Hehe, I just found this comic. Love your work, keep it up! I'm looking forward to seeing more about cal and what exactly is going on!
78% of DM's started their first campaign in a tavern. If you're one of the 22% that didn't, copy and paste this into your signature.
(Stranded on the first layer of Baator seemed to work just fine )
LOL, I just noticed the bunny faces on the curtain rod.
For a while I edited a fantasy fiction webzine, so I had to wade through hundreds of stories to pick a few for each issue. I always had more than enough "good" ones to choose from after the initial cull, but then came the hard part of picking just the best to publish.
What often made the difference was the sparkle that the right extra details added to the story. A lot of people could get the basic mechanics of the prose and storytelling down enough so that there may not have been anything wrong with it, but again, there was nothing special to make somebody keep reading either.
While overall, the presentation isn't as "smooth" as the original OotS (and it certainly took time and practice for Rich to get to his current level), little things like the bunnies sprinkled throughout your pages shows that you're thinking beyond just the main story, jokes, and art. That these extra details support the foreground material is a huge bonus, and a very good sign that you WILL get better with time and practice. That you're starting out at such a high level of enjoyable goodness already is also nice.
Wow thanks everyone for the influx of positive comments!
Jimor - You have no idea how good your comments make me feel, I've always been rather insecure about my work and tend to lose interest far too quickly, but comments like that and the others I'm starting to receive are giving me the impetus to stick with this! I repeat, thanks to all of you!
The 7th strip is done and below. I wanted to try and show some of the main characteristics of the characters in this strip, and I hope it does at least a little bit.
Unfortunately, your comic is terrible. Sorry to be so harsh, but I have to be truthful.
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Just kidding! ;) Did I scare you there for a second? What an awesome strip. I'm anxiously awaiting the next installment. Frankly, I think your artwork is incredible. In fact, it barely looks like a stick figure comic at all. All you'd have to do is change the arms/hands to have some width and it would just be a regular comic. You're already doing it with the fists; I bet it wouldn't be hard to do it permanently. But then it wouldn't be an OOTS fancomic, so I guess you better keep it the way it is.
Hehe yeah, I noticed the grammar mess-up shortly after I posted, but I've only just corrected it this morning... and Ichneumon, I'm going to try one on imageshack when my account activates, see whether there's any difference, because it does seem to be a problem for most people! And Chorpler, you're a mean-meany head for teasing me like that, but thanks for the good comment afterwards!
Again thanks for all the positive comments, and for pointing out mistakes that I have somehow managed to miss!
Here is Strip 8, the first person to identify the monster in the last panel wins a cookie!
Strip 8 - A Good Familiar's Hard to Find
As always any comments or tips are welcome, I hope to post the next comic by Wednesday.
EDIT - A big triple chocolate cookie is winging it's way to Ichneumon right now!