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Title: I think I feel an emotional disorder coming on 6/3/10
Post by: wombat on June 03, 2010, 12:01:38 pm
http://daisyowl.com/comic/2010-06-03 (http://daisyowl.com/comic/2010-06-03)

This comic really is just like Achewood, I had forgot that sometimes there is a comic.
Title: Re: I think I feel an emotional disorder coming on 6/3/10
Post by: CortJstr on June 03, 2010, 01:23:03 pm
The next 6 comics will be entirely silent as the characters are all trying not to trip any sound-activated alarms systems.
Title: Re: I think I feel an emotional disorder coming on 6/3/10
Post by: lprkn on June 04, 2010, 03:10:41 am
Perhaps he could beseech the heavens for some fingers?
Title: Re: I think I feel an emotional disorder coming on 6/3/10
Post by: miles on June 27, 2010, 11:41:49 pm
Oh man I hope they didn't get in too much trouble during the heist.
Title: Re: I think I feel an emotional disorder coming on 6/3/10
Post by: pmcd9 on June 28, 2010, 03:03:20 am
They apparently didn't make bail.
Title: Re: I think I feel an emotional disorder coming on 6/3/10
Post by: oball on July 09, 2010, 06:24:34 am
Driscoll posted this over on the Cracked forums a few days ago:

Quote from: Driscoll
A few people have pointed me towards this thread, so let me try and explain what's up:

When I started the comic, it was something I did because I loved it. It certainly didn't hurt that lots of strangers on the internet seemed to like it too. My readership grew from a few friends, to a hundred people, to tens of thousands. Less than a year later, I had saved up enough money to quit my job and try to do it full time.

But then it shifted from something I loved doing, into something I had to do. Instead of drawing a comic when I had a funny idea, I had to UPDATE. And then I had to take time from comics, and spend it on making shirts and posters and prints, and ordering them, and packing them, and mailing them, all for very little profit. I won't lie, it was fun to call myself a PROFESSIONAL WEBCOMIC ARTIST, but the reality is that it just took all the joy out of something I used to love doing.

I'm not done with comics, or Daisy Owl, for that matter. I want to create things more than ever, and I'm always thinking of new stories and characters. Stuff that wouldn't necessarily fit into a daily* comic format. But if I force myself to treat my passion in life as a chore, I will just slowly morph into Jim Davis.

At the moment, I'm doing some programming to pay the bills, and working on some projects that might turn into something more. So no, nothing terrible has happened to me, nor am I buried under a pile of attractive women. Not today, at least.

*okay okay, biweekly at best
Title: Re: I think I feel an emotional disorder coming on 6/3/10
Post by: oball on July 09, 2010, 06:26:43 am
But don't fret!  Nedroid has volunteered to step up for the time being:

Quote from: Nedroid
Tell you what, Driscoll.  I'll take over Daisy Owl while you get everything sorted out.  Sound good?

(http://nedroid.com/imagesb/newdaisyowladventures.png)
Title: Re: I think I feel an emotional disorder coming on 6/3/10
Post by: AugustWest on July 09, 2010, 12:53:06 pm
FLUMP.
Title: Re: I think I feel an emotional disorder coming on 6/3/10
Post by: wombat on July 09, 2010, 04:16:58 pm
I think there is a happy medium between a hobby and being Jim Davis. I hope he finds it.
Title: Re: I think I feel an emotional disorder coming on 6/3/10
Post by: wombat on August 02, 2010, 12:42:59 pm
Hey Oball, where is that thread on Cracked? I couldn't find it. Has there been any more news from him?

I went over to the site and found that he has taken down all the discussion threads. I guess he must have gotten tired of people posting to ask if he was coming back?

I suppose I shouldn't be surprised. I did keep saying that this comic was so good, I didn't know what I had done to deserve it. I must have finally done something bad and made it go away.
Title: Re: I think I feel an emotional disorder coming on 6/3/10
Post by: wombat on August 02, 2010, 02:51:04 pm
Hell with that, I don't even eat M&M's anymore since they replaced the tan ones with blue.
Title: Re: I think I feel an emotional disorder coming on 6/3/10
Post by: oball on August 03, 2010, 04:20:24 am
Hey Oball, where is that thread on Cracked? I couldn't find it. Has there been any more news from him?

I went over to the site and found that he has taken down all the discussion threads. I guess he must have gotten tired of people posting to ask if he was coming back?

I suppose I shouldn't be surprised. I did keep saying that this comic was so good, I didn't know what I had done to deserve it. I must have finally done something bad and made it go away.

http://www.cracked.com/forums/topic/35472/daisy-owl (http://www.cracked.com/forums/topic/35472/daisy-owl)

He posted the other day to confirm that he was alive, but that's pretty much it.  I haven't seen him round much on IRC lately either.

The discussion threads got taken down when the last comic got posted, and he set up a phpBB discussion board instead of the old forum.  Then, because the people who posted there were all like thirteen, they started bitching and moaning about how they liked the old forum better and this was an outrage, so he nuked the whole thing.
Title: Re: I think I feel an emotional disorder coming on 6/3/10
Post by: wombat on August 03, 2010, 12:19:11 pm
OMG, he nuked a messageboard? Really, the similarities are uncanny. Maybe it will turn out all right in the end.
Title: Re: I think I feel an emotional disorder coming on 6/3/10
Post by: Doc on August 03, 2010, 12:21:28 pm
Yeah we should find where they set up their rogue messageboard.
Not that we'd be able to post there without them running us off of course, but still, it would be good to know there are others out there.
Title: Re: I think I feel an emotional disorder coming on 6/3/10
Post by: Choop on August 03, 2010, 03:06:22 pm
does this help (http://lmgtfy.com/?q=the+official+unofficial+daisy+owl+board)
Title: Re: I think I feel an emotional disorder coming on 6/3/10
Post by: oball on August 03, 2010, 04:11:34 pm
http://treehouse.justforum.net/forum.htm (http://treehouse.justforum.net/forum.htm)

Linked on the Daisy Owl Facebook page.
Title: Re: I think I feel an emotional disorder coming on 6/3/10
Post by: jay-ell on August 03, 2010, 05:35:18 pm
does this help (http://lmgtfy.com/?q=the+official+unofficial+daisy+owl+board)

Do you realize that googling "the official unofficial daisy owl board" links you right back to this thread, right?

Recursion FTW.
Title: Re: I think I feel an emotional disorder coming on 6/3/10
Post by: Choop on August 03, 2010, 05:40:13 pm
(see sig)
Title: Re: I think I feel an emotional disorder coming on 6/3/10
Post by: jay-ell on August 03, 2010, 05:42:35 pm
Yeah, wasn't sure if that was intentional or not, coming from you...
Title: Re: I think I feel an emotional disorder coming on 6/3/10
Post by: Choop on August 03, 2010, 05:48:40 pm
the sig predates the link by juuuust under a year (http://touamb.com/index.php/topic,5305.0.html)
Title: Re: I think I feel an emotional disorder coming on 6/3/10
Post by: wombat on August 03, 2010, 06:40:02 pm
Uncanny.
Title: Re: I think I feel an emotional disorder coming on 6/3/10
Post by: wombat on August 03, 2010, 06:53:32 pm
Wait, there are two rogue forums?
http://dragonmtn.com/index.php?topic=458.20

Quote
I actually saw Driscoll live and in person just last night.  He said to tell you all that he hates you.

If I was CortJstr I'd be able to find the post where I came back from the signing in Brooklyn where Onstad said to tell you all "fuck you."

UNcanny.
Title: Re: I think I feel an emotional disorder coming on 6/3/10
Post by: oball on August 03, 2010, 11:02:57 pm
Dragon Mountain is a forum for people from Pointless Waste of Time who no longer want to post there since it became Cracked.  It's on Driscoll's server space but has nothing to do with Daisy Owl.
Title: Re: I think I feel an emotional disorder coming on 6/3/10
Post by: CortJstr on August 03, 2010, 11:57:10 pm
Wait, there are two rogue forums?
http://dragonmtn.com/index.php?topic=458.20

If I was CortJstr I'd be able to find the post where I came back from the signing in Brooklyn where Onstad said to tell you all "fuck you."

UNcanny.

Harder to find than I thought: http://touamb.com/index.php/topic,4715.msg126301.html#msg126301
Title: Re: I think I feel an emotional disorder coming on 6/3/10
Post by: wombat on August 04, 2010, 12:06:11 am
Aww, I'm so cute in that thread.

Title: Re: I think I feel an emotional disorder coming on 6/3/10
Post by: jough on June 25, 2011, 04:38:47 am
What the fuck is Daisy Owl?
Title: Re: I think I feel an emotional disorder coming on 6/3/10
Post by: oball on June 26, 2011, 10:29:14 am
It was a webcomic.  Quite a good one, too.
Title: Re: I think I feel an emotional disorder coming on 6/3/10
Post by: side_show on June 26, 2011, 04:18:30 pm
Correction, it was a web comic that we killed by drawing attention to it. 

Or another cautionary tale of why a writer shouldn't get too close to his audience.

It was a good comic though. 
Title: Re: I think I feel an emotional disorder coming on 6/3/10
Post by: littlefallsmets on June 26, 2011, 06:10:21 pm
We're like the King Midas of webcomics.

Everything we touch as fans turns to gold, freezes in place and dies.
Title: Re: I think I feel an emotional disorder coming on 6/3/10
Post by: wombat on June 27, 2011, 12:10:03 am
I feel I killed this one personally. I am relieved that Smells thinks there is some collective guilt.
Title: Re: I think I feel an emotional disorder coming on 6/3/10
Post by: greenkoolayd on June 27, 2011, 01:10:06 am
this is why we cant have nice things!
Title: Re: I think I feel an emotional disorder coming on 6/3/10
Post by: jaydub on June 27, 2011, 01:31:08 am
We haven't killed Deathray's strip (http://www.whatisdeepfried.com/2011/01/05/weapon-brown-202/) yet, but it probably didn't collect the critical mass of Touamb notice.
Title: Re: I think I feel an emotional disorder coming on 6/3/10
Post by: wombat on June 27, 2011, 02:38:56 am
Perhaps I should do him a favor and not click.
Title: Re: I think I feel an emotional disorder coming on 6/3/10
Post by: pmcd9 on June 27, 2011, 04:03:02 am
We haven't killed Deathray's strip (http://www.whatisdeepfried.com/2011/01/05/weapon-brown-202/) yet, but it probably didn't collect the critical mass of Touamb notice.

I noticed it, but I didn't find it funny so I've since ignored it.
Title: Re: I think I feel an emotional disorder coming on 6/3/10
Post by: wombat on June 27, 2011, 12:15:47 pm
Probably just as well for him.
Title: Re: I think I feel an emotional disorder coming on 6/3/10
Post by: miles on September 23, 2011, 02:28:05 am
Hey, remember Daisy Owl? That was a really good strip.
Title: Re: I think I feel an emotional disorder coming on 6/3/10
Post by: Nabubrush on September 23, 2011, 05:03:04 am
Who reads comics?
Title: Re: I think I feel an emotional disorder coming on 6/3/10
Post by: side_show on September 23, 2011, 02:46:51 pm
Who reads messageboards?
Title: Re: I think I feel an emotional disorder coming on 6/3/10
Post by: AugustWest on September 23, 2011, 03:27:31 pm
Who reads comics?

Quote from: Smells
Who reads messageboards?

Who gets tiny cans of Dr. Pepper?