This week’s comic update features the senses shattering action of…JG on vacation!
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JG CREATOR NOTES
Boy this one was hard.
Here’s some behind the scenes knowledge – I set out to make this comic only 3 panels long…I just couldn’t do it.
If you’ve seen some of the comics of previous weeks, you would have noticed that they were getting very long. This is mostly because I didn’t want to make those hard choices that an editor would make for me.
I can get away with this, because on the web I don’t really have space limitations like I would in a printed book. Still, I decided to try to tighten up the storytelling and really see if I could fit a story into just 3 panels.
Man, it’s much harder than it looks. How the heck do people like Scott Adams (of Dilbert fame) do it???
Or creators like Bill Watterson of Calvin and Hobbes fame?
Sometimes they would slip a 4th panel in there, and on Sundays they would bust out an 8-9 panel comic -but to pack in a funny, coherent story within 3-4 panels every day? Serious skills.
Well, I’m going to keep on with the exercise for a couple of weeks at least, but I suspect we’ll be seeing some longer comics after that.
Oh yeah, the Monday Comics Slideshow is now available! It doesn’t work exactly how I want it to, but I think it will do for those who want to just cycle through the comics without bothering with the blog post format.
I’ll see you back here next week for part 2 of JG’s Vacation!
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