Comic 1787 - Introductions

8th Feb 2023, 12:00 AM
Average Rating: 5 (9 votes)

Author Notes:

Tokyo Rose 8th Feb 2023, 12:00 AM edit delete
Tokyo Rose
I apologize if the quality of the dialogue or layout isn't entirely up to par. Mister Black's stepfather passed away on Sunday, having suffered a stroke in January that left him bedridden and on hospice care. I've been very stressed-out and not sleeping well for weeks. Cent says the page is fine, but I'm about half convinced she'd say that even if I wrote the dialogue by smashing my ass on the keyboard and did the layout by working the mouse with my foot.
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Old Fart 8th Feb 2023, 12:14 AM edit delete reply
Condolences on your loss, the layout and dialogue are fine
It would seem someones history proceeds them and is respected in Nova Roma. One wonders what his history is.
Ryu Santos 8th Feb 2023, 12:16 AM edit delete reply
Sorry, for your loss.
You still did a good job with the dialogue. Has that come into my parlor said the spider to the fly vibe to it.

Alt Text: Ophelia's been around the Wasteland block a few more times than Tee Dee or Macus have.
Gilrandir 8th Feb 2023, 1:11 AM edit delete reply
Condolences to Mr. Black, his family and loved ones. I hope the pain of loss fades quickly, leaving behind only happy memories and bittersweet nostalgia.

The layout worked very well, with the possible exception of panel 3, which I needed to look at twice to make sure I was reading the word balloons in the correct order. Still very understandable, which (in my amateur opinion) is an accomplishment considering how much text you needed to work in and around the art.

The dialogue is fine. It introduces Knobel and pulls us into wanting more of his story, without coming across as dry exposition. Without the Author’s Note, I would never have guessed you were dealing with adverse circumstances. So, in my opinion, at least, well done. I hope you feel better and more rested soon.
Lurker314 8th Feb 2023, 1:17 AM edit delete reply
I've decided that when the redhead grows up, she will become a doctor. And serve in the military. Afterwards, she will be introduced to and become fast friends with an eccentric genius private investigator whose exploits she will publish.

All based on her last name.
Centcomm 8th Feb 2023, 1:23 AM edit delete reply

where is her last name?
Mark_L_A 8th Feb 2023, 4:35 AM edit delete reply

Emma implies last name may be Watson is what I am thinking.
mjkj 8th Feb 2023, 1:41 AM edit delete reply

Well, Emma is quite outspoken...

Knobell is very cautious...

@alt text: yeah, Ophie is at home in the wastes...

@a/n: my condolences, Mr. Black and Rose...
Just_IDD 8th Feb 2023, 2:10 AM edit delete reply

Only one comment on the text. Also in the 3rd panel. It looks like TeeDee's last spoken line ends in a colon and not an exclamation point. I am curious about what Ophelia knows about this character, he seems a real prize!

I am curious how he got that tracked chair down into a bunker which would I presume would be a ladder. Does that mean he lives down there for the emergency or they have a rotation down there for an emergency?
robnot 8th Feb 2023, 6:21 AM edit delete reply
Just_IDD 8th Feb 2023, 7:37 AM edit delete reply

On the colon thing I realized its a period. What confised me is the character placed in another characters' "space". Something I'm not used to with an apparent computer generated font which are Like type set, either proportional to a characters' width or of a fixed width for all characters. There is another instance I saw of a comma trailing an 'f' that also exhibits this space violation which humans can do.

Whomever does the lettering, it is more consistent across characters than I thought was humanly possible.
Centcomm 8th Feb 2023, 8:02 AM edit delete reply

that would be Rose
megados 8th Feb 2023, 11:18 AM edit delete reply

It's a sort of unfortunate kerning.
megados 8th Feb 2023, 5:59 AM edit delete reply

@Tokyo Rose, you have my condolences, and please extend my condolences to Mister Black. I can understand your sadness and stress.

I agree with Cent here; the dialog and layout are fine. I don't know what you'd do differently.

It seems that Mr. Reinhold Knobell is someone of note in the wastes, at least to Ophelia.
StLOrca 8th Feb 2023, 6:14 AM edit delete reply

Please accept our sincere condolences from the Pod. It will be difficult, but you can get through this.
chk 8th Feb 2023, 7:23 AM edit delete reply


I'm so sorry to hear of your and Mister Black's loss. Be well.
wright1 8th Feb 2023, 9:53 AM edit delete reply
My condolences for your loss. One thing I've learned in the last two decades is that getting older means being a survivor. Mourn your beloved dead and honor them by living the best life you can.

The dialogue works just fine and fits with what we've already seen about Outlands culture.
DLKmusic 8th Feb 2023, 1:02 PM edit delete reply

@Rose and @Mr Black:
I am sorry to hear about your loss. It never gets easier, but that's a good thing. It shows that you love and were loved. I'll stop before I say anything else too stupid here.
I mentioned a couple of strips back that I would like to see more men who weren't complete bastards, and it seems you are delivering! if this guy turns out to be a problem, it looks like it will be because he's trying to protect and take care of the kids, and I can respect that.

Thank you, Rose and Cent.
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