Unicorn & Butterfly - Strip from 06/04/01

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|  I still      Well, in the  | | ..I wasn't even |  ..and I was   |Not even if|
| don't get    the beginning I| | sure whether or |  afraid that   |I tried to |
| why you are  was quite a bit| | not people would|  nobody would  |disguise as|
| using ASCII-  enthusiastic  | | accept it as a  |  pay attention | Mr. Scott |
| art  for     about the idea,| |       comic..   |  to my ideas   |  McCloud! |
| a comic   but in fact I knew| |They      (      |  about comics. |  ` _._  |
|  strip!    very little about| | DO?  Very funny.|      `         |  .#####.|
|    `           comics...    | |   `      ` |     ,*,      |  (`-="^#|
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      Scott  by Scott McCloud
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~ By the way, I    ~   abstraction    Hmm... ~  | ..what made you choose the   |
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 big triangle, because    .`. ~     |\ `| \   |Well, actually    as a symbol |
 Unicorn & Butterfly         `      |\| )  |for most people     for pure  |
  is living at the   ~ .      ``.  ~ '.()_/   |it IS a purely     abstraction?
    edge there!               \    (~\\~  |abstract idea.       )        |
          /         .        .``} `.  \|M\|  |   (            Point taken!  |
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|  However, despite all its    | ..which - along with   | And yet we       / \ |
|limitations, ASCII-art proved |  my readers' positive  | still seem ^ Because |
| to be suitable for a comic.  |  feedback - kept me    |surprisingly  you can't
|  Even more - it offered me   |  going for more than   | distant..    draw my |
| some unique possibilities..  |  one year, "drawing"   | But - why?     legs? |
|            `                 |  my beloved unicorns.. |   `          \    -=|
|    ,    *   .d58b d58b |    \                   |  ,o&Cc  ~     \><  |
|   .{'`,   ^,^  d42P.`65P.`8|     `    ..in a rather |  6 '        /N~\}|
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...to be continued...                    http://unicornandbutterfly.purrsia.com/
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