Based mostly on real life events, author/artist CF Grant takes us along for the ride in a comical take on army life. That isn’t to say the comic disrespected the US Army Reserve. In fact, Grant has even been profiled in Stars & Stripes! While BOHICA Blues is a relatively newer web comic, the content within already has the makings of a classic comedy war movie. Personally I’ve always liked this sort of media because it shows the everyday side of the troops. You’re able to see who the characters are instead of just as action stars. (more…)
Playing Halo as a mobile-like top down, dual stick shooter that uses the right trigger to fire is a fun concept. Spartan Assault delivers short missions with combat fans of the FPS series will be used to. It’s quite a good translation of the combat to a faster paced overhead arcade style shooter. With quite a bit of story to each mission via the briefing screens and the cut scenes before each act, it’s quite a nice treat for hardcore Halo fans. (more…)
Well art tools help too, they’re good best friends as well.
So you’ve been doing your comic for quite awhile and you feel quite confident in your art skills. Does that mean you should resist looking at references and focus only on drawing from memory? It really is a topic of personal preference. Maybe you consider memory drawing a way to ensure your work resembles your style. That’s what we’re discussing in this weeks Friday Artist Talk! (more…)
Guess what everyone? Top Web Comics has contests now! Best of all, the grand prize for this one includes 300,000 free advertising impressions in the spot of your choice! How do you win? Well it’s another ranking system for your readers to help you out with! This time, you get a special link from the contest page here. By using that, you’ll be directing people to our new and wonderful blog section that you’re in now with your special link. Not only does it help us bring attention to Top Web Comic articles, but it also gets you higher up in the contest ranking which is on the same page you get your link from. There’s more too!
Title: Buncha drunks
This week in Web Comic Wednesday we take a stroll through the gallery which consists of Gorilla Castle. Resembling some forms of editorial comics, creator Matthew Bathan describes the comic as, “An array of characters musing about life.” I should note that the comic does rarely take a more mature tone and appearance at times, but really it’s best to describe Gorilla Castle as adult satire or even in some cases artistic pieces that are open to interpretation. (more…)
South Park is an incredibly accurate gaming experience. The style is exactly like the show and it flows so well between cut scenes and regular gameplay. Exploration in the open world of South Park makes the game just a joy to experience. You really are the new kid in town and the game does a fantastic job of making you feel like a character in the show itself.
It’s ridiculous just how entertaining it is to go from house to house and explore. The game is so much fun in this way, I’m already craving Halloween DLC, unless there is something like that in game and I’m just not there yet. This really is your own living, breathing version of the show. So much so that you’ll get distracted away from the RPG elements rather quickly. Even their implementation is well thought out. (more…)
South Park: The Stick of Truth is available right now on Steam! The wait is over! You could be downloading your own copy of the game right now! The long delayed RPG epic by Obsidian Entertainment is looking fantastic and PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 owners will be able to move their ‘new kid’ to the quiet mountain town. How much does the game look like the television show? Check out the videos after the break for a great preview of just how much this title represents the series it’s based on. (more…)
It’s Monday! Video game review day! Unfortunately we’re still waiting to be able to release our big review for this week, which I’m sure you’ll be completely surprised to hear is for South Park: The Stick of Truth. There is SO much I want to say about the game right now, but legally I can’t. So instead, lets take a look at just how cool the game looks that I’ll be reviewing tomorrow. Because that truly is the awesome thing about The Stick of Truth, it looks like the show. Read on for the making of video to see what I mean. (more…)
This weeks topic comes from Marty Basto, who suggested I do a write up for beginners who are looking to start drawing their own web comics. This doesn’t cover things such as hosting or where to post your content, just advice on how to start putting together your series. So where do you start? What do you do then? I’m sure if you’ve read a lot of journals and update logs for some web comics you have a basic idea. Lets take a deeper look. (more…)
Ironically enough, I haven’t had a chance to wrap up a web comic preview for this week because… I was working on a comic myself. That doesn’t mean I won’t be looking into one soon and I’ll have an update hopefully later on Thursday, which will probably be marked as a Wednesday post to fit into our archives better. Thanks for your patience. It’s been a long trip on my comic and I’m glad to be wrapping things up on it. I’m sure many of you can relate.
UPDATE: Web Comic Wednesday is live! Travel back in time and scroll down to it’s listing below.
That’s not to say there isn’t a certain charm to the stick figure characters in many of the updates, but xkcd is a great example to all of us that what you really need is great writing to make people smile. Y’know, if you’re going for that kind of comic. Your serious drama with frightening situations probably shouldn’t be making your audience smile. So what is xkcd? A thoughtful, direct, comic strip of sorts. It’s also this weeks focus for Web Comic Wednesday. (more…)
Currently in sixth place already on Steam’s top sellers while still in pre-order, the much anticipated South Park: The Stick Of Truth game is just around the corner! It’s been quite a journey for the Obsidian Entertainment developed title which came as a surprise being an RPG featuring the animated series by Trey Parker and Matt Stone. The game itself is being created to make players feel like they’re in an episode of South Park. So far from the gameplay footage online, it’s truly shown just how accurate this title looks to the show. (more…)
For a change this week, we’re taking a look at a movie instead of a game. Why? In the coming weeks I’ll be reviewing the game as well. After playing the first area or two of the game, I felt it would be better if I saw the movie first before delving in too far. The game itself does expand on the movie, so it probably is worth seeing the film first. Naturally there could be spoilers within, though I’m not intending any. So if you’re going out with your friends to see the movie this week, you may as well skip this review and enjoy the movie. (more…)
Odds are we’ve all been there. You have hundreds of fans and one person complaining about your work. Naturally, that one persons comment drives you crazy and somehow that whole army of people who support you still can’t get that thought out of your head. It can be incredibly difficult to deal with things like this and get back into your flow. So how do you get back on task? Here are some suggestions in this weeks Friday Artist Talk. (more…)
Now lets here from the newcomer in this Top Web Comics merger, the president of Basto Media himself, Marty Basto! What was it that convinced Marty to create this merger with TWC? Where does his interest in comics come from and what’s up with one of the biggest changes on the site, the banner ads section. (more…)
As many of you know, Top Web Comics merged with Basto Media recently. Today we feature two interviews, the first with Richard Mathis who’s dedication has kept TWC going and many comics getting the attention they deserve. If you haven’t heard much of his history before this is a wonderful way to learn more about where the list came from. (more…)
Nate the Robot has had some problems. Like losing his job, a few times. Will he ever find his place in the world? That’s yet to be seen, but so far it hasn’t worked out too well. So far though his family has stuck by him and this story that took a hiatus for a couple years after it’s 2009 – late 2010 launch has been doing well continuing his story over the past two years. This is a comic strip style story with lots of comedy. (more…)
Do you have some spare time in your busy web comic schedule? Marty Basto is looking for an illustrator. He’s the guy who partnered up with Richard Mathis to merge Top Web Comics with Basto Media and bring about some of the new improvements you’ve heard about on the site. Interested in more details? Take a look at the specs after the break. (more…)
All these years later, Fable still has a special place in gaming. Combining adventure with the ability to spend your experience points on various skills to customize the character you want to play as is one thing. The fact that it gradually changes your characters appearance is an even nicer touch depending on what skills you pick. Even your alignment determines what you hero looks like, and you age as you pick more skills. You can also choose from many outfits and even add tattoos or change your hair style.
Cosmetics aside there is a lot to do in the world of Fable. After the intro, you become a member of the Heroes Guild. This doesn’t mean you have to be a nice guy though. In fact, you can downright be a villain that acts as a hero in other quests. It seems to be more of a way people look at you early on in the game. Villains or even those who just look imposing cause villagers and passerbys to quake in fear. Heroes inspire cheers and positive reactions. (more…)
It can be difficult to write romance into a web comic. You’re updating your readers based on a set schedule and the story can always feel like it’s stuttering along to you because of this. At times you really just want to get a whole situation out there but you’re forced to wait for those release dates you’ve set. In the sense of writing romance, this can get draining on the audience if not done right. After all, unless your stories are specifically romantically related, it can feel off track from your regular story line. So what do you do? (more…)