Comic-O-Matic, by Margo Burns, with Nina Paley's Face-O-Matic

Step 1: Random characters are selected to start. Choose your own if you want different ones - the new ones will show up after you click "Make this Comic Strip".
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Step 2: Optional: You can set a scene per panel, "Washington, D.C.", "Later that day..." etc. HOWEVER, you will lose a line of space for dialog if you do so.
Step 3: Write your own dialog. You can use the faces below to inspire you! Want it to be a thought? Change the radio button below from "Talk" to "Thought"! Because cartoon characters don't always speak in words, if you put any of the following words (no spaces!) inside square brackets - like this: [heart] - you will see some interesting results: cloud, storm, sweat, steam, heart, bubbles, lightbulb, curse and questionmark.
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Step 4: Leave the panel checked if you want to keep the color or uncheck it and a new random color will be generated when you click "Make this Comic Strip." To choose different eyes and mouths, click on the one you want to change and select whichever you want from the scrolling list. They are numbered to help you find ones you know you like. (Using Internet Explorer, or just want to keep things random? Use the Random Interface!)
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Step 5: Don't forget to title it and take credit!
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Step 6: Generate your comic strip!
or Start Fresh!

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DEVELOPMENT NOTES: Blog at http://comicomaticdeveloper.wordpress.com

Programming by Margo Burns
Art by Nina Paley