Saturday, February 22, 2014

Starbolts #224: Our Gods at War



 Hail!

Robkas, Robkas, Robkas. You have been a bad little amphibious monkey haven't you? You back the wrong horse, incur the wrath of the Gods and now you've hurt Mateo just after sexy times. I don't see anyone rooting for this obvious ass. He has no redeemable qualities save for the fact that he didn't take advantage of the situation after Mateo was shot. I couldn't write that. Besides, Aquita would have blasted him through the wall with her sonic scream.

I think next week we may see a new sprite design for Mateo. I've been thinking about it a lot lately. The sprite is one of the last designs I have held over from before JewWario gave me the sprite template. I held off on making one because the wings make things hard. But, I do have them separate and I may change him and Pal'idin since both use the same body shape. Doing them side by side would be easier, I think.

Of course, I may have to redo Mateo's outro as well. We'll see. Videos are going up at an even clip. This weekend will see the launch of me talking about the characters in the New Warriors again. Fun will be had at this channel:  http://www.youtube.com/cferra1227

Speaking of the New Warriors, I did get the first issue of the fifth volume and I believe that will be the first video I'll do when I get back in March. We'll see. For now, we've got Robkas and his zany antics.

Oh and giant green sea monsters that turn into goddesses. Don't forget those. Damn, that was fun to draw. =)

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Starbolts #223: Double Date



Hail!

I know it's the day AFTER Vakentune's Day. But, here's a Valentine's Day comic. One of these years Valentine's Day will come on a Saturday and then you'll be amazed. AMAZED, I tell you!  Or maybe not. I don't know. I did this comic to show both Aquita and Mateo being a little antsy about Robkas being on the loose and a bit of Robkas's past with her to show WHY he's infatuated with the Princess. As for the promise? Well, it doesn't really count if she dates someone off world and he had been missing and presumed dead for years. Hell, the state has deemed him persona non grata if you go by the panels at the Xemplara Academy. He's an outcast. His own people do not want anything to do with him after the incident from 100 or so comics ago.

I also showed off some new designs for Xazes and Delclina this week. Xazes, I wanted to show him in more heroic garb. He's the God of Justice is he not? He needs something to show that he is a mighty warrior. His father, Delclina gets a more windy/sky like appearance since he is the God of the Sky. I was also going to have a giant sprite of Aquita overlaying on the panel every time Robkas gets cursed or something. But, that may detract from the original arts.

But, yeah, this week's comic shows that even though the future's uncertain, they will meet the challenge head on. It's kind of what they do as heroes and as lovers. I was going o have Manta and Jenna in this. But, they don't have as big a stake in it as Mateo and Aquita, do. For those two, the Robkas thing is personal. He's like an obsessive ex with superpowers.

The question is...where was he dragged off to? Find out next week!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Starbolts #222: Clash of the Titans



Hail!

Looks like the Starbolts er...Xemplara have their hands full with the avatars. That is until Robkas came and teleported them away. It isn't over, though. Not by a long shot. I'm still going to do a Valentine's Day comic next week. But, I have a feeling Robkas may show up to stir the pot up a little. Heh. He's always got a plan.Of course, they never work out. Next week will be Starbolts #223: Double Date. We'll see what happens when Robkas interrupts a pleasant evening. Heh...

In other news, I am about to reupload my New Warriors retrospective up on Youtube. It has been a long time coming and FINALLY I'll have caught up on everything. All my videos will be back online and I'll be posting new ones shortly thereafter. I hope I'm not rusty as it has been a while. Eh, I should be fine. You never really forget. Making a video's like riding a bicycle. If that bicycle was Vegas 12...

Until next time, everyone!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Starbolts #221: The Aquan Rider

This comic is dedicated to the memory of Justin "JewWario" Carmical aka The Famikamen Rider.



 I had a few plans when I was going to work on this comic. Originally, I was going to make it a Kamen Rider spoof and show it to JewWario. Sadly, that ship sailed and I cannot dwell on the what-ifs. My two plans after hearing about the news were to 1. Have Bluestreak break the fourth wall and have the Starbolts attend a memorial and 2. Have a special two panel spread at the end. But, you know what? I like the other idea better. Have an extra two panels at the end and dedicating the comic to my friend and mentor. Besides, my friend, MarzGurl may do something with Justin's awesome character known far and wide as "The Famikamen Rider". I can't in good conscience step on her toes. That and I REALLY want to see what she does.

Still, it is a week later and for the most part I am doing okay. It helped a lot to talk about Justin at any opportunity. He meant a lot to a lot of people and I'm definitely sure he'd have appreciated the Kamen Rider spoof and the dedication at the end. I know I don't know much about Kamen Rider. But, I tried my best, you know? It's all I can really do. As I've said many times, I'm going to keep doing what I do in his honor. It's the least I can do.

As far as characters go, yes, Danar is a jerk. Aquita had NO time to change into her uniform and yet he berates her for showing up in the office in a bikini. At least she's dried off. I can imagine salt water stains would be hell to get out of that purple carpet.

I've always got to end on a joke, huh? It's just how I cope with this. Justin, you were my friend and my mentor. This comic is for you and as I said in the last panel, the legend will continue.

Ride on, FKR and Thanks!