<quote>I should also note that this is a trial run of MFD; so far, only twenty-five episodes are planned, and they will run M-W-F. If you come to like the comic after a couple weeks, then please let me know.</quote>
Dear Alex, i'm letting you know that I'm not letting you know.
I thought MFD was just an excuse to get everyone else to do their own comic.
Maybe instead of the original MFD's there should just be themes: "Today the theme is having lunch with a hippy/opensource/MUD guy. Everyone do that or anything else as desired. Bonus points for hot t-shirt girl."
I disagree somewhat with the variable weight of the lines - the dirty secret of many cartoon artists is to draw big and reduce - variable lines don't reduce that well because you lose a lot of detail. With that said, I prefer my Sakura Pigma Brush Pen for a lot of my work (read:I like variable lines)
Knowing George McD. only by his description you click on the posting, I think the writing suffers from his lack of corporate IT experience.
Really what could help the writing is if George had been that IT guy fresh from college who was the code-monkey contractor. Or better yet, got thrown into some maniacal, home grown / 3rd party fusion app that is critical to the bottom line of "insert mega corp here"
My first EVER comment on WTF. I was going to sign up just to post PLEASE STOP, but I see someone else has posted this with more erudition than I could ever manage. I read WTF via RSS. Even just seeing the headline hurts.
Absolutely brilliant, well done. I second the request that MFD would be better (cough) if only done once per week, or even once every two weeks. Spend just a little bit of time on writing (even if the drawing continues to be substandard) and it would be appreciated.
Nearly all of the "response comics" are at least somewhat funny when compared to the original, and frequently MORE funny. MFD has usually been worse than adding together the worst elements from Family Circus, Garfield, User Friendly. At least each of those have SOME single redeeming quality, whether it be artwork or character development. Oi.
This is really a good comment. I agree with a lot.
If MFD is continued, which might not happen. I guarantee the outside line thickness will increase. I've been looking at a lot of other comics and am realizing my mistakes. We're working on the humor as well- especially what works and what works over time. In the future hopefully each comic will individually be funny, and will not be just a bland bridge to get to the next comic. I really enjoyed this comment it took a lot of thought and creativity.
The point was not that I hate the comic and I'm leaving and I'm never coming back. The point was that I like the idea and I'm glad that George is trying it, but there's a few things about it that should be improved in order to make it interesting. The point was to provide constructive, honest criticism.