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SYAC - TV Part 1 by TomPreston SYAC - TV Part 1 by TomPreston
This is a series I call “So You’re a Cartoonist?” which deals with all of the typical questions or remarks I receive whenever I tell people that I draw cartoons for a living. Read the rest of “So, You’re A Cartoonist?” here: [link]

Last year I found a TV with a VCR in it out on the curb to be thrown away. I took it home and tried it out and lo-and-behold it still worked (aside from the VCR part which was jammed with a VHS tape). I brought it to my very next comic con and it helped me SO MUCH in bringing people to my booth. Thank you trash day... thank you!

EDIT: I have no idea what the VHS tape is because we can't get it out. It's jammed in there pretty good. The only way to get it out would be to take apart the whole thing (since it's a TV/VCR combo).

EDIT: Yes, I have legs in this comic. Herp Derp. No need to mention it.

EDIT: Some people can't read. Shut up about the legs. I repeat: SHUT UP.

I know there is supposed to be something constructive written here but I honestly can't fault this, maybe do a follow up of yourself beaming with pride at your high tech' display at the con?, perhaps having people gawking at it's amazing-ness?
Ooh I'm guessing that some time passed before finding said treasure due to the different hue in the last frame? Flipping DeviantArt wont let me post unless I fill the word quota, so here is some words to fill the gap: cheese, balloon, wookiee, umbrella, alphabet, navel, team squirrel.
Ps I'm loving your work are you coming to London's con?
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Organization with these things isn't my strong point..

The expressions on you are cartoon-y in all the panels, and you lady's really is in the third. The way you draw her eyes are different in the first two panels.. All your other faces I've looked at had the bigger eyes like you have. Was this on purpose or something? (It doesn't look like the rest of your style :paranoid:)

As for legs.. Your legs in the third panel, the knees look low to me. It could be that we don't see all of the leg, but if it ends where the TV is, it would still be kind of off.. How often do you draw legs? :noes: The lady, her legs look about right in the fourth panel. (I forget her name, if I knew it, sorry. :noes:)

You both have sweaters after you went outside. Little details like that make look better. :la: You also drew the lady holding the cat while she was talking to you. (Has about the same effect as the sweater thing, Iunno. :shrug:)

As for the idea of the comic itself, finding awesome stuff is fun! :la: It reminds me of when Mom had that booth at the flea market, no one came unless we were playing games on the old TV. :lol: I guess people like TVs when they're shopping. :giggle:

Not knowing her name makes wording kind of awkward. :noes:
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Submitted on
March 10, 2011
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