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In my ongoing / half-assed attempt to cut down on file sizes in order to save bandwidth…

Sunday, September 19th, 2004

In my ongoing / half-assed attempt to cut down on file sizes in order to save bandwidth, I have converted the first 12 episodes from GIF to PNG, and optimized a few other comics here and there. For fun, I calculated the before and after sizes of Episodes 1-12 (like some sort of diet pill infomercial):

 

BEFORE OPTIMIZATION: 1448 KB
AFTER OPTIMIZATION: 872 KB
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AMOUNT SAVED: 576 KB (or about a half a meg) 

Now too shabbity, huh? I can only imagine the potential amount saved once I get all the way up to Episode 151 (the last non-animated comic done in GIF format). Of course, at the rate I’m going, I won’t get there for a few years yet. Plus, I still have to update the first 92 or so to the relatively newer lower-size layout. Oh well, just something to look forward to… *sigh*

Turns out I had work off today…

Monday, September 20th, 2004

Turns out I had work off today (that’s what I get for never reading the school bulletins), so I updated the FAQ page… because I can! Also, Episodes 1-30 are now optimized… because I can!

Guardian Filler

Friday, September 24th, 2004

 

Sorry, no comic today. I’ve got writer’s block like you wouldn’t and couldn’t believe. As a small consolation, here’s a pic I drew just for you:

 

 

I’n’t she purty? I’ll try to write a few episodes of Zelda Comic this weekend, so as to maybe have a comic ready in time for Monday. I can’t make any promises though. Hang in there, baby!

Miscreant Filler

Tuesday, October 12th, 2004

I wish it didn’t have to come to another filler, but that’s the best I can do right now…

This is sort of a preview of my regular art style. As fun as drawing things in a Wind Waker-esque fashion can be, it’s somewhat limiting as far as character designs go. Anyone I try to draw in the Wind Waker fashion ends up looking like Link. Kinda like my custom sprites, come to think of it… -_-;; So odds are future filler strips will look less like past ones and more like this. That means a few important things: Link will be taller than Pit, Bub won’t look retarded, and I’m gonna do drawn comics a hell of a lot more often. I’m not gonna stop spriting, but some of the action scenes I have in mind just aren’t as effectively portrayed in sprite form. Sprites are great for talking head-type comics (which there is no shortage of around here), but they absolutely blow for dynamic camera angles. We’ll see what happens, I suppose.

I plan to sit down today and try my damnedest to storyboard a few episodes before I go back to work tonight for Super Happy Fun Tech Meeting Time! Wish me luck on all accounts.

Damn you Nintendo…

Friday, October 15th, 2004

Damn you Nintendo for making me want the DS so friggin’ badly! I’d have to say that the one image that really hooked me was a depiction of a SCORPION VAN from Sega’s launch title “Feel the Magic: XY/XX”. It’s a scorpion van! A van transporting scorpions! Double-you tee eff! Gimme a DS right friggin’ now!

In Response To Some Things Some Guy Wrote About Zelda Comic

Friday, February 4th, 2005

Please check out a response I wrote to some disparaging remarks made by our good friend Heccubus. Long story short, he told all my readers to punch themselves in their respective faces. I responded.

devo revo

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2005

well well, what have we here?

Proper updates are forthcoming…

Monday, May 2nd, 2005

In the meantime, I’m in the midst of the second annual May Day Flame War! Check out the ongoing battle transpiring between Stef and myself! And just today, the second battle began, between TAOMMAL and Zelda Comic!

Also, I made an RSS feed for Zelda Comic, for all you tech-savvy people out there who are also lazy. If you don’t know what RSS is, then you need not worry about it. Let us geeks play with our geek toys.

Sorry about not updating! No time, y’see!

Wednesday, July 13th, 2005

Sorry about not updating! No time, y’see! I took a vacation to Hawaii last week, and I’m leaving for ConnectiCon momentarily. Feel free to yell at me for being a non-updating jerk, but on the plus side I’ll have some cool freebies to hand out, and a devolution revolution print that will likely sell very poorly, since no one knows what it is! Hooray!

I’ll be back home in a little over a week, at which point I promise I’ll start making comics again. I really do feel terrible about it! I’d keep on apologizing, but I really do need to make a mad dash to get ready to leave. I still love you all!

The Orange Belt

Friday, August 5th, 2005

I’m gonna keep this sweet and simple: Zelda Comic now has a new host! Stef and I started a brand new web community called The Orange Belt. Coincidentally, this is also where the forum can now be found. Zelda Comic is now hosted on The Belt’s server, but the domain name is still zeldacomic.net, so you likely won’t notice many changes on that end.

Well, there is one minor change worthy of note: devolution revolution has its own website now (also with The Orange Belt)! Update your bookmarks to devorevo.net, because it’s not where it was before, and you’d probably rather see something than nothing when you set out to read some devo revo. I know I would.

I wanted to make a comic so as to soften the potential blow of the forum move, but I’m going to a wedding this weekend and will likely not be able to. I say likely because I actually have all my comic resources copied onto the iPod hard drive, so there’s a chance something will get made, though probably not put online until Sunday/Monday. Have a good couple’a days, and enjoy the new forum!