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Megatokyo's Piro is out of his depth.

I have always been of the opinion that Fred Gallagher, alias Piro, is a cartoonist working beyond his own abilities. He's better at drawing clothing than making his characters' faces look unique, laying out his pages, or writing. Unless the girls he draws have bangs, they all have the same exact widow's peak as every one of his male characters. He is incapable of keeping to his own self-imposed 3 page a week schedule. His hard copy collections have gone through 3 volumes and 2 publishers without him fixing the DPI settings so his line work doesn't look jagged and roughly digitized.

His most recent material, complete with a page that went up late, then was taken down, promised to be up by three days later, and then replaced by something completely different which was also late, and is now promised to be fixed and back up some five days after it was supposed to be done.

Then look at the confused layouts he's been using during this time. There's action going on in a single room throughout most of this, and the guy can't make it seem like what's taking place is at all related. And when he does effect something akin to a relation between these various happenstances in a single damn room, the page ends up feeling even more cramped than his affected overlays felt otherwise.

Also, he doesn't know how to clearly indicate who's speaking amidst all this clutter.

And he does this for a living.


I should be making money. But I'd be too embarassed to be getting paid for what I can do right now. Why do people pay for this sort of thing?

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