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sweet and savory

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

Last week I gave you extra color and you were naughty.  So this week, you get none!
The truth is i just really liked this in black and white and coloring it felt weird and wrong so I stopped.  The great thing about a webcomic, at least for me, is the freedom to experiment. I’m not doing this in hopes to be syndicated in a newspaper (can you imagine?!), so i have no need to follow set formulas with layout, style, etc.  It’s nice.  I would like to put out a book one day but I haven’t decided if it will be from the existing strips or something different altogether involving the characters.  Anyway, I know the comic looks and reads a bit different this week.  I’m not planning on permanently changing it so if you hate it don’t bother to send me any angry emails.

I haven’t said anything mushy for a while, so let me do so now.  Your haikus rock and make me smile, so does taking the time to leave a comment letting me know you dig the comic.  When you post a link to this site on a forum or on your website/blahg, I appreciate it.   I try to track that kind of thing and send a note of thanks when I can, but it’s not always possible.  Digging or Stumbling or Blinking or whatever is a big help. When you buy t-shirts or bumper stickers, it thrills me in unmentionable ways. So, for all you do, this hugs for you.

(Runs away before you can pelt me with rocks and garbage.)

<3 calan


24 Responses to “sweet and savory”

  1. Gabe Lippmann Says:

    Love it.

  2. PerhapsToast (Andrew) Says:

    This brought a tear to my eye.

  3. calan Says:

    oh andrew, don’t you know fibbing makes your nose grow? 😛

  4. Zef Says:

    Little shards of bone
    Baked within a nice light crust
    Symbol of Her love.

    sorry i haven’t posted in a while, kept meaning to post something but realizing at the last minute it was already wednesday and there would be a new comic! but, i posted this time! woo! 🙂

    i love this one, it’s very sweet.

  5. justme Says:

    a gift from the heart
    means so much more when made with
    a bit of yourself

    I love that GingerDead seems to get her, but sometimes I wonder if he really, truly got her if he wouldn’t run away screaming.

  6. J Says:

    i actually kind of this style seems to fit with more your writing/narrative than the regular one, most likely because of that extra level of detail. i wonder how some manner of hybrid would look.

    keep up the awesome work calan.

  7. Starguy Says:

    Yet another strip to prove why Lenoir is my favorite character. Very sweet.

  8. calan Says:

    zef- good to have you haikuin’ again

    justme – *wink*

    J – I think you’re right and thanks for the encouragement. 🙂

  9. Seraphine Says:

    Aww, Calan, you get no hate from me. Wednesday is my favorite day of the week, because I know you’ll have a new comic to warm my day. You keep getting better and better, so don’t stop experimenting.

    sexy warm berries
    spread across my tongue great taste
    knowing it’s from you

  10. Seraphine Says:

    PS. I love Justme’s haiku. Zef’s too. /hugs!

  11. Rampage Says:

    Aww, that’s nice. ^-^

  12. Bill Says:

    There is such an unknown charm from your comics, that’s why I can see wednesdays as a bright day for me while I sit tirelessly working in my stuffy little office. The angle that you pitch is unique and that is why your comics have caught my eye. I would suggest making them for more than just one day a week but that’s like trying to make christmas more than once a year.

  13. avshar Says:

    A pastry eating a pastry, hehe struck me as funny. But seriously good work. Love the fruit in bed. Very sweet theme. Made me go awwww. I would never throw garbage at someone. Notice i say nothing about rocks hehe. You dont deserve either though so *hug*.

  14. calan Says:

    thanks serephine 🙂 that is one sexay haiku!

    bill – i wish i could update more often..maybe in the future. i’m ridiculously slow so one comic ends up taking me a bunch of hours and sometimes it’s spread out over a few days. unfortunately, i have other stuff to do too. i really respect people that update daily plus manage families and jobs. anyway, thanks so so much for your comment. i should save it for those, “i suck. why do i bother?” days. 🙂

    avshar – cannibalism is no laughing matter! *giggles*

  15. Chris Says:

    Ooooooh. I like this. It has a cool woodcut/Edward Gorey feel to it. It really fits the comic. 🙂

  16. dries Says:

    no thanks required
    the mushy text is thanks enough for me

    tss yeqh,like i deserve more ^^

    taste of sweet fruitpie
    shards of bone draw blood from my mouth
    all taste good with blood

  17. ketara Says:

    ummm…i absolutly love it…it made me go awwww how sweet .im actually new here i kinda stumbled on this site looking for another comic site but now uve got a fan lol cant wait to see more

  18. avshar Says:

    Well i wouldnt have bothered making a comment for this but i couldnt find an email address on this page. I FINALLY remembered to put up a banner on my myspace and even wrote my first blog about webcomics in general. Nothing big just put yours and a few others’ links in there for others to find. That was before i found the banner so now i have you on there twice lol.

  19. Jean-Denis Says:

    Lenoir’s little hair ribbon switches sides.

  20. calan Says:

    thanks and welcome ketara – glad you found it 🙂

    avshar, thanks bunches, you can leave a link to your site if you like, so we can read your blahg and stalk you.

    Jean-Denis – it sure does. you’re the first to notice! 🙂

  21. Keiki Says:

    Wow. Great comic! So nicely captured the combo of sweet and demented that is GDM. 🙂

  22. Lsharp Says:

    after all it the thought that counts =]
    thats so cute ^^

  23. Martin Says:

    Well, I thought that last week’s coloring fit into the theme of ice cream on hot summer nights… so it’s ok if youi don’t use that much color anymore…

  24. Bill Says:

    That’s no problem Calan everyone deserves credit when they do something that’s actually good, something that I myself do not get very often. But, none the less, you are welcome. Email me some time if you ever want to talk more. It seems like you actually do have a rather hard time juggling everything in your life. I’m fresh out of college so I know exactly what you mean.
    Keep up the astonishingly good work.

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