September 24th, 2013
by John Hambrock
We have reached the end of the 8 week comment contest and our final winner comes from Dailyink:
“Anyone dumb enough to use a percolator with semi-expensive coffee deserves to die off.”
Congratulations to archeobob! You made me laugh out loud! Email me at email@example.com with your contact info and I will mail your winning original drawing.
I have to say, when we started this contest I wasn’t sure how it would go or what kind of comments we would get. I can honestly say it’s been a lot of fun to read these comments, especially the ones that point out angles of the strip I never even think about. Not consciously, anyway.
Take the winning comment for this week – I tend to draw the first version of a prop that pops into my head and, for me, when it comes to coffee, it’s the 1950’s Chrome Sunbeam percolator. I personally have a modern coffee maker that grinds the beans and has a glass carafe and all that jazz, but it never occurs to me to draw that. I guess I just like the look of that old Sunbeam and that’s the coffee pot I’ve been drawing in the strip since the beginning. And, generally it’s a non-issue. I mean, who really cares what kind of coffee pot these people are using? But in the case of the above strip, a strip that is actually ABOUT coffee, I guess it could make a difference.
Anyway, I’ve really enjoyed seeing the creativity you all put into your comments and it makes me happy to know you like looking at little details (like what kind of coffee pot they have). I’ll be reading the comments more often from now on and I may start putting some easter eggs in the backgrounds for those of you that are into finding the hidden jokes behind the jokes.
And who knows, on any given day, if I read a comment that really gets me where I live, I might just wind up sending you an original drawing for your witty addition to my day……
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