Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Speaking of, you still have until this Sunday to get your entries in - but learn a lesson from our past contests and don't wait until the last day to submit. We've had some real prize-worthy entries have to be sidelined due to late emails. I'd hate to see that happen again this time around.
Click the banner to check out the rules - and get to building!
Monday, October 27, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
After doing some digging, I learned the comment issue that appeared yesterday is a new blogger upgrade in-the-works. Details are here. Mine was one of the blogs that it was accidentally enabled on. What do you regulars think? Now that you know a bit more about it, is it a feature you'd like me to activate?
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Note the classy tattoo on the dancer's back. I had built this figure a long time ago (although with a different hairstyle), back in the days when I didn't have a baggie of plain yellow torsos on hand. So I swapped the arms on a classic space torso and called it
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Yes, that's a different dancer. They do swap them out from time to time. I had this young lady dancing elsewhere in the club in earlier strips, but she never actually made it into shot. Oh well.
We could accuse Ian of being a big spender, but the "100" is the smallest denomination in LEGO cash. He doesn't really have a choice.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
For the record, the guys *did* think of this - they were trying to change Morpheus back when Neo decided to Chili-Up. Then the wheels came off, and they were off on to other plans. (See strip 485)
This scripting style is based on "Real Life", as anyone who works in an office environment with more than one manager can tell you.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
The dialog for this strip was finalized around the same time I was getting nearly daily blog-comments about "I've lost the plot. What are they doing?"
Here, Ian vents my own frustration at the convoluted mess the backstory has become.
On the other hand, the archive is there for a reason. The story reads a lot better in big chunks. Try it and see.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
For those of you who don't follow Ian's webcomic, the Adventures of the S-Team (and why don't you? It's great stuff.), Tiny is a height-challenged villain who chased Ian off his own set.
And here you thought my characters treated me poorly.
Monday, October 6, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
It's going to take a lot to top the quality of the creations we saw in the SCIENCE contest, but I have a feeling we're in for some very nice surprises.
(Since these things take time to develop, I should probably mention that I don't have anything lined up for a follow-up contest yet. If you're interested in partnering with Reasonably Clever for the next round, drop me an email.)
That is one BIG hot wing.
Before anyone asks, the Jester Hat is from this year's Castle Advent Calendar.
(Yeah, I cheated a bit. Before LEGO offered the shop-at-home deal to US customers a friend of mine in the UK had already arranged getting a couple to me. To save on shipping, I got one boxed, and one loose. So I have all these cool parts in a ziploc bag...the temptation to use them "before their time" was just too great.)
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Thanks to the kind sponsorship (and connections) of Reasonably Clever Regular TK-1420 of the 501st, our October challenge is the
(Click for full sized view)
And as to those celebrity judges...
Stephen J. Sansweet is the Director of Content Management and Head of Fan Relations at Lucasfilm and the owner of the world's largest private collection of Star Wars memorabilia. Sansweet is also the author of 12 books, 10 of them about Star Wars.
(Bio and photo lifted from linked Wikipedia article)
Mary Franklin is the Events Manager for Lucasfilm Ltd. where she coordinates various marketing and promotional events for the company, such as Star Wars Celebration II, Celebration III, Celebration IV, the yearly E3 Expo, and San Diego Comic-Con International.
(Bio and photo lifted from linked Wookieepedia article)
How Cool Is THAT???
And that's not all...look for more announcements as the contest progresses!
Yep, another new set. I didn't think this one through very well - I ended up having to take apart parts of the stage so that I could photograph the boy's faces. It made for some interesting shots, though, like the one in panel four.
Oh, and Whiskey's love of Hot Wings was established back in Episode 19!