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Comics made by people named Allan (Shirt on page 15)

AllanAllan Registered User
edited April 2009 in Artist's Corner
Hey guys. My name's Allan. Long time PA-reader, first-time poster.

Let's get to it, though.

I make an autobiographical comic called Allan, which is updated daily.

I've got some sample strips I'd like to show you guys if that's cool.

Here's one.

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Here's another.

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I'd love any feedback possible, on the site, on the art, on the writing, whatever sticks out to you guys, I'd love to hear about it.

Thanks!

Allan on
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  • GodfatherGodfather Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    That comic is magnificent.

    I'm on day 30 and it's a very charming comic.

    EDIT: "Can't spell funeral without F-U-N"

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  • AllanAllan Registered User
    edited April 2008
    Mustang wrote: »
    I took the time to visit your site this time, and the strip is incredibly charming.
    It exudes honesty, which, in my opinion is it's greatest asset.

    EDIT: Christ, I'm 31 and it feels like I'm back at high school reading this (except now I'm more popular and not completely terrified of females).....the writing really is very good.

    I'm surprised you didn't post these two, I think everyone here could relate to this.

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    EDIT2: Ok I'm hooked, you got me. The strip is a little gem.

    Thank you for the comments and the kind words! And thanks for reading! I'm really happy it's not just a strip for teens in their teens.
    Godfather wrote: »
    That comic is magnificent.

    I'm on day 30 and it's a very charming comic.

    EDIT: "Can't spell funeral without F-U-N"

    Thank you as well! And it's true, right? You can't!

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  • beavotronbeavotron Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    these are great
    and really, they make me laugh, they're enjoyable, witty, and i can follow them with no trouble, therefore i don't see any reason to complain
    as far as comics go, they work

    to me, comics are one of those artforms where if the story is awesome, the art can be a little on the lackluster side... and it doesn't work AT ALL the other way around. I don't even find your art lackluster, I find it fits the theme you've got going on pretty nicely, I'm just sort of aiming this at the people who commented on the art.

  • AllanAllan Registered User
    edited April 2008
    beavotron wrote: »
    these are great
    and really, they make me laugh, they're enjoyable, witty, and i can follow them with no trouble, therefore i don't see any reason to complain
    as far as comics go, they work

    to me, comics are one of those artforms where if the story is awesome, the art can be a little on the lackluster side... and it doesn't work AT ALL the other way around. I don't even find your art lackluster, I find it fits the theme you've got going on pretty nicely, I'm just sort of aiming this at the people who commented on the art.
    Thank you very much Beavo!

    I don't know how, but somehow before in my digital art class my teacher started showing us examples of your Illustrator work! When I saw that Moose one being chased by the Beavers I'm like: "Woah, someone famous just complimented me?"

    Thank again!

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  • MustangMustang Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I'm really happy it's not just a strip for teens in their teens.

    Well to be fair, I am incredibly immature.

  • beavotronbeavotron Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Allan wrote: »
    beavotron wrote: »
    these are great
    and really, they make me laugh, they're enjoyable, witty, and i can follow them with no trouble, therefore i don't see any reason to complain
    as far as comics go, they work

    to me, comics are one of those artforms where if the story is awesome, the art can be a little on the lackluster side... and it doesn't work AT ALL the other way around. I don't even find your art lackluster, I find it fits the theme you've got going on pretty nicely, I'm just sort of aiming this at the people who commented on the art.
    Thank you very much Beavo!

    I don't know how, but somehow before in my digital art class my teacher started showing us examples of your Illustrator work! When I saw that Moose one being chased by the Beavers I'm like: "Woah, someone famous just complimented me?"

    Thank again!

    what? really??

    holy crap that is... wow!

  • MustangMustang Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Yeah I always thought your work was worthy of fawning teen admiration, not me though.....I would give you some love but I'm frightened you'd just break my heart.

  • GodfatherGodfather Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Not to steal the thread, but how is that job at EA beavo? You got that, what, four? five months ago? I'm sure it's taught you a lot about the industry.

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  • acadiaacadia Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I'd like to throw my two cents in. I've been reading Allan since the beginning, and not only is it an ENGROSSING story (biographies often are -- but this one even more so), but it's hilarious. The kid knows what makes a good comic, and by gum he uses that knowledge.

    Kudos man.

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  • srsizzysrsizzy Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I agree that this comic is really great. I'm on Day 202 and I started the day before yesterday, because I was far too engrossed. You really have quite an ability to know what to put in these things to make it worth reading. Like, seriously, I would never ever guess that it was an autobiography if you didn't say so over and over, because what's going on with Izzy and Jen makes it seem totally set up in a story rather than anything real.

    Also, thumbs up for your life in general, because if I were doing this I would be so much more pessimistic. You are really chipper and upbeat about almost everything, and your narrative, humor, and drawing style all come together really solidly. If there was a lot more...I don't know, "life lessons" and philosophical sort of stuff that the rest of the world could be drawn to, you could sell these in a book. The only thing that makes it lose any draw is the fact that it's just a normal teenager's life.

    But I dig it, and I can relate to a lot of it, and I am severely jealous that you're only a junior and you've been keeping this up. I do not have that sort of dedication to drawing and such...

    BRO LET ME GET REAL WITH YOU AND SAY THAT MY FINGERS ARE PREPPED AND HOT LIKE THE SURFACE OF THE SUN TO BRING RADICAL BEATS SO SMOOTH THE SHIT WILL BE MEDICINAL-GRADE TRIPNASTY MAKING ALL BRAINWAVES ROLL ON THE SURFACE OF A BALLS-FEISTY NEURAL RAINBOW CRACKA-LACKIN' YOUR PERCEPTION OF THE HERE-NOW SPACE-TIME SITUATION THAT ALL OF LIFE BE JAMMED UP IN THROUGH THE UNIVERSAL FLOW BEATS
  • beavotronbeavotron Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Godfather wrote: »
    Not to steal the thread, but how is that job at EA beavo? You got that, what, four? five months ago? I'm sure it's taught you a lot about the industry.

    answering in chat so's not to jack the thread

  • KalTorakKalTorak Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Just popping in to say, here's someone else that's hooked on this comic. I haven't gotten very far, but I love it. Your writing and art styles are perfect together. Also, Day 26 is so goddamn accurate.

  • AllanAllan Registered User
    edited May 2008
    acadia wrote: »
    I'd like to throw my two cents in. I've been reading Allan since the beginning, and not only is it an ENGROSSING story (biographies often are -- but this one even more so), but it's hilarious. The kid knows what makes a good comic, and by gum he uses that knowledge.

    Kudos man.

    Thank you acadia for your continued reading and support! :D
    srsizzy wrote: »
    I agree that this comic is really great. I'm on Day 202 and I started the day before yesterday, because I was far too engrossed. You really have quite an ability to know what to put in these things to make it worth reading. Like, seriously, I would never ever guess that it was an autobiography if you didn't say so over and over, because what's going on with Izzy and Jen makes it seem totally set up in a story rather than anything real.

    Also, thumbs up for your life in general, because if I were doing this I would be so much more pessimistic. You are really chipper and upbeat about almost everything, and your narrative, humor, and drawing style all come together really solidly. If there was a lot more...I don't know, "life lessons" and philosophical sort of stuff that the rest of the world could be drawn to, you could sell these in a book. The only thing that makes it lose any draw is the fact that it's just a normal teenager's life.

    But I dig it, and I can relate to a lot of it, and I am severely jealous that you're only a junior and you've been keeping this up. I do not have that sort of dedication to drawing and such...

    Thanks srs! I think the reason the art style turned out the way it did, and the reason I was able to keep updating, was because from the very beginning I kept the art simple and quick so I could churn these out without taking too much of my day. I find that if I plan out the art and whatnot I get a lack of fluidity and realism.

    And thanks for calling me happy! Hah, I'm probably so upbeat because of all the great responses I've been getting!
    KalTorak wrote: »
    Just popping in to say, here's someone else that's hooked on this comic. I haven't gotten very far, but I love it. Your writing and art styles are perfect together. Also, Day 26 is so goddamn accurate.

    Glad to hear you're enjoying it, man--happy to have you as a reader!

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  • NakedZerglingNakedZergling A more apocalyptic post apocalypse Portland OregonRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I hate everything.
    If you've been here at all you know that.
    BUT
    for some reason i like this. The color really helps.
    I didn't like the red gradient you used on the "REEEEK".
    other wise i enjoy it for some reason.


    1) As a small side note, one day, I really hope to be King Penis of Fuck Mountain.

    2) No shitty anime or wolf-people, take that crap to deviant art
  • beavotronbeavotron Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    so i spent my night reading your comic
    you are adorable
    it's so bloody fantastic!

  • MustangMustang Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    so i spent my night reading your comic
    you are adorable
    it's so bloody fantastic!

    It really is, and in the short time I've been here I've never seen the PA:AC forum this universally enamoured about.....anything, let alone a comic. To be honest I only read very few comics (PA being the only regular one), but I'm definately going to be a regular reader on this one.

  • KealohaKealoha Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Yeah, this is good stuff.

    !! ! ! !!
  • AllanAllan Registered User
    edited May 2008
    I hate everything.
    If you've been here at all you know that.
    BUT
    for some reason i like this. The color really helps.
    I didn't like the red gradient you used on the "REEEEK".
    other wise i enjoy it for some reason.

    Thank you! I'll remember not to use red gradients on text in the future, too...
    beavotron wrote: »
    so i spent my night reading your comic
    you are adorable
    it's so bloody fantastic!

    beavotron, thank you for reading through them! That's quite a feat, especially in one sitting...

    Anyway, I really appreciate your readership, and thanks for the compliments!
    Mustang wrote: »
    It really is, and in the short time I've been here I've never seen the PA:AC forum this universally enamoured about.....anything, let alone a comic. To be honest I only read very few comics (PA being the only regular one), but I'm definately going to be a regular reader on this one.

    Wow thank you. To add me to a list with Penny Arcade being one of the only other strips on it is almost like comparing me to them--and that's a huge compliment, so thank you!

    Also, I am very happy with the responses I've been getting on here! I didn't know of the PA forum's reputation (if it was a rough forum, if it was a friendly forum), and I was a little uncertain of posting on here so boldly, but I am very glad you guys enjoy my stuff!
    Kealoha wrote: »
    Yeah, this is good stuff.

    Thank you Kea!

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  • FunkyWaltDoggFunkyWaltDogg Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I pretty much never post in Artist's Corner since I know dick about art, but I have to say that I thoroughly enjoy your comic, enough so that I read through the entire archive last night when I should have been sleeping. Good stuff.

    Burnage wrote:
    FWD is very good at this game.
  • Big Luke NastyBig Luke Nasty Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Its 2:15 am. I have two finals tomorrow, and a research paper to write and turn in by 8:00.

    I just read through your entire archive. I only had to put it off one more day!

    I'm hooked though. Great comic.

    rawr
  • UpfishUpfish Registered User
    edited May 2008
    Dang! I looked at the art in your sample strips and almost didn't look at the site.
    You've got a really engrossing comic here, and I've grown to enjoy the art. Nice job.

  • AllanAllan Registered User
    edited May 2008
    I pretty much never post in Artist's Corner since I know dick about art, but I have to say that I thoroughly enjoy your comic, enough so that I read through the entire archive last night when I should have been sleeping. Good stuff.

    Thank you for popping in and saying hey! Glad you like it!
    Its 2:15 am. I have two finals tomorrow, and a research paper to write and turn in by 8:00.

    I just read through your entire archive. I only had to put it off one more day!

    I'm hooked though. Great comic.

    Yes! Procrastination! Man, you are my new best friend.
    Upfish wrote: »
    Dang! I looked at the art in your sample strips and almost didn't look at the site.
    You've got a really engrossing comic here, and I've grown to enjoy the art. Nice job.

    Thank you! I admit, the art might take some getting used to!--though that wasn't my original intent, it seems to be the way it's heading.

    Thanks for reading, bud!

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  • KronKron Registered User
    edited May 2008
    Another "I haven't been to these forums in a long time and popped in because I was bored at 2 AM" post here.

    It's now almost 5 AM, and I am eagerly awaiting what happens next. Live faster, dammit!

  • ProspicienceProspicience The Raven King DenvemoloradoRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Xum, I just read a lot of your comic and I also like. Good read, good art!

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  • earthwormadamearthwormadam Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I also likey. They are simple, but that is a good thing for webcomics. The colored strips like the Indy one really pop off the page.

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  • beavotronbeavotron Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    i made allan fanart today lulz!
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  • AllanAllan Registered User
    edited May 2008
    Kron wrote: »
    Another "I haven't been to these forums in a long time and popped in because I was bored at 2 AM" post here.

    It's now almost 5 AM, and I am eagerly awaiting what happens next. Live faster, dammit!

    I'll try my hardest! NNNNGGG!! Dammit, I just need a time machine.
    Xum, I just read a lot of your comic and I also like. Good read, good art!

    You get extra points for using Xum! Thank you very much!
    I also likey. They are simple, but that is a good thing for webcomics. The colored strips like the Indy one really pop off the page.

    I feel the same way! I'd like to color more, and I'm thinking of adding at least a little color to each strip once I hit page 300! We'll see how well that works.
    beavotron wrote: »
    i made allan fanart today lulz!
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    Oh man. This is totally going into the fan art section of the site. You rock Beav!

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  • AllanAllan Registered User
    edited May 2008
    As a celebration of my strip doing so well on the PA Boards I figured it'd be appropriate if I drew something in the PA style and posted it here as a thank you...

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    Thanks for your support so far, guys!

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  • Fatgoat87Fatgoat87 Registered User
    edited May 2008
    Great work, Cant wait to finsh reading the whole bunch of it :)

  • AllanAllan Registered User
    edited May 2008
    Fatgoat87 wrote: »
    Great work, Cant wait to finsh reading the whole bunch of it :)

    Thanks man! Glad you're enjoying it!

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  • Chop LogicChop Logic Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I just read through the entire archives, all 261. This is a really really great strip. Keep it up.

  • AllanAllan Registered User
    edited May 2008
    Chop Logic wrote: »
    I just read through the entire archives, all 261. This is a really really great strip. Keep it up.

    There's actually 291. Was that a typo?

    Either way I'm not pulling hairs, man. Thanks for reading!

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  • AllanAllan Registered User
    edited May 2008
    Wanted to let you guys know the site is down for an hour or two. Our DreamHost site had a bug it it or something. Anyway, it should be back up in no time. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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  • bombardierbombardier mr. mully Vancouver, BCSuper Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited May 2008
    You should probably send Beavotron flowers or chocolate or something. I'm sure she's devastated.

  • KochikensKochikens Lovely-Cuddle-Blanket-Stephen-Fry-Awesomer Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I read all of these in one night. And I gotta say, you have some serious balls for keeping it up after everyone found out. I'd have tore it all down soooo fast.

    Love it though. It got some genuine LOL's, and a whole lot of smiles.

  • sharky tsharky t LondonRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    i love these comics they're really funny! you have yourself a new reader

  • Grim OutlookGrim Outlook Registered User
    edited May 2008
    very nice comic! i like the layout of the site too. bookmarked.

  • AllanAllan Registered User
    edited May 2008
    bombardier wrote: »
    You should probably send Beavotron flowers or chocolate or something. I'm sure she's devastated.

    Done and done.
    Kochikens wrote: »
    I read all of these in one night. And I gotta say, you have some serious balls for keeping it up after everyone found out. I'd have tore it all down soooo fast.

    Love it though. It got some genuine LOL's, and a whole lot of smiles.

    Thanks man! Glad you're enjoying it!
    sharky t wrote: »
    i love these comics they're really funny! you have yourself a new reader

    Awesome! Glad to have you reading
    very nice comic! i like the layout of the site too. bookmarked.

    Thanks a bunch for bookmarking!

    And guys, you probably gathered from the replies, but the site is back up and working. DreamHost went down for a little bit... had a bug or something. All is fixed now, and should be working forever!

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  • beavotronbeavotron Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    what am i devastated about?

  • KalTorakKalTorak Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    The site being down, i think.

    Someone mentioned the site layout - the vertical comic layout is great too. It's really perfect for the internet where you have to scroll down; makes surprise reveals much more effective.

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