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'So here I am doing something effectively brand new, where literally every page is to some extent an experiment, and the kno-nothings sift thru the issues with a magnifying glass -- or read them in a format for which they were not intended -- and cry foul when they find something less than perfection. Instead of, as in the review, enjoying the experiments even when they don't work! (I'm reasonably certain many of these are the same people who grouse about the "shoddy" sets and special effects on TOS.)' - John Byrne



























Date: 2017-07-11 08:27 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] stubbleupdate
By far my favourite things about this series are how indignant Byrne is that people don't a) buy it and b) love it.

Date: 2017-07-11 01:17 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] locuatico
I do wonder if that isn't just a case of using the wrong format.
I do think, if this was a webcomic, it would have plenty of followers. I don't know what that says of the webcomic community.

Date: 2017-07-11 01:29 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] matrix_dragon
Well, webcomics are often something you get for free, which often causes a reader to have different criteria. That said, I can think of a number of photo based comics of far better quality than this, and they were done as a hobby.

Date: 2017-07-11 10:42 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
They're, presumably, done properly, with purpose-shot photos, not repurposing a very limited amount of material.

This is closer to stuff like Wondermark or The New Adventures of Queen Victoria than a proper photonovel, but due to using drawn art, the creators of Wondermark and NAQV have more room to modify the source material, and they actually write around the limitations of their chosen format.

Byrne has made the odd choice to use the worst possible format for his purposes, despite not having the skill to work around the huge limitations he's placed on himself. (He's gotten better as the series has gone on, based on the scans that have gotten here, but he's still hampered by the material he has to work with.)

Date: 2017-07-12 08:38 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] stubbleupdate
Even though My New Filing Technique is Unstoppable et al looked bad, it at least recognised its limitations and worked with them.

This... not so much.

Date: 2017-07-11 12:54 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] matrix_dragon
It's amazing how defensive he is about his photoshopping skills. Also, the story itself is rather generic and bland, and the boob joke in the last panel was honestly painful. Kirk had more class then that.

Date: 2017-07-11 01:24 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] stubbleupdate
If I had to judge its quality, I would rate it

Date: 2017-07-11 11:00 pm (UTC)
kamino_neko: Tedd from El Goonish Shive. Drawn by Dan Shive, coloured by Kamino Neko. (Default)
From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
FTR, browsers not made by Google don't support the webp format.

Date: 2017-07-11 02:09 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thanekos
What if: Robbie the Robot looked like that thing you say you don't own?

Date: 2017-07-11 04:54 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shakalooloo
What if: the Daleks were innocent victims and the Doctor was an evil space blob?

Date: 2017-07-11 09:11 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] remial
yeah, but innocent victims generally don't go around shouting "EXTERMINATE" and shooting random people with lasers.

Date: 2017-07-11 05:52 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dc2houseofmystery
It's an interesting experiment for sure, but as soon as he adds something "new" to the mise en scene things start looking off, like the Traveller in this instance.

You can't just judge a comic book, or fumetti, or whatever, on one aspect. As good or as true to the mythos as the series might be, you're still going to judge the weird "art" and that's going to influence how it's received!

Date: 2017-07-11 10:17 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] tripodeca113
I think my favorite part is the bottom of page 16, were the guys head is awkwardly sticking around the corner.
Why couldn't an artist just draw this series?

Date: 2017-07-12 10:37 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bruinsfan
At what point do Byrne and Harlan Ellison merge into one gigantic super-curmudgeon?

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