Happy belated new year! Here’s a comic inspired by Life Of Pi. Sure it’s a great story, a visual feast and all that, but Pi spends the whole movie calling the tiger by its full name and that’s hilarious.
Seriously though, it’s a good movie and worth seeing in 3D.
I’d love to say there was a good reason for this, but there isn’t, so I won’t.
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More graphics tablet practise. This time a very quick painting of Dollar the monkey.
I’ve done a couple of comics over the last few months, but for some reason I never got around to adding them to the art page. Well now they’re there! As an added bonus you can now also see the first (and – so far – only) five episodes of Tommy’s Funhouse, the webcomic series I started way back before I had clever technology like graphics tablets.
I was bored, so I drew another quick comic. This one is based on a true story.
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Another comic, this one slightly better drawn. Click the image below for the full thing.
I need a way of constantly displaying images at their original widths. At the moment when they go over the maximum width of this area they get squashed which is clever but looks rubbish. The maximum width is 500-and-something pixels, which isn’t really wide enough to draw a comic in. Not been able to find which bit of WordPress is responsible for this yet.
Got out my graphics tablet again yesterday and drew this as practice. Click below for the full comic.
I discovered that it isn’t very easy to draw with a tablet and laptop while sat in an armchair. It’s even harder when the cat insists on sitting on you as well.
I’ve linked some of my old pictures from the art page under the descriptive title ‘Random’. Basically they’re a few of the files I’m most pleased with from various competitions and activities on the AGS forums, so you might have seen some of them before.
Some more practise with my graphics tablet, this time a little more constructive. Click the picture below for the full comic.
Many thanks to SSH and his AGS Blog I downloaded my free copy of ‘Tales of Monkey Island: Launch of the Screaming Narwhal’ on ‘Talk Like a Pirate Day’ and spent the next several hours finishing it.
Unfortunately I wasn’t particularly impressed.
It wasn’t that it was a bad game… it’s just that it felt rushed, amateurish*, the puzzles and plot were all over the place, the interface was clunky, every line of dialogue was scripted (seriously, what’s the point of giving you four options to choose from in a conversation when Guybrush ignores your choice completely EVERY SINGLE TIME**) and it was a Telltale game, not a Monkey Island game***.
Feel free to disagree with me on any or all points, my arguments probably won’t stand up to fearsome interrogation. This post was as much an excuse to draw something with my tablet as a rant anyway.
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*Except the graphics, animation and I guess the acting.
**I have a theory about this – in the classic LucasArts adventure games you could choose your response to a conversation from a number of options. Naturally you choose the one that you found the funniest, which means you’re tailoring the jokes towards your sense of humour. With Tales: Episode 1 Guybrush says the same thing no matter what you choose thus destroying all replayability, denying you control of the character and leaving you with the feeling of a potentially hilarious missed conversation.
***Monkey Island is about grog-drinking, unwashed, unpleasant, skull-digging pirates, hunting treasure and sailing to exotic Caribbean Islands. Pirates playing with dolls, scientific contraptions and frilly pink underwear do not belong here (or at most are only as background jokes ala Largo’s “laundry”, not shoved in your face as puzzles).