BobTheSpirit wrote:This is kind of funny in and of itself, but *why* must Ian comics try so hard to be mundane? Ian should strive harder to make it so things are different than on earth -- not everything needs to have an allegory on earth. You can make it so Terb and Plorb came from some hickish family, and it'd be funny -- but make it so it's a hickish family that would occur in the DOP, not one that would occur on earth. You don't need to keep making the DOP and DOG into earth, Ian!
That's where Ian thrives. His comic was born from a cross between magic and monsters and modern, and personally I love it. Bruno the Bandit isn't one of my top five comics, but I enjoy reading through the archives. There are parts that crack me up every time.
Granted, MITDOX is different. I think Sluggy fans, myself included, expect something different out of Sluggy, but this is typical Ian, and if you don't enjoy it, you don't really have to read it--Ian very rarely makes major changes, and whenever he does, you can probably pick them up in the on-topic forums.