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World Wide Webcomics in The Wubble Woo

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  • SalSal Damnedest Little Fellow Registered User regular
  • Romanian My EscutcheonRomanian My Escutcheon Two of Forks Registered User regular
    rfilyaw wrote: »
    Spoiler:

    Guys, I'm sorry I didn't track these two foul men down and break their fingers before this happened.

    This one's on me.

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  • WhytherWhyther Registered User regular
    Sal wrote: »
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    Colin you fuckup

    Hey lay off Colin, man.

    He didn't ask to such a fucku-- success-challenged individual.

  • SabreMauSabreMau Still featuring glasses. Registered User regular
  • SeriouslySeriously Registered User regular
    speaking of

    wasn't there going to be nips at some point did I miss out on the nips

    3DS: 2337-4267-8661
  • SalSal Damnedest Little Fellow Registered User regular
  • SalSal Damnedest Little Fellow Registered User regular
    Seriously wrote: »
    speaking of

    wasn't there going to be nips at some point did I miss out on the nips

    the nips slipped you by

  • SeriouslySeriously Registered User regular
    son of a bitch

    If I don't see some cartoon nips soon...!

    3DS: 2337-4267-8661
  • crwthcrwth IDIOT NEWS Registered User regular
    i was going to be racist but decided against it

  • crwthcrwth IDIOT NEWS Registered User regular
    let's all not be racist together

  • AntimatterAntimatter if you want to talk to me look elsewhere.Registered User regular
  • KochikensKochikens Lovely-Cuddle-Blanket-Stephen-Fry-Awesomer Registered User regular
  • KochikensKochikens Lovely-Cuddle-Blanket-Stephen-Fry-Awesomer Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    Also this is really interesting:

    http://www.comicbookbin.com/Interview_TJ_Amal_Creator001.html
    CBB: TJ and Amal is a buddy comic strip. We’ve seen a few of those, even in the super hero genre. But I’ve never seen one like yours. What inspired you to create this feature?

    E.K. Weaver: There wasn’t a single, specific inspiration. I’ve always adored films and TV shows where the character relationships and character development are the defining factors. I love comics and animation that use silence and body language to convey as much information as dialogue. On top of that, I’m a big fan of the “strangers thrust together by chance gradually form close bonds” setup (e.g. Firefly, Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo)… so I guess I’m just making the kind of story I’d want to read.

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    CBB: When reading TJ and Amal, I really found myself liking the story and the very realistic feel. One thing that did bug me in a way was the yaoi label applied to it. It felt like it wasn’t written for me even though I enjoyed it a lot. Like I was not the targeted demographic group supposed to read it. How do you feel about such labels and how they influence what people will say about comics or even how they recommend them?

    E.K. Weaver: Genre labels can be both convenient and frustrating. If you’re primarily interested in sci-fi, for example, it’s handy to have that label to gravitate towards. But for works that span genres, or don’t adhere to genre conventions, labels can be reductive and even detrimental. TJ and Amal isn’t aimed at any particular genre or demographic. I hope it’ll attract readers who enjoy fun dialogue and interesting characters, but beyond that… nope, that’s all I care about. I honestly don’t have a solid label for it, myself.

    I used to get pretty down when someone would label TJ and Amal “yaoi”, since that label carries a connotation of shallowness and meaninglessness, but… I don’t know, fretting about it, trying to fight it seems like a waste of energy. People will call it what they want, and if the story is strong enough, it’ll break past those labels.

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  • KochikensKochikens Lovely-Cuddle-Blanket-Stephen-Fry-Awesomer Registered User regular
    Damn, half her book orders go to Europe. That is a really interesting article, and one of the best interviews in regards to webcomics I've ever read.

  • SabreMauSabreMau Still featuring glasses. Registered User regular
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