Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Episode 30: Notes From Northrend

Happy New Year's!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Time to dust off the website

Just a quick announcement to anyone who may still follow this site (lack of updates...) that Disgraph will be returning this Wed with new comics.

If you follow the blog at all, you'll notice the reason I haven't been updating is simple. When the pre-Wrath patch dropped, it borked my model viewer something fierce. For the record, I use the Model Viewer for Mac and run an old g5 iMac, so the working Windows version isn't really an option to me at the moment. So after struggling with ways to get the WMV back, I've given up on that for now.

In the mean time I'll be posting some filler work with screen from in game (shudder). Why didn't I do that sooner? Well....I really didnt want to lower myself to that point. I at least wanted some work to go into the strip artistically, even if was just some slightly more elaborate photoshopping.

But for now, that will be a stopgap until I can get things back on track. Did someone mention hand drawn....well....we'll see....

Check back Wednesday!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Episode 29: Sorry About the Clip Show

Post coming later. My Model Viewer is still down, but damn it, I'm putting something up. Hopefully the fact that its three pages instead of one makes up for it. Sorry for the massive image. Enjoy.

Holy Crap, An Update!

So Model View is still borked for me. However it is also the one year anniversary of this comic, so damn it I'm putting something up. The comic is under way now and will be up this evening probably around 8:30. Cya then!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


So I promised a comic. I had it all ready to go. Script was written, background screens were taken. I booted up the Model Viewer to get my characters and...crash. Tried again. And Crash. And so on and so forth. A quick trip to the internet reveals that yesterday's patch not only screwed up the servers royally, it also broke the WoW Model Viewer. God damn it! Here and I am trying to get back on track and this shit happens.

And it gets a little worse for me. I run on a Mac, so I use an already buggy version of the model viewer because it has not been supported since 2006 when the the pre-TBC patch hit. So, while I'm sure the windows version will be fixed, I am up the creek without a paddle.

Luckily I've been working on alternatives and now am just gonna have to redouble me efforts. Sorry guys, I really wanted to have a comic up today. I'm pissed that things turned out this way, we me having nothing to do with it. Stay tuned for updates on how I'm doing.

The Adventures of Disgraph T. Dwarf will return, I swear it.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

End of the Hiatus

Haha, no its not right now. Sorry guys, I've been more than a little distracted with the comic as far as work and school and RL stuff. Let me put it this way...its really hard to be funny when your in a deep dark pit of depression.

Good news though, I'm out of it and back to work on the comics. Sorry, no update this week, but next week 10/15, we're back and on track. Hopefully I can even build up a buffer so this whole delay crap can stop once and for all. Its really not fair to you guys.

Disgraph's Laundry List of Things To Do:
-Get back to making comics
-Update my software. The Model Viewer I'm using right now for mac sucks and i'm the process of hunting down alternatives. Also I want a working Map Viewer so I dont have to take screens in game. Sadly working off a Mac makes these things a little harder
-Rework the website with a better layout and archive system

I'd also like to thank everyone who has put up with me and Cru and Fargo for saying such nice things about me. Aren't they sweet?

So next week, I come roaring back with a vengeance. 100% Promise

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Episode 29: In progress

Sorry folks, but i can almost guarantee it wont be up before i'm on my way to work tomorrow. Way to much stuff going on in RL right now. But I promise to have something up by thurs morning, so check in then. I have the script done, just got to put pictures to words. Cya soon.

Oh, and <3 Fargo of Flintlocke fame. As I hoped, really cool guy. He said nice things in the comments about the flintlocke comic. Thanks Fargo!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Episode 28: Disgraph Vs. The Flintlocke

OMG topical content! The world of WoW webcomics (such as it is) was shattered last week when it learned of the returnof one it's founders back to the scene. That's right, Flintlocke of Flintlocke's Guide to Azeroth is back with a new set of adventures. Say hello to Flintlocke Vs. The Horde (also the inspiration for the title of today's comic...if you didnt get that little joke).

As much as I do love Flintlocke, I must admit I'm a little torn about his return. Not the comic's themselves. The new ones have been pretty good so far. No, more about having another dumb-dwarf based WoW comic in the arena. Now granted, I've always drawn comparisons between Disgraph and Flintlocke since I started working on this comic. I won't lie, they are kinda similar, a fact I pointed back in episode 19 when I refer to Disgraph as a lame Flintlocke. Err, I mean the internet refers to Disgraph as a lame Flintlocke....yeah thats...better? My own thoughts aside, many of the comments I read about WoW webcomics seem to lament the loss of Flintlocke. I have to admit that hurts a bit, because I do try to be funny and make a name, but I just brush it off as they are stupid internet types.

So onto this comic. Disgraph's thoughts in the first and second panel very much mirror my own. I like to imagine I'm in competition with some of the other names out there like Dark Legacy and Flintlocke, but I think I'm still just a blip on the radar at this point. And after saying that....

I just want to make clear that by mentioning Flintlocke and using his image in my comic, I'm not trying to piggy back on Flintlocke's success, hoping some of that popularity might rub off on me. No, the reason I mention Flintlocke is two fold. The first is that I think Flintlocke's success provides me with an excellent contrast to Disgraph's...not success. This comic played out very differently from how I first imagined, but I'm very happy with it. I think the high school popularity contest thing is a fitting metaphor for the way things are. The second reason I mention Flintlocke is because I'm happy he's back. As limited as my reader base may be at this point, I like to think I can help spread the word a bit. I'm always happy to have another good webcomic to read, especially one the caliber of Flintlocke and I'm happy Dave "Fargo" Kosak is back. Whenever I parody another comic in my own, it will always be as an act of respect. As much as I would like to be a "popular" webcomic, i would rather be a funny and honorable one.

Well, thats it for now. Stay tuned this week, cause I might throw up another Flintlocke related short comic by the weekend, just to get it all out my system.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Episode 27: Running on Moon Fuel

And after an extended hiatus, we're back. Sorry guys, that took a lot longer then expected. Basically, I've been swamped at work and have not had the time I normally have to put up a comic. But we're back on schedule and ready to roll. Enjoy. I was laughing half the time when working on this one, so I hope its good. There's only one panel I dont like, but I'll live. Promise next week's update will be on time. Sorry for the delay guys and glad to be back. But hey, at least Dark Legacy was on hiatus for two weeks too, so I don't feel that bad....

Well, until next week, my spoon is too big

What is going on here?

Long story short. I have been swamped with work and have not had the free time to work on comics. Sorry. But that ends...tomorrow. I will not be updating today, but I promise a comic will be up tomorrow. Check in then. Sorry for the constant delays. Its stops tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

No comic this week

Sorry guys, I have like, no time this week. I'll post a short little one frame thing tomorrow night, but no full comic. Sorry. I'll have up next week when things start to settle down for me.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


Check back for a new comic thursday. Something will be up.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Episode 26: Majestic Belly Fat

Ah yes, embarrassing WoW moments. Kinda fun coming with the ideas. Sorry for them being a bit late. Had a late start to my day. That, and i've been really lazy the past few days. Don't judge me!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Episode 25: The Lovable Captain Scraps

And we are back to our normal schedule of hilarity and nonsense. My writer's motivation is back and ready to roll. I actually had a few other scripts written, but I was so motivated I said screw you to those scripts and wrote a new one. I've been wanting to something with hunter pets for a while but simply havent come up with a good story six panels long. I liked the idea of Disgraph having to do real life pet care on his own pets, so I decided to just roll with that. And hilarity ensues.

Let's see, where does the inspiration come from here. Probably part my own dog, a bit from Christmas Vacation, and a bit from this clip of Aquateen Hunger Force. Warning, it is Aquateen, so the link may be offensive to some people. I find the episode hilarious, if not more than a bit disturbing. But I try not to borrow too much from other sources. Even if part of me wants to make a running gag out of Donkers and Cpt. Scraps special relationship.

Well, until next week, I'll be floating along some Black Water. <3 the Doobie Brothers

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Filler 1: Disgraph Finds A Stick

So I didnt quite have to motivation to do a full comic, but I did this little one instead. Not quite as many laughs per frame as my normal work, but at least you get a good chuckle right? Normal comic next week. You'll probably see more these when I get slow about a comic idea. Just quick easy laughs.


Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Episode 24: Talent Ideas 2 - Crippling Changes

So a bit of fun here with WotLK talent ideas. I did something similar back in the 2nd episode. So consider the continuation of the series. There will probably be more to come.

I'd like to thank guildmate Woulf for the rogue talent. The description is completely his doing and I thought it was brilliant. I'd also like to thank the WoW forum community for continuing to be a cesspool of idiots and idiots with close minded opinions. 100% honest when I tell you I didnt have to change that forum SS one bit...

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Episode 23: WoW TV

Howdy folks. First things first. Sorry for the late upload. There was just no way I was gonna get this comic up on Wed. Just too much going on for me right now. Had a nice long 13 hour day on Tues when I normally sit down and do my comic work and just didn't have the time before work yesterday to finish. But hey, its up and you got a bit of filler "art" yesterday.

I was actually rather amused by the little delay announcement. You might be surprised/saddened by the amount of time I spend laughing at my own comics sometimes. But come on, rocket bears are pretty funny, in an absurd kinda way. I think one would be enough to scare Stephen Colbert anyway. . I had originally intended to use that one piece for a placeholder every time I was late in putting up a comic, but they are so easy to make, I'm just gonna make a nice reserve stash for whenever I need one. Give you folks something new and amusing each time I mess up the updates. Plus, its an excuse for me to leave it one the site.

So as for the comic, just a little parody of that show Punk'd. I'm sure people will be quick to draw comparisons between and the family guy clip, "Kicked in the Nuts". Well, I did anyway. For the record, its a parody of Punk'd, not Family Guy. I actually came up with the idea in game. Want a fun time? If you have a hunter, go down to tanaris and plant a snake trap in front of Horde flight master. When the unsuspecting hordeling lands, BOOM, Snake Trapped in the face! Its amusing to watch that brief wtf moment. Give it a try. Doesn't aggro guards either.

Well, off to do things. Maybe get a head start on next week's comic while I'm in "work" mode. So stop by next week when this comic hits Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger and Around the World

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Work In Progress

Episode 23

Episode 23 is under construction as I type. It will most likely be up thursday, if not earlier. I have my doubts it will be done before I go to work. Check back then!

EDIT: Episode 23 is now up, and just one day late!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Episode 22: March of the Dwarf

Well, here we go. Little later getting up the comic then I wanted it to be, but hey its up. Sweet. Inspiration for the comic comes from a guildie and I talking about how cool it would be to have Morgan Freeman narrate your WoW life, and thus a comic is born. Now someone go make this mod. It could read off your combat log or something like that. I dont know, I'm not a programmer.

Well, back to other things. I can actually play WoW for fun now. Sweet! Peace guy.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Episode 21: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Typical claim that a post will come later

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

This Week's Update CANCELLED

UPDATE: Soooooo my new ISP is being a bitch and not letting me log into WoW even after I upgraded the god damed service. What this means for the comic? No backgrounds. I racked my brain trying to come up with an idea I could do with a non-WoW backdrop but came up empty. At this point, I'm just gonna let it go and have an update by next Wed. Sorry guys. Ireally hate doing this.

Old Post:
Yeah that pretty much says it all. I'm fighting some tech issues in my new place and at the moment cannot log into WoW. Check back tomorrow for a status update/possible comic.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Episode 20: It's Not Gay if it's Ghey

More elaborate post to come later. Just throwing it out there, this isn't meant to offend anyone's preferences of beliefs. The only people it should offend are idiots who call everything gay...constantly calling everything gay...ugh. They can do DIAF.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Episode 19: Looking For More

Sweet, new character time. For a while now I felt like the comic needed some kind of female presence and I'm not really the type to subtly introduce a new character into my strips. I'm looking forward to some of the plots I have planned for Shari. See if you can figure out what her name means!

Update was a little late today, sorry for that. Got held up waiting for possible cameos from some of my guildies. Oh well. At least its up. Have a good rest of your week guys and gals. Cya next time.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Episode 18: Limbo Time

There we go. A tad on the late side, by about three days, but its up. Yeah yeah, I know. I'm sorry. There were a couple issues with getting it up on Wed and as the week went on I kept running out of time. Now don't get me wrong, I like this comic, but I did take a couple short not really using backgrounds. I didn't really have the time/feel like making a normal one. I know, I'm a bum. But I am working to rectify this. I ended up writing like three other scripts that I rejected on the basis that they would take too much time. Its hard to find time to make comics when your girlfriend comes over and steals your machine to play WoW...

Anyway, I'm gonna slink off to my corner now, but I leave you with some inspiration.

Friday, June 6, 2008

This Week's Comic = Delayed

Its coming, dont worry. I'm having trouble coming with a joke I like and also having the time to do it. But I promise, something will be up by Saturday evening, even if its not that funny. Something will be up. Maybe just six panels of a dwarf staring at a ram.

So...don't hurt me yet.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Episode 17: Orphan Saga Part 4, Finale

Behold, the last comic of the story arc!

Whew. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't glad to have that story behind me. Don't get me wrong, I loved doing it, but I'm definitely happy to have it done. Now I can get on with other random jokes and nonsense. Of course, my apologies to anyone who may have been following the Orphan Week that closely for the Indy interruption. But I couldn't resist.

As a quick little bonus to save you time, I decided to get all the Orphan Week comics together in order for easy viewing. Enjoy. I'm looking forward to looking back on the arc as a whole and seeing how it turned out. I liked individual comics so I'm hoping the whole arc worked well. Thanks for viewing guys. More absurdity and fun little dwarf moments to come next week. Peace.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Episode 16: Indiana Dwarf and the Temple of the Frozen Beta

Its, not two comics, but actually one big one. Couldnt figure out how to get it all on one page. Anyway, read away!

I could not help myself. I simply love Indiana Jones far far too much to not make this comic. I've had a vision in my head of Disgraph running away from trolls outside the gates of ZG just like in Raiders. I had a blast making this one. Luckily, I shoulf be able to top that going to see Indy 4 at midnight. I'm stoked. Hope you guys enjoy this one as much as I did.

I'll be continuing the orphan story next week, so dont worry. Even if this one is better :)

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Episode 15: Orphan Saga Parts 3 & 3.5

As promised, two comics of Wednesday. Score me. I'm a little burnt out at the moment. I underestimated how mind numbing doing two comics on a row can be. Rest of the post coming later.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Today's Update In Progress

Ok, So I know I know I promised an update today. But wait, I dont see anything. Sigh, I know. I'm working on the comic right now as a matter of fact. But of course, I put this off to the last minute and something came up so it won't be up when you wake up. I promise it will be up by the end of the day. So I'm not a liar, just a procrastinator.

To make up for it, you'll be getting the equivalent of two comics. The story arc is dragging a bit, so you get two today. Yay. I try. See you later in the day.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Episode 14: Orphan Saga Part 2 and Part 1

Hi to everyone visiting from WoW Insider. Due to a linking error, the strips are being displayed out of order. So I went in and posted the first comic in this series here. That way, nothing is out of order. If you didn't see the first one before, now you get two!

Thanks to fellow guildmate Revsix for the heads up. Normally, I wouldn't mind, but since there's an order to this story, want to make sure no one is confused.

One more piece of news. Disgraph T. Dwarf will now be regularly updated on Wed every week from now on, unless I tell you otherwise. Thats right, finally making the commitment to a regular update schedule. Helps that I'm off for school and have the summer to cacth up. Ok then, enough from me. Peace.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Episode 13: Orphan Saga Part 1

Howdy folks. Happy Children's Week! Have you lugged your poor disadvantaged and mentally scarred child across Azeroth yet? You get some cool pets. I got me a rat and a retarded chicken.

So did you see that little blurb at the end? Yeah, I know, To Be Continued scares me too. Actually when I saw on WoWInsider that Children's Week was coming up, I squealed like a little girl who just saw a guy who kind of looked like that kid from High School musical. I came up with this plot during last year's child week and have been dying to do it. It's gonna be at least 3-5 parts so stay tuned to see how it plays out. Plus, orphan abuse is a return to tradition for me.

I'll be swamped with work from school and all, so it'll be a challenge for me to keep up, but stay tuned. I'll do my best. And now, I will sleep as peacefully as a narcoleptic puppy would.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Episode 12: WoW is Not a Religion

Post coming later

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Episode 11: The Waiting is the Hardest Part

So Patch 2.4. Sunwell, Demons, Crazy Blood Elves with Green Things in Their Chest, and the thing 98% of the WoW population cared badge of justice loots. ZOMG CASUALS!! Meh I really don't care much either way, but it amuses me to watch.

So the inspiration for this comic came last night, and aside from my comic interjections, happened pretty much this way in game. I was standing over top of the anvil waiting for the inevitable bloodbath that comes from people having to AoE fear and such. I was also ice trapping horde as they ran by me. Oddly enough, I didn't [b]always[/b] get my ass beat in by guards. I suppose it was about 50/50. Well, as I was standing there, I was struggling to come up with a comic when behold, the world server goes down. ZOMG IDEA!!! And of course I had to take it a step further with where Disgraph ended up afterwards...

Well, that's this comic down. So after watching Death Note last night, I think I'll go back to mourning my fallen hero RIP L.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Episode 10: Noblegarden Memories

YES! Number 10! Whooo! Post to come later in the day. Until then, enjoy your day.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Episode 9: The Brotherhood of the Hat

New comic!!! Well, I'm happy I've made it to nine, but I can't help but wonder how many comics I would have up if I had a regular update. If only my life allowed for such a thing. I actually have a couple ideas ready to go, which is a nice change of pace for once. This weekend, I'll probably sit down and work out some scripts. I find that the most difficult part, getting an idea to fit into 6 panels. The "artwork" is easy. Tad time consuming, but easy.

As for the comic...fear the Dwarf in the Hat! The "real" Disgraph, my actual WoW toon, does in fact wear a Russet Hat most of the time. Mainly in casual stuff. Of course, when raiding I throw on the DPS helm, but normally I prefer my hat. I actually wanted that hat before I even started playing WoW when I first saw this video. I wanted the hat the troll was wearing...I'd kill for that hat... In fact, all my alts also carry a Russet Hat with them as well, if they're lvl 32. Looking for your own? I buy mine from a nice little vendor out in Darnassus. I know there are other vendors with them out there, but that's the first one I found and it's become a bit of a pilgrimage for me to make the trek out there.

Well, hope you enjoy the comic and until next time, keep battling those pink robots.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Episode 8.5 Interlude

So Episode 9 will not be up by Sunday. Sorry guys. I've got some more pressing issues to take of in RL. I'll be returning home this weekend to take care of some family issues. Fun stuff :(

Anyways, Episode 9 should be up by midweek. I'll probably flesh out the script while traveling and put the screens together later. I'll do my best to stay true to that deadline. Until then, enjoy the other WoW comics out there while I get stuff sorted out.

Peace guys.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Episode 8: The Politics of WoW

Well, let me start for apologizing for the extreme delay in posting a new comic. I have alot of excuses here in my bag I could pull out, but I'll spare you. I'm going to try and aim for one comic/week, but sadly I am a college student, and have more pressing commitments. But bear with me. I promise they'll be more comics to come.

Post about this comic to come later. Hope you enjoy my twisted view into the world of politics in the mean time.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Episode 7: Dr. Disgraph

Little over a year ago, I was the victim of a vicious and unrepentant hacking. It changed me. The sun wouldn't shine in Azeroth anymore and I began to ponder digital suicide by running naked through the streets of Ogrimar. Yeah, that sounds like me... Now I was hacked, but to be honest, it wasn't that big of a deal. Iirc, they really just cleaned out my bank and all my bags. At the time, most of my gear was PvP gear so they didnt get that. And for some reason they didn't get my gold. That's the weird part to me. And apparently they didn't want anything to do with my trademark Russet Hat. Hey, their loss right?

Well, when al that happened I thought it would be fun to make a PSA like spoof of the whole thing. Finally got around to it a year later. >.> Yeah, timing isn't a strong point of mine. For any of you wondering, yes I was making references to keyloggers being like STD's. I also used "God" four times in this comic. Unintentional, but fun little trivia for those of you wondering.

Oh and it's a proven fact that if you wear a white dress and call yourself a doctor, you're just as good as the real thing. Go ahead, go down to the hospital in a white dress, walk into a room and go to work. Works for me anyway.

I've got to check out a fight between the Hiphopopotamus and the Rhymenoceros. Cause I'm hard core like that :)