30 Responses to DEcomPRESSIONism – Chapter 13

  1. Ray Goldfield June 28, 2011 at 1:17 pm #

    More ladies! Also some major plot development!

    Very intrigued to see where it goes in the second half. Great job.

    • John M. Coker June 28, 2011 at 1:58 pm #

      Glad you enjoyed this one, being as talky as it is. 😀 And yeah, the strip has kinda unintentionally and organically grew into something different than what it was originally meant to be, as there really wasn’t even meant to be any real plot in this, just conversational dialogue that was supposed to give insight into character and a vague idea of what was going on in their lives. STORY, but not necessarily A story. But a plot kinda has developed out of the conversational scenes and character moments, and I’m fine with that.

  2. Marc Deschamps June 28, 2011 at 1:18 pm #

    Another great installment, as always. Can’t wait for a collected edition, just so I can follow the characters even better.

    • John M. Coker June 28, 2011 at 2:16 pm #

      Wait- there’s going to be a collected edition!?!? 😀

  3. Doug June 28, 2011 at 1:35 pm #

    I would totally make out with Colleen, if she were real, and I were not married (to a real person).

    Just saying.

    Great installment. Really good dialogue, and nice insite into these new characters.

    • John M. Coker June 28, 2011 at 2:51 pm #

      Glad ya dug it, man.

      And only one of them is a new character, Colleen was in the first two strips. 😀

  4. Thom June 28, 2011 at 2:01 pm #


    It’s like if Brian Michael Bendis went back in time and merged with Dave Sim circa ‘Reads’ and then went slightly into the future to meet Chris Claremont and absorbed him then decided to take a phone book from New York City and write it all out, long form

    • John M. Coker June 28, 2011 at 2:11 pm #

      Haha! I have zero idea how to take that… 😀

      I like to think it’s more Brian Bendis and Aaron Sorkin got together to pen a John Hughes film starring John Cusack…

  5. John June 28, 2011 at 2:19 pm #

    I wanna see them make out

    • John M. Coker June 28, 2011 at 2:50 pm #


  6. John June 28, 2011 at 3:07 pm #

    Okay, I want to see Jonah, Cary and Jeremy make out.

  7. John M. Coker June 28, 2011 at 3:09 pm #

    Jonah and Cary are cousins, and Jeremy is married to Cary’s sister. So that’s only slightly less creepy…

  8. John June 28, 2011 at 3:34 pm #

    Doug and the Giraffe, then.

  9. Jason Snyder June 28, 2011 at 3:44 pm #

    That was great (girls in sports bras or whatever are always good), and Colleen’s quite the feisty one, isn’t she? Good job, Johnny! I want more of these girls!

    • John M. Coker June 28, 2011 at 4:01 pm #

      You will see more of one of them. But I’m pretty sure that this is that last appearance of the other.

  10. Sammy June 28, 2011 at 3:49 pm #

    The comment’s section is as entertaining as the comic. And the comic is quite good.

    • John M. Coker June 28, 2011 at 4:02 pm #

      Haha 😀 And thanks, I’m glad you’re enjoying it.

  11. Simon Collins June 28, 2011 at 4:49 pm #

    Well done sir.

  12. Arion June 28, 2011 at 6:56 pm #

    Amazing! If I could write dialogs the way you do I’d have conquered the comic industry already. Not only did I laugh, but I also found especially moving the “now you’re just this one big – nothing thing”.

    • John M. Coker June 28, 2011 at 7:19 pm #

      Thanks man, and yeah, that particular bit of dialogue is one of my faves and had a lot of emotional punch to me, as well as the last two lines. In my opinion, that last panel is the most powerful thing I’ve written in the entire webcomic yet.

  13. Mylazycat June 28, 2011 at 9:52 pm #

    Well, that was interesting.

    Best one yet.

    • John M. Coker June 28, 2011 at 10:31 pm #

      The first comment scared me.

      But the second one made me feel batter. Thanks man. 😀

  14. Arion June 29, 2011 at 3:36 am #

    You’re welcome. You’ll get my contribution in Kickstarter so that we can have this in print. Wait, there is no campaign yet?

  15. Roger June 29, 2011 at 10:48 am #

    I really enjoy the use of colors throughout the series. It’s such a simple yet effective tool.

    • John M. Coker June 29, 2011 at 3:34 pm #

      Thanks. It was done in monotone really just in case Grayhaven Comics ever wanted to do a print version, it would be able to be done in black and white easily. It’s first done in graytones, and then I adjust the hue. And if it ever does get printed, and is able to be done so in color, I think it will read really cool from page to page as the hue only transitions slightly from one page to the next. As you read, it goes through the spectrum.

  16. Erich June 29, 2011 at 2:39 pm #

    Another great installment John, even though you went all Bendis with a million word balloons. Really good though, and I agree with everyone else, more with these women. Could you have Colleen go out with a giraffe, just to get under Doug’s skin?!

    • Doug June 29, 2011 at 3:29 pm #


    • John M. Coker June 29, 2011 at 3:44 pm #

      Yay! Erich’s back. 😀 So glad you’re still enjoying it man.

      And ya know what? I thought this might be the last appearance of Colleen. But I don’t think that’s the case anymore….. hmmmm…..

  17. Christopher June 29, 2011 at 2:53 pm #

    All this giraffe dating talk – I don’t know if Colleen is Wally’s type.

    That said, I can certainly see the two of them getting along quite well.

  18. Mylazycat June 30, 2011 at 2:46 pm #

    There needs to be a girl with a giraffe on her shirt at some point in the future.

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