Friday, April 10, 2009

Standing out

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Plots Are Over Rated

Ok, so more news. Freehost10 sucks. So after only two weeks or sporadic service, at best, Disgraph is moving once again to Much much more stable. So hopefully no more hopping around for me.

The freehost10 site will remain up for one more week then I'll be setting up a redirect. Spread the word!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Creative Writing By Blizzy

Ok, here we go. Blogpost time. This is a very special post, because it'll most likely be my last official post here on Blogspot. Oh noes, is Disgraph going away? No, not at all! We're just moving to a fancy new website. Now, I've enjoyed my home here on Blogspot, but frankly, I always felt that it didn't carry an air of professionalism to it. It looked very...back alley operation. So after some poking around and checking out fellow webcomics, I came across Wordpress and Comicpress. Exactly what I needed. So after banging my head against a wall getting it installed (so many little things went wrong and my technical masculinity was emasculated) it's up and ready to go.

DISCLAIMER: At the time of posting, the main server was down. This is off to a great start >.>

But here we go, my new home. Take off your damn shoes before you enter!

The New Adventures of Disgraph T. Dwarf

So that's that. All major updates and blog postings will take place over there from now on. Its got all the fancy features like RSS and that jazz. Still have to do some cleaning up to do and all that, but hey there you go. I'll still continue to post the comics here for a bit until I feel enough people have migrated. But blog posts and all the fun stuff will be there.

So onto the comic itself. Realize that this is one of those things that really took shape at 2 in the I'm not sure how much sense it'll make. I thought it was funny. But at 2 in the morning, anything starts getting funny.

The premise though is simple enough. For those who don't know, Blizzard is holding a Creative Writing Contest! Seeing as half my major is writing, I couldn't resist at poking some fun at fan fiction/contemporary fantasy cliches. It's what I do. Hence my helpful guide Blizzy will be spending the next couple weeks walking you through how to write a top class story. Hey, you may even get 2 comics in one week, but no promise yet.

But Disgraph, these can't take that much time to do. Why not make more than one a week? Well the answer is simple Mystery Voice. While I'm making fun of the Contest, I'm also working on my own submission. So until the April 12th due date, that has priority over a second comic. What's it about you ask? I'm not telling you!!! You're out to steal my chance to meet with top blizz developers. I'm onto you... But at the same time, I don't l like talking about my work til its done. But I will say that it has nothing to do with Disgraph. And that now that I'm into, I'm having a lot of fun wit it.

Damn this sucker is long. Well, that's it for now I guess. Don't forget to head over to the new site...if it's working...and update your bookmarks!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Patch 3.1 - Double the Specs, Double the Fun

Ok, so comic went up real late today, but at least it went up. I got kinda carried away with parts of it, hence the delay. Also, sorry about no comic last week. Was swamped with midterms and all that fun college stuff. Well, here you go.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Episode 36: 3.1 Madness Part 1

Hey new comic. Sorry for the late update, forgot to send it out before class. So I'm gonna be poking fun at patch 3.1 for a little longer. At least one more about yogg-saron and probably some things about dual talents. But hey, I actually am excited for 3.1. Especially Ulduar and the Argent Tournament. I may hold off on the Argent Tourny for a bit, til it hits live. We'll see.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

He's doing it again...

Comic will come Friday. I had an idea for a script but when I wrote it out, I wasn't happy with it. I'll have it up on Friday.

And I'm getting sick of this late update thing too. I'll be taking this weekend to write and out and do a lot of preemptive work on some future comics. Hopefully with a working model viewer if all goes according to plan.... GG free university laptop rentals.

UPDATE: The art for this comic is just not working out in a way I find acceptable. To be blunt, it looks like shit and I don't feel comfortable posting it. I feel bad because the site just went up with ads this week, and I feel like to justify a sell out like that, you should be getting a comic every week. But the fact of the matter is, this comic is below the quality I'm willing to post here.

Check back next week. Gonna work this weekend to build up a stock of comics instead of doing it week by week.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Episode 35: Peddlefeet Never Blinks

Sorry for the late upload today. I wanted to wait and do something for the new holiday. And I needed it to be active to get the images I wanted. I also had a hard time coming up with a joke worthy of my discerning taste and discrimination....says the guy who made a comic about laughing at nuts...

Yeah, I could have made the love rocket joke, or something about getting valentines from other men and do the whole "lolz its funny cause he's possibly gay" angle. But I figured I'd limit that last to one panel. I feel bad for that poor little gnome, but it's probably more attention from girls (and men) then he ever got in high school. Hey guys, wanna score some chicks? Have Blizz make you the objective of an achievement! That's what videogames teach me.

And because its on atm, wtf is up with redbull commercials?


Comic will be going up sometime this evening to take advantage of the Love is in the Air festival..


Friday, February 6, 2009

Episode 34: Lunar LoLs

And the comic is up...only 2 days late! Uh, yay? Yea, I kinda ran out of time on tuesday so it wasn't ready in time for Wed. Sorry.

So Lunar Festival. Yeah. Really, not a whole lot funny about it. But damn it, I'll try and make it funny!. And yes, a shout out to Dark Legacy in today's strip. But I'll be honest, they don't really need it. Definitely one of the bigger comics in the WoW world. But hey, I can dream I have a following. Check them out on the links to the side. away!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


So no comic today. Le sigh. One will be up friday instead.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Episode 33: Nuts Make Me Giggle

Ok. My apologies to anyone who is now ashamed of writing. But yes, I do snicker at nuts. Originally, this was just gonna be like the other zone overviews, but I had to do the nut quest and well...snicker...I'm sorry but it makes me laugh. If you don't laugh, you must be a commi terrorist hippe. You bastard.

But hey, I've also done some other work with the comic too. No, not with Model Viewer, but with paper and pencil!

So this is a rough sketch of the face. For the life of me I could not get the eyes to not look retarded, so I just left them out for now. One of the hardest things for me with hand drawing is I'm very hard on myself and end up throwing out alot of my work. But I've decided its about time I start showing my work as it progresses.

The general face design I'm pretty cool with, although a fair amount of work still has to go into it. This is my first real shot at a body design. I'll be honest, I'm terrible with bodies. I really am. So this was my first real shot at it. Drawing the shoulder pads first actually really helped alot, but there's still a fair amount of clean up to go. You can also see my notes on the sides. I think they fit.

And some quick attempts at inking it in photoshop. This is gonna take some practice. I feel like too much was lost. And the eyes are just for the sake of having eyes. And I still have to color this...shudder.

But there you go, a little insight as to my scheming.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Episode 32: I See Dead Dragons

And so the Notes From Northrend continue with a stop over in Dragonblight. Although I don't enjoy these as much as I enjoy making the regular comics, I'm finding making these filler moments adds a little more fun to my leveling experience. Yes, I'm still not lvl 80...only lvl 76. Sadly I have not had as much time as I would like to play. But hey, now you get to watch my nonsense.

And there shouldn't be any diabetes related controversy in this one. Maybe some of the typical naked dwarf stuff though...

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Episode 31: Tuskarr Troubles

Sometimes I look back at my writing and just wonder if I'm getting too carried away sometimes. Maybe it would be a good idea to stop writing these late at night...

So I really like the Tuskarr. In all honesty they were one my favorite additions to WoW when Wrath dropped. I know the Etherals were the cool thing back in tbc, but to be honest, I could kinda care less about them. I had no problem killing those bastards and farming them. Now I was having a good time with the Tuskarr until I came across a little section of the Dragonblight that happened to have some hostile Tuskarr. Panic struck my mind. Was I gonna have to kill these gentle roly polies? I despreately hoped that I would have to do some quest that would get them on my side and not result in a butchering of these oversized baby seals. Sigh, no luck. Because Malygos, the blue bastard, had to go and start shit, I had to commit a genocide on par with gassing a puppy.

Oh its on now you rat bastard. I'm coming to your little raid instance and I'm gonna lay the smack down on your ass for all those poor little tuskarr and hell is coming with me!