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Moose River Regular – [05] Apartment 201

If I was smarter back then, I would’ve written Moose River Regular to be more about Anne maybe making shit up on the spot in order to be more attractive and entertaining to others. But alas, I wasn’t, and so Anne was just little more than a tool or vehicle to move the story along, instead of a real flesh-and-blood character.

Another point to consider: compare-and-contrast the fact that Avery is finally home by page five, whereas he didn’t get home until page 24, nearly five times longer than in Regular.

Again, this is because I was focused more on what I thought a webcomic is SUPPOSED to be like—instead of writing an actual story in a webcomic format—and that webcomic pages were only supposed to be a moment in time in the lives of the main characters which was chosen specifically because it was calculated to fit within six frames, with the sixth frame being a punchline. If the moment in time could not fit in six frames with a punchline, then it wasn’t worth writing about. But, again, I’m glad I realized that I didn’t have to do it that way… each frame is simply a frame which either expands upon the characters in it or forwards the plot one step further. Of course it doesn’t ALWAYS have to follow those two rules, but those are better suggestions than “explore the moment only it ends in a punchline, and ignore everything else”.

Hopefully this change in perspective is obvious with the way my pacing is between Regular and the mainline series; I feel this page personifies this best (so far), given the way the story jumps between pages 4 and 5.

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