on Dec 8, 2006
DM of the Rings
So after a couple of weeks of speculation about what will happen to Boromir, you can… speculate some more!
On Monday I’ll have the other “half” of his death. It was just too big to cram into one strip.
- Tell the story
- Tell a joke
I really envy the skill of Rich Burlew, author of Order of the Stick. His strips are able to advance the story and deliver the funny at the same time. I’m still getting a feel for how to make a comic, and the longer I do it the more I see how hard it is to move the plot forward while telling a joke. The best strips so far are the ones where the characters just have a bit of preposterous dialog and the plot doesn’t go anywhere. The lamest ones are where I just move everyone to the next batch of jokes.
Still, these are fun to make. I’m not sick of them yet.