In today's strip, Kirbee amazes us yet again with her incredible sense of priority.
Previous thread: >>78791432.
Is that Holly?
No. Stop. Wait. Is that Kirby as a human?
Have we been led on an elaborate ruse this entire time?
Was Holly even a real person or some kind of projection to test Wally for some unknown reason?
WHAT IS GOING ON
Clearly this. Everyone is too fixated on Marx but this looks like entirely of dittos controlled by some person. Marx has every capability to make this situation worse or more weird and I don't see why he would even be here
We already had a mini-flashback with Holly
Holly has been observed in-universe as someone who has a lot of trouble letting go of her past. She's going to need a full on ditto-assisted flashback to delve into the core of her problem.
>they actually get breakfast
It isn't Marx. He already appeared in Wally's visions recently. If he was going to show up now it would not have made sense to have him in that vision.
This is someone else with access to Dittos and possibly pre-apocalyptic tech.
Me? I'm betting for a monstrous-mutant who mastered the dittos because his or her body would be too Lovecraftian for most.
>I don't wanna die!!!
Oh, Chic. You went from being Unity's red headed step-child to:
-Almost poisoned by your father.
-Almost strangled by JimGod.
-Almost burned alive.
-Almost executed by the Unity survivors.
-Almost decapitated or vaporized by Topsiders two or three times.
-Almost fell into a giant hole in the ground.
-Almost dead by starvation or dehydration.
And during most of it he has dealt with it quite well.
I wonder if he is truly freaked out by the unexplained floating or if he is scared of heights.
It would make sense for baby birds to be scared of falling so they institutionally begin beating their wings the moment they are pushed off the nest.
In other news, Chic as Kirbee's backpack is still cute and resolves the issue of traversing long distances with a child.
The art for the original Post-Unity story had Chic as sort of a foster child for Wally and Holly, but Holly's sickness has delayed that.
>wearing a waitress outfit in a restaurant
>clearly thats holly and clearly she's suddenly black!!!
>nevermind the fact that even if it somehow automatically had to be someone we knew, we already saw a shitload of other non-confirmed white waitresses in endtown
>I wonder if he is truly freaked out by the unexplained floating or if he is scared of heights.
>It would make sense for baby birds to be scared of falling so they institutionally begin beating their wings the moment they are pushed off the nest.
you could literally say the same of most furry artists... chalo is the best example of this.
>stiffs people on comissions
i have commissioned him couple times already and gotten my money's worth, so i absolutely have no idea what you mean by this.
Yeah, I would really rather this wasn't Marx again. Maybe Aaron has something new up his sleeve. Let's not forget about this mystery boat either. I'd still like to know what it's about.
Look at the bright side, at least he'd annoy more than just Wally.
Whats the story behind these two?
>DK asked for some OC ideas.
>The following was replied: A gator, who is female. A bat, who is struggling in a sweater.
DK must make everything he draws cute. For the last month he's been trapped drawing Judy Hopps.
He may never return alive.
Aaron has been reading the last 5 threads and is delighted with the various reactions and comments.
He also most likely has no interest in doing any of the furry fandom shit. You can like anthro stuff even has a fetish without being into the fandom. There's still no black and white definition of of being a furry.
Aaron puts his e-mail on every comic for a reason; he LOVES talking to his readers!
He never gives spoilers but is always happy to talk about the comic, or clarify points. Go ahead and write him, he'd love to hear YOUR thoughts on Endtown
This, while i find the characters sexually attractive, i have absolutely no intentions of going to furry cons, wearing fursuits or gettting involved in fandom drama.
if this makes me furry, well so fucking be it.
>i have absolutely no intentions of going to furry cons, wearing fursuits or getting involved in fandom drama.
Why U no Furfag?!
He wasn't exactly a good fellow, but damn did he get hit hard and we care for him about it.
>Turned into a mutant out of love to your cancer-filled girlfriend turning mutant
>Gets captured and separated from Sarah in an all-lizard society
>Discovers she cheated on him with another lizard
>Goes completely insane from the revelation and turns into an avatar for a psychotic god.
He didn't deserve any of that shit.
Aaron really does well with sympathetic villains, doesn't he?
>Next month, it's revealed Endtown is another game from housepets deities
Honestly, for being a furry comic, Aaron really does complex characters well. Few characters are totally good or bad, most just want to lookout for themselves.
>for being a furry comic
It's not a furry comic. It wasn't made for furries.
What makes most furry comics bad is that they focus on the furry appeal instead of the story because those comics were made to be shared with furries because sharing "art" is a popular thing in the community.
Aaron makes comics because he likes to make comics and tell stories, he has been doing it since before Endtown. He also likes to draw cartoony animals but not because of the furry fandom, he just does.
I don't think he's really involved in the fandom (which, if you ask me, is the only meaningful way to interpret that question when asked about an artist), although he has an inactive FA and has been to a couple cons. He was unaware of the fandom when he started Endtown and it's pretty clear that isn't the direction his influences come from.
Fun fact: Al and Gustine were characters Aaron originally created for his college newspaper. He stated that Endtown was made with the intent of just giving their story a closure, but obviously it later served more than that
Cool! Hope for other characters stories getting a proper ending.
>oh hey a webcomic I never heard about
>oh cute it has adorable animal characters!
>I wonder what fun adventures they will have!
Just end their suffering please
>Aaron's face when this fan response to Jim
Thanks, I've been drawing on and off for these threads whenever I can.
>pic related; when I thought Chic was going to die during the MUTTS incident with Clive
They're all human on the inside anon
You know what I would totally love if JimGod took control of himself and overthrow "I" so he can manifest himself as some higher being
>evangelion end game headcanon
They are all people inside but denying their bodies is what makes them go crazy. It's like otherkin IRL not wanting to accept that they're human.
Jim's dead self being depicted as a human is understandable because he never wanted or accepted becoming a raccoon, he only did it for Sarah. Chic has been a bird all his life, at most he probably wished to be a lizard like the rest of his "family".
That's fair. At the time I just wanted to imagine what he would have looked like if he had physical humanity since I was a bit curious.
Unity's exactly the kind of degenerate society Allgood was preaching against. Jackrabbit may be preaching what he is but if the people in Endtown ended up giving away all their humanity to embrace the creatures they've become it'd be a situation of the food chain at work. Who the fuck wants to eat beans? They're ANIMALS, and Mr. Lenny Lion is hungry for some real food.
That neighbor of his isn't a pig but a viable source of bacon and chops. That rabbit who led the revolution tastes very good with a bit of seasoning. That duck who has been working his ass off keeping his ungrateful butt safe would be wonderful broiled in his own delicious juices.
And then somehow it comes to the day where the colony is no longer sustainable, the food production gone, and the resources tapped.
>captcha is steak
Food cycle at work
Even without Jackrabbit's preaching we've already seen people come close.
>implying you wouldn't want to know what she tastes like
>tfw you failed to protect this smile
>"Husky Farmhand Special" with "a carafe of Country Gravy"
>ITT Kirbee w/o cash
>her sweet smile accepted at all major retailers
You'd think that
I loved that bit. It started as a whimsey plan by Holly and Wally and they and it got serious and dark at the drop of a hat.
>Kirbee drooling in the second panel
>Chic trying to hide behind the table
I just realised, Chic has never seen humans before has he? I suppose he'll probably just think it's another mutation of some kind.
After the Prequel merchandise campaign hit jackpot he does not need to work for at least a year.
A guy who updates 5 times a year gets more cash than Aaron, who updates constantly and on time. Talk about justice.
well, his comic is based on the Tes lore which already had a massive fan base established, so its not surprising it has a cult following. specially since bethesda drones will eat any shit.
i personally dislike it, not just because of the horrible update schedule, but because the comic is absolutely nothing more that waifufag shit, "im cute! but im a slut! ill fuck anything that walks!", the moment katia started to develop a relationship with some necromancer, kaz decided to kill him the dumbest way possible. i guess you have to keep katia single for your audience.
the only time i have seen wally smile with holly is when she gives him some, and every time he finds out she's not dead so he can get some later on.
kirbee seems to genuenly make him happy with her uplifting and positive attitude.
Somehow i don't see Kirbee threatening to beat Chic, screaming at Wally to help her, endangering everyone's life for an inanimate object, and dragging everyone else down with suicidal bullshit over something that happened years ago
No amount of rationalization will change the fact that Holly is no good whatsoever for Wally, anon. The only reason she ever mattered is because she was there first.
The thing is Clive was not entirely an object, he was a person that was talking to everyone and there was precedent of a PT brain being taken from one body to another, having his mind unlocked and becoming an Endtown citizen. And Holly had no idea the brain had a tracker in it. For all she knew the rest of the PT had and topsiders were simply scanning the area.
>No amount of rationalization will change the fact that Holly is no good whatsoever for Wally, anon.
Okay, I wouldn't have put it so harshly, but you're essentially correct. Despite everything, thing might just not work out with Wally & Holly. No biggie, that doesn't automatically mean that he has nothing more to do with her.
Holly desperately needs to step up, admit she has a problem, and work to deal with it. Remember Marx's cryptic comment to her about letting go of her past. Kirbee has NOTHING to do with Holly's problems (that comes straight from Aaron), but Holly's pride is tripping her up. She's not a bad person; far from it. But she's become one of those friends you know that tries to 'fix' everyone elses lives, rather than dealing with her own problems...
A precedent that revolves entirely around the efforts of Mallard McDeusExMachina
And considering they had no intention of ever going back to endtown (until Holly tried to kill them, now being even more of dead weight by negating months of progress through the wasteland), that wasn't happening
A year ago Holly still had a history of mental instability and suicidal tendencies
You have to go quite a bit further back than just one year. She's had a long journey to end up where and how she presently is. While Kirbee's story is only just beginning.
And given his track record, I doubt Wally wants to risk breaking her like everything else.
A year ago Holly was running from toxic gas after a run in with JimGod and Kirbee was looking for her, so Wally would not let himself get killed over her death. And everyone was shitting their pants about her possibly dying.
And all we knew of Kirbee was that she's a good natured retard, which hasn't really changed.
Even now Wally's motivation is to find Holly. Kirbee's kiss be damned. He ain't giving up on his mouse waifu.
>Even now Wally's motivation is to find Holly
Actually his motivation right now is to find out what's going on.
And above that his motivation is to take Holly back to endtown and get rid of her, before he continues on with his quest to leave the wasteland.
>He ain't giving up on his mouse waifu.
the only one not giving up on his mouse waifu is you
i can respect that but consider not trying to force it on everyone else too. you're a minority
You guys realize Kirbee is the only one who went full breakfast?
Next strip Wally is going o leave Kirbee and Chick to it and going to look for Holly, assuming he can't see her from his table.
>He isn't even smiling in today's comic.
SUFFER NOT A MUTIE TO LIVE
PURGE THE INFECTED
pfff hahaha, please, by discussing prequel you mean constantly talking about how much you would like to fuck katia and quill weave, talk about kaz cooking accidents, and pray for updates?
thats pretty much the only thing that goes on in those horrible updateless threads...
I know what you mean.
I always thought this guy looked pretty cool for a background character.
>I wish we would get more cute guys
Clive was never a replacement for Wally, he was a surrogate child. Holly had something happen to her that made it extremely difficult for her to let people go. She says it herself multiple times, like when Wally leaves with Flask.
Do people seriously think she replaced Wally? She thinks its her responsibility to save everyone.
i would have tried to work around that...
Just noticed something. They all jumped, then on the 6th you can see them starting to shift into a sitting position. None of the other guests seem to notice anything the least bit odd about their appearance.
I'm starting to think they've actually been sitting in the restaurant since just before Wally and Kirbee started making out, and the ditto's are making them appear human. Which would explain why the waitress appears disturbed.
>Fuck, what a night.
>Working a double shift when I get this table, some short guy, some tall woman, and this little kid kinda dressed up like Pinocchio.
>They come in, sit down, then the guy and the woman start making out while the kid looks freaked out.
>I didn't catch what they said, but then the kid starts screaming about flying and not wanting to die.
>Then the guy starts yelling about death traps and demands to see someone named Holly and get some breakfast.
>I've gotta get out of this fucking city.
Unity was already in bad shape because of how it operated.
-Wally kills Jim & Sarah
-They still have to fight the other Topsider team that showed up
-IF they won that fight (not a sure thing) they'd be set upon by the Super Mutts that showed up to vaporize the colony
-You'd never be introduced to Kirbee and your life would become hollow and meaningless.
Fun fact: the last strip in which Wally was seen committing such an act as these anons described was the strip dated March 04, 2014, which in the story was immediately after Jim woke up from his mutation. To our perspective, Wally has not smiled in a couple months short of two years
We don't know if it is all dittos yet.
Now they've reached the point of being able to manipulate their surroundings it's going to be much harder to tell.
It just means the ship does have real food and water in it somewhere.
Clearly they just need to find out if the waitress is real with an quick dissection.
They both were. He only cared about himself and Sarah, it's just Sarah wasn't quite so dedicated to him.
Come to think of it, did anyone ask Aaron yet whether Sarah ever actually loved him, or was it all just an act?
you are right, lets just bring him with us so he can constantly give topsiders coordinates of our current location, greatly risking everyone's life because holly thinks the head is somehow her dead baby she lost almost 5 years ago.
Holly is right that Clive is happy as a brain in a jar because he's unaware of ever being anything else. Holly however remembers that she used to be human and that she's lost her baby on mutating.
Kinda ironic that she was the one who helped Wally and Linda cope with their mutations, though you gotta ask if maybe that was her trying to cope with hers by proxy.
At first, yes. The point of jim, Sarah, and Unity was to show the perils of giving in whole heartedly to instinct. You can see at one point that Sarah is really wrestling with some issues after her first meeting with Piotr
>lets just bring him with us so he can constantly give topsiders coordinates of our current location
they had no way of knowing this, not even Jim or Sarah did.
>holly thinks the head is somehow her dead baby she lost almost 5 years ago.
you don't understand why?
While he's pretty cold someone who does this can't be all bad.
He also was on the firm train of 'forget the damn brain'. Jim was the sensible one right after Wally in terms of survival.
here you go...
>ib4 i get yelled at again for providing refferece
It's a double negative son, learn to read.
Hey everyone, no actual updates this last week. Me and Aaron have been going over publishing business minutia.
Email me while I'm still cool at endtown.rpg@gmail. Com
>He doesn't know how to read.
>He's getting another Phil Time philashback.
>While this is what Kirbee and Wally know as normal, its something he's never seen before. Adding the wasteland Chic is running from one completely new world to another. Of course the first one was basic kindness.
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Nah, time travel would open a huge can of worms. I am going with this being a Ditto-Holodeck. With magic or technological food replication.
In this fantasy the illusions behave . If everyone is human because that is the setting.
Holly is probably interacting with her husband. Probably hooked on the fantasy.
Al and Gustine started as Aaron's college newspaper strip. Slice of life kind of deal. And he has done a few others including >>78967796
and a longer running one about Marx.
Interestingly enough, all his comics with the exception of >>78967796
seem to be canon in Endtown's timeline. Deadeye, Al and Gustine, Daycare...
...wait, that bear looks familiar...
Does Gustine remember the kids she used to teach?
So I still think there is am intelligence at work here but it could also be dittos/holodeck delivering what the subconsciously or consciously request.
They were thirsty so water appears.
They were hungry so food appears.
They suspect a trap so one manifests.
Wally thinks about the illusions crushing them and one about most does.
They request to meet Holly and food so that happens.
Rogue "monkey paw " dittos.
Whenever the Dittos Wally took with him from Endtown meet another collection of Dittos their powers seem to increase exponentially. When they were first established with Sparkplug the Dittos were incapable of being tangibly bothered, or maintaining a form that maintained weight and mass.
When they were added to the Unity Dittos they suddenly were able to form solid mass in their illusions, and after Unity could be molded to suit the needs of the traveling party as transportation.
So right now we're at a point of growth where, with these Dittos, including them to another massive cluster expand their illusory abilities possibly to reality warping levels at most, or completely immersive and believable illusions at least.
"Succesful" animated series are bland affairs that hold their main character in status quo. Adventure Time is successful and also post-apocalyptic but it sucks.
Endtown would be severely mangled by TV production.
good luck, they will probably aim it towards children turning into a "happy adventures, no one dies, everyone is happy ever after" type of shit show...
holly makes wally's life so miserable, some of you cant even tell when he is really smiling or not.
I've seen it mentioned plenty of times before on cripplechan, but then again there might be some overlap between the two userbases (like this guy here, though I really only go on there for a niche reason). Even then I'd agree that, yes, it's a comic which deserves more attention than it gets. It's one of the most engaging, actually interesting, and well-written webcomics I've read, the creator isn't a hack, and the creator has more than enough prior knowledge to understand what's necessary to drive the narrative and what isn't.
So with all this said, why does it still continue to go unnoticed? Is it the lack of fan service?
why does it still continue to go unnoticed?
this still baffles me, i have never been so engaged in by comic before, and i have never cared more about fictional characters like i do for most of the endtown ones... even cunty.
>Is it the lack of fan service?
maybe, there is some fan service yes, but is it enough? not sure...
the author also doesn't engage in social media like some other authors do (tumblr for lack of better example) nor is active in the furry fandom, maybe this has something to do with that aswell.
Maybe they feed off of emotional energy. Kind of like pure_evil^H^H^H^H^HKyuubei, but with less horrible ulterior motives.
Tell me... is every Jojo character fabulous/flawless?
All of my absolute favorite webcomics seem to have very small (but loyal) fanbases. I think it's just an inherently difficult medium to get noticed in based off of quality alone, so the networking aspect is really, really important. The ones that have hit it REALLY big (say, Penny Arcade, Dinosaur Comics, Hark! A Vagrant, XKCD) tend to have found a popular niche at an early point in time. If your comic is less popular but still reasonably well-known, there's a good chance it's been linked to or recommended by a more popular author. That appears to have not happened with Endtown.
Actually, Endtown seems to be doing pretty well considering how apparently few connections with other webcomic people Aaron has. Endtown is in about the same weight class as Poppy based on Patreon patrons and revenue. Also, Unsounded has about three times as many patrons but about the same revenue. If you search Twitter for the name each comic, Poppy has some mentions from Kory Bing and
artdecade, Unsounded has some from Zach Morrison and EK Weaver, but Endtown has no similar mentions from more popular authors.
i have also noticed, alot of people get turned off (for some reason) by the art, the black and white color scheme and the "furry boogieman", they would dismiss it instantly and only those who got past that and actually gave it a shot realized that it is the writing (among lots of other things) what makes this comic great and totally worth following.
>All of my absolute favorite webcomics seem to have very small (but loyal) fanbases. I think it's just an inherently difficult medium to get noticed in based off of quality alone, so the networking aspect is really, really important.
Tell me about it (Pic). My all time favorite print comic was in a similar rut and is deader than a doornail. Applies to IRL comics too for as long as publishing has been around. Furry comics in particular get the short end of the stick for this.
Fortunately for Endtown it's still "fresh" enough the dedicated fan core won't dissipate.
Also fortunately for Endtown it's digital, so if someone "discovers" it decades after the fandom disintegrated they can still probably get a copy. I ended up spending a couple hundred on just a fraction for mine because LOL rare print copies
The art style, B&W, layout, and even the website it's hosted on all suggest that Endtown is a newspaper comic - that's what I thought when I first saw it. That's probably way bigger of a barrier than the furry thing - Lackadaisy, Poppy, and even Lamezone have found fans in places you might not have expected them to. (And the authors of those are way furrier than Aaron has ever been.)
Unless Aaron ends up seriously jumping the shark at some point, I don't think we'll be going anywhere. Also, Endtown's been going for seven years. That's more than five years he's kept it going without it being on /co/'s radar.
And you might be wrong about Albedo being dead. Look at Steve's latest journal on FA.
>Look at Steve's latest journal on FA.
The world is ending
My collection is going to be worthless
>Steve calls out The Expanse for not being as hardcore as people think it is
Actually while two Albedo fans are in the same room, mind if I ask if there's anywhere for us to congregate? I only seem to find it in passing. There's... Steve's journal's comments. That's about it. There was an old community group on Yahoo but it's dead. There was an old mailing list, it's dead too.
Nah, having the original printing is legit. You've got a genuine artifact of ancient furry history! Think about all the old furfags whose hands your collection has passed through!
>Think about all the old furfags whose hands your collection has passed through!
Surprisingly few. Collectors like to hold on to this one. Anything outside of the first volume I'll see surface maybe twice a year at the most. It does not circulate much at all. It's about four dozen collectors that between all of them can make one dozen complete sets and the rest disappeared into the woodwork of time.
>having the original printing is legit
>a genuine artifact
1000$ for issue #2
But excepting that they're only worth their cover price. They're worth 2-3$ a pop for volume 1, then volume 2 is worth 8-12$ a pop excepting the infamous finale which goes for 40-50$, then the later volumes 3,4,5 issues all go for around 8-20$ each depending on rarity.
There's no practical demand unless it gets reprinted, and then gets multiple shoutouts from popular blogs.
THEN they'll be worth something.
what are the odds wally will end up wrecking kirbee's ass?
Near 0%. Fictional characters do not switch romantic partners in most fiction unless they believe the other character died or something like that. Not outside of dramas in which that is a main source of conflict.
Rejecting these feelings is just something that Kirbee and Wally will have to deal with. Now that is a standard source of drama.
The unspoken rules of romantic fiction work that way. Wally is not going to cheat on Holly, not while she is an emotional wreck.
>Wally is not going to cheat on Holly
No, he's just going to dump her when he leaves her at Endtown.
>Fictional characters do not switch romantic partners in most fiction unless they believe the other character died or something like that
This is just getting sad
Hey I am all for a threesome, but I know how most standard fictional plots work out.
Kirbee and Wally may be cute but this is the "Wally & Holly" story arc. This is a "temptation to be rejected by a protagonist" plot line.
>Fictional characters do not switch romantic partners in most fiction unless they believe the other character died or something like that.
THOSE ARE THE RULES!!!!
And as we've seen so far, Aaron ALWAYS plays by the rules!
>Wally is not going to cheat on Holly,
>repeatedly kisses Kirbee
>doesn't rebuff her affections
>"No, not all"
Hollyfags plz go
If comics have taught us anything in the last 75 years, it's that a guy can love (and kiss) two girls at the same time.
Not what I said in the slightest.
This is Holly's breakdown, and she is the one who has to navigate the hardest part of it.
Holly might never be "alright", but at this point, everybody is damaged, everybody is messed up and stressed out and on the edge of doom. And you know what? Some people have looked over that edge, found their solution, and taken a step back.
I don't know if whatever is wrong with Holly has a proper name or a treatment option, but this is Endtown. Things will happen. And it will be like an application of a wrench to your gut, but it will not be the end.
I'm not a furry, I tend to forget those kinds of things
>arrive at dance party
>wally wakes holly to the dance floor
>holly dance with wally for a little while
>slow music starts playing
>wally holds her tight
>wally asks holly to marry him, "marry me holly!, well live in a beach house!, well have children! a boy and a g..."
>holly flips out, makes a huge ass scene at the dance
>starts crying and screaming "my baby"
>everyone thinks wally impregnated her and she had an abortion
>arrive at dance party
>kirbee is all excited she has never been asked to a dance party before
>goes nuts and actually drags wally to the dance floor
>lifts wally up and dances all night
>slow music starts playing
>kirbee holds wally tight
>kirbee bedroom eyes
>start making out
>got back home
>wreck her ass
Guys, why are Chic and the Cockroach still in this story?
Only real answer
Well, Hotline Miami 2 ends where Endtown begins.
With a bang.
Speaking of Hotline Miami, now I got a picture stuck in my head, with Jacket standing over a Topsider with his head caved in while in some dark ruins, blood-soaked golf club in hand, while wearing his tattered jacket and the Richard mask. A few Topsiders are in the background preparing to shoot.
You'll never see his cute little face again.
He will never be redeemed.
The voice you imagined for him in your head became nothing more than the demented screaming of a psychotic animal with a literal god complex.
i really liked lackadaisy, specially the art but the slow pacing combined with the lack of updates eventually killed it for me...
i havent checked it in years but im guessing i have only missed 5 or so updates.
>i havent checked it in years but im guessing i have only missed 5 or so updates
I forgot to check it for two years then there was suddenly an UPDATE thread on /co/. I went to the site hoping there were at least 9 or so new pages. There were only 3.
she does seem to have some pretty squishy feet
She posts things to her Patreon regularly. I'm not a patron so I don't know what they are, but I assume it means she's working on things. It's up to the patrons to decide if they're getting their money's worth, but Tracy doesn't strike me as the kind of person who'd sucker people out of their money in order to NOT work on her art and her comic. Her problem has always been that she's too much of a perfectionist about Lackadaisy to keep to a schedule. I imagine she draws a bunch but keeps throwing it out because it's not good enough. And I'm okay with that, it's her comic and she doesn't owe me anything. Maybe she owes her patrons something, but again that's for them to decide.
This reminds me of something I've thought about for a while. Obviously, Lackadaisy has much longer strips compared to Endtown, and the artwork has a much more intricate level of detail that it does. Tracy's work, in all honestly, impresses me, and I find it very visually appealing. However, when you consider the rate at which at updates nowadays, and how long it presumably takes to write, draw, and ink a strip that large and busy, I ask myself this question:
Is such an attention to detail really worth it when the content creator should (arguably) ideally be focusing on content delivery? Sure, Tracy does tend to deliver strips on schedule, but the time waiting for them to arrive and the time you'll spend reading the new strip (a few minutes at the most) are quite different.
In contrast, Aaron's style is much simpler and easier to produce, the strips consist of only four small square panels, and, until fairly recently in the comic's history, he could deliver five strips per week. Indeed, considering Aaron's background in animation and making newspaper strips, it might seem only obvious that his simpler art style would reflect this, as both mediums typically call for making more in less amounts time. But despite his impressively consistent schedule, he only receives less than a third of what Tracy receives over Patreon (though that could probably be attributed more to the comic's somewhat obscure status than anything).
Again, I like both Lackadaisy and Endtown, and I do appreciate the amount of attention Tracy gives to her comic, but I'm just not entirely sure that such a level of attention is exactly what comic readers want when it shows that a frequent and routine updating schedule does go a long way.
>he could deliver five strips per week.
he used to, until he got that fucking leg infection... i do feel sorry for him, and i wish i could throw money into his patreon considering how much i enjoy his comic.
>Is such an attention to detail really worth it?
thats the thing though... while i don't deny her art is really fucking good, i read comics primarily for the story and theres where (at least for me) lackadaisy fails to deliver, it is really slow, paired with a slow update schedule (only rivaled by prequel) the comic just doesn't feels engaging.
but thats my opinion, if her patrons are getting their moneys worth that is perfectly fine. I just cant help to feel salty that endtown sure as fuck deserves more than 1.5k
Ooh, ooh! Got something better. You can see feathers covering his arm and neck, but he's not wearing the Richard mask. Instead he's wearing the human mask from the movie Drive, before Ryan Gosling killed Ron Perlman.
Do you think once he's done, he hallucinates one of the empty buildings being an active store where his old war-buddy works? He scrounges the place and takes a single item there, believing that Beard gave it to him on the house? Then later he goes to a busted phone booth or broken telephone/cellphone, hearing messages telling him where to go to continue the spree?
"Yo, it's 'Donnie' from the post office. Need you to deliver a shipment to 216th NE St, about twenty miles east from where you are now. Guy's getting real antsy, best get that shit to him quick before he starts a riot. Careful around that part of town though, hear it's swarming with mutts!" *Click*
>the comic just doesn't feels engaging
That's a good point, and one that I was trying to make with my post. How interested and engaged can you stay with the story when it can only make a pace forward at one-month intervals? You also mentioned Prequel, which is probably one of the greatest examples of this for a comic currently running. Kazerad's longest dry spell between updates (in TWO instances: the waiting for 'Aggy: Extrapolate' and 2015's Halloween update) was 93 days. I started following Prequel during both times, and I can't help but admit that I nearly gave up on the comic altogether right before the dry spells ended. I'm nearly at my wit's end again because Kaz hasn't brought anything new to the table since that Halloween update - 76 days ago. Then again, he's basically the textbook definition of a hack, using the definition of someone who does quality work in a shitty way.
I'd be perfectly happy if Lackadaisy started sacrificing detail for faster updates, and I'm sure plenty of others would agree. But Lackadaisy belongs to Tracy and she gets to decide what her comic should be and what goals she wants it to accomplish. I'm sure she's been badgered incessantly by people who want her to update faster, and I'm sure she could do so if she really wanted to - she's a professional artist, she knows what deadlines are - but that isn't what she wants. Maybe she's losing fans because of her schedule, and maybe she's okay with that, because she wouldn't be able to feel proud of Lackadaisy if she had to put less time into it.
It wouldn't matter if there were month long waits if they were fucking regular, or if Tracy came here and shitposted like Kaz does. Either would make the wait bearable. Ironically, Tracy has been updating faster than prequel for the past half a year or so, if you count stuff that doesn't advance the plot.
We tried that many times before, and it immediately devolved into LISTEN TO THIS SONG I LIKE NO WHY AREN'T YOU LIKING IT LIKE I LIKE IT
Posts such as yours are pointless and start
Some form of feline.
I am a bit miffed that updates are infrequent. However, I love the comic, especially when the ghost explains magic to Katia and she gets it. That sequence just made so much SENSE to me, and the graphics/games were cool! I watched several of the gifs loop in order to catch all the nuanced details that last for only a frame or two.
That, and it makes me want to do a completely fresh install of Oblivion with OOO and some other choice mods.
Only Lord Dio is both fabulous and flawless. I'll thank you to remember that.
But let's see if that is Holly or a second entity of how Holly remembers herself. She could also be watching this from "outside" the flashback.
Memory showcase or Monkeypaw holodeck that makes you never want to leave.