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Matt Barton
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I'm a little confused, Bill.

I'm a little confused, Bill. Are these comics that you and Christina are creating?

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Bill Loguidice
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Matt Barton wrote:

I'm a little confused, Bill. Are these comics that you and Christina are creating?

Just me, why?

EDIT: I think I know why you might have been confused. When you embed something from Flickr, it uses your account name in the alt (hover) tags, which is "Bill and Christina Loguidice". I changed the alt tag in the code in the blog posts.

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At any rate, nice work! I

At any rate, nice work! I just saw these cartoons with no explanation, so didn't know exactly what was going on. Funny, though.

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Matt Barton wrote:

At any rate, nice work! I just saw these cartoons with no explanation, so didn't know exactly what was going on. Funny, though.

Thanks. Yeah, I felt the desire to do them so I spent about 15 minutes on each while at work. The only catch with the Website to create them is that it glitches at times, so I wasn't able to do 100% what I wanted to do in regards to the writing since I got locked out at a certain point. Still, I'm happy enough with them as fun little throwaway experiments. It's too bad there are not more options on the Website, as I've pretty much exhausted the characters and expressions.

As for explanations, I figure the less explanation the better with that kind of stuff.

Next thing I want to experiment is some type of weekly news, either audio (most likely) or video, but I need to free up some time to even consider that.

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Matt Barton
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Out of curiosity I went to

Out of curiosity I went to that website and tried making some comics on my own. It's pretty fun! However, the site is pretty limited when you consider all the possibilities. Still, definitely a fast way to make quick-and-dirty comics. When I was a teenager I badly wanted to become a comics author, and even sent some of my cartoons to magazines. Of course, none of them ever got in, but Dragon magazine sent me a nice letter in which they said I had a funny gag but needed to work on my drawing and handwriting. :)

Seems like comics are another one of those things where the people with the best technical skill aren't necessarily the ones with the funniest ideas and vice versa. I read that many comics aren't actually written by the people who get credit; they have writers to feed them gags and they just whip them up into a comic strip. That's pretty lame IMO. Everyone who worked on it should get credit.

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Bill Loguidice
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Matt Barton wrote:

Out of curiosity I went to that website and tried making some comics on my own. It's pretty fun! However, the site is pretty limited when you consider all the possibilities. Still, definitely a fast way to make quick-and-dirty comics.

Yeah, definitely limited, but it has nice functionality and you can't beat the price--free. I have comic creation software for the Amiga and more recently for the PC, but sadly the PC software I have only works on XP and my main system is Vista, so it's not particularly convenient to use it on an alternative system. Basically that software is a more robust version of what is offered for free on that site. A videogame analog are those click and place construction sets or even something like GameMaker. There's one coming out for the Xbox 360 that looks particularly promising, so I hope I can monkey with that once that's released. The easier it is to get into these things, the easier it is rough out some ideas and then there's no telling where that could lead.

One of my sadnesses (another new word there) with not getting the first book completed was that they approved comics - Antic Aardvark comics specifically - for use in the book. After a third lead artist (I was the lead writer, and there was the lead artist and then a colorist) from the original idea, it finally settled into something pretty nice. Hopefully if that book ever gets published in some form, those comics will still be able to be used.

By the way, I used to be very critical of "Penny Arcade". I've since become a huge fan. They've dramatically refined the comic is all aspects over the years to create something that I feel is truly top notch and certainly as good as even the best newspaper comics (though that's not saying much, as most are atrocious).

Vintage Games book!
Xbox 360: billlog | Wii: 1345 2773 2048 1586 | PS3: ArmchairArcade
Bill Loguidice, Managing Director | Armchair Arcade, Inc.

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