Drew this at an earlier con as a commission for Ash of Pixelated Toaster. It is framed on her wall.
This concludes part 2 of 2.
Unlikely to be a proper comic next weekend, unfortunately. I’m out of town for Lethbridge Expo . I might have made an attempt to get it done early, but the scheduled script is a bit complex; I’m going to have to get on openCanvas with Silv for some design work as it is.
I will try and update with something regardless.
Oh, is that the time already? Sorry about that. Last week I played a bunch of Batman, and then worked Saturday. I figured I would get a good chunk of comic done on Sunday, and perhaps do a Monday or Tuesday update. After all, it’s not a complicated comic, in theory (sometimes the straight, chatty ones are trickiest to get going on, however). But then I spent Sunday in kind of a shitty funk, and all drawing ability left me. So I blew most it watching Walking Dead and reading Locke & Key (which I got into on my trip last month, and is really cool). Then all of a sudden it’s the weekend again. S’ done though. The next one should go smoother, I hope.
Seems like mileage may vary on Arkham Origins. I loved it. But I never get tired of making the motherfucking Batman lurk in the rafters and beat up goons, hired goons. And yes, the story probably falls apart if you think about it too long, but it’s a hell of a ride while you’re in it. And just like with City, I’m apparently the only person I know who’s played it, so I have nobody to share my HOLY SHIT WASN’T IT COOL WHEN- AND WHAT ABOUT THE BIT WHERE- enthusiasm for the spectacle. Boo-urns.
It definitely could’ve used a few more weeks in QA, and apparently there were some nasty progress-halting bugs that some players encountered that I was lucky enough to avoid. It lacked the polish and detail that the previous games oozed, which was a little disappointing, and makes me less keen to go back and finish up the sidequests and collectables. But it does make me excited for whatever Rocksteady have been working on while this happened.
Oh! I am also exhibiting at Lethbridge Expo in a couple of weeks. It’s an inaugural new convention, and I’m friends with the organisers. If you’re anywhere near southern Alberta, give them some first year support and buy your tickets. Nov 23/24.
Ya know, it only occured to me last week, looking back at the Gone Cruisin’ sketch; I don’t think I’d actually seen Steamboat Willie all the way through before. A startling omission. So had a look, it seems to consist mainly of Mickey Mouse joyfully abusing animals for no reason. What an asshole.
Cruise was great, by the way. Already planning the next one. We’re wondering if we can afford to do a transatlantic and visit the family.
Sorry about the lack of updates! I have been a lazy Monkey. But I have been an enthusiastic Bat. Last week I picked up Arkham City on Steam for $7.50 and in a matter of days, completed my third playthrough (after a regular game and new game + on 360). Now I never replay games, much less on hard mode. That is testament to how much I love the Arkham games. They are basically perfect.
Despite that, I hadn’t been following Arkham Origins very closely. The new studio, new VAs and it being a prequel had perhaps made me wary, so I was waiting and seeing. But donning the cowl again put me in the mood to go look into it and I was quite surprised to find it was coming out the next day. Preordered on the spot.
So comic’s up, now if anybody needs me, I’ll be brooding on a Gotham rooftop. *swoops dramatically into the night*
Posted from my phone, from a guest house in Galveston, Texas. Tomorrow, we set sail on the Disney Wonder cruise liner, for seven nights, stopping in Falmouth, Grand Cayman and Cozumel.
Ugh, caricature is hard. And then to try to caricature in somebody else’s style? And have them make an uncharacteristic cartoony wild take? I looked at photos of Lovecraft, caricatures of him by others, caricatures of celebrities by the Animaniacs animators… Ugh.
I was tossing a few print ideas around in my head, and I thought of the Warner siblings, and how they would, from episode to episode, harass various figures from history and mythology. Who could I have them pester…? Ooh! H.P. Lovecraft, and Dot could do her “wanna see my pet?” gag!
So that’s the second new print with betentacled horrors. These and more on sale at Edmonton Expo this weekend!
The end. This was basically done by Monday night. Then I realised I hadn’t drawn the lawyers. So I sat on releasing it, with the hope that I could make some small adjustments to panel 3 and squeeze them in. But between work and maybe starting to get sick, it proved to be a bigger job than that, and in the end, fuck it.
We have one more comic to wrap up this story. Week after that there should be a something, and then probably a nothing. Cuz of going to Edmonton Expo, and then going to sail around the Caribbean for a week.