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 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!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Starbolts #293: The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Happy Holidays!

It's Christmas time and the Starbolts are fighting Grunn, still. Don't worry. We'll get back to the action next comic. I thought for this holiday comic I would tie it with last year's comic where Garazo took on Santa. I also wanted to tie it in with the fact that the 'Bolts don't have a place to live when they get back. Remember, the embassy was destroyed and the Guardian here is in sorry shape.

Fear not. Now the ship will be docked at station Armstrong. The next time we see it, it'll have a new name, some enhancements and I'll most likely improve the office where Richard Dastara and Stan Whitefox are talking. I wanted a very bare bones look for the office and the operations area.

The Ops area is run by members of the Alliance. I was going to have a Leonid and a Dovianni added, too. But, let's just say they were off duty.

Anyway, I hope everyone reading has a happy holiday season. I'm glad people have enjoyed the comic and the videos I've been putting out. It means a lot to me. Stay tuned because we have a lot more to come like the 300th comic!

See you next time!

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Bad Movie Beatdown: Moonraker

I have a cameo in the season seven premiere of Bad Movie Beatdown!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Starbolts #292: The Fire of Courage


Sorry the comic was a little later than usual. I had some issues to take care of video editing wise. So, I decided to work on a comic this week. I think it came out really good. Here, I gave us a glimpse as to how Aquita, Shrall and M'anta got their powers. And now a fourth joins the list of champions! She will definitely be a friend. I doubt she's going to join the Starbolts. Not everyone with powers needs to join the Starbolts. So, instead, she may join Xemplara just to figure out her newfound powers.

I see Shrall personally training her since he is a champion/avatar himself. I had a bit of fun making up the goddess of fire. She reminds me of the goddesses in Kid Icarus: Uprising for some reason. Probably because she's full of spunk. There's also something cool about making a firefighter a fire-based hero. Dunno what it is. But, it's cool nonetheless. =D

In other news, I'll get a vid out when I can. Going to try editing this bit and then go from there. That's the only thing really slowing down the process. It'll be worth it, I'm sure. I have a few tricks up my sleeve.

So, next week will be a surprise. Will it be a comic? Will it be a vid? We shall see! Stay tuned! And thanks for being patient!

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Starbolts #291: Down and Dirty


It looks like Grunn here is a little jealous, huh? He's jealous that the goddess of the sea and life, god of the sky, god of justice, god of war, goddess of death and the god of the underworld all have avatars/champions that represent them in the mortal world. This doesn't sit well with him of course. So now, like Aquita said, the balance has been changed. Another avatar must be made in order to maintain the balance. But, who will it be?

I toyed with making Tayalla an avatar but I don't think so. She's a queen and she's going to have a baby. So, she's out. Someone else will have to step in. If you notice, I have avatars for the classic elements of earth, wind and water. Fire would be the next step. However, will the fire avatar be friend or foe? Hopefully friend. So, I may introduce a god/goddess of fire. I'm thinking goddess myself. But, I dunno. We'll see and I will think on it.

In other news, I'll be working on a video. Sorry it has taken so long. I had the holiday and a few other things come up. I was also sick for a while so I couldn't really do anything. It sucks to be sick over Thanksgiving. It really does. I feel better now so I can get back to work on all of the things. And I do mean ALL of the things!

Lots of stuff is coming! Stay tuned!