Hey, you guys! As you can seen it has been a bit since we have last posted a comic. In our time off I have to say its been a struggle. The Man has really been holding me down, and the fight has been exhausting. Which has made it tough for me in the last few weeks to even try to be funny. Luckily for the comic Jarv has been there. You can see he has been keeping the state of the comic up, which I have to thank him for.
I am also excited to see his new comic Ayleen hitting the site. For years now we have been hitting the conventions pumping the comic out to everyone, but as you all know, it is really not appropriate for the younger crowd. That is why it is awesome that we can get a comic out not just mom and dad but also for the kids too. That’s right Disney, watch out, you had to buy Marvel to reach a larger fan base. Hell. We are building that on our own from the ground up. I feel I should use a horrible reference to a Drake song now, but I would lose the small amount of pride I have left in myself if I quoted “Started from the Bottom”.
Finally I wanted to thank Jarv just for keeping us alive. Not only is he coming up with new ideas, he is still getting out there and bringing them to the people. I hope some of you have been able to see Jarv while he has been out at a few different Cons over the last few months. If you did miss him check out some of the great sketches he did on our Facebook page, he really broke out of the mold with them. But, before you move on check out some of his other work with this weeks comic. So, enjoy this weeks installment and until next week…
When Animal Crossing finally made its way West to the GameCube, video games were changed forever. I didn’t own the game personally although I knew plenty of close friends that played the charming life sim. Over the years, and with each new iteration of the game, I tiptoed closer to actually playing a version of it.
I don’t know what it was about the 3DS version of Animal Crossing that spoke to me louder than all the others before it; but it did. Was it all the hype? There was a plenty of hype surrounding this new version including all the anticipation the new 3DS hardware brought to the table.
Was it the appeal of playing something in the moment with everyone? It’s always nice to be experiencing a video game at the same time other are. And, with social media you don’t need to have friends right next to you playing the same game to feel connected. Let’s face it. I’m the only one of my close friends that even has a 3DS let alone would buy ACNL.
Or, was it simply to finally experience an Animal Crossing game on a portable? (Which for a busy adult. It’s the best way to experience a game like this) Probably, a bit of everything. Regardless of my final reasoning I pick up Animal Crossing: New Leaf and jumped in with both feet.
It’s bothered me that we never found a place for any good ACNL comics during my time playing the game last year. Even with me deep into my town I never could really bring all those emotions to the surface and create something funny for the site.
I had a couple good starts but nothing seemed to stick…until. That’s right. We managed to put a nice little comic together about ACNL. It should be coming out in the next couple weeks. We’re still trying (Paulie and I) to plan out the next few months and get our feet back into the comics game. So, please, hang in there with us a bit longer.
Anyway! Back to important ACNL stuff. With the game newly back on the brain it’s hard not to get the urge to fire up my town again. Actually all summer I’ve had little reminders of what I was doing last year at this same time because of the game. Like watching the seasons change from summer to fall around me and in the game.
But, sadly, to bed down those impulses to get yelled at by my villagers because of my absence I’m hoping taking a trip down memory lane will help. I’m really hoping to hold off until Fantasy Life comes out in a few weeks. I’m pretty sure that RPG life sim will bring back a lot of the same emotions ACNL did. Unfortunately as I look at my avitars time as mayor I feel like it’s doing less to make me not want to play as much as it’s making me want to play.
Just some quick thoughts. Let us know what your thoughts are about my post or about Animal Crossing or just post about a game that really left an imprint on your life.
The Kickstarter for Unlawful Good: An Anthology of Crime is live! This is the project I’ve been lucky enough to take part in this summer. The campaign launched Wednesday and it’s off to a great start. There is tons of rewards including some things contributed by myself, like an original page from the comic and a couple 5X7 commissions. There was a lot of hard work and care that went into this comic and this is a great piece of comic art that represents all the wonderful things that independent comics are and and can be.
Please take a look at the campaign and contribute if you can.
Hey everyone, so, we’re posting a comic today! Yea! Sadly this isn’t a return to regular postings just yet but it is us getting some tinder together to start the real Side Quest fire.
Also, like I promised in earlier blog posting, that I’d explain a bit more about the comic project I had the pleasure of working on this summer. Who better than my editor herself to tell you all about Unlawful Good: An Anthology of Crime. Here is her interview with Kosmic Kasey. Please give this video a watch and get ready for the Kickstarter to drop in a couple days.
PS: Just a hint, I’m part of the team that brings the clowns:)
Time for another monthly update, so, here goes. The state of the comic is still good and actually we’re starting, from this point on, to gaining some positive momentum. On Sunday I turned in the last portion from the secret project I’ve been contributing too and with that I can start moving my focus back to Side Quest. The ‘secret’ project isn’t entirely that secret anymore especially if you follow me/us on any form of social media (hit the like at the top). But, for those who haven’t seen anything I’ve got the wonderful opportunity to be a part of Unlawful Good: An Anthology of Crime. A wonderful comic anthology of short crime inspired stories put together by the multi-talented Heather Antos. I’d love to show everyone some work from it but until my editor spills the comic beans I’m keeping my portion under wraps. But, don’t worry, the KickStarter for the project is coming very soon and as soon as I get more images and the info you’ll be the first to know.
Now onto Side Quest business. For now I’m going to spend the next few weeks working on existing comics and start dusting off ideas from a few months back plus add a whole lot of new ones. That’s right! From not being able to work in Side Quest as much, I have a full on stock pile of ideas. My other goal is to meet up with Paulie for a much needed writing day and get this show back on the road.
Even though the break was unexpected an put a pin the comic I think all the fans of Side Quest will really get a kick out of the work my fellow contributors did for Unlawful Good. I’m am seriously amazed but the talent on the book and the fact that I’m even in it. Plus, all the fans of Side Quest will probably be shocked that I can draw something other than Paulie and Jarv.
But, seriously, the break away from the comic really helped focus me and I had a good opportunity to see the comic from afar and start thinking of ways to improve it. I’m really excited about the new and ideas and even more excited to sit down with Paulie soon so we can make them better.
Good things are coming, stay tuned.