March 4, 2006 1:17 AM   Subscribe

Kid Radd is a sprite comic. Wait, don't roll your eyes and start work on that snarky comment. It is, actually, good. It tells the light-hearted and philosophical tale of a self-aware video game sprite. Original art, and bits of animation. Read, watch, enjoy.
posted by TwelveTwo (20 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The work will first appear derriative of "Reboot", "Tron", and some other sources. However, you will find that it will soon diverge from the works' obvious inspiration. I believe it is of the best of the web. Read from the beginning.
posted by TwelveTwo at 1:20 AM on March 4, 2006

Of all the words to misspell! "derivative" not "derriative." Whatever, I'm going to sleep.
posted by TwelveTwo at 1:36 AM on March 4, 2006

nice execution, but not terribly funny
posted by lemonfridge at 2:28 AM on March 4, 2006

hmmm, not good enough to get me in in ten short episodes
posted by wilful at 3:17 AM on March 4, 2006

I like it. Thanks.
posted by Gator at 5:02 AM on March 4, 2006

More interesting things happen later on. Still not hilarious, but some good ideas.
posted by beerbajay at 6:20 AM on March 4, 2006

I agree with lemonfridge. I went through the first chapter and was not particularly impressed. I felt like I had seen all this before in RPG World, and better. Just as I was starting to get bored though, I got into chapter 2 and it got better. Looking through the list of chapters yet to go, I think this comic has some potential.

Point being: Thanks for the link, TwelveTwo.

-Oh, and on a side note: Does anybody else find it frustrating that the "next" button on the title page of every comic isn't in line with the "next" button on the rest of the panels?
posted by mikeweeney at 6:41 AM on March 4, 2006

Yeah, that is frustrating. Actually, having a title page to click past for each "episode" is frustrating in and of itself. I'd like it better if the layout of the whole thing were more of a standard Web comic format rather than having to click to see each panel. Still, I'm really enjoying the storyline. Again, thanks.
posted by Gator at 7:38 AM on March 4, 2006

Ah, saw this one a few years ago and loved it. The format is pretty bizarre but it works, and to quite good effect later one (with musical cues, animation and such). Not the most hilarious comic and the early stuff has been done elsewhere, but as it continues it gets some interesting storyline and concepts.
posted by luftmensch at 8:37 AM on March 4, 2006

Yeah, it's not particularly funny, and the begining part (the kid rad game) is pretty boring

After that, it gets intresting.
posted by delmoi at 9:30 AM on March 4, 2006

Just read it start to finish. Gets pretty heavy-handed and serious towards the end but overall I'm quite glad I stuck with it.
posted by Ryvar at 9:33 AM on March 4, 2006

Just went through the whole darn thing. Quite a chunk from my Saturday morning, but really quite worth it. Thanks.
posted by WCityMike at 10:14 AM on March 4, 2006

Ditto the last two comments - great way to spend a Saturday. Thanks for posting this.
posted by Remy at 12:13 PM on March 4, 2006

This makes me miss my nintendo.
posted by stavrogin at 1:43 PM on March 4, 2006

Wow. I just sat down and read through the lot. When it started out I thought 'Man, this is lame.' Then it got better. By the end I was totally hooked. Awesome!
posted by RokkitNite at 2:14 PM on March 4, 2006

Based on everyone's comments, I decided to skip a little and start with chapter 2. Great comic! I'm reading the Earthbound parody and laughing out loud.
posted by CrunchyFrog at 9:14 PM on March 4, 2006

It's a shame that it starts out so lousy, because it gets quite good later on, especially the last half. I really enjoyed it. Thanks for posting, TwelveTwo.
posted by Marla Singer at 9:25 PM on March 4, 2006

"Ultimate Combo ..." I nearly cried. Again, thanks for posting.
posted by CrunchyFrog at 9:46 PM on March 4, 2006

Ha ha! I'm glad I wasn't the only one who found the whole Mofo sequence highly amusing. I got a bit worried when it mentioned a super-powerful boss that can only be beaten with the little-used power 'meditate' and I immediately thought 'Hey, that's Mother 2!'
posted by RokkitNite at 9:58 AM on March 5, 2006

It did indeed start out slow, but it turned out to be really engaging. Thanks for posting this!

This needs to be made into a NES ROM Hack.
posted by Durhey at 9:24 AM on March 7, 2006

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