Nothing much to add this week. The sketches were pretty rough at times, almost thumbnails.
It’s Thanksgiving Day here in the US, and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you, my readers. Thank you for coming to the site and reading what I work so hard to make. Thank you for leaving comments that make me laugh and brighten my day. Thank you for sharing NPC with friends, family, and strangers, whether it’s through linking to it from your own site, twittering about it, sharing it through social networks and link sharing sites, or just telling friends. You guys truly rock and you make what I do all worth it. I’d also like to give a special shout-out to Crispy Gamer and WoW.com, two great sites that have driven so many wonderful readers like you guys my way. It’s been a wild first 9 months, and I’m so excited to continue improving the comic and the site.
Oh, and Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you’re having a good one. Yes, there will be a comic tomorrow! See you then.
You’ve probably noticed from some of my youtube posts that I’m a bit of a Star Trek fan. I’d say Trekkie, but I’m not sure I know enough series trivia to honor myself with such a label. I haven’t seen all of the original series (that’s TOS to trekkies!), but I watched TNG fanatically when I was a teenager, and of course I’ve seen all the movies. This game takes place some 30 years after TNG, a time that appears to be more fraught with battles. I might have to finally get access to Windows for this. I at least want to try it, though I’m worried how this beloved series will be interpreted as a game. Supposedly coming out early next year. Anyone else here interested?
Welcome to the second Saturday Sketch Dump! This week documented the Two Blue Cats Cast Episode Two. The cats are always the easiest characters to draw. Just circles and tubes really. It’s not evident in these black and white sketches, but you may have noticed that the bg color is often changing – and probably will for quite some time as I continue to experiment! Click on the images to view them at full size.
Oh the Humanity – with the original ‘human hunter”! You can see in the last panel that I deviated from the sketch quite a bit for Bink’s face.
I didn’t do any sketches for Stream Fright, just a sloppy thumbnail for the first panel not even worth posting.
The Wrath World Event took place about a year and one week ago. Rumors were afoot that the Lich King was attacking Orgimmar every 20 minutes. My fellow Alliance players on Lothar scrambled to Stormwind, congregated at the harbor and waited for the fun. And waited….and waited….and checked wowinsider.com (not yet named wow.com)….wondered why Orgrimmar was getting all the fun. Occasionally we’d talk to Varian Wynn, who had relocated to a tent at the harbor. Finally, the Frost Wyrms and Aboms descended! Well, as you can imagine, the lag was insane. My fps was probably a big fat ONE. I targeted something when I could, and hitting the autoattack button was about all I could manage. Mostly I just tried to run around and see what I could, taking screenshots like the ones below.
I love world events like that. I can’t wait for the Cataclysm one. What do you think it’ll be? Deathwing’s dragon minions rising up from the ground? And where? Oooooooh, can’t wait!