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Dec. 3rd, 2007 | 10:00 pm
music: Bright Eyes - Classic Cars



My comic didn't get chosen for the Zuda thing. While I'm not really surprised, it is another hit to my already distressed ego. Not only that, but there's a comic that did get chosen for the site (Spudman) that is strikingly similar in concept and title (though, more of a comedy, with better pacing).

I threw mine together in just a couple of weeks, if that's any kind of excuse. Anyway, the comic is under the cut. I changed a few things from the one I submitted, but it's basically the same. I want to continue it and spend a little more time on things, but we'll see what happens.











Some notes:

Wood Cearing (pronounced "see-ahr-ing") is the name of the portion of the woods the third half of this takes place. It's not a typo. It's a made up word. So is "Blunose". Also, there is a reason that Zapo calls them "patrons", but I'll just reveal that when I continue the story.

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Jacob

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from: come_on_lemon
date: Dec. 4th, 2007 10:24 pm (UTC)
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I liked some of the stuff in Spudman. It had some good moments. It was just weird to see a similar plot device being used. Also, not one, but TWO zuda comics used the "Adventures/Misadventures" nomenclature. The name of the planet my characters are on is called PON (as is seen in the map I made further down), which is the name of one of the other artists!

There were a lot of good comics at Zuda this time. The Maxy Millionaire one was cool. So was the Crooked Man. The pirate one was pretty entertaining also.

I'm sure we'll totally hop down to hang out in Portland when you get here.

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from: marynifug
date: Jul. 17th, 2008 05:50 am (UTC)
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I mean, do you all really believe that his intro people are not given some sort of playbook — some sort of rules to follow.

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reyyy

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from: reyyy
date: Dec. 4th, 2007 08:23 am (UTC)
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dude this is the shiiiiitttt. i really really like it, for realz. it reminds me of chrono trigger, but with an even more badass concept, basically. and your art style is really unique and solid. i mean, i know you may not think you're a strong illustrator, but this style doesn't at all look like it's STRIVING to be anything more, making it perfectly what it is. knahmean?

we should prolly just start our own comic site. yep. we could prolly even get moniez offa it.

let's jam on some comics soon.

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Jacob

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from: come_on_lemon
date: Dec. 4th, 2007 09:58 pm (UTC)
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Dude. I'm totally glad you like it.

We should totally start a comic site. We can be the alterna-Zuda or something. We can pay ourselves in cereal if it's too hard to make money. 1,000 Apple Os a month. Or whatever the stuff you get is called. That would be "alterna-Zuda rich". Maybe we can even get some of the awesome artists that don't win at Zuda to be on it. And pay them in cereal.

We should go to Bauhaus this weekend or something.

Also, I have all Salinger's books in my room if you want to read them, along with a bunch of other books that you can borrow whenever.

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Jacob

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from: come_on_lemon
date: Dec. 4th, 2007 10:14 pm (UTC)
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I think the main thing about Zuda was getting paid. It was like, $250 per page (which is really only a half page!) and you could do however many pages a month you wanted and still have control of your story. That's only if you win, I guess.

I didn't even think it was that "out there", but the first Zuda showing gave me a pretty good idea of what the majority of Americans want in comics. I am certainly not it. Maybe I am just too far gone.

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Jacob

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from: come_on_lemon
date: Dec. 4th, 2007 10:40 pm (UTC)
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That's probably true. I should totally just not think about it and, like, draw? Or something.

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from: bittermuse
date: Dec. 5th, 2007 12:11 am (UTC)
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Word. thats good advice to yourself, I need to take that to my own heart as well.

Also, I love how in the The Beat thread, Heidi makes a comment about making a star of Erstwhile Evans!

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lines

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from: mercuryglass
date: Dec. 5th, 2007 03:51 am (UTC)
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ZUDA IS SO BAD. i couldn't believe most of the crap that made it up there, esp the winning one. but i shouldn't be surprised, 'cause, you know, DC.

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Man-Size

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from: man_size
date: Dec. 4th, 2007 06:14 pm (UTC)
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Bananas. I dig your comic BIG TIME. Is there more to come?

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Jacob

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from: come_on_lemon
date: Dec. 4th, 2007 10:27 pm (UTC)
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I think I might. I already have the rest of this chapter and the next planned out, so I'd just need to draw it.

Thanks you for commenting and being nice!

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Jacob

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from: come_on_lemon
date: Dec. 5th, 2007 05:49 pm (UTC)
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Oh man, this is the worst worded comment reply ever, I just realized. Sorry!

What I meant to say was: Yes, There is probably more to come and thank you for commenting.

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Man-Size

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from: man_size
date: Dec. 8th, 2007 02:26 am (UTC)
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Us Act-i-vator's dig your comic and wondered if you could do Erstwhile Evans weekly?

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Jacob

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from: come_on_lemon
date: Dec. 10th, 2007 01:51 am (UTC)
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Weekly sounds like a good plan. I think I might try that. Currently, I have a few illustrations I need to finish and also a full time job, so it might not start for a while. I was thinking I would start in January or something.

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Man-Size

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from: man_size
date: Dec. 10th, 2007 04:05 pm (UTC)
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If you're serious about chugging EE weekly, I'd love to have you rock it at AIV.

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Jacob

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from: come_on_lemon
date: Dec. 12th, 2007 09:20 pm (UTC)
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That would be totally cool. How does AIV work, exactly?

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from: hughtron
date: Dec. 4th, 2007 09:41 pm (UTC)
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Zuda is Super Wrong and this is Super Great and you should most definitely keep it going.

Do it for Art, man!

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from: hughtron
date: Dec. 4th, 2007 09:58 pm (UTC)
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Also, in case you didn't know, you got linked by The Beat (which is how I found this), and even though she said some mean things you shouldn't let them get you down.

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Jacob

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from: come_on_lemon
date: Dec. 4th, 2007 10:49 pm (UTC)
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I hadn't heard of The Beat before, but it actually serves to brighten my spirits a bit to know that people can be led to something by negative comments and still come out liking it.

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from: hughtron
date: Dec. 5th, 2007 01:06 am (UTC)
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I wish when I'd come to your house that time I'd taken you up on your offer to borrow books, because I would have taken a bunch and now they'd be mine!

ALSO: I think you are maybe buddies with like half the internet by this point.

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from: incertus
date: Dec. 5th, 2007 12:27 am (UTC)
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You already know that I love how you're colouring things, these days. I'm also really into the weird and cool way you handle the passage of time in the beginning of this. Thus "erstwhile", I guess.

I'm so into the idea of an online comics site started by you guys.

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lines

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from: mercuryglass
date: Dec. 5th, 2007 03:53 am (UTC)
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maybe this is a silly question, but i just realized i didn't know the answer. have you ever read the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy? 'cause there's a character in there that's got the same power as your living-forever dude. i always liked that character. all he did was eventually try to kill arthur dent (after arthur killed him in like 300 lives).

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Jacob

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from: come_on_lemon
date: Dec. 6th, 2007 08:14 am (UTC)
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I haven't ever read the book, but I did play the text-based adventure when I was younger. I sort of remember the reincarnation guy. Evans is kind of similar, but probably only half as tragic as that dude. Or maybe twice as tragic. Depending on how I'm feeling.

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klovharu

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from: klovharu
date: Dec. 5th, 2007 04:48 am (UTC)
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I don't think you'd finished the colouring when I last saw this? Maybe you had and I can't remember? In any case, it's great throughout. Now that I see it all in one piece, the look reminds me of Nintendo Power's Zelda LttP comic of 1992. So, high praise. All sparkly.

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from: royalboiler
date: Dec. 5th, 2007 08:54 am (UTC)
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the pages look even better than I thought they would.
I am impressed.
especialy like the colors on the purple haired lady.

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from: drewtetz
date: Dec. 5th, 2007 10:25 pm (UTC)
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"the adventures of erstwhile evans" is my favorite song on Don't Ever Stop. i also really like this comic a lot. colors are super-neat.

i didn't really read anything on zuda except for "dead in the now" so i don't think i should really classify them as stupid-heads straight off, but it sounds like they're stupid-heads. maybe they just don't understand. anyways, i hope this gets finished! i'd buy it if it was printed. maybe you can just publish it online, and i'll just put all of the images into a big file and get a poster printed at kinkos so i can read it every time i walk into my room.

thanks for posting it.

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Jacob

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from: come_on_lemon
date: Dec. 10th, 2007 01:53 am (UTC)
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I'm glad someone caught the connection between the song and the comic. Though, I guess it's not that hard to connect them since they both have the exact same name? I'm glad you like both, though.

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BenG

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from: bamfed
date: Dec. 6th, 2007 09:40 pm (UTC)
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Dude, you did a totally good job. I thought about doing the Zuda thing for money or whatever, but in the end, it just didn't seem like my thing.

I've got some pages done I want to show you, so we totally gotta hang out soon.

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Jacob

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from: come_on_lemon
date: Dec. 10th, 2007 01:55 am (UTC)
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Seriously, man. I expect you have like ten thousand pages by now. Hanging out is definitely needed. Just remember to give me some notice when you come into town because I'm an old, old man who lives all they way out on beacon hill!

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BenG

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from: bamfed
date: Dec. 10th, 2007 03:34 am (UTC)
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Well I'll probably try going out to the city next Friday. Probably to the Cha Cha or Linda's as usual. You should come out too.

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