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What's your real job?
antcomics at 10:48AM, Oct. 11, 2007
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Librarian in a Map library!
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Fitz at 5:21PM, Oct. 11, 2007
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Co-running a small injection moulding company. I handle most of the red tape, payments, I answer phones, pick up and process orders, prepare them for shipping… I also specialize in CAD (SolidEdge) and, more recently, the software part of CAM. Also, it's me who has to figure out all those manuals for our machines - which are in German, most of the time.

The cool thing about the job is, if any of my art projects get famous, we can start making small figures or other toys out of them all by ourselves :) When I was a little kid, I would make designs of Transformer-like toys, hoping we'd make them someday. Didn't happen lol! But one of the projects I started from scratch when I first joined the company is already out :)
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Rutger at 12:08AM, Oct. 12, 2007
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Dude! What's it take to have you make an action figure out of me!?

K.A.L.A.-dan! rutGAR desu!
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cartoonprofessor at 2:49AM, Oct. 12, 2007
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Hey Barking Frog….
I love your penmanship. Great stuff.
It's great to know your wife can support you so you can devote your time to your art and share it with us.
Keep it up!

Hey, how do you get the first page to come up when someone clicks your comic?
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cartoonprofessor at 2:55AM, Oct. 12, 2007
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Librarian in a Map library!
So, do map libraries share some interdimensional space-time continuum like the wizard's library in Terry Pratchett's ‘Discworld’ books?
By the way, I love your stuff. You sure have talent!!!
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Fitz at 7:52AM, Oct. 12, 2007
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Dude! What's it take to have you make an action figure out of me!?

A lot of time. And a lot of money lol!
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Rutger at 10:08AM, Oct. 12, 2007
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Dude! What's it take to have you make an action figure out of me!?

A lot of time. And a lot of money lol!

Well, time I've got. What say you about a box of Oreo's instead of money?

K.A.L.A.-dan! rutGAR desu!
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Fitz at 12:04PM, Oct. 12, 2007
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What say you if I use the Oreos as the material to make the action figure? ;)
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notlikelytocare at 12:35PM, Oct. 12, 2007
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I get shot at, and run people over for a living.

Pay sucks too…
My avatar is tiny because I'm compensating.
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crazyninny at 1:49PM, Oct. 12, 2007
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I get shot at, and run people over for a living.

Pay sucks too…

… *Pulls out a shoot gun.* Can I take a shot?
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notlikelytocare at 1:59PM, Oct. 12, 2007
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I get shot at, and run people over for a living.

Pay sucks too…

… *Pulls out a shoot gun.* Can I take a shot?

WTF is a “shoot gun”?

You just reminded me why I refuse to post in General Discussion.

To avoid idiocy.

My avatar is tiny because I'm compensating.
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skoolmunkee at 4:18PM, Oct. 12, 2007
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Been job hunting for many months. No job yet… A Masters degree is completely worthless, as it turns out. :-/
Depends on what it's in, mine got me to England :) Now I get 40 days paid vacation a year (not including holidays)

ozoneocean
That one depressed me because of what Skool wrote about working in instructional design. Man I studied that as part of my post grad work a few years ago! All the papers and studies I had to read about that stuff, ugh. A friend who owned an instructional design company even offered me a job in it. What would life have been like if I took her up on it? I'll never know…
Hey man, my job is great :) We get to do some awesome stuff. Things started out slow but now we have our fingers in all kinds of pies…
  IT'S OLD BATMAN
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WingNut at 5:49PM, Oct. 12, 2007
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Damn! You're all on to me! Oz, how many of my movies have you seen? Here I am, trying to live a normal life, and people keep recognizing me as the C list actor that I am. Hahah!

Mmm…skoolmunkee gets pies.

-W
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Rutger at 6:04PM, Oct. 12, 2007
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What say you if I use the Oreos as the material to make the action figure? ;)

I'd say we have a deal! If I get tired of playing with myself (Had to sneak that one in), I can always eat it!

Where do I sign!?

K.A.L.A.-dan! rutGAR desu!
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barking_frog at 6:40PM, Oct. 12, 2007
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Hey, how do you get the first page to come up when someone clicks your comic?

If I understand what you're asking, just go to your first page and note the URL, then link people to that URL directly instead of just your directory. The directory will auto-load your index page (if you have one) or your most recent page (I think) if you don't, but nothing's stopping you from direct-linking if you want people to always see the first (or any other) page first.

I started doing it because A. the current page may very well have spoilers that ruin the story and B. my story's constantly building on itself, so it's almost impossible for a reader to start in the middle and make sense of anything.

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crazyninny at 7:40PM, Oct. 12, 2007
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Librarian in a Map library!

What is that exactly?
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ozoneocean at 11:23PM, Oct. 12, 2007
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Hey man, my job is great :) We get to do some awesome stuff. Things started out slow but now we have our fingers in all kinds of pies…
That gives you warm, tasty fingers… :)
Ahhahaaha. I found all that learning theory interesting, but also intimidating…
WingNut
Damn! You're all on to me! Oz, how many of my movies have you seen?
I have all the later ones on DVD and a poster of you in Car Wash Babes (3D wet T-shirt edition). You're my hero 8D
 
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MrRiot at 11:58PM, Oct. 12, 2007
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*deep breath*
Job #1: I work the graveyard shift four nights a week (6pm until 6am) at an Oil Platform/Ship Support company, manning the office, running the yard, running the crane, and doing late-night runs out to ships on boats I am woefully unqualified to drive (but do ANYWAY because I'm the only one here).

Job #2: I work days (9-5, M-F)at an ad agency doing production art and idea development. It's boring, my department head takes credit for my work, and almost everyone I work with is a pretentious asshole…but it's a “foot in the door” type job, so I deal with it. Also, I wear an Optimus Prime helmet so they leave me alone.

Job #3: I apprentice at a tattoo parlor on the nights I'm off from the graveyard shift. I figured, “I'm always DRAWING the tattoo designs for people…why not take the next step and put them ON, too?” The people there are cool and are pretty patient with me. PLUS, I get to practice on raw turkeys…which is way funnier than it sounds. I'm getting there.

Why am I working all these jobs, you may ask?

Job #4: Student. I'm back in school finishing up my Graphic Design degree (since I don't use my teaching degree) so I can move up in the world.


I'd call my comics a job too, but that's saying they're something I HAVE to do. I do comics because I love them.

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ozoneocean at 12:12AM, Oct. 13, 2007
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That first job sounds incredibly, amazingly cool.
Stinky envy is leaking from all my pores.
 
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MrRiot at 1:45AM, Oct. 13, 2007
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That first job sounds incredibly, amazingly cool.
Stinky envy is leaking from all my pores.

The office stuff is boring as hell…but, yeah. I really dig getting to go out to sea. I've got a few, “This seriously almost killed me” stories. For example, the wireline unit I was in (read: tiny basket of death suspended between two ships by a wire-rope) got knocked loose in a storm, and I had to shimmy along the line to the closer of the two ships while getting tossed around by the line. The inside of my arms and legs were black and blue for weeks after that, even with protective gear on.

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cartoonprofessor at 2:06AM, Oct. 13, 2007
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cartoonprofessor
Hey, how do you get the first page to come up when someone clicks your comic?

If I understand what you're asking, just go to your first page and note the URL, then link people to that URL directly instead of just your directory. The directory will auto-load your index page (if you have one) or your most recent page (I think) if you don't, but nothing's stopping you from direct-linking if you want people to always see the first (or any other) page first.

I started doing it because A. the current page may very well have spoilers that ruin the story and B. my story's constantly building on itself, so it's almost impossible for a reader to start in the middle and make sense of anything.
Thanks mate!
I just did it in the signature.
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ozoneocean at 2:19AM, Oct. 13, 2007
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For example, the wireline unit I was in (read: tiny basket of death suspended between two ships by a wire-rope)
This is simply awesome.
No wonder you have an impressive beard. That's all I can say. :)
 
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MrRiot at 3:42AM, Oct. 13, 2007
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MrRiot
For example, the wireline unit I was in (read: tiny basket of death suspended between two ships by a wire-rope)
This is simply awesome.
No wonder you have an impressive beard. That's all I can say. :)

Haha! Yeah, it's all in the beard.

Visit my comic: THE PATH: Lovecraftian Horror meets Arthurian Legend
Visit my website: Old Dying Kitty
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Phantom Penguin at 7:27AM, Oct. 13, 2007
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I get shot at, and run people over for a living.

Pay sucks too…

I feel your pain.
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Bella Blue at 9:23AM, Oct. 13, 2007
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Well I baby sit alot, but that gets subdivided into alot of small jobs:

1. Drool Mopper
2. Cook (ok, Pizza ordering tech)
3. Closet monster Slayer
4. Leggo architect
5. And finnally cartoon anylist (that dora the explorer is one deep show!)
Check out a comic about me and… my pants!
BELLA IN BELL BOTTOMS
http://www.drunkduck.com/Bella_in_Bell_Bottoms/
Updates Dailey!!!!!
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Rutger at 9:30AM, Oct. 13, 2007
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I'd totally quit my job if I could become a Closet Monster Slayer.

K.A.L.A.-dan! rutGAR desu!
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ShinGen at 9:43AM, Oct. 13, 2007
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First off:

lol @ Bella. Lego Architect… my life's dream.

Second:

Riot swung from between two ships on a rope during a storm which Poseidon himself created in an attempt to destroy Riot, with only his beard for protection? (This is how it was read in my mind so this is what is what I believe…) *Bows to riot* I will follow you to the depths of hell my liege.

Third:

I work making mechs. If you know what that is I suggest you stop watching Gundam. Also I quit that a few months ago but I just had to put it in. Now I do construction in San Pedro for rich people who pay me next to nothing.

Oh if you don't believe on the mech thing, this is the “company” I used to work for's site. Crappy… I know. That's why I quit.

Welcome to the academy of the 1337. Try not to get fragged.
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Rutger at 10:22AM, Oct. 13, 2007
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That website looks like something from an 80's hackers movie.

K.A.L.A.-dan! rutGAR desu!
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joerocks1981 at 12:54PM, Oct. 13, 2007
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My paycheck says Graphic Designer/Page Designer for the local newspaper, but in actuality it's to work on my comic on the company dollar in between tedious, redundant work.

and before that i did five years of IT work for two local ISPs.


Internet Superbuddies - We sure beat crack.(Tm)
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MrRiot at 3:56PM, Oct. 13, 2007
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First off:

lol @ Bella. Lego Architect… my life's dream.

Second:

Riot swung from between two ships on a rope during a storm which Poseidon himself created in an attempt to destroy Riot, with only his beard for protection? (This is how it was read in my mind so this is what is what I believe…) *Bows to riot* I will follow you to the depths of hell my liege.

Third:

I work making mechs. If you know what that is I suggest you stop watching Gundam. Also I quit that a few months ago but I just had to put it in. Now I do construction in San Pedro for rich people who pay me next to nothing.

Oh if you don't believe on the mech thing, this is the “company” I used to work for's site. Crappy… I know. That's why I quit.

Dude, you're in San Pedro? That's where I live.
If you're stalking me, bring beer.
Also, why would you quit building mechs? If people keep quitting those jobs I'll NEVER get my Grimlock exo-suit!

Visit my comic: THE PATH: Lovecraftian Horror meets Arthurian Legend
Visit my website: Old Dying Kitty
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