Jillpoke Bohemia by Shawn Cote

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  1. susroc

    susroc said, over 3 years ago

    Sure, it would be great to see Darby so happy and relaxed. Are you planning to fast forward 5 years? She just went through major physical illness and now depression and anger.
    It’s a lot to accept that she’s going to be ready to jump into pregnancy and motherhood without some sort of transition.

    Parenting takes a lot of resilience. You just had her go into a major tailspin after a (really) bad hair day and losing a job she
    may not have been too crazy about anyway.

    A baby is not a cure for depression or a bad childhood. Darby doesn’t seem like the kind of person who would want to have a child for a selfish reason. Our kids are really not miniature versions of ourselves.

  2. Shawn Cote

    Shawn Cote said, over 3 years ago


    Appreciate the comment. See, this is the kind of feedback I was hoping to see more of. I have been seriously considering cancelling my GoComics/Sherpa membership just because my strip hasn’t generated much of a response in six months’ time. Starting to wonder what the benefits are and when the exposure will pay off. More commentary would help me make up my mind as to what I should do…

  3. tommycruz

    tommycruz GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    As someone that has been following your strip from Day 1, I
    was shocked on looking back to see that many of the strips
    from the last couple of months were unfamiliar. You must
    have started posting them later in the day, after I have finished my daily comic reading so I frequently have
    missed reading them entirely. If posted later, they don’t show up the next day unless the reader happens to scroll
    back to “View last strip”. I think the best storyline to date has been the road trip to Aroostook County and the family

  4. TheVernalPool

    TheVernalPool said, over 3 years ago

    another “Mainely” comic, cool.

  5. Shawn Cote

    Shawn Cote said, over 3 years ago


    Thanks. I usually upload the strips the night before they appear and post-date them. I get mine sent to me via email every morning, usually by 4:00 a.m….Not sure how it works for you or anyone else.

  6. tommycruz

    tommycruz GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Strips that come by email do show up on the next day’s email if posted after the email is sent (by 1 a.m. on the west
    coast), but my list is too long to do all by email, plus can be
    easily enlarged by going the www route. On the Gocomics
    site, My Comics Pages don’t carry over if not read, only by
    View Last Strip.

  7. vidothecat

    vidothecat GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I’ve only been following Jillpoke Bohemia for a couple months, so, I went back and read the whole thing from the beginning before putting out my 2 cents.

    Shawn, I think it is really great, very original, and cutting edge in a direction no one else is going. I love it. I would have commented before, but, most comments on GoComics are of the “awe, that was cute” or smart ass remark type, and are not really directed to the artist!

    Even though you’ve been hinting at this baby thing for a while, I hope this “Family Album” strip is not really happening, and was only a test designed to provoke an emotional response! Once you’ve got that cute kid, in any comic you can mention, she gets the whole show and all the good lines! There’s plenty left for our two heroes to do, like, go on tour.

    If you want to do the kid thing, why not flash forward to a pontential future for some segments, not locking it into stone. I think a flash forward 16 or 18 years to their kid rebelling from her straight edge roots, experimenting with drugs and alchohol could be interesting!

    Anyway, in response to your prior poll, I don’t vote for a baby and a move to N. Maine. There are plenty of other changes that can move the story line forward. I like how you are slowly evolving Darby’s character. Overall, I think the focus of the strip is great and doesn’t need changing!

    I hope you keep doing the strip!

  8. Shawn Cote

    Shawn Cote said, over 3 years ago


    Thanks, vidothecat. This is precisely the sort of commentary I’m after. I don’t see Darby and Kieran becoming parents in the near future, but I wouldn’t rule anything out. I do like your idea of a flash forward—or maybe an alternate universe thing, or a spoof on that sort of device, which often amounts to a cop-out. Archie gets to marry Betty AND Veronica??? Sorry, Arch, you can’t have it both ways.

    Thanks so much for your kind words. I’m eager to know what you think of the current story arc…

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