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Blastwave
posted by MetaMonkey (28 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Ah, thats Gone With The Blastwave, sorry.
posted by MetaMonkey at 12:28 PM on July 7, 2006


Wow, I got addicted to this pretty quickly. Thanks for the link.
posted by Dr-Baa at 12:39 PM on July 7, 2006


....and I'm done. Only 19 comics in a year, but the art is such high quality that it's understandable.
posted by Dr-Baa at 12:43 PM on July 7, 2006


Nicely drawn for a webcomic, but not very interesting to read.
posted by Orange Goblin at 12:46 PM on July 7, 2006


Its all about the atmosphere - it has a special feel I don't find often in web comics - kind of like the dreams one has after playing Fallout and Quake (et al.) too long.
posted by MetaMonkey at 12:50 PM on July 7, 2006


Bow

best of web
posted by jouke at 12:56 PM on July 7, 2006


the first three or four really don't draw you in... but after that, you start to get a sense of where this is leading and it gets funnier...

for the record - fave
posted by WhipSmart at 12:58 PM on July 7, 2006


Yes, very nice, and part of the joy is the understatement.
posted by OmieWise at 12:58 PM on July 7, 2006


I like it
posted by cell divide at 1:06 PM on July 7, 2006


Thanks a lot for posting this. I couldn't stop until I had seen them all.
posted by cavalier at 1:09 PM on July 7, 2006


Not to great at the beginning... definitely worth it to read them all!
posted by thebigdeadwaltz at 1:13 PM on July 7, 2006


Great comic. Hand-lettering would really improve it, though.
posted by interrobang at 1:29 PM on July 7, 2006


Heh the most recent few are very good. Thank you for pointing this out.
posted by Hicksu at 1:55 PM on July 7, 2006


That was the only thing that detracted from it for me as well. Wonderful art and a nice gentle humour.
posted by persona non grata at 1:55 PM on July 7, 2006


I was pretty impressed. The sense of humor reminded me of "Get Your War On".
posted by Clave at 1:58 PM on July 7, 2006 [1 favorite]


Smedleyman might like this.
posted by pax digita at 2:37 PM on July 7, 2006


I'm with Interrobang. Well done, but I'd really like it if it were lettered in something BESIDES Arial.
posted by beaucoupkevin at 2:37 PM on July 7, 2006


really nicely done, I think.
posted by dong_resin at 3:07 PM on July 7, 2006


Reminds me of the old Aeon Flux shorts, but with a more coherent plot. Fun stuff.
posted by mmcg at 3:39 PM on July 7, 2006


Nicely painted, but I'm left feeling like I don't get the joke or something. But maybe that's the point.
posted by Acey at 3:48 PM on July 7, 2006


Acey, the joke has a lot to do with the characters easy going attitude in the face of immense danger and consequence.

I love it, thanks! The last one was laugh out loud funny.
posted by parallax7d at 4:07 PM on July 7, 2006


"Hey guys, I found a way out!"

Now THAT was funny. I went too fast the first time, then went back and looked. That's when I had to clean up the IBHI.
posted by Dipsomaniac at 5:57 PM on July 7, 2006


Very nice. Acey you can replace the font with something in photoshop if you want.
posted by delmoi at 9:03 PM on July 7, 2006


Uh, Red vs. Blue?

Amusing though. Like Red vs. Blue.
posted by converge at 2:15 AM on July 8, 2006


it's all right. terrible font, as others have said. kind of ruins it.
posted by jimmy at 4:32 AM on July 8, 2006


Looks like I found myself this year's Halloween costume. Red, blue, or yellow?
posted by quite unimportant at 5:56 AM on July 8, 2006


I like the comic, but I want to put a vote in against hand-lettering.

A comic purist I am not. I don't see any intrinsic magic in hand-lettering. In fact, since a webcomic is basically a hypertext work, why not use a nice accessible div layer (or what have you)?

Overlay lettering is searchable, indexable, quotable, and so forth.

Further, overlaying text would give me control of my display -- I love the art and may want to see it sans verbage. I also may be visually impaired and prefer an easier-to-read font.

Finally, separation would also make internationalization and localization much simpler lowering the bar for entry into new markets.

I understand some pioneers really work the lettering to great artistic effect, and that the lettering can be carried together with the rest of the canvas to create something novel, however I will point out that is still the exception rather than the rule.

Most webcomics, this one included, would greatly benefit from a text/art separation.

Also, hand-lettering is really hard to read (for me). Arial isn't.
posted by abulafa at 9:47 AM on July 8, 2006


[this is good]
posted by neckro23 at 12:24 PM on July 9, 2006


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