Thursday, December 31, 2015
Starbolts: A Look to the Past
Today is the seventh anniversary of when I started this comic! Seven years ago, the world was a different place. Iron Man premiered and started a cinematic universe that has continued to this very day. I also posted my first comic in the blogs of TGWTG.com on New Years' Eve that year just to see if people would like it. It turned out they did. They really did! I was surprised and kept going and going.
Eventually, I got the help of Justin "JewWario" Carmical and well the rest as they say is history. I'm not as hard on the old sprites as Marcus up there is. Sure they look kind of goofy. But, what do you expect? I had just started learning how to make sprite based characters from scratch. Not everything is going to be perfect right out of the gate. With time and patience, I think I did okay. I still love doing the comic and I don't see myself stopping any time soon.
But, man there are a LOT of characters in the last four panels aren't there? Naming them all would take a while. I wanted to keep it as heroes vs villains who have showed up already. So, the fire based avatar isn't going to show up in the pic. She'll be showing up next week.
There's a lot of old faces in the pic, too. Like Halconis with his red energy sword. Some new faces like Kyodon are even there. I kept a clean version of this pic so I can add more heroes and villains as they debut. I also realized that I could use more characters without powers. For some reason, that has always seemed tricky to make. For me anyway.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy the comic. It was a lot of fun making it and soon we'll be continuing our march to Starbolts #300. Now that will be fun!
Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more stuff coming your way! Happy anniversary, Starbolts!