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  1. about 10 hours ago on Working Daze

    He’s on the line, and has not sent any dispatches to give us material.

  2. about 22 hours ago on Mutt & Jeff

    Jeff has no shoulders when he’s dressed, but they’re broad when he’s shirtless. But at least he doesn’t go out without his nice silk hat.

  3. about 23 hours ago on For Better or For Worse

    I doubt it was arthritis in the case of the hair. Just stylized drawing. These strips were intended for black and white. Same reason we don’t see Charlie Brown’s hairline, and people think he’s bald. Schulz was used to b&w. An early color comic book appearance had the top of his head colored yellow. It looked weird.

  4. about 23 hours ago on For Better or For Worse

    They work cheaply, all right. Everyone wants color, and makes it SO important, but they don’t like to have to pay for it. You’re not one of the creative people, you’re just doing an assembly-line task.

  5. about 23 hours ago on For Better or For Worse

    But the colorist could pay more attention. I’m one myself. You have to learn the artist’s style, so you understand things like Michael’s hair- and you don’t think “Oh, well she didn’t draw strands here, so I guess I use flesh tone.”

  6. 1 day ago on Wizard of Id

    Actors are told that if you’re not a little nervous it’s a bad sign. You have too little energy to go out on that stage. I’ve been acting since high school.

  7. 1 day ago on Working Daze

    Wow. I’m glad that for the most part. I don’t care about television anymore.

  8. 2 days ago on Wizard of Id

    I had to play Santa once for a concert. My biggest worry was that kids would come up expecting me to know their names. We had no helper elf to get it out of them and whisper it to me. I know that at least some thought I was the real deal. I tried not to promise them any specific gifts.

  9. 2 days ago on Dilbert Classics

    True of any specialized ability- even plain old drawing by hand. The assumption is that isn’t work for you- it’s just some kind of magic trick. “Oh, I figured since you can do it, it’d be easy for you.” Um, no… the only difference between us is that when I do it, it’ll look good. But it’s still effort and the time it takes depends on what I’m being asked to do.

  10. 2 days ago on Working Daze

    If you got up really, really close (when your mother wasn’t looking since she told you not to) you could see the tiny RGB dots that made up the color, and the lines that created the picture. And if you looked long enough, then you could see your eye doctor.