Monday, September 28, 2009

Episode 766

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I decided not to photoshop out Teen!Whiskey's eyes in the regen-tube anymore...it's much creepier to think he's watching the events unfold outside his little window.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Jumping on the Cube Dude bandwagon



I know I haven't posted the overdue comic for today - I got sidetracked actually building something for a change.

Have you guys seen the latest Flickr LEGO fad? It's a great concept from Pixar's Angus MacLane called "Cube Dudes" - little not-quite-miniland scale creations with a very distinctive look and flavor to them. Check out the Flickr Pool here.

Anyway, I've built a couple, with a few more in the works. Here's my favorite villain, Sinestro, in Cube Dude form...

Sinestro CubeDude v2

and my second attempt, the Black Knight from Monty Python's Holy Grail....before...

Black Knight Cube Dude

...and after.

Black Knight - Disarmed!

Anyway, I did manage to find my workbench again, so should have more stuff to post tomorrow...including the missing comics.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Episode 765

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For my younger readers: Conga Line entry at Wikipedia

King Juan's final line is a reference to this classic song. (Well, maybe not that version. But that was the coolest clip I could find.)

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Episode 764

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For those of you who wondered yesterday: No, that wasn't a hint I'd be going back to a full-page format. I barely have time to produce the strip in 4 panels as it is.

That's not to say I won't tweak the layout in the future, though. I've been toying with the idea of making the comic more phone-friendly, and that'd require a few tweaks...

As to today's strip, King Juan leaves off his plot recap about where he started when he was gloating at Scotch a few strips back. We still don't have the full story from his perspective, but we're pretty close.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

SO not cool.


Someone stole LEGO Fusker from the LEGO house.

This is bad in and of itself.

But you know what? I know the person who BUILT that cat. This person has helped out Reasonably Clever in some very important ways - like helping me acquire last year's Castle Advent calendars (before the secret US stash was released.)

So help spread the word; maybe whoever "rescued" the cat from the doomed house will rescue it a second time - back to the rightful owners.

Comics delayed

Yeah, yeah, I know. I'm behind on the strip, and toybox of fail, and just about everything. Real Life's been rather busy these past few weeks.

Working on getting back on track; I still have 5 strips planned for this week. You'll just get them Wednesday-Sunday for a change.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Episode 762

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For the non-comic geeks out there, Tony Stark is a notorious alcoholic.

I had written the Deja-vu bit but hadn't assigned it to any specific characters in the script. Having the Donuts deliver the lines added a new level to the joke, I think.

I'm also rather pleased with the foreground blur in panels two and four. It's the little steps I take towards photographic competence that help make this effort worthwhile.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Episode 759

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It's nice to get back to the "regular cast" and just listen to them interact for a bit. The trick is still moving the story along at the same time...

Monday, September 14, 2009

Episode 758

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Yes, they all have the same number on their shirts. I thought about photoshopping that little detail, but it really didn't seem worth the effort. For the sake of argument, we'll say that's the detention center's ID, not a personal number.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Power Miner Impulse Sets at Target in the US

Just got back from my local (Royal Oak, Michigan) Target where I found these guys:

8908 Power MIners Set

8907 Power Miners Set

Click through to my Flickr Stream for more shots of them.

They were retailing for $2.97 each, and were hanging on pegs in the treats section of the new Halloween reset...

Episode 757

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Episode 755

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There's been a bit of talk in the comments about how either I'm completely bloodthirsty or infected with the Trope of "No one ever really dies". Personally, I think it's a bit of both.

I blame DC comics - they really opened the revolving door on character afterlife for me.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Episode 754

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It's a very simple build, but I like the design of Fox's blaster. I'm sure I probably picked it up from Brickshelf somewhere, but I don't recall exactly from who or when.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Episode 753

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If you're not checking out the forums on BCN (Link over there to the right) you're probably wondering why the King's Physician is named Dr. Legostar. I'd explain it...but it's more interesting to point you to the thread that started it...

Friday, September 4, 2009

Episode 752

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The "Green Donut" is indeed the Old-Donut-Head Regenerated. Don't freak out overmuch over it - it's a minor plot point I needed for a later strip. (As well as sort-of resolving the "why are there two Donuts" issue)

I normally try not to alter the character's facial expressions - but I needed an "KOed" face for today's strip. It's a photoshop edit - although I'm seriously considering trying to mimic it in real life. (All I did was remove the open eye from a standard Whiskey face while leaving the eyelid line)

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Episode 751

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Those of you who had Donut pegged as a Herring....sorry. Better luck next time.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Episode 750

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Just because I'm wrapping things up doesn't mean there won't be moments of extreme "what the??" still to come.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009