<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Pi:
<B>I have just, in one sitting, read the entire Vicious Lies archive. Thank you, thank you, I know it's impressive. I've seen the link so many times from Dave's posts on the Schlock boards, I finally caved into my desire to see this wonderful comic.<P>I must say, I like it. Reminds me a lot of Boxjam's doodle (the only other self-referential slice-of-life comic I've seen), but with slightly more elaborate art and more (didn't think it was possible) self-deprecation. Bravo. Hope you keep it up.<P>One question regarding the art, tho- Dave's glasses don't <I>really</I> look like that, do they? (O^O) There are doctors out there that can counsel and help with this condition.<P>-Pi
-Who is so starved for personal contact that posting random topics to message boards and getting junk-mail are high points. (hmm... could that be turned into a comic?)</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Wow.<P>Thanks, Pi! I'm glad to get new readers, especially ones from the Schlock boards, where 99% of posts are intelligent and/or funny.<P>As far as my glasses are concerned, I have three answers:<P>(1) Say what? Condition?
(2) No, they also have the little parts that go back to my ears.
(3) <i>Nothing</i> I draw looks that way in real life. Heh. My facial hair is nowhere near that prominent, for one thing. I'm cursed with thin hair. My mustache is practically blonde, and the chin hair is very reddish... so yeah, I'm fudging.<P>I'm actually trying to cut back on the self-deprecation, but the process is difficult. See, I'm not really that filled with self-loathing in real life. In fact, I rather like myself. But when I sit down to do a comic, I face the fact that (a) I don't draw as well as I'd like, (b) my graphics program (MS-Paint, unfortunately) takes my scanned drawings and cuts the quality even more, (c) most funny events in my life are long-form -- meaning I could make them funny if you gave me five minutes to explain the joke, but in a comic strip, I don't have that leeway. So I start getting frustrated while drawing, and I decide to re-use old artwork, which gets me frustrated that I'm doing that <i>again</i>, and then I have trouble coming up with a good punch line, and I end up feeling like I ought to be doing something more constructive -- like working on my novel, since I made a New Year's resolution in 2000 to have the first draft done by Jan 1, 2001, and I'm still only 2/3 through with the first draft, and that's just like me to make a promise that I can't follow through on, and...<P>You see? It just builds up.<P>--Strange/Dave<P>P.S. -- <i>do</i> go read <url=http://www.toddandpenguin.com>Todd and Penguin</url> when you get the chance.
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Neurotic -- sane, but unhappy about it.