CALLBACKS: Hey, The Limitations of the Comic-Strip Format
Ahaha, I like this one. Its cleverness is both clever and ness-ful.
I also enjoy the multiple hovertextuality.
Thanks, Matt! Here at Sketch Comedy, we strive for ever-greater nessfulness.
You can keep me amused for hours with fourth-wall breakage like this, and considerations like Becky actually pointing at you when you were drawing the strip, but is now pointing at us … although to my eye they both appear to be looking above, or at the least the top of, my head rather than looking right at me.
Glad you’re enjoying the comic, maarvarq. For maximum comic accuracy, you can adjust the angle of your monitor, or stand up at your desk.
I feel honored to be acknowledged that I and other readers exist by your characters. Plus, for your comic in general…
Why must things of Pure Awesomeness, like your comic strip, be so rarely found? Is it so the world doesen’t blow up from people erecting giant statues in your name or factories for your mass production snow globes? Or does the universe just hate us? WHY!?!?
I don’t know whether or not I should post this…
I’ve got some bad news, Brennan. Your comment has caused my ego to grow to monstrous size, and it is now rampaging through downtown, destroying buildings and causing havoc in the streets. This is why we can’t have nice things.
In all seriousness, though, thanks for the huge compliment.
Don’t worry, that’s why we have rampage insurance. Plus, All I have to do is find someone like IMJ and convince him your comic is horrible. He’d be here all the time, logically criticizing you, reducing your ego to that of a pebble. I’m not sure whether IMJ would take this as a compliment or not, but I really don’t care.
You should find a way for Howard to actually get useful spells, then.
You know what? I like the new guys. Jackson, you should seriously take notes here.
I thank you, non-useful spellcaster. I will try to contain my ego, unlike some creators do.
Seriously, Howard needs healing spells (looking back at a previous comic) and also… sandwich spells.
Darn. Too late.
Yay. The fourth wall has been broken for the I-dont-even-keep-track-anymore-th time!
Broken? Heck, we never bothered to have one installed!
So THAT’S why I feel a draft in here…
Hey, what if Howard got a smartphone? Then he goes through this long, perilous journey to get something that will let him purchase a spellbook app? It would give him one spell each time he won minecraft or something. that would be awesome.
Block spell! *obsidian block appears in the doorway* Darn it! I can’t get out! *pulls diamond pickaxe from his desk* Mining time…
That would be hilarious, and then he meets a great mage named Michael, and they go forth on a long journey to be the best spellcasters that ever lived. …You know, that Michael guy sounds like someone we know… Oh wait.
too far. you don’t suggest yourself into a comic, for it almost guarentees you not getting in one. You have to earn it, by commenting responsibly and with good ideas (I think), like Dwight.
It does help to be an old college friend of the cartoonist, too.
I’m always open to drawing commissioned comics, though. If you’d like to commission an appearance in a comic, just email me (jackson [atsign] thesketchy [dot] com) to let me know what you’d like, and we’ll chat about it!
It was a joke, I don’t think Jackson is going to draw me in the comic anytime soon. But still, Howard needs sandwich spells. Oh by the way… *gives Howard a sandwich*
Yes. Finally, a sandwich. Michael, you are my hero.
Comment sandwiches are non-canon.
Should I make it rain sandwiches? I’m willing to serve the great wizard, Howard whateveryourlastnameis (And no, I’ve never seen anything on what Howard’s last name is)
I wish I had a diamond pickaxe. Mined the lower reaches for sixteen straight hours, didn’t find a single diamond. I think we all know whose fault this is.
Say Howard, you should show me your outpost sometime, I really want to see the inside.
Truth be told, I kinda lost the outpost. I’m not even sure if I can get to that worldfile anymore.
It’s not really interesting in there either. Just a chest and furnace and a workbench, and the whole thing is made of stone. I was in kind of a hurry to get out.
Well, my cabin is a bit better, now I just added the scenic Nether Portal outside.
It could be Jackson or Notch… or both!!!
I thought you were gonna be ceiling cat Jackson.
I still say you should interject a storyline where you creepily date all of your female characters and they can’t do anything about it because you write the comics. It would add a terrifying edge to your strips that would be quite difficult to turn away from.
Like a train wreck, or that weird artwork on DA of people being eaten by 50-foot-tall Simpsons characters.
Fourth walls are so mainstream.
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