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It's been a while since I've last written LiA's script; the last one was "Links to Romance" all the way back in July 2010. Can you tell the difference in humor or content compared to Bear's? This comic might have a bit of a "Bear taste" because he helped a lot with its revisions; it was seriously needed. I was cracking up so much at the original joke when we were discussing it, but I don't think my original draft came out as great on paper. Sometimes I think I just have a little skewed sense of humor. My mom would tell my brother and me when we were smaller that our humor has an "acquired taste" because we ended up laughing a lot at things that don't seem that funny to normal people.
Like many comics before this one, Bear and I've wanted to do another Zelda themed comic for a while. I wanted to do one around this time frame especially since it's near the franchise's 25th anniversary. I think it's interesting that the comic seems to focus more on Ganondorf than Link and Zelda since it just seemed to happen. The situation and his expression make it so you can almost sympathize with his frustrations. XD
I don't quite remember much on how the idea for this comic came about, but I think Bear was thinking of doing a comic that was completely random and off the wall; his first example being Gannon bursting with candy like a piņata. I thought it was pretty funny so the idea ended up sticking. I hope you guys find it funny.
Bear and I recently got the Scott Pilgrim graphic novel box set! It's very awesome and inspiring. It's very interesting seeing what elements were pulled from the graphic novels for the movie and game. It's also interesting to see Bryan O'Malley's growth as his style changes from the first to the last book. His art is very charming, the only complaint I have about it though is that a lot of his characters look very similar save for a change in hair style; it gets a little confusing sometimes.
I noticed at the end of the third book he put a small section for a few of his friends who've done Scott Pilgrim related fan work and lo and behold to my surprise I found one done by an old acquaintance, Alex Ahad. I'm so surprised how often I see his name and art come up! Almost every time I see something of his it feels like a punch to the chest because I know he's going to be really successful for what he loves to do, he's a great guy, and I'm jealous of his awesomeness! I remember seeing his work and first getting to know him when he was fifteen and being awestruck by his art. Flipping through his sketch book was amazing; I kept thinking "wow... he's on a whole different level..." -you can really see how creatively his mind works. I admit that I feel a little bitter, not at Alex, but at how much distance there is between where I feel he is and where I feel I am at in accomplishments. *sigh*
Anyhow, being surprised that Brian O'Malley knows Alex Ahad, I began to wonder if the design of the Scott Pilgrim character Mathew Patel was influenced by Alex. He kinda reminds me of Alex because Alex always draws himself similarly and Bryan O'Malley mentioned in one of his interviews that a lot of the characters in his graphic novel series are based on real people he knows.