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

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  • AllanAllan Registered User
    edited June 2008
    Bookmarked you for later reading.

    Right now I'm having a tiny bit of trouble reading the text at times, but it's still way more legible than my handwriting is:). Looks promising so far.
    You'd think I'd get more complaints about the handwriting, but it's one of the smallest issues people seem to have with the comic.

    Because of this I'm always surprised when people bring it up but I guess it's something that eventually someone is going to have an issue with.

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  • bwaniebwanie Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    somehow your comic reminds me of the first few webcomics i read (goats anyone?)

    loving them so far. i'm only at day 68, but i'm already happy that there's still a lot of days left.

    good show.

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  • Karen_LeslieKaren_Leslie Registered User
    edited June 2008
    *Just read some more*

    Overall the handwriting is pretty good, it's mainly in the smaller dialogue balloons that it starts to become a little hard to read-- also there's occaisionally stuff like a's that look like u's and that sort of thing. There hasn't been anything that I couldn't read, though.

    You have a great storytelling sensibility, and for the most part your art style complements it really well. Often when people say "that's just my style" it's a cover for weaknesses in the art, however in your case a lot of the criticisms one could make really are the idiosyncracies of your style, and trying to "fix" them would deprive the comic of a lot of it's charm. Also, overall the comic seems to strike just the right balance between whimsy and matter-of-fact realism, and that's something that can't really be taught.

    Someone who reads a lot of auto-bio comics might be able to give you a more stringent critique, personally I'm just happy whenever I find a comic that's got some individuality and resonance, which makes it hard for me to be too critical. I'll definitely be keeping up with this one.

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  • bwaniebwanie Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    also, i kind of miss the comments in the right panel, they were fun.

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  • AllanAllan Registered User
    edited June 2008
    bwanie, where're you reading? At http://www.allancomic.com? The comments are expandable, just press "Expand" under "Comments" and it'll open up the box with all the comments in it.

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  • GodfatherGodfather Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Spoiler:

    Heheheheh...

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  • vegeta_666vegeta_666 CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Godfather wrote: »
    Spoiler:

    Heheheheh...

    I laughed way too hard at that.

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  • AllanAllan Registered User
    edited June 2008
    Oh no! Some of my other works have been found out!

    Quick! hide the furry porn!

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  • KalTorakKalTorak Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Why do I laugh every time I see "Dammit, Jim!"

    WHY?

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  • MustangMustang Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    KalTorak wrote: »
    Why do I laugh every time I see "Dammit, Jim!"

    WHY?

    I don't know why but I chuckle too....and I don't even watch The Office.

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  • KalTorakKalTorak Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Mustang wrote: »
    KalTorak wrote: »
    Why do I laugh every time I see "Dammit, Jim!"

    WHY?

    I don't know why but I chuckle too....and I don't even watch The Office.

    I don't think that's even FROM the Office!

    (although there is a Jim character.)

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  • AllanAllan Registered User
    edited June 2008
    KalTorak wrote: »
    I don't think that's even FROM the Office!

    (although there is a Jim character.)
    I think you need to watch this:

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=e3RuL6h6wuk

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  • AllanAllan Registered User
    edited June 2008
    Actually the whole "Dammit Jim!" thing was more from here than anywhere else:

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  • KalTorakKalTorak Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I could have sworn "Dammit Jim!" was some famous line from some TV show that I don't watch, like Star Trek or ER.

    Also thanks for the clip, i hadn't seen that before :)

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  • AllanAllan Registered User
    edited June 2008
    KalTorak wrote: »
    I could have sworn "Dammit Jim!" was some famous line from some TV show that I don't watch, like Star Trek or ER.

    Also thanks for the clip, i hadn't seen that before :)
    I had no idea:

    ""I'm a doctor, not a(n)..."

    When McCoy is pressed to perform or give an opinion as something other than a doctor, he often remarks "I'm a doctor, not a(n)...", concluding with whatever profession he has been asked to perform. Popular culture often precedes the saying with "Dammit, Jim" although this expletive was never used in the original series in which profanity was uttered only once. The expletives "Dammit, Jim" or "Dammit, Spock" do frequently appear in the films, however they were still not often paired with "I'm a doctor, not a ..." routine."

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  • AllanAllan Registered User
    edited June 2008
    So I made a guest strip for VG Cats, because I'd been playing a lot of Age of Conan recently...

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  • Grim OutlookGrim Outlook Registered User
    edited June 2008
    i like how your style of drawing people shows up in the fifth panel.

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  • INeedNoSaltINeedNoSalt Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    but cimmerians aren't furries

    sometimes you just gotta do a thing
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  • ProspicienceProspicience The Raven King DenvemoloradoRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    VG cats :D

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  • AllanAllan Registered User
    edited June 2008
    but cimmerians aren't furries
    You're tellin' ME!

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  • bwaniebwanie Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    dammit allan, your comic is really cute. (god i feel like a girl for using that word)

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  • AllanAllan Registered User
    edited June 2008
    bwanie wrote: »
    dammit allan, your comic is really cute. (god i feel like a girl for using that word)

    Dammit bwanie, thank you.

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  • AllanAllan Registered User
    edited July 2008
    Dunno if you guys are interested in this, but I sometimes ask readers to submit their pics and then I draw them in my style on my forum. I suppose I could take some pics here if you guys don't wanna registers somewhere else.

    Here's the thread where I'm currently doing it.

    Some Samples:
    Spoiler:

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  • fullyautomaticfullyautomatic Registered User
    edited July 2008
    Haha, it's just the simple but expressive art style I love. I don't have too much to complain about except for the fact that sometimes it just looks a tad too messy - and the text can be a pain to read at times.

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  • GavinGavin Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I like these a lot!

    Keep going!

    :D

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  • AllanAllan Registered User
    edited August 2008
    Thanks you two! I'm glad you guys enjoy it and I will continue to make more for quite a while!

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  • Endless_SerpentsEndless_Serpents Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    I read this once and then forgot about it. I've just started reading again and its pretty neat. So yeah. :^:

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  • super...super... __BANNED USERS
    edited August 2008
    could you maybe format the strips so that you dont need to scroll down on the page to read them?

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  • super...super... __BANNED USERS
    edited August 2008
    wow i have been reading your site for the past while, it's quite enjoyable keep it up.

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  • AllanAllan Registered User
    edited August 2008
    Thanks Super...!

    I know a lot of people hate scrolling down... and down... and down... and down... to read my comics, but that is the easiest way to fit them in my notebook!

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  • AllanAllan Registered User
    edited September 2008
    If you've read today's strip I am calling out for quick guest strips; if you think you can make one in time, send it on over!

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  • The Black HunterThe Black Hunter Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I will do what I can, assuming something interesting happens tomorrow


    I will make something interesting happen if not

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  • Grim OutlookGrim Outlook Registered User
    edited September 2008
    allan, has this ever happened to you in real life?

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    haha
    this was my very first guest comic.

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  • AllanAllan Registered User
    edited September 2008
    Grim Outlook, yours was the third comic I've received but the funniest/best drawn yet! Great stuff. It'll be up in 2 days (thanks again!)!

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  • The Black HunterThe Black Hunter Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Okay, I'll be honest,

    Any ideas I have for a comic are downright bizarre



    Do you want the "Allan" persona in the comics, or is a brief insight into our own lives okay?

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  • AllanAllan Registered User
    edited September 2008
    It's pretty much up to you. It can be fiction or nonfiction, I really don't care. If you want other examples of past guest things here's what I've received in the past.

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  • AllanAllan Registered User
    edited September 2008
    Man, Hunter! I was looking forward to seeing what you concocted, but unfortunately the 5-day guest thing is all done.

    I'd like to thank everyone who participated, and now real comics are back in motion! Thanks again dudes!

    http://www.allancomic.com/index.php

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  • The Black HunterThe Black Hunter Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Oh damn I didn't know you were waiting

    I'll keep it fresh in my head, even though the period is over I can still draw a couple.

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  • ilmmadilmmad Registered User
    edited September 2008
    Yeah man once they get past like 500 pixels could they start to do a U turn and point upwards?

    That would be badass.

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  • AllanAllan Registered User
    edited September 2008
    You mean like, if strips were too long?

    I honestly have no idea what you're talking about.

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