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« on: June 15, 2004, 09:55:42 AM »
Please read http://www.dragon-tails.com and review it. It's one of the best comics I know about.

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Re: dragon tails
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2004, 10:14:10 AM »
well, technically, nobody told us to do it, so we don't have to. But if someone who cares more than me at 11:00 pm sees this, maybe they will.  Like EUOL, or SE. They both seem to be more productive at reading webcomics than I am, which when you think about it should make them less productive than me. But it's the other way round.

Hmm.
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Re: dragon tails
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2004, 11:12:00 AM »
and an Entropy one:
http://www.dragon-tails.com/comics/archive.php?date=991126


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Re: dragon tails
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2004, 12:03:01 PM »
well, I read the '99 archive. For that period, at least, it was consistent and fairly well rendered. THe squirell is hard to see any details on however.

I would not classify this as "one fo the best comics," although for the most part it's pretty funny. It just doesn't even approach the league consisting of Abrams, Kurtz, or Tycho/Gabe. However, it has it's funny moment. I laughed a few times out loud, and as you can see, linked to a couple. If Mr. Dawson has kept this level of energy over 5 years, I'm impressed.

Another reason I don't unilaterally recommend it though is that there are something like 8 dragons. mostly different colors, and after reading 8 months worth of comics, I couldn't tell you all their names. I think I know 4 or so. There's a character overload with not enough info drawing us into them. I don't feel like I connected with any of them. Bluey has some conflict, and we like him, probably because he's used most frequently, but it's not till the end of the first year that we see anything of Enigma's personaltity, and he's potentially the most interesting, if not the most comedic, though the war with Norman shows he has comic potential as a straight man.

Again, that's all based on 8 months or so of reading, which isn't even 20% of the over all collection, but it's more than you'll get people to read if they don't like it. So while it's a preliminary review, it's a fair one.

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Re: dragon tails
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2004, 01:34:15 PM »
I do think it has an intresting art style (at least on those ones you linked SE).
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Re: dragon tails
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2004, 01:43:47 PM »
that's the standard art.

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Re: dragon tails
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2004, 10:49:10 PM »
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Re: dragon tails
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2004, 02:23:21 PM »
well, i finished reading the archive. I even have some decent thoughts on it and think I have a pretty good grasp of what he's trying to do with the comic. I'll probably write the review tomorrow or something.