Nov 22nd 2009 12:30PM I'm really starting to get jealous of some of the drawing in these comics, in a good way. Especially Daily Quests and Complex Actions. Hand drawn > photoshopping screens imo.
Nov 8th 2009 2:50PM If that's the case, then I have done my job :)
Aug 9th 2009 9:20PM @ Amaxe
Sorry to be letting you down :(. Haven't given up on the comic, don't worry. Just finding less time here and there to do the comics I want to do. Not a fan of backing down off some of the ideas I have. Need to suck it up and roll with it I guess.
Jul 19th 2009 8:55PM A fond farewell to Flintlocke. Have to admit, I was more then a little let down by the ending. The comics leading up to it were just so awesome. But never the less, it's nice to see the series come to an end. Sad, cause there are no more, but still nice to see old Flinty and Roktar ride off into the sunset. Oh, and Alliance ftw, despite the outcome.
Hopefully I'll be back to a weekly update now...
Jul 13th 2009 12:13AM Heh, no harm done. Your performance was convincing it was confusing :)
Jul 12th 2009 10:57PM @devilsei
Uh, was that flame directed at me? Cause I was being sarcastic. It's kinda what I do... I'm pretty sure I even added a line about not playing the gender card...where was it...oh yea
"In the future, I might not go and draw gender lines. Doesn't really paint you in a pretty light."
Maybe I just won't come to the defense of fellow WoW comic artists. Nah. More fun too.
Jul 12th 2009 8:19PM Damn those girls and their girl parts motivated stories! Why are you making me comics instead of a pie? RAWR!!! Testosterone make better jokes! In the future, I might not go and draw gender lines. Doesn't really paint you in a pretty light.
You know, a comic doesn't have to be all set up and punch lines. Sometimes its nice to get to know the characters too. You can really make the argument for either, but in the end, shouldn't a comic just be entertaining?
May 24th 2009 2:15PM I see someone noticed :) Yep, my little homage to Oxhorn. See, in my normal life, I tend to swear a bit, especially on Kel Thuzad wipes, so I find expletives helpful. But I also like to try to keep the comic on the pg-13 side, so Oxhorn's invented swear words work like a charm
May 11th 2009 11:15PM Shakes and Fidget are well within their rights to sell original artwork to Computec Media. The issue we disagree on is whether or not this artwork is original.
It would be legal suicide for a company to claim Blizzard property as their own. I'm sure Computec Media is aware of that. They are (most likely) claiming rights to original artwork provided by the authors of Shakes and Fidget.
The real argument here is whether or not Shakes and Fidget are original or if they infringe on Blizzard's rights. I believe they are distant enough from Blizzard's works to be considered original. Of course I have a bias here. If this were taken to court, I think Shakes and Fidget would have a legit chance at winning. You're more than welcome to disagree. Originality is a matter of opinion.
The sad thing is, I doubt Computec Media cares enough to fight it in court. Shakes and Fidget probably doesn't bring in enough cash for Computec to cover the legal fees of taking Blizzard to court, since they're all about profit. They would rather let it die then make a fuss about it. Since they sold their rights to Computec, I'm sorry to say that Shakes and Fidget are probably screwed unless they can somehow defend themselves.
May 11th 2009 10:03PM I respectfully disagree sir. Your whole argument is based around the idea that more than any other webcomic out there, Shakes and Fidget's artwork resembles WoW the most.
That comic resembles WoW more than Shakes and Fidget because I directly use WoW models for the art work. Cru the Dwarf, the Flintlocke series, and others use the same art style. What's to stop Blizzard/Activision from sending me or my fellow artists a cease and desist letter, since we are in fact using their creations?
Shakes and Fidget is a parody of WoW, like other WoW webcomics, even if they working under commission. Ding! by Scott Kurtz and Experience Points by Scott Johnson are two WoW themed webcomics commissioned by the Crispygamer network. The former is identical to Shakes and Fidget in that it takes place directly in the WoW world and uses characters based on in game characters. It is they exact same circumstance. Are they next to be targeted because they're making money from their work?
Computec Media's tactics aside, this is an attack on WoW webcomics. Unless there is some information that has not been made public at this point, there is nothing unique to the Shakes and Fidget case that Blizzard/Activision could not apply to another WoW webcomic.
That is my concern.