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PostPosted: July 11th, 2011 05:44:54 am 
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Really liked this comic!

It's kind of maybe not the ideal thing to introduce the comic to new people though, IMO
since you sort of need to be aware of the Rastov oeuvre to care about it

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PostPosted: July 11th, 2011 05:48:37 am 
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Yeah, I probably should have made it a better introductory one, since I am trying to get everyone to pimp it out (and succeeding).

At least the previous two strips were pretty decent introductions.

I try really hard to maintain a balance between comics for the fans, and comics for the newcomers.

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PostPosted: July 11th, 2011 07:55:56 am 
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I totally +1 this.

Or I would but I'm not sure how.

Great stuff, my brain, it is joying.

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PostPosted: July 11th, 2011 09:22:00 am 
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Mildred's muppet mouth freaks me out a little. maybe I'm racist?


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PostPosted: July 11th, 2011 12:55:58 pm 
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Is Space Home meant to be a riff on Fun Home? Because the Rastov test is obviously based on the Bechdel test, but Fun Home seems an obscure reference even for you. Good book, though.


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PostPosted: July 11th, 2011 16:45:29 pm 
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It was pretty much all Draz's idea to parody Fun Home. The intent was to produce something that would be pretty funny if you haven't read it. The last part has been going over a lot of people's heads, though.

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PostPosted: July 11th, 2011 17:41:51 pm 
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longtime reader, firsttime caller.

i loved the fun home parody and didn't think it was obscure! but i am a huge comics nerd.

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PostPosted: July 12th, 2011 00:53:33 am 
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I didn't get it until now,

but I actually read Fun Home,

and it makes a lot of sense.

I recognized it on a subliminal

level, and decided it was a

play on modern graphic novels,

but I did not immediately

recognize the source, but now

that someone mentions it,

i see it immediately. good show

unwinder, good show.

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PostPosted: July 12th, 2011 04:35:09 am 
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Unwinder wrote:
It was pretty much all Draz's idea to parody Fun Home. The intent was to produce something that would be pretty funny if you haven't read it. The last part has been going over a lot of people's heads, though.

So what's up with the last part. I don't feel like I "got it." Do I have to know Fun Home to get it?


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PostPosted: July 12th, 2011 06:34:44 am 
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Unfortunately, that is the impression I am getting! A lot of people have been kind of confused by the ending, even after having it explained (Basically it's a direct reference to a specific page.)

I haven't read Fun Home, and I thought it was funny (I had literally no hand in the production of the Fun Home segments), but I can see how it might seem just baffling.

I personally like it, and wouldn't change it if I could go back and do it all over again.

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PostPosted: July 12th, 2011 20:13:58 pm 
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Yeah, I am sorry that it's baffling! I have failed you guys. It is pretty much just about how affect-less it is! As Bechdel was. And I think a lot of biographers are. Warren is just observing this all as if he was unrelated to the topic. And it's pretty good, I think, that Unwinder reacts in a more reasonable way right after that.


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PostPosted: July 12th, 2011 20:40:24 pm 
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yeah, I liked it! and unwinder's reaction is funny. It just sounded like there might be a more specific joke I was missing entirely, esp after reading this:
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The last part has been going over a lot of people's heads, though.


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PostPosted: July 12th, 2011 22:38:40 pm 
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It is a reference to this two page splash! Basically, I was just flipping through pages and was hit by how freaked out Unwinder would be by this being in the book. I mean, it was of the babysitter who the father was sleeping with in Fun Home. But I thought it worked as well just being Gary.


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PostPosted: July 12th, 2011 22:39:08 pm 
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What game was barbeque sauce playing on the wii?

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PostPosted: July 13th, 2011 21:04:39 pm 
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PostPosted: July 13th, 2011 23:20:32 pm 
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I thought Unwinder's reaction at the end made sense, but was not super funny. Just not a lot of oomph to a guy going "WHY" I guess.

But it did make me think about why the narrator character would include a thing like that, and I concluded... possibly a gay oedipal thing?

Which is kind of funny.

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PostPosted: July 16th, 2011 05:56:55 am 
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i don't understand why you're still making comics that are basically just one big in joke when want to grow your fanbase

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PostPosted: July 17th, 2011 08:41:11 am 
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Unwinder wrote:
I try really hard to maintain a balance between comics for the fans, and comics for the newcomers.


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PostPosted: July 17th, 2011 23:16:31 pm 
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=D~ wrote:
i don't understand why you're still making comics that are basically just one big in joke when want to grow your fanbase

RE: this particular installment

I just wanted to do something special and big, and this was already in production, and I didn't have any other good ideas. I had wanted to do something more accessible, but by the time that I had to commit to a script, I didn't have anything more appropriate than this up my sleeve.

RE: Miles

My goal is that about half of my strips be reasonably understandable for a newcomer, while the remaining strips are free to be completely baffling.

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PostPosted: July 18th, 2011 18:50:16 pm 
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I was trying to answer =D~

I totally have been in your shoes re: strips to appeal to new people and strips to appeal to regulars.

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PostPosted: July 18th, 2011 18:56:29 pm 
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Don't really think of Gary P. Rastov as an in-joke so much as a recurring character anyway.

Referencing Fun Home is maybe an in joke.

But I can hardly be expected not to write jokes that require familiarity with the cast.

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PostPosted: July 18th, 2011 19:52:23 pm 
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I think this comic's completely accessible to someone who's either read a Rastov strip before, or who's familiar with Bechdel. If they haven't done either of those, then it still seems like there's enough there that it would be funny. When I've linked people to it, I've been adding "read this one first" just to be on the safe side.

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PostPosted: July 18th, 2011 20:07:00 pm 
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Unwinder wrote:
But I can hardly be expected not to write jokes that require familiarity with the cast.


Well you could
I mean you must have written the first few strips somehow
and if you wanted to be more internet meme-y then you probably would need to
but don't because it would make the comic worse

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PostPosted: July 20th, 2011 02:33:58 am 
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See, what's weird is, I think Unwinder the character would probably be all over creating a really memey webcomic just to get readers. Possibly the solution is to have an ongoing thing where a Tall Comic is of Unwinder making a metafiction comic. And then on another site that comic actually goes up. And the audience decides if Unwinder achieves success!

Possibly that is too much like Powerup. Possibly that is why it's good?


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PostPosted: July 20th, 2011 03:13:00 am 
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Not a terrible idea!

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