Oh dearie me, did Kumquat do something to Elpse or is she being affected by the disease that previously brought Nemitz low? Lope and Nemitz look quite disturbed! Oh hey, and the dope is back!
Also, “Honey Bunches of Oats”
that is not “the” dope, it is lope’s stuffed animal which admittedly has only been seen partially or in darkness prior to this point but may have dopish qualities. I intend that the nature of elpse’s condition will be made clear on the next few pages.
Oh, his stuffed animal is alive (like his hat) too? Interesting, thanks for clarifying! I look forward to finding out!
any inanimate object is potentially “alive” to a degree if i think the idea is funny, such as the smoke detector on preceding pages and the control device for nemitz’ hospital bed. The hat is different since it is alive more consistently and other non-inanimate characters are more consistently aware of it, or at least lope is, and I feel an obligation to justify their actions. Whereas the stuffed animal I don’t necessarily need to show again or explain in any way except to clarify that it is not the dope.
oh my goodness! re-reading it now clears up a lot of questions i had the first few times i read your comic a few years ago. you’ve really come along with it now that you’ve finished redrawing the first part, i imagine.
i still love all the situations these guys get into and i think kumquat is still my favorite character. arguing endlessly about semantics and making lots of puns never fails to entertain me.
i’m having trouble formulating a comment about individual scenes right now. i’ve read your old pages so many times that going over the new ones was really nice. i think changing the dialogue and stuff was worth it. and the stuff i hadn’t read yet was just a delight.
i like your work in a way i can’t really explain. i wish i had the energy to comment on everything i noticed.
Ah thank you for reviewing it! No need to wear yourself out seeking stuff to acknowledge, but I am glad if the improvement is noticeable; I have been looking at the redrawn pages so much i sometimes forget the state of what I was replacing, and that it was indeed necessary.
In fact I made yet more changes but have not uploaded those yet –mainly to make the text more legible and to bring the nomenclature of the “urkel spheres” into line– since the printed book refused to be finalized for so long. I wish I could have thought clearly the first time but I often need to screw something up first every possible way to be able to get it right.
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