Monday, December 17, 2007

Episode 6: The Godgnome

Ah yes, amidst the hell my professors like to refer to as "Final Week", which apparently encompasses not just the week of finals but the last week of classes leading up to it as well, I have produced a new comic. Yeah, last week was a sleep deprived 3D modeling hell for me. Luckily, doing this comic cheers me up and is my way of blowing off some steam. But enough of my angsty rambling.

This is a concept my brother, Donkers (in real life), came up with a while back when we thought, "Wouldn't it be awesome to have a gnome be the biggest crime boss in Azeroth?" Then we thought, "What if that gnome was Donkers?" And then we thought, "But yeah, Donkers shouldn't get his hands dirty with the grunt work. He needs some hired hands...but what creature is a fitting thug for a crime lord of Azeroth?" The real Donkers then came up with our solution, the majestic Boomkin. Since I started this comic, I've been nagged to use the Boomkin plot, so here it is.

Part of my inspiration for this plot line/character development also comes from Penny Arcade. They had a shirt at one time, spoofing "The Godfather" with the "The Goldfarmer". So you can see how my mind works. Before you know it, Donkers was having people offed and driving through the streets of Stormwind with the The Sopranos Theme playing in the background. At least in my mind.

Long story short, this isn't the last we've seen of the Godgnome. Stay tuned, after this week I'm off on winter break so more comics should be flowing soon.

Let's see, I woke up this morning, gotta get myself a gun.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Episode 5: On In Game Protests...

So my guilt finally got the best of me and I finally made a new comic. Oh yeah #5. So the theme is a few weeks too late. Yeah I know. For the WoW layman, a couple members of the Shaman class started protesting the proposed changes to their class, among other things, in the latest patch to hit WoW. I came up with the plot back then, just never made it. Well here it is. I still think it's apt. Sums up my views on in game protests. Not to piss off the shaman community any more than necessary, but come on. There have got to be better things to do with your time. When I read that a group of shamans decided to roll new characters on a server that were anything but shamans, I was just a bit sad(der) for the WoW community. Then I realized they probably saw themselves like hippies in a commune fighting Big Blizz. The whole concept greatly amuses me. Now before I piss someone off, I do realize shamans have some legit issues. But acting immature and yelling as loud as you can is not the way to get what you want. Now sadly, changes were made and I have a bad feeling the WoW community may end up thinking this is the way to go to get what they want. Seriously guys, stop, think, go outside.

Of course we'll see how my tune changes if hunter's ever get a nerf that bad...

Hopefully I'll get you guys another comic by next week. No promises, but I hate letting you guys down. So stay tuned.

Until next time, sugar will kill you.

Where did all the comics go?

Sooo, my apologies for the lack of a new comic over all of last month. Can't say when the next one is coming, but hopefully soon. I am swamped right now with school work for finals, but hopefully that'll ease up soon. I have some ideas floating around, now I just need the time to make the comic. Hopefully I'll have one soon. Thanks for bearing with me and stay tuned.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Episode 4: Shocking Developments

Boy, you people are lucky for my insomnia or you'd have one less comic to read. Once again, I couldn't sleep so I made another comic to pass the time. So the events in today's strip are true to the real life events of my day yesterday. When pulling a plug out of the wall, I felt the wonderful little jolt that let's you know you were a dumbass and just electrocuted yourself. I like to tell people I got electrocuted instead of zapped. Sounds like my life was more in danger than it really was.

Unlike my digital self, I didn't check for superpowers right away. First thing I did involved alot of swearing. Shortly after, the thought occurred to me that I may have new and astounding powers. After all my arm was tingling and my heart felt different. Sadly, no powers. I did all the quick tests I could think of. Saying taglines, flicking my wrist, snapping my fingers, wiggling my nose, even using Norse runes as a medium from which to summon the elemental powers of electricity. But like my digital self, bupkiss/fart noises.

Oh, and this is how Donkers will look the rest of the comic, unless I decide on a costume change. More stuff with him as I come up with plots for him. My work load has freed up a bit, but no guarantees on when you'll get another comic. I can't be tied down baby.

Well, I'm off to see if I'll any better luck with radiation fallout. Later.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Episode 3: Not that there's anything wrong with that

Yay, trilogy status. One more til mini-series!

So I posted this one, mainly cause I wanted to get something up. You'll notice there are a couple issues with its structure. Most notable is that this was done all in game, no photoshopping here folks. Hence why Disgraph's costume is different. Yep, that's me in game. I had a couple screens lying around and while laying in bed at 2 in the morning in a futile effort to sleep, I realized i could put these together into comic form. Structural and continuity problems aside (yes I have a bit of perfectionist in me) it's still a pretty damn hilarious comic imo.

Fyi, I'm swamped with work this week, so if you get another comic, it won't be until the end of the week. Which is a shame though. I have a couple ideas lying around I want to do, but I simply don't have time. Damn.

So this comic also introduces my brother's character, Donkers the Mage. Our collaboration on this was about 50/50. Eventually you'll see how this strip doesn't really fit with his character. But I do like to knock characters down a peg. Donkers will become a full time character down the road, I just have to wait for him to sop crying.

Oh and for people who don't play WoW, the Tiger face over Disgraph is the casting animation for Aspect of the Cheetah, a skill that makes the character run faster, for those quick escapes.

I here there's a devil down in georgia, so I'm off to deal with that. Later.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Epsidoe 2: Talent Idea-Bear Pajamas

Guess I don't really have a whole lot to say here. Really just happy to have an actual series on my hands now. Well, not quite. A little franchise right now. I guess the next comic will make it a trilogy and when I hit four, I'll actually be able to claim it as a full blown series, even if it will be going through the awkward stages of puberty complete with voice crackings and wondering why I like girls suddenly. But I digress. You should probably just start to expect that...

As for the comic itself, this actually was an idea I had for a new hunter talent in Wrath of the Lich King (WotLK). Although I doubt it's worth a whole talent spec to get, I think it would be a neat little spell. Not a game breaker, but just to give hunter's something new to play with. The hat is optional btw. This comic also gave me an opening for an ongoig feature where I come up with other talents and lampoon my own ideas. All in due time. It also gave me two new characters, Comedy Relief Gnome (CRG) and the troll, who I have affectionately named Trollierthanthough.

Well that's it til next comic. Guess I did have a lot to say....

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Episode 1: Firefighting

So here it is, the first episode of The Adventures of Disgraph T. Dwarf. Actually, it's based off what I thought I read last night night playing World of Warcraft (from this point all referred to as WoW). Currently, and for those of you who play WoW please forgive me for the explanation, the Hallow's End event, ie Halloween, is going on and the Headless Horseman is burning down the lowbie towns. One of the quests is to put out the fires. So much like my virtual self, I swore I read that I had to throw orphans on the fires. What a great idea for a comic. Yeah, this is what happens late at night after a day of work for me. At least you get to profit off my madness.

Oh and the line the kid is saying as he's thrown in the flames is an actual quote from the Horseman's attack (sans the throwing). I dunno, but that just struck me as a tad morbid on Blizzard's part...and yet it got a chuckle out of me.

Til I get the motivation for the next comic, Disgraph out! Why does just saying that burn me to the soul...