Short Hiatus 2018-05-18

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Short Hiatus 2018-05-18

Post by jwhouk » Thu May 17, 2018 8:03 pm

http://wapsisquare.com/comic/short-hiatus/

Boss is switching from ink and paper to his new Wacom Tablet.
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Re: Short Hiatus 2018-05-18

Post by Drakkenmensch » Thu May 17, 2018 9:10 pm

<is distracted by the sexy barista striptease> ... za? Who's got the what now?

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Re: Short Hiatus 2018-05-18

Post by oldmanmickey » Thu May 17, 2018 10:02 pm

Drakkenmensch wrote:<is distracted by the sexy barista striptease> ... za? Who's got the what now?
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Re: Short Hiatus 2018-05-18

Post by Opus the Poet » Fri May 18, 2018 12:38 am

That is a very stretchy bikini bottom.

Not that Bikini Bottom.
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Re: Short Hiatus 2018-05-18

Post by Dave » Fri May 18, 2018 1:03 am

Biggest downside I personally see, is that this means no more auctions of the original strip art beyond this point, as there won't be any. Financially it probably makes good sense for Paul... the pinups he's been doing have been selling well at steadily-good prices... but I will rather miss the opportunity to acquire the originals of certain daily strips for my collection.

A lot of the ones I've won, over the years, weren't glamorous or sexy... rather, they've been moments of feeling or emotional impact for one or more of the characters. Euryale comforting a terrified Monica; Alan reconciling with Jin after her suicide attempt; Monica telling Jet "I will help you through the darkness"; Shelly in the moment of her return from the Time Forest. Paul tells some powerful stories that touch the heart, and I feel very privileged to be able to own a few pieces of the brick-and-mortar from which he's built his world.

If there won't be any more of that available... unfortunate, but life's all about change, and this is definitely one of them. Maybe Paul will surprise us with some new way we can get a piece of the action :)

And, of course, I'm very eager to see what a fully-digital Wapsi looks like!

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Re: Short Hiatus 2018-05-18

Post by shadowinthelight » Fri May 18, 2018 1:47 am

I thought Tina was of Mexican descent. I guess she's Brazilian.
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Re: Short Hiatus 2018-05-18

Post by Alkarii » Fri May 18, 2018 3:04 am

I never figured her to be one to do that.

(Also, I'm kinda ashamed of myself for not thinking to make that same joke...)
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Re: Short Hiatus 2018-05-18

Post by AnotherFairportfan » Fri May 18, 2018 3:22 am

shadowinthelight wrote:I thought Tina was of Mexican descent. I guess she's Brazilian.
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Post by GlytchMeister » Fri May 18, 2018 11:27 am

Dave: the artwork that goes onto the website might be a lower resolution than what Paul draws in on the tablet thing. You might ask about getting an ultra-high-resolution print (aka Paul taking his original file to Kinkos or something?).

If nothing else, you might ask for a physical re-draw. Won’t be the exact same, but it’ll be his pencil and marker strokes.
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Re: Short Hiatus 2018-05-18

Post by Dave » Fri May 18, 2018 3:25 pm

GlytchMeister wrote:Dave: the artwork that goes onto the website might be a lower resolution than what Paul draws in on the tablet thing. You might ask about getting an ultra-high-resolution print (aka Paul taking his original file to Kinkos or something?).
In the past, he did have a "buy a print" button on the strip web site, but it's been a while since he offered that option, I think.

He's sold giclee prints (basically very-high-resolution, stable-dye inkjet prints) for a number of his specialized images. The ones I've gotten have looked great... the one I have here in my office is the autumnal "Bud sitting on a park bench" image he offered a couple of years ago.
If nothing else, you might ask for a physical re-draw. Won’t be the exact same, but it’ll be his pencil and marker strokes.
That's definitely something to consider. It'd be neat to have the two images displayed side-by-side - a print of the fully-digital strip version, and the retro-re-envisioned pencil-and-marker version.

I have a great custom triptych at home - it has a scanned version of the "Time in the Time Forest" commission he did for me, and the two "artist's concept" sketches that he made when we were discussing the commission.

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Re: Short Hiatus 2018-05-18

Post by TazManiac » Mon May 21, 2018 10:24 pm

Alkarii wrote:I never figured her to be one to do that.

(Also, I'm kinda ashamed of myself for not thinking to make that same joke...)
In my, as-yet-not fully realized, fanfic reality- Tina has been 'coming out of her shell', so to speak, esp in terms of personal interactions & sensual experimentations...

The close-shave is a recent development and will likely morph into a more refined 'lightly trimmed' aspect.

In the mean time there's been lots of applications of cocoa butter (and other stuffs) to cut down on... irritation.

PS- I'm pretty sure some Swimsuit Ninjas were involved in the making of that suit...

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Post by Dave » Mon May 21, 2018 10:37 pm

TazManiac wrote:
Alkarii wrote:I never figured her to be one to do that.
In my, as-yet-not fully realized, fanfic reality- Tina has been 'coming out of her shell', so to speak, esp in terms of personal interactions & sensual experimentations...
And, no doubt, waxing enthusiastic about her experiences when she talks with trusted friends.

(Dave donates a bottle of ibuprofen to the Pun Jar).

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Re: Short Hiatus 2018-05-18

Post by TazManiac » Mon May 21, 2018 10:50 pm

(heh)

Initially there was application of Lidocaine Cream, topically, but it was pointed out to Stan that 'pain' was merely a sensory input like many others and didn't necessarily need a full press dulling-away.

Once he got over being freaked out, again, and not for the first time, ("If I choose to not 'feel' the pain, I don't have to...") he concentrated on the healing/homeopathic/lubrication-al aspects the opportunity presented...

I'm still working on the 'how much does Tina's paramour know' aspect & has he seen her wings yet- but I'm going to have to assume he has, along with the spooky Reset Function she does during downtimes, to 'refresh'.

There's a lot to Tina, and I have a good feeling we haven't yet seen even half of it...
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Re: Short Hiatus 2018-05-18

Post by Alkarii » Mon May 21, 2018 11:45 pm

I don't remember Tina having a boyfriend, and now that I think of it, I don't remember her being quite so busty. Maybe I wasn't looking.
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Post by jwhouk » Tue May 22, 2018 7:13 am

Alkarii wrote:I don't remember Tina having a boyfriend, and now that I think of it, I don't remember her being quite so busty. Maybe I wasn't looking.
...You haven't read the fanfic. ;) lol
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Re: Short Hiatus 2018-05-18

Post by lake_wrangler » Tue May 22, 2018 9:14 am

Alkarii wrote: and now that I think of it, I don't remember her being quite so busty. Maybe I wasn't looking.
She has crossed the eBay transformation field... It seems to make all sorts of air bags deploy all over the place, as compared with their in-comic counterparts...

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Re: Short Hiatus 2018-05-18

Post by Alkarii » Tue May 22, 2018 11:50 pm

jwhouk wrote:
Alkarii wrote:I don't remember Tina having a boyfriend, and now that I think of it, I don't remember her being quite so busty. Maybe I wasn't looking.
...You haven't read the fanfic. ;) lol
Nah, it was sometime before I read your post that I remembered mention of a fanfic, and I was like "Wait a minute..."

But yeah, I haven't actually read any of the fanfics.
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Re: Short Hiatus 2018-05-18

Post by TazManiac » Thu May 24, 2018 10:21 pm

Monica > Katherine > Tina > Shelly

Thats usually been the Busty Hirarque (damn, I don't seem to be able to spell 'here-R-key'...).

I'm OK if Tina isn't the possessor of tigg-o'-bitties, it's more than OK to be able to enjoy the Vive La Difference aspect that the smörgåsbord of lovely ladies Nature provides...

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Re: Short Hiatus 2018-05-18

Post by Sgt. Howard » Mon May 28, 2018 8:41 pm

Alkarii wrote:
jwhouk wrote:
Alkarii wrote:I don't remember Tina having a boyfriend, and now that I think of it, I don't remember her being quite so busty. Maybe I wasn't looking.
...You haven't read the fanfic. ;) lol
Nah, it was sometime before I read your post that I remembered mention of a fanfic, and I was like "Wait a minute..."

But yeah, I haven't actually read any of the fanfics.


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Re: Short Hiatus 2018-05-18

Post by jwhouk » Mon May 28, 2018 9:01 pm

Sgt. Howard wrote:
Alkarii wrote:
jwhouk wrote: ...You haven't read the fanfic. ;) lol
Nah, it was sometime before I read your post that I remembered mention of a fanfic, and I was like "Wait a minute..."
But yeah, I haven't actually read any of the fanfics.
... you really should...
Start with that one about The Centurion and The Sphinx. It's a good'un.
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