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May 26th, 2007, 9:40 am

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Z-Axis, May 26th, 2007, 9:43 am

Yes, on schedule for once... Lets see how long I can keep this going ;)

This was very much inspired by Irregular Webcomic ( and the various 'red line' jokes in its Cliffhangers theme.

I don't think I'm falling to the evils of 4th-wall breaking here, as they're not referring to anything outside the world of the strip, but in any case feedback is very much appreciated.

Z-Axis, May 27th, 2007, 1:20 pm

Thank you.

Threeshades (Guest), May 27th, 2007, 6:42 pm

Nice idea with the red line! It really cracked me up. Maybe you should look to get more text into a comic, to make the big detail more worthwhile. I mean you spend hours on a strip that's read in a couple of seconds

onasuma, May 28th, 2007, 7:35 am

Update? On time? This is not the webcomic i know and love!

Seriously though, nice strip

UR TEH GAYE, June 1st, 2007, 5:27 am

Good joke, made me chuckle. But I agree with "Threeshades". We need longer and/or more text, to get the story really going. But I shall keep reading until they escape the ship or die horribly!

Just as long as they don't die right when they reach the exit. =|

Z-Axis, June 3rd, 2007, 9:37 am

Late again, I'm afraid. I have generally been doing other things, and I haven't yet thought of a joke. Next week should bring a comic, hopefully...

onasuma, June 4th, 2007, 12:50 pm

I wondered how long it would last...
Actually, im also currently suffering from writers block but thats life i suppose

Z-Axis, June 4th, 2007, 1:26 pm

It's not over! Just temporarily on hiatus... :p

Eldronaar, June 12th, 2007, 3:52 am

Dude, your comics are excellent, couldn't stop laughing at some! Loving it! Fav'd!

Z-Axis, June 12th, 2007, 12:42 pm

Thank you for all the kind comments! There should (hopefully) be a comic this weekend, but since I have much revision to do this might not be the case.

Edit: Sorry, taking that back. I have an exam tomorrow, and therefore a comic will be impossible. The same probably goes for next weekend, but after that point I'll finally be free of exams so a comic will become possible.

Nathaniel, representative of Imp (Guest), June 23rd, 2007, 2:29 pm

Yea, nice work u do. But this one's kinda lame, theres no change on the face when the techpriest says if we follow this red line. Keep going! Great job ur doing...

onasuma, June 23rd, 2007, 4:05 pm

Not really a change that would fit here other than normal. What expression would he be showing?

Z-Axis, June 24th, 2007, 6:58 am

Hmm... what sort of change would you suggest? I'm probably not going to modify this comic, but it would be useful for future reference.

Since only the techpriest's eyes are visible, there's no expression that could be easily shown as far as I can tell.

Max Radical (Guest), June 24th, 2007, 10:03 pm

Constructive Crits Hi there

I like the idea here, there's a lot of humour to be mined from the 40k universe. And some of the perspective work in the early strips shows you're capable of more than just aping Order of the Stick.

A couple of thoughts:
1. Reduce the strip size - the huge size of the page isn't justified by how much happens. Remember, the time you spend on art isn't wasted even when it's shrunk; in fact it looks more detailed.
2. You could benefit from having more than one gag in a strip. In some cases the build up is too long for a simple (and in cases predictable) gag. There are lots of ways to get character humour in that aren't just "set up set up and punchline!"

Keep it up, enjoy what you do.

Z-Axis, June 25th, 2007, 10:01 am

Thank you for the excellent criticisms, Max. I'll try to experiment with those ideas in next week's strip.

onasuma, July 24th, 2007, 11:41 am

2 months... Come on Z. You've had 2 months to give us a comic. Please? Ill make you a guest star in commissar. Actually that isnt a bad idea...

Z-Axis, July 24th, 2007, 1:06 pm

2 months? Wow. Well, there could be a comic this weekend... or I could just be getting your hopes up, only to dash them once again! Dash them, I say!

In other words, you'll just have to wait and see :P

Edit: The comic's looking a bit unlikely now; I'll try to make it today but I can't promise I will.

Edit again: Well, the comic is scripted and ready for drawing, but I don't have time right now, so it will have to be tomorrow. :)

Edit again, again: Or not. Sorry, work is very annoying :s Next week I'll be less busy. Really.

Edit 3again: Well, the first panel is done. Yes, it's taking a long time... on the other hand, you can all look forward to gratuitous perspective ;)

Edit again*4: The comic's halfway done. Since there are a load of new characters (albeit, temporary characters... ;)), and I'm using perspective shots in every panel, the comic's taking longer to draw. For a preview of some of my characters, check the OotS-style art/fanart thread on GiantITP.

onasuma (without time to log in) (Guest), August 11th, 2007, 11:46 am

*Goes to look* *also, expects comic by the end of the day ;))
EDIT on sunday: LIES! LIES! LIES! LIES! we had a deal... *is hurt*

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