Of birthdays and claws…April 16th, 2009 |
- Biography of the warlord Gen, of Earth.
This weeks FERA update finally shows the diversity in the species referred to as “Orc”. I feel I must point out that this diversity is not only on the level of “I have tentacles” etc. but also having technology grafted onto their bodies be that clockwork, sheet metal or even chemical implants/enhancements.
I keep thinking I should have had a “Riiiip” sound effect to show that Dom’ had ripped her sleeves off before the last panel but I like how it looks as it is and I don’t want to spoil it.
The reasoning behind her ripping the sleeves off is simple- long, flappy sleeves get in the way when you’re trying to wield a sword. Also, her original design always had a tattoo on her arm, and it seemed a shame to cover it up.
Having Jakob fight alongside her was partly because although in the original version of the story he plays a minor role, a lot of people seemed to really like his character and it seemed only fair to give him some more “screen time” as it were.
In other news- I’m considering heading to London Film and Comic Con in July with Donna- should be fun, although I am tempted to ask Eve Myles to say “Owen”.
Also a big thankyou to all of those who wished me a happy birthday for yesterday (15th April). I had a really nice day and a lovely meal the previous night with Donna.
Since I’m feeling a little lazy today I only have one webcomic to mention:
Broken Plot Device by Lis “LizardBeth” Boriss
What can I say? Broken Plot Device is an excellent comic filled with geek references, parody and some times downright sillyness.
I started reading BPD shortly after starting FERA and was bowled away- the artwork is great, the cast of characters seems huge but at the same time each of them is unique and interesting.
Perhaps the hook that pulled me in may not apply to some but the opening strip brilliantly shows the mixture of pride and terror when publishing that first page of your webcomic.
Over the course of the comic we’re introduced to various characters, and there’s plenty of geek-goings-on whether that be perverted cyber-pets, gadgetry, pokemon and much more.
If you like geek-stuff, don’t mind anthro characters and love great art then you really should check BPD out. What more can I say… theres Dragons and Ninjas if that helps? And the creator also does a regular ustream of her working on various pieces of art- as with the other ustreams I’ve seen (such as Lar DeSouza, Jennie Breeden and Keith W.) its all good stuff and if you’re like me you’ll enjoy learning how others do their work and perhaps it’ll help improve your own.
- T III (angelKat Entertainment)