EGS no longer in color [news Jan/10]

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Re: EGS no longer in color [news Jan/10]

Postby Unforgiven on Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:34 am

Just to add my two cents, I also preferred the colour look. I can understand Dan's reasons for not wanting to do it, and I certainly can't stop him (nor would I want to), but that doesn't change my own particular preference.
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Re: EGS no longer in color [news Jan/10]

Postby Nocturn on Tue Jan 13, 2009 2:25 am

horus wrote:One last thing: about EGS being "Cartoony"? So? Some of my favorite comics are the old 1940s Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck cartoons we don't get to see on television any more. If you ask me (and I'm not saying you have), EGS is in good company.


The conversation wasn't whether about being cartoony is a blessing or a stigma, it was about whether colour makes EGS cartoony while b&w makes it "stylish" or whether EGS is just inherently stylish. I don't think anyone wants it to stop being cartoony as it naturally lends itself to EGS; what with it regarding itself as a comedy.
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Re: EGS no longer in color [news Jan/10]

Postby Gazing Rabbit on Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:09 am

A new strip is up and this discussion is now irrelevant.
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Re: EGS no longer in color [news Jan/10]

Postby horus on Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:15 pm

Nocturn wrote:
horus wrote:One last thing: about EGS being "Cartoony"? So? Some of my favorite comics are the old 1940s Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck cartoons we don't get to see on television any more. If you ask me (and I'm not saying you have), EGS is in good company.


The conversation wasn't whether about being cartoony is a blessing or a stigma, it was about whether colour makes EGS cartoony while b&w makes it "stylish" or whether EGS is just inherently stylish. I don't think anyone wants it to stop being cartoony as it naturally lends itself to EGS; what with it regarding itself as a comedy.


Okay, it looks like I misunderstood. Sorry. I personally don't think being b&w is inherently more stylish, or that EGS is "inherently stylish" (whatever that means). It certainly has a style of its own, though, and this present change to b&w seems to me something of a departure. If that's what Dan wants do to, it's his comic, and I'm cool with that even though I liked color better.

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Re: EGS no longer in color [news Jan/10]

Postby Illusionist on Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:27 pm

I think inherently stylish meant it had a style of its own.

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Re: EGS no longer in color [news Jan/10]

Postby horus on Tue Jan 13, 2009 7:16 pm

Illusionist wrote:I think inherently stylish meant it had a style of its own.

Nocturn: Stylish means in fashion, styled means having a style.


Yeah, what I think I was trippin' over was that turn of phrase. "Inherently" means the stylishness is there as an essential or permanent attribute - I wasn't too sure that's what was intended. That's all I was trying to get out.

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Re: EGS no longer in color [news Jan/10]

Postby ChronosCat on Tue Jan 13, 2009 8:18 pm

Gazing Rabbit wrote:Frankly, I think Dan's current way of coloring subtract from the comics. It gives a cartoonish atmosphere, which doesn't go well with the realistic mindset of the characters. I know I'm not one to judge, but that's my opinion.


I agree that the color adds to the cartoonish atmosphere, and I also agree with all the other people who argued that without color it is still cartoonish in appearance. However, I tend to focus more on the lighthearted side of EGS, so the cartoonish-ness seem appropriate to me.
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Re: EGS no longer in color [news Jan/10]

Postby Darekun on Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:18 pm

So… The way we had avatars in the reaction threads, and sometimes colorations, what about having colorations in the reaction threads? The bunnies aren't generally as good as Dan, but that way we could have it in color without bothering Dan. Anyone feel like it?
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Re: EGS no longer in color [news Jan/10]

Postby Chaos Priest on Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:32 pm

Darechan wrote:...what about having colorations in the reaction threads? The bunnies aren't generally as good as Dan, but that way we could have it in color without bothering Dan.

Um... out of curiosity, have you read the last reaction thread?
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Re: EGS no longer in color [news Jan/10]

Postby Darekun on Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:38 pm

Chaos Priest wrote:Um... out of curiosity, have you read the last reaction thread?

Not since about 3am last night, I'm reading the rest now. (I generally read the forum bottom-up, and it's at the top at the mo.)
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Re: EGS no longer in color [news Jan/10]

Postby DarkShive on Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:49 pm

Forum avatars using images from my comics being colored wouldn't bug me.
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Re: EGS no longer in color [news Jan/10]

Postby nitpicking on Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:51 pm

Darekun wrote:So… The way we had avatars in the reaction threads, and sometimes colorations, what about having colorations in the reaction threads? The bunnies aren't generally as good as Dan, but that way we could have it in color without bothering Dan. Anyone feel like it?

To expand on what Chaos Priestess wrote: Dan DESPISES this idea and aside from any other considerations, why go out of your way to make a nice guy feel bad?
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Re: EGS no longer in color [news Jan/10]

Postby The Old Hack on Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:19 am

nitpicking wrote:To expand on what Chaos Priestess wrote: Dan DESPISES this idea and aside from any other considerations, why go out of your way to make a nice guy feel bad?

But... but how do we know that Dan is actually nice? Maybe he is really evil! EVIL! And out to create a mindless army of brainwashed bunnies to RULE THE WORLD!!!

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Re: EGS no longer in color [news Jan/10]

Postby Geeklust on Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:25 pm

Seeing a comic in color would be great as a treat or for an important event in the story every now and then. But if it means getting to see more updates of our favorite comic more often I am more than happy to see the majority of comics in black and white. Plus it's what Dan wants and it is his comic. Besides, a happy comic artist means a higher quality, more often updated comic for the rest of us. On top of that, it really does look good in black and white anyways.
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