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johnny optimism, medical, humor, sick, jokes, boy, wheelchair, doctors, hospital, stilton jarlsberg, pirate, eye donor, aye-aye, AI, 3D

...which is not to be confused with an "AI" donor, even though it gives me a segue (barely) to share some high-tech fun.

I've recently been experimenting with an AI image generator that uses sketches as a model for more polished art. And so I've been plugging in some friends from Johnny's world to see what they might look like in real life...

This is fun stuff to play with, but I definitely prefer (and will keep using) the good old black-and-white line art. For one thing, it's easier to mix and match characters. Also, considering the frequently horrific things that happen in this webcomic it's more fun to see obvious cartoon characters instead of suffering human beings. Reality already gives us more than enough of that.

Want to try this technology yourself? You'll find it at and you can generate 200 images a month for free. And I'm not an affiliate or anything - I just like sharing fun toys.