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Which would be super?
  Shorter strips 2x/week
  Longer pages 1x/week
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 1:55 am    Post subject: Short vs. long strips Reply with quote

Hey. Obviously we all want bigger, better, faster aLp, but right now I'm doing the best I can considering all the crazy babies swarming my house. But I was just wondering how you guys felt about the old 3-panel strips versus the new longer (mostly 9-panel) ones. I like doing the new ones better cuz I like the exploring I get to do but it's entirely possible that some of you like the ADD quality of the old 3-panel gags.

So which of these hypothetical situations would you prefer? Shorter strips 2x/week or the way it is now, longer pages 1x/week? Hypothetically hypothetical. And since you can vote anonymously, you won't have to worry about hurting my feelings by liking the old comics better.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 3:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like both. Maybe a buncha short ones with a long one thrown in on occasion, like in newspaper strips
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 5:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I echo BaconNEggs. I like them both. I think a healthy balance would be to alternate. A long one on monday one week, then two short ones monday and wednesday the next week, or something like that. Best of both worlds.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Echo... echo... echo... echo... echo... echo...

I have to agree with the current general opinion...
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There seems to be a lot of me-toos around here... I'm afraid I have to join the consensus on this one.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do really like both. I lean a little more towards the longer ones, though--I like seeing the development with each panel and the growing "Dear God, what did Abe do now?" feeling. There's a clearer development into absurdity. With this past strip, I nearly died when I scrolled down to read the last three panels and saw a baby affixed to Preston's arm. That sort of surprise can be harder to pull off in shorter strips, I think. The shorter strips seem to be better at leaving one in suspense of what will happen next time if there's any sort of plot being followed (e.g., "What will happen between Preston and Corinna?").
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hmm.. i don`t think "i like them both" is gonna help out with the decisions making..

i`m gonna go with small panels 2x a week
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, but I'm gonna have to join everyone on the fence. Choosing would be like comparing the blink and you miss it sight gags in Futurama and the 'slow building, payoff at the end' style of Seinfeld. Short strips work well when you've got a quickfire gag. The longer strips suit the more detailed, layered humour. I guess this post is pretty useless, but might I suggest you add a third option to the poll: Bernie should do whatever he thinks is best because 3 panels or 9, aLp always raises a smile and a laugh. The current strip requires the nine panels to get the joke across, but the legendary 'Please Swipe Again' worked because it was short and punchy.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

do both, B. keep on with the long strips, but throw in a short one once in a while as a cookie for all of us or something.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, either way they're both very funny. Will Jesus be coming back, or maybe make guest appearances and he could cure Preston's sight and fix his arm. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Confused Am I gonna be the black sheep here?

I say the longer strips are better.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Simon_Says wrote:
Confused Am I gonna be the black sheep here?

I say the longer strips are better.


no you're not. i agree to longer strips, and i do think they're better. but a short strip once in a while would be good too. like a nice cookie treat.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2005 3:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I voted on longer comics as well...
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2005 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

True that. Short comics are all well and good but nothing beats a slow built exceptional joke.
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