Rock Ness Mess part 11
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August 21st, 2011

Rock Ness Mess part 11

I battled with he punchline here too. I knew what I wanted to have happen story-wise, but the final gag wasn’t coming together. Another draft of the gag was a crazy Roger internal conversation of “Wow! And for all this extra loot I’m going to need some oven mitts. Like mitts the size of ovens. Get it, me? Of course – I’m you. Good!” That was just using weirdness to end my strip instead of a joke. Weirdness can be fun but crafting out a joke is more rewarding for me. I hope it is for you too.

5 Awesomes Comments!

  1. Ribusprissin

    Nice, a four-part joke. I wonder what Roger’s fake name was.

  2. admin

    Ribuprissin – A few weeks ago Roger says “Now that ‘DOUGLAS’ is in the city..” Does that answer your question?

  3. Ribusprissin

    Oh, are those gnomes? For some reason I thought all gnomes had long names, and the list was of non-gnome people.

  4. Anonymous

    I like your draft internal monologue better personally; but that’s probably because I do that to myself all the time… “You get what I’m saying?” “Of course I do, I’m you!”

  5. Steve

    I love the joke of having a way easier time of getting through than expected.