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  1. Managed to successfully create and upload a post using my phone on a crowded subway train. I have to admit I’m impressed with myself.

  2. At this point in the strip, Edie (who didn’t even have a name yet) was little more than a seething mass of anger and guilt. She has cooked for them, before going on a trip, and if they don’t eat her meatloaf, then she slaved over a hot stove for nothing, yadda yadda yadda. Remote insta-guilt. Maybe her meatloaf is also especially bad or something.

  3. Maybe she used Alton Brown’s recipe for a meatloaf glaze made with mole’. “Yes, I made chocolate covered meatloaf. You’re welcome.”

  4. @Deme So if they eat the meatloaf, no guilt? So why get all frazzled about something you have control over, not her?

  5. I remember when 9 Chickweed Lane was a funny comic, before it became just an endless stream of copulating flesh.

  6. This is probably unfair, but I took it to mean the artist is a bit of a diva when he got the syndication site to remove the comments links for his comics. Not that they’re necessarily a great thing, but how is he so much different from all the other creators?

  7. I seem to remember some years back McE saying something that really pissed off a lot of his readers. Can’t remember what it was, though

    Could this have been when the Comments section was dropped?

  8. The link tells only one side of the story, which doesn’t preclude Arthur’s first paragraph (or Bill’s recollection) at all. Nevertheless, it’s more than understandable that some authors might not appreciate the moronic way that GoComics selects the most idiotic comment to be “featured” directly under the strip. It’s like giving a megaphone to whoever has the lowest I.Q. in a crowd of people. It should be shut off entirely for all of the editorial features. I don’t like reading flame wars, that’s why I prefer the commentary here, and avoid GoComics (it’s really a shame that their humorless lawyers went and shut down comicsrss.com).

  9. ” (it’s really a shame that their humorless lawyers went and shut down comicsrss.com).”

    Yesterday I put all the rss bookmarks away and went back to gocomics bookmarks. You can imagine how long it takes to upload 50+ comics, and THEN you still have to click again to get away from the ‘overview’.

    First world problems, I know . . .

  10. The comments at Go Comics (or generally anywhere) can get toxic. They can also be helpful to the reader, and sometimes solve an IDU that isn’t going to be appearing here. Or provide a good channel of communication between creators and fans. It just felt peculiar that McE got embroiled in the negative side of those possibilities; and that he had the clout to get the comments turned off for his work.

    Also I understand the stance taken in Arthur’s link. But again, he might have benefitted from a supportive fan base, contributing factual type corrections and plot or character suggestions, which the artist remains free to ignore of course.

    At http://thinkbeforeyouthink.net/?comic=20190628-end-cover the independent webcomic “Think Before You Think” has just recently concluded its run of about ten years, and it has always been pleasant when reading the comic to dip in to the comments and observe the great relationship the artist has maintained with the fans.

  11. Yesterday I put all the rss bookmarks away and went back to gocomics bookmarks. You can imagine how long it takes to upload 50+ comics, and THEN you still have to click again to get away from the ‘overview’.

    Do non-premium viewers get a page with their subscribed strips? If so, then you can see all the comics without the preview.

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