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December 16, 2004

Whatever ...

Don't stress too much over it, dude ... there's always going to be naysayers, but the fact is that when it matters, your work will speak for itself. Still, it was curious that someone thinks your work is identical to Mac Hall ... yeah, the exact same ... no doubt ...

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Posted by Ananth at December 16, 2004 02:15 PM

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I think there is similarities in the shading and somewhat the coloring techniques you guys use. I don't see anything is wrong with that seing you do not own a technique you only master it, and I think hawk is somewhat better which makes for a nicer/cooler look, and that "glow" really make some delicious detail.

The drawing, storyline, dialog and overall humor is totaly different however. I guess they both envolve macs? That and applegeek is actually updated regulary ;) huge +, both are good comics though.

Posted by: vildmule at January 19, 2005 10:14 PM

I think that although there may be similarities between the visual aspect of the two comics, Your story line is more fluid and entertaining. I enjoy the arcs that you guys keep going. You also have a pretty consistant update schedule that is also a plus. Keep up the good work!

Posted by: Keith at January 11, 2005 02:26 PM

I don't see that someone having a similar or almost identitcal style as someones else as being a problem (although I can understand if it starts to be become a copyright problem), because all through the history of art peoples works have been compared to others of their (or other) eras.

At any rate I bow in awe of both you (Hawk) and Fred's artistic abilities.

Posted by: Lurch Kimded at December 22, 2004 06:36 AM

In whatsisname's defense, an older style of MacHall looks very, very similar to the style you use in Applegeeks. In fact, that is what initially got me interested in Applegeeks, because I was really digging on the style of comics at the time. Now I just stay to see where the story goes ;)

http://www.machall.com/index.php?strip_id=246

Posted by: Whacko at December 19, 2004 11:19 PM

Yup, I agree with them. Almost as much as Little Gamers is identical to Power Girls (don't laugh, in one of Madsen's comments, it was reported that some guys actually think that they are similar).

Posted by: Xr at December 18, 2004 01:35 PM

I dont think thats true at all... anymore, but back a year or so ago i think the styles were similar, but over that time both artists have improved and further developed their styles becoming very individualistic. Machall doesnt update enough :-p

Posted by: Chris at December 17, 2004 11:50 AM

I can see the similarity, you both use white speah bubbles AND you both put letters in those bubbles. Plagarism plain and simple ;p

Posted by: toby1 at December 17, 2004 09:30 AM

People who say Hawk copies Ians stuff are just jealous that they can't draw as well as the Hawkster can. w00t for teh Hawkster.

Posted by: Tom at December 17, 2004 04:55 AM

Hawk,
You are truly one of the more talented people that I find on the internet, and your comics range from very witty to very serious, but they are ALWAYS well thought out and do a fantastic job of displaying your talent. It is my hope that you never let these cowardly hacks impede your style or your gift.

The first thing I always think of when I read ANYONE ripping on someone's talent is... "If you're such a tuff guy, how come we don't see your amazing talent posted on the internet free of charge, day after day with even just a 1/3 of the dedication that Hawk has to Applegeeks." The answer is always the same "...." Stunned Silence. The reason people say things like that is because they are jealous of the talent that you so freely share with oh, a billion people on the internet, and they don't have the courage or fortitude to expose themselves or their talents to such ridicule.

I give you props man, you're out there living the artists dream (being a well known comic), you're doin it... and for those of us who are almost there, you're an inspiration.

Keep up the Good Fight Hawk and never let anyone tell you that you are worth anything less than your greatest dream.

The Phoenix

Posted by: Phoenix at December 16, 2004 06:42 PM

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