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« on: April 16, 2008, 02:02:41 PM »

Okay, it's not really a webcomic, but since the magazine it originally ran in didn't think it "fit in" so Jason published it for the web.
Careful, some extreme math is part of the plot...

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...It's about a boy who wakes up in a telephone booth which has been mysteriously sealed in an envelope of concrete. Using only the contents of his pockets (two pens, a paperback novel, three coins and 20 ft of unwaxed dental floss) our hero must fashion and execute an escape plan before he runs out of oxygen.



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« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2008, 02:17:28 PM »

Absolutely fantastic.  Great find.  Thmbsup Thmbsup Thmbsup
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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2008, 02:30:31 PM »

MacGyver could do it. I don't know about Little Jimmy though...

EDIT: I'm not happy with the way it ended. Way too abrupt and with still too many questions left unanswered.  Angry
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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2008, 03:30:54 PM »

Oh, this was a really good read!
Thanks for posting, edvard cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2008, 04:46:43 PM »

This actually reminded me a bit of a wonderful anime book / cartoon / movie called "DeathNote", only in the sense that there is a lot of focus on nice rich mental thought processes.
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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2008, 05:05:35 PM »

I'm not sure if I like the way it ends either, but the amnesia angle makes it ok, I think.

Maybe I liked it because I've always liked short stories where the situation seems absolutely hopeless except for the teeny glimmer of hope left hanging at the end.

And then I read Kafka and it all goes away...

Check out some of the other strips on that page.
April Fooled is a total hoot, and I'm about halfway through Bus stop


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« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2008, 05:12:58 PM »

More brilliance.  thumbs up
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« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2008, 05:23:51 PM »

Don't miss "Meanwhile" here: http://www.shigabooks.com...nteractive/meanwhile.html

With a cool picture of the author and this interactive story:


ps. you can order some of his other strips here: http://www.shigabooks.com/indeces/order.html
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« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2008, 05:32:59 PM »

Yes! I had just gone through quite a bit of that before giving up...
It's like those old "choose your own adventure" books, but cooler.

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« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2008, 02:37:23 PM »

I love it!  I'll have to check out the other links.  I am left wanting more of the same!

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