Comic 84 - Project Hephaestus

Wednesday, the 1st of July at 3:10 PM, 2015
Project Hephaestus
Average Rating: 4.5 (4 votes)
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Danielle Kogan Friday, the 1st of July at 3:10 PM, 2011 edit delete
Danielle Kogan
Hey guys, sorry this page is a day late. I was having a bit of computer trouble, but here we are! Who are these mysterious henchmen? Why does one of them have a plaid hat? These questions and more will be answered next week!


FFAA Friday, the 1st of July at 10:22 PM, 2011 edit delete
About the change. I think that what you had going on before, simple as it was, made your comic unique; It was a style that looked good and professional enough, but yeah, it was very distinctive more than all. I think this new style is much harder to pull off at a professional level and as of right now it's just too generic/bland in my opinion. It's good that you're trying different things though, and Danielle, please don't take it bad, feedback is always good and you can improve a lot ;)
Loungegecko Saturday, the 2nd of July at 1:02 AM, 2011 edit delete
While I still love this comic, I much preferred the old style. I'm sorry, but I'm going to be honest, and please don't take it as an offense, but you had something very good going with the old style. The old style, while being "super-hero awesome" had an edge of fun to it, and it made the comic unique and enjoyable. It's best not to fix something that isn't broken.
Danielle Kogan Saturday, the 2nd of July at 5:43 AM, 2011 edit delete
Danielle Kogan
The objective in trying a new art style for an episode, was to try and draw new readers in (who wouldn't normally read Plasma-man because it was a stick figure comic), who would then stick with the comic after it went back to John's usual style.

At the same time, I don't like what seems to be happening (alienating people that previously liked the comic as it was).
I'm getting in touch with John, and we'll see if things continue with art like this (and see if things pick up more positive speed), or rather, I do the rest of the pages emulating his original style.
Fubar Saturday, the 2nd of July at 10:23 AM, 2011 edit delete
What people don't seem to be getting is that this is not a permanent change.

I for one, enjoy the change. Trying new things every now and then keeps the comic refreshing. Even though the change would be a 'miss', it's still a learning experience.

I still kinda liked the original art better. No offense. :V
MuggleMike Saturday, the 2nd of July at 6:54 PM, 2011 edit delete
The full body stickman art had an immense amount of charm going for it. Which also affected how the writing was perceived. It was incredibly fun to read when it was full body stickman art. And it especially gave the serious parts of that run more weight. Like when plasma man was drowning. It's like in Pixar films. You are more empathetic towards something that looks stylized and, for lack of a better term, "cute".

In this new more realistic style, the atmosphere and the writing seem more serious than before. Was it a conscious choice have the writing be more serious as well?

All in all, it's different. Not terrible, just different. I must say that I am glad it's temporary, but I do like that you're trying new things. I'll still be reading.
Kyle Sunday, the 3rd of July at 6:43 AM, 2011 edit delete
What iseveryone talking about? I don't understand "styles"?
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