Posted on April 4, 2011 by Tophat
You're freaking out the dead, lady.
A couple of housekeeping items here first before we go jumping into Gunnerkrigg Court’s industy-versus-nature shenanigans. First off, you may have noticed the site looked a bit different on Friday. Yes, yes, I know. A website on the internet that ran an April Fools Day joke? How original! Well, it went a bit deeper than that. See, April 1 is Faceplant’s birthday! And since we made such a big deal over reaching 100 posts, we were pretty much roped into doing something equally as wacky for the one year anniversary. If you missed it, not to worry! You can read Enosh’s joke post here, and if you’re REALLY bored you can read about my thoughts on reaching the one year mark here. Making Faceplant has been a lot of fun over the last year, and we have you guys to thank for it! Really, awesome.
Anyway, if all that is way too meta for you, feel free just to just keep on reading this article, where I totally promise I’ll start talking about Tom Siddell’s Gunnerkrigg Court comic and the antics therein.
Filed under: Games | Tagged: Antimony Carver, City Face, coming of age, demon dogs, Gunnerkrigg Court, Kat Donlan, mystery, robots, sci-fi- boarding school, shadow 2, Tom Siddell, web comic | 1 Comment »
Posted on June 18, 2010 by Enosh
One of the first webcomics with a storyline that I began reading with any kind of consistency was a little comic called Post-Nuke. As the title implies its one of the many post-apocalyptic stories about a man and his dog fighting a losing battle against the final destruction of civilization. It’s a very grim comic done in pencil and pen. The storyline is presented in issues like a traditional paperback, and author and artist Andreas Duller did originally plan to publish each issue individually. Now the plan is to publish the first 10 issues in a single book.
Duller has said that the online edition of Post-Nuke is more of a first draft for this final book than an actual publication, and it shows. Duller is not a native English speaker, which honestly doesn’t affect the comic a whole lot, but it’s something to keep in mind when the dialogue begins to degrade. And believe me, it will degrade. The fact is the whole comic begins a vicious tale spin in issue 7, but we’ll come to that later. (more…)
Filed under: Comics | Tagged: Andreas Duller, black and white, comic, comic review, comic reviews, comics, deviantART, Enosh, Gone With the Blastwave, ink, nuclear, nuclear winter, pen, pencil, post-apocalypse, Post-Nuke, review, web comic, web comics, What's in the box? | 2 Comments »
Posted on June 2, 2010 by Tophat
Okay, so I admit it. I’m writing this for somewhat selfish purposes. It’s been several months since I started reading Andrew Hussie’s current mega-epic, Homestuck, and I have no idea what exactly is going on. What’s worse, my two Faceplant amigos, as well as a disturbing majority of people who I seem to encounter in my somewhat unusual life, absolutely refuse to pick it up, leaving me to wildly speculate and guess at the plot’s direction alone.
Homestuck is technically the fourth installment on Andrew Hussie’s mspaintadventures site, and looking to be the second one actually finished. The site is filled with a unique kind of web comic that mirrors and pokes fun at text-based adventure games. The first two adventures, Jail Break and Bard’s Quest, were both incomplete, with the ever popular Problem Sleuth adventure being the first adventure that has a beginning, middle and end. (more…)
Filed under: Comics | Tagged: Ace Dick, adventure game format, Andrew Hussie, Bard's Quest, comics, Homestuck, Humor, Jail Break, John Egbert, mspaintadventures, Problem Sleuth, Sburb, shebang, suggestion box, Sweet Bro and Hella Jeff, Sylladex, tophat, Truffle Shuffle, web comic, web comics | Leave a Comment »
Posted on May 26, 2010 by Enosh
What do you get when put a six-year-old in charge of writing a comic? You get the Desperado of police thrillers. Axe Cop isn’t over just any top. This unibaby has shot right over Mt. Everest. Drawn by Ethan Nicolle and written by his five-year old brother Malachai, Axe Cop is the perfect blend of fun ink and pen and sheer insanity.
Most five-year old boys, and a lot of girls, I know tell amazing stories about superheroes doing strange things in the name of justice, but few are able to maintain the storyline for five months and keep any sort of continuity. Whether it is through coaxing from his older brother or not, the continuity and pseudo-logic the storyline follows is impressive. Readers ride along with Axe Cop as he drives a bus with no steering on rollercoaster tracks of insanity. It’s impossible to predict and the results are sheer awesome. (more…)
Filed under: Comics | Tagged: 2010, awesome, axecop, boy, brothers, child, comedy, comic review, comic reviews, comics, Enosh, Ethan Nicolle, Humor, kid, Malachai Nicolle, review, reviews, Simon Pegg, web comic, web comics, writing | 1 Comment »
Posted on May 24, 2010 by Enosh
I’m going to let you in on a little secret.
Well I’m not going to shout it across the room, come here. Little closer. Closer. Too close……closer. Ok, here it goes. I’m a nerd. There I said it. I posted it on the internet so you know it’s true.
Now that that’s off my chest I have some fabulous news for all of my fellow nerds. There is a comic wholeheartedly dedicated to our plight. XKCD is a physicist’s, mathematician’s, linguist’s, and a systems analyst’s comic all rick rolled into one. I will be the first to admit that I by no means get every reference in the comic, but reading through the archives with a Wikipedia tab close at hand is one of the single greatest pleasures I have had in the past year. (more…)
Filed under: Comics | Tagged: blogosphere, comic reviews, comics, culture, Enosh, entertainment, Firefly, internet, internet tubes, life, linquistics, math, nature, nerdom, Non-Sequitar, philosophy, Randall Munroe, relationships, review, reviews, society, Summer Glau, technology, thoughts, web comic, web comics, writing, XKCD | Leave a Comment »
Posted on May 17, 2010 by Tophat
There are a lot of comics out there that use Dungeons and Dragons as a basis for their jokes. I think we can safely say at this point that the internet is used largely for either porn or extremely nerdy jokes, so it should come as no surprise that there are quite a few comics inspired by the classic pencil and paper game.
I’ll admit it- I was a casual Dungeons and Dragons player. A… social DnDer, if you will, but some of my favorite experiences with the game were when me and my friends would deviate from the standard rules a bit and make something hilarious. When, for example, one of my friends created a morbidly obese kilt wearing man who failed an agility check in the first thirty seconds of the game and had a massive heart attack, prompting my mage to attempt a sloppy open heart surgery procedure on him, well, those are memories that really stick with you over the years.
I can almost hear our dungeon master now. “Do you have a proficiency in open heart surgery?” (more…)
Filed under: Comics | Tagged: adventure, Belkar, comic, DnD, Dungeons and Dragons, Durkon, Elan, Epic, fantasy, Haley, Order of the Stick, redcloak, Rich Burlew, Roy, stick figure, tophat, Vaarsuvius, web comic, web comics, Xykon | Leave a Comment »
Posted on April 1, 2010 by Tophat
Anyone who has been reading web comics for any length of time has at least heard of Sluggy Freelance. And why wouldn’t they? Written and drawn by Pete Abrams and created in August of 1997, Sluggy Freelance is one of the oldest comics available on the internet. It’s long, looping stories may not be for everyone, however, and it’s definitely not the kind of comic that you should pick up if you don’t intend to read the entire archives.
And don’t get me wrong on this: reading the entire archives is a commitment.
Sluggy Freelance is a daily comic, and has been for it’s entire 10+ year run. Of course, once you start reading, you’re not going to be able to stop. You’ve been warned. (more…)
Filed under: Comics | Tagged: comic, comic review, comic reviews, comics, Epic, Humor, long running, Pete Abrams, Sluggy Freelance, web comic, web comics | 1 Comment »