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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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Saafra Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Student General Artist
OH! gotcha XD
Witneus Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this! :heart:
Such a great comic!
And I absolutely LOVED the BTTF references! Haha XD :love:
IronTheHedgeHogAlt Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tom, Y U MAKE ME WAIT FOR NEXT COMIC :iconyunomemeplz:
lilittu Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I lke the entire comic but to me it was way to short
I mean
it would be very interesting if we could have the chance to look more of that paralel universe where nintendo wasn´t created
or more of the past world and, I don´t know, more interaction between your characters and their inspirations,
or more moments where we can feel more empathy with Brent´s issue
is not a bad story, was enterteining and simple, but I think it needed to be deeper and have more scennes.
was a pleasant read and hope to see more of Brent and friends in the future :wave:
archangelmary Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Loving the BTTF references!!!
Cyluho Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I liked the idea... it was funny :D
sarani-chan Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Student Artist
i was never big on videogames, but even so i found the story to be quite an entertaining read :D
animel0vur Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
Back to the future! That's a great movie.
Drawing-Stars-02 Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome XD
Anthro7 Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It was cute. =j And good for some laughs, too. Was glad to see each time a new page of it was posted.
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