April 30, 2016
I'd love to try this but I don't think I could maintain a straight face. (Shamelessly stolen from Ace of Spades.)
And this is for Lewis Hamilton, who is having a world-record run of miserable luck this season in F1.
"Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times, it's enemy action." -- Auric Goldfinger
Watch your back, Lewis!
After seeing you post the panel, I went to the Foglio's website to read a little bit of Buck Godot. They took it down.
It's a shame it never did as well as Girl Genius. I like GG better, but Buck Godot was still a great comic in its own right. I'd always wanted to get the Gallimaufry arc in paperback--of course, now I'd settle for being able to read it online!
Posted by: CatCube at April 30, 2016 07:39 PM (fa4fh)
I bought the Gallimaufry arc when it first came out.
Slowly. Painfully slowly.
It was literally months between issues. It was 8 total and I think it took three years or more from start to finish.
Anyway, the color version is a lot better; the colorist put his heart into it. (And I think I read that he died shortly after it was completed.)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at April 30, 2016 08:44 PM (+rSRq)
I got the PSmith trade paperback, but that was the last one they put out. I think they lost money on the deal, and didn't want to take a flyer on the next ones. The coloring on PSmith was nowhere near as good as the Gallimaufry, though. I never did learn who the colorists there were; I know they're using Cheyenne Wright for GG, and I just kind of assumed that he had done the colors for BG as well.
Now that I look at that Minions one again, it seems like the kind of thing that'll get you on notalwaysright.com. I want to believe most of the stories of customers making crazy requests are people shining on the employees, but I fear that most of them are serious.
Any chance we can get persistent logins? I hate having to re-login at what seems like every other day (or sooner).
Posted by: CatCube at May 01, 2016 10:06 AM (fa4fh)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at May 01, 2016 10:43 AM (+rSRq)
They said to look for something related to Godot later this year, in their just-concluded Kickstarter.
Posted by: RickC at May 01, 2016 01:12 PM (FvJAK)
There wasn't a colorist for the first few issues of GG; Volume 2 was the first to be in color. I was under the (mistaken) impression that they had gone back and colored the Buck Godot comics later with Cheyenne.
When I go back and look at the books, that's obviously wrong; Wright didn't start as the colorist until Volume 5 of GG, it was Mark McNabb and Laurie Smith before him. That was about the time I picked up the series; I had I think two or three issues in hard copy before they went to the online-only presence (except for the collected trade paperbacks). I can't find my copy of PSmith to see who colored it.
Christ, has it really been that long? I guess so; I started reading GG when I was in my last year or so of college, and I'm now 11 years away from that.
Posted by: CatCube at May 01, 2016 02:11 PM (fa4fh)
Posted by: Pixy Misa at May 01, 2016 06:05 PM (PiXy!)
He as a great cartoonist back then, too.
Posted by: Brett Bellmore at May 02, 2016 02:45 AM (l55xw)
Enclose all spoilers in spoiler tags:
[spoiler]your spoiler here[/spoiler]
Spoilers which are not properly tagged will be ruthlessly deleted on sight.
Also, I hate unsolicited suggestions and advice. (Even when you think you're being funny.)
At Chizumatic, we take pride in being incomplete, incorrect, inconsistent, and unfair. We do all of them deliberately.
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