Submitted by DAJB on August 1, 2007 - 04:43
We've met a fairly diverse assortment characters in BVC's online graphic novel Shades so far. A prehistoric Shaman, a WW2 fighter pilot and a First Century warrior queen, to name but three. But I know what you're thinking ... where are all the bad guys?
Submitted by DAJB on July 30, 2007 - 03:43
I know, I know - since we launched Issue 2 of The Spires at Broken Voice Comics all we've given you is one pell-mell action sequence between a sexy female assassin and a huge bat-winged monster, when what you really want is more meaningful discussion between podgy politicians, right?
Well, as it happens, you're in luck today as the latest instalment picks up the story from where we left Governor Arkan at the end of Issue 1. Fans of pudgy politicians everywhere, rejoice!
Submitted by DAJB on July 27, 2007 - 07:08
All good things come to an end, they say. And, fortunately enough, most not very good things do, too. Which brings us to Don't Spok the Afflicted, the Star Trek spoof I made back when I were just knee-high to a tribble.
Now, you can make up your own mind which of those categories it falls into, as today the final three pages of this ancient curiosity are posted online at Broken Voice Comics. Made back in the days before PCs ruled the Earth, it still gives Galaxy Quest a run for its money, even today. Okay, so that last bit was a lie. It looks like it was made using "borrowed" school exercise books and ballpoint pens. Which it was ... hey, that was state-of-the-art back then!
Submitted by DAJB on July 25, 2007 - 04:27
These days it seems everyone is interested in women's rights, and no-one more so than our friend Boo in BVC's online graphic novel Shades. Of course, in the case of Boo, her left is pretty useful, too!
You can see Boo exercising her right (and her left) in today's instalment at Broken Voice Comics but you'd better hurry. You don't want to be on the wrong end of either of them!
Submitted by DAJB on July 23, 2007 - 08:46
You try to tell them. Well, Leni's mother in Hunted does anyway. Go out dressed like that and you're bound to attract the wrong type of guy. But do they listen?
Fortunately not but, as Leni is finding out in today's instalment, there are some places where you really don't want to attract the wrong type of guy!
Submitted by DAJB on July 20, 2007 - 05:35
Yes, as you can see in Don't Spok the Afflicted (the spoof comic I made back when I were just a lad and James T Kirk had yet to fashion a make-shift hairpiece out of a passing tribble), there were other fluffy things in the original Star Trek universe.
Of course, we're not talking just any old rabbit. The one featured in the latest two pages to be posted online was up and talking long before the term "anthropomorphic" had passed into common usage here in webland!
Submitted by DAJB on July 19, 2007 - 06:50
No, I'm not referring to the shambling gait of the titular zombies in Lee Munday's The Lumbering Dead, I'm talking about the quality of the artwork! Just to prove Lee is hard at work making Issue 2 every bit as cool as Issue 1, today you can sneak a peek at the new cover - twice!
Have a browse around the "Previews and workshop" area at Broken Voice Comics today and you can see Lee's original lineart for this cover. Then, take a minute to vote for BVC's flagship title "Shades" and, when you confirm your vote at TWC, you'll get an exclusive glimpse of the painted version, too. Believe me - it's cool!
Submitted by DAJB on July 18, 2007 - 05:44
You've seen two sides of Boo in Shades so far - the nice, caring side she reserves for people in trouble and the quick-tempered action-woman that tends to take over when people are threatened. Especially if those people are her friends!
I won't spoil the surprise by telling which side of her personality is on display in today's instalment but if you are planning to take a look ... well, it might be a good idea to take a hard-hat!
Submitted by DAJB on July 16, 2007 - 03:34
In the real world, we're all in favour of biodiversity and allowing nature's natural predators to thrive in the wild. Take one step into the world of fantasy adventure, however, and we're all only too happy to root for the deaths of dragons, wargs and all manner of nasty beasties. Like the carrian in The Spires.
I mean, sure it's a steely-eyed, flappy-winged killing machine but so are sharks and tigers, right? (Well, except for the flappy wings, obviously). Anyway, while you're pondering that, you can go read the latest instalment online at Broken Voice Comics. If nothing else, it'll satisfy your blood-lust!
Submitted by DAJB on July 13, 2007 - 08:08
These days Star Trek fans are spoiled with more po-faced spin-offs than you can shake a phaser at. Back in the days when the original series was all we had, however, I penned Don't Spok the Afflicted, a spoof made with nothing more sophisticated than ballpoint pens, an illicitly obtained school exercise book and some incredibly juvenile humour.
I had no shortage of the latter but, as you'll see from the latest two pages to be posted online, it seems ballpoint pens were very short-lived in those days!