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      CommentAuthorWill Couper
    • CommentTimeApr 4th 2008 edited
    Ferocious J is one of about twenty people I would save on a space arc when civilization ends. The other 19 are women. Sorry, guys.

    I don't know you, beyond the comic strip and the current bacon and (allegedly) brain-enhancing chemicals diatribe, but I can tell you're a man of principle.

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    Last day, guys.
    • CommentAuthorrstevens
    • CommentTimeApr 4th 2008
    I'm here through the evening if you wanna get hard hitting!

    I feel bad that my presence seems to bring about a torrent of bacon images and destroys larger paragraphs of discussion. I think it is a personal intellect distortion field.

    Posted another year of my life in free PDF form yesterday if you're looking to ruin productivity for the day.
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    I just want to say Thank you to Richard for stoping by White Chapel and hope to see you here soon. Keep up the good bacon..uh i mean bacon sounds good. BACON AGAIN!!
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    Bacon, robots, and brain pills. It was a genuine honor having you here. Thank you!
    • CommentTimeApr 4th 2008
    Thank you. Hope your wrist heals.
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    thanks for the visit, would love to see you on from time to time if you can make it.
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    Mr. Stevens, prior to this thread, the only Webcomic I had read regularly was La Muse. Now, assuming future access to this thread isn't shut down once your residency is up, I will check out some of the other Webcomics previous posters have recommended.

    BTW, are there types of bacon that you cosider Spawns of the Devil?
    • CommentTimeApr 4th 2008
    rstevens. thanks for visiting.

    now when are you returning??
    • CommentTimeApr 4th 2008 edited
    Mr. Stevens, your existance in the webcomic community has been one of the reasons I've continued reading comics online and offline. It's heartening to know that someone who makes something that looks so simple at first can stick it out for so long in a community that seems to vaporise at a moment's notice. If you're still around, I have a question for you. What would you say were the most influential webcomics of the online boom? And what are/were their strengths?

    Sorry to wait so long to post something non-bacon related, but you know. Work....n...stuff.
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    Extending my thanks for your jovial answering of questions this week, too. And remember; If you make popcorn, you put the bacon grease on the popcorn. Cooking it in the grease is really unexciting...
    • CommentAuthorrstevens
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2008
    Ben- what would you consider the "online boom" for comics? I think we're in the midst of the real boom now.

    The oldest strips are picking up mainstream audiences, new strips are popping out of nowhere and outgrowing the old ones (very much unlike how comic books work) and there's already an entire generation of adults who have never read comic strips on paper. I think thing are gonna get VERY interesting in about five years. We just need better wireless data access and higher-resolution handhelds.
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2008
    I guess boom is kind of an inaccurate term. In my head comics online exploded around the same time that MEGATOKYO began to draw a more mainstream audience and Scott McCloud put out REINVENTING COMICS. But that could have just been my own little mind going pop. How about I just change my question to who was your biggest influence as a digital artist when you began making Diesel Sweeties?

    Thanks for the response either way. ^_^
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    Mr. Stevens.

    Diesel Sweeties makes me laugh so hard and loud it disturbs people who work near me and share my living enviornment.

    Thank you for this.

    Less Cowbell is now a means of killing the quote-duels that spawn in my office and amonst friends. Shaming people by yelling "LESS COWBELL" is a powerful thing.

    I also make use of a "CRUSH THE COOK!" apron while making many kinds of pork-based meals. Including, yes, bacon.

    I offer you, the finest bacon product an 0.13 image search on google can yield as a little bit of a thank you.

    In addition, speaking of the reptoids and the greys, I offer this story.

    Back in the early 90's there was a Chicago Radio host named Bob Lassiter. He was famous for giving long, rambling monologues when people refused to call in an "behave" on the phones. One afternoon I listened, rapt with attention, while Bob outlined in exacting detail just how the reptoids and grey's controlled the media, the governments of earth and planned on using mankind as fodder in an intergalactic war. He did this with no commercial breaks, few pauses and a completely neutral tone of voice. He spoke, perhaps read, for nearly an hour and then changed subject and refused to address the conspiracy, dumping any callers who tried to bring it up.

    I'm a rational human being, an adult with a college education and a good steady job. I have a loving girlfriend, a cat and pay my taxes and bills on time.

    In the back go my head, I believe that reptilians and grey aliens run us like a toy train set and that Bob Lassiter was warning us all.

    Thanks again for the fantastic comics, buttons, shirts, art, reptoids.
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2008
    "We just need better wireless data access and higher-resolution handhelds."

    @rstevens: that's something i've not considered. do you know how your work looks on an iphone? and do you plan on altering the format to fit that(or another if it comes along) medium?

    oh wait, is the residency officially over?
    • CommentAuthorrstevens
    • CommentTimeApr 7th 2008
    "Residency" or not, I'm happy to talk!

    Having grabbed an iPhone about two weeks after launch, the first thing I did was check out my own stuff. It reads better than on most other handhelds, but it's not a perfect experience.

    I have a theory that when Apple starts allowing third party programs to run on the iPhone, selling a graphic novel as an application would be an awesome way to create great reading experiences for comics fans.
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    If the iPhone/iPod Touch really become ubiquitous, maybe you can reformat DS to fit the screen. I'd read it on mine. :)
    • CommentTimeApr 9th 2008 edited
    • CommentAuthorhank
    • CommentTimeApr 9th 2008
    This thread is a wonderful oasis of bacon
    • CommentAuthorrstevens
    • CommentTimeApr 9th 2008