Thursday, June 3, 2010

From and For the Escapist: Unofficial Reviews

These were two pieces I did for the Escapist Magazine at some point or another.

The first is a sketch of "The Michaels" from the web series Doomsday Arcade. This sketch appeared in the page head of the Doomsday Arcade Quiz the week before the series finale in April. By far one of my favorite series that was ever on The Escapist along with Zero Punctuation and Unskippable. I was so sad to see it come to an end. I must say, Shanks's work is pretty brilliant. As someone who has studied film, I can honestly say the kid knows what he's doing. The growth from the first episode to the last was quite stunning. It was nice to see it come from a bunch of cheesy slapstick and slightly shallow jokes to an intricate story with complex characters. By the end it still had aspects of the slapstick and shallow game jokes but they were utilized in a much more successful and mature way. It was still extremely funny but far more respectable. It was obvious that Michael Shanks grew as a director and I hope to see more from him in the future. It's really refreshing seeing this much talent and hard work especially in someone who is my age.

And let us not forget about Lund who had so many piss-your-pants funny moments he could probably even get Batman to chuckle.

The second piece: Gordon Freeman's MIT degree

Seen in the background of Name Game #2, this was ENTIRELY too much fun to make. I must give credit to my good friend Patrick who gave me the idea for this specific comic. I was laughing from start to finish.


  1. I really dig the degree and the entire comic series. Your comics are funny on multiple levels which is really a plus and it doesn't hurt when you find a webcomic about something your very familar with. (Worked a year at gamestop, man the stories I have...)

  2. Haha thanks. I'm glad I've won over at least one fan that's interested in my stuff enough to go through my blog. I figured writing about what I know most would work best. I even started working at Gamestop again because I'm that desperate for a job... At least Name Game will have constant material.