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Flossed in Time Page 16 by TomPreston Flossed in Time Page 16 by TomPreston
Copyright 2012 Brent Black, Dan Roth, & Andrew Dobson

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And thus concludes the month long epic "FLOSSED IN TIME."
There's at least one more page, but it's more of an epilogue and not really connected to this main story.

Flossed in Time was primarily written by Dan Roth with assistance from Brent Black. The goal was to do a time traveling story, but keep it contained within a short story format so that new readers wouldn't have had to read the other brentalfloss comics to "get" it.

The events within are also based on real events that took place (an epilogue page with the true historical account will be posted next week), so there was a lot of research that went into this.

In hindsight I think we all agree that we kinda missed the opportunity to examine what the "alternate" future was like. There was a very clear goal in mind for the story centered primarily around Brent's lingering doubts about continuing the "with lyrics" brand, and the alternate future was more or less a result of their meddling, not the drive of the main story arc. Dan has teased me that we might someday come back to this storyline and delve deeper into that alternate future, so stay tuned! Who knows?

This is also the first full story that I worked on a much larger scale. In January I was given a month to get started working on this story, knowing that it would take longer and be bigger than anything we had previously attempted. That month was a godsend because it ended up getting really close to the wire while working on this. I tried to cram as much detail into the backgrounds as I could and I began experimenting with a more defined clear line style of drawing and coloring than I was used to. Overall I am very impressed with the work I did on this short story and I would count it up there as some of my best work thus far.

Now that you've heard me ramble for a bit, what were your thoughts? I only got to see a brief snippet of replies over on the brentalfloss forums, so I am curious to see how this short story played out for all of you and how you felt about it.
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Senaii Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this

RaceStrippedDonkey Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
make IIIT NNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Emberguard Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012   General Artist
I loved this little story of yours and Dans. It was well executed and makes a nice read :)
milovanf Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I feel so excited about this.
milovanf Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
And in some other place.
liliesformary Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
An interesting little read, and nicely paced. I'm glad I stumbled on it, even if it isn't totally my type of story, per se. You do a nice job of changing up the angles, and I like that your characters are unique unto themselves. I had a good sense of their personalities despite being unfamiliar with any larger story line you may have them in.

I'm not a fan of your lettering choices, though...they don't seem to go very well with the artwork, and they look a little wonky, like the free type you get off of DaFont. And a coloring suggestion: try limiting your palette any maybe lay off of the gradients a bit. Overall, the colors get a little garish, and don't help to push your space.
lifeisgood4u Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Student Writer
Passin Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
It works for me
Saafra Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Student General Artist
i loved it, but the guitar and the sheet music confused me. what's he gonna do with those?
Weirdduder10 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Duh, donkey kong song lyrics!
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