Sequential Underground #83 – Comedy vs. Tragedy

Sequential Underground

Hosts:
Shawn Atkins and Nick Marino

Guest:
Brian John Mitchell

Show Notes:
Brian asks: “What comes easier to you… writing comedy or writing tragedy?”

Shawn finds writing comedy much easier. He can improvise the jokes in his comics while he’s drawing the story, but he needs to plan his drama out ahead of time.

Nick is also drawn to comedy. He has to make conscious decisions to include serious moments in his stories whereas writing comedy just flows naturally.

But Brian defaults to tragedy instead of comedy. For him, writing a serious script takes only a fraction of the time that it takes to write a funny one.

So… what about you?

3 Responses to “Sequential Underground #83 – Comedy vs. Tragedy”


  1. 1 Jared

    I’m going off the top of my head here but I recall Nelly’s band aid was a sign of solidarity for a relative who was in prison.

    It’s funny you guys were talking about Nelly, Shawn and I were discussing him and his new Honey Nut Cheerio commerical a few weeks ago on Figure It Out.

  2. 2 nick marino

    Well I don’t think it’s a coincidence… Shawn was the one who brought Nelly up!!!

    Shawn, what’s your deal??? Do you have some kind of Nelly agenda going on here?!?? Are you secretly paving the way for Nelly’s historic comeback? I smell a Nelly conspiracy.

  3. 3 Carrie

    I’m a tramody person myself, but I kind of have a twisted sense of humor so…

    @Shawn: OMG your baby sounds so cute! So jealous. The sound of MY kids is: “Mom. Mom. Mom. John’s plugging his ears again. Mom.” “Cathy stop talking!” “Wha?? MOM! MOM! MOM!”

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