Questing – Cover

Questing – Cover
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  1. Onasaki November 25, 2013 4:33 pm

    Yaay! We’re about back to where we were when you guys restarted! Fun!

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    • Aaron November 25, 2013 4:50 pm

      We’re chugging along! There’s a lot of stuff coming up that I’m really excited about. I’ve written through chapter 6 and have ideas for chapter 7 already.

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      • Ed8 November 25, 2013 8:11 pm

        I think you mentioned a while back that you might put the old comics up somewhere for comparison purposes. Having never seen what “Classic” Dax webcomic was like, I’m curious now as to what the difference is. Or am I better off not knowing?

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        • Jess November 25, 2013 9:38 pm

          Well, here’s a comparison I made some time ago of the same panel from the original Dax (early 2011) and the redrawn Dax (mid 2013).
          https://www.dropbox.com/s/i04lfhwp7mtw62z/then-now.jpg

          The next few Mondays we’ll be posting some old one-offs that originally took place while delivering Knawt Kwark and right before Christmas. They have been completely un-altered.

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          • Ed8 November 25, 2013 10:14 pm

            What? I don’t see any difference.

            Just kidding.

            It’s disconcerting. Like seeing Charles Schultz’s first draft of Charlie Brown where he was a popular, cool kid wearing shades and with lots of hair. OK, maybe not quite *that* different.

          • Aaron November 26, 2013 1:17 am

            I was hoping Jess would come along with that handy comparison.

          • Ed8 November 26, 2013 1:58 am

            I think a better analogy would be that it’s like seeing a remake of an old tv show or movie that you grew up on. Whether it’s actually better or worse, it just doesn’t *seem* correct. That’s not what the characters are *supposed* to look or sound like. Except in this case, it’s the more recent version that seems correct. That actually happens to me a lot with music – I find out that a song I grew up listening to is actually a remake of the original, but it’s the original that sounds *wrong* to me.

          • Aaron November 26, 2013 2:55 am

            80s covers do that to me. I don’t mean covers of 80s songs. I mean covers of earlier songs that were made in the 80s. Most the time I never knew they were cover. Who sings Venus? Surely you mean Bananarama? Shocking Blue? Who the heck is that? As I discover more and more of the 80s hits were covers, I’ve started to wonder if all 80s hits were covers. I haven’t yet found a comprehensive list.

          • Jess November 26, 2013 10:06 am

            I’m not sure which analogy works best, really. But the reality of it was as an artist I ended up improving and refining the characters and Aaron improved and refined his writing. Those old chapters were like embarrassing year books and also had little continuity. So a reboot later and we are both really happy with how they turned out. 😀

          • Ed8 November 26, 2013 11:19 pm

            What do you mean Bananarama isn’t the original version of Venus?! Now you’re just talking crazy talk! Even worse is when I’m criticizing some lay, unoriginal current entertainer for ripping off my beloved, original 80s tunes and someone points out that same tune was actually recorded in the 60s. Not possible! I finally realized that the so-called “original” artists in the 50s, 60s, and 70s were actually time-travellers, ripping off the tunes their great-grandparents used to listen to in the 80s. As it turns out, all the great music of humanity was never written by anybody at all!! It exists in an endless time-loop with no actual original author! Spooky! Why are you looking at me like that?! It’s true!

          • Aaron November 27, 2013 1:22 am

            Ed8, I think it’s my duty to point you toward this Cracked article as it seems to prove your theory: http://www.cracked.com/article_19094_6-songs-that-were-decades-ahead-groundbreaking-music.html

          • Ed8 November 27, 2013 3:13 am

            I knew it!

        • Onasaki November 25, 2013 10:26 pm

          There’s a picture like that? O_O

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          • Ed8 November 26, 2013 1:00 am

            What? The Charlie Brown thing? Yeah, Charles Schulz gave my grandpa a couple of signed drawings about 60 years ago that he said were “alternate concept art” for Charlie Brown. They were all kind of silly, though, since they weren’t the final product, so we threw them away a couple years back. Why, should we have kept those? Were they valuable?

        • Jess November 27, 2013 1:39 am

          I can’t even explain how Ed8 is dominating this cover post.

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          • Aaron November 27, 2013 2:27 am

            Probably magic.

          • Ed8 November 27, 2013 3:14 am

            It also helps that I have no life, and nothing better to do at 3AM. 🙂

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