Saturday, April 01, 2006

Digital Strips is Almost Special...

I've already admitted that I've got a pretty shallow critical depth when webcomics are concerned. I'm out of the loop usually (which is a good thing at times) but when I do get my fix I get it over with the growing crew found at Digital Strips (http://www.digitalstrips.com/). A while back (well, a month ago) they started a contest challenging people to make their own comic out of a picture of their own devising. The picture in question was this simple thing:
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If you're familiar with the "Specials" that I do from time to time, you already know what I did with that. If you're new, then I'll just say that I printed out a dozen or so copies of that picture and started painting them with watercolors until I had a small handful of cute little one-panel comics. You have to "get" Digital Strips to understand a few of them, but for the most part I think the general geek public might get a maybe sort of possible kick out of them. Also I have NO idea where to put these on the site, so the Blog seemed like a good place to hang them to dry. (I also had to shrink them a bit to fit them in the Blog, but that's neither here nor there.)
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Fun with Photoshop fonts. Please forgive me. Also if you'd like to see more legitimate versions of my "Specials" and you haven't yet, check out Jerome and Abe Lincoln here:
Oh, and enjoy yourselves.
-jared

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey! That was your New Orleans 2005 comic on one of the covers of the prize books.

Do you feel special?

4:41 PM  
Blogger Adam said...

JARED!!!! I had my stand-up thing tonight...well, Saturday night. It went sooo well, so smooth - I didn't forget any of the jokes I wanted to tell and everyone laughed...I got a lot of compliments afterwards. After the show I went to an apartment with my sister (a senior at the UM art program) and her friends. I showed your "XXXX is Special" Art Crashes to them and they reaaaaally liked them. It was cool to say that you're a friend of mine. Hope you're doing well - no rush on the Deathmatch page...Pepsi won't care. Haha...stupid April Fool's joke. I got really pissed before I realized that's what it was.

10:54 PM  
Blogger Jared said...

2 responses:
Anony:
I feel less special than weird. I think it has to do with how I found out about it and why I submitted stuff. Long story short I made a pretty funny but VERY offensive comic (that wasn't in the Telethon) that made me feel I had to do something to make up for it. :tangent:
Back to your question: No, I do not feel like a unique snowflake because to the telethon cover.

Adam: Rock on, although now it I have to paint a XXX is Special, using xeroxed porn images. Damn you.

Oh and April Fool's let me down this year. Almost no one did anything cool (HomestarRunner excluded.)
-jared

12:29 AM  
Blogger Adam said...

http://flashdiego.blogspot.com/2006/04/standup-pictures.html

Everyone likes looking at pictures.

6:18 PM  

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