Wanted to give a short update.
I haven't submitted anything in a long time due to a combination of not really drawing anything worth submitting, and because I've lately been developing a case of Carpal Tunnel, which makes it harder to work on digital stuff. Thankfully, my efforts to rid it have been slowly working.
As for Matchu, the comic's reruns are still going on matchucomic.com/
However, my carpal tunnel has put a hamper on the production of new comics, which wasn't going very far to begin with.
But as to not leave this on a bad note, I HAVE been drawing, including some new concepts I've been brewing up for fun which I may share in the future.
The Matchu website just finished it’s second re-run storyline yesterday.
We’re now at 65 comics with 36 to go until the site is caught up with the archive on DeviantArt.
Remember! When the re-runs stop, new comics will be posted exclusively on the website!
Alan Solivan, who you may remember as Mr. OMA from Fireball20Xl, the man behind "The Rogues Gallery", "Author Space", and "The Fallout Shelter", former artist of "Fetch Quest" and "Samurai Pizza Cats: COLD", and a very good friend of mine, has fallen upon some hard financial times.
Since he's nose deep in commission orders, so many that he can't do an art drive, he's instead decided to put his recently resurrected Lets Play channel "Lameplay Theater" to good use, and started up a Patreon for it.
Lameplay Theater has no shortage of episodes and games to watch, with games new and old, from "Ducktales" to the "Batman Arkham" series, and he's been kicking the Lets Play ball around long before Arin and Jon/Dan ever did.
Whether he's fumbling with the jumps in "Ice Climber", or doing a improv-heavy pro-wrestling commentator act with a buddy of his in his "One Piece: Pirate Warriors" playthroughs, I can guarantee that this guy will provide hours of entertainment, high quality gameplay footage, and will actually read the fucking hint boxes.
So please, help the guy out. If you have five dollars to spare, he'll personally thank you in a monthly video.
15 bucks and he'll give you a playlist of upcoming episodes
25 bucks and you can pick out what game he'll play next.
30 bucks? Commentate with him on a Lameplay
50 bucks and you can be co-commentator for an entire playthrough!
So help this guy out, if you can, HERE
And do enjoy his large stable of playthroughs at his YouTube channel, HERE
Like stated in that announcement comic, old strips will be re-run while new ones are made behind the scenes.
New Matchu comics will no longer be posted on Deviantart, but when new strips start running on the new site, I'll run previews for every new strip here on Deviantart.
Also, to help promote, I have made a Facebook Fanpage for the comic: www.facebook.com/matchucomic&n…;
Check back at the website every Tuesday and Friday for the re-runs, and soon, new comics!
- Listening to: The Big House - Muppets Most Wanted
Thanks again, though, everybody. Means a lot.
School stuff's been eating up a good chunk of my time, though my looser schedule this semester should lead to more time for comic making.
- Listening to: Toy Story 3- So Long
But it's small and doesn't have many examples yet. Plus the description sucks. Can any of you tropers in the house help a guy out?
Would have said so yesterday, but you would have thought I was april foolin'.
I'm taking a break this week. I'm for some reason not up to it, and it'd be better not to force it. Sorry everybody.
- Listening to: Wreck-it Ralph- Arcade Finale
- Playing: Gmod
- Listening to: Amber G- Take On Me Remix
But then afterward, I don't want to jump into a new story right away, so I'm turning to you folks for help. What would you like to see? Send me an idea, premise or topic and I'll see if I can make anything out of it. If not, then well, tough shit.
EDIT: There are 86 posted strips total, so that leaves 13 left until the big milestone strip. and only two of those 13 are complete. They're all written out though. When these will all be done really varies, since I don't have a concrete time when I can sit down and make comics, though my spring break is coming up, so there's that. Given how long the 100th strip is planned to be, you folks should have plenty of time.
Updates resume on
For those of you who read comics with voices in your head. How do you imagine the Matchu characters (plus Jamjars) sounding?
How I picture them sounding:
Matchu, I kinda just read him with my normal speaking voice, so really no way to tell you guys how I think he sounds. He sounds deep-ish and apathetic/stoic.
Amber's kinda hard too. I just imagine a high voice, Maybe something like Twilight Sparkle?
Chu, I pray to high heaven that someday, should Matchu get a TV show or a movie or whatever, Chu is voiced by Weird Al Yankovic.
Famine, I guess like Lola from The Looney Tunes Show. www.youtube.com/watch?v=plCqn8…
Jamjars, I imagine him sounding like the Rabbids or the minions from Despicable Me, and when he isn't shouting AWW FUCK, he's babbling incomprehensibly like they do.
Lettering Guy. Senor Cardgage, no question. www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToJlON…
Lala, like Spongebob pre-movie, when his voice was deeper.
Wheezy, no idea. Help me out with this one.
So what do you guys think? How do you imagine my characters sounding if they had voices? It'd be interesting to hear your interpretations.
This is the worst possible day to have these problems. I'm incredibly sorry everybody. I'll keep trying, and will hopefully get the comic up later today. I hope I haven't let anyone down.
Again, don't get your hopes up TOO high. The first new comic will be very atypical, but fits the "TV Show" set up of the current story. It'll make sense, but don't expect super-fun-time with Matchu and friends until Friday. But you can trust me in that it's funny.
EDIT: Here it is! Enjoy: limeth.deviantart.com/art/Matc…
- Listening to: Super Mario Land with Lyrics- Brentalfloss
A fair warning, however, the first new one will be sort of atypical. (As opposed to "Meh, Typical.")
- Listening to: .Summer Belongs to You (Demo)- Phineas and Ferb
I've been trying to improve lately, art wise and writing wise. So far I'm trying to make my art less stiff, work on anatomy (but not aiming for absolute perfection, since the cartoony stuff is still top priority.), and trying to develop my characters into more than punchline dispensers, Amber especially, who lacks any sort of personality at all.
So give me some pointers! About the stuff above, or anything else like character designs, the writing in the comics, techniuqes, and other crap.
And above all, please be polite about it. There's a difference between critique and saying it looks like shit. Thank you.