Got the idea for this from our very own Sk1nn4h! Poor Tauren… but I guess you gotta make gold somehow, eh?
Oh, and this week’s cameo is Maxilor.
KIDDING! I love you Allies too! Well… unless I catch you in some world pvp… then it’s smashin’ time! >)
Did a little makeup sketch for all yall who lined up to shank me for missing last friday’s. So we cool? >D
Thanks again for everyone who came out to see me and a big howdy to all the newcomers!
Awe, we it’s all over now! Back to my comfy chair and blazing internets! Woo! But I have to say I had a lot of fun this weekend. Met some new artists, met some awesome fans, made a few friends, and sold a few goodies. Not bad for my first big con, eh?
Today wasn’t as busy as yesterday, but it was pretty nice to get out from behind the table, even for a few minutes. Stretch the ol legs. Buy some art… and a cool little turtle keychain thing… *cough*
But ya know, I gotta say there’s one thing I’m very disappointed in… I saw only 1 group of Battlestar Galactica folk, but only in pilot gear (granted they were awesome! even had the backwards black tank top undershirts! lol)… So next year folks, I want to see some people in the formal uniforms or in full cylon robot suits! Make it happen! So say we all!!
OH! I forgot to mention the other day! I got interviewed for a webcomic podcast! >D I’ll keep an eye on his site and give you guys a link when he posts it. Hope it turns out ok… I uh… am not really all that great with talking into those little machines (as anyone who has had voicemail from me can agree) and in my head I swear I sound like some kind of muppet on voice recorders… Either way, it’ll be interesting. heh.
Anyways, folks, I’d like to thank everybody for making this event so wonderful! My friends, family, and everybody I got to meet! Thanks Yall!!! >D
Whew! Today was buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuusy! Had a few sales, met a lot of peeps, and people gobbled up the gift bags like crazy! 200 in less than 25min too! Craziness!
So yeah, today was a lot of fun though cause I got to meet some fans! Woot! It totally made my day too, so to everybody who showed up to my booth, I’d really like to say a BIG thank you! It was great meeting you all! Though I’ve been thoroughly lectured that my lack of friday updates won’t slide and beatings are coming should I slack again. lol! I’ll try to be better about that. >D
Love seeing all the cosplayers walk by too. Some people are really creative with their costumes! One my favs today was a zombie startrek redshirt! lol! XD
Ooo, and got to meet some other webcomicy art peeps I knew and meet a lot of new artists that I will check out once I have real internets. >)
Also, I’d like to welcome anyone new checking out the site! Hope you enjoy yourself here on Coffin Comics and What’s Shakin!
ok… sleep time… latas all!
Hey guys, took 15min, but I finally logged into the admin from the slow slow motel wifi. XD
Sorry, no update today, out of office so to speak. >)
Anyway, out here in sunny Orlando. Was a bit nervous, but ya know, when the flood gates opened, it was actually a lot of fun. Getting set up was insanely difficult, not the actual set up, but the crazy labyrinth that is the convention center. The place is HUUUUUGE! And set up like an airport. lol! But when we found the right place, it ended up being easy to get around.
The place was packed with really fun people! Love all the costumes!! I could figure out a lot of them, but some went way over my head… guess I’m slacking on my anime watching duties.
But yeah, been having fun! Tomorrow is the crazy day so, yay! And so Niv doesn’t shank me in my sleep, here’s a little poll. >)
Ah yes, a poop joke… Probably won’t be the last either, cause that’s how I roll! XD
Can’t make any promises, cause I’m still working on next monday’s What’s Shakin’, but I might not have time to do Friday’s comic. >( I leave a bit early for Megacon… but if you’re in town, you should come visit! I’ll be in the small press section (red 6 I think), look for the Jester Brand banner!
ALSO!!! This week’s cameo is Felicrux! (sry for missing this… was distracted by shinny things)
Hmm… I did an “origin of the species” with the gnomes and goblins, maybe I should do all the races. Heh. Anyways, here’s the true origin of your favorite russian goat squids from outer space!
Ok, so here’s something that bugs me. Maybe it’s because I got my degree in marketing, maybe it’s just picking nits, but I swear the most obnoxious advertising technique is the “I’m better than the other guy cause I’m not him” tactic. No, I get it, I understand that you want to set yourself apart; do the “blind taste test” that “4 out of 5 dentists” will agree to, but come on! You have to be able to stand on your own without your big selling point being “I’m like them but not”. Drives me crazy! Rawr!
I’m a pretty big watcher of the shows on The Escapist, and they’ve been pushing the Rift ads pretty hard lately… guess it’s coming out or something. One such advert, just shows a few seconds of pretty cinematics and (gameplay?) before plastering the words “We’re not in Azeroth anymore“. So if you want to go against the goliath, it’s not a great idea to instantly compare yourself with wowcraft from the get go. They basically just planted the seed of flame wars of the people who say it’s completely different and those who say it’s just the same. I saw so many previews of the game saying “it’s not wow”, “totally different”, “anger anger rage”, and what have yous, but I tried the beta for all of 3, maybe 4 hours before getting bored, and while it’s not wowland per-say, it’s definitely got the vibe. Not to mention when they bust onto the scene with an ad like that, it’s only natural to start drawing the comparisons.
Sure, wow isn’t new or original, sure there’s been games like it before, but blizz packaged it in such a way that’s been able to completely corner the market for what? 5-6 years now? Not bad. And as much as we like to speculate what the next wowkiller will be, I highly doubt it will come in the form of a well dressed clone. There, I said it. Sure it’s not an exact copy like many others that have tried before, but it’s like comparing a nice beer battered grouper sandwich to some bread encrusted trout… they’re pretty different but when you slice through the superficialness it’s all just glorified fish sticks.
So yeah… Rift has some interesting things in it I guess, some cool talent trees and spells, but I’d have to say it’s a lot like a cross between wow and allods. And honestly, I just don’t see too many people hanging up their lvl 85 spurs to pay for another game that, at it’s core, is just the same old grind but in a different box.
Come see Azeroth’s biggest blockbuster of the year! They come from a distant galaxy far far away to eat our brains and pop out of our chests… or something like that.
Yeah… anyways! I’m a bit back on track now, I think… got a few minis in the ol bank and a little ahead in what’s shakin, so good times!
Oh, and don’t forget! Megacon! Orlando! 25-27th! Be there or be a regular quadrilateral!!! That’s right! I went there!
Cause you win here and you win there. Sigh… so I had to do this comic in light of the recent events. If you haven’t been following the teen drama that is the live of celebrates, Charlie Sheen decided to have a little mental break and had some very, um, interesting things to say. Needless to say his outbursts got him fired from his own show.
I cant seem to find the video now, but he mentions that he’s a Warlock, is tiger blooded, has Adonis DNA, and has fire breathing fists.
Oh, and this week’s cameo is Mourgana.
And this week, I got to thinking about conventions and comics and their sources… and I have a theory, so lets see what the peoples have to say!