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Doc Nickel
Doc Nickel

July 21st, 2012, 1:31 am #1

Due to last night's events in Colorado, I edited today's TWB. It was kind of a bad joke to start with (the typical "it seemed funny at the time" grist of the sleep-deprived mind) but made even worse by the actions of a real-life lunatic.

I haven't used Gino enough yet, but regular readers know he's sort of a bail bondsman, and I'd been setting him up to be a stereotypical, movie-style "bounty hunter" type. (Mostly because a mean, badass panda just strikes me as funny.)

The line was a throwaway, not meant to go anywhere, just to get a deadpan reply from Jinx. I changed it to be perhaps a little less violent and hopefully a lot less connected to recent reality.

I also think it works a little better, and just reflects, yet again, how I should have a "buffer" so I'm not doing the strip at 4:00am and having to throw whatever sorta-funny line I manage to think of in there, just so I can post it and go to bed.

Doc.
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Robin Bobcat
Robin Bobcat

July 21st, 2012, 1:38 am #2

Nice Thumb!
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tkzv
tkzv

July 21st, 2012, 6:06 am #3

Due to last night's events in Colorado, I edited today's TWB. It was kind of a bad joke to start with (the typical "it seemed funny at the time" grist of the sleep-deprived mind) but made even worse by the actions of a real-life lunatic.

I haven't used Gino enough yet, but regular readers know he's sort of a bail bondsman, and I'd been setting him up to be a stereotypical, movie-style "bounty hunter" type. (Mostly because a mean, badass panda just strikes me as funny.)

The line was a throwaway, not meant to go anywhere, just to get a deadpan reply from Jinx. I changed it to be perhaps a little less violent and hopefully a lot less connected to recent reality.

I also think it works a little better, and just reflects, yet again, how I should have a "buffer" so I'm not doing the strip at 4:00am and having to throw whatever sorta-funny line I manage to think of in there, just so I can post it and go to bed.

Doc.
When I saw the original version, I hoped this was a start of a new storyline. Where Doc and crew execute some zany scheme to catch somebody, whom Gino wants detained or dead. Probably with a lot of improvised mechanisms and property damage.

The new version painfully reminds of Pirta leaving a message to Doc:http://the-whiteboard.com/autotwb1093.html Jinx may be in danger.
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FireFrenzy
FireFrenzy

July 21st, 2012, 7:18 am #4

Due to last night's events in Colorado, I edited today's TWB. It was kind of a bad joke to start with (the typical "it seemed funny at the time" grist of the sleep-deprived mind) but made even worse by the actions of a real-life lunatic.

I haven't used Gino enough yet, but regular readers know he's sort of a bail bondsman, and I'd been setting him up to be a stereotypical, movie-style "bounty hunter" type. (Mostly because a mean, badass panda just strikes me as funny.)

The line was a throwaway, not meant to go anywhere, just to get a deadpan reply from Jinx. I changed it to be perhaps a little less violent and hopefully a lot less connected to recent reality.

I also think it works a little better, and just reflects, yet again, how I should have a "buffer" so I'm not doing the strip at 4:00am and having to throw whatever sorta-funny line I manage to think of in there, just so I can post it and go to bed.

Doc.
Also it is just me or has jinx been growing a little? Little dude seems to be a little taller now then he used to be... If so good for him! Might stop doc using him as an impromptu spy sat:)
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Anonymous Coward
Anonymous Coward

July 21st, 2012, 9:04 am #5

He used to be taller (but thinner and with a smaller head) in his first strips, and then got shorter.

As for Doc, he can throw nearly anybody. Except Bruno and Gino. Bigger Jinx isn't a problem.
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FireFrenzy
FireFrenzy

July 21st, 2012, 1:20 pm #6

I was just wondering i was the only one (and thus high or something) or if other people felt the same way about his Y axis dimention...

Doc can do whatever he damn well pleases he's the art and writing staff he can do whatever he wants afaik:) (but plz no stopping the comics its to hilarious for me to go without, there'd be hives and rashes and such it would not be pretty)
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Anonymous Coward
Anonymous Coward

July 21st, 2012, 3:48 pm #7

> Doc can do whatever he damn well pleases he's the art and writing staff

I was talking about Dock the character
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jwhouk
jwhouk

July 22nd, 2012, 1:43 am #8

Due to last night's events in Colorado, I edited today's TWB. It was kind of a bad joke to start with (the typical "it seemed funny at the time" grist of the sleep-deprived mind) but made even worse by the actions of a real-life lunatic.

I haven't used Gino enough yet, but regular readers know he's sort of a bail bondsman, and I'd been setting him up to be a stereotypical, movie-style "bounty hunter" type. (Mostly because a mean, badass panda just strikes me as funny.)

The line was a throwaway, not meant to go anywhere, just to get a deadpan reply from Jinx. I changed it to be perhaps a little less violent and hopefully a lot less connected to recent reality.

I also think it works a little better, and just reflects, yet again, how I should have a "buffer" so I'm not doing the strip at 4:00am and having to throw whatever sorta-funny line I manage to think of in there, just so I can post it and go to bed.

Doc.
Latest report from the AP http://bigstory.ap.org/article/police-a ... -apartment) ends with:

"A fourth-floor apartment in a nearby building offered a view into **IDIOT WHO DOESN'T DESERVE TO BE NAMED** unit.

Visible on a wall in Holmes' apartment was a poster with the words "Soldiers of Misfortune" and several figures in various shooting positions playing paintball.

Some were wearing paintball masks."

(insert facepalm here)
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