Saturday, October 31, 2015

Starbolts #288: Old Ghosts

Hail and Happy Halloween, everyone!

Richard Smythe, a ghost possessing his decaying husk has a lot to answer for. He killed his former teammates in cold blood, tried to kill his best friend Jack and of course betrayed Soldier Six to D.I.S.C.O.R.D. He was brought back by Demonstorm and now has a choice to make. Does he want to become a walking husk or does he want to join his former friends and be judged due to the sins he committed against them. I think in the last panel, he has found a third option. We'll be exploring that option after the Kyodon saga wraps up!

This was a fun comic to work on! I know it is a little on the long side since it's forty panels and all. But, I wanted to give almost every ghost a spotlight. I have Air Raid dive-bombing Cobra. Cheetah chasing after him in a demonic car. And finally I have the zombie Soldier Six show up and scare Cobra senseless. Please note the blood stain on zombie Scarlett. That's where Cobra shot her.

I have to admit, I really liked that line:

"Why are you haunting me and not Jack?"
"We like him. We hate you!"

Eh. Makes sense all things considered. At least now we know what happened to him post Starbolts #275. He escaped and managed to rescue three members of his team. He's going to need ALL of them in the coming storyline. I meant for this Halloween special to also tie into a future story. I think it works well given what day it is. =D

I didn't really have time to work on a new page this week as I was working on this comic. I'll try to have a new one up in a couple days. Hope you all have a great Halloween! Scare you next time! MWHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Starbolts #287: The Hero King


This week, Shrall takes center stage as he does what he has to do to save his people from Kyodon. This comic took some time to make because I had running civilians to make and I had a bit of an issue with the panel where Shrall saves the tadling. What happened originally was that Shrall kneeled down and grabbed the kid. It'd have made more sense, I thought, that if he were to grab him and keep on running.

Makes sense to me. Still, Shrall saved Jaro's goose from being cooked. Will he help the 'Bolts stop this creature? He'd better. We'll find out soon. Next Saturday is going to be a special Halloween edition of Starbolts. It'll be a nice spooky tale. It will be in continuity with what's going on in the Starbolts universe and tie into a future story that will come after this one is wrapped up.

In other news, I have finished my About me/FAQ section. Check it out here:

Thanks go out to some people who submitted those questions for me. They were fun to answer!

Take care and I'll see you soon with a spooky tale!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

About me/FAQ


I have just finished an update to the "About Me" page. It now has a FAQ section! Check it out here:

I thought it was a good idea to combine the two pages since they sort of go hand in hand. If any more questions pop up, I'll be sure to add them to the FAQ.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Starbolts #286: The Rage of the Beast


This comic is a little late because I was working on the best ways to scale the creature. The original big sprites were a little too big so I had to scale it down. Good thing I did. I really like how this one came out. Giant fire-breathing turtle attacks city. Was pretty awesome to do and we'll definitely see more of it next week when it goes after Shrall. She really hates the "heirs of Delclina" doesn't she? Well, that's too bad for her. The others are coming to save the day! Here's hoping they fair better than Jenna, Manta, Mateo and Centurion did. Jack, of course will be on hand to help. I figure he and the rest of Xemplara were guarding the king and queen.

In other news, thanks go out to everyone who voted in that poll. I'll be adding new pages soon. Probably about one a week since the clear winner was "All of the above". Heh. I suppose this site does need more meat on its bones. I'll get right to work on that. =)

The first page will probably be about the planets in the Starbolts universe. I have some ideas on how to best go about it. Plus, my paint program can make nifty 3D spheres. So, I'll probably use that to actually show the planets. Though, the easiest thing would probably be the episode guide. I'll flip a coin. The pages will all go up soon. So, stick around!

In the mean time, thanks for reading the comic and I'll see you next time! 

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Odds and Ends (10/3/15)


I'm sorry I don't have a comic or a video up this week. I had planned to do one or the other. But, things came up and I hadn't had the time to do them. Rest assured, I will have something for next Saturday. I do, however, want to mention a few things now that I am here.

1. You might have noticed several comics from 2010 to 2013 not working on this site. That's because they were still hosted by Imageshack. I have since finished putting up all the old comics and even fixed broken images in the heroes and villains pages you see at the top navigation bar. That brings me to the next item on the list.

2. Since I have fixed the heroes and villains profiles and added pics and such, I have been debating what to do next. Blogspot has given me options to add more pages and I've been wondering what pages to add. For the longest time, I had been thinking about putting up a page about the various planets in the comics. Then, I started wondering. What would you like to see on the website as an extra page or so?