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Reply mitchellbravo, March 12th, 2013, 10:03 am

As I typed in the file name for this particular comic, I realized something. It was exactly four years ago that I put the first Loud Era comic up on the web.

March 12, 2009.

So I went and found what that first comic had been. Hooooly shit, you guys: It is so, so bad. I'm not sure what's the best "worst" part, the scratchy-as-hell coloring, the random word bubble that doesn't quite fit in the panel so I just said "Well, whatever," the Harper Brothers' ironed flat bull noses, the HANDS, oh my god, it's a treasure trove of bad.

Too bad none of the fellows in said strip were also in today's strip, we could have done a point-by-point comparison.

I think the next few weeks I'm going to upload the four-year-counterpart down here in the comments section so you can all have a good laugh over how bad those first few pages were.

Anyway, get ready, get ready, hooray, next week is going to be one of those update-Tuesday-and-Friday-and-then-again-the-next-Tuesday weeks! What sort of diseased secrets will we uncover?


Reply TheSilverLeague, March 12th, 2013, 12:19 pm

awwww, poor guy, lol

Reply RobotThePirate (Guest), March 15th, 2013, 5:46 am

Happy Aniversary! (For tuesday... shh)

Reply mitchellbravo, March 19th, 2013, 10:39 am

@TheSilverLeague: He just looks so sad in the second and fourth panels.

@RobotThePirate: Thanks!!

Reply Oly-RRR, July 26th, 2014, 1:15 pm

Aw, I should have known it would turn complicated... :c

And heh, I went to look at the old page (because I think it's great looking at progress of artists, like, we all find our old work embarrassing but it's better to improve to the point where you can see the flaws and know how to fix them than not improve at all!) and I'm chuffed that Tony's expressions were goofy even back then! Otherwise it has a sort of Beavis-and-Butthead-and-other-cartoons-for-young-adults vibe which is not bad in itself but I can see you were aiming for something else and I like current pages much better! :]

Cop Story doesn't have a really long history yet (it happened when I realised I sort of changed too much to work on my older projects without reworking them entirely) but I do have an early short with one of the characters somewhere - I think I'll link it when that character appears in current comics.

Reply mitchellbravo, July 26th, 2014, 1:41 pm

@Oly-RRR: Yay yay more things to look forward to!! :D

Yeah, my early style was very uninformed- I'm not sure really what I was going for even exactly, but I know even as I was doing it it wasn't what I wanted. It's taken a while to get to where what I can put down on the page is actually pretty close to the visions in my mind, which is amazing. It evolved out a style I used throughout high school for silly short comics I used to make about fictional lives of my friends and me. When I realized that Loud Era was going to have some points that needed to be taken seriously, I realized I was going to have to make some significant changes.

Maybe some day when they're old enough for me to not be embarassed by them anymore, I'll put up some of the proto-Loud Era that predated even THAT page. They're just so... like... misguidedly wrong XD

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