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Same Difference at last
February 21, 2003 2:49 AM   Subscribe

Same Difference, Derek Kirk Kim's great online comic has come to it's conclusion. For Kim it's been "2 years. 79 pages. 9 pens. 2 countries. 3 computers. 4 residences. 6 conventions. 725 lonely nights." But for us it's been nothing less than the slow episodic revelation of an amazing talent. I love his elegant line and the depth of his characters. It's funny as hell, but touching enough to make you cry.
posted by gametone (24 comments total)

 
Wonderful - not a big follower of online comics but I really enjoyed that. Good post - thanks!
posted by jontyjago at 4:13 AM on February 21, 2003


Wow, I'm going to miss the updates. I think the dialog is superb, especially the quick witted humor Nancy and Simon share. Of course I think half of that is the delivery - the facial expressions. I love how much is conveyed with just two tones and a line.
posted by LoraT at 4:32 AM on February 21, 2003


I agree. I'm through about half of it and it's wonderfully written and beautifully drawn. Thanks for the post.
posted by hank_14 at 4:37 AM on February 21, 2003


Looks great. Thanks for the heads-up, gametone.
posted by rory at 4:55 AM on February 21, 2003


Wow. This is really good.
posted by chiheisen at 5:10 AM on February 21, 2003


That wath immenth. I'm being theriouth!
posted by Pretty_Generic at 5:33 AM on February 21, 2003


Liked it, but I would have liked another page or two. Though maybe that just means it was good, to leave the reader wanting more.
posted by aeschenkarnos at 5:41 AM on February 21, 2003


This is very good.
Plus, the safeway is too real. Think he works from photographs?
posted by signal at 5:57 AM on February 21, 2003


i don't know much (anything) about comics, but i was impressed by the way three or four different approaches on the same theme (getting older) were presented while keeping the plot interesting and the size down (if that's two years work he needs to find a more efficient way of making a living!). much more complex (and rewarding) than i was expecting.
posted by andrew cooke at 6:00 AM on February 21, 2003


if you like same difference, you should really check out his one-shot pieces. i've always liked "pulling" and "hurdles."

he also did a guest stip at diesel sweeties a while back, if i remember correctly.
posted by lotsofno at 6:37 AM on February 21, 2003


if that's two years work he needs to find a more efficient way of making a living!

And what's with all these bands taking two years to record an album that's only one hour long?
posted by rory at 6:59 AM on February 21, 2003


Nothing better than an unheard of webcomic on a slow Friday.

Thanks!
posted by Cyrano at 7:09 AM on February 21, 2003


Excellent comic, excellent post. Thanks!
posted by sennoma at 7:51 AM on February 21, 2003


Anyone have any suggestions for a suitable replacement, now that I won't be seeing any more updates? I've been on a steady diet of Same Difference for a while now... it'll be hard to drop it cold turkey.
posted by Newbornstranger at 8:17 AM on February 21, 2003


Excellent. Thanks, gametone.
posted by tdismukes at 8:19 AM on February 21, 2003


great. and here I was going to do some work today.
posted by donpardo at 8:46 AM on February 21, 2003


Anyone have any suggestions for a suitable replacement, now that I won't be seeing any more updates?

kirk has also been doing weekly work at serializer.net called half empty. other very interesting stuff at that site too.
posted by Peter H at 8:55 AM on February 21, 2003


Wow, that really was great. Excellent post!
/echo/echo/echo
posted by widdershins at 9:58 AM on February 21, 2003


You know what is the best thing about this? He finished it. It's bad when you get to the middle of a webcomic and discover that is hasn't been updated in 6 months.
posted by LoraT at 10:52 AM on February 21, 2003


That is really very neat. I appreciate your sharing it.
posted by johnmunsch at 10:59 AM on February 21, 2003


Wonderful
Wow. This is really good.
Excellent comic, excellent post.
great. and here I was going to do some work today.
That is really very neat. I appreciate your sharing it.

Ditto.
posted by DakotaPaul at 11:21 AM on February 21, 2003


Wow. That was really, really good. Perfect post gametone.
posted by djeo at 12:09 PM on February 21, 2003


I'm glad everyone liked the post, but it's a little embarrassing getting all this praise for just pointing to someone else's hard work. I should have included the main URL of his site, as it is not on the Same Difference page. smallstoriesonline.com It has links to Derek Kirk Kim's other comics.
posted by gametone at 2:24 PM on February 21, 2003


Damn fine work. I remember running into the first part of this comic a year or so ago. I'm very glad to have the chance to see how it turned out.

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posted by Jonasio at 5:38 PM on February 21, 2003


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