Friday, April 3, 2009

Repeats

Hey,

As a reader pointed out today, today's cartoon was a bit of spin / repeat from a previous toon.  Like I said in the comments on the site I do this for a number of reasons.  The primary reason being: I'm old(er) and I forget things.  I've written well over 2,000 Working Daze gags over the years and I don't remember all of them.  Heck, I don't remember the ones I wrote last month. 

I do keep all the cartoons in one file so I can search and stuff but if I don't vaguely remember doing a toon in the past I don't search for it.  Like I said on the site, Scott has returned gags to me because as he says, "ah John we just did this last week."

Today's life as a freelancer means you have to juggle many jobs at once so sometimes my memory with Working Daze isn't as good as it could be.  I apologize.  Scott and I do try to give you a pretty good product on a regular basis.  Believe me it is more of a labor of love for us than a money making endeavor. 

Today's cartoon though was a repeat more because I like the theme.  We get new readers all the time and there are certain aspects of each character personality I like to repeat.  I feel it's important for new readers to see these and I hope it reinforces these personality traits to more established readers.  

Plus I don't think it's a bad idea to repeat some of our better material from time to time.  

5 comments:

Jeremy said...

I think i remember the original, but i'm not writing in b/c of that. I'm writing in because this comic reminds me of back in my PC tech days where Dell would have me do the strangest things to get their computers working (press the power button 3 times in rapid succession then hold it in for 4 seconds). I called it the 'Dell Voodoo' and usually their voodoo techniques would work!

Teigh said...

i remember the original, and i thought it was enough of a differce to make it funny and to re-enforces why i love this strip. i also like it cause latly the strip has been more office hummor and less dork/nerd hummor, so haveing a littel dork hummor back in the strip was good.

Helly said...

Plus, it's a FROGGIE! And I love frogs! :-) You could never go wrong with one of those :-D

Hari said...

It's ok to repeat something like that because I'm sure if it were real people in a real company these events would happen more than once. I liked the way the frog colors matched the outfit she'd been wearing.

Since we're allowing repeats here I'll ask something I'm sure you've been asked plenty of times: Why no Sunday episodes?

Aurora Dizon said...

I agree about the repeating things for new and old readers. People often forget things, driving the point home on core characteristics is great for solidifying a character.