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  1. ptvroman3 commented on Poptropica 26 days ago

    OMG! Slynderfel was here first! (for those who don’t get the reference, check out Korry’s “Lost Side of Suburbia”. Wonderful wonderful wonderful storytelling.)

  2. ptvroman3 commented on Lost Side of Suburbia 30 days ago

    or will the clam words of Angus sway his murderous rage

    I thought he was a frog, not a clam. ;)

  3. ptvroman3 commented on Lost Side of Suburbia about 1 month ago

    Random Cameo—brilliant!!! Like those mystery lollipops—you never know what you have until you taste it. Could be Brad Pitt, could be Tony Shalhoub.

    Or would that be Bradberry Pitt or Tony Shalhoubert?

    (I had a really really hard time coming up with some kind – any kind – of icecreamy punny name out of Brad Pitt. Shalhoubert came quite naturally.)

  4. ptvroman3 commented on Lost Side of Suburbia 2 months ago

    Apparently Toady went a courtin’ Miss Mousie.

  5. ptvroman3 commented on Lost Side of Suburbia 3 months ago

    That’s because Halfrock has better real estate agents, and all the good lichen have moved there.

  6. ptvroman3 commented on Lost Side of Suburbia 3 months ago

    This poem reminds me of The Great Smokeoff, by Shel Silverstein.

  7. ptvroman3 commented on Frazz 3 months ago

    For those who don’t understand how “ghoti” can be pronounced “fish”, it comes from multiple words

    “gh” sounds like “f” in words like enough
    “o” sounds like “i” in women
    “ti” sounds like “sh” in words like nation

  8. ptvroman3 commented on That is Priceless 4 months ago

    “Waitress! Can you bring me another order of ’Tater Tits?”

  9. ptvroman3 commented on Dog Eat Doug 4 months ago

    Why did everything except Sophie lose color in the 3rd panel?

  10. ptvroman3 commented on Lost Side of Suburbia 5 months ago

    Dear Mr. Merritt,


    First of all, I would like to thank you for your work. Not only are the illustrations incredible, but the story lines are amazing.


    I kinda see your dilemma. Gotta pay the bills, and running a web comic can’t be bringing in too much money. Now, if they could be syndicating this to other sources….. BTW – I got the impression at one point that you weren’t sure if daily updates worked with your story telling. Well, with the outpouring of emotions in these comments, I think you have your answer.


    I’ll admit to being a bit greedy – I want my LSOS. I understand your needs. Hows about we compromise? Think of GoComics as your place for a personal release. Illustrating someone elses story will pay the bills, but you have your own stories in your head fighting to come out. So, take a couple of months off from here. Focus on your paying gigs. If you have any spare time, start working on the next story. Once you’re done (or mostly done), start releasing it on a slower pace – maybe 3 a week instead of 5. We can wait. Consider this your hobby, and let us enjoy the results of your hobby.


    Or, here’s another idea. There’s a lot of people here who love your work and want to share your work. Maybe GoComics becomes a test market for future works. Publish a chapter of “Jill in the Kingdom of Jacks” as a teaser towards a printed book. Print part of “Magenta Maroon and the Christmas That Shouldn’t Have Been” to gauge opinion on the piece or on part of the plot. Don’t know if it would help to promote a book, but it’s an idea.


    Once again, thank you. In the words of some long-haired hippie freaks, “what a long, strange trip it’s been.” (and I mean that in a good way!)