Webcomic Contest Winner Announced and Gallery Is Live

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psudonym:

LACKT:
Damn You Escapist,I will never come back...Oh,hey a New Zero Punctuation...

Stick around, /co/mrade. I think we're only getting started.

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longyear:

psudonym:

LACKT:
Damn You Escapist,I will never come back...Oh,hey a New Zero Punctuation...

Stick around, /co/mrade. I think we're only getting started.

There's no way I'll ever get paid for it, but I'm starting to think there may be a place in the world for my comic as well.

Of course you guys should continue your stuff,you already have established characters,Row Row...Fight da Powah!

Would you jump off a bridge if everyone was doing it?

Shameless plug time.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/content/webcomic/view?id=74010&ix=4

And I'm already making a site for it.

http://retail-inc.smackjeeves.com/

LACKT:
Of course you guys should continue your stuff,you already have established characters,Row Row...Fight da Powah!

Yeah, why stop now?

phanurius:
Well, i gave it my best.

here i am:
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/content/webcomic/view?id=74273&page=1&ix=8

and this:

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I mean no ill will, this is me just being weird.
Thanks, Escapist. You gave me something to do for a month.

I dig this strip. Nice work man.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/content/webcomic/view?id=73956&ix=4

Almost certain i'm continuing mine...

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/content/webcomic/view?id=73892&ix=3

If anyone is interested add me as a friend, then I can some how make it known when I put the thing somewhere on the internets! :)

Well after talking to the guys that do the articles for my main webcomic site I'll be *gasp* Finishing mine using the inks and blocking I already did for the contest and be posting them as a sub story in Fantasy Writ and continuing it a bit further in between working on my main storyline. So if anyone had any interest at all in mine it'll be posted on http://fantasywrit.com with it's own category eventually.

While I appreciate the honorable mention for Anubis...

With no hint of insincerity: "Poorly Drawn Shark" was my favorite. Fantastic job Davemossmedia.
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/content/webcomic/view?id=73845&ix=2
The name alone sold me.

Alas, my favorite was not the deciding vote though. But realistically, I think it's safe to agree "Manly Guys Doing Manly Things" deserved the win (expect us to pay homage to you in the near future with an update). But nonetheless, well done to the victor.

Anyway, if anyone is interested in following Anubis it'll be posted on it's new home http://www.eyeshock.com sometime tomorrow. You're welcome to go read the default PHPNuke message in the meantime. It's a fantastic page turner.

Dizko:

isjusterin:
Good stuff. Mine's up here >> http://www.escapistmagazine.com/content/webcomic/view?id=74256&ix=7

I think I'm gonna continue mine, and try less to make it gamer-y... I'm better at just random slice-of-life stuff!

Hope you do, I enjoyed your submission. If you start it anywhere let us know, I'll have to put it on my list of "comics to read"

Lol, I just spent the past 4 hours or so doing some fairly crappy designing and coding, but I've got a site up and running.

http://erinproductions.com/wip/

I really enjoy a few of these comics and would love to know if any of them will appear regularly anywhere else on the net (Especially The Escapist Radio Theatre). I'm sure I'm not the only one.

If anyone is interested in continuing their comic I was thinking of building a site where we could host all of them.
I mean if everyone continues theirs elsewhere then we have 350 new web comics launched this week and most will be lost in the hustle.
I already have hosting and a rough design done for the homepage. Then we could do a different design for the individual comics too. Send me a message if your interested I guess.
If you already did put it up on it's own site then let me know and I will link to it.

would have been nice to have separate threads for each comic so we could comment on them.

Joseph Eckert:
If anyone is interested in continuing their comic I was thinking of building a site where we could host all of them.
I mean if everyone continues theirs elsewhere then we have 350 new web comics launched this week and most will be lost in the hustle.
I already have hosting and a rough design done for the homepage. Then we could do a different design for the individual comics too. Send me a message if your interested I guess.
If you already did put it up on it's own site then let me know and I will link to it.

Would be nice. I for one have decided to continue my comic. What would have been even better would be if the Escapist made it so those who wanted to continue with their comics could have them hosted here on the the Escapist. Sure, it would probably defeat the purpose of this contest, but then they would have one whom they pay for the comic and a few free comics hosted along the way. It's like hirering someone and then get a free cake.

Macar:
would have been nice to have separate threads for each comic so we could comment on them.

Having 350 threads for each comic would probably be a bit too much, but would be nice if the honorable mentions had a comment thread for them.

The winner was really boring for me to read, but good luck with it.

I think the "Manly Guys Doing Manly Things" is much more entertaining.

Well here's my shameful plug :

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/content/webcomic/view?id=74214&ix=7

Crits more than welcome!

Not even a honorable mention? O well, on to the next one.

MustaineV:
Well here's my shameful plug :

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/content/webcomic/view?id=74214&ix=7

Crits more than welcome!

The art's lovely.

But the writing...

Less is really more. There's a lot of ideas floating about, which all have their place, but there's no real cohesion to anything going on.

Taking the first comic - HEY, HEY...Where did the little sister come from, why does she look different, why is he eating when he's after ADAM, why is she so...whatever it is she's showing.

Second - Dodgy topic...who are these people? Who says who are idiots? Who is the Prince snuggling?

It's got real potential, but it really needs a focus.

Third - Each of those Heroes could be a strip in itself.

Fourth - Remember your commas! :) But again it's a mixture of ideas. Split cell jokes should hit the punchline fast and get out for the next one.

Overall : Plot, cohesion and K.I.S.S. :)

The_root_of_all_evil:

MustaineV:
Well here's my shameful plug :

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/content/webcomic/view?id=74214&ix=7

Crits more than welcome!

The art's lovely.

But the writing...

Less is really more. There's a lot of ideas floating about, which all have their place, but there's no real cohesion to anything going on.

Taking the first comic - HEY, HEY...Where did the little sister come from, why does she look different, why is he eating when he's after ADAM, why is she so...whatever it is she's showing.

Second - Dodgy topic...who are these people? Who says who are idiots? Who is the Prince snuggling?

It's got real potential, but it really needs a focus.

Third - Each of those Heroes could be a strip in itself.

Fourth - Remember your commas! :) But again it's a mixture of ideas. Split cell jokes should hit the punchline fast and get out for the next one.

Overall : Plot, cohesion and K.I.S.S. :)

Man I love your critique.. You're so right about almost everything..

first panel: I knew I should've drawn a little sister on his shoulder in the first one!
But the cream cake, you need to play Bioshock to get it, you find them in a goddamn trashcan!
AND EAT THEM! It struck me as really odd.. (and disgusting)

Second panel : I thought it was obvious, "them" is the people making the POP movie..and that's the vizier. Jake G > Brokeback mountain > gay POP ending :D ..
Uhh.. No?
:(

Third panel : Thanks :D, although I do think I went overboard with the speech(!)

Fourth panel : commas where? and how much faster could I've done it?

Don't get me wrong, I ain't arguing my way out of it, if anything it's my bad cuz if a comic needs explaining it's not good enough in the first place. =( .

That said I do love the way you explained it, really appreciate it :)
Can you PM me how you would've written them?

The_root_of_all_evil:

LACKT:
Awww,I didn't get any tips/comment...writes sad face on the sand with a stick...

Can't have that - It's got great four-colour art, but the story doesn't always come across. For example, comic 1 doesn't really say what's happening. I can imagine that all the A's are violent people, but does that mean the girl's pressing X are all into lesbianism???
There needs to be a bit of a pause between the lead-up and the punchline, as comic 3 draws your attention to the lift before the idea of the level up joke gets in.

I'd also like to say that Caliostro's 404, happyelf's Top Down Tale, johnsojn's Hi Rez Heroes are well worth a look.

Oi,almost missed your critique,thanks a bunch!

phanurius:
Well, i gave it my best.

here i am:
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/content/webcomic/view?id=74273&page=1&ix=8

Man, yours is freaking awesome.

Thanks for all the kind words, folks! Here's another for people who said they wanted to see more, just wanted to get this done in time for the GoW III release.

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@Coelasquid

Ha ha! Man, that is awesome. you seriously need to keep this series going!

Coelasquid:

phanurius:
Well, i gave it my best.

here i am:
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/content/webcomic/view?id=74273&page=1&ix=8

Man, yours is freaking awesome.

Thanks for all the kind words, folks! Here's another for people who said they wanted to see more, just wanted to get this done in time for the GoW III release.

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OH Gawd,I love that!

MustaineV:

That said I do love the way you explained it, really appreciate it :)

Not a problem :)

Can you PM me how you would've written them?

Perhaps later, I've got a lot on atm. Send me a PM in a few days :)

LACKT:

Oi,almost missed your critique,thanks a bunch!

Not a problem, don't take my word as law, that's just how I saw it.

DoanDavid:
Having 350 threads for each comic would probably be a bit too much, but would be nice if the honorable mentions had a comment thread for them.

Yeah, that's what I meant- not all of them- just the 15.

Coelasquid:

Thanks for all the kind words, folks! Here's another for people who said they wanted to see more, just wanted to get this done in time for the GoW III release.

I absolutely love this series and I really can't wait for you to really get cooking with this. I love most how you've managed to make these characters yours too. You've captured them perfectly in this strange mundanity.

Coelasquid:

phanurius:
Well, i gave it my best.

here i am:
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/content/webcomic/view?id=74273&page=1&ix=8

Man, yours is freaking awesome.

Thanks for all the kind words, folks! Here's another for people who said they wanted to see more, just wanted to get this done in time for the GoW III release.

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I don't think I'll ever understand how MGDMT didn't win this competition. Not to slight "Out of Tens" or anything, but Manly Guys is just so well done.

I guess I'll post a link to mine as well. Feedback is always appreciated if anyone has something to offer.
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/content/webcomic/view?id=74229&ix=7

ZZoMBiE13:
I don't think I'll ever understand how MGDMT didn't win this competition. Not to slight "Out of Tens" or anything, but Manly Guys is just so well done.

I heartily agree with this statement. It's so outrageously over the top and fun, it breaths MANLINESS and excretes awesome.

I can't wait till you get a website or something I can bookmark so I have a place I can check regularly for new comics. That, or a surprise announcement that The Escapist has decided to hire you so it can use your comic as well.

Congrats to the winner and honorable mentions (especially manly guys, that was my favorite entry).

Mandatory Shamelessness:

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/content/webcomic/view?id=74443&ix=16

I didn't expect to win since my comic has next to NOTHING to do with video games (besides the "guys playing video games on a couch" ending for the lolz). It was just an idea I've had in my head for a while and I wasn't about to think up a NEW idea for a video game esq. comic... That could tarnish my artistic integrity... or something. In all seriousness though I heard about the contest 4 days before the deadline and had to work 2 of those days sooooo yea went with the comic I already had in mind...

It's a Zombie comic but it's got a unique twist and goofy tone( I've noticed most Zombie material is serious or the humor sarcastic at best, never really that straight cartoony/comical feel). I'll probably make more if anyone is interested in following it as I have lots of ideas where this is going. Any feedback/criticism is appreciated.

Man, these were hella funny, especially the manly men one. NameGame is awesome too. The first page was exactly how I got hired at a game shop, heh heh heh.

With all the chat of folks wanting to continue comics I thought I might lend some advice:

For those of you looking to start your site up go google ComicCMS and Free Flash-XML Image Rotator. You can see them both working on http://www.eyeshock.com where I posted Anubis and Paz. (The template has a long way to go. It's functional. Don't judge me. I only started today. ><)

ComicCMS is so easy I want to have sex with it and the XML is really easy to update after you play with it. The image rotation is right there on my homepage...rotating...and you can click on one of the comics to see ComicCMS. They're both free and open source. I haven't found any bugs or red flags as of yet.

Anyway, just some helpful hints for those of you who really should get a site going (I'm looking at you Coelasquid!).

hmm too bad MGDMT didn't win :(. it was by far the strongest entry :D..

DoanDavid:
Congratulations to the winner!

I didn't win but I made it to the Honorable Mentions, which is way more than I expected! Even though I can't believe I actually managed to get there when there were stuff like Manly Guys, Difficulity Up, and The Last Shot.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/content/webcomic/view?id=74329&ix=0

If people like it I may make it a weekly thing either over at my website or some other place that offers hosting.

lol your comic is funny xP. especially the last page strip :D/though the art leaves a lot to be desired/. love to see it continued. Second only to MGDMT :D

Speaking of MGDMT, I thought that that was pretty good, and I would definitely read more if he were to continue it.

Anyways, I would also like some comments and thoughts on my comic: "The Clan", I plan on continuing it only if people really like it. Here's the link:

The Clan

Artorius:
hmm too bad MGDMT didn't win :(. it was by far the strongest entry :D..

DoanDavid:
Congratulations to the winner!

I didn't win but I made it to the Honorable Mentions, which is way more than I expected! Even though I can't believe I actually managed to get there when there were stuff like Manly Guys, Difficulity Up, and The Last Shot.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/content/webcomic/view?id=74329&ix=0

If people like it I may make it a weekly thing either over at my website or some other place that offers hosting.

lol your comic is funny xP. especially the last page strip :D/though the art leaves a lot to be desired/. love to see it continued. Second only to MGDMT :D

Thank you. I am indeed planing to continue the series. And yes, the art is not the best. I was not 100% happy with the results. I really wanted to spend more time on the colour and shadings/light effects and add more details. Hopefully I will improve as I go along with it and don't have to draw four pages in a 5 days deadline. :)

Wow, it's pretty insane how much we all agree that MGDMT should have won. Reading it actually makes me sweat awesome from my awesome glands and cause my balls to swell up with super-testosterone.

Which is a really surprising result, given the nerdy material. Also terrifying. I think I need medical attention.

Right, before my skins transforms into sheet metal, I'm going to brazenly plug my comic: http://www.escapistmagazine.com/content/webcomic/view?id=74335&ix=15

also my webcomic site: http://www.dirtpony.com

Please Coelasquid, find a good, broad space on the internet to put your Manly Guys in.

I can only draw what I feel...(runs away!)

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Oh man, you have no idea how how happy I am to see somebody who isn't me draw Volt. And Even better that his face looks a little like the Jason Statham caricature in Crank 2. Now you've opened the gates for me to freely imagine some sort of Six-and-a-half foot Jason Statham-Billy Idol science!baby, and that's the best thing that's happened to me all day (granted I woke up an hour ago).

Kratos' face is top notch as well, he looks like he's trying to keep a top on the BOUNDLESS RAGE that's built up over the course of sitting patiently in his chair.

Man, watch me get this webcomic running, then I run out of ideas and fall on my face a month later. And all the Escapist judges will laugh in my face because THEY KNEW.

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