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.
Posted by Disgraph at 10:43 PM