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Much apologies for the lack of comics. No, we haven’t died, and no the comic is not gone.
Here’s where I’ve been spending my hellish days lately.
I have a rental property and my last renter screwed me horribly and left me with a huge mess to clean up. Sorry, but that’s what I’ve been trying to fix every night recently.
All done now and I’m ready to get back on the comic.
I hate being a landlord. It really sucks, but thank you all for your patience with me.
Dead Island 2 has been announced by publisher Deep Silver. The release date for this zombie survival game is set for spring of 2015. The announcement was made during Sony’s E3 news conference. Dead Island 2 is currently being developed by Yager Development. Several features of the game were highlighted such as:
- New handcrafted weapons (Quickly becoming a staple of zombie games)
- Multiplayer for up to eight players
- Sand box environment for players to cooperate, compete or simply coexist (Yeah, Now you can coexist with all your friends. I am so dieing to coexist. Who highlights “Coexistence?”)
- Character Classes from the action-oriented berserker to the stealthy hunter (I’m assuming they’ll have more than two.
- In-depth skill system
Dead Island 2 is set for release in spring 2015 on PS4, Xbox 1, and the PC. PS4 users will get a 30 day beta testing period and exclusive content.
Several months after the events on Banoi, the United States military has put the Golden State under full quarantine. Now a restricted zone, California has become a bloody paradise for those who refuse to leave their homes and an action-packed playground for renegades who seek adventure, glory and a fresh start. Combining the classic Dead Island elements of immersive close combat, action and role-playing, Dead Island 2 features crazy, never-before-seen handcrafted weapons and over-the-top characters in taking players from the iconic Golden Gate to the celebrated beachfront boardwalk of southern California’s Venice Beach.
I like the trailer for Dead Island 2, and I am starting to hunger (pun intended) for another zombie game. But as this appears to be set in California can they really Call it Dead Island 2? Maybe Dead Continent would have been better. Okay no that sounds stupid.
I’ll live with the title. As long as I can fight zombies I’m good. The trailer for this one is good though. I still remember the trailer for the first Dead Island and how it made me cry.
Don’t make me cry damn it!
Making a Necronomicon, the fictional book of the dead that appears in the writings of H.P. Lovecraft.
I’ve made other Necronomicons and you can see a tutorial on how I set about making a Necronomicon before right here. This time however these are going to be part of a set that I’ll be selling on my store soon. But I thought it would be fun to start blogging about my progress making these EVIL BOOKS of Eldritch knowledge. I’m sure the madness we’ll all experience will be very enlightening.
Making a Necronomicon: Aging Paper
Anyway the first step when making a Necronomicon is always the paper. I want the pages to look like they are a few thousand years old. If they can look water logged as if they had been resting in a bog so much the better. To achieve that effect nothing beats aging your paper with cheap rotgut coffee. Below you can see the can of crappy instant coffee I used.
Making a Necronomicon is all about getting a nice creepy effect. Below you can see me soaking the pages. You don’t have to do this long then I put them in a stack. If you are going to try this do this part very carefully as wet paper tears. Then again when making a Necronomicon a little wear and tear only adds to the effect.
Stick the wet pages on top of each other and put them in your oven to dry at about 200 degrees. Don’t worry the pages won’t stick together, however the top page and the edges will oxidize into a very dark color. Don’t worry about it, the rest of the pages will be fine.
Here you can see my ancient dried Necronomicon pages. Notice all the weird patterns that form due to the pages being stuck together. I like to imagine it has the look of Mildew growing in a long forgotten tome of Eldritch lore. I also like to imagine that mighty batwings grow from my back and I swoop down on my enemies at night…. Hungry for vengeance.
But that’s irrelevant to making a Necronomicon so I’ll discuss that later.
I’ll keep posting up my progress on these, they are always a lot of fun to make.
Dang it! I just about finished the comic for the day…. Then I realized it was in no way, shape, or form funny. Or good. Honestly I think I must have been completely drunk when I thought of it.
So rather than embarrass myself, I’ll come up with something better next time.
It happens, sorry about that.
In it’s place I found this. Bad lip reading for the Walking Dead. This made me laugh, partly because I have a weird hearing problem. When I talk to people I swear I’m partly lip reading when I speak to people.
Sometimes I completely misinterpret what people are saying. So enjoy this.
“Reduce Reuse Reanimate” The second book in the Zombie Nation Comic saga is off to the presses. I’m ridiculously happy about that and since I’m finally getting this second book complete I’m offering a preorder deal for my first print run.
For a limited time only if you would like to preorder “Reduce Reuse Reanimate” you can get it for the reduced price of $10 plus shipping. After I get them from the press they’ll go up to their normal $15.
“Reduce Reuse Reanimate”
B/W Interior 125 Pages of pure awesomeness!
Preorder price $10
Normal price $15
Sorry, no updates this week. I’ve got Salt Lake City Comiccon FanX this weekend. My every waking hour has been getting prepared for that.
Don’t worry updates will resume Monday. Sorry for the delay.
However if you are in the Salt Lake City area stop by my booth in the artist alley. Stop by and say hi, and by my silly zombie swag!