Saturday, September 29, 2012

Doomsday, My Dear

I make a promise and I deliver! Ha ha! So let's get on with it, shall we?

I'll admit, I was a little unsure about this one at first, but it has grown on me. I think that I've seen links to this around on that fabulous little invention that recently came out called the internets, but what really made me interested was a particular page set that was floating around tumblr showing off the wonderful pacing of one of the scenes, which I will get to soon enough.

So: Doomsday, My Dear, a webcomic by Cami Woodruff. I'm a sucker for post-apocalyptic stories. I think most of the appeal lies in the utter shake up of the current system, and because I'm a rebellious young punk, I tend to like such things. I'm not quite sure if Doomsday, My Dear exactly qualifies as post-apocalyptic, but there are a lot of similar elements with the genre that the story touches upon to kind of qualify.
 

Friday, September 28, 2012

Official Updates!

Hey there guys! Fancy meeting you here, eh? Well! Fear not, the next update shall be tomorrow, Saturday, September 28, 2012, and it will be filled with all of the webcomics goodness and quality writing that you have come to expect from me. That said, I am also moving updates officially to Fridays, because Friday is the magical day of the week when the illusion of free time seems to be more powerful than on any other day of the week. So check back tomorrow! Toodles!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Fan Comics: Sassy Gay Hawke

I'm a big fan of Bioware games, as I have probably made clear way back when in June when I talked about afan comic for Mass Effect. Well, surprise, surprise, I'm also a fan of the Dragon Age series. I found this little gem by Jakface a while back. It's entitled “Sassy Gay Hawke- Fenris Edition- Part 1.”

What I love about this comic is that it not only takes the Dragon Age series and pokes fun at it, but it combines it with the concept behind some funny youtube videos, which you should really watch before you read the comic, because that would just make the reference that much better. And although in the title it clearly states that this is Part 1, I have as of yet been unable to locate Part 2.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Ok, I Lied...

Next update is Friday, I promise.

Today's a Day

So, I was going to write about another webcomic today, by the name of Doomsday, My Dear, but due to college and time constraints, I will have to hold off, either until next week, or (if you're lucky and reaaaally nice to me) this Friday. But fear not! I will update today! It's just that what I will update with shall be a surprise. So stick with me and check back in a few hours. See ya around!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Death Mask: Act I: The Research, part 1

I think that I've now sufficiently covered the concept for my graphic novel. After I spent a lot of time thinking about the story and the characters and the kind of world that they lived in, some two years had passed. In that time I also did some concept art and some illustrations for Death Mask, among other things. But it wasn't until this summer that I really set a goal for myself and began some of the hardest work for the project.

So, before I could sit down to work on the script, I had to do some research. Research is a very important step, especially when writing and portraying a world that I do not live in, and thus do not know intimately. To make it easier on myself I could have picked the US as the setting. True, it still would have been in the future, but such projections are easier to make when you are familiar with the present culture. But no, I went with a culture that was considerably different from what I know.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Escape from Planet Nowhere

I think that I read more fantasy comics than any other genre. Certainly I've read some pretty good science fiction comics, but I haven't yet found that one comic that I can yet proclaim, yes, definitely, this is my absolute favorite. So the search continues!

That said, I have found another sci-fi comic that I really enjoyed, Escape from Planet Nowhere. Created by Otis Frampton, Escape from Planet Nowhere follows a badass soldier in his attempts to get off of New Toledo, an ocean-less missionary colony (as in, another planet. In spaaaaaace!) that has come under attack by giant robots.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

News!

If anyone ever said that going to college for engineering was a grand ol' time with very little work and lots of free time, then they were lying! So, because I currently find myself in this position, I will be posting only once a week, on Wednesdays.

I know, I know, it's disappointing, but I've gotsta get my edumacation. I will alternate weeks with posts of some superb webcomics that I have found on my journeys throughout the interwebs and posts about my own comicking adventures.

So see you this Wednesday as I discuss yet another excellent comic worth reading.