Of course, I only am able to jab at Scott McCloud as much as I do because his stuff is 99% awesome.
But why he sad?
A super hero has got to know his limitations! -_-
Let me guess, super-intellect and orphanite?
’cause he’ll never be in a print collection. That’s infinite canvas for ya.
Good. Nobody likes a hyper-happy, dogooder >:)
yes. very very sad
Yes! Infinite Canvas! ok I’ve really have nothing else to say
Yes! Infinite canvas!
Infinite canvas… is… infinite! Not very canvassy, unless you have an old-style anti-glare screen made of nylon mesh. I miss that stuff, really, in a kind of “yes I know it sucked” sort of way.
Well, that’s easy to solve! Buy an infocus projector, and project it onto… uh… a screen door?
Screen doors don’t suck. They blow. And go “slam slam slam” in the middle of the night, until you get out of bed and latch them shut. Which sucks.
well… infinite canvas IS better than Infinite Campus….
it’s a new stupid program that my school system replaced Edline with last year… screwed everything up with the way teachers grade.
MaKing use of the ” infinate canvas” I see.
D: I hate to say it now but I don’t get this arc. There may be some joke I’m missing but I just don’t find it funny. I like the tinfoil pyramid graph hat, but other than that it just hasn’t made sense to me.
That is because you have most likely (like most people around here) never read any of Scott McCloud’s books you really have to have read them to get this. I mean I’ve only had them storytimed on 4chan so some of this arc still goes over my head.
I understand most of it and i only read a small excerpt of it in school
I read McCloud’s whole trilogy, and I CAN’T STOP GIGGLING.
(ferret takes advantage to the giggling serpent and steals its shinies)
I don’t know what’s funnier, the ‘Dat Azz’ face or sad Prof. Spot
For given values of “99%” and “awesome,” admittedly. = P
Also, why are we throwing comics out the window!?
Because if you love something you must set it freeeeeeeeee…
You just made my day.
*eeps as a mountain-load of comics fall from the sky onto him*
You mean like this?
Works best if you can scroll sideways with your scroll wheel.
Bless you modern mice!
Curse you $20 notebook mouse and keyboard! (Hey, I -had- to put it out there!)
So that means my avatar should get a LED light to be blessed?
That would be awsome, I must say.
He would have a little bulb in his hand and a confused expression on his face. =P
Or a lightsaber.
Only if it’s green or blue.
Why not red?
“Beware the Dark Side.”
Yeh yeh, I know, there’s a dark side, and a shiny side. Well, lightsabers are ALL shiny!
Well that’s different…
At least you don’t have a scroll bar *looks at post 11
Ergh. I light of my nonunderstanding of the last three comics, I vote for more Peanut n’ Grape interactive hijinks.
King x Anyone!
Wait, that means you’re leaving it open for another King one-off with any random character!
Nooze! King Arc I say, King Arc!!!
Point. We wouldn’t want to waste a strip on King + Steward.
King + Ferrets, though, would be made of win. And corgi facepaws.
You want to shrink Peanut and have Grape eat him? Or was that “in” supposed to go somewhere else?
Well, that’d be interesting either way, but I meant to correct where I typed “I light” to “in light”.
Seriously though, that’d be an epic arc:
JOIN US NEXT TIME AS PEANUT EXPLORES GRAPE’S DIGESTIVE TRACT!! WE’RE PUSHING THE PG RATING IN UR MINDZ!!
Spot mccloud doesn’t even care about print because the syndicates are dinosaurs and digital distribution is democratizing delivery!!!
But Peanut still has to draw him on notepaper.
Peanut has an InCan notebook.
Wait, what? That’s notepaper!
So why is he drawing on notepaper?
Oh, the goodness of explosion hath returned…
And this stime, it’s without a sign!
Nothing in the computer world is unlimited. Nothing. Meaning, the canvas is limited to a few trillion+ pixels in width and height approximately. (assuming you utilize all the storage mediums in the planet)
Is it just me, or does this arc suck?
haha jk XD though, i do find this arc particularly boring -_- i never really liked spot(superdog) comics *rolls eyes*
and i had just realized that it was 12:50 XD i was like OH CRAP NEW COMIC 50 MINUTES AGO @_@ XD i can’t believe i forgot.
Nope, it’s not him. He’s correct on that assumption
So… you don’t find him “Awesome”?
Ok. *Walks away* XD
The trick to exceeding expectations is controlling expectations.
Like Wally in Dilbert.
Oh god, if Peanut ever discovers Dilbert.
Spot! The dog faster than a speeding bullet! Capable of leaping 100-story buildings in a single bound! And capable of making his tie always point to the heavens!
It does suck, you’re Spot on
opinions, opinions. Those comics are real fun for those who know the books.
nothing ever is unlimited. not just in the computer world, silly.
Oh really? What’s the limit of ∞ then? If nothing is unlimited, then everything has to have a limit!
∞ is not a number. ∞ isn’t anything.
Not true, I just found a program that gives you an infinite canvas. It’s all vectors!
PS: ∞ is only א₀
Still true since the data has to be stored somewhere and when that storage runs out, there won’t be any place to store more drawing data. Thus still finite.
It’s vectors. Any coordinate is just a number.
I know. But still, every storage of a number still takes place. And that space is limited.
So you can only have a finite number of objects on it.
For all practical purposes it’s unlimited.
I think Shinmera’s point is that if the coordinate is a number, there’s a “biggest number” (or at least, the biggest one that can be stored) Once you put a point there, you can’t put anything farther away, so it’s not truly infinite. I have to agree, though, that it’s infinite “for all practical purposes”
pretty much every vector program can be “infinite” with it’s canvas… for practical purposes
That biting-the-lower-lip-in-squee-cool expression in Panel 5 has left me giggling helplessly. Again.
The whole strip did, really, but that one face … .
Since you don’t have a gravatar yet… hint hint…
Infinite canvas is infinite because HTML5 will let you re-use the canvas as it scrolls so you never ever ever get to the end of it!
What will Spot do when Peanut discovers HTML?
Will it be scarier than what Scott McCloud does when he discovers active content?
you do know Rick could possibly be reading this right now and you could be giving him ideas
I don’t think Rick’s enough of a geek to do an HTML5 one-off just for yucks.
Scott McCloud, now…
I really need to study HTML5 now. :B
Either we’ll get an animated Spot (superdog) strip, or where Peanut says “see the first story in this arc”, it’ll be clickable! (And it will probably lead to a page saying “but I forgot which one it was”)
Oh yes, the ever-receding micropayment future.
Except it’s here.
Just publish your comic inside Second Life. You might make a profit of ten or even twenty dollars a year! That doesn’t sound much, but that’s THOUSANDS of Linden Dollars!
I have mixed opinions about Infinite Canvas, of course Scott (or Spot in this case) is talking from a pure creative standpoint when it comes to infinite canvas, the idea of it is valid, however..
If you throw Practicality and Functionality at infinite canvas, it falls apart.
Of course when you throw people at it, it practically disintegrates. The Canvas may well be potentially infinite, but the attention span of most people, are not.
If you throw people at just about anything, it falls apart, or they fall apart, and you end up in a made-for-cable police procedural or courtroom drama. Unless you’re Hugh Laurie, and can extract wacky hospital hijinks from interns in embarrassing ways EVERY episode of House!
Generally, if you throw peope at anything you end up with several disgruntled police officers and several medics working after hours.
What if they’re in American football armor^H^H^H^H^Huniforms?
Armor is heavy. The extra mass increases momentum, so the force of impact is greater, meaning property damages will occur. You still get disgrunteld police officers.
what’s ^H? “hut, hut, hut?”
BTW: don’t forget to allow for the reduction in total kinetic energy due to the lower launch velocity with the increased mass.
…… : 1
I’m… I’m sorry can you repeat that?
I lack the “attention span”. XD
Aha! So you did manage to read -almost- all of it!
Wah? Is that a contradiction?
At first I didn’t really like the Peanut’s comic arcs, but I have to admit that they’re growing on me
NOW ya see what what ya have done ferret? (Arent the ferret, just to make it clear.) Ya influenced The Author!!! … or this is just a huge coincidence, but since there are no such things it’s all yer fault!!!
BTW cool strip, this is the end to the arc right?
Two things still bother me.
a)Why is Spot sad at the end, cuz it’s over or cuz he can’t anthologize (still not sure what that means XP)?
b)Kay now seriously… What the heck is an infinite canvas (besides strips with empty panelplaces and such)?
a) An anthology is a print collection of stories. If you can’t anthologize your comics, you can’t put your arcs in print. This is a bit of a problem if you want to sell your comics by a method other than micropayments. So basically, no anthologizing, no selling your collections. Hence, sad face.
b) infinite canvas is the concept that since the size of a stored image is basically infinite, while on a paper it’s whatever the paper size was, you can create some really huge images, and let the user scroll through them. Take, for example, panel 6 here:
It’s probably some 5 pages when printed, but because it’s on computer, you can just scroll through them (or rather, he forces you to scroll through them).
a) A-HA! Got it, so he’s greedy and wants more money. Right? X3
b) So that’s how it is, cool… not always useful, but yeah it’s a cool feature. :3
Thank you, I googled anthology and wasn’t finding anything of sense.
Ur description has made it clear naow. :3
If you didn’t think Rick was going to do an Infinite Canvas strip some rtime in this arc, from the moment you saw the first frame on Monday, you haven’t read NEARLY enough Scott McCloud!
Actually, I haven’t read enough, I forgot about the micropayments.
naow I has 2 find “Making comics” and read it!
Yeah ya may be right ferret, but there are two things to be told:
a) I had no idea what an infinite canvas was. XD
b) I had no idea who or what Scott McCloud was. X3
Go and read, I don’ think I’ll find his book in a hungarian bookshop. XP
Scott McCloud hasn’t been translated into Hungarian?
Hey um, what happened to that comment I posted? Did I do something wrong?
It probably just has to be moderated. Please wait between 5 minutes and 36 hours.
Hmm, nope. Don’t see anything on my end. Try reposting it.
Hmm, maybe it’s just a glitch. My brother uses WordPress on his site and he has something like that happen time to time.
We call it the “the comments broke again” syndrome.
Did you change your avatar?
i dont know why its just when rick draws like that it unnerves me
Good artist gone bad? XD
It bothers me because it’s still better than I can draw.
Why are these tagged “Spot (superdog)” when Spot claims to be Professor Spot in this arc?
Professor Spot (superdog)?
Professor Spot is his secret identity, in Peanut’s universe “Spot” is a very common name for dogs and no one bats an eyelid on the fact they have the same name.
Oh and nice Doctor Strangelove reference in panel 1.
I think I literally laughed out loud at every single panel, but especially at the bit lip in panel five. Hilarious!
I’m surprised nobody’s made that their avatar yet.
I think the small avatars just wouldn’t do the lip-biting justice.
Infinite Canvas? Okay, as someone who reads far too many webcomics, I’ll be the first to admit that Infinite Canvas is something that bothers the dook out of me. Yes, Webcomics allow you to do things normal comics can’t, but unless it has a purpose, it’s grating and annoying and can easily be as distracting as photoshop lense flares.
Sorry, it’s just a pet peeve of mine. I read one too many ‘artsy’ webcomics at one point in my life as a webcomic reviewer that used infinite canvas, and I might have gone a little crazy.
Blame Bill Waterson
I’m also surprized Argent hasn’t replied to this with “dook, dook, dook”s and “HBRLR”s
Just because I agree with another ferret doesn’t mean I’m going to go all dook dook dook with him, and … ooh, shiny… dook dook… dookdookdook…
Shiny? Where? Oh… but yeah, glad to see someone else agrees with me on the whole Unlimited Canvas deal. Stupid dooking artsy format.
Plus I didn’t see his message until now. ^^
oh god youre horrible… D|
rick, just a reminder, the second you start over-monetizing comics like spot describes here, that is when everyone stops caring
omg I never expected to see strips making fun of Scott McCloud. Hilarious!
Time to go back to the normal comics yet?
I dunno, but I like your avvie! ^^
…even if I DID only play Star Fox Adventures for a few days…. ^^;;
Anyways, I think so, since Rick (the kind soul that he is) provided us with these (filler?) comics while he was taking a vacation. He said it would only be a week, so I’m assuming on Monday we’re back to “regular programming”.
And no, I don’t mean that kind of programming.
At least, I hope not.
A programmer haiku I wrote not so long ago.
Sorry, I’m only familiar with Python and similar languages
Here’s a programmer haiku that implements an indirect threaded interpreter inner loop:
i don’t uderstand what does that meen
I looked at this yesterday and thought the explosion was the last panel and didn’t bother to scroll down. I was all oh.. Okay?, today I looked again and it was fantastic. Lol! :B It was like finding candy in your couch cushions.
Maybe it’s because I haven’t read anything from this Scott McCloud person, but I really didn’t enjoy the last 3 comics.
For non-story-based references to geeky and/or literary works and/or topics I go to XKCD or Dinosaur Comics.
For character development, story arcs, and the hilarious hijinks of lovable furry characters I come here.
Neither have I, but I still thought these strips were funny. I just took out Spot and stuck in every pretentious artist ever.
Speaking of difficult-to-anthologize… I pity Andrew Hussie if he ever decides to pull his current stuff into a book.
PS is already in book form… well.. the first part of it.
CURRENT stuff. Homestuck. :3
I keep thinking about what a nightmare of an edit job that’ll be.
Yeah. Especially since there are way more animations than there are in PS…
But, thinking that Andrew is 99% awesome, I’m sure he’ll figure something out
Don’t forget those playable updates!
Now you’re just throwing comics out the window.
(I just had to say it myself, so sue me.)
Nonsense! They’re EVOLVING.
JOIN THE B BUTTON LEAGUE!!!
LOL, and here I thought it was a mixture of “demonstrating” and “defending”!
“If a friend’s electric shaver
Ruins your radio’s behavior
With static so you cannot hear the station,
Just tell him that you’re feared
He will have to grow a beard,
And use DEFENESTRATION.”
Hey, I can anthologize my comics!
They’ll just have to be really… tall… books. <:x
Print ‘em on art pad paper!
With dimensions like 22″ x 30″ you can’t go wrong!
QUETZADRAKE! -glomps- *whispers* thank you for furthia high :3
Fiddlesticks! He did not even mention the influence of manga on today’s comics!
Yep: it is 99% but he took to some ridiculous speculation.
I still say people will never want to pay for content, so advertiser driven is the only way to go.
It’s the return of the EXPLOSION! panel.
INFINITEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE huh huh huh
Does “if you ever get around to anthologizing your comic” mean Rick hasn’t gotten around to it yet, but he plans to? I would love to buy a House Pets book!
You know Penny Arcade beat you to this joke by about nine years of course.
Yes but that’s a different joke . . . so um . . .
No really no.
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