Blinky here is my answer to “what would a fantasy world version of a print shop look like?” Printing presses could be a thing in the world of Foxes & Boxes, I haven’t decided, really. But! Here’s a fun solution for now. Very Flintstones, I know (“It’s a living!”).
I hate to admit this, but I’ve been in Fox’s spot a few times in my life as an indie creator. Misteaks hapnn.
Thanks again to my pal Steve Jencks for designing the Foxes & Boxes logo for me. It might look like I’m making fun of it here, but I’m not–just poking fun at the name I came up with for this crazy comic. Trivia: at one point, this comic was almost called Fox & Boxes, but I liked how Foxes & Boxes sounded more. I also wasn’t planning on using the comic name for the guild name at the start either.
Foxes & Boxes – 30
Narrator: And so…
A path leads to a building, the sign says Blinky’s Copies.
Fox is inside the building and slaps a piece of paper onto the counter. Blinky, a green, floating being with multiple arms and eyes is behind the counter.
Fox: Copy this!
Blinky gets to work making Fox’s copies.
Narrator: And so!
Fox: The ads are ready!
Fox holds up a copy of their guild ad for Boxes.
Boxes looks over the ad.
Boxes: This isn’t right!
A view of the ad. It has the Foxes & Boxes logo with the text, “Adventurer Guild” “We’ll do anything!” “Cheap!” “Satisfaction guaranteed?” and “No refunds.”
Boxes: Our names should be possessive!
Boxes: This is just a test copy right?
Fox stands in front of a pile of boxes filled with copies of the ad.
Fox: Don’t worry about it!
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