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DFC challenge question!

Issue 23: Can anyone spot the two references in this week's Vern & Lettuce strip in the DFC to works by other artists?
If they're the two I'm thinking of and you're the first to answer, I'll send you a special Vern & Lettuce sketch! (You'll be competing with the Vern & Lettuce club people on Facebook as well, so don't delay!)

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carrot_rope
Oct. 31st, 2008 06:38 pm (UTC)
Are they waiting for the catbus?
jabberworks
Oct. 31st, 2008 06:56 pm (UTC)
You have to guess two things and give names! :-D
carrot_rope
Oct. 31st, 2008 07:06 pm (UTC)
Oh, I know but I've only got one name so I thought I'd remain cryptic!

Now, can you get them both from the one panel?
jabberworks
Oct. 31st, 2008 07:42 pm (UTC)
Nope, not from this panel here. Their DFC page might give another sort of clue.
ellenlindner
Oct. 31st, 2008 07:50 pm (UTC)
Poo! I can't open our copy until Stephen gets home!
Will def. look then...can't wait!
love,
ellen
PS Did you get my reply to your comment? It's not showing up on my lj for some reason...
jabberworks
Oct. 31st, 2008 08:41 pm (UTC)
That's funny, so it's Stephen's comic, not a shared purchase? :-D

Hmm, didn't get your reply. Funny about that nutter at the bar, though.
trypanocorax
Oct. 31st, 2008 11:53 pm (UTC)
You've been having nutter problems? The fact is, Keith Richards is never around when you need him...
jabberworks
Nov. 1st, 2008 12:35 pm (UTC)
It's okay, I think he was a harmless nutter. :-)
dave_shelton
Nov. 1st, 2008 09:52 am (UTC)
terrible guesses
I'm sure I'm wrong on both counts but as no one else has guessed at all so far:

pigeon reminds me of David Shenton

flat cap reminds me of Reg Smythe.

There. Surely someone can do better than that.

Vern and Lettuce continue to delight, by the way. I prefer this ongoing story to the early one offs and your colours are just gorgeous. Lovely stuff.
jabberworks
Nov. 1st, 2008 12:45 pm (UTC)
Re: terrible guesses
Thanks, Dave! Not the names I was thinking of, but good guesses!

I've been loving your Good Dog Bad Dog, still trying to find me some killer chili sweets to fight crime. I was really sorry not to meet you at Caption, but I keep making Woodrow promise to take me along on one of his trips to Cambridge so I can meet you. Soon, hopefully! :-)

Funny about the story, I have to strike sort of a happy medium. If I have no scripting plans at all, it's a bit scary, but if I get too caught up in the big overall story, it looses it's episodic completeness and gets a bit boring. I'm still trying to learn how to steer that tricky path.
(Anonymous)
Nov. 1st, 2008 03:51 pm (UTC)
Re: terrible guesses
Yup, it'd be good to meet up - especially if you do get to Cambridge sometime.

I know what you mean about struggling with the demands of episodes and ongoing storylines and such. I'm hoping eventually to do a longer Dogs story (maybe twice the length of either of the Guardian strips) but I'm so hopeless (and slow) at working out the mechanics of plot that I'm somewhat afraid of the prospect. It's all so difficult! Wah!
dave_shelton
Nov. 1st, 2008 03:53 pm (UTC)
Re: terrible guesses
(Oops. Accidentally anonymous there. You'll have gathered, that was me...)

jabberworks
Nov. 1st, 2008 04:23 pm (UTC)
Re: terrible guesses
Wah!, indeed! Right now I am sweating through the Vern & Lettuce episode due next Wed. Writing is so hard for me! :-P (Which is why I am checking my e-mail, anything not to write!)

At least I know you feel my pain... Your scripting always looks so well thought-through and polished. Woodrow said it would get easier, but so far it is only sometimes easier. Right now is not one of those times. :-(
(Anonymous)
Nov. 1st, 2008 04:39 pm (UTC)
Re: terrible guesses
Ah, well, Woodrow has about twenty (maybe twenty five?) years' experience at this lark of course (and, I suspect, more natural talent for it than I). Quite how long it takes for it to get easier I'm yet to discover, I'm afraid.

Oh, by the way, I believe you know (or at least met briefly) a friend of mine - Portia Rosenberg. I think she said she was on some kind of course with you teaching businessy skills to arty types.
jabberworks
Nov. 1st, 2008 05:21 pm (UTC)
Re: terrible guesses
Oh, my goodness! It was great to meet Portia while we were doing some AOI courses together, and we exchanged details, but I haven't seen her for awhile. I must get in touch with her, she's good fun. How's she doing? I have my copy of Susanna Clarke's book right here, wanting to be read. Her pictures are lovely, very atmospheric.
jabberworks
Nov. 1st, 2008 05:33 pm (UTC)
Thanks for reminding me about Portia! Just dropped her an e-mail to say hi. :-)
(Anonymous)
Nov. 3rd, 2008 12:14 pm (UTC)
Re: terrible guesses
You're always welcome to take advantage of my telephone plotting service for assistance with those troublesome story points!

W P
jabberworks
Nov. 3rd, 2008 12:22 pm (UTC)
Re: terrible guesses
Aw, you're the best, Woodrow! xx
almilway
Nov. 1st, 2008 11:37 am (UTC)
I'm loving this story they're in. It's so brilliant. And the rabbits' ears are just too cool!

I'm currently making myself a totoro mask for a Japanese party tonight. The things you have to do in life!?!
jabberworks
Nov. 1st, 2008 12:46 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Oooh, you SO have to post photos of you in your costume! I'm dead curious!
almilway
Nov. 1st, 2008 01:06 pm (UTC)
Ha! I will. The thought of drawing totoro on a massive bit of card is making me very happy!
almilway
Nov. 1st, 2008 02:49 pm (UTC)
jabberworks
Nov. 1st, 2008 02:52 pm (UTC)
Oh wow, that's brilliant! And good comics recycling, too! ;-D
almilway
Nov. 1st, 2008 03:28 pm (UTC)
Thanks! And good spot with the family comic section! Dave Shelton's Good Dog Bad Dog got a read as I laid it out.

Here's the finished mask!
jabberworks
Nov. 1st, 2008 03:37 pm (UTC)
That is too brilliant for words. :-D What's the body look like?
almilway
Nov. 1st, 2008 04:08 pm (UTC)
Aww thanks!

the body looks like me in a grey jumper... :)
chamonkee
Nov. 2nd, 2008 06:29 pm (UTC)
I have a confession I haven't the money for a subscription to DFC yet ( I plan t put money raised at thought bubble towards it). So I don't know if the rest of the strip reveals another artist but is the bus using pigeon from daves journal comic? At a guess for another answer I'd say he's wearing a flat cap because you love the humor of Andy Capp.
Although the wide rainy bit reminds me of the the crazy rain panel I draw last week.
jabberworks
Nov. 2nd, 2008 06:40 pm (UTC)
Ooh, good guesses! But still, no cigar. Hmm.

Two clues: one's been hinted at by other people very broadly but not guessed officially as one of two guesses, and the other's a children's book reference.
chamonkee
Nov. 2nd, 2008 06:58 pm (UTC)
Ahh I think I now know the answers but I recon I should maybe keep quiet since I googled one of them?
jabberworks
Nov. 2nd, 2008 07:56 pm (UTC)
Nope, guess away! :-)
chamonkee
Nov. 2nd, 2008 08:46 pm (UTC)
my neighbour totoro by Hayao Miyasaki and Don't Let Pigeon drive the bus by Mo Willems
jabberworks
Nov. 2nd, 2008 10:34 pm (UTC)
Bingo!
Can't think of a nicer guy to give it to. :-)

Would you like the picture of Vern & Lettuce in their Monkey costumes? I can pop it into the post tomorrow if that suits.


chamonkee
Nov. 2nd, 2008 11:01 pm (UTC)
Re: Bingo!
That would be awesome! Thank you so much! Although there is one person nicer but that's cause the dalai lama is such a great guy to play table tennis with.
jabberworks
Nov. 3rd, 2008 06:49 am (UTC)
Re: Bingo!
Ha ha, okay, you're the second nicest guy.
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