Wahoo! The world’s greatest weekly webcomic returns for its annual update
How are ye all keeping?
If the rumours are to be believed (they are) I have a guest strip up today over at the ever fantastic Corporate Skull! It’s part of a week of guest strips running over there at the moment featuring some really cool people, so have a root around.
I’ve gone on about Corporate Skull before here, so you’re probably all familiar with it. If not, it’s on a break between chapters at the moment so now is a good time to catch up. Skull’s hilarious creator Jamie Smart is a prolific guy, so if you like what you see head straight over to his hub site Fumboo for more, or start with my own personal fave Whubble.
Big HELLO to anyone dropping by from Corporate Skull; there’s lots to see here, do stick around
Looky looky – I’ve done a quick Q&A for the excellent Irish Comic News site!
Hey folks – how about that, it’s three years since this comic went live on the ol’ innernets. Big thanks to you all for reading, commenting, emailing, correcting spelling mistakes etc. Feedback is great – keep it comin’! Thanks also for your patience over the last while, I know the site’s been updating on average every other week in 2011, but I still love making these comics and there’s always something new in the works, even if it’s not hitting the site as regularly.
In time honoured tradition here’s a little rundown of the five most popular comics on the site from the past year!
5. Hip to be Square
Hipsters eh? Braces, pomade and pencil moustaches, loved and loathed in equal measure. More power to ‘em says I.
4. A Remarkable Sunset
The most recent entry in the list. Another one of those strips that I was unsure about right up to posting that ended up being way more popular than I imagined. Must be the keytar.
3. Cat’s Outta the Bag
Cats! The innernet loves cats, so this one did well depsite being more text than drawing.
2. Mr. Elf’s Bad Day
Glad to see this one doing so well, as it’s one of my own favourites. Nice and simple, it still contains some of my favourite panels I’ve drawn. Poor old Mr. Elf, he just can’t get a break.
1. Bongo Bongo Bongo
A surprise entry at number one – an old strip about the video game ‘Fallout’, which is a post-apocalyptic RPG. This one was rediscovered by Reddit around the time of the release of Fallout: New Vegas’ and has been linked around the place ever since. I am particularly proud of the last V.A.T.S panel, and still hear the sound effect every time I look at it
Conclusions: The key to webcomics success seems to be pop-culture references, video games and cats. Who knew! Expect nothing but this, relentlessly and forever more (not really).
Thanks for clickin’.
Well would you look at that – I’ve got a guest strip up over at the mighty Spacetrawler today! Most of you probably know Spacetrawler already, but just in case you don’t, lemme tell ya – you’re in for a treat. It’s a long form Sci-fi epic with a great cast of characters that manages to of stuff in as many jokes and visual gags as possible while still telling an engaging story. And I love the art – as a cartoonist, browsing the ST archives can be inspirational – check out the crowd scenes here for example.
I’d recommend starting from the start.
I’m a big fan of Spacetrawler so when its creator Chris Baldwin asked me to help out I jumped at the opportunity. My only regret was that I couldn’t fit more of his regular cast into the strip, but honestly, the plot moves so fast that I didn’t want to risk being overtaken! I had great fun writing the Wrls though – I came up with so much back story for them that the hard part was paring the script back to one page – maybe they’ll be brought back for a future comic round these parts…
So there you go – it’s not a Faraday comic, but it’s an update of sorts. Faraday should return this weekend!
Also: Hello to anybody dropping by from Spacetrawler for the first time – welcome, hope you find something you like here