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[–] Kadynce 1 points 76 points (+77|-1) ago  (edited ago)

it is a blatant ripoff of the art/comedy style of the oatmeal

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[–] SketchyCrab [S] 1 points 25 points (+26|-1) ago 

I prefer the term, "inspired by". Like how the movie Critters is inspired by the true story of Napoleon's rise to power during the French Revolution.

But yeah, I love the oatmeal's stuff - maybe a little too much. I'll give this some thought.

Keep the brutal honesty coming. I really do appreciate it.

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[–] ForgotMyName 0 points 25 points (+25|-0) ago 

I don't think it'd be bad if it was just one aspect that felt that way, but seriously, the whole thing feels exactly like The Oatmeal. The typography, the space between the panels, the illustration, etc. The whole thing is like - this is the oatmeal (except not really).

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[–] PIcasso54 2 points 4 points (+6|-2) ago 

I got a good chuckle out of it. You're a good comic. I love how realistically obese you made the man in the comic as well.

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[–] CRKT_M16Z 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

"I prefer the term, "inspired by". Like how the movie Critters is inspired by the true story of Napoleon's rise to power during the French Revolution."

There's your next comic right there! You're just going to have to find a new art style in order to avoid all the "It's a ripoff of the Oatmeal" comments.

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[–] D3RREICHSADLER 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I think the respect we have for the oatmeal and Matt Inman comes from his originality and brutal honesty. To say you're inspired is totally valid but when the artwork, typography, and overall impression makes me think that it's an oatmeal comic then your mixture needs a little more "you" and less of "matt". I agree with the others, keep pursuing it but find your own style, don't hold yourself back by thinking that you have to be so close to the oatmeal.

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[–] Cain 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

The image already conveys the imminent danger so the sea monsters thought bubble is redundant and adds little humor. You could have gone with something like "Just seaweed little man...just seaweed" Or get political with " Nothing, don't be so racist"

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[–] SketchyCrab [S] 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

I like this idea. Thanks.

You are now a guest writer and will be compensated with numerous high fives.

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[–] ChanceofRain 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

It was worth it for 'dryskin' though.

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[–] Cain 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Excellent, i love a profit.

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[–] Zenhael 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

I've never read The Oatmeal, so I can't rip on you for that. The only complaints I have otherwise may be that the octopus's thought bubble isn't necessary. I think you could go in the direction of Farside if you were to simply present the situation as outrageous, without explaining to the reader why it is outrageous. Larson almost always left it up to the reader to determine why his panels were hilarious, and only rarely took the time to spell out what was happening.

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[–] RectalLeakage 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

I agree with this.

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[–] SketchyCrab [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Excellent point and insight. It's those damn talking sea creatures that are ruining this country.

Thanks for the feedback.

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[–] Gravspeed 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

those damn talking sea creatures

Says the sketchy crab. lol

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[–] Zenhael 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I hope to see more from you! Best of luck, and tell any detractors to fuck off!

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[–] SketchyCrab [S] 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Whoa whoa whoa. Hey man, he's just big boned.

But really, appreciate the criticism. Cheers!

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[–] Lag-wagon 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

It's the oatmeal's new account!

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[–] stegg001 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Thought it was not so funny and I have no idea who oatmeal is.

What I do like a lot is that you take the criticism without any bitching.

My god I love it when there is no you hurt my feelings bullshit!

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[–] SketchyCrab [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Well, I did ask folks to tell me why it sucks. Mission accomplished, comrade!

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[–] VillaLopez 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I like, fuck the haters.

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[–] OpusMioda 2 points 2 points (+4|-2) ago 

The fat guy isnt wearing an american flag cape and mcdonalds hat

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[–] SketchyCrab [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

No red blooded American would defile his flag cape with sea water!

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