Happy Hallow’s End, All

Posted Fri, 10/30/2009 by Joe

First things first – High-Res art for this strip is available HERE!

Secondly, a list of characters and costumes, from left to right.

Joe Medwid (Artist) – Raz, Psychonauts (Video Game)
Dave Rhodenbaugh (Writer) – Lord Havelock Vetinari, Discworld series (Literature)
Ted – The Lone Wanderer, Fallout 3 (Video Game)
Enigma – Etna, Disgaea 1-3 (Video Game)
Death – The One Electronic, Rice Boy (Web Comic)
Conquest – The Green Arrow, DC (Comic)
Pestilence – Metroid, Metroid series (Video Game)
War – Ultramarine, Warhammer 40K (Tabletop Miniatures Game)

Hope you all enjoy the strip! I always have a lot of fun drawing these.

Every great Halloween has at least one robot.

Posted Fri, 10/30/2009 by Dave

I went through Joe’s post and linkified all the characters we used, so you can go through and read more about them and/or their respective universes! Go learn yourself a book.

The process for figuring out what some of the characters would be this Halloween was tricky. Some of them, like Conquest (and at the moment, myself) are “goatee dependent” costumes. War’s costume is constrained by his massive size (so a space marine suit works nicely for him). Death’s is constrained by his omnipresent face-shading (the television visage of T-O-E was a nice workaround for this).

Pestilence, though, was an absolute masterstroke. Joe had the idea and I think he hit it out of the park I’m at a loss as to how we can do a better costume for Pest. Hope you guys like all the work Joe put into this–see you on Monday!