Concerned 2: A Concerned Rip-Off

The Continuing Adventures of Gordon Frohman



Posted by Norman Black on September 13, 2009 at 8:02 PM


Finally, my 50th comic. Here's to 50 more and beyond without Chris suing me!



I'm not sure how popular "Concerned" was at its 50th comic because I didn't find out about it until after it was finished, but I'm sure it fared better than my rip-off. I blame it on the first several comics. I need to redo those.



When I made these comics, the lighting was really dark, so I had to max out the brightness/contrast in Photoshop. I think it turned out pretty well, but that's on my monitor. You guys might see it differently. Also, here's a tip for anyone planning to do a scene in Gmod where a guy is tied up with rope: DON'T DO IT.



My original plan was to have Frohman and Mini-Breen completely wrapped up in rope like the damsel on the train tracks in those old cartoons, but it turned out to be way more difficult than I thought. I first tried to use the rope tool, but that didn't work, then I tried to use a power cable, but manipulating that thing was a pain in the ass and it wouldn't work anyway. Finally I just used the rope tool to attach them to the ceiling, but because of the lighting, you couldn't see it so it looked like Mini-Breen was just floating there. I finally decided to get a picture of rope off the interwebs and just use that. After a bit of photoshopping I was finally able to get panel 6 looking right. So, yeah. Don't try to tie anyone up in Gmod. It's a bad idea.



Also, I changed the title area of the comic slightly, adding in the "Concerned 2:" title part. I'm also going to be going with the grey panel frames that Chris used in the next several comics. The black border is fine, but in dark scenes like this they're just too difficult to make out. I'm not sure why Chris went with the grey borders, but that's why I'm doing it.

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Reply Kustin
6:26 AM on September 14, 2009 
Congratulations for making it this far! Though we're not certain what will happen when the author of the original Concerned series becomes aware of this comic's existence, I really hope you'll be allowed to continue until the end.
Reply Mike
9:57 AM on September 14, 2009 
Pretty sure Chris knows this is around. It's been linked to during the days of 1Fort.

Congrats on #50 man!
Reply Sercio
12:18 PM on September 14, 2009 
Congratulations .... looking forward to 5000 :P
Reply Senokai (Spraykill)
5:06 PM on September 15, 2009 
I'm really surprised the original author hasn't gotten angry yet.
Maybe he's just going to see how this turns out.

But congrats on 50th comic!
Reply Mike
5:37 PM on September 15, 2009 
^ Why would Chris get mad? It's not as if Norman's trying to pass off the IP as his own. The words "RIP OFF" are directly in the title of the comic for fuck's sake!
Reply Midget52
6:17 PM on September 26, 2009 
I don't think the almighty Chris actually HAS any copyright... things... related to Frohman. But anyway, its nice to think that he's letting you continue due to the quality. Or for kicks.

Anyway, congrats on the 50th!
Reply Manifold Lash
4:52 AM on September 29, 2009 
Congratuations, here's to many more (raises glass).