April 30, 2016

Just some random stuff

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I'd love to try this but I don't think I could maintain a straight face. (Shamelessly stolen from Ace of Spades.)

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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!

Posted by: Steven Den Beste in Weird World at 04:44 PM | Comments (8) | Add Comment
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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)

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I bought the Gallimaufry arc when it first came out.

Slowly. Painfully slowly.

In B/W.

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)

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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)

4 Per persistent logins, that's not anything I can do anything about. That's Pixy's domain. And I think he's keeping it short as an anti-spam measure.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at May 01, 2016 10:43 AM (+rSRq)

5 Cheyenne's not their original colorist--he started 3-4 "issues" in to GG.
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)

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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)

7 CatCube - logins should last longer than that.  I'll take a look.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at May 01, 2016 06:05 PM (PiXy!)

8 I've got pretty much every Buck Godot, except for a few I lost in a move. But it was obligatory: I knew him in college.

He as a great cartoonist back then, too.

Posted by: Brett Bellmore at May 02, 2016 02:45 AM (l55xw)

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