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Invisible Clergy
Sep 25, 2015

"Behold, I will corrupt your seed, and spread dung upon your faces"

Malachi 2:3


PMush Perfect posted:

I felt similarly about Draken, but that actually panned out.

Who is Draken?

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girl dick energy
Sep 30, 2009

You think you have the wherewithal to figure out my puzzle vagina?


Darken, that was the name. The fantasy comic about drow by Kate Ashwin. She's behind the currently running and absolutely excellent Widdershins.

Joe Slowboat
Nov 9, 2016

Higgledy-Piggledy Whale Statements





That thing about 'he wears more than one shirt, he must have a complex internal life' is just... my god.

Also 'dance, puppets, dance' is precisely the kind of grandstanding wannabe-supervillain-but-also-extremely-convinced-of-own-moral-superiority joke that nerds (used to?) make. And that Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog satirized. When you're less self-aware than Joss Whedon you have some serious brainworms.

Hostile V
May 30, 2013

Solving all of life's problems through enhanced casting of Occam's Razor. Reward yourself with an imaginary chalice.



Thank you for the reminder of what exactly happened in that arc, I think that was more or less when I stopped caring about DD and wasn't yet on SA for the mocking of it. I see now that it is indeed a loving waste of time to remember what happens in any of these comics because it's always dumber than you remember.

Invisible Clergy
Sep 25, 2015

"Behold, I will corrupt your seed, and spread dung upon your faces"

Malachi 2:3


PMush Perfect posted:

Darken, that was the name. The fantasy comic about drow by Kate Ashwin. She's behind the currently running and absolutely excellent Widdershins.
Oh, thank you. Sorry, I thought it was somehow a character from Original Recipe Deegan I didn't remember. I like how this thread is becoming recs for good webcomics.

Joe Slowboat posted:

That thing about 'he wears more than one shirt, he must have a complex internal life' is just... my god.

Also 'dance, puppets, dance' is precisely the kind of grandstanding wannabe-supervillain-but-also-extremely-convinced-of-own-moral-superiority joke that nerds (used to?) make. And that Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog satirized. When you're less self-aware than Joss Whedon you have some serious brainworms.
There's no "used to" about it. While the mainstream has moved past stuff like this, otaku like Mookie still do it. Mookie is constantly jerking off to the climax of the "Foundation" series. That's what he thinks he's doing with Dominic Deegan, writing the defeat of the Mule.

Hostile V posted:

Thank you for the reminder of what exactly happened in that arc, I think that was more or less when I stopped caring about DD and wasn't yet on SA for the mocking of it. I see now that it is indeed a loving waste of time to remember what happens in any of these comics because it's always dumber than you remember.

You're welcome. Well, if I can shoulder that burden for you, I'm more than happy to do it.

TheHan
Oct 29, 2011

Grind, you poor fool!
Grind straight for the stars!

At its core Dominic Deegan is a good idea. A series that focuses on outwitting and strategizing around your physically superior foes is always fun, but Mookie isn't a clever writer at all. After a while Dominic's go-to strategy was "Snitch to the closest, strongest person and have them Kamehameha my problems away". Sometimes it got to the point where Dominic could just Kamehameha problems himself.

Tesseraction
Apr 5, 2009



PMush Perfect posted:

Darken, that was the name. The fantasy comic about drow by Kate Ashwin. She's behind the currently running and absolutely excellent Widdershins.

She's posted in this thread.

girl dick energy
Sep 30, 2009

You think you have the wherewithal to figure out my puzzle vagina?


I don't have a problem with her reading someone appreciating and recommending her creation.

Drunk Theory
Aug 20, 2016




Oven Wrangler

TheHan posted:

At its core Dominic Deegan is a good idea. A series that focuses on outwitting and strategizing around your physically superior foes is always fun, but Mookie isn't a clever writer at all. After a while Dominic's go-to strategy was "Snitch to the closest, strongest person and have them Kamehameha my problems away". Sometimes it got to the point where Dominic could just Kamehameha problems himself.

In addition to that, it helps if your character that's "outsmarting" the superior foes isn't an unlikable dick.

And since Widdershins was mentioned. Yeah, Widdershins is fantastic.

Drunk Theory fucked around with this message at 09:10 on Mar 1, 2020

Howard Beale
Feb 22, 2001

It's like this, Peanut


ninjewtsu posted:

What were the best parts of dominic deegan?

TheHan
Oct 29, 2011

Grind, you poor fool!
Grind straight for the stars!



Finally in Konoha, good god. I wonít even get into the logistics behind that sign.

PoptartsNinja
May 9, 2008

He is still almost definitely not a spy




Soiled Meat

Mookie doesn't even remember the sign gag

One of those Elephant Catapults lives at the bottom of the cliff, clearly.

Mors Rattus
Oct 25, 2007

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this is what happens when someone attempts to draw Kowloon Walled City without ever seeing a picture of Kowloon Walled City, I think. Those are supposed to be ramshackle buildings literally built on top of each other, but they just look like skyscrapers

oriongates
Mar 14, 2013

Validate Me!




I think the inspiration is probably cliff cities like this:



But without color it's not nearly as visually striking (especially the indistinct blobs which could be trees or rocks).

TheHan
Oct 29, 2011

Grind, you poor fool!
Grind straight for the stars!

oriongates posted:

But without color it's not nearly as visually striking (especially the indistinct blobs which could be trees or rocks).

Most of them look like literal asses.

Invisible Clergy
Sep 25, 2015

"Behold, I will corrupt your seed, and spread dung upon your faces"

Malachi 2:3


PoptartsNinja posted:

Mookie doesn't even remember the sign gag

One of those Elephant Catapults lives at the bottom of the cliff, clearly.

they are called "tossers"

Dabir
Nov 10, 2012


it looks like the ringed city out of DS3 but with more boring architecture

oriongates
Mar 14, 2013

Validate Me!




TheHan posted:

Most of them look like literal asses.

The little "Y" shaped branches are an...unfortunate choice there.

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Mordja
Apr 26, 2014




Hell Gem

TheHan posted:



Finally in Konoha, good god. I wonít even get into the logistics behind that sign.

Man, that looks like poo poo.

girl dick energy
Sep 30, 2009

You think you have the wherewithal to figure out my puzzle vagina?


Maybe I'm being too generous about these because it's at least something besides flat plains, but I appreciate that he's at least trying for sweeping geographic panels. It points to, in some small way, an attempt at artistic growth on Mookie's part.

Crowetron
Apr 29, 2009



Do you guys think the next two weeks will be Snout and Inkwich "comically" trying to climb down the cliff or will we just hardcut to them standing in a city street because Mookie got bored?

Rotten Red Rod
Mar 5, 2002



can't wait for mookie to get bored of drawing this city real fast and just show them in a white void again

PMush Perfect posted:

Maybe I'm being too generous about these because it's at least something besides flat plains, but I appreciate that he's at least trying for sweeping geographic panels. It points to, in some small way, an attempt at artistic growth on Mookie's part.

I'd give Mookie more credit like that except he's clearly just winging it with no previous practice or technique. This was probably the first time he ever attempted to draw anything like this, ever. That's not bravery - it's laziness. I'll give him credit when he actually learns how to make it look good consistently.

Rotten Red Rod fucked around with this message at 06:09 on Mar 2, 2020

Invisible Clergy
Sep 25, 2015

"Behold, I will corrupt your seed, and spread dung upon your faces"

Malachi 2:3


Crowetron posted:

Do you guys think the next two weeks will be Snout and Inkwich "comically" trying to climb down the cliff or will we just hardcut to them standing in a city street because Mookie got bored?

One week of climbing then suddenly in the void the city streets.

Why are there power lines? Does Mongreltown have electricity?

He traced a picture of a snack tower his wife got him for a treat:

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Drunk Theory
Aug 20, 2016




Oven Wrangler

I mean, itís location...thatís a thing. I guess.

Samovar
Jun 4, 2011

I'm not a hero...





It is, at least, something different.

Tesseraction
Apr 5, 2009



Finally. Something happened.

Not much, but something.

YF-23
Feb 17, 2011

My god, it's full of cat!




This is fine, as long as the detail is not just confined on this single page but persists as we see more of Mongreltown closer up afterwards. A single establishing shot isn't enough to make up for everything else being white voids.

the yeti
Mar 29, 2008

memento disco





the yeti posted:

Mongreltown will be down there



VVVV HMPH

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Who What Now
Sep 10, 2006

What is Dungeons and Dragons?


You don't get credit for pointing out the obvious

Fish Noise
Jul 25, 2012

IT'S ME, BURROWS!

IT WAS ME ALL ALONG, BURROWS!


Invisible Clergy posted:

Why are there power lines? Does Mongreltown have electricity?
gonna turn out they have electricity, indoor plumbing, telecommunication, the works, and Snout's really just a weird hermit.

gonna discover texting and accidentally send a dickpic to that orc

Nighthand
Nov 4, 2009

what horror the gas



What important character do you think loves up on the isolated hut up the cliff to the left?

Mors Rattus
Oct 25, 2007

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Nighthand posted:

What important character do you think loves up on the isolated hut up the cliff to the left?

Eventually, Snout and the Witch will love in the hut.

Pyrotoad
Oct 24, 2010




Illegal Hen

TheHan posted:



Finally in Konoha, good god. I wonít even get into the logistics behind that sign.

He wishes he was in Konoha



Wouldn't look out of place in the Boruto era though, I guess. At least in the modern bits.

Rotten Red Rod
Mar 5, 2002



actually nah

Rotten Red Rod fucked around with this message at 21:59 on Mar 3, 2020

TheHan
Oct 29, 2011

Grind, you poor fool!
Grind straight for the stars!



This page is actually fine, look at all the actions conveyed in one page! The storyís moved 5x faster than it has the last two months.

girl dick energy
Sep 30, 2009

You think you have the wherewithal to figure out my puzzle vagina?


Snout's tail is now a cancerous growth coming out of his kidney.

Is that a Kilroy Was Here reference? That's almost funny.

Midnight Voyager
Jul 2, 2008

Hence, nothing remains except our regrets.



Lipstick Apathy

TheHan posted:



Finally in Konoha, good god. I wonít even get into the logistics behind that sign.

The coloring is REALLY loving with me on this. At least, that's all I can figure out here. All of the big, light colored rocks look closer to us than the buildings. It's only supposed to be true for some of them, but... Ugh, it's a weird eye maze.

Rotten Red Rod
Mar 5, 2002



Midnight Voyager posted:

The coloring is REALLY loving with me on this. At least, that's all I can figure out here. All of the big, light colored rocks look closer to us than the buildings. It's only supposed to be true for some of them, but... Ugh, it's a weird eye maze.

Again, it's because Mookie hasn't studied or practiced how to draw any of this. He's never tried perspective, depth, texture, anything. He just drew some boxes that seemed like houses to him and some lines that seemed like rocks and made no attempt to mesh them together.

This is worthy of praise if it's a little kid drawing it for the very first time. For an adult man who has been making comics for decades, it's embarrassing.

Invisible Clergy
Sep 25, 2015

"Behold, I will corrupt your seed, and spread dung upon your faces"

Malachi 2:3


Midnight Voyager posted:

The coloring is REALLY loving with me on this. At least, that's all I can figure out here. All of the big, light colored rocks look closer to us than the buildings. It's only supposed to be true for some of them, but... Ugh, it's a weird eye maze.

I'm pretty sure those are trees. The fact it's not clear is another indictment of his inability to draw.

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YF-23
Feb 17, 2011

My god, it's full of cat!




TheHan posted:



This page is actually fine, look at all the actions conveyed in one page! The storyís moved 5x faster than it has the last two months.

He's actually putting in effort!

First panel's funny though, why are they reach for each other's hand? Snout should be propping the witch up from her legs, he's helping her get down.

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