Thursday, December 31, 2009
Just wanted to say it's been a ROUGH year for me, but I managed through it and here I am, attempting to keep this site going with new updates AND a new comic series which I'm determined to keep on time, and funny. Hopefully. Thanks for reading, thanks for supporting, and I hope that the new year is ten times better for everyone. Have a great time and happy new year!
Monday, December 28, 2009
Seeing as how I have a new comic series featuring a Captain, I thought, why not check out another captain? So, here is my short review for Captain Mushface, a full page comic by one Josh Rogers. What's it about, you probably want to know? Well, Mush is about two friends who get their brains sucked out by aliens and put into robot bodies. From there on it's action, humor, and cursing. Okay, on to the art.
Josh Rogers art is very polished for a webcomic. That is to say most webcomics I've reviewed. His style reminds me at times of Mike Mignola of Hellboy fame, with his tons of chunky blacks, sharp linework, and subdued colors. He even takes the time to draw backgrounds, something that always adds a level of professionalism(no wonder I don't do many backgrounds!). Good art that doesn't look rushed. Very cool.
The art so far is better than the story, which from where I left off was pretty much just Mushy and friend escaping their captors and trying to find their way back to Earth. But this could be a good thing because it leaves the field open to tons of possibilities. I mean, heck, they could NEVER find their way back home, but that doesn't mean they can't have crazy adventures in the process. It's like a road trip in space! Some of the jokes are funny, and the characters, while kinda one note, did start to grow on me by the end. The one thing that I didn't get was the use of the "F" word. I know it's an R rated comic, with blood and guts and cursing, but I just didn't see the need for the harsher language. It doesn't really put any emphasis on anything, and you can write better than that. But that's just an opinion from someone who doesn't like major cursing. Someone the complete opposite will be like "yo, that Capn' Mushface can curse like a muhf*!?!! Woooo!!"
Site design? What site design? It's very basic, and I understand that, if you're using one of the templates provided by Comic Dish to start you off. But it serves its purpose, with an easy to navigate archive, links to a Mushface blog, and even a store(where you can purchase Capn' comics for your ipod or iphone!). All in all a decent site.
So to sum it all up, Captain Mushface has room(heh heh)for improvement, but doesn't need a whole lot to be a top tier webcomic. It's combo of great art(check out his females in the new ish!)and decent writing is worth a first and second look before you make a decision as to whether you should add it to your bookmarks or not. Just remember, it's for mature audiences, what with all the mush and all.
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Friday, December 18, 2009
Howdy folks, just wanted to let you know that my new comic endeavor, Captain Ahole, is up over at Comic Dish(a fantastic place to host your comic). Read it and weep! With laughter, of course. Hopefully. If you like goofy pg-13 superheroes. With robot sidekicks. That seem to be all the rage. And stuff. Some things coming up: old folks, sour milk, a retired super-villain, and upchucking! You HAVE to read it now, right?
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Hey everyone, just wanted to say Merry that time of year and if anyone wants to send links to their Christmas strips, do so at Uncaringmachine@aol.com and I'll post links to em in an update before Christmas day. I know lots of people love to do holiday strips, so send links, because for one, I would love to see em, and two, others will as well!-Jack
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
You know, goths; geeks sitting on couches playing and making fun of video games; inanimate objects trying to kill their owners in humorous and always unsuccessful ways(okay, maybe that one isn't so common), but you know what I mean. Cliches are a dime a dozen. So what are the dozen you hate? I for one am bored to death with animals having intelligent conversations about the universe and which came first, the chicken or the egg, blah blah blah. You're an animal. You should be wondering what that thing is biting you behind your ear, or which female sheep to hump next. Anyway, that's just my ramble. And no offense to any intelligent farm animal comics out there, because their are some really good ones(Zoology, for example), of which I've reviewed. And come on, don't worry about hurting anyone's feelings, hey, if you wanna say something like "I hate when review sites bitch about webcomics!" then say that too! Anything's game! It's open season! Speak!
Friday, December 4, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Hey, I wrote a long diatribe about what's been going on in my life and why I haven't continued the site, but it got lost somehow. I'm just going to say I miss the site and reviewing and all that, and I'll be back soon, but for now just keep making great comics and be looking for my new series, Captain A-Hole, in the new year. Hugs and daps all around...Jack