Guidance

Posted on: January 26th, 2012

This comic really took me a long time to create. I had absolutely no idea what to make. I have a couple notebooks full with ideas, but I just had no click with any of them. I just couldn't find a way to make it work. I clearly had a writers block. But luckily I can always count on my comic colleagues. Dawn (of Zorphbert and Fred) send me a link to an article she wrote about how to overcome a writers block. The article was very useful (so thanks Dawn!) and made me start to write down words after words after words. And eventually - after another 1 or 2 hours thinking, staring and sweating - I got this idea. And I'm pretty happy  with it. It doesn't even look like it was made while under pressure, if I might say so. What do you think?

Update: after I woke up this morning and looked at the comic, I noticed that while tweaking the texts last night, I totally tweaked it the wrong way. I removed all texts from the original idea and the whole intention was gone. So now I needed to tweak it a little and change it after I posted it. Which I rarely do, since I just don't think it's good to tweak the comic after it's posted... if I would do that, I could keep on tweaking EVERY comic I ever created. So that's why I decided for myself to not tweak/change a comic in any way after it's posted. I only sometimes change the text to correct spelling mistakes. So this update is pretty unusual, but I thought is was necessary.

13 Responses

  1. kaitou

    January 26, 2012

    Time to get out and walk.

    Good comic!

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    • Skar

      January 26, 2012

      Don’t think Ben will wait much longer, I wouldn’t 🙂
      Glad you like it.

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  2. Tim Green

    January 26, 2012

    I like the “poot, poot, poot” in the second panel. 🙂

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    • Skar

      January 26, 2012

      Actually it’s ‘doot doot doot’ – at least… that was my impression what sound it would make if you punched something in on a touch screen.

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      • White

        January 26, 2012

        Oh, hah. I thought it was the car’s sound since I also read it as poot and imagined it to be the sound a puny engine makes.

        I snickered at Mojo looking down at the pedals. 😀

        Good job getting over the writer’s block, and I hope the smoking arc won’t be left hanging for too long.

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        • Skar

          January 26, 2012

          Hahaha. That’s also a way to read it. I see how you read it 🙂
          I don’t know if I will be revisiting the smoking-arc soon, for me the guys where now done with smoking and I need to get forward with the comic 🙂

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  3. Jared

    January 26, 2012

    i like the joke! It made me laugh. Sorry you got all blocked up writing it. That happens to me sometimes. I hate it.

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    • Skar

      January 26, 2012

      Well… after HOURS of thinking, I’m rather surprised I got this as my end result. Really love the joke myself too. And having that writersblock is the most frustrating part of creation. Really annoying!

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  4. JerryBenedict

    January 26, 2012

    It is very satisfying to come up with that good idea after struggling with the writers block, though!

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    • Skar

      January 26, 2012

      It feels awesome! And this comic being the result is really wonderful.

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  5. dgriff13

    January 26, 2012

    clutch? what’s a clutch? :0P
    also, even if my electronics don’t make sounds, I’ll gladly make the “doot doot” sound effect FOR them. In fact, I’ll say “doot” to myself as I click “post comment”

    P.S. glad the Alliance and myself could be of help!! I love all those little writer’s block tricks like I laid out in the article :0)

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    • Skar

      January 26, 2012

      Hahaha… I often make sound effects. I don’t even notice making them. Other people do though 😛
      And the article on the Webcomic Alliance really helped me. It gave me some other options to get that writers block out of the way 🙂

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  6. Mark Stokes

    February 11, 2012

    This is going to be a very interesting drive!

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