Below is a list of comments made by Phantosanucca, in date order (newest at the top).|
|I liked Ctrl+Alt+Delete a lot more when I was new to the internet(and webcomics). But since that time I've been exposed to a lot more, and I think since then my tastes have just become more exclusive. Or maybe it just seems better back then because I was a bit younger... But then, I also read Penny Arcade and VGCats in those olden days of yore, and I still enjoy those today.
At this point, I think Tim Buckley makes an average of 1.5 good comics a month. Because they are always the bi-monthly non-story arc comics he makes that comment on something unrelated to his characters. I think that is where his best work comes from. The rest of the time, it's a hilariously unfunny attempt to be a sitcom.
We've heard plenty about his stiff, flat-coloured art-style, so I'll focus more on his writing. Frankly, the biggest problem with his strip isn't a lack of trying on his part. But he has mentioned in past newsposts that he writes his comics for people who have never heard of the comic before and are just getting into it in the middle of a particular story arc. So he writes each comic as if it is the first one being read. Which means constant and blatant beating us over the head about how Ethan is dumb and (Insert Character Here) is sarcastic. And then he drags the dialogue and punchlines out so far in a way that the joke is dead before it's even born.
That, COMBINED with the mechanical and sparsely detailed characters lacking any uniqueness amongst each other makes for a monotonous read. One that is only a small step up above most of the crap found online.