So there’s probably two types of folks who are reading this strip: The folks who are looking at the first page for the first time and the folks who are re-reading the archives. To the first group I AM SO SORRY. This comic started in 1999 with me still in high school and not knowing… Continue reading #1: The Story Begins…
Here you can see I attempted to use a digital text to handle the comics. But because I had no idea what I was doing due to only having I think Paint Shop Pro at home and scanning the comics on the computer…it looked awkward and bad because I used default text. LEARNING MISTAKE 1.… Continue reading #2: Who Needs a Plot? Not Us!
Still attempting those word bubbles, still adding in friend characters. Merlitz in particular was a tricky one regarding his cameo. In Furcadia, MissMab (who was my avatar in the game. Mistake 3: Self inserts!) and Merlitz were a couple so my teenage self figured it was obvious the relationship should play out a bit in… Continue reading #3: Someone Isn’t Getting the Point
Fun thing about Furcadia: Everyone had wings. At least my group of friends did cause we were all folks who played enough that we purchased the wing packs and wings were cool. I eventually nerfed some of the wings down in the comic, but I can safely say DMFA singlehandedly is responsible for me never… Continue reading #4: Going For Second Best Isn’t Always a Good Idea
And so it begins, the start of the comic. Intros are sometimes the hardest part of doing a comic. Because it is supposed to set the pace and introduce everyone and you want it to come out strong. When I started DMFA…I honestly did not expect it to go where it is now at the… Continue reading #5: Ah, the Ironic Ending…
That love of breaking the fourth wall will haunt me as I go. Though truth be told I’m 80% certain this gag was probably half ripped from a newspaper comic somewhere.
Okay I lied, this one will get a bit of extra detail because there is a bit of story behind this notorious arc which is probably responsible for 70% of any new reader turning around and walking out. This part of DMFA’s history was done right when I was still in the full Furcadia RP… Continue reading #7: It Starts…
The introduction of the infamous Ban-Hammer. Back in the Furcadia days, Alexsi was the owner of the Lost Lake dream therefore had the power to ban folks from the dream if they were causing trouble. So we often joked she had a giant ban-hammer.
The introduction of Jyrras! Wildy already lost her wings and Merlitz was on his way to losing his. As one could tell, the sizes of characters were still in a very strange flux. This came from back in the RP thing where a lot of people played the mice or weasel characters really small and… Continue reading #10: Studies Show Dan is an Idiot
This was honestly just a case of “Ambaaargh liked meowth when she was younger.” Lordy I’m so sorry for anyone who endures this particular chapter in the archives.