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« Reply #30 on: February 03, 2004, 07:10:08 pm »

I know, I know. Double posting bad. I'm starting a new topic in this topic and don't want it associated with the above topic. Chill out.

I found a forum a bit back called the Bob and George Fan Game forum and it astonished me. Here's a forum where people are actually making games, alot of games, some small, some huge, based on the MegaMan universe! I got to thinking, why don't we have that sort of thing for StarControl? I mean, what's StarControl lacking that MegaMan has?

Simple game play? No, SCs got that. Fan base? No, albiet SCs not as popular due to the publisher dumping the project. A web comic based on the game? YES! StarControl needs a webcomic!

However, how would it be done? Re-colored sprites? We'd basicly be limited to space ships talking to each other. Could we make that funny? Original artwork. Yukki would be my choice for an artist, if the bugger had the time. (Still don't know if Yukki's a guy or girl.)

What do you think? What would you want a StarControl webcomic be like?
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« Reply #31 on: February 03, 2004, 07:27:55 pm »

Ok, it's fine if you subjectively don't like it.

I was just taking issue with what seemed like your objective appraisal ('webcomic gold') being your personal preference.

Also, if you think Sluggy is 'still just a comic', then would you call, say, Reign or Akira 'still just a cartoon'?



ALSO: on the subject of an SC webcomic...
There are several possibilities, depending on what permission we can get on the art.
For example, if we have permission to use all the in-game art for non-game purposes, we could start with that and expand it over time with the same characters doing different things or separated from their environment, or variations on the standard captain portraits for different characters. Others besides the comic's author(s) could add to this sprite base.

Furthermore, it doesn't need to be one person doing all the work. We could get several volunteers who each gaurantee a small but consistent degree of contribution (one 500x200 comic every two weeks, say). Each of them could maintain a separate storyline, or they could do gag comics. Depending on the number of people, we could update with some frequency despite having no one contributor upload frequently.

And they could share resources on the art front. It might be confusing if one artist steals a character portrait from another storyline, though.

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« Reply #32 on: February 04, 2004, 02:22:49 am »

I have a problem understanding how ANYONE can critisize sluggy's art work... In my oppinion it has by far the best art work of ANY webcomic.

As for gags...  except for the filler strips I have yet to see a single sluggy strip which does not have a gag. You know this might all be explainable if guesst is just looking at one of the vacation weeks... say shirt guy stick figure week.

As for noobs... I just discovered sluggy about 6 months ago. As soon as I saw the strip with the borg and the aliens parody (OK men I'll make this short.... Chalmp! Damn that WAS short! Ok men... RUN!) I was hooked.
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« Reply #33 on: February 04, 2004, 02:53:02 am »

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In my oppinion it has by far the best art work of ANY webcomic.


look at the first few months again.

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have yet to see a single sluggy strip which does not have a gag.


000109, 000212, 010304, 010311, 010314, 010315, and much of Fire and Rain (the chapter, not the book)... For example.

My previous points about how this is irrelevant still stand (though the first few months issue may deter people starting at the beginning...)
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« Reply #34 on: February 04, 2004, 03:05:26 am »

Ahem... amendment... It apears that out of more than 2000 comics perhaps 15-20 don't have a gag... Sorry for the inaccuracy. Speaking of fire and rain I think that I've finaly figured out Oasis... Her imortality that is. She must have a device in her head that makes regular backups of her memories and transmits em back to the lab she was made at. Part of the lab must have survived the explosion and whenever she gets killed again it makes a new Oasis and downloads the memories into her. Thats why the H corperation is so interested in finding the lab even though Torg has already told em he blew it up.
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« Reply #35 on: February 04, 2004, 07:10:54 pm »

That sounds like a great thing to post here:

http://www.sluggy.net/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewforum&f=27

But don't expect to be the first person to have presented that idea.
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« Reply #36 on: February 06, 2004, 06:28:23 pm »

No one reads Dilbert, eh??  Shocked  Well, I do Smiley
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« Reply #37 on: February 06, 2004, 07:01:09 pm »

Very good.

There goes another week of school down the drain while I read through their archives.
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« Reply #38 on: June 25, 2004, 03:57:52 pm »

Sexy Losers, they have very explicit content, but it's funny if you can handle it

Bolt City very awesome style to his comics

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« Reply #39 on: August 07, 2006, 07:15:36 pm »

I find this rather relevant to this forum's interests:

http://www.good-influence.com/strip20.php
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« Reply #40 on: August 07, 2006, 07:26:55 pm »

http://www.hlcomic.com/index.php?date=2005-05-01

Hilarious if you have played Half life2 and understand the concept.
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« Reply #41 on: August 07, 2006, 11:48:03 pm »

Hrm, I suppose the only two comics I regularly keep up with nowadays are User Friendly (which I found out about via the #starcontrol IRC channel) and The Order Of The Stick, which I found out about via the PoNaF boards.  Smiley

Ahh, what would I do without Star Control eh?  Grin
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« Reply #42 on: August 08, 2006, 01:20:43 pm »

I dunno, what would you do without starcontrol? Not post on a board once every 3 months or so? Smiley
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« Reply #43 on: August 08, 2006, 05:57:50 pm »

You know, posting here =!= playing the game.
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« Reply #44 on: August 08, 2006, 08:19:09 pm »

Irregular Webcomic
Simply the best.
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