Comic 17 - Forced Acquisition

19th Mar 2011, 11:02 AM
Forced Acquisition
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Clef 19th Mar 2011, 11:27 AM edit delete
The inevitable "wall of text" comic meant to establish the setting a bit more. I try to avoid that, needless to say.

As I continue the do these comics the main criticism I have received has been that I use screen shots for the backgrounds rather then hand drawn work. I believe every comic that uses custom art also has custom backgrounds (i.e. WoWeh, DLC, Out of World, Daily quests), while machinima comics are strictly machinima (i.e. Beyond the Tree, Tales of the Crossroads). Off the top of my head, the only other comic I've seen that uses the same blend has been By Way of Booty Bay, which isn't very active.

The reason being is I am quite unskilled with landscape art, but could probably make it work if I dedicated enough time....a LOT of time.

Exit question: Would you rather see S&K become a bi-weekly comic with 100% hand drawn art (characters and low quality backgrounds) or have it remain a weekly comic with the current hand-drawn+screencaps setup retained?


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George 19th Mar 2011, 12:03 PM edit delete reply
I personally like the way it is now- the in-game backgrounds work surprisingly well with your character art, and I'd hate to only see your humor every other week.
Kareth 19th Mar 2011, 12:06 PM edit delete reply
Personally I like the comic like it is with the mix of screenshot backgrounds and hand drawn characters. It works well for you.
SlopDoggy 19th Mar 2011, 12:07 PM edit delete reply
Lucky-ass Tauren...
Tibursjach 19th Mar 2011, 12:36 PM edit delete reply
I like your actual style. I've never read By way of booty bay so for me your style is unique. Keep doing a good job and thanks for the comics ^^
Draco Blair 19th Mar 2011, 2:08 PM edit delete reply
I personally use in-game backgrounds when preparing the strips, the reason being the same as yours. I try to use different ones (both real life and hand made), but only to create a suprising comical element. Take a look and judge yourself if you want to (The Black Dragons Chronicles on Drunk Duck).
I'll suspend my judgement, though, as the possibility of having S&K out twice a week is very tempting.. very..
Unex 19th Mar 2011, 2:56 PM edit delete reply
I like it just the way it is, keep up the good work.
Cels 19th Mar 2011, 3:56 PM edit delete reply
is bi weekly twice a week or once every two weeks? i unno. either way, i like it the way it is now. it's nice, and there HAS to be some amount of work into those screencaps, ince the barrens only has arsehole traitorous humans from theramore at this yeah, keep it as is!
CN 19th Mar 2011, 5:04 PM edit delete reply
bi-weekly = once every 2 weeks... My opinion on this matter is simple - keep the current style :D
Valekai 19th Mar 2011, 5:51 PM edit delete reply
First post just to say don't listen to that criticism, most of us love it just the way it is. Everyone has their own style for their comics, and this is part of yours.
TheMarvin 19th Mar 2011, 6:15 PM edit delete reply
keep it like it is, just add more full frontal nudity
George 19th Mar 2011, 10:45 PM edit delete reply
Wait, does this mean Sara is wearing 3 tabards (hers, Jyo's, and the Scarlet one)? Or did Jyo just not remember that those don't have an armor class?
Clef 19th Mar 2011, 10:52 PM edit delete reply
Bi-weekly means once every two weeks.

@George- Hey! No looking into technicalities! Stuff like noting that Windrunner gear is also actually class specific so Sara wouldn't have been able to wear it in the first place...and that characters cannot talk in wolf form.
Memory 19th Mar 2011, 11:19 PM edit delete reply
Natural bounce, this will not end well.
Leo 20th Mar 2011, 1:35 AM edit delete reply
One reason I enjoy your comics is BECAUSE it doesnt have land scape art. You get well done screen shots of WoW Landscape and it actually feels like a true WoW comic with the right setting and backgrounds. Not to mention with your art style, the noise you add to most backgrounds in what I believe is in photoshop like at the Tournament grounds is a VERY nice touch to it all. It matches your style so well you hit it spot on in my opinion.

So to end it all, keep it as a weekly comic with screenshot backgrounds. They really do fit well with your drawing/coloring style.
Rokas 20th Mar 2011, 6:54 AM edit delete reply
I'm echoing the others: I'd rather laugh at these characters every week than wait two weeks for what would only be a marginal improvement. :)
Olania 20th Mar 2011, 8:21 AM edit delete reply
You can't argue with gratuitous female Draenei nudity.

Or with natural bounce to go with the waggle.
Coffinshaker 20th Mar 2011, 10:17 AM edit delete reply
yay for teh bounce!

oh, but uh... maybe give us a sample with a drawn background? I kinda like the idea of all drawn, but I also have this fascination of mixed media. I do really like the overlays. But maybe I'm biased, I did a few small series where I mixed drawing with photography as the backgrounds.
Clef 20th Mar 2011, 11:08 AM edit delete reply
I'll probably make one the next time I do a single panel comic, just to see what everyone thinks.

Thanks for the feedback, everyone.
Percolator 20th Mar 2011, 2:06 PM edit delete reply
Naked Draeneï ^^ Good humor, good story.

Situation who no one draw before you, Boobies !!!!!!
Nude Character with convenient censory.

I like this comics for that !!! and for all the rest...

Congratulation from a fan from France.
Celtic Frost 20th Mar 2011, 3:13 PM edit delete reply
leave as is.. the work is yours.. never cater to what the people want... the true fans will stay and promote you in their own way.. the rest if they assume it is easy let them try their own.
.. snicker naked space goat nudity...
cheetaboy7 21st Mar 2011, 3:27 PM edit delete reply
I prefer whichever gets us comics faster
Sacridshadow 22nd Mar 2011, 12:52 PM edit delete reply
Please, keep it the way you have it. It's a very interesting blend. I first saw yor guest comics on woweh, and got used to it very fast. It's surprisingly easy to folllow (I've seen much worse blends) and I think it provides a good background for the frames. Besides, the more comics we get, the happier we get. lol I don't think I could stand waiting two weeks for one page.
Sazaaru 24th Mar 2011, 7:41 AM edit delete reply
I like the way you did the backgrounds on the first five, how it looks like in game images run through a low light filter. The graininess blended better with your shading style in my opinion.
Steffi 24th Mar 2011, 7:48 PM edit delete reply
I never even noticed that the backgrounds were screenshot until you mentioned it, they go so well with drawing.
Aramir 25th Mar 2011, 12:13 AM edit delete reply
I say keep as is, while it's true some comics do bad with screenshotted background and handdrawn combos you actually do the background pic very well with the drawn characters plus it would suck to only get your comic every 2 weeks, its really quite good
Fnord 27th Mar 2011, 1:28 PM edit delete reply
Personally, I think it's fairly clear that you need to a post a more thorough comic exploring exactly how Jyo was pinned down and how long it took to strip her, and whether there was hairpulling involved.
Wurgel 31st Mar 2011, 4:48 AM edit delete reply
I would gess, considering the 2nd to last Panel, we will get some "natural bounce" from our Tauren too, when Sara and Kleeyo return (or earlier?) *vanish*
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