Episode 89

February 6, 2011 11:46 am

I don't know what they're talking about any better than they do.

Thanks to the efforts of that same guy (same as?) we have reclaimed the typeface used through most of the series.  It's Kabel, created in 1927 and named to commemorate the laying of the first trans-atlantic cable.  I thought that my substitution was ok, but this is really what the comic is supposed to look like.  Thanks, that same guy.

Kit Roebuck


  1. reading the latest ep with my sunday morning coffee.
    life could not be better.

    when's the book out?


    February 6, 2011 11:46 am

  2. The book will take a while, and right now I'm focusing on getting the episodes done. That said, I'd like to have it close to ready by the time the episodes are finished in order to maintain interest.
    I'm working on it little by little.

    Kit Roebuck

    February 6, 2011 11:46 am

  3. Will Kabel ever be added to the online versions of the strips where you couldn't use it before? And the books' new coloring, for that matter?


    February 6, 2011 11:46 am

  4. haha, i just picked this name because i don't really have an internet identity and am continually toying with the name everytime i post

    also, i noted some typos when reading some of the older comics, so i hope those are fixed

    still same guy

    February 6, 2011 11:46 am

  5. I've been catching typos right and left as I go through the old episodes. I can't imagine what I was thinking letting some of these things slip by. They will be fixed for print.

    Even though the art is essentially the same, it's strange how different to overall effect is when all the panels are lined up in a grid. I think the online and printed versions will end up being two very different products, at least aestheticly.

    For that reason, I don't think that there's any point in publishing the recolored panels online. Well, maybe a couple here and there as promotion for the book.

    Kit Roebuck

    February 6, 2011 11:46 am

  6. I've been thinking about the possible print presentation of your comic for a long time (part of the reason I asked if you would ever do a print version in the first place).

    I think the 3x3 grid is the most obvious solution, but I hope you are going to play with it a little.

    The background for each section, for example. You could do a larger picture of each planet, and use slightly different sections of it for each chapter. That would possibly help mimic or translate the feeling of floating through space that one gets while reading the comic, in its web-format, with your unusual navigation.

    Another example, the "in-between" pages would present very well with only one panel per page, and no border drawn around the panel at all.

    If you play with the presentation a but, then, when you got to Saturn and other similar pages, you get a real impact.

    Just thoughts.

    P.S: nice to see some more philosophy in the comic.


    February 6, 2011 11:46 am