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"Word Games" or 24 Hours 2007"

The 24 hour comic challenge this year was a much harder affair for me this year than it has been in years past. The previous two years were held at Night Flight in Library Square and I made a point of grabbing one of the smaller card tables in the back. This year I was on a long table at the new location and that, coupled with being sick made it increasingly hard to focus. I feel like the story is rambling and I never got the "aHa! This is where the story is going!" moment. Each page was a challenge.
And here's the thing...I can handle boys. I can handle boys (of whatever age) when they get together in groups and try to out alpha the other. I can handle the profanity, I can handle the crude conversation...I can deal with it. Honestly. BUT NOT FOR 24 HOURS.
I felt like I needed to go home and do some sort of emotional cleanse. Instead I went home and collapsed in bed.

But still...I *FINISHED* For the third year running, 24 pages and a cover. Go me. This year's foray is what I hope will be the final chapter of my "Puzzles trilogy." Another year has passed in the lives of Evan, Junghwa, Oscar, Joyce, Jules and L.J. As always I was surprised where things went and again, while I feel this years entry is even more rambling than last year's "Loose Threads" I do like where the characters ultimately end up. It feels like a solid first draft. (More on that later)

Anyway, it's up! Thanks to fallenpegasus for his coding and getting this up and going for me!


What do you think sirs?


( 16 comments — Leave a comment )
Nov. 6th, 2007 09:40 pm (UTC)
I've only read 2! Where's the 3rd?! (The jigsaw puzzle was the other one)
Nov. 6th, 2007 10:18 pm (UTC)
Squeeee! It's the final one of the trilogy! *does the Happy Mitchy Boogie in your honour*

I loved it :) I can really see a difference in the art work, you seem far, far more confident now. And I know you're not as happy with the plotting, but aww, it had a happy ending. I'm a sucker for a happy ending :)

Kudos m'dear, kudos!
Nov. 6th, 2007 10:20 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I like where they ended up. It feels optimistic and true to the characters.

The *plan* is to rescript it, tighten it up and redraw the thing and put it out as a finished work. I'll keep one reserved for you. ;)
Nov. 6th, 2007 10:32 pm (UTC)
The *plan* is to rescript it, tighten it up and redraw the thing and put it out as a finished work. I'll keep one reserved for you. ;)

Oh that'd be very cool! And woo HOO!! *boogies some more* That'd be great :)
Nov. 6th, 2007 10:29 pm (UTC)
They're all really great, but Puzzles is still my favourite.
Nov. 6th, 2007 10:35 pm (UTC)
Yeah, me too. That one just flowed. :)
Nov. 6th, 2007 10:36 pm (UTC)
Speaking of great stories...how's your Scrivener's Toves tale coming? :)
Nov. 6th, 2007 10:49 pm (UTC)
FABULOUS! I've just had one read through, but my first impression is -wow-
I liked the bottom panel on page 8 and (I think) 14--just the phone.
Well done!
Nov. 6th, 2007 11:19 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Glad you liked it. Yeah, I liked the panel where Jules is jumping on LJ as well. Doing the phone was hard...I used my own as a model...but cell phones are getting so SMALL it's hard to really make them register as phones, y'know?
Nov. 6th, 2007 10:55 pm (UTC)
Totally interesting. Now I have to go back and re-read the previous ones!

Nov. 6th, 2007 11:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Glad you liked it! :D
Nov. 7th, 2007 12:20 am (UTC)
yay you!! I read the last one and then had to go back and read them all again. I still remember when you did the first one.
Nov. 7th, 2007 12:31 am (UTC)
Yeah, it's amazing how time flies, no? :)
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Nov. 14th, 2007 02:03 am (UTC)
Read through Word Games like a Socrates poem I can't place who Raina & George are, or what everybody is complaining and arguing over (but I loved the ---'ed conversation between Jules and LJ).
Nov. 7th, 2007 10:03 am (UTC)
That's still a good closing chapter ! And I'm glad it's a happy ending. For everybody.
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