May 03 2007 6:00 pm

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THE MAN says:

Toothpick Guy

Wow. This one took FOREVER to do. I spent about seven hours total over the course of three days. So it's a day late.

As frustrating as this comic was to make, I'm actually fairly happy with the overall result. I got just the right expression I wanted in frame two. I think the angle in frame five turned out well, also.

Capable 16 is brandishing a NES Zapper in the 4th and 6th frames. It took me a long time get it looking recognizable.

The script could be better, but I've spent way too much time looking at this strip. So unless there's any major flaws that I somehow overlooked, I'm not changing anything.

Maybe next comic you'll find out the oh so mysterious Gombess's name.



KrazyKat on May 03 2007 6:05 pm

Really good and funny, but I thought the NES Zapper was orange? Anyway, I never figured Bowser to be such a coward.

KrazyKat on May 03 2007 6:15 pm

Sorry, I'm so used to seeing the word "Bowser" everywhere that I forget he was originally King Koopa. I never had the original Mario :'(

Anyway, I think Capable 16 is my fav character.

Toothpick Guy on May 03 2007 6:41 pm

KrazyKat: There was actually two colors for the NES Zapper. One was orage, and the other was gray. I decided to use a gray one because that's the kind I have with my NES.


As for King Koopa/Bowser being a coward, Miyamoto probably didn’t have that in mind when he designed him. It’s just that he looks so ridiculous, I can't imagine him being super-scary or anything:

Briianz on May 03 2007 7:05 pm

ahh! The Randomness

Ghost the Echidna on May 03 2007 7:15 pm

Scaredy cat. *gun points at my head* AHHHH *runs away crying* MOMMEEEEEE

Forbapickle (Guest) on May 04 2007 7:07 am

Really Good, though I am a bit confused about frame 5... I see him jumping but I don't see much else... Eh, that always happens to me.

Good job!!

yoshirider4 on May 05 2007 8:22 am


i do things on May 06 2007 11:39 pm

this is just brilliant.
i love the dEatH..
the second frame couldn't be more perfect...
and the chk chk as if the gun actually made that noise ;)
you got style.

Toothpick Guy on May 07 2007 4:24 pm

Every detail, however small, counts. So I spend a lot of time on small things, which add up to, in this case, seven hours. If you had told me I spent seven hours on a single comic a year ago, I never would have believed you. The Zapper alone actually took a little less than half of the total time.

King Koopa here is intended to be the real King Koopa. This isn't the last time he'll appear in this comic, though. Oooh mystery...

EatFoodItGood on December 18 2007 7:23 am


Guest on May 02 2008 7:25 pm


secret goomba man! (Guest) on May 03 2008 9:41 am

sorry my comments look like I just read and typt I dident read your comments before

RS (Guest) on January 22 2011 10:57 pm

Oh boy..

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