#834 "The plot...Defrosts?"

April 29th, 2011, 5:14 pm

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Reply NtKGar, April 29th, 2011, 6:23 pm

You remember McJefferstein froze the key to Alice's apartment in a big block of ice, right?

Damn the art's come a long way. Then again Act I started in 2009. It takes a loooooooong time for me to tell a story. In the initial run, it took me so long to tell the story of Gar and Cheryl getting together that the person Cheryl was based on had broken up with me by the time the characters hooked up (within days, actually). That's why there are a couple of time skips in the archive, it's so time passes! It's also why it's a bad idea to put your friend in your comic (I actually also really wish I hadn't named the Gar character after myself, he's grown too much on his own).

I think the rambling stories thing is a feature of Irish people. There was a thread on AskReddit about the positive stereotypes of your country, and someone had chimed in that the Irish are a very laid back, friendly people. It turned into a little talk about how we as a people are quite entertaining liars and, to our credit, don't really give a shit about a lot of things.

Anyway, it went on to the Irish sense of humour, and it occurred to me that NtK is actually a Very Irish comic. We've never actually specified the precise geographic location of the town where this is all taking place, we've deliberately not specified what currency they're using, for all we know they're not even speaking English. There's an international audience, mostly American at the moment, but this thing might catch on in Australia or something.

But I digress. See what I mean about taking a long time to tell a story? It's not even a particularly eventful story.

Anyway, it occurred to me that this comic makes a lot more sense if you keep in mind that the creator's from the country that produced Samuel Beckett, Flann O'Brien, Spike Milligan, and Graham Linehan. Not that I belong in such illustrious company, but if you cover for me I think I can get away with it.

Australia's still English and dollars, isn't it? Bad example. Substitute Australia for literally any other country for a better example. Not New Zealand or Canada.

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Reply skykitty (Guest), April 29th, 2011, 7:28 pm

I'm from Australia! We prefer to call it dollars or aussie dollars lol! And yes, I still remember McJeff sneaking into Alice's place and stealing the keys!

Reply RaeofSunshine, April 29th, 2011, 9:02 pm

I'm from Canada... so not much help.
yeah your art has come along way though the old school Neko was SUPER cute. huge black eyes <3! still love new neko too! he is still awesome and always will be ^_^

Reply Squish (Guest), April 30th, 2011, 12:23 am

Definitely caught on in New Zealand I reckon.
Also, totally a better example than Australia.

Reply Genshai_, April 30th, 2011, 5:12 am

you should totaly sell hammers with Bummy underneith them!

Reply yepimaguest (Guest), April 30th, 2011, 5:29 am

What's that about New Zealand?!? We are a good example! Plus we speak English and have dollars. (Okay, I admit we are a bad example, but you didn't have to point that out.)

Reply Enochia, April 30th, 2011, 10:50 am

Haaa, that is so typically Gar to just ignore the hammer and use the kettle!

Reply magic oisin (Guest), May 2nd, 2011, 6:12 pm

does it actually matter? no

Reply Arietta (Guest), February 27th, 2012, 8:45 pm

I really miss Ireland now...

Reply NtKGar, February 28th, 2012, 2:01 am

@Arietta: There's tea everywhere! Ahahahahaha! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAA!!!!!!

Reply wrincewind (Guest), May 8th, 2013, 4:56 am

I actually figured you were somewhere in the british isles... you used three-pronged plugs in the background in a couple of places, the UK standard... so at least we know this is set somewhere GB-like. :P

Reply TheCatMolloy, May 8th, 2013, 9:01 am

"Somewhere GB-Like" works for me. It's the same setting as Doctor Who!

Reply Lal (Guest), December 29th, 2013, 1:37 pm

Hmm You know I live in the UK and it never occured to me you re Irish...

I thought the comic was set in some sort of USA - comic land-

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