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stick figures definately worse

Postby albino_factor » Mon Oct 09, 2006 4:50 am UTC

I totally have a comic in the making that you could totally find at http://www.wayneker.com . I hesitate to say I have been too heavily influenced by xkcd, but I never would have finally gone and made a site if this one hadn't shown me that it doesn't take anything more than stick figures to be hilarious. I just wish I could actually draw :/.

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Postby Frankeinstein » Mon Oct 09, 2006 7:32 am UTC

Don't use .gif. Your comics take too long to load.

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Postby Ephphatha » Mon Oct 09, 2006 9:35 am UTC

I hope you aren't suggesting he uses .jpgs for a two colour comic like that. Greyscale .gifs would be best unless you want colour, then you could try .png files.

Edit: better comment on the comic too.

I thought that coldplay comic was hilarious! You know what would be worse though? If people started listening to hanson.

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Postby Frankeinstein » Mon Oct 09, 2006 11:00 am UTC

Ephphatha wrote:I hope you aren't suggesting he uses .jpgs for a two colour comic like that. Greyscale .gifs would be best unless you want colour, then you could try .png files.

It's not really two color. There are shades. Quick test with photoshop reveals that when you'd easily get four times smaller files with jpg with only minor artifacts. Not that .jpg is the best solution, but still.

The paper it's drawn on is bad. .gif is really bad at vertical lines if I recall correctly and the paper just adds useless detail.

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Postby Shoofle » Mon Oct 09, 2006 2:47 pm UTC

I would say "I am only going to say this once," but I'm going to say it as many times as I have to:

FRAMES ARE DEPRECATED!
FRAMES ARE BAD! (Except for certain specialized cases)

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Postby albino_factor » Mon Oct 09, 2006 3:14 pm UTC

yeah, i have been meaning to get rid of the frames for about a week now but have been too lazy, will do tonight

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Postby Shoofle » Mon Oct 09, 2006 4:06 pm UTC

Good!

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Postby albino_factor » Mon Oct 09, 2006 11:24 pm UTC

I also fiddled around with a few formats and I will be remastering all the comics to about 1/5 their old size, thx for the input guys!

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Postby peri_renna » Tue Oct 10, 2006 2:29 am UTC

Also, a lot of people *coughmecough* like to browse their comics in tabs - having no comic on the main page, and having the comic open in a new window, aren't optimal.

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Postby Marlayna » Tue Oct 10, 2006 11:32 am UTC

In case you didn't know this: Using Firefox, you can open any link in a new tab by clicking the wheel of your mouse. :)
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Postby Ephphatha » Tue Oct 10, 2006 12:06 pm UTC

And you can force pages which open in a new window to open in a tab instead.

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Postby fjafjan » Tue Oct 10, 2006 3:40 pm UTC

Since you are tooting stick figure horns, i think i should recommend super mega comics!

Hillarious, and unexpected, and very very ugly.

Updates are quite rare tho :(
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Postby peri_renna » Tue Oct 10, 2006 11:57 pm UTC

Marlayna wrote:In case you didn't know this: Using Firefox, you can open any link in a new tab by clicking the wheel of your mouse. :)


I have a Mac.

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Postby kira » Wed Oct 11, 2006 12:45 am UTC

peri_renna wrote:I have a Mac.


Well, you've identified the problem. Now to work on a solution.

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Postby peri_renna » Wed Oct 11, 2006 12:58 am UTC

kira wrote:
peri_renna wrote:I have a Mac.


Well, you've identified the problem. Now to work on a solution.


I have a Windows box.

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Postby Ephphatha » Wed Oct 11, 2006 2:05 am UTC

New sig.

Anyway, get tab mix plus (May not actually be needed). Go to tools>Options>Tab Mix Plus, and there will be a section saying "Force links which open in new windows to open in:" You want to select "A new tab in the most recent window"

This won't stop those godawful javascript links though.
I'm not lazy, I'm just getting in early for Christmas is all...

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Postby peri_renna » Wed Oct 11, 2006 1:14 pm UTC

Well, my method has been to right-click* and select "open in new tab". What I'd want is probably the extension that adds "open in this tab" to the right-click dropdown menu.

* On my Mac, control+click.

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Postby fjafjan » Wed Oct 11, 2006 1:33 pm UTC

Ephphatha wrote:New sig.

Anyway, get tab mix plus (May not actually be needed). Go to tools>Options>Tab Mix Plus, and there will be a section saying "Force links which open in new windows to open in:" You want to select "A new tab in the most recent window"

This won't stop those godawful javascript links though.


Noscript solves these issues :)
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Postby ybot » Sun Dec 10, 2006 3:59 am UTC

Oh wow..

http://www.wayneker.com/comic40.html

That made me laugh long and hard.

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Postby skeptical scientist » Sun Dec 10, 2006 11:40 am UTC

I like the trebuchet one. :twisted:
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Postby Oort » Tue Dec 12, 2006 2:20 am UTC

I am impressed. This is sort of inspiring. Wow, it feels wierd to say that.

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Postby Oort » Fri Jan 05, 2007 6:06 am UTC

http://www.wayneker.com/comic31.html

http://xkcd.com/c137.html

Very similar, no?

Not that it's plagiarism. I just thought it was interesting....

I'm trying to find the trebuche one...

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Postby BetaMaster » Wed Jan 31, 2007 3:07 am UTC

Ehhh...honestly?
I read your comic daily for a while. You have some real funny comics in there, but overall..It seems like a lot of the jokes in your comic are forced or strained - plus, implementation could be better.

For instance:
http://www.wayneker.com/comic82.html
I think the 'Ok' is unnecessary and feels like it's dragging out the comic too much. One word, but it makes a big difference. Also, the wording could be better...I don't know, something along the lines of "You're not allowed to cook anymore."
The first frame might be better suited with, instead of a 'Hurk', they're just standing in silence.

I don't know. It could help. Don't get me wrong, I like your comics. The paranoid schizophrenia one was really funny, I thought.

Also, I actually preferred your comic when you were drawing stick figures before you added faces and clothes and stuff.

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Postby thefiddler » Wed Jan 31, 2007 2:53 pm UTC

BetaMaster wrote:Also, I actually preferred your comic when you were drawing stick figures before you added faces and clothes and stuff.

Me, too. :)

Although I do like a lot of them. :D

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Postby albino_factor » Thu Feb 08, 2007 11:22 pm UTC

thanks for all the feedback!
I took a while off to rethink the site, I changed the layout slightly and I cut alot of the crappy comics with the forced jokes from the archive. I plan to update alot less often, I think the reason why some of them were so not funny was that I was trying to come up with something everyday on top of my classes and my job.
Thats all I really have to say I guess, thanks for listening

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Postby LE4dGOLEM » Fri Feb 09, 2007 7:42 pm UTC

albino_factor wrote:thanks for all the feedback!
I took a while off to rethink the site, I changed the layout slightly and I cut alot of the crappy comics with the forced jokes from the archive. I plan to update alot less often, I think the reason why some of them were so not funny was that I was trying to come up with something everyday on top of my classes and my job.
Thats all I really have to say I guess, thanks for listening


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Postby el sjaako » Mon Feb 12, 2007 7:15 pm UTC

great comic! I really like http://www.wayneker.com/comic68.html and http://www.wayneker.com/comic75.html

It's very similar to xkcd, but imitating well is better than doing original crap :)

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Postby LE4dGOLEM » Tue Feb 13, 2007 5:45 pm UTC

el sjaako wrote:great comic! I really like http://www.wayneker.com/comic68.html and http://www.wayneker.com/comic75.html

It's very similar to xkcd, but imitating well is better than doing original crap :)


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/me considers that from every possible angle

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