Loading Artist

No More Cake

November 28, 2011

Trying out some new techniques with this comic, I think it came out pretty well. It took a lot longer than usual because I haven’t found the ideal workflow for this style yet. To give a rough idea of how long it took: I watched three movies while working on this comic, and then some.

In hindsight, watching movies while working might probably be why it took longer in the first place.

Show Comments (45)

  1. some loser on the internet says:

    i would like that cake

    if only i didnt have tonsilitis

  2. Tom says:

    I’m really hating just how many people use the word ‘literally’ wrong. If something is literal, it is relating to literacy; so it’s written, or typed. Thats. IT.

    Not ‘actual’, ‘actually’, ‘figurative’, or any other thing at all. The only things literal in this world are in text. To use ‘literally’ in any other way, is wrong. Most of the time, it’s used in place of ‘figuratively’, or ‘actually’. Use those instead. Be smart.

    1. Breagha says:

      http://www.dictionary.com/browse/literally

      Just… you know… since you’re so keen on educating people, I figured you might want to brush up on your material… ^^

    2. Lishy says:

      Uhh yeah literally does not relate to literacy – it means word for word

  3. Tegar says:

    i think it could be funnier if you make the quote..
    “I hate when people …. literally” – god

  4. Ida says:

    I think internet realy wanted me to see this picture. random four times and same picture every f*cking time!

  5. Dr. A says:

    This one was really subtle, but I think I finally got it now.

    Nice c:

  6. noxteryn says:

    I never understood why people are so against on the idea of using the word “literally” figuratively.

    1. Joshua says:

      Because literally means literal which means actual. If you say you’re literally about to explode, it means you are ABOUT TO EXPLODE. For real. No joke. That’s why. It’s completely improper.

      1. Tom says:

        Literal does not mean actual. It means literal. Like, literacy. Written/typed words etc. If you were ‘literally’ about to explode, someone has written a story about you exploding, and you’ve just gotten to the part right before that even happens on the page.

        1. Tom, that is just solo wrong. Read a dictionary.

  7. ash says:

    for those who dont get it hes making fun of people who use literally when they mean figuratively (like if someone were to say “that movie was literally a million years long”) he just did it backwards

    1. namesareforchumps says:

      *insert Nic Cage here

  8. John Watson says:

    Wait, but he used it right! Why did he explode then?

    1. Anton says:

      Because when people say, “I’m literally about to explode” they never actually do. Nothing happens when something should. So in this he switches it and something becomes literal when they spoke figuratively.

    2. Shmo says:

      He didn’t use it right. He should have said “literally”.

  9. anon says:

    those people.
    don’t be those people.

  10. Kvothe says:

    Who’s he talking to?

  11. Dr. A says:

    I’ve never heard anyone say “figuratively” in lieu of “literally”. =\

    1. ComRW says:

      That’s kinda the joke.

  12. stella_4u4ever says:

    heh nice one

  13. JnD says:

    Monty Python with a little twist 😉
    Funny comic, keep up the good work

  14. btcprox says:

    Solution? Just use “feel like”, i.e. “I feel like I’m about to explode!” Makes it subjective and opinion-based so no one can argue about using “figuratively” or “literally”.

    On a side note, are ALL your human characters going to be pant-less???

    1. OMGwaffles says:

      @your side note ……I see what you did there B)

  15. Omega Lairon says:

    That’s pretty much the face I suspect I’d make if I suddenly exploded. Nicely done. The background is fantastic, but I could live without it if it means the difference between getting a comic out on time or having to stall for a day or two.

    Any word on if/when the official Loading Artist Fan Forums are going up?

    1. Gregor says:

      At the moment official forums are a low priority for me. Honestly I didn’t think there would be any demand for one, and there’s nothing worse than an empty forum.

      I might consider it later on, though.

      1. Omega Lairon says:

        Fair enough, especially considering (non-crappy) forums costs money to maintain, whereas a merch store would be generating profit.

  16. jhspencer says:

    awesome wall art

  17. Jackiesoarous says:

    Hey, its that fat guy again.

    …I guess he lost some weight.

  18. Sketis says:

    Well. Eating to much usually change your figure but not literature 😛

  19. TT says:

    I hate it when people don’t understand what literally really means… 😛

    1. ManYunSoo says:

      I hate it when people don’t understand when other people use “literally” as an exaggeration…

  20. Erik says:

    Loving the pictures in the background! 😀

  21. 3v11 says:

    well you know, saying ‘literally’ in this case is also wrong..

    http://theoatmeal.com/comics/literally

    1. Simon says:

      They don’t contradict.

  22. Gytis says:

    The cake is a LIE!!!!

  23. lucy says:

    haha i love it! <3 cake

  24. Tim says:

    It’s a lie! And you know it!

  25. Jen says:

    I love your work I wish you could post more often this is one of the things i look forward to during my week!

  26. Dawdas says:

    Nice work, i like the pictures on the wall =)

  27. Enzo says:

    I love your comics!

  28. Lenny says:

    Awh man, I hate when this happens too.

  29. Enzo says:

    First!! jajaja

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