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Post #1049 • September 10, 2007, 2:48 PM • 10 Comments

New at The Moon Fell On Me.

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1.

Katie Hoffman

September 10, 2007, 4:40 PM

I am enjoying these latest The Moon Fell on Me cartoons more and more, Franklin, though I'm not sure I should call them cartoons. They have a sparse haiku like quality that I can only wonder at and envy, a little bit. Thank you for sharing them.

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Chris

September 10, 2007, 5:25 PM

I like the watercolors in these "strips" well enough. There is a sentiment about the texts that share a lot with Paul Madonna's "All over coffee" drawings (example) that have been published regularly over the last few years in the San Francisco Chronicle.

Sentiment isn't a bad word on its own, but when the sentiment is a bit precious, and that preciousness is public, then that's not so good, and that is turning me off a bit here. Though I will readily admit to having regularly had the same kinds of feelings being expressed in this current strip I try to hold them in-check because sharing them seems to me a kind of cliched sensitivity. That's my take here, and thanks for putting up with the critique; still, there's the watercolors.

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RL

September 10, 2007, 6:22 PM

The simplest yet and my favorite
The watercolors are brilliant
Can't wait for what will be next

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ahab

September 10, 2007, 9:36 PM

Looks familiar.

You know what I'm missing in these TMFOM strips, sensitive as they are? I'm missing the rectangle, the frame. I think both the browser and monitor (frames in their own right) steal attention in an unwanted way. It helps a little to punch F11 on this wide screen I'm looking at, but then the whole thing gets a little high off centre.

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ahab

September 10, 2007, 9:38 PM

Oh, and is Maryland a red state or a blue state?

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wwc

September 11, 2007, 7:56 AM

Picture-stories.

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wwc

September 11, 2007, 8:04 AM

Sorry - picture-stories, not cartoons or comics. Maybe the weird word "comix".

These are nice and I look forward to the journey - it's a great idea and so far well done. The attention to the words, the meter, mirrors the rhythm of the images. I also like the set type (instead of written) against the very handmade images.

I don't miss panel borders on this, it seems more open like the trip might have been. I agree there can be weirdness depending on the other thing opne on the screen. These need lots of white space, I agree.

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FRC

September 11, 2007, 7:06 PM

The images are strong &
pace naturally with scrollbar/arrow keys

perhaps

you should pace the text
just the same

9.

Bethany

September 12, 2007, 9:29 AM

Hi! I stumbled across your blog and thought you might want to participate in an interactive illustration project I'm working on. [No thank you. - F.]

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trump taj mahal

September 14, 2007, 11:13 PM

Hi. Great website. [Thank you. - F.]

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