Hi to COMIXtalk
Submitted by Graptopetalum on October 21, 2008 - 16:32
Well, if this works this blog will now be viewable on COMIXtalk
This is related to PixelPalaces pressents: Dragon Knights, which is one of the more technically ambicious comics and hopefully also has a good artwork and story (feedback would be nice people).
AFAIK it's the only major action comic mostly in the SVG format. SVG is similar to SWF (Flash) but is a non-propriatory open standard. It's now natively supported by most browsers except Internet Explorer (which still needs a plug-in to display SVG). I'm trying to make full use of SVG's features, using gradients and filters to make the vector graphics look more like bitmaps, and using interactivity and bits of animation. Unfortunately browsers and plug-ins are inconsistent in how well they handle this but things are improving rapidly. I'm also making an effort to produce this comic as much as possible with free software - mostly Inkscape.
Part IX is still in production and will be a 3D animation produced in Blender. Unfortunately this means that updates are rather slow at the moment.
Part X is an XHTML page sumerizing the story to date. I'm doing this to have some updates between the part IX updates.
Part XI will be back to SVG but with stylistic improvements.
The story is unusual in that it's about superheroes but set in the 22nd century (so far). The Earth has been plunged into an ice age and most people have super powers due to nanotechnology. There are also some ominous aliens. I try to tackle controvertial subjects and keep things scientifically accurate.