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There are many autobiographical online comics out there, some are as far as we know, are 100% autobiographical, like goraina 's Smile, or 99% like American Elf, which just changes the way the people look.

But then, there are those are a little less autobiographical, like the Devil's Panties which is sometimes what happened and sometimes what the author WANTED to happen, and then there are other's like Candi, mix real life with fiction.

But this isn't where it ends, as you get to know the author of some comics, you notice how the author's life leaks into their comic in some way or another.

There are MANY many webcomics which simply have themselves in their comic, and even if what all that happens in the comic is fiction, it's still the author in there, and you get to know the person through the comic, when that characters speaks, we know it's what the author thinks. Almost every gamer comic falls into this category.

And then we have the ones that are only a little autobiographic, the ones that take place in the same city as the author. Wapsi Square is a good example, some places are real and you can tell some things that happened there have been experienced by the author.

I always find it amusing how the whole perspective on some comics change when you get to know them.
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From:thundakat
Date:July 4th, 2007 05:17 pm (UTC)
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Agreed, LT is a mix of peoples traits and behaviour being the basis for characters.
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From:danihana
Date:July 4th, 2007 06:20 pm (UTC)
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Oh man, I just spent the last hour reading through Smile. I like it!
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From:tanukitsune
Date:July 4th, 2007 07:12 pm (UTC)
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GASP! You didn't know Raina's work before? I'm glad I got you hooked then! :3
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From:danihana
Date:July 4th, 2007 07:46 pm (UTC)
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I know! I like it! :o
I was especially excited to find out she does graphic novels for The Babysitter's Club, which was a fun book series I grew up reading.
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From:tanukitsune
Date:July 4th, 2007 07:49 pm (UTC)
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I didn't know about the book before, but I love the comic adaptation! :3
From:myssk
Date:July 4th, 2007 07:41 pm (UTC)
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Well you KNOW that I like Wapsi because that's how I met you. I know you read GWS because of your McPedro, and finally I am glad to hear we both like Devil's Panties! I have been to some of the conventions she goes to, and some of the same places as I lived in the same city as Jennie, so it's always neat to read. Also sometimes her strips with her boyfriend remind me of me and my husband. ^__^
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From:tanukitsune
Date:July 4th, 2007 07:55 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, one of the thing love the most about Jennie is that you can always say that something similar happened to them. I met her at a convention in London, the one you have to buy the comic to find about, and I intend to meet her again next year in some US con hopefully.

Which cons did you go to? Dragon Con? I'm trying to dig up all the info I can on some US cons to decide which to go to! :3

From:myssk
Date:July 4th, 2007 07:59 pm (UTC)
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Yes, Dragon Con is the main one, and that is her favorite one, too!! Each year she writes a lot about it, and it's great. It's such chaos!! :)
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From:tanukitsune
Date:July 4th, 2007 08:13 pm (UTC)
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My options are MoCCA, San Diego Comic Con and Dragon Con, and each day I keep leaning towards a different one... :P

But they are all pretty intimidating to me!
From:myssk
Date:July 4th, 2007 08:16 pm (UTC)
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Dragon Con!! Do it!! it's a unique experience, truly.

Admittedly I've never been to MoCCA or SDCC.... hehee
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From:tanukitsune
Date:July 4th, 2007 08:29 pm (UTC)
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I'll probably decide which to go to depending on which authors will be attending each one, so far, I only have a list for MoCCA which looks very good!

Beside, I get to meet Jennie AND Paul at SDCC, I think? :P
From:myssk
Date:July 4th, 2007 08:30 pm (UTC)
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heheheh ! Yes it does depend partly on that, it's true. Good luck either way!
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