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Postby Zapjones on Thu Apr 26, 2001 8:35 am

I'm sure that most of you are like me, and have joined Keenspace for the sheer joy of doing a comic. I'm sure most of also feel as I do, and do not expect your creation to make any money or bring you any prestige.<P> That being said, I really would like to make a living out of doing this. However, I don't think 'Zap Jones' is going to do that, or 'Squatters' for that matter. Now don't get nervous, I'm not going to quit doing either strip. I'm just gonna add to my burden by doing a third comic.<P> 'Park Life' is an idea I've been tossing around in my head for quite some time. I think it has the potential to make it into newspapers. At first, I was gonna attempt to bring my old strip, 'Ballyhoo!', back from the dead, but I decided my heart just wasn't in that one. 'Park Life is different, it's fresh, creative, and most important, family friendly. I can get a lot of milage out of it without getting bored. <P> So, starting sometime in June, 'Park Life' will begin with a three day a week schedule, slowly turning into more days as I shuffle it into a rotation with 'Zap' and 'Squatters'. DJ Coffman's fantastic success with 'Gravity' has made me realize that it can be done if you put your mind to it. So, I'm counting on you guys to help me get the word out once the 'Park' is open.<P>Here's an early concept drawing:<P> <IMG SRC="http://zapjones.keenspace.com/images/parklife.jpg"> <P>Things will probably change art wise, as I get a little more simplistic and cleaned up look that will look good in the papers. I won't start running the strip until I have at least five weeks worth. My goal is to be in at least one paper by 2002.<P>Thank you for your time
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Postby Zapjones on Fri Apr 27, 2001 12:29 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Dedos:
<B> 3 comics are enough to drive any man over the brink.. tread carefully!
</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Man, I hope so. I really do want to go insane. If ya meet me at the San Diego, you'll find out that I'm halfway there already!
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by PDI:
<B>But, isn't that an episode of the Bench?
</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I'm not familiar with that one. Please don't tell me I'm already copying someone else.<P>KOWTOFOTCNT
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Postby Dedos on Fri Apr 27, 2001 12:34 am

Not to fear!
SCIX's reference was to Penny Arcade's cut-and-paste "home version" of their strip that featured a bench, a dude, and a squirrel. You could arrange 'em any way you want, and write in whatever you wanted 'em to say. Then you'd upload 'em to a board... it has since been discontinued.<P>No worries, mate. ;-D
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Postby Dedos on Fri Apr 27, 2001 11:21 am

The ever-lovin' "family friendly" comic. But.. that man is about to get <B>brained</B> by that hammer-weilding squirrel. You must have come from one of them dysfunctional families... ^__^<P>I do wish you <I>mucho
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Postby PDI on Fri Apr 27, 2001 11:49 am

But, isn't that an episode of the Bench?<P>Hey, anything to get more from Caleb is fune by me. <P>------------------
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Postby Toddandpenguin on Sat Apr 28, 2001 1:27 am

I will help spread the word. I have been thinking about this stuff myself. How to get "Todd and Penguin" into the papers. After that botched kidnapping scheme of the editor's daughter, I guess I will have to re-think my planning. Does my comic, being in color decrease the chances of that? I have noticed that most of the comics on the space and spot who are in print are in black and white. Anyone want to weigh in here with their opinions of what one should do to get in the papers?<P>
~dave<P>------------------
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Postby PDI on Sat Apr 28, 2001 1:35 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by toddandpenguin:
<B>I will help spread the word. I have been thinking about this stuff myself. How to get "Todd and Penguin" into the papers. After that botched kidnapping scheme of the editor's daughter, I guess I will have to re-think my planning. Does my comic, being in color decrease the chances of that? I have noticed that most of the comics on the space and spot who are in print are in black and white. Anyone want to weigh in here with their opinions of what one should do to get in the papers?<P>
~dave<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>By the way, say Hi to Patty for me, k?<P><P>------------------
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Postby Narilia on Mon Apr 30, 2001 7:56 am

I honestly think that you have the talent to make it! Unlike me! I'd read you! I've certainly enjoyed Zap Jones so far and I eagerly await what's going to happen next! ^_^<P>Amanda <A HREF="http://digitalmidnight.keenspace.com" TARGET=_blank>http://digitalmidnight.keenspace.com</A>
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Postby Spartacus on Tue May 15, 2001 12:23 am

Ok, here's a sample comic, a testing of the waters, if you will:<P> <IMG SRC="http://parklife.keenspace.com/images/preview.gif"> <P>Let me know what you think.<P>------------------
All the people,
so many people,
they all go hand and hand,
hand and hand through their
<A HREF="http://parklife.keenspace.com" TARGET=_blank>Park Life</A><p>[This message has been edited by Spartacus (edited 05-15-2001).]
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Postby Dedos on Tue May 15, 2001 1:44 am

What to say, what to say? ^___^
[Microscope on]
First of all, I really like the art style! The wacky guy is great. I love the way his toes curl up. Good poses on the 1st squirrel & the bird @ the end. Having the long park shot was a nice visual treat, too.<P>The script/gag is OK.. It features the 'innocent' faced with a reality not as gentle as previously imagined. Will "crap" and "chicks" be your shot into the mainstream?? I don't know about that. Though.. on second thought 'chicks' is kinda funny 'cause they would be young female <I>birds</I>.. hmm. Maybe it's just the "crap" that bothers me... seems... out of place for some reason, especially if you want to get printed in papers. Or maybe I live in a conservative box. :-D (What me, conservative?)
[Microscope off]
Hope you don't mind the honesty. Still friends, right??
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Postby Rydog23 on Tue May 15, 2001 2:40 am

I like it! Two thumbs up! (Kinda makes you think that I am Zap Jones in disguise, eh?)
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Postby Toddandpenguin on Fri May 18, 2001 7:41 am

I like it.
reminds me of a guest Todd and Penguin you did.
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