#313 – it gets the job done

August 5th, 2009

#313 – it gets the job done

Today’s comic is in its original unshaded black & white because it was assembled on my studiomate Aaron‘s computer. (thanks Aaron!)

Over the weekend, my computer melted down, and I had to replace the whole thing. It’s been a crappy couple of days, and I’d rather forget the whole thing, but I’m still without my workstation. So please excuse the sluggish updates.

This storyline is going to be a short one, and when it’s over, I may be making some changes to the way OP is updated. More on that Friday!


Discussion (26)¬

  1. nalem says:

    I dig the black and white look :O

  2. Sarah says:

    I like the b/w too! It's hip. All of your art styles are really fun and great though :)

  3. plain says:

    Best wishes for your ailing computer, we've all been there. I'll light a candle.

  4. Ben Rankel says:

    As long as "making some changes to the way OP is updated" doesn't equal 'no updates', I'll still be happy.

    Like I've said, you're my artistic equivalent to Batman.

  5. MisterFox says:

    Does this way of drawing require more effort? Like, are you having difficulties when you can't use shading and only black and white?

    If that's not the case (which I assume), I wouldn't mind you sticked to it. I really like it and it looks great. I love this one.

  6. Inane says:

    No mouseover text :[

    I live for those things, goddammit!

    Oh, comic's still good, though.

  7. Citadel says:

    looks like someone is starting to move around Portland 😀

    Portland has the most Micro-Breweries per capita then anywhere else in the world ~nods

  8. John K says:

    sucks about the computer, I hope it gets sorted out soon for you.

  9. Cisco says:

    Are those monkey bones in the corner?

  10. fish1589 says:

    Hooray for a beer based storyline!!

    Boo for a computer that craps out on you *thumbs down*

  11. Zarian says:

    Is that….is that the skeleton of a small child or "little person" in the last panel?

    • Krimson says:

      It looks more like, as Cisco pointed out, a bunch of monkey bones. Those teeth are far too sharp for little children, unless they are vampire children (but then they’d be glittering, too, so I think we can rule that possibility out, thanks to Ms. Stephenie Meyer).

  12. Daniel says:

    Love the little skeleton on the shelf in the last panel – I can’t wait to see where this story goes. Who doesn’t love a good microbrew?

  13. Matt says:

    "You know what we can't keep on the shelves?" "Those flimsy coupon dispensers you bought?"

    Love. It.

  14. suttono says:

    Haha, Go beer!
    Grandma cooking is always good, so it’s only natural that her beer would be to.

  15. Paul1963 says:

    Tragically, "Olly's Awesome Summer Cabbage Ale" went over like porkchops at a seder.

  16. Almost Literally says:

    Seems like it is been a while since we have seen Olly.

    Personally, I like the shading. But this is very good too! I'm excited to see where this goes.

  17. Dude says:

    b/w ftw m/

  18. Philip says:

    I hate to drag reality into comics, but as a homebrewer, I have to point out the ridiculous legal crap that comes with trying to sell beer you make yourself.

  19. Mark says:

    Man, I love beer. Best story line ever.

  20. ribbles says:

    Good luck, Meredith. Brooklyn is pulling for you!

  21. exjentric says:

    I'm amazed at how this comic often coincides with my actual life (kind of). Yesterday, I just acquired some very coveted tickets to Madison, Wisconsin's Great Taste of the Midwest beer festival. Oh man I hope Nana's Bungalow Valley Blonde is there!

  22. Toby Fee says:

    'It gets the job done' is a fantastic attribute to give anything. Try it on pens, cell phones, short-term boyfriends, and fried food.

  23. David Waltergart says:

    Dead Guy Ale, sadly is already taken. Tastily. delightfully taken. Oregon has one of my fave breweries, ROGUE – I would include a visit to them with any trip out west. Assuming they'd have me.

    Olly's Missing Monkey Ale?

  24. Chad says:

    What I love most about your work is that even without the textures and such, it's still great. Hope you get your computer fixed. I definitely know how that feels (mine is on the verge i feel…).