Sunday, October 19, 2008
Sorry about the lack of updates last week, but I've been working on my new comic site, Gothy! You probably don't know, but I used to do a comic called Gothy Mcgee(then changed the name to Tilly)but Comic Genesis crashed and I gave up on it. I had a substantial archive, and I've still been drawing the comic since then, but had no site to put them on, until now. I'm going back and pulling out the best ones from the old site and putting them on the new one as well. I'll probably color them all eventually too. So, go on over and check it out and let me know what you think. It's just a silly little three panel strip, but I hope you like it. Later!
Friday, October 3, 2008
After reading the comments about my Power Up Comics review, I did a little digging, and boy, do I feel like a dumbass. I did note that this comic couldn't possibly be this bad and be serious, but now I know the truth. Click to see what I'm referring to. From now on I'm going to make sure a comic is real and deserving of a review before doing so. But that's not going to stop me from reviewing bad comics. I will say this though. They sure as hell did what they set out to do!
Thursday, October 2, 2008
I was going through my archives and noticed that I missed putting up in the "links to comic reviews" section about ten links to comic reviews! I don't know how I could have made that big of a flub, but anyway, it's fixed now, and if you've never gone through the older posts, you can now see ten reviews you probably didn't even know were on here! Sorry bout that!
I know some webcomic reviewers say things to the effect that they will only review comics that they can give a meaty, lengthy wall o' text of, or comics that they like right from the beginning, or won't even give a gag strip a second look. If you're going to review, I would think that you should take a look at any and all types of strips, good and bad, otherwise you're biased, and you should probably be doing something else. I don't think Siskel and Ebert(or Ebert and Roeper)skipped movies just because they didn't like comedies, or knew ahead of time that Fly Me To The Moon was a pile of chimp nuggets. Of course, you could also say that this is just a hobby and you just want to say what you want about whatever you want, so hey, I suppose that's okay too. Anyway, this is all going someplace, if you thought I was just rambling like Quentin Tarantino talking about crappy blaxploitation cinema from the seventies. Review? Okay, okay, here it is...
Power Up Comics is a(shudder)webcomic about..wait for it...gamers on a couch! Yeah, I know. Wait a minute though, could it have some originality? Well, let's not get ahead of ourselves here. The comic revolves around a couple of shmoes with names like Turdburger and..oh, no, that's not right...okay, Dorkwinkle *cough* and Shadow(cool huh)talking games and game systems, and even talking TO the game systems themselves. Shadow and Chug(the creators of this opus)have given us a traditional gamer comic to gander at. Should we gander at it? Oh man...keep reading..
I'm just going to go ahead and get it right out. Good Lord the art is atrocious. The character designs themselves aren't so bad, except that they use the SAME DRAWINGS IN EVERY SINGLE STRIP! What the hell? Here are a couple of examples: This one, and this one. Or hey, how about this one, and this one. I could go on and on and on....I have NEVER seen this amount of reuse in a comic. It's almost as if it's being done with a purpose other than being lazy or having no artistic skills. Maybe he's just out to make a horrible experience? I don't know, but at any rate, it's bad, the art is just flipped around at different angles at times, cut and pasted to oblivion, and the colors are of the blindingly bright variety, but the same art over and over. Look at this one! It's just Dorkwinkle with long hair! Disgusting.
Story and writing! Wheee! Okay, the characters go on wacky adventures, such as ending up at the Hardon Hotel to have sex with an obese woman, or, well, that's about it. Other than that it's just sitting or standing around the couch saying things like "you're gay" or "you're really gay". Terrible jokes, or no jokes at all, infect you like a bad case of gout or something. I can't find anything positive because it's just not funny. They don't even make funny or interesting observations about games, the whole POINT of this comic. AAAAAGH!!!
Okay, let's just end this disaster right now. I actually found it more fun reading the reader comments making fun of the comic than the comic itself. But I found that there were regulars that came to the comic. Why? Maybe I have an answer to that. I read the entire archive. Because it was so bad that I found myself laughing at this abortion. But not because it was good, no no. This has to be the worst webcomic I've ever seen. It was kind of like a car wreck. Couldn't look away. What does that say about me? I think I need therapy after this. I'm going to go cover up in my bed and cry myself to sleep after this one. Avoid it unless you're the kind of person that would watch Faces of Death. If that's the case enjoy! How was that for a review?
I give Power Up Comics...this video.
I'll be the first to admit I've never listened to a podcast before today. Ahem. I'm a little bit embarrassed about that actually. BUT, after listening to The Webcomic Beacon #43-Placing Ad Space, I'm sold on the idea that this is a GOOD THING. I recommend you go on over and browse through all 43 topics(which is a large number of podcasts for the time the site has been up), and I'm sure you'll find one that will help you in whatever problem you may be having, or you can just enjoy the back and forth between the hosts, Fes, Tanya, and Aaron. They even mention me! I've GOT to get back to them about being on the show....Click the link!