Cidu Bill on Jun 7th 2013
- Quite often somebody sends me something from a very popular comic like Doonesbury, Dilbert or Arlo and Janis, commenting “I’m sure a lot of people have already sent you this.” I’d say 95% of the time, nobody else has sent it to me. Because everybody assumes somebody else has.
Whereas if it’s a lesser-known comic, I’m likely to have three or four or more people send me the same thing.
The lesson here is clear, I think.
- Several people recently have asked me this about “synchronicity” strips: if one strip went online new today, and a very similar “rerun” strip went online today, does it count? Tough call, but I’m going with “yes.”
Please remember that synchronicity doesn’t just mean some similar elements: it requires two (or more) comics running a startlingly similar gag on the same day. Two strips showing mosquitoes don’t make the cut. Two strips showing mosquitoes dancing the Macarena do.
And of course the bar for Santa gags is a lot higher in December than it is in June.
- If you send in multiple LOL’s or Ewww’s, I’ll usually spread them out over several weekends. Likewise, if you send, say, a Speed Bump, and I already have a Speed Bump on that weekend’s page, yours will be… well, bumped.
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