Demon Hunters: Back from the Dead – Page 8
Agic-may Ebar-ray Ow-glay Ower-pay!
In other news, a random Facebook post from Andy Dopieralski has launched some exciting discussions. Dead Gentlemen has put together a team of folks to work on a Kentucky Blue Clay point-and-click adventure game, styled after the sort of classic, brilliant games that the late, great, LucasArts used to churn out before turning into a Star Wars crap factory! So something like this:
But with slightly more time travel. It’s very much in the exploratory phase, right now. No details on when/if it will actually happen, but we’re all crazy excited about the prospect of it! We’ll keep you up to date!
Gabriel yells at Jim, who leans against the van and pulls out a newspaper.
GABRIEL: Dammit, Jim! This isn't funny! At least give me a weapon. A sword, a gun...anything!
Jim's face is covered as he reads the newspaper.
SILENT JIM: You're Gabriel. You'll manage. Fight.
Gabriel looks around, panicky, as the demons creep closer.
FLOATY: Rend your flesh!
CRAWLY: Wear your skin!
FLOATY: Devour your soul!
GABRIEL: Jim, you son of a bitch! Damn, damn, damn, damn--
Gabriel grabs a length of rusty rebar and yanks it from the rubble like King Arthur.
Gabriel grips the rebar "sword" with both hands, holding it vertically in front of his face. The metal glows gold with holy fire as he chants his Latinate blessing. He may be praying, but he's got one hell of a smirk going
GABRIEL: --Well goddamn, boys! This is gonna get messy. You pissed off the WRONG damn meat today! Domine, benedice aeruginosum ferrum, ut has omnes infernales larvas caedam, mother&#@$er!
Looks like he’s got some good prayers up his sleeve.
And we shall from now on call him, Gabriel Rustyrebar. Move over Oakenshield.
Sweet news about the adventure game.
The page looks great!
Only complaint: In the big panel in the middle, Gabe and the stick really stick out of the background (see what I did there?) and thereby don’t really fit into the picture.
I agree, I’m not happy with how this page turned out. I tried to replicate some of the lighting effects from previous pages, but I didn’t have the original blending modes anymore. This is one of a few pages that I’ll be secretly replacing in the future.
When you secretly replace it, could you add a phrase that pops up when I hover over the comic? I don’t see one this time, and that’s the first thing I read!
Added it now. That one’s on me; it was too early to be funny. Or even mildly amusing. 🙂
I didn’t even know we were doing those! When I’m not drawing, I’m treating my whip wounds.
I didn’t even know those existed. Thanks for the hint!
P.S.: Is it common for webcomics to do something like that?
Quite a few do it.
OOTS and XKCD are two examples that spring to mind.
The Holy Garbage Stick of Ass kicking! It’s cool, though it seems.. kinda.. like.. missing details.. Like the background in the first frame.. The van.. Newspaper.. The story works fine without them though, but the overall view kinda screams newbie at me.. Besides that, I totally dig Gabriels idea of blessing and using any random item to be a Demon Disposer of Awesomeness 😀
Trust me, if there’s one person who’s not happy with the art, it’s me. I’m trying to get better, though.
Love the sound of a Kentucky Blue Clay game.
Nice touch with the Rebar…
Am i the only one that decided to plug in Gabriel’s prayer into Google translate? 🙂
And what was the result?
“O Lord, ye blessed of verdigris iron, that has all the infernal specters will chastise you,”