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Gabe / on Fri, Jan 17 2003 at 11:36 am

A mind to rhyme and two hype feet

I just have a quick update today regarding the art style mostly and then it’s back to Panzer Dragoon Orta.

What you have seen over the past few days is a lot of experimentation on my part. I have felt like I was in kind of a rut lately and I wasn’t really growing at all. So starting with the GBA joke we did last week I set out to break that rut. I liked the sketchy/painted style a lot for that comic but when I tried it in a strip that used the characters it just felt wrong. I tried a lot of new stuff over the next couple days and then in the Cardboard Tube Samurai strip I put together a style that everyone seemed to agree worked really well for strips that took us into Gabe’s imagination. I plan on using that same style for any similar strips in the future. It still wasn’t right for the regular comic strip though and so I kept tweaking it. What I have tried to do in todays strip is deliver on a style that is sort of a halfway point between the style I used for Cardboard Tube Samurai and the way I used to draw the strip. I think it worked out really well and I plan to continue drawing the strip this way. I honestly have not been this excited about drawing in years.

Two other items really quick. First off, the petition to get the Cardboard Tube Samurai into Soul Calibur 2 now has about nine thousand signatures. That’s in only one day. I am sure that no amount of signatures will get him into the game at this point but it’s still cool to see how many people want to see the CTS in a game. Maybe some other developer will take notice and we’ll see him appear in something else.

Last but not least there are two new shirt designs over at Kiko has added a “Got Next” shirt that I think is a work of genius and a MechAssault shirt that I will wear proudly while I kick all your asses. On the subject of Gameskins we are working on a restock of our own shirts right now. Since Wang Fu always sells out in less than a day we are planning on ordering twice as many as we usually do this time. They should be available in early February.

-Gabe out

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