Oh, it’s been a while. Between a trip to CAPITAL HILL and a whole bunch of driver troubles (not to mention all that shading. Lookit that! Fancy.)
Anyways, here’s the thing. I’m not sure what else I can say about it, other than I worked way harder on it than any other comic I’ve made. It’s not pretty, but it’s better. And it’s gonna keep getting better.
I know, I know. This has been a longtime coming. You may have noticed this comic was out weeks ago on other social media platforms, but this blog has not been getting the love it deserves. I vow to change that. Probably.
I’m gonna keep making comics in my spare time, of which there hasn’t been a lot lately. I love doing it. It occurs to me that wordpress may not be the ideal environment for a project like this, but all my comics already have the URL on them, so fudge it, we’re in it for the long haul.
Guardians of the Galaxy was such a wild ride, due in part to the relative obscurity of the characters. It’s funny to see how the franchise evolved over two movies, especially considering one of the characters has been reduced to cute sidekick status.
Still, even with how toyetic the film is, it’s a lot of fun and kicks it into full banter mode after the first scene.
It’s still kind of a knock-off of the first one, but so was Suicide Squad and this is at least a hundred-million-bajillion times better than that.
The dust has settled, my exams are finished and it’s finally time to make some more comics. It’s interesting trying to take the elements that have made previous webcomics successful and then build on that.
People like Avengers, they like characters they recognize and they like to see them acting silly. Mission accomplished?
Eleven more days until Guardians of the Galaxy TWOOOOO!
The Thor:Ragnarok trailer hit the internet on Monday, accomplishing something that has been long thought impossible by the greatest minds of our generation.
It made me excited for a Thor movie.
It seems like every new superhero movie is trying to scrape off some of that Guardians of the Galaxy steeze, and Thor is getting dangerously close with the alien gladiators, Jeff Goldblum and that neon-ass logo.
I’m not complaining, but it was that sort of innovation that made GotG such a success. Copying what made it successful can’t possibly result in a film of the same caliber.
But hey, at least it’s not the Oscar-winning masterpiece that is Suicide Squad.
Boom! Two comics, two weeks. It’s like I’m getting good at this or something. Or something.
Thanos is the sort of dude who shows up 12 movies into a franchise, but he’s also the sort of dude who gets taken out by a teenage girl and her pet squirrels. I don’t blame him for wanting that infinite power, I DO blame him for not using it creatively.
Keep an eye out for Avengers: Infinity War in 2018, and keep an eye out for Thanos to use the infinity gauntlet to…shoot slightly larger lasers at people. Coming to theatres near you.
I’m learning a lot of harsh lessons about the reality of cartooning in a very short amount of time, and I spent the last few weeks locked in mortal combat with a comic I just couldn’t get right. 3 different versions and countless hours of editing later, I had a not-funny joke that was landing straight on its face.
May it never see the light of day. For your benefit, as well as mine.
Anyways, Overwatch is pretty great. You may have heard of it. Little game by the guys who made World of Warcraft. Anyways, that edgelord up there is Reaper, and his verbose catchphrase is…. “die, die, die”. The thought of these guys playing DnD and getting riled up about grammar tickled me.
It’s a dumb joke, but those are kind of my specialty.
Anyways, pencils are already done for the next one! Expect it sometime this week, and hopefully with some regularity going forward.
So long as I don’t have any exams, right? That’d suck.
This comic is soooo late guys. I got sick last week, then saved over the .psd for the inks, and then I had an absolute NIGHTMARE getting an instagram-sized version. I ended up splitting it into four panels, and water-marking each. Frustrating stuff, but I guess that’s the reality of a 4-panel comic.
On the other hand- 4 WHOLE PANELS. That’s like… 6 times the content or something.
Lego Batman is fascinating to me because it really demonstrates the versatility of the character. It’s been said before, but with so many versions of the character, everybody has their definitive Batman.
The recent “Nolan-ized” Batman has resulted in a lot of dark, edgy interpretations of the character. I hope TheLEGO Batman Movie brings some of his goofy aspects to the forefront.
Dinosaurs in the batcave? Bat-shark repellent? The CONDIMENT KING?
So, obviously, first of all, congratulations on making it this far down the page. Apologies as well. When I woke up today, it wasn’t my mission to make a bunch of people look at Donald Trump in a chain-mail bikini. I swear it wasn’t.
And yet, here we are.
No amount of words can undo the fact that you’ve seen this anymore than it can undo the fact that I drew it. So, I hope you got your chucks out of it. Chucks being short-hand for chuckles, as opposed to some sweet Chuck Taylor’s. Although, I’d be stoked if you got some of those too.
Am I allowed to plug Chuck Taylor’s? They don’t pay me or nothin’, I just think they make a fine-looking shoe.
Anyways, catch me at @hotwheeel on Twitter or corndogcomics on Instagram to see new comics first. Thanks for reading!
Back again, with the same art. I fixed it though! That awful text (that haunted my dreams) has been fixed and I decided to include the pencil lines for a bit of shading. Also I included a version without text for anybody interested!