Pt. 1 Ch. 1 - Page 21

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MistakeNPotatoes
12th Nov 2014, 11:10 AM

Wednesday update - oh I worry about these dialogue heavy pages. Makes me feel like a lazy artist.

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Alicia
12th Nov 2014, 11:37 AM

When it's GOOD dialogue (like we have here) then it is fun to read! I actually enjoy pages with conversation a lot more than the action ones when I read comics. But there might also be something wrong with me, 'cause I hear that isn't the norm? >_>;

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MistakeNPotatoes
12th Nov 2014, 1:59 PM

Thank you for the vote of confidence - I'm trying to develop character and atmosphere (and learn how to draw good) at this point. My preference for action is that it's sprinkled about a story, but awesome when it happens, and I like it when that's enhanced by an investment in the characters.

My fear is most people don't prefer that kind of story telling. :I

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ProfEtheric
12th Nov 2014, 11:51 AM

Don't feel bad. A lot of people go on about comics being a visual medium, and those people are HALF right. It is also a verbal medium (making it a hybrid). The difficulty comes in striking the right balance between dialogue-heavy (which is the side I tend to fall on) and dialogue-light (which makes it hard to know the characters).

I dare say that dialogue may be ESPECIALLY important for you, given your subject matter.

At any rate, another great page!

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MistakeNPotatoes
12th Nov 2014, 1:59 PM

I guess so. I have so many set pieces and sequences I want to get to, the comic is moving too slow for my tastes, haha.

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zaika
12th Nov 2014, 12:42 PM

This isn't dialoge heavy at all. I think it's very appropriate. At least you don't have full panels full of dialoge. That would be excessive.

Anyway, fab update. AGAIN. :)

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MistakeNPotatoes
12th Nov 2014, 2:01 PM

I guess so! Thank you, just feeling a little down today or something, I think. I appreciate it :) Off to check out all your comics now for updates.

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zaika
12th Nov 2014, 3:15 PM

Sorry you're down, hope things get better today. :)

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MistakeNPotatoes
12th Nov 2014, 4:54 PM

I'll be fine! Thank you for your concern, though.

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Sleeper
12th Nov 2014, 2:03 PM

I hope he has a lock on that bag.

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MistakeNPotatoes
12th Nov 2014, 3:59 PM

Muahahaha

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Matt Knab
12th Nov 2014, 3:29 PM

I love going to local restaurants. :)

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MistakeNPotatoes
12th Nov 2014, 3:59 PM

Oh man, is there another kind?

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malford
23rd Mar 2017, 8:13 AM

Just don't eat the fish! Or has somebody already made that joke?

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MistakeNPotatoes
23rd Mar 2017, 11:30 AM

You will find that there are all sorts of fish related jokes throughout the comments XD

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Proxy170
12th Nov 2014, 5:17 PM

Hmmm seem like friendly enough people. Am I wrong to be suspicious?

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MistakeNPotatoes
12th Nov 2014, 7:06 PM

Maaaaaaaaaaybe~

It could just be a town full of really sleepy people.

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Taily
12th Nov 2014, 10:34 PM

"CRACKERJACK" THO
You've found my weak spot. Retro slang is my kryptonite. Chase is suddenly adorable.

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MistakeNPotatoes
13th Nov 2014, 12:07 AM

Go ahead, get attached :D

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Taily
13th Nov 2014, 12:18 AM

Oops, that's ominous.

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Skweeee
13th Nov 2014, 12:44 AM

I like the dialogue on this page. Also, way to go with sticking to sayings of the time.

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MistakeNPotatoes
13th Nov 2014, 10:57 AM

Thank you - yeah, I wanted to give them a little more 1920s flavor aside from avoiding modern words and slang, heh.

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bilateralcomics
13th Nov 2014, 5:30 AM

Whoa. I just finished reading 'A Farewell to Arms' and this dialogue reminded me of the protagnoist talking to Catherine. Hemingway-influence going on here? :)

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MistakeNPotatoes
13th Nov 2014, 10:56 AM

Okay, now I KNOW you're just pulling my leg =p

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bilateralcomics
13th Nov 2014, 4:09 PM

No no, I'm 100% serious. In the book, every time they talk it's "yes, dear", or "isn't it, darling?" Always with the 'dear' and 'darling' and 'love'. I think it's a great way to do dialogue; adds some flavor! :)

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MistakeNPotatoes
13th Nov 2014, 4:42 PM

Arrite, arrite - I'll take your word for it, haha. I've never read Hemingway, I hear his writing is exemplary and I've read some samples, it seems very very good.

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malford
23rd Mar 2017, 8:13 AM

The pacing is perfect considering the inspiration and the source matrial

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MistakeNPotatoes
23rd Mar 2017, 11:30 AM

I'm glad you think so! I hope it continues to be good :)

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