Friday, May 5, 2017

Comic Temperature Taking

Are you still finding the comics funny, interesting, different, something to look forward to?  I'd like to hear some feedback there.  They feel like they go by very fast to me; I am eleven weeks into this project.

8 comments:

Ozymandias said...

More!

Seriously, though, do you see this branching into, like, a storyline of some kind? There have been more than a few successful online comics that started as random jokes about a hobby which evolved into something... different.

Maxwell Joslyn said...

Loved number 19!

Alexis Smolensk said...

I'll tell you, Ozymandias . . . I could do a story. But that is a deep, horrible trap. If I get pushed to the wall, I can always stop telling jokes. But if I start a story, well, then no one is going to let me stop telling that story. Ever.

Even if I wrap it up, pull all the bits and pieces together and resolve all the issues (something I've never seen happen in an online comic serial tale), then people will just say, "Tell another one." It will be, "When are you going to make another comic story? We'd really like to see one of those." Forever and ever.

Fan service, if you'll pardon the candor, is slavery. I don't ever expect to use comics to tell a story because I don't consider that the best way to tell a story. But they are great for telling jokes.

Alexis Smolensk said...

That was a dark, evil little bit, Maxwell. And by the way, great congrats on obtaining your degree!

Tim said...

Loved the newest one! If you're still game to make them, then I'm still game to read them.

connor mckay said...

I am very much enjoying the comics

Lothar Svensson said...

I very much look forward to the comics. Your contribution to the gaming comic universe are a stark contrast to a comic genre that typically loses any initial bite it may have had for the same three jokes about nostalgia, dice rolling, and level progression. Please continue, your work adds much needed depth and verve to an all-too-often stagnant pool of banal trite slimed with a thin sheen of "gaminess".

Alexis Smolensk said...

Thank you much, Lothar. It took a long time for me to respond, but I did appreciate your comment very much!