058 – News To Me

So I tried something new with the writing on this strip. I set the joke up and paid it off by panel 3. Blam. The strip is done at that point. Everything in panel 4 is just excessive and wrong. Like that one guy in every group who just has to take the joke too far.

I am afraid that I am probably that guy among my group of friends.

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Discussion (15) ¬

  1. Nixon says:

    the fish could answer…’Nope, thats news to me’ in panel 4 …
    carl is such a charmer lol

  2. I thought the crab was my fave. Nope. Not after this one. Panel four is ABSOLUTELY necessary! Matt, your humor slays me. I would probably say the same darn thing! Awesome.

  3. drewbie says:

    It would’ve worked without the fourth panel, but it’s that extra effort that makes this strip worth reading.

  4. motheralex says:

    I actually looked up ‘swim bladder’. Keep it up, Matt!

  5. Matt says:

    Nixon – Thanks man! btw, the seagull is Larry. Carl is the crab ;)
    Oh Paul, You are far too kind, but I will take that compliment and run with it!
    Drewbie – Glad you liked it. The added punch makes it worth it doesn’t it?
    motheralax – Not only is my comic fun, It’s educational as well! LOL.

  6. PJ says:

    I like this strip. There are some really funny bits throughout. Your gags are well written and I like the new art style. I don’t care what those guys on Tall Tale say… I am enjoying the strip and I am looking forward to reading more. I also find I am hating you more each day…professionally speaking of course.

  7. Matt says:

    Haha. Well it’s good to be hated I guess…

  8. Chris says:

    A new more snarky/uncomfortable Larry. I could get used to that.

  9. Nixon says:

    dang sorry..i tend to mix up names often ..i just remind the pictures:(
    it would be easier if it was like in the sitcoms where they repeat the necessary names every 2 sentences like…
    ‘Well you know Larry…’ .’what is it Carl?’..’Do you happen to know where Brenda went….oh wait there she comes and theres Kyle too!’…
    Anyhow Larry PWNS..sorry again for the mixup !

  10. Matt says:

    No problem Nixon. I haven’t been using their names enough I know. I need to find more ways to work it into the conversation for sure.

  11. Russ says:

    I like the fish hoping in and out of the frame. Its halarious, but it must be exausting for the poor guy!

  12. Russ says:

    hopping, even

  13. Bexara says:

    Lol! Sounds like something Larry would say!

  14. drewbie says:

    so, does the fish have a name?

  15. AlphaCroc says:

    pj ur avatar is hilarious (cant spell o.O) and i wouldnt have taken this long with ma food xD