Working Daze by John Zakour and Scott Roberts

Working Daze

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  1. johnzakour

    johnzakour GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    As much as I love the simpsons I was never a huge fan of Mr. "Graining"’s earlier works.

  2. scott roberts

    scott roberts GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    He continued the strip in the same vein. The look of the Simpsons changed because many other artists were hired who refined the characters and the style. Groening’s own work retained its raw look. I always wondered if he was somewhat influenced by Johnny Hart, who was already doing the large upper lip, no chin look.

  3. takiniteasy

    takiniteasy said, over 3 years ago

    @johnzakour and scott roberts:
    . . . then why did you pick Groening to do a guest spot? I’m not being critical or sarcastic here, I’m just curious.

  4. JRod3787

    JRod3787 said, over 3 years ago

    You all assume this is Graining from the Simpsons, but it’s not. His name is Groening.

  5. johnzakour

    johnzakour GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Basically the choices for “guest” artists this week comes down to people who Scott wanted to draw like.

  6. Carl Binder

    Carl Binder GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I’m really liking this list of (guest artists) you’re using this week.

  7. Dennis Wiles

    Dennis Wiles said, over 3 years ago

    its a good gag :) and i’m enjoying the different syles this week

  8. scott roberts

    scott roberts GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I picked Groening because his style is distinctive and recognizable, and because he’s an important cartoonist. I also like the writing style, which sadly faded from the Simpsons. Not that other writers’ styles were unwelcome, but they tended to crowd out that specific ‘Groening voice.’ I also spoofed him here: http://www.webcomicsnation.com/scottartist/parodies/series.php?view=archive&chapter=25960
    I wondered what the Simpsons might have been like if Groening himself had done it as a strip. This is just a guess.

  9. scott roberts

    scott roberts GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I notice some readers are still confused by the deliberate misspellings of the cartoonists names this week. But Groening is pronounced like ‘Graining’ anyway. Yes, it rhymes with ‘raining,’ not with ‘groaning.’

  10. Nicole K

    Nicole K said, over 3 years ago

    The text today is so small it’s barely legible.

  11. Susan Thomas

    Susan Thomas said, over 3 years ago

    Gotta hit the enlarge button, the one with the magnifying glass. Cute spoof though, still holding out for “Bloom County” creator . . .

  12. burleigh2

    burleigh2 said, over 3 years ago

    I was actually thinking before I read the “guest spot” that it looked a little like the old Bongo comics… so… well done! ;-)

  13. scott roberts

    scott roberts GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I almost did one with the big silhouette (which would have been Rita or Dana in place of Binky,) but went instead with a take on Groening’s multi panel explorations. And yeah, the enlarge is most useful for this one. We didn’t choose the display size- though for a week or so they had the strip too big.

  14. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, over 3 years ago

    That is so Simpson there!

  15. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, over 3 years ago

    It sort of like Homer and Mr. Burns.

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