080 – Lost My Cigar

I am posting the black and white version of the strip now. Usually when this happens it is because I have had a crazy weekend, and certainly this past weekend counts as one of the crazier weekends I have had since… oh, the weekend before that. Oh well, I think this one looks pretty good in black and white anyway. Look for the color version to go up tonight.

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Discussion (18) ¬

  1. Drew says:

    Love the building rage, only to be set aside in a instant! The eyes kill me.

  2. Mike M says:

    Major mood swings . . . bad sign, Carl . . . It does look good in B/W!

  3. Orcbuddy says:

    Panel three is a riot!

    Say…..where does Carl get those smokes, anyway?

  4. Charles says:

    Carl has teeth??

    Hahaha I love it Matt…kid tested, Charles approved!

  5. Vince says:

    Man, I can’t seem to stop laughing at panel three.

  6. Nixon says:

    yeah smoking kills…
    love the madcrab panel…anger management ftw !

  7. Annie says:

    Really like how his rage builds up so much and then…poof! Gone in an instant. I also liked seeing the B&W version. Different things stand out this way. For example, I missed the little robot on the first read, and I think I’d have noticed it right away in color due to the red eyes.

    “madcrab” – love it! I can see this becoming a catchphrase. “He’s gone madcrab.”

    • Matt says:

      Yeah, I wish I were better at drawing in black and white. It is really tough to pull off. Much tougher than color in my opinion. It is so easy to rely on color to carry a strip.

      • Annie says:

        I didn’t think the B&W was bad at all! It just gives a different perspective on things. Color isn’t “carrying” the strip, but it does add another dimension.

  8. AlphaCroc says:

    super badass got all crazy there for a sec dang guy needs his smokes i on the other hand do not! want to know where he gets his smokes in cartoons and comics its better when the character can have thier things without question very good ep. this tue :D

  9. Bearman says:

    Where’s he keep his lighter?

  10. DadaHyena says:

    Better play it safe and kill them anyway. You never know who’s going to swipe your next stogie!

  11. Chris says:

    Wow too funny, the third panel is great, and it’s wrapped up with a perfect punch line in the fourth panel.

  12. Chad says:

    Love the rage! Nobody wants a furious crab.

  13. Russ says:

    Crabby crab.