Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Friday, July 01, 2011
You see, I actually have no clue when the website started, all i know was it was sometime around summer time in 2001, and the comic didn't start on the website until the autumn I think. This is what i get for not dating the earliest posts on the site!
The comic and website ended in 2006, so it was only actually going for 5 years, but it's been 10 years since I had a crack at a webcomic which started out as mainly in jokes for friends online and eventually grew a plot of some sort. It was pretty much nonsense from beginning to end, but people enjoyed it and I had fun writing it even if some of it is kind of embarrassing to look back at now.
I illustrated this as an exclusive print for the MCM Expo because i knew a few peeps that were fans of the comic when it was around were going to pop by to my table, so I thought this would be a treat.
It was actually quite fun to draw these guys again, including some in this picture who were never seen in colour before. I can still draw a majority of this lot from pure memory.
Also, before anyone one accuses me of stealing poses (which I admittedly did do from time to time with some of the old MGGG art) this is a intentional parody of this FLCL illustration: [link] At first I was going to do a more obvious spoof of a End of Evangelion poster but I thought this was more appropriate to the tone of the comic (read: bat shit nutty).
So yeah just wanted to see if I could still draw in this style again if I never needed to. I don't think I will be going back to making webcomics any time soon or ever though, I'm not really much of a writer, I prefer to just do the drawing side of things.