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questionable comicoid part 3 page 30
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Published: November 2, 2018
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If I make these layouts too tight, revising them later after I know the full "story" for that section and want to print them can be prohibitively difficult.  And quite honestly I spend way too long on the irrelevant parts of things anyway. 

I always know what the next page will be when I make a new one, but often not the page after that!

Nonetheless I have increased the detail level considerably from my initial upload just a few days ago!



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Jumbi|Hobbyist General Artist
i also feel like that when agitated people drop out of the sky screaming my name.

i do like what you've done with the panel borders on the bottom row. it really establishes that crass sound, whether due to kumquat's name or just because of elpse's particular voice.
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I realized years after coming up with kumquat's first name it that I did not like the name, and I imagined kumquat therefore having reservations about it also, much as I do with my own first name, since back when I came up with the name, kumquat was a fantasy self-insert to some degree!

I am glad the unusual shape stood out!  These strips have felt too rigid to me, but it is difficult to vary the layouts very much without significantly reducing the amount of information that I wish to put forth on a page.
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i think it's a character trait that works for kumquat. it's always seemed very concerned with appearances. 
kumquat was your self insert? oh man. that's fair, a lot of my characters stemmed (and, to a degree, still stem) from me shoving a few of my own traits into several different beings. kumquat's been probably my favorite character all these years. i remember i really liked its conversation with yibrick. 

i have a similar problem with my comic strips. it's hard to experiment with panel layouts when i know it might disrupt the flow of the page. 
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All my characters are based on me in some way, but my life is extremely boring and I tend to make decisions which end up keeping it that way.  Kumquat represents skills I wish I had and an optimism I possibly had at one point, but also has little regard for the feelings of others nor much apparent need for their approval!
kumquat's interactions with yibrick are my favorite to write the dialog for, which made me re-evaluate what yibrick's role was, which had been based on something I meant to do with the pre-yibrick character in a much older comic strip, which does not necessarily need to affect this one!

3 row comics are much easier to vary the shapes of, but I have often experienced that those are hard to follow, or waste a lot of space.  These books are expensive enough to print without entire pages being devoted to single panels!
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