Knights of the Dinner Table is the award-winning comic focusing on the
hilarious gaming misadventures of a group of players in Muncie, Indiana. They
represent a gamut of people we’ve all known at the table (though personally deny
being)! Their adventures are often hauntingly familiar and a humorous
reminiscence because, like it or not, we’ve all shared similar experiences.
KoDT #1 TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Lair of the Gazebo
- Is it the most dangerous monster ever...?
- A Question of Honor
- Brian doesn't take well to accusations of cheating.
- By the Book
- B.A.'s home-brewed rules disrupt the 'sanctity of dragons.'
- Attack of the Rules Lawyer
- A rule's a rule - depending on who you ask.
- Let the Dice Fall Where They May
- The Knights find an unexpected shortcut to dungeon level two.
- The Farmer Wars
- The Knights try Farmer: the Role-Playing Game.
- The Wonderful GaryCon Adventure
- The Knights travel to GaryCon '94.
- Diminishing Returns
- B.A. mixes the HackMaster and Warmace systems - with surprising
- Plea for Help
- The Knights talk about the next issue and request gamer
- Editorial: History of the Group by Jolly R. Blackburn
- Who's Who in the Group
36 pages, b&w
About this PDF: Issues 1-3 of Knights of the Dinner Table
were created at the dawn of the digital age when “paste ups”, “camera ready
art”, and stripping film were still mainstream practices in print production.
These comics were laid out and lettered digitally but were subsequently laser
printed for Jolly to finalize the comic by manually inking in the eyes and
facial expressions. This became the “camera ready art” which the printer
photographed to create the negatives that were then etched into the plates that
reproduced the image in the web press. The final product (if you can find one of
these issues today) shows a marked decrease in quality, especially given the
fact that it was produced on rough newsprint almost fifteen years ago.
When we compiled these issues in Bundle of Trouble Volume One, we had moved
to a completely digital workflow that necessitated reconstructing the layout and
reworking all of the images as computer files instead of manual inking. We also
updated the typography and other presentation details to be consistent with our
We did, however, retain the camera-ready art for these issues. It is from
these masters, tucked away in archival plastic for a dozen years, that the PDFs
were scanned. While not “direct to PDF”, these are the truest versions available
and far superior to any printed issue.
You can also get these Knights of the Dinner Table strips in the print
of Trouble volume 01! Note that the Bundles of Trouble contain only the KoDT
strips themselves, not the additional features and articles that originally
appeared in the magazine.