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Unread postAuthor: Fnord » Thu Nov 27, 2008 7:39 pm

Just a "comic" I made over the last couple days. I can't even remember why I drew it other than boredom.
It's the story of a series of weird events that got me into this hobby. It should be noted that everything depicted here actually happened at one point or another.

Image size is 1024x9472, 659k. Hopefully it doesn't crash any browsers.

So without further ado, - BandCamp

(Feel free to share any of your own stories here, just try to keep them hobby-related).
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Unread postAuthor: JDP12 » Thu Nov 27, 2008 8:31 pm

wow... thats pretty good!

I'm working on drawing some comics as well, inspired by a whole hour of looking at XKCD during school when i should've been doin homework..:P

hopefully will be able to throw them up in a week or so
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Unread postAuthor: CasinoVanart » Thu Nov 27, 2008 8:45 pm

That has to be commended Fnord, great job mate :)
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Thu Nov 27, 2008 9:06 pm

Cool story - I should probably relate the story of how I got into spudding sometime, but that's something for another day...

Given it's basically a B&W image, you might be able to bring the filesize down quite a lot by using a GIF format instead of a JPG one.
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Unread postAuthor: LikimysCrotchus5 » Thu Nov 27, 2008 9:58 pm

Great story, i like it. There is no way i could create a comic that good, im not that creative so i cant do that.
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Unread postAuthor: Fnord » Fri Nov 28, 2008 9:40 am

@Rag I'm sure everyone will look forward to your story, what with your blatantly british sense of humour and everything. :)
I'll see if I can compress it any more tonight also.

Liki: Well believe it or not everything just kinda fell into place on this one, I didn't have to make up many interesting quotes or anything. You should give it a try someday.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Fri Nov 28, 2008 10:06 am

that-was-EXCELLENT and raised some genuine LOLs, kudos :D

I'm almost tempted to do the same.

Almost.
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Unread postAuthor: SEAKING9006 » Fri Nov 28, 2008 12:00 pm

I wish I had life experiences that were that funny.




By the way, what was that 'secondary function' I saw? :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: DriftingRz » Fri Nov 28, 2008 12:34 pm

haha thats was pretty good. my fav part was when the gun was confiscated and it showed everyone going NOOOOO and you got Vader in the corner saying it to
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Unread postAuthor: SpudFarm » Fri Nov 28, 2008 2:05 pm

this is the one and ONLY thing written with letters i have ever smiled to! (the only thing i have read to if that matters :lol: )
also, you are one awesome drawer! i will pay you to make more of those and upload them, it was so good i can't say it without sounding like a little girl so i think i stop :)
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Fri Nov 28, 2008 2:11 pm

_Fnord wrote:@Rag I'm sure everyone will look forward to your story, what with your blatantly british sense of humour and everything.

I'll be honest, it's nowhere as interesting as yours.

Although I could entertain you with tales of fact, I'm currently writing a fiction anyway. I have to admit that it's set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe.

I'm using it to flesh out the background of a warband for Inquisitor (yes, the warband made of the figures I'm slowly sculpting).
The first section can be found here, if you're really desperate for some reading to fill some time with. :tongue3:
The out of character explanation can be found here.
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Unread postAuthor: TurboSuper » Fri Nov 28, 2008 4:57 pm

Ahaha, man...they'd confiscate that fromme in two seconds, you're lucky you get to keep your uber squirt gun of doom.
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Unread postAuthor: Fnord » Sat Nov 29, 2008 11:11 pm

By the way, what was that 'secondary function' I saw?

Basically just a 1.5" x 3' barrel full of water (stopped up with a plastic bag sometimes to keep it in there).

also, you are one awesome drawer!
Well, I didn't think I'd get that comment for a stick figure comic, though I did draw vader with only the pen/eraser :)

I tried converting it to .gif, but it doesn't look as good in monochrome, and an 8 bit format results in a 1.2mb image.
I only got the compression I did by setting the JPG quality really really low ( quality level 3 out of 12, even 2 looks decent but doesn't reduce the size a huge amount).

Thanks for the comments everybody.
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Unread postAuthor: FishBoy » Sun Nov 30, 2008 1:15 pm

haha, nice job. I'd like to see some actual pics of the second gun however
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