Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Evil Scarecrow

I figured the scarecrow would be a perfect fit for my more artistic style.
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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Richard Dean Anderson (SG-1)

This is the sketch I was talking about in the Superman sketch post. RDA has a unique appearance to begin with but I'm not just having problems here, it's in anything I do in a more "realistic" approach.

I'm working on it.

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Monday, April 27, 2009


This is a few weeks old, I just forgot to post it. After looking at this and the Richard Dean Anderson sketch (I'll post it later) I realize I've gotta work on drawing better mouths.

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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Facing Off

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Friday, April 24, 2009

Cloudy Picture

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Pool of Tranquility

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Lake of Fire

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Friday, April 17, 2009


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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Review: Zuda Roundup April '09

This shocking exposé will reveal the truth behind the celebrity penguin and his not-so-family-oriented life.

Penguin is one fucking hilarious webcomic. I especially loved the scene of the Penguin snorting coke and fucking his groupies. 

The art, on the other hand, was less than spectacular.

You can think of it as a romantic comedy with a macabre twist, or a werewolf story without the werewolves.

This is a really good (and really funny) webcomic. I loved reading it... but it doesn't feel like it belongs on Zuda. It feels like a better fit for the Sunday papers.

Pirate turned detective, Smitty, PIRATE EYE, will solve any case for a HEFTY FEE. This latest case will test him, uncover an ancient mystery, and reveal his bloodline holds secrets, even from himself.

He's called a "Pirate Eye" because he's a pirate detective but all we see in the 8-page story is a detective dressed like a pirate. The Asian stereotypes turned me off too.


Too many pretty colors, not enough... anything else. Maybe if this were a cartoon on Nickelodeon or something it might be different... as a webcomic I wasn't really impressed.

When Alyra Daniels’ brother gets killed in front of her, her life changed. Now she has to face the ancient powerful group of beings, known as the Sins of Chaos.

Daemon Brethren is a decent story but I didn't like the way the "good guys" were able to figure out without any reasonable explanation that the "bad guy" of the story was "just a pawn." That and the over-use of airbrushes in the art were a turn off.

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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Review: Spy6teen (Zuda)

Cally Calhoon wants to be the model high school student, but that’s not easy when her after school job is with a secret government unit called The Quad! Hi-Spy espionage before the first bell rings!


Spy6teen felt pretty average until I saw the twist at the end... It's still not the best comic of the month, but it's pretty damn good.

I love when comics blend character, action and plot and present it with some nice art. Spy6teen has all of that. The stylish art emphasizes the action almost perfectly. There's some great character designs in here as well.

The part that felt "average" (at least at first) was the writing. I was expecting a campier story, and to be honest it felt a little camp for the most part. But the solid blending of character, plot and action helped me to overlook all that. 

Overall, Spy6teen is a solid webcomic with a little bit of everything. It's definitely worth checking out and I wouldn't mind reading more, should it win this month's competition.

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Friday, April 10, 2009

Review: Myth (Zuda)

A tenacious orphan returns from a fallen kingdom of fantasy with a giant at his side. Together, the two set out to battle evil in both the realm of adults and the supernatural.


What would happen if Sin City had a love child with Calvin and Hobbs? They'd have a little webcomic baby named 'Myth'

The artistic style of Myth looks like it was ripped straight from Calvin and Hobbs. On top of that, the main character is a young boy about Calvin's age. And judging by the synopsis and the last few pages, they've replaced Hobbs with a "giant." 

The twisted nature of the story about a boy abandoned by his parents only to be chained to a wall in an old couple's basement like a prisoner mixed with the black and white/greyscale art also reminded me of the Sin City movie (never read the comic.)

All of this is blended flawlessly into an amazing webcomic with plenty of action and plot. The pacing is smooth (and fast) with a couple of "holy fuck!" moments thrown in for good measure.

The overall for this comic is "nearly perfect." The fact that it's not my prefered genre didn't stop me from loving every page.

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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Star Stream: Characters

Some concept art for Star Stream.

This is Dishon and the little guy is his first lieutenant. They'll be around for a good part of chapter 2 and maybe longer...

One more note, the little triggers on their swords are for the blaster function :)

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Review: Mecha-Simian (Zuda)

Last survivor of a war ravaged planet, last warrior of a dead race, trapped in a robotic replica of his own destroyed body, he is Mecha-Simian - cyborg monkey space-trooper!


Mecha-Simian isn't bad for a cliche saturday morning cartoon presented in webcomic form...

I don't know what to say about the concept of this comic, except it's just silly. It's not bad and it's definitely interesting to read, but not enough to make me wanna come back to it. Again, I'm not necessarily saying the comic is bad.

The idea of a cyborg space-monkey flying around in his talking ship is kinda funny by itself. Unfortunately, the actual comic probably suffers from trying too hard to be funnier than it is. That's probably because of the approach of trying to be deliberately cliche.

The light-hearted hero battles dozens of droids, a mad scientist and a diabolical warlord, gets captured and manages to escape just in the nick of time thanks to the villain wasting time trying to give a speech...

What makes this comic a little better than others who have tried this is the art. What made me think of Saturday morning cartoons, more than anything, was the art. It's action-packed, dynamic and full of life. It's easily the best part of this comic.

Overall: I really wouldn't mind sitting down and reading through 50 or 60 pages of this comic as long as it was already there to read. But the idea of waiting for new installments doesn't sound like something I'd be interested in.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Review: "Intergalactic Law: Grey Squad" (Zuda)

In a galaxy where corruption doesn’t retire, Detective Janet Moore arrives at her latest assignment: Grey Squad, a sleepy, out of the way precinct where aging cops are sent to end their careers.


What have I always wanted from a webcomic space adventure, you ask? A drug dealing Space-Granny! ...seriously, this is one wacky fucking webcomic.

Intergalactic Law is filled with some very interesting characters. The lead character, Detective Moore, May be the only normal one... (That would be the cyborg female that was apparently bred for the sole purpose of being a cop.) 

The pacing of the story is a hybrid webcomic/comic strip. Each page can be read as a "gag-of-the-week" but there's also an over-arcing theme of a young hardliner detective being stationed in a precinct full of older cops nearing retirement. On top of that, every case seems to involve someone from the "retirement home" (see "drug dealing grannies")

It's not just the wild story that I like. The art is damn good. The more alien character designs go from simple near-human with blue skin to giant walking boars (or something similar) 

There are only two things that bothered me. The first was the lettering. It's cluttered and a little difficult to read in a few places. Secondly, we never get to see anything outside of the precinct's office area... I would've loved to see this crazy retirement community where all of these elderly criminals come from (AGAIN, see "drug dealing grannies") Neither complaint was big enough to have any real impact on my opinion of the comic though, I still loved it.

Intergalactic Law is overall a fantastic webcomic. Period. End of story.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Review: Earthbuilders (Zuda)

Their mission is to make barren planets hospitable for mankind... but in a frozen colony called New Sapmi lays a mysterious force that not even the resourceful Earthbuilders are ready for.


Looks like the April competition on Zuda has a lot of SciFi Space Adventures... and that's fine with me. 

The first one is Earthbuilders. This comic does almost everything right. It doesn't do it "the best" but it does do it right. At least, everything but the sphincter jokes. 

After seeing the starship on the first page I was kinda hoping to see some space battles. The ship and vehicle designs are pretty good. There's a familiar feel to them, but they also manage to stay unique enough that you aren't reminded of other scifi stories.

The other aspects of the art are just as good. There were a few places where the facial expressions bugged me, but other than that the comic looks really good.

The story itself does a great job of drawing you into the world (or in this case worlds?) these characters live in and a few of the characters even get a little backstory thrown in. You walk away with a good feel for what's going on. The fact that there's a little action thrown in is a plus.

The only complaint I had (aside from the completely unnecessary sphincter jokes) was the dialogue. It wasn't that it was over-the-top cliche, it's more that it just felt a little flat. It's fine when the characters say what they have to say to advance the story, but the "personality through dialogue" aspects felt a little forces.

Overall it's a fun story to read. It's deffinetly different for a space adventure, and not in a bad way. 

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Saturday, April 4, 2009

Scarlet Witch

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Friday, April 3, 2009

Soldiers From Two Temples

Two new characters join the series! A Templar and a Buddhist Monk! But are they on the same side? Only time will tell!

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Thursday, April 2, 2009

The Bullet Catcher

Just when that Punk (I know) thought he'd won!

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Cad Bane

The one and only - Cad Bane. I finally got to see the Clone Wars season finale yesterday... This new character (Cad bane) is absolutely phenomenal!

The episode itself was one of the best of the show so far. Mostly because of Cad Bane and the fact that the bad guys actually win one. Bane runs the operation with surgical precision... it was a lot of fun to watch.

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Spider-Man Colors

Here's an alternate version of the Spider-Man pencils. It's incomplete... and probably always will be.

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