What people are saying about "Dawn Of The New Arc"
Dawn Of The New Arc
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RoderickBR
almost 12 years ago
And no one did the obvious joke * "It's THIS big" Then the engies hold their necks, thinking how they'll choke on it* ?
Mac
almost 12 years ago
pull off without any dialogue bubbles. It would be nice to return to that era, so these newfags can see what they've been missing. :3
Mac
almost 12 years ago
From my experience, gag only strips tend to wear out their use since eventually you run out of jokes (you even made a strip or two making fun of this scenario). The main reason I, like several people below, started watching this continously was because of the arcs- which somehow you were able to
Fwai
almost 12 years ago
Arcs are more resilient to the gradual wear of time than a jab of the month at recent gaming news/failures.
None1
almost 12 years ago
Could always alternate, every other strip an arc, the other a three panel thing.
Grey Acumen
almost 12 years ago
The gag-a-day things are easier for new viewers to stumble on and say "hey, I like this" but the arcs were/are my favorite part of this site and are the reason I enjoy the site and its characters as much as I do. A website is like anything, flashy catches your attention, but a little depth keeps it.
waffl3x
almost 12 years ago
[url=#user_comment_185754]@Stan[/url]: its obviously TF2, logo above arc
Endocrom
almost 12 years ago
I do love me some arcs.
DOISPIEKRITEDESU~
almost 12 years ago
I never leave your site and just leave a tab open and refresh the page when i get home to see if you made a new comic
Tkun
almost 12 years ago
[url=#user_comment_185548]@hagnat[/url]: do 3 panel arcs?
LonelyWhiteMale
almost 12 years ago
jizzed my pants
Stan
almost 12 years ago
Really hope its a dota 2 arc :)
EasilyAmused
almost 12 years ago
BLAAAGH! HEART ATTACK! YUUUUUUUUUS!

nice use of metaphors, by the way
Unamused Pyro
almost 12 years ago
Will pyro finally ditch that whore? (I mean cheating sniper whore)
enlong
almost 12 years ago
Known in Japan as "Knight of TF2".
Touchpad
almost 12 years ago
About time, been wanting one for forever. Bracing.
Regal
almost 12 years ago
They can't call for help! Grab 'em!
Omninerd
almost 12 years ago
Arcs! :3
Sukudo
almost 12 years ago
remember to tell them to disable add blocker^^ and everyday here without addblocker!
GeoffTheAtomic
almost 12 years ago
Don't get me wrong, 3 panel strips are fun, but full fledged story comics are far better! :D
Rath
almost 12 years ago
I dunno, looks like the arc is already finished to me...
This is how Pros Nerf Now.
almost 12 years ago
No Word Bubbles, Only Engineer, Final Destination.
rqm
almost 12 years ago
Thanks Joe
Tridus
almost 12 years ago
Maybe you should mix it up with arc stuff twice a week and the single comic gags the rest.

It was the gag ones that drew me in personally and in this one I have no particular idea what's going on or why I should care.
Liro Raeriyo
almost 12 years ago
This.... This reminds me of a time... when NERF NOW was the greatest thing ever...
Poke_Freak
almost 12 years ago
Well, I check NerfNow as part of my daily webcomic routine regardless of arcs vs gags, so I know I won't make a difference for the statistics at least.
Still, I like both so I wouldn't mind either way.
The Awesome Racoon
almost 12 years ago
I can't believe it actually took me a while to get the joke. WHAT'S WRONG WITH ME?!
hagnat
almost 12 years ago
here is a thought: if you want to keep doing arcs, and you want to keep doing 3 panel comics... why not both ?
do 3 panels a week, two arc-comics and one random 3-panel
Doo
almost 12 years ago
YES! YES! YES!
The Anon
almost 12 years ago
I'm thinking funny one off strips bring more people in since they get passed around.
Arcs are probably better at keeping people coming back
An Onymous
almost 12 years ago
I'm just happy to see orange Engie again, she was the original Engie after all...
KingOfHyrule
almost 12 years ago
Woo, new ark, The tf2 comics are my faves
Seangief
almost 12 years ago
OMG the new TF2 arc!!!! It's been too long. My body is ready.
BraveSirJimOfLawl
almost 12 years ago
New arc? FUCK YEAH!
The Original Arc
almost 12 years ago
[url=#user_comment_185471]@Foolius[/url]: hit the left most arrow button above the comic. Start there.
Foolius
almost 12 years ago
I'm very confused about these arcs.
What is an arc and where can I find them?
Ninj77
almost 12 years ago
Well, Jo pal, not only webcomics but most popular comic strips were quite successful using the 3 panel gag. And even if it seems simple, they can be quite hard to achieve (making a joke in 3 panels is NOT that easy!!).

Looking forward to the new arc, buddy!
ArcDzheem
almost 12 years ago
Excellent. I've been reading since demo lost his eye and have been waiting for new arcs ever since. Not that the short gags weren't funny, they were just... um... short.
Gig
almost 12 years ago
Make a link to the start of the arc.
That will probably make arcs a little more popular, I think.
Okay.
almost 12 years ago
Personally I like the gag strips, but it's your comic so you should do what you want with it.
Starbringer
almost 12 years ago
Wanted to chip in with a slightly different point of view.
Gag-strips aren't only much more newbie-accessible, they're also easily shared over social media and the like, which probably gets you tons more views in comparison to arcs. Doesn't mean you shouldn't do arcs, I for one love em :)!
Boobr
almost 12 years ago
Alright, so i'm givin up on Nerfnao for now, so you can see that people like me don't like dat sheet.

You see i'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve.
Obscurica
almost 12 years ago
You're not wrong, but the analysis is missing some fundamentals. Gag-a-days are low-barrier material - they are instantly grokkable and newbie friendly. But audience retention is a different function, and gag-a-day doesn't have inherent mechanisms to support that.

That's what arcs are for.
cbale2000
almost 12 years ago
@ Nobody: It's the logo for TF2. Hence, new TF2 arc.
Nobody
almost 12 years ago
Also this should have been Friday's comic :P

Unless weekend cliffhanger incomming???
Nobody
almost 12 years ago
What's that circle thingy on top the arc mean?
AceD
almost 12 years ago
well do you care about that much popularity? does it make you more money? what do you enjoy doing?
Svior
almost 12 years ago
I personally started reading your comic because of the arcs and they hooked me up. Sure 3 panel strips are short, but story arcs can hook people up.
asdf
almost 12 years ago
Easier to digest material will get more views because people are lazy.

The existence of "tl;dr" is a testament to this fact.

That and other sites are more likely to link to something when all of it is on one page.
traintrack6
almost 12 years ago
Just remember to wait until the end to check the data- you may get people who decide to wait until the whole arc is done before they decide to read it. Besides, just because 3 panel gag strips are popular, doesn't make them only option arc sets require more depth and effort, which shows in your work
TheBaron87
almost 12 years ago
I assume this will mean LOTS of fanservice?
Discrider
almost 12 years ago
You're going to get more links on 3 panel gags because people can just link them and get the whole point across in one link.
The internet doesn't like reading.
crayven
almost 12 years ago
"They're digging in the wrong place!"
Hopeful
almost 12 years ago
Please don't let me down Joe <3