Graduation

I JUST graduated from high school. Video i made was a success. im tired. and a bit lonely, but eh, i can live with that. I’ll probably post a video and pictures tomorrow. first, sleep.

20 webcomic reviews update #2

1. Of – Reading 2. Flat Life – rereading 3. Star Crossed destiny – Rereading 4. Veronica Furious – Rereading 5. Punks and Losers – Rereading 6. Loserz – 50% done 7. Stuff Sucks – 20% 8. MSF High – 75% done 9. Home on the Strange – still reading 10. No need for Bushido – rereading 11. Abstract Gender – 50% 12. Oriyan – rereading 13. Girls with Slingshots – rereading 14. Zap! – started 15. Striptease – Rereading 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. Coming along nicely. Still need more. I’ve been asked by multiple webcomic artists to do a ComicGenesis webcomic review, but I’m avoiding that for now. Ban on CG reviews will hold out indefinitely. Honestly, I hate anyone who tries to point out that I’m biased towards comicgenesis. It’s been a problem for me for a while now, and to tell the truth, I’m not going to put up with those that moan and bitch about my reviews without the proper evidence anymore. 20

I got mentioned for a podcast….

And it wasn’t even for a review. It was a small mention for another project of mine on nothing else other than the Gigcast. Listen to it now, the mention occurs at about 4:17 Basically, I took a break from webcomic reviews to write this serial story for the ComicGenesis forums. This story is none other than Desperate Keenwives, an alternate take on the popular show Desperate Housewives. It was an idea I threw out on the ComicGenesis IRC room, and tossed it about as a possibility for a Jam. However, I threw it about and finally decided upon writing the serial story with the members of the forums as the characters. Many different elements were based off the original show, but its grown completely away from its roots. Plus, it’s a bit raunchier, considering the people involved. ComicGenesis and its forums has a deep lore thanks to its numerous jams and the people involved, so its pretty fun to pull out elements from DH and CG and combine one bastard child. Reading the story is pretty easy- you can either read the story on the ComicGenesis Wiki, or go through its thread in the forums. Season 1: Read it on the forums or on the Comic Genesis Wiki Season 2: Read it on the forums or on the Comic Genesis Wiki So read and enjoy. A fully edited version will appear as a book later this year!

20 webcomic reviews update #1

1. Of – Reading

2. Flat Life – rereading

3. Star Crossed destiny – Rereading

4. Veronica Furious – Rereading

5. Punks and Losers – Rereading

6. Loserz – 50% done

7. Stuff Sucks – started

8. MSF High – 75% done

9. Home on the Strange – starting to read

10. No need for Bushido – rereading

11. Abstract Gender – Started

12. Oriyan – rereading

13. Girls with Slingshots – rereading

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I swear to god, I think I’m slowly going insane. By the looks of it, this will probably be done in mid-June. After all, this actually counts as homework to me. So whoopee. Anyone else have more suggestions?

Things I hate about webcomics

Okay, I’ve had plenty of things I hate about webcomics. Things that bother the crap out of me to no end, and they come up time and time again in webcomics, and truthfully, it gets to be a pain to look at. This may not reflect the rest of the Korsil.net crew, as it is my own views. I won’t use any actual comics as examples, as not to insult anyone. 1. “OMG, Let’s start a comic!” This is one many smaller comics are guilty of. You know the drill, two of the characters talking to each other on the first page of the comic, saying, “Let’s start a webcomic!” and the other replying in “Okay!”. This happens way too much. Come on, can’t you use a much easier character introduction than this old bag? Try something new. Anything, really, just keep away from this. And please, please don’t try to make fun of this for your first strip. People have to get used to your comedy, and it’ll bascially become the same thing you were attempting to rip off. 2. “Look! It’s Piro-sama!” Don’t, don’t cameo famous characters. We get it, they’re popular. Don’t . At the same time, don’t do your own take of Piro’s infamous “sad girl in the snow” unless it was a bukkake scene. Somehow, I’m guessing somebody did a take on that already. 3. “Read right to left” What exactly does it accomplish if you flip your comic from right to left, exactly? Does this make you “genuine” to make people read in the traditional manga style? Please. It’s just another bother for people to use. I have yet to see a good comic actually attempt to use the flipped style effectively. It basically becomes a cheap flip in photoshop instead of an interesting experiment of different styles. 4. “Page 1-2-3-4” Okay, one of my little annoyances, I know, but when a comic doesn’t have a button for the next comic or the previous comic, it gets to be a bug in your ass to navigate these pages. 5. “I love , I’m going to make a comic out of it!” You know the idea. Somebody loves a well known cultural object with a respective fanbase, and attempts to make a webcomic out of it. Yeah, there are those that have pulled off the concept at least halfway decently or amazingly well, but every other comic has attempted to do so has failed, as they try to use the same exact characters from the universe, but either making fun of the storyline already built or simply idolize the universe/object over and over again I’ll probably make more of these another time.

Current Webcomic faves

Yeah, I love to read webcomics. But every so often, there are comics that I just adore. Some do become a flavor of the week to me, but there are those comics that I find myself recommending. So I compiled a short list of comics that I’m enjoying right now.

  • Questionable Contentqcjeph‘s indie rock drama/comedy still rawks my socks. Call me a sucker, but the writing is superb and he’s getting better and better with his art. I want a pintsize t-shirt, dammit.
  • Darken – I don’t like to place favorites on only certain genres, so I like to have my tastes to be spread out across like jelly. And to tell the truth, Darken really does fit a great anti-hero tale set in a fantasy world. And honestly, I can’t find any other place that I can enjoy.
  • NetherOak – GODDAMN. I keep recommending this comic to all those that ask me, but nobody seems to catch on to how much I love this comic. Seriously, reddeadrazi‘s anime-inspired story about asian gangs in Toronto and a new drug really does evolve in terms of art, and the slow transformation is AWESOME. It’s right now at the ending, and I find myself checking the site every day in order to see another page of the action packed finale (the comic is part of the Hot Bullet Press comics collective, which is an awesome collection of action packed comics.). Read it. I’ll probably say it multiple times here, but READ IT.
  • Renaissance Ogre – It’s only five pages. I know. But I’m a huge Elf Only Inn fan, and seeing Sortelli at it again with a webcomic makes me a happy little fan. The comic is only available on his livejournal, so go and read it now. There aren’t many pages anyways, so there isn’t any reason why you should ignore the comic. Plus, it has an Aussie ogre. And he’s an accountant. What can’t you love about that combo?
  • Gloomy Nancy – Found this through Razi Oak (reddeadrazi), and I can’t help but read the comic for the Canadian humor and snappy dialouge that occurs. Plus, the line “Holy Crap! You were a little asian princess!” totally won me.