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Thu, 10/18/2012 - 23:59 by Ananth in response to process post 6: jw vol. 3 interior spread

Here's a tip based on my years of experience doing comics on the internet ... if you make a comic ... you have to post it so people can see it. On an unrelated note, this process post was done Wednesday and I'm an idiot!!

As I've mentioned before: new tees and mugs and totes and things in the store! 

It's late so we'll catch you next week! Later guys! 


I'm back

Comment by Garies (not verified) Fri, 10/19/2012 - 00:38

I'm back

I really like how it's

Comment by Shorty22 (not verified) Fri, 10/19/2012 - 01:35

I really like how it's turning out, but wouldn't it be better to move the middle 3 over to the empty washers to the left and out of what I assume would be the binding of the book? And in that vein, maybe move the guy above Ananth to another washer, since it seems he's going to get mostly covered by the logo?

I don't know, I think that's

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Wed, 10/24/2012 - 07:42

I don't know, I think that's perfect with how George is mostly covered up, with his creepy smile poking out from under the logo. Also, doesn't consideration of the ISBN and Barcode placement need to be considered in the design too? That'd most likely screw with the bottom left washers.


Comment by Faiga (not verified) Fri, 10/19/2012 - 02:05

Is that Garies in the top right washer? *cries*

I can't wait for this. The

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Fri, 10/19/2012 - 07:14

I can't wait for this. The cover looks so cute.

Spin cycle

Comment by 13thprotector (not verified) Fri, 10/19/2012 - 07:46

I kinda figured that putting life on the spin cycle might not be the best of ideas. Things tend to repeat over and over always bland and boring. Of course, each of us have our own opinions. Just try to not get, washed up. *puts sun glasses on*

sadly true

Comment by Mom'sLeftShoe (not verified) Fri, 10/19/2012 - 07:51

As the one previous comment rudely put it, I too miss storyline here. Most of my other comics have a constant flow everyday, every week, every other day, but this one is scattered and have been doing "filler" posts

Please start a story up


pretty please

There is a story?? I thought

Comment by AA (not verified) Sat, 10/20/2012 - 03:40

There is a story?? I thought it was just random life stuff...of awesome

There use to be lil stories,

Comment by in the box (not verified) Sun, 10/21/2012 - 07:15

There use to be lil stories, like the skeleton hand girl- and the on-going roommate stuff

to me those are the fillers

Comment by AA (not verified) Mon, 10/22/2012 - 11:41

to me those are the fillers to the great story of their lives.

you whiny little turds -

Comment by dekinai (not verified) Fri, 10/19/2012 - 08:13

you whiny little turds - this comic is not yours. the creators are under no obligation to post anything at all, never mind cater to your preferences. you should try shutting your trap for a minute and appreciate that they even occasionally put out new work that's free for everyone to read. people make and publish things like this for their own reasons, self-motivated and certainly not because they owe any of the readers a damned thing. and though it may be a tease if it's not always what you wish it was, you have absolutely no right to be offended as if you've been slighted somehow. you sound like 9-year-olds that didn't get to have cookies before bed.

to yuko et al - i'm sure you don't need the moral support, but i'll say anyway to not let this drivel get to you. ganbatte, ne?

THANK you.

Comment by Origamigryphon (not verified) Mon, 10/22/2012 - 06:44

I had something along this vein posted to the now-deleted douchebag, but you put it so much more eloquently~

Nooo, don't take Garies out!

Comment by Nate (not verified) Fri, 10/19/2012 - 09:15

Nooo, don't take Garies out! He must stay. HE MUST.

This looks awesome! I love

Comment by whittacker (not verified) Fri, 10/19/2012 - 10:27

This looks awesome! I love seeing the process behind comics and illustrations. I love everything you post, really.

Though Garies will be hidden, we will always know he's there. Watching.

Washing machines in the

Comment by Not Dekinai (not verified) Fri, 10/19/2012 - 18:53

Washing machines in the middle of a young and hip NY setting?

Let's add Helvetica, lens flare, autotune, and Murray as your Band Manager while we're at it. There's nothing to lose if the quality of your comic is running at low altitude.

If Yuko has half a brain she doesn't need an Internet White Knight to give her a Japanese pep talk. What's important for the halfling is that things are going downhill, comic-wise and life-wise.

I hope you have your parachute ready.

Pot's calling. He wants his color back

Comment by Origamigryphon (not verified) Mon, 10/22/2012 - 14:52

Just like you think they don't need white knights, I think they don't need your trollish, defeatist attitude.

Well, I feel guilty reading

Comment by Peejay (not verified) Fri, 10/19/2012 - 21:56

Well, I feel guilty reading some of the other comment. I just wanted to say I enjoyed the Garies, but seeing these comments... I feel a bit uncomfortable now.

That halfling comment about

Comment by MurrMurr (not verified) Fri, 10/19/2012 - 22:26

That halfling comment about her took a while to digest. This is getting awkward.

I thought this was supposed to be fun and lighthearted... is there no internet sanctuary?


Comment by Puzzlement Gum (not verified) Sat, 10/20/2012 - 03:35

It seems that my earlier comments have been removed. I'm guessing that's because it was in a series of responses to one rather rude person, so I feel the need to try posting again. If I am mistaken and my comment was removed for its content, then I apologize.

Now, I'm afraid I don't really like these progress posts or the sketch pages that they use every now and again. It feels like, for lack of a better term, filler. Now I know that this could be because of one of many different reasons. Yuko's self inflicted hand injuries, the fact that not all of everyday life is comic-worthy, the fact that their fictional stories involve a lot of time and planning, or something else entirely. I'm not here to question the process. I am here, however, to question the promised results.

They have stated right up at the top of the window that the comic updates Tuesday and Thursday. I find it very disappointing, and I can see I'm not alone in this, when Tuesday or Thursday rolls around and something like this is in its place. Yes, Yuko's sketches are neat and the progress posts are interesting, but that's not what we come here for. The sketches could make an interesting side gallery for Yuko and the progress posts would make a neat extra in the book it's promoting, but they're simply not what we were told we would be getting.

Before anyone calls me selfish, let me clarify. It's not the lack of content that bugs me. It is the lack of consistency. I would rather they go to one comic a week if it means they can be consistent. It IS their comic, they CAN do what they want, and if they need to lighten their workload a bit from it, then that's okay. Just let us know what we're getting and when we can expect it.

And for those of you who say it doesn't matter because it's free entertainment? There's a certain flaw in that argument that doesn't fall on me or you, but rather right back on the shoulders of the comic authors. Our readership is valuable to cartoonists. If fans like the comic enough, maybe they'd like to buy a coffee mug or a t-shirt promoting it. If someone is fed up and doesn't read a comic anymore, then I doubt you'll be selling them any merchandise. In fact, I'd be surprised if you could sell something to someone who reads a comic begrudgingly. Angering readers and turning them away will ultimately eat into their profits. If they want us to buy from their store, they need us to be happy loyal fans.

Not saying they need to pander, goodness no. We come here for what their creative minds and talents are able to produce. We're here for them, because it's their comic. Not saying they need to crank out a comic everyday, either. Heck, I'd bet a seven-comic-a-week guy would rub his fans the wrong way if every other new post was filler. They'd probably rile their fanbase even faster that way.

What I'm saying is this: Consistency. Let the people know when they can expect what they come here for, even if you have to cut back. I can guarantee that people will ultimately be happier than the unsure schedule, not knowing whether we're really getting a comic or not.

I'm sorry for the long and negative post, but I just feel like it needed to be said.

If a 4-person team can't

Comment by PiuPiu (not verified) Sun, 10/21/2012 - 20:40

If a 4-person team can't meet the promise of a once-a-week deal, it's awfully revealing of their collective abilities.

So, I guess that's the right idea. But what about the big players like Lackadaisy and Hark a Vagrant? Don't they run things on their own schedule, too? They've "made the game," I guess.

I also don't get the obsession with cartoonists and companion animals (mainly cats). Online comics that rely on animal antics are worth no more than a clown who has to beat himself up to get laughter. And a self-inflicted hand injury doesn't count.

Where did you get 4-person

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Wed, 10/24/2012 - 15:14

Where did you get 4-person team from? It clearly states on the 'About' page that the authors are Yuko and Ananth. Unless you're confusing it with the cast page, which just talks about the people that feature in it the most. That's like suggesting the actors in a film all produce the film too.

Regarding cat comics, this is a bio-comic first and foremost. Cats feature largely in their lives so naturally make it into the bio comics. I don't understand where all this aggro comes from but it might be because I've been reading since it started so I know what it's about. Personally, I like the cat comics. That's why I read it, I guess.

Also, regarding Yuko's hand injury (no idea if it was self inflicted!), I believe she continued to update with left-handed drawings anyway.


Comment by UBHE (not verified) Wed, 10/24/2012 - 17:30

wrong u noob fag its 4 ppl if u pay attn. darky and midget do the so-called story and art while the other 2 queers try to run the site, store and other details

if u pulled biebers dick outta ur mouth u might actly put 2 and 2 together.

go back to ur pussy obsession cuz theyll probably be the only warm body youll touch. so get ready to die alone u worthless fanboy twat

Diagree on one point.

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Mon, 10/22/2012 - 06:49

They DID say what to expect. Tuesday = comic, Thursday = progress. If they're late, they're late. Life happens. You're not going to fall down dead from lack of something to read from them. I'm sure you understand that?

The rest of your post is completely understandable, but that part irked me a bit because they did announce the change to their lineup.

Where I admit that I am wrong.

Comment by Puzzlement Gum (not verified) Mon, 10/22/2012 - 14:51

Man, how did I miss that post...

Okay, so they did announce it. My apologies. Now that I know what to expect, I am happy.

Hope I didn't offend too much with my wall o' text.

Not at all!

Comment by Origamigryphon (not verified) Mon, 10/22/2012 - 14:55

It IS possible to have a civil conversation on the internet! :D

Group hug

Comment by GLeDOS (not verified) Thu, 10/25/2012 - 04:09

That right there? Beautiful! ^_^ Haha! I love to see this.

I honestly cannot believe

Comment by Totesly (not verified) Tue, 10/23/2012 - 13:26

I honestly cannot believe how offended you are that they are DARING to update with their own work, in whatever way that work occurs, in their own time and on their own schedule. Who do you think you are? It's their comic, you're reading it for fun (presumably, although by the amount of time you've dedicated to painstakingly showing Yuko and Ananth how you're hanging on their every word and cannot bear to be without two autobio comics a week, I worry for their safety and fear you're stalking them, desperate to impinge on their lives), so why the hell are you so worried and invested? If you don't want to buy their merchandise, don't buy it. But they have made it clear that JW is just a fun side project for them that they can devote attention to after their real work is done. Sometimes, as in life, real work gets in the way, and they don't have time for two full comics a week. Obviously they deserve a wall of vitriolic text for this.

You should stop taking all of this so seriously and get off the damn Internet.


Comment by cabbagehats (not verified) Sat, 10/20/2012 - 12:44

Is it just me or does it seem like John doesn't look uncomfortable enough in his washer?

What is this? The Brady

Comment by BApps (not verified) Sun, 10/21/2012 - 16:50

What is this? The Brady Bunch?


Comment by The Mighty Pegasus (not verified) Tue, 10/23/2012 - 05:18

I'm still so sad that you guys didn't post my room mates Garies tattoo.

D'aww, Garies. :D

Comment by Smoothie (not verified) Tue, 10/23/2012 - 05:23

D'aww, Garies. :D

Book Cover

Comment by Panda (not verified) Tue, 10/23/2012 - 11:32

You should make the cover arit a poster, it would look cool hanging on my wall. I would totally buy that and I bet a bunch of other people would to.


Comment by Ducky (not verified) Tue, 10/23/2012 - 17:28

I don't think your 'add comments' is working on the newest comic. Just letting you know!


Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Thu, 10/25/2012 - 15:05

As mentioned above... The "add a comment" button is no longer working on the new posts. But with the rude comments on this one... Maybe it was intentional.


Comment by Ducky (not verified) Wed, 11/07/2012 - 02:18

Ah, I see. :C That's rather saddening to hear.


Comment by Cabbagehats (not verified) Sat, 11/03/2012 - 10:20

Awesome front cover hope y'all don't get too overworked comments still not working sorry we're all jerks please don't kill us.

I would like to wait for the

Comment by hotels in north goa (not verified) Sat, 11/24/2012 - 03:19

I would like to wait for the next few years and pray that DMRC covers all parts Gurgaon. Then i do intend to hop into one.

Don't worry too much about

Comment by Agnes (not verified) Wed, 12/12/2012 - 20:46

Don't worry too much about it. We like your comics a lot, but your art's just as pretty.

Does that black-haired girl you drew have a name? I love her design!

That was a great tip, thanks

Comment by Dieta Bialkowa (not verified) Wed, 05/08/2013 - 06:44

That was a great tip, thanks a lot!