it explained, when the most obvious answer is just that Jack’s dating a girl who looks like Zimmy (even with a similar name). I did notice the different eye color, but though it was part of the overall change.

Man, good thing this question was answered immediately, though. If it had been dragged out, like some webcomics I talk about too much are wont to do, this would’ve just pissed me off.

Total non-webcomics blog post here a second.

Oh my god, the world of pro wrestling is crazier than I could ever write it, and I write it pretty crazy.

Okay okay. So, there’s this dude Vince Russo. He’s generally considered the worst writer in pro wrestling history (A LOW FUCKING BAR), and kind of a douchebag to boot. He took WCW, a company that was beating the WWF in ratings for nearly two years, and torpedoed it through endless swerves, raunchy-for-the-sake-of-raunchy writing, and increasingly lame attempts to make it sound like wrestlers were going off script, because he assumed all the wrestling fans in the world obsessively followed backstage politics. I’ve been really looking forward to Nicola going to a pseudo-WCW in FCA. 

After it collapsed, he worked for a company called TNA, where he came up with characters like Dick and Rod Johnsons, and, well, here. A few months ago, Bryan Alvarez of the Wrestling Observer (the biggest dirtsheet/radio show site) boycotted the company because it was so shitty he literally would not watch it even though it was his job. No one objected.

Spike TV, the network TNA is on, grew to hate Russo. Like, they hated him personally, so he eventually left TNA.

Except not really. He said he left TNA, but was actually secretly the head writer. This got found out when he accidentally e-mailed a script to a reporter. Having found out that Russo, whom they hated and blamed for TNA’s failings, was the head writer of TNA, and that the company was lying about it, Spike killed the still-in-progress TV deal negotiations.

I don’t know how the fuck a human being can be so stupid, but there you go. TNA is almost certainly doomed to collapse, and will presumably be bought by WWE for $50 and a cup of coffee so WWE can put all TNA’s stuff on the Network and have Heath Slater be TNA champion.

And trust me, Vince Russo?

Terry Taylor asked Daffney to allow Abyss to chokeslam her off the ring apron and onto a barbed-wire board. Daffney reluctantly agreed to perform the stunt, and for her trouble, she suffered a concussion. Since Spike TV refuses to allow TNA to show any form of man-on-woman violence, TNA ended up cutting the stunt from broadcast. To complete Daffney’s humiliation, TNA refused to pay for her medical costs — and the company sent Terry Taylor to tell her.

Totally deserves it. The only shame is that a lot of talented people are going to be fired from their minimum wage jobs (seriously, these TV stars were on food stamps TNA paid so shit). Hopefully they can find work in the indy scene.

Anonymous asked:

Have you looked at any GIMP tutorials? You definitely want to learn how to use layers; they're really useful. For example, if you saved your cover as a gimp file and had the text on its own layer, you'd be able to go back and change it from there instead of doing it all over again. I'm sure there's toots for text effects too. Keep at it and you'll get the hang of it.

I was using layers, but I couldn’t figure out how to do text effects, so I got a little frustrated. It’s not like I spent a whole lot of time on it that went to waste or anything.

Also, I’ve been using Gimpshop, but some of my tech-savvier friends have told me I should use vanilla Gimp, and I was not liking Gimpshop, so I’ll try Gimp tomorrow.

Seriously, fuck lettering. I couldn’t figure out how to make a different colored text outline in Gimpshop, so I opened the image in MS Paint and used the line tool and 800% zoom to do it, and now I’m thinking the font could’ve been bigger, but changing it would be a pain. I don’t know if dialouge will be easier or harder. I think I’m going to put the chapter title on a yellow box, like an old Archie Comic. I think the logo of the whole comic was a bad thing to start with :|

Seriously, fuck lettering. I couldn’t figure out how to make a different colored text outline in Gimpshop, so I opened the image in MS Paint and used the line tool and 800% zoom to do it, and now I’m thinking the font could’ve been bigger, but changing it would be a pain.

I don’t know if dialouge will be easier or harder. I think I’m going to put the chapter title on a yellow box, like an old Archie Comic.

I think the logo of the whole comic was a bad thing to start with :|

It took me a week and a half of unfun slogging to write pages 4 and 5 of Falls Count Anywhere, setting up needed context for the fun stuff. But once it was done, I banged out three pages in an hour and had a blast doing it. I would’ve kept going if it wasn’t 5 am.

Page 5, though….I wish I was able to write a page in which no one is having fun and have it be more fun to read. I got a joke in one of those two pages, but the second one… :/

It’s important that I wrote it, because it gives information needed to give the rest of the comic some weight, but I might have to go back and rewrite it a few times before Cody gets to it. Even though I’d rather keep going on with the fun stuff and Nicola showing character and scheming and taking unprotected chair shots to the head and all that.

I don’t think this comic opens as strong as it should, and I consider that a real problem.

One benefit of doing my own lettering, though, is I can do the Marvel Method and add/rewrite dialog after the art gets in, to make little changes.

Let’s play count the jokes!

1. “More limbs means more hugs”
2. “I didn’t think nature would allow this”
3. The farmer being named “Hick Farmer”
4. The goat growing two heads and collapsing
5. “Cow-eatin’ season”
6. “So you wanna eat the freak to get it’s mutant eating powers. I respect that”

7. Hick Farmer holding up hamburger buns and drooling.
8. “Pictures of Tractors Monthly”
9. “This is definitely a real message do-do-do-do-do-do”
10. One of the stablehands being named D’shawn
11. The escape ramp
12. The stablehands’ bored “Urgghhh!” reaction to them escaping
13. “Serves me right for building anescape ramp”
14. Grunkle Stan slapping an ad for his business on Octavia
15. “She was alright for a mutant”
16. The cow shooting lasers
17. The cow’s frog tongue
18. Mabel taking a picture for her scrapbook

That’s a lot of jokes, not even counting visual gags! Try and make as many lines as possible count!