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< Piro >

viole(n)t shift...


Wednesday - June 20, 2012

[Piro] - 22:35:07 - [link here]

I hope you have been enjoying comic 1337 so far. People kept asking me if i was gonna do anything special for comic 1337... I told them i was either going to do a Shirt Guy Dom comic with 1,337 frames explaining how everything in Megatokyo worked XKCD style or a side story where Junko discovers that she is actually a Pony familiar to Miho (Junko Jamin'hoof) and that her memories had been blanked out by a particularly epic girls night out or Junpei running himself ragged trying to prevent a chain reaction of imploding plot points forming an emo singularity that would suck in not only the Megatokyo universe but the reader’s universe as well (I scrapped that idea for obvious reasons).

(catches breath)

So, Instead of a run-on sentence, i opted for a run-on comic. Comic 1337 should be epic, right? Hopefully, by the time i’ve finished it all, it will be.

A few things. First off, now that i’ve actually reached comic 1337 how about a big l33t sale in the MegaGear store? It sorta has to be big (like the comic) so I kept it simple:

All posters: 2 for $15
All Fine Art Prints: $12.50 each
All Light Colored Men’s T-shirts: $13.00 each
Megatokyo Sad Kitty Ear hats: $20.00 each (save $5)

And for a special limited-time you can get the 3V1L L337 design on a white t-shirt - the version largo wore when the design first appeared in a Megatokyo comic! Since it is a ‘light colored’ shirt, you get it for $13.00. :)

Also available - A remix of the original Bakaquake image - the Quake concept that inspired Piroko herself - in a violent, er, i mean violet-shift colored version... this also on a light colored shirt for $13.00.

UPDATE: just uploaded another tshirt revamp of an old Largo t-shirt design to the Megagear store: Practice Static Safety - H3CK N3K1D. Added some color and IMPACT fontified it. skin color on white...

As always, you can check out all the new stuff in the store in the ‘new products’ section. As always, thank you for your support.

Comic 1337 is also a turning point in many ways. It is a bit of a turning point for the chapter, mostly in what i hope are good ways. This was actually by design - though getting to this point ended up being a bit more awkward than i thought it would be (only I could create a ‘bath scene’ that people couldn’t wait to be over. ^^;;)

One thing you may have noticed about comic 1337 is that it is a bit of an homage to the original 4 panel Megatokyo format. Paradoxically, for such a big comic, it is also an experiment in format - i'm looking at ways to adjust my format so as tofacilitate more timely comic production. For years the comics have been overly complex... You can use panel density to make up for simplified art, but doing complicated art within a dense panel layout is... well, it’s kinda dumb. I suffer from a lot of dumb. I kept trying to simplify my art style. Yeah, i've had a lot of success with that. -_-;;

So, since i seem to be incapable of simplifying what i draw, i need to look at tweaking how i lay things out. I’ll be starting with some of these changes with comic 1338 and honestly, i hope no one actually notices - except perhaps a more regular flow of comics. For example, so far comic 1337 contains about 4 comics worth of drawings, so... it's been like two comics posted for each update so far. Not quite the 3 per week i started with, but 2 per week would be nice, right?

< RayKremer >

If Fred actually notices this, I may need to find a place to hide. :P

"Two Quick Items"

Thursday - September 13, 2012

[RayKremer] - 23:33:25 - [link here]

Two quick things for you!

Thing one: No, scratch that, sounds too Cat in the Hat.

Two quick items for you!

Item one: Dave Lister and his Studio Nasu team are creating a side-scrolling beat 'em up video game called Crisis Heart Brawlers: Clash at Otakon. Why is this important for you to know? Because Ping will be one of the playable characters! If this sounds like something you want to see happen, please click through to the Kickstarter for the game and give your support. As I write this there's about a week left and it's just over halfway to the goal. (Yeah, sorry about not getting the word out on this sooner, but there's still time! Go now!)

Item two: Fred has recently decided to occasionally dig into his vast archive of comic panels, pull some out, and put them up for sale. I'm talking the original pencil drawings that became panels of real MegaTokyo comics. From before he went fully digital on the Cintiq, of course. There's no schedule or anything like that, so if this is something that interests you, you'll need to carefully watch the Twitter feed and/or the Facebook page for notices of when Fred's releasing another batch. The art itself goes up in the MegaGear store. Note that the store is made more for t-shirts and such, not one-off items, so when one gets bought it will show as "out of stock" until Fred manually removes the listing. (However, there are plenty of posters and the art prints are never out of stock!)


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