Thursday, June 30, 2011

Astronaut Design

I have a new design in the shop? Wow. It's been ages since I've done much art besides Triangle Dude drawing stuffs. I suppose I've been in the mood. I did a little doodley of an astronaut a week or two ago and liked the idea and way it looked. I decided I'd make a go at it and make it look more polished.

I'm happy with the result :) Skeletons are always cool to look at. I like to think there's some sort of crazy radiation or super light out there in space that's acting like an xray on the space explorer... exposing his inner workings. Anywho, here's a link! Astronaut Design.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

This is a Triangle Dude Post

It's been a while since I've posted anything about Triangle Dude - but that's alright. He understands. I'm a busy guy - and so is he. He's been up to plenty of shenanigans lately.

I'm proud to say I haven't skipped any days this year so far. I've gotten a comic out every day I was supposed to! Also, it's amazing, but Triangle Dude is closing in on comic #300. The big Three O O. Oh boy.

Triangle Dude has enjoyed about 170,000 visitors with about 430,000 page views from 147 different countries. United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, and Ireland being the big 5 countries to check out Triangle Dude.

Readership is alright, it was never huge, but I think it's finally recovered after my long hiatus :D

Aren't statistics fun? I think so. Thank you Google Analytics.

Digital Chamber

Hey! I was recently asked to do some artwork for a digital album cover. The music in the album is based off video games! Rpg's to be more precise. Video game music is the bomb. Someone set us up the bomb.

The album is called Digital Chamber and it's available on Bandcamp. The awesome music is by none other than Curtis Zondag. He's done a really good job of creating this music - it sounds like it would be right at home in some epic RPG.

Here's a blurb about the album:

"This album is dedicated to gamers young and old. The digital orchestra recreates the feeling of old role-playing games. Featured in this album is Quest Suite, a 4-part journey filled with peril. Press start and be on your way."

Wicked. Here's some quick sketches I did followed by the completed piece :D

MS Paint Adventures

Today, I have come to tell you about probably one of the most amazing "web comics" I have ever had the pleasure to read. MS Paint Adventures is amazing! I am currently reading "Homestuck" which is the current story in progress.

The comics are based on old school text based adventure games. The "Player," AKA the reader is typing in commands to progress the story and the characters. This is not to say you can actually control the characters or the story - it's just been set up to look that way. Instead of a typical "Next" button to continue to the next page the reader clicks a command which relates to what is currently happening. This was a totally original and creative thing to me and it works very well.

The comic pages usually comprise of an image and some text below it for the reader to read. There is more however, as many pages are also animated gifs and some are even full flash animations with sound. It's quite the experience to read through.

The humour is great and the story is even better. Homestuck's storyline involves numerous characters, time travel, video games, and all sorts of crazy happenings and shenanigans. I haven't finished Homestuck yet, (the comic is still a work in progress at the moment) I'm on about page 2000... and there's still a bit for me to get through before I'm all caught up.

Also, there's some excellent music made by all sorts of people to go along with Homestuck.

Homestuck Vol. 1
Homestuck Vol. 4
Homestuck Vol. 7

There's a lot more out there.