#65 Street Jam

September 22, 2017
Respect thy neighbour. And their carriage. And the carriage driver. Even in a jam.


An important rule among us medians is not to tamper with anybody’s property.

Not even if that particularly specific “anybody” has blocked the street with their carriage.

When no property is touched, everybody is content.


Gheralf says:

We have been doing these comics for quite a while now, and I have started noticing a certain pattern. It goes about like this.

First I write all that comes up to mind about the subject we want to speak about.

Then I handpick the most important parts and turn them into a short story. Next, I deem it too long, so I shorten it into a very short story.

We read the short story together. We deem it too long, so I shorten it into a very very short story.

We come up with images. Before Vayandil starts drawing them, we also notice that the story is too long, so I shorten it into a very very very short story.

When we try placing the text next to the images, we notice that it doesn’t fit, so I shorten it to a very very very very short story.

And that is why there is so much text.


Vayandil says:

Nobody is happy about other people's stuff blocking the streets – we just tolerate it. However, if the stuff does not move in few weeks or months, depending on severity of the roadblock, the DLEP will eventually handle it. This will be covered in more detail in the next comic.