27. We'll laugh about this later
Posted on 16th Aug 2010, 5:05 PM in 2. Piranha Plant Laboratory

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Morgenstern 16th Aug 2010, 5:05 PM edit delete
Apologies if the whole thing comes off as a bit confusing at first--I'm still pretty bad at action scenes. Guy threw a scalpel, severing the vines that were grabbing Go. Dunno if I made it clear or not.

Also, I had way too much fun drawing that spider. I'm sure I'll be tired of it after drawing it a couple more times, but I'm groovin' on it right now.

Jason 16th Aug 2010, 5:25 PM edit delete reply
It was clear enough for me, not sure what others think though
redopz 16th Aug 2010, 5:42 PM edit delete reply
no worries man, you did it well :) great comic all in all by the way
LifeIsWeird 16th Aug 2010, 6:22 PM edit delete reply
Now I'm remembering playing PlaneScape: Torment... You start with a scalpel, but that's offtopic. Awesome comic, and I still have to wonder... How the hell did Guy get so good at fighting?
Morgenstern 16th Aug 2010, 10:37 PM edit delete reply
And on an unrelated note!


Finally quit procrastinating and did a drawing to show how lame my inking is. Pictures are roughly identical, just one's done in my (usual) heavy pencil style, the other in ink lines. Somebody pointed out that my sketchy style sort of has a Mario Strikers vibe, so I drew Go dressed in a soccer outfit (?).
chuck 16th Aug 2010, 11:00 PM edit delete reply
why must your comic be so epic but not long archives D;. but realy your comic is one of the most epic and interesting ive read in a while also your art is awsome good job
Infamous Nefarious 16th Aug 2010, 11:26 PM edit delete reply

Looks like a thrown scalpel. Looks like its about to be a lot more of them too.
Butt Hunter 17th Aug 2010, 12:01 AM edit delete reply
Butt Hunter
The inking looks quite good actually. I think if you went around it with a thicker outline it'd have a more cartoony, Nintendy kind of vibe, but that's just me.

Comic's awesome, by the way!
geekgrrl 17th Aug 2010, 1:05 AM edit delete reply
I like the inking (though I like the sketchy style too) but maybe it would help if some of the finer things (the eyes and facial features, etc) were inked with a thinner line? That's the only thing I could think would help.

And I liked the action sequence on the comic. GUY IS A NINJA. Nuff said.
Steve the Mew hunter 17th Aug 2010, 2:56 AM edit delete reply
Steve the Mew hunter
ok, guy is awesome, i love this comic
Cassiopia 17th Aug 2010, 4:04 AM edit delete reply
Guy is indeed awesome.
I say keep the sketchy style. It's unique, and it adds to the whole Desert Punk feel.
Jason 17th Aug 2010, 4:07 PM edit delete reply
thicker lines would definitely be more appealing, and definitely, the sketchy lines add more depth to it. Maybe the only improvement is cleaner linework (seems like a juxtaposition) but I sort of mean more to smoother lines. I've never been good at conveying thought except in person, maybe someone else will string together my jumble of words into coherency :/
Marcus 17th Aug 2010, 8:02 PM edit delete reply
maybe do a mix? Living creatures and Characters get the 'Striker' style lines. Props and scenery get clean cut lines.
Marcus 17th Aug 2010, 8:05 PM edit delete reply
but the next time you do the 'one object many positions' move, having a lines only copy 'linking' each main point.

(i.o.w.: They're would be two more scalpels between the other three, positioned to imply the rotation, but without the inner coloration....

Or maybe just have one scalpel with action lines making it seem like he chucked it like a dart of death)
Morgenstern 17th Aug 2010, 8:42 PM edit delete reply
At this point, I think I'm looking more for ways to make the sketchy art look more professional than ways to make the inkwork look... passable. Clean, good looking ink lines is probably something I'll end up paying someone else to do in the future, but for right now, the sketchy works well enough to tell the story with.

I have gotten alot better at cleaning up the sketchiness, though--looking back at the early comics I still had alot of visible framework and other crap that really just cluttered the pictures up. I might try practicing in my spare time with thicker ink outlines with thin features, as a few have suggested. It'll be a while before I try to make any sweeping changes to the comic, though--I'm at least sticking to this style for the rest of the chapter.
Guest 17th Aug 2010, 11:37 PM edit delete reply
If you're not going to ink with weighted lines (which is a hassle), I think you're better off with the sketchy look. I like it how it is now, myself.
Nyan 18th Aug 2010, 1:45 AM edit delete reply
Eheehee! It's so lubberly! Go's inner monologue was fun. It's a thought process I've had before. Ish. Not about spider piranah plant things. And Guy's scapel ninja awesomeness? You just won internets.
And I still say that I like your heavier, sketchy look better. It adds a certain flair. You've cleaned it up very nicely. Thanks for the comparison pic! You're line work isn't bad at all, but I still like the heavy outlines.
Oarboar 18th Aug 2010, 4:14 AM edit delete reply
I like the sketchy look better, but I applaud your quest for doing your craft better.
Grimlock13 18th Aug 2010, 8:23 AM edit delete reply
@LifeIsWeird Although Palma did say to go that Guy was the weakest fighter of the crew, McCoy said to the captain that Guy was probably the second best fighter, that he simply didn't want to hurt people unless there no other way.
Sawyer 19th Aug 2010, 1:29 AM edit delete reply
Sweet spider... Ah!! Spider!!!!
Carma 20th Aug 2010, 2:13 PM edit delete reply
I actually do like the sketchier style much better. It's a hard thing to make look professional, but so far you achieve a very good vibe with it that I think suits the tone of the comic as a whole.
Knoppe 4th Mar 2011, 11:59 AM edit delete reply
OK so shy guys have been my favorites since the Mario games came out. So i was disappointed when he wasn't good at fighting. Key words" close range fighting" so now hes my favorite again. Oh and i did totally think that Petey was gonna be the monster
MeowMixIsForCats339 18th Apr 2011, 12:09 AM edit delete reply
Chugga-Dah!! Scalples!!