the deal? Is J. Grant still going to update FLEM?
A: Yes. Two Lumps is a completely separate comic. FLEM is currently on
haitus for different reasons, and will soon go on as usual.
this Mel Hynes person? Isn't J. doing the comic all by himself?
A: (From Mel) Hi. That'd be me, the writer. J. is the ar-teest in this venture,
I handle the words. I also handle all the site changes, run the message board,
do all the general code-type things. Those of you who are old FLEM fans may also
know me as the FoD. There's been a glut of commentary in various places
along the lines of the above questions, although most of it is more like "J.
Grant's writing style seems to have changed, but he still rules! I don't know
how he does this by himself!" This has started honking both he and I off
in a large way (since it's a bit insulting to us both), thus the new FAQ entry.
J.'s writing style is very much his own, and everyone who has denied/overlooked
my existence owes me a beer. We'll both call that even. ;)
Q: Are Ebenezer
and Snooch real?
A: Yes. Their real names are Raistlin and Caramon, but those are trademarked
Q: Why a cat
comic? Aren't there enough of those already?
A: Yes, but we don't really care. Garfield and a few others do cheap,
wholesome, bland feel-good comics. As you know, neither of us is given
to that kind of humor.
Q: What have
you got against Garfield?
A: (From J) It's not fucking funny to anyone over the age of 8. In fact,
many of the cherished "Classic Funnies" still being run aren't actually
funny at all. Marmaduke, Blondie, The Family Circus... the list goes
on. I find this stagnation absolutely revolting, and Two Lumps is one
of my ways of spreading actual humor.
A: (From Mel) That
and the fact that Davis has fully admitted in interviews that he created
the series not to be funny, but to be profitable. While I admire the
cojones it takes to attempt that, I'd still rather read and
create something funny.
Q: Will you
link to my cartoon/website/livejournal?
A: Sure, if we like your work and think it has merit.
Q: How about
if I just link to you? I demand you link me back link me back link
me now now now!
A: Die, whore.
Q: Can I use
your art to make LJ icons?
A: Permission Granted. You owe us each a beer.
Q: Can I use
your art for any other purpose?
A: Unless one of us gives explicit permission, all content on this site
is Copyright James L. Grant and Mel Hynes, and all rights are reserved.
Q: Can I direct
link your images?
A: We have no problem with it in theory. HOWEVER, you probably won't
be able to do so. This happens a LOT nowadays. Our hosting service blocks
all direct linking by default.
Q: But how
come when I direct link it, I can see it embedded in my LJ/site/porn gallery?
A: Because you're a moron. You're looking at a cached image. Everyone
else will see a microscopic white square.
Q: Is this
your roast beef?
A: The streetcar goes up the hill at midnight.
Q: How can I contact
the creators with accolades/questions/indecent proposals/free beer?
A: The creators are J. Grant
and Mel Hynes. Keep in mind that if you use an
email subject line like "Hi!", you're at high risk of getting snagged by a spam filter.
Mentioning "Two Lumps" in the subject will help. Alternately, if you just want to talk
to the cats, they can be reached via their LiveJournal.
Q: Do you have any banners I can use to link your site?
A: Sure. Knock yourself out:
Q: Do you have any wallpaper images?
A: We've now got Carpet
Ship wallpaper at 1024x768
and Snooch "Scream" wallpaper at 1024x768 and 1028x1064.