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A Rational Response

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This week's Focal Point talks about the biggest obstacles writers can face, and the totally logical way in which to deal with it!

 

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I'm going to go ahead and get this out of the way right now...spider's blow.  Seriously, I understand they serve a purpose in the greater ecosystem, but that doesn't mean I have to like them, nor squash them at every opportunity.  This week's comic has some inspiration from one of our other writers here on the site, Daley.  She messaged one day saying a spider had appeared on her keyboard and, I kid you not, my first thought/response was "Well, I guess you're writing career is over!"

This is the depth of my fear of arachnids, that this seems like a perfectly logical response.  The sad news, however, is that I can't be that way.  With a five year old and a girlfriend who's also afraid, the onus falls upon me to be the destroyer of bugs in my household.  I don't like it.  Regardless, we all have to do things we don't particularly enjoy...but it makes for fun cartoons!

As for other things, you may have noticed that this strip is FOUR panels!  Wow, we're getting crazy up in here with the strips.  Obviously this is the first time I've used a four panel layout, and if I'm entirely honest, it threw me for a loop.  Things felt...off while I was drawing the strip, and I think the change of format is what did it.  It's a minor thing, really, but I, like so many artists, get in a "groove" when it comes to working.  Anything that messes with your routine when drawing can throw everything out of whack.  

Even so, it's good to change things up and be able to do work outside of the comfort zone.  One extra panel's not going to kill me!  

I've got more awesome things coming up, but sadly, I can't start talking about them just yet!  Stay tuned though, and be sure to hang up some of my art prints on your wall, by buying some.

-Jordan

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    • Guest - Puff the Magic Dragon

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      Hey, some friendly advice from one author to another:

      1) Stop posting your own stuff on Memebase. At least post under the guise of anonymity; that way, you won't look like an attention-seeking, narcissistic tosser.

      2) If you actually intend to be an author, either of a webcomic or a novel, please revise the most basic grammar rules. At first I thought you were being an illiterate cretin as some kind of joke, but then I realised that jokes are amusing. On a related note:

      3) If you want to be funny, try to say something amusing. There are literally thousands of ways to be amusing, but you avoid all of them with such incredible skill that I am beginning to think that you are some kind of joke-killing ninja. OMG THERES A SPIDER'S OVER THEIR I IZ SCARED LOL. See how goddamn amusing that is? Exactly.

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