Posted by Darth Dobbin at 208-58-251-26.s26.tnt2.nwhv.ct.dialup.rcn.com on March 27, 2001 at 22:20:42:
In Reply to: The odd thing is.... posted by Bob, the Lord of Evil on March 27, 2001 at 20:58:53:
Anyway, I find it funny that Dobbin called me unfunny. Really. Anyone who doesn't know what I'm talking about, check out any of his posts ever.
Dude, my evil friend, your lame attempt to somehow salvage a totem-pole position not DIRECTLY at the bottom by attacking me is as weak as your..um.."artwork." It reeks of the psychology of the third grader.
In any case, about your "strip." I had a pretty successful and popular comic strip in college. It was well drawn. At times, it was even funny. So I feel kinda justified in "the real world" to tell you:
That drivel thing that you put up for public view (and ridicule) was so lame on SO many levels that it became almost morbidly fascinating. Firsrt- the..um.."look" of it..Matt Groenig showed the world that you don't need the best cartooning skills to make a funny, endearing strip, but you have to have SOME concern about production values. That MS Paint and Times New Roman font screams "BUSH LEAGUE!!" from high atop the peak of Mount Mediocre.
But that notwithstanding, the actual content speaks to an author (and, I guess, by extension, an audience) so limited in scope, so wildly un-read and unsophisticated, and assumes a knowlege of geeky minutia that it boggles the mind. And what's with the making up of words? "Infidillic?"
If you are 14, and that's where your head is at (Damn you, Rob Liefeld!) then that's fine. Mea culpa; you're a child prodigy with initiative. But if you are of driving age or beyond, and that is your relative level of commentary in a cartoon strip, then I honestly pity and fear you.
The web is a wonderful medium that allows an ease of world-wide publication to the otherwise most disenfranchised. But just because you have the ability to publish something for world-wide view does not mean that you SHOULD.
I think you and Brad Smothermon could make a fine ping pong doubles team.
(And I'll put my money where m mouth is; I'll dig up copies of the strip & scan 'em. We'll have a "Funny Off," you & me. )
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