Thursday, March 26, 2009

022 - Pwn Takes King

It figures the week I decide to bring out this old idea to do for the comic, Demetri Martin does pretty much the same thing (click "Annihilator). I would say "it figures", but it really doesn't figure. That's a motherfucking strange coincidence.

Makes this comment someone made about my comics all the more correct.

Of course, now this strip is going to be compared with the Demetri Martin skit and somehow I have the feeling I'm going to lose that battle...

Oh well, time to move on.

The title "Pwn Takes King" is from a drawing I did in art class last year. I was told it would make a good t-shirt design. Maybe. I'm not a t-shirt company, though. When I decided I didn't feel like doing any of the ideas I had written down on the computer, I started looking through my scattered pieces of notepad paper on my desk and found the entry "Tape miniature gun to Chess piece for ultimate chess piece." Between that and "Etch-a-Sketch pornography" I chose this one. Then, I remembered my little picture I made in art class and I decided it would make a good title for the comic.

Originally, the fourth panel was the last, but I hate the routine nature of punchlines. The last line of panel four seemed like too much of a "LAUGH HERE" sign. I spent several days contemplating how to end the comic effectively, and this is what I came up with. I don't know if it's funny, but I think it at least completes the comic without the reader thinking "That was cheesy." I hope.

Someday I'll get better at writing. Promise.

Anyway, I quite like the way the art turned out in this comic. I got the lineart done in about three hours, which has to be a record for me, and it looks good compared to my previous comics. I even managed to get the angle from behind the head to look a lot less awkward for panel five. As always, though, I'll hate the artwork by next week.

Before you go, here's your weekly mini!

This is related to Cat's Cradle, a book by Kurt Vonnegut. If you haven't read the book all the way through, you will not get this at all. It'll just seem like I redrew the opening of "Friends" with different people.

I admit I kinda cheated for this mini. I didn't draw it specifically for this comic. We had an assignment in Science Fiction class to do a comic based on Cat's Cradle, so I pulled an all-nighter and drew this (I reeeaaally didn't want to use the two websites the teacher provided). I got it done fairly quickly but I overlooked a bunch of stuff, was an hour late for school, and overall didn't enjoy drawing the comic in such a rushed manner. The comic makes me laugh, though.

Alrighty, well, that's all I've got to say this week.
Fuckin' Demetri Martin. But I still love his show.

-Have a good week, you.


  1. Thanks for keeping my identity super secret when you used my quote about important things.