Ya might want to check that last speech bubble, Jack. Unless Wally’s speech function is supposed to be affected by those Energy Nacho ™ crumbs.
Wally wasn’t the smartest in the first place, and those nacho crumbs do rot your brain, but that’s a typo. I’ll fix it.
Very nice jack. Keep up the good work.
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Hooray, another story arc!
TBH, I’m glad you changed up the style, I def prefer this over your earlier work. That is not to say I didn’t enjoy the earlier stuff, I just like this better….
Of forgot to mention that the one thing I like in particular about these recent strips is the way people are kinda like cutouts, see Wally’s fingers in panel 3. This is not Hanna-Barbara flatness, mind you, this almost seems like an ironic take on cartoons in general: all the background are heavy on perspective, yet the characters have a comical flatness to them…. Maybe I’m over-analyzing…. I dunno. The point is: I likey!
I can’t claim credit for inventing that. It’s rubbed off on me from working on Randy Cunningham 9th Grade Ninja – the fingers on that show bend in the same way. I do like the way that you think of it, though, as an ironic statement about the inherent flatness of the medium. I find it a humorous visual in general, but I agree that’s probably what makes it funny.
I seriously like this one! The animation is new and interesting (definitely liked the eye twitch,) and I’ve noticed Wally’s design has changed a bit again; I like this current one best so far. Your earlier ‘Ren and Stimpy’-ish style was pretty neat, but I think you’ve really found your niche with the more blocky thing you’ve got going on.
Also, thanks for taking my background thing into consideration! It definitely added to the comic. I totally understand time constraints, though. It’s kind of hard to decide between making more of the comic or having more going on in a panel. I know people say ‘quality,not quantity’, but sometimes quantity IS quality and is needed to make a good joke work.
Usually at this point, I would say something about what I DON’T like, but this is an instance where like everything. Keep up the awesome work, man!
Thanks! Glad this comic is working for you. I like to listen to people’s feedback, and as long as it makes sense I’ll always implement it in the future. I’m glad you checked back in and saw that I threw in more detailed backgrounds. I’m also doing a little story arc, as someone requested that a couple weeks ago. Customer service!
But seriously, despite all that, apparently I can only muster 14 “likes”
Well, 15, now. (I have a FB that I rarely use, but hell, I’ll support y’all.) Just made a post advertising Dumm to all my nerd / geek / comic-loving buddies.
Thanks, I appreciate it! But seriously, I’m never going to win this “likes” war. I’ve been banging my head against a wall for 2.5 years and the number just goes down.
Wow, you know I mentioned in the last comic how I love your artistic style and color schemes, but I’m liking this even more. Looking forward to where this is going!
Thanks! I appreciate the positive feedback!
I’m still wating for anything radical here. The only word coming to my mind is “poser”. The best part are the colors, and it’s becoming formula, the rest is air.
Fair enough. Hey, you seem to be in the majority, so (all) you’re probably right – I must be just a talentless poser hack.
Those animations are a lovely surprise! Really fun and adorable drawings, Jack
Wow, I just noticed how much wally has changed over the years. New outfit, no hat, a tad less gangly, different hair, smaller nose, different face. I’m not saying I don’t like the change, just making an observation. I actually prefer this new look to be honest. I’ve also noticed that your art has pretty much come to resemble something out of Randy Cunningham which is also pretty awesome.
I first designed Wally as a throwaway gag – he was supposed to be dead within one or two comics (like the other intern, Lisa). As such, I deliberately gave him a dumb, unappealing look. I liked how he allowed me to do jokes of a normal(ish) kid stumbling upon the weird, twisted world of RAZ Corp, though, so I kept him around. The longer he stuck around, the more his look irritated me, so I plotted to slowly turn him into something more appealing. I didn’t want to make him unrecognizable overnight, but I slowly stripped away bits and pieces here and there and changed his wardrobe until I arrived at this look. I also justify the haircut and the loss of the hat as Wally trying to re-invent himself after Lisa’s death.
Get ready for a hilarious EKsperience on May 19 as the country’s comedic duo takes the stage at the Enchanting Events Place (EEP) of Enchanted Kingdom, Sta. Rosa, Laguna. Jose Manalo and Wally Bayola are set to entertain park guests with their comical antics at 8 pm.
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