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Author Topic: Cool but strange web comic  (Read 6987 times)

Edvard

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Cool but strange web comic
« 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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« Last Edit: April 16, 2008, 05:06:14 PM by Edvard »

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Re: Nice but strange web comic
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2008, 02:17:28 PM »
Absolutely fantastic.  Great find.  :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup:

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Re: Cool but strange web comic
« 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.  >:(

« Last Edit: April 16, 2008, 02:47:37 PM by Deozaan »

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Re: Cool but strange web comic
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2008, 03:30:54 PM »
Oh, this was a really good read!
Thanks for posting, edvard :D

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Re: Cool but strange web comic
« 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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Re: Cool but strange web comic
« 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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Re: Cool but strange web comic
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2008, 05:12:58 PM »
More brilliance.  :up:

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Re: Cool but strange web comic
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2008, 05:23:51 PM »
Don't miss "Meanwhile" here: http://www.shigabook...ctive/meanwhile.html

With a cool picture of the author and this interactive story:
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ps. you can order some of his other strips here: http://www.shigabook...m/indeces/order.html
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Re: Cool but strange web comic
« 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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Re: Cool but strange web comic
« 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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