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Pop: Zero
2008-06-23, 05:45 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v684/Lyinginbedmon/PopulationZero/Titleproto3.png

Hello hello hello and welcome to Population: Zero

A new non-OotS webcomic by artist Tobias Beis (Aka Threeshades (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/member.php?u=22497)) and writer Tim Maughan (Aka Lyinginbedmon (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/member.php?u=24970)).

It follows the journey of a group of characters as they look for something of great important whilst being pursued by authorities of a nasty sort (Yup, that explains a lot, huh? Don't worry, it gets less spoiler-y later on).


Updates schedule once a week on Mondays at 00:00 GMT
(A note: We rarely meet schedule, but it's still usually Monday)

And so, here we go:

Latest Comic: Page #22http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v684/Lyinginbedmon/PopulationZero/P0-22-censored.jpg

Archive Comic 00 (http://img157.imageshack.us/img157/1636/p00finro0.jpg)
Comic 01 (http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y196/Tobi-Sean/Pop0/P0-1fin.jpg)
Comic 02 (http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/8176/p02finuu6.jpg)
Comic 03 (http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y196/Tobi-Sean/Drawings/P0-3fin.jpg)
Comic 04 (http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/4903/p04finoi3.jpg)
Comic 05 (http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/3814/p05finlu3.jpg)
Comic 06 (http://img395.imageshack.us/img395/2053/p064finih0.jpg)
Comic 07 (http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/4113/p07finlj6.jpg)
Comic 08 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v684/Lyinginbedmon/PopulationZero/P0-8fin-1.jpg)
Comic 09 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v684/Lyinginbedmon/PopulationZero/P0-94fin.jpg)
Comic 10 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v684/Lyinginbedmon/PopulationZero/P0-10fin.jpg)
Comic 11 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v684/Lyinginbedmon/PopulationZero/P0-11fin.jpg)
Comic 12 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v684/Lyinginbedmon/PopulationZero/P0-125fin-1.jpg)
Comic 13 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v684/Lyinginbedmon/PopulationZero/P0-13fin.jpg)
Comic 14 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v684/Lyinginbedmon/PopulationZero/P0-14fin.jpg)
Comic 15 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v684/Lyinginbedmon/PopulationZero/P0-15fin.jpg)
Comic 16 (http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y196/Tobi-Sean/Drawings/P0-16fin.jpg)
Comic 17 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v684/Lyinginbedmon/PopulationZero/P0-175fin.jpg)
Comic 18 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v684/Lyinginbedmon/PopulationZero/P0-18fin.jpg)
Comic 19 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v684/Lyinginbedmon/PopulationZero/P0-19shaded.jpg)
Comic 20 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v684/Lyinginbedmon/PopulationZero/P0-20fin.jpg)
Comic 21 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v684/Lyinginbedmon/PopulationZero/P0-213fin.jpg)
Comic 22 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v684/Lyinginbedmon/PopulationZero/P0-22-censored.jpg)
Filler comics
Darn you, retributive characters! (http://img357.imageshack.us/img357/4812/p0l1iu9.png)
D&D NPCs versus WoW Mages (http://img48.imageshack.us/img48/6717/p0l2ds5.png)
State of Affairs: Races in society (http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/3252/p0l3kw2.png)
State of Affairs: The Environment (http://img380.imageshack.us/img380/1879/p0l4sf5.png)
State of Affairs: Technology (http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/4631/p0l5wp1.png)
Emergency Broadcast (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v684/Lyinginbedmon/PopulationZero/P0L7.png)
Michael Palin & the Goblins P1 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v684/Lyinginbedmon/PopulationZero/P0L8.png)
Michael Palin & the Goblins P2 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v684/Lyinginbedmon/PopulationZero/p0l9ye8.png)
Awesome cookies:
Halloween Special (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v684/Lyinginbedmon/PopulationZero/P0-Halloweenfin.jpg)

JasonDoomsblade
2008-06-23, 05:52 PM
Its cool, but not OotS style, since they arn't stick figures.

Oregano
2008-06-23, 05:53 PM
Nice, looks awesome, this may become another essential read for me.:smallbiggrin:

Calamity
2008-06-23, 05:55 PM
Wow. The art is fantastic. No seriously. Fantastic. I love the use of colour.
Too early to judge the writing but Lying's writing it, and considering how awesome Remember is.. well.. this is gonna be something else.

And the art is so good.... I can't stop saying that! :smallbiggrin:
So yeah. Talk about making a good first impression.

Szilard
2008-06-23, 05:57 PM
Interesting...

On a different mater, does this mean Threeshades is a guy?

Lyinginbedmon
2008-06-23, 05:58 PM
On a different mater, does this mean Threeshades is a guy?

I will say nothing. He/she does not have sharp objects close to my spinal cord, I am not being coerced.

And Jason, it isn't meant to be Burlewan style, as stated in the opening post.

Calamity
2008-06-23, 05:59 PM
Interesting...

On a different mater, does this mean Threeshades is a guy?

I actually always believed that... but s/he was so convincing in ABR that I started to become unsure. :smalltongue:

Maulrus
2008-06-23, 09:28 PM
I like the art a lot. Keep making them so I can stare at the pretty art. @[email protected]

Haruki-kun
2008-06-24, 12:54 AM
Wow... this is some pretty awesome art! Good job!

I'll try to follow it form here. :smallwink:

banjo1985
2008-06-24, 04:26 AM
The art on this is absolutely mind-blowing...safe to say I'll be looking out for this :smalleek:

JasonDoomsblade
2008-06-24, 08:00 AM
I will say nothing. He/she does not have sharp objects close to my spinal cord, I am not being coerced.

And Jason, it isn't meant to be Burlewan style, as stated in the opening post.

Well ok then. Thanks for clearing that up.

Green-Shirt Q
2008-06-24, 08:14 AM
On a different mater, does this mean Threeshades is a guy?

Well, I knew a woman whose name is Tobias, so I still can't guess.

That woman did look like a man though.

Wait a second.....

Could that have been Threeshades?

Back on topic, the comic looks interesting with what we have seen so far. Looks like a combination of fantasy and sci-fi.

Nameless
2008-06-24, 08:53 AM
This looks fantastic, very profecianal.

I'll deffinetly be reading this. I'm assuming that the person who made this thread is a shared account between Lying and Threeshades?

Calamity
2008-06-24, 08:56 AM
This looks fantastic, very profecianal.

I'll deffinetly be reading this. I'm assuming that the person who made this thread is a shared account between Lying and Threeshades?

It could be a mysterious 3rd party who we don't know about. Wouldn't that be a twist?

Nameless
2008-06-24, 09:08 AM
It could be a mysterious 3rd party who we don't know about. Wouldn't that be a twist?

*Ahem*

DUN DUN DUNNNN...!!!

Hoplite
2008-06-24, 09:17 AM
Are shared account allowed?

Phase
2008-06-24, 09:40 AM
I beleive so. How else would you host a webcomic made by two people as an equal team?

Threeshades
2008-06-24, 10:09 AM
This looks fantastic, very profecianal.

I'll deffinetly be reading this. I'm assuming that the person who made this thread is a shared account between Lying and Threeshades?

Pop: Zero is in fact a new brand of Ice cream designed to erase the free will upon consumation. The manufacturer fed us this new ice cream and made us start a webcomic for them to advertize their infernal product and conduct their insidious plan to enslave all humankind. The person who opened that account is not a human but a 20 feet long monstrous larva-like alien with drooling fangs. The whole Pop: Zero company hasbeen founded by these creatures.

And they will punish me for leaking this information... Please help me! :smallfrown: :smalleek:


Onan unrelated note:
Thanks for the nice words on the art. :smallsmile:

Nameless
2008-06-24, 10:32 AM
Pop: Zero is in fact a new brand of Ice cream designed to erase the free will upon consumation. The manufacturer fed us this new ice cream and made us start a webcomic for them to advertize their infernal product and conduct their insidious plan to enslave all humankind. The person who opened that account is not a human but a 20 feet long monstrous larva-like alien with drooling fangs. The whole Pop: Zero company hasbeen founded by these creatures.

And they will punish me for leaking this information... Please help me! :smallfrown: :smalleek:


Onan unrelated note:
Thanks for the nice words on the art. :smallsmile:


*Slowly backs away* :smalleek:

Lyinginbedmon
2008-06-24, 10:36 AM
*Slowly backs away* :smalleek:

If you stand still, they won't see you.

JasonDoomsblade
2008-06-24, 10:49 AM
Y'know, if your gonna make up stuff like this, at least make sure there arn't any 'gaps' in the story. For example, you say pop: Zero Ice Cream erases free will.
The manufacturer fed us this new ice cream and made us start a webcomic for them to advertize their infernal product and conduct their insidious plan to enslave all humankind Yet this clearly makes you still have free will.
And they will punish me for leaking this information... Please help me!
See I was actually believing this story up until this part.
a 20 feet long monstrous larva-like alien with drooling fangs

Nice try though. :smalltongue:

Hoplite
2008-06-24, 10:59 AM
Maybe she faked eating the ice cream so she would temporary have her free will back or something... but now they found out.

BRC
2008-06-24, 11:04 AM
Pop: Zero is in fact a new brand of Ice cream designed to erase the free will upon consumation. The manufacturer fed us this new ice cream and made us start a webcomic for them to advertize their infernal product and conduct their insidious plan to enslave all humankind. The person who opened that account is not a human but a 20 feet long monstrous larva-like alien with drooling fangs. The whole Pop: Zero company hasbeen founded by these creatures.

And they will punish me for leaking this information... Please help me! :smallfrown: :smalleek:


Onan unrelated note:
Thanks for the nice words on the art. :smallsmile:
FOOL, you have disobeyed the will of the brood mind and must be reckoned with. As the speaker for the brood mind I order you to continue this electro-serial, updating it as often as possible. You can sleep when we have turned this planet into another sub hive.

Threeshades
2008-06-24, 11:04 AM
Y'know, if your gonna make up stuff like this, at least make sure there arn't any 'gaps' in the story. For example, you say pop: Zero Ice Cream erases free will. Yet this clearly makes you still have free will.
See I was actually believing this story up until this part.

Nice try though. :smalltongue:

It only works for 24 hours. After that it wears off. They forgot to give us the last dose. Also they're still working on making the formula permanently working or at least making it highly addictive.

Oregano
2008-06-24, 11:06 AM
They need to make it caffeine based..oh wait, I shouldn't be helping them should I?

Anyway, when can we expect the next/first comic?

EDIT: I'd also like a banner to put into my signature, panel four would make a good one.:smallwink: That sounds really cheeky but I want to show my support.

@V: That's awesome, it's too detailed to expect more frequent updates.

Lyinginbedmon
2008-06-24, 11:32 AM
We're planning for a weekly release right now

JasonDoomsblade
2008-06-24, 11:54 AM
It only works for 24 hours. After that it wears off. They forgot to give us the last dose. Also they're still working on making the formula permanently working or at least making it highly addictive.

Ah, that makes more sense. Every prototype of some formula always lasts for 24 hours. If i was to invent something, i'd make it last for 23. :smalltongue:

Szilard
2008-06-24, 11:57 AM
Pop: Zero is in fact a new brand of Ice cream designed to erase the free will upon consumation. The manufacturer fed us this new ice cream and made us start a webcomic for them to advertize their infernal product and conduct their insidious plan to enslave all humankind. The person who opened that account is not a human but a 20 feet long monstrous larva-like alien with drooling fangs. The whole Pop: Zero company hasbeen founded by these creatures.

And they will punish me for leaking this information... Please help me! :smallfrown: :smalleek:


Onan unrelated note:
Thanks for the nice words on the art. :smallsmile:

This would be so awesome if it were real/not trying to enslave us all. It would probably make a good Doctor Who Episode...

Bayar
2008-06-24, 01:13 PM
This is the Arts and Crafts Unholy union between Threeshades's art and Lyinginbedmon's writing. May they have a long lasting one :smallbiggrin:

Also, awesomerific comic !

averagejoe
2008-06-24, 01:25 PM
Not to bad. I look forward to subsequent additions.

Does that one dwarf have a chainsaw pick? Awsome.

Bayar
2008-06-24, 02:03 PM
Not to bad. I look forward to subsequent additions.

Does that one dwarf have a chainsaw pick? Awsome.

It looks more like a chainsaw crossbow.

Szilard
2008-06-24, 02:12 PM
It looks more like a chainsaw crossbow.

Who cares? It has a chainsaw on it!:smalltongue:

Lyinginbedmon
2008-06-24, 04:11 PM
Presently we're calling it a Chainpick. It's a pick with a back-flowing conveyor built into it to aid in mining work (Which is the primary occupation for dwarves in this setting). That said, it could certainly fill in nicely for a chainsaw if it got whacked into someone in combat.

One of my favourite parts of this zeroth comic is Kilzu. Regular readers of Remember will know that Kilzu is my marketing Imp and also a recurring in-joke, but here he is running a bar. And of course, how does a Tiny-sized Imp keep trouble out of his respectable business place? With a pump-action shotgun crossbow under the counter of course! :smallbiggrin:

Oregano
2008-06-24, 04:17 PM
Kilzu's awesome, he's not a major character though?:smallfrown: That's what I gathered from your post anyway.

EDIT: I'm not a regular reader of remember by the way, I've read it once or twice though.

Bitzeralisis
2008-06-24, 06:23 PM
It's very shiny.

Threeshades
2008-06-25, 07:46 AM
Shiny as in "the artwork looks like everything's shiny" or shiny as in "shiny red ball!"?

Echowinds
2008-06-25, 07:52 AM
This looks fantastic. Keep up the awesome work. :smallsmile:

Beholder1995
2008-06-25, 08:12 AM
Awesome everything- stuff like I have not seen on these forums.

I forsee great things for this.... judging by the insane comic number/thread pages ratio.... (0:2, technically. :smallbiggrin:)

...and the blindingly high quality artwork....

...and the jazzy setting....

...and the mind-eating ice cream that has nothing to do with the comic but is involved in this thread anyway.........yum.

Guyinthestreet
2008-06-26, 06:10 AM
This is actually quite good.

Lyinginbedmon
2008-06-26, 06:27 AM
This is actually quite good.

Why do you sound surprised? :smallconfused:

Guyinthestreet
2008-06-27, 03:33 PM
Why do you sound surprised? :smallconfused:


No, it's just that I see webcomics like Dominic Deegan having a fanbase and then I compare it to comics like this where there's actually background art, colour and shading. The artist is quite skilled, I'll say (I meant the artist of this comic, not Dominic Deegan).

Lyinginbedmon
2008-06-28, 04:30 AM
Next page is almost done, it'll be posted on Monday 00:00 GMT. Little bit of trivia is that's the same time Remember (http://www.remembercomic.co.uk) updates on Mondays.

Threeshades
2008-06-29, 04:46 PM
Doo dee doo... *twiddles thumbs* in little more than one hour the coic shuld be up and I'm doing NOTHING!

That'll teach those slimy space maggots not giving me my mind-cream shot.

Nameless
2008-06-29, 04:58 PM
Doo dee doo... *twiddles thumbs* in little more than one hour the coic shuld be up and I'm doing NOTHING!

That'll teach those slimy space maggots not giving me my mind-cream shot.

There there Threeshades, I've called the nice men in white suits and big nets to come take you away for a while... O_o

Dallas-Dakota
2008-06-29, 05:00 PM
Next page is almost done, it'll be posted on Monday 00:00 GMT. Little bit of trivia is that's the same time Remember (http://www.remembercomic.co.uk) updates on Mondays.

Just one more minute!


NOW!

To late, I'm going to bed now, I had hoped for an update while I was still awake. Goodnight.

Threeshades
2008-06-29, 05:10 PM
No that was 23:00 GMT.

There's still some time left.

Szilard
2008-06-29, 05:34 PM
27 more minutes by my rekoning.

Phase
2008-06-29, 06:06 PM
Woah... I like the mix of magic and technology, evidenced by "Mageball"

This is sweet.

Threeshades
2008-06-29, 06:06 PM
*nudge* *nudge* There you go, folks.

BRC
2008-06-29, 06:21 PM
Reminds me alot of Shadowrun.

Nameless
2008-06-30, 03:36 AM
This is pretty danr awesome, although I don't understand what time setting this is... Sci-fi, or fantacy? :smallconfused:

Heh... She looks like you threeshades... :smalltongue:

Hoplite
2008-06-30, 04:27 AM
This is rather awesome indeed.

banjo1985
2008-06-30, 06:08 AM
Nice. Random shouting at inoportune moments is always good for a laugh :smallbiggrin:

Lyinginbedmon
2008-06-30, 06:50 AM
This is pretty danr awesome, although I don't understand what time setting this is... Sci-fi, or fantacy? :smallconfused:

Our present basis is "Cyberpunk built on top of Fantasy". Magic is far less common here because technology has overtaken it's place in many areas.

Nameless
2008-06-30, 07:07 AM
Our present basis is "Cyberpunk built on top of Fantasy". Magic is far less common here because technology has overtaken it's place in many areas.

Cyberpunk you say...?

*goes to cyberdog and buys clotheing*

:smallbiggrin:

BRC
2008-06-30, 08:35 AM
Our present basis is "Cyberpunk built on top of Fantasy". Magic is far less common here because technology has overtaken it's place in many areas.

That's similar to shadowrun, except that Shadowrun is Cyberpunk where Fantasy stuff showed up so the end result is about the same.

JasonDoomsblade
2008-06-30, 08:36 AM
Isn't it Steampunk? Not Cyberpunk? Hell I don't really know, I just saw this article about Steampunk clothing in the newspaper once.

BRC
2008-06-30, 08:37 AM
Isn't it Steampunk? Not Cyberpunk? Hell I don't really know, I just saw this article about Steampunk clothing in the newspaper once.

No, Steampunk is industrial-revolution robots.

Nameless
2008-06-30, 08:45 AM
Isn't it Steampunk? Not Cyberpunk? Hell I don't really know, I just saw this article about Steampunk clothing in the newspaper once.

Go to Cyberdog, it's the single most awesome cyberpunk shop ever.
I go in there loads but never buy anything because everything in there is reculesly overpriced...

And Cyberpunk is technically:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyberpunk

And Steampunk is technically:

http://mystmakers.org/nommie/steampunk.jpg

:smallbiggrin:

Threeshades
2008-06-30, 10:10 AM
That's similar to shadowrun, except that Shadowrun is Cyberpunk where Fantasy stuff showed up so the end result is about the same.

But shadowrun is more like 15% Fantasy, 35% Cyberpunk and 50% Cheese.
Population: Zero is 50% Fantasy, 50% Cyberpunk.

Lyinginbedmon
2008-06-30, 10:47 AM
It's more concentrated too, magic tends to be more popular away from the heavily populated areas (The cities, like the area we're presently looking at), where technology is prevalent. It's more useful out there too, since much of the planet is pretty desolate.

Nameless
2008-06-30, 10:59 AM
It's more concentrated too, magic tends to be more popular away from the heavily populated areas (The cities, like the area we're presently looking at), where technology is prevalent. It's more useful out there too, since much of the planet is pretty desolate.

Soooo... Kinda like Plot III?

BRC
2008-06-30, 11:47 AM
But shadowrun is more like 15% Fantasy, 35% Cyberpunk and 50% Cheese.
Population: Zero is 50% Fantasy, 50% Cyberpunk.
I actually like shadowrun thank you very much. But your point remains valid.

So Pop: Zero is a fantasy world that then advanced into sci-fi levels of tech?That's fairly cool. I expect the following exchange to occur at some point

Mage: Bah, ignorant fool, you cannot comprehend by power.
Tech user guy: What power do you have that I don't?
Mage: How about Fireballs
Tech User Guy: We have those, their called grenades.
Mage: Telepathic Link!
TUG: *Taps head* Internal communication system.
Mage: I can summon powerful allies
TUG: *holds up cell phone* I got my buddies on speed dial.
Mage: I can FLY!
TUG: Antigravity shoes.
Mage: I can Turn Invisible
TUG: Optical camoflauge
Mage: Magic Missles
TUG: Real, exploding missles.

and so on and so forth.

Threeshades
2008-06-30, 11:56 AM
it's not that I don't like shadowrun. Im just saying, its pretty cheesy. I mean, a metroid crashes down on earth and suddenly everything is elves and magic?

That sounds like a lot of cheese to me. Finest cheddar.:smallsmile:

Lyinginbedmon
2008-06-30, 12:25 PM
Personally I prefer a good Brie.

Beholder1995
2008-07-03, 10:22 AM
Just read the new comic. Sweet! :smallcool:

EDIT:::The First Post doesn't specify- how frequently can we expect this to update?

Lyinginbedmon
2008-07-03, 10:24 AM
Presently we're aiming at a one-a-week schedule, the next release is Monday (GMT).

Pop: Zero
2008-07-06, 02:19 PM
First skritch of bad news: Due to workload issues, page two is slightly delayed.

Nameless
2008-07-06, 02:23 PM
First skritch of bad news: Due to workload issues, page two is slightly delayed.

Curses...

This is Threeshades right?

AHHH!!! THis is so confusing... :smallannoyed:

Threeshades
2008-07-06, 03:47 PM
No it was the space maggot. But it is my fault.

Nameless
2008-07-06, 03:55 PM
No it was the space maggot. But it is my fault.

Ow, those silly Space Maggots... SILLY RASCLES! :smalltongue:

BRC
2008-07-10, 10:18 AM
No it was the space maggot. But it is my fault.
Hello, this is Urzak-IIV, your space-maggot overseer. I noticed a lack of comic, this displeases the brood mind...yeah
*loudly sips space-coffee*

Lyinginbedmon
2008-07-20, 10:27 AM
Hello, this is Urzak-IIV, your space-maggot overseer. I noticed a lack of comic, this displeases the brood mind...yeah
*loudly sips space-coffee*

The maggots decided to restrict my personal time (Which largely consists of bathroom breaks) unless I posted page two on the Remember forums. Now they're getting tasers...

So I've put the second page up here too and I'm hoping they don't find a good chemist.

Threeshades however isn't being so lucky and they're taking the aforementioned artist on a month of..."rehabilitation" therapy in about a week. The flipside of the coin is nonexistent because I'm still being put to work writing for the time.

In other words, the comic will be on a hiatus for August until Threeshades gets back, but I'll be way ahead on writing it so it shouldn't be too bad. I'll see if I can come up with some stuff to keep you all interested in that time.

Lyinginbedmon
2008-07-21, 07:17 AM
Help me...
http://img357.imageshack.us/img357/4812/p0l1iu9.png

Stormthorn
2008-07-21, 12:17 PM
That sounds like a lot of cheese to me. Finest cheddar.

I hope its sharp chedder. Thats my favorite sort.

Threeshades
2008-07-21, 12:41 PM
I will however try to get another page done before im gone.

memnarch
2008-07-21, 05:23 PM
It's ok. It's not #03, but better than nothing. :smalltongue:

*watches*

Threeshades
2008-07-26, 10:27 AM
Number 3 should come on monday. It's finished and i sent it to Lying so he can post it on monday. While im away for the next month i'll prepare sketching for pages 4 and 5

Lyinginbedmon
2008-07-27, 04:26 AM
Number 3 should come on monday. It's finished and i sent it to Lying so he can post it on monday.

This will be worth it. Trust me.

Nameless
2008-07-27, 05:01 AM
It better.... 'cos if it's not... *shakes fist angrily* :smallmad:

Pop: Zero
2008-07-27, 06:20 PM
Page #3 is now online for your viewing pleasure (http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y196/Tobi-Sean/Drawings/P0-3fin.jpg)

memnarch
2008-07-27, 06:25 PM
What is happening in panel four? (*flick*) Did the guy get hit by something?

I'll assume the blood will probably be explained in a later comic...

Lyinginbedmon
2008-07-27, 06:34 PM
What is happening in panel four? (*flick*) Did the guy get hit by something?

I'll assume the blood will probably be explained in a later comic... He's popping a blue-and-white pill.
See workman's compensation statement. I imagine the fact that the miners use pickaxes with conveyor belts on them, amounting to a chainsaw, should be some little clue as well.

memnarch
2008-07-27, 06:37 PM
That--- just became more menacing...

Nameless
2008-07-28, 03:22 AM
Yay comic! :smallbiggrin:

Lyinginbedmon
2008-08-03, 05:58 PM
As Threeshades is going hungary for the month, it's left to me to support this place with "guest" art and comics, so here's a filler comic with two of Pop:0's characters (Both as yet unnamed...we'll fix that in September)
http://img48.imageshack.us/img48/6717/p0l2ds5.png

memnarch
2008-08-03, 06:21 PM
:biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:

Never played wow though.

Calamity
2008-08-03, 06:23 PM
I'm liking the bonus comic, Lying! :smallbiggrin:

Also Threesahdes, enjoy yourself in Hungary, if you're still here.

Szilard
2008-08-03, 06:25 PM
As Threeshades is going hungary for the month, it's left to me to support this place with "guest" art and comics, so here's a filler comic with two of Pop:0's characters (Both as yet unnamed...we'll fix that in September)
http://img48.imageshack.us/img48/6717/p0l2ds5.png

Maybe you should capitalize the h in Hungary...

Lyinginbedmon
2008-08-03, 06:29 PM
Or correct the spelling error...

Szilard
2008-08-03, 06:33 PM
...or that.

Admiral_Kelly
2008-08-03, 06:42 PM
This comic looks promising! Hope to see more of it.

Nameless
2008-08-04, 03:54 AM
Heh, great comic Lying. :smallbiggrin:

In D&D, whever the DM offers me and my group a quest, I repeatedly shout "MAGICMISSLEMAGICMISSLEMAGICMISSLE"
Ruining the entire quest, but still manage to recieve plenty of gold to build a massive fortifyed, intelegant tank with rooms and corridors, kinda like a mini- Death Star on weels... that can fly and drive...

Although, I've recently aquired a Fire Ball spell... so now I shout "FIREBALLFIREBALLFIREBALLFIREBALL"

Heh... Good times... :smallsmile:

Lyinginbedmon
2008-08-10, 06:44 PM
So clearly coming up with something as funny as last week's comparative gameplay isn't as easy as it might seem at first, therefore I resort to one of my best talents: Exposition.
http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/3252/p0l3kw2.png

memnarch
2008-08-10, 06:55 PM
Interesting... (shut it.)

:smallbiggrin: :smallsmile:

Szilard
2008-08-10, 07:05 PM
Is that Zein-sumtin-or-another?
That gnome from ABR?

Lyinginbedmon
2008-08-10, 07:11 PM
Is that Zein-sumtin-or-another?
That gnome from ABR?
(Nebbar)
Yeah, whenever I didn't have a character from the actual Pop:0 story I just used a character from ABR/Remember.

Szilard
2008-08-10, 07:22 PM
Cool. I like useing Your mom as a good filler, it's usually long enough.

Lyinginbedmon
2008-08-17, 05:57 PM
And here we have this week's filler. In a couple more, Threeshades should be back from...horrors, and your regular awesomeness can resume again :smallsmile:
http://img380.imageshack.us/img380/1879/p0l4sf5.png

Lyinginbedmon
2008-08-19, 09:10 AM
Oh look, an update...

#cough#

Nameless
2008-08-19, 10:33 AM
sorry, I'm boicotting this thread untill I see an update.

...

... DAMN!

:smalltongue:

Lyinginbedmon
2008-08-19, 01:36 PM
You should probably just be happy with this much, since I sure as heck can't draw like 'shades and they won't be back for a couple weeks yet. In the meantime, I'm drumming things about with new content so this glorious thread doesn't just get filled with successive "bumps".

Also, the space maggots are getting antsy...

Nameless
2008-08-20, 12:08 AM
I'ma just a messin' with ya Lying. :smalltongue:

The fillers are great for fillers... :smallsmile:

Threeshades
2008-08-22, 11:12 AM
I like the fillers too! :smallbiggrin: :thog:

Lyinginbedmon
2008-08-22, 12:03 PM
You're back early, did the maggots capitulate? :smallconfused:

Also, good to know :smalltongue:

Threeshades
2008-08-22, 02:29 PM
You're back early, did the maggots capitulate? :smallconfused:

Also, good to know :smalltongue:

Not back, just having internet. Im still going to be away for almost a week.

I havent finished the sketching for page 5 even. Because i got too lazy too draw those rather busy panels.

So instead my mind popped up with an amazing plot for a fantasy story and i started drawing up some pages for a solo project.

Ichneumon
2008-08-22, 02:53 PM
Are we going to see more of this solo project?

Threeshades
2008-08-23, 03:53 PM
Are we going to see more of this solo project?

once im back at my photoshop and tablet equpped computer surely.


So much ill say to it: it's medieval-tech level free style fantasy without the classic fantasy races except goblins (so no gnomes, halflings, elves, orcs or whatsoever), there will be races of my own twisted imagination though. Also it will have a final fantasy inspired but largely made up by me magic system and human civilization will not be formed after existing cultures but will take aspects of all different kinds plus some of my own ideas to create an individual style.
And it will probably be quite bloody every now and then. That's all im gonna say so much.

Also i couldnt think of a title yet.

Bayar
2008-08-23, 04:03 PM
once im back at my photoshop and tablet equpped computer surely.

Seems that every cool artist has a tabled these days :biggrin::tongue:

memnarch
2008-08-23, 05:41 PM
Oh look, an update...

#cough#

Oh look, I just got back. :smalltongue:

Lyinginbedmon
2008-08-24, 05:59 PM
The filler comic this week is going to be late (Though probably still up by the end of today GMT), I've been busy getting Memory Loss up and running.




...that didn't come out quite right.

Lyinginbedmon
2008-08-25, 02:08 PM
This is certainly the latest comic (Filler or otherwise) I've ever done, and for that I apologise. Still, it's here, nice and shiny. :smallsmile:

http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/4631/p0l5wp1.png

memnarch
2008-08-25, 02:26 PM
Yeah, so... what do you do if you get in a fight?

Run away screaming.


:smallbiggrin:

Lyinginbedmon
2008-09-07, 05:09 PM
http://img396.imageshack.us/img396/976/p0l6bx8.png

Pop: Zero
2008-09-07, 06:15 PM
Page #4 is now online for your viewing pleasure (http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/4903/p04finoi3.jpg)

memnarch
2008-09-07, 06:17 PM
Oh crap. That made the rest of my day. :smallcool:

Green-Shirt Q
2008-09-07, 06:19 PM
I laughed out loud. That dwarf's hilarious! :smallbiggrin:

If all the comics are as good as that one and take as long as that one, it'll be worth the wait. :smallsmile:

Lyinginbedmon
2008-09-07, 06:22 PM
If all the comics are as good as that one and take as long as that one, it'll be worth the wait. :smallsmile:

With luck, they won't. Provided the artist doesn't get distracted with Pathfinder again...

S/He got a headstart on the next one during the month of punitive measures, so hopefully the next one will be on time.

Threeshades
2008-09-08, 05:03 AM
But I like Pathfinder :smallfrown:

Nameless
2008-09-08, 11:05 AM
ZOMG UPDATE!

*runs around screaming*

Lyinginbedmon
2008-09-08, 05:15 PM
The lack of discussion is making the artist antsy.

That makes the space maggots antsy.

That makes the maggot babies cry.

That makes it really hard for me to script. :smallannoyed:

Green-Shirt Q
2008-09-08, 05:19 PM
What the heck do you expect? People run out of things to say when you don't update.

memnarch
2008-09-08, 05:26 PM
Well, if you want me to say something, "Boingo boingo whoopy knickers".


...


Ok, fine. What kind of style would you say this?

Threeshades
2008-09-08, 05:27 PM
What the heck do you expect? People run out of things to say when you don't update.

We totally updated right there!

Lyinginbedmon
2008-09-08, 05:30 PM
And in 7 days, we'll update again!

Or you'll all die from watching some obscure video.


No, actually, I think it's probably the update thing.

EDIT: Is it illegal or unsafe to drug space maggot larvae? They're really starting to bug me...no pun intended.

Nameless
2008-09-09, 04:10 AM
I believe that, if you add a pineapple apoclypse... you will get more readers. :smallsmile:

Lyinginbedmon
2008-09-09, 05:06 AM
Well there certainly aren't many if any pineapples in the setting anymore...

I suppose you could call it a pineapple apocalypse.

Nameless
2008-09-09, 05:19 AM
Well there certainly aren't many if any pineapples in the setting anymore...

I suppose you could call it a pineapple apocalypse.

Really? Thankgod, I hate pineapples.

Bayar
2008-09-09, 11:23 AM
I like it ? Is it enough of a comment ? :confused::tongue:

Threeshades
2008-09-10, 12:29 PM
I made aus a shiny first banner so all you people who read this can copy it into your signature with a link and bring more people from all around the forum, and some other places here to marvel at what the space maggots are forcing us to do:

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y196/Tobi-Sean/Pop0/AnnaBanner.jpg

BRC
2008-09-10, 12:37 PM
ooh, a banner of shineyness.

Also, This dwarf appears to be an intresting character who may provide the neccessary snark.

Bayar
2008-09-10, 12:49 PM
ooh, a banner of shineyness.

Also, This dwarf appears to be an intresting character who may provide the neccessary snark.

Snarks ? Yeah, they are somewhat like space maggots. Just more....buggy.

Uncle Festy
2008-09-10, 06:38 PM
The banner worked!
I, uh… I accidentally clicked it, but I remembered seeing it a while ago, and thinking that it was totally awesome!
Because it is!
:smallbiggrin:
*is watching this*

Lyinginbedmon
2008-09-11, 05:33 AM
The banner worked!
I, uh… I accidentally clicked it, but I remembered seeing it a while ago, and thinking that it was totally awesome!
Because it is!
:smallbiggrin:
*is watching this*

Viewers-by-accident is still good provided they're actually viewers. :smallwink:

This next page, which should almost certainly be on time, will definitely be one for the hawk-eyed.

Pop: Zero
2008-09-14, 06:11 PM
Page #5 is now online for your consumption.

http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/3814/p05finlu3.jpg

Please remember to purchase from our sponsor, Population: Zero ice cream. It's the creamiest! :smallsmile:

Green-Shirt Q
2008-09-14, 06:14 PM
Aw...I'm not in the picture..:smallfrown:

Uncle Festy
2008-09-14, 06:17 PM
Aaah! Run away, it's the attack of the cameos!

That was hilarious. Just classic.
:smallbiggrin:

BRC
2008-09-14, 06:22 PM
Page #5 is now online for your consumption.

http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/3814/p05finlu3.jpg

Please remember to purchase from our sponsor, Population: Zero ice cream. It's the creamiest! :smallsmile:
The Cameo List as far as I can tell

Lying, Omega, Nameless, The top-hatted gentleman in panel one may be mechafox. After that we've got Panda threeshades, Salmon, and Gir.

memnarch
2008-09-14, 06:26 PM
Add The Gremlin to the list. Top hat is Mechafox or Mad Mask.

Is it just me, or do I also see Tim in there talking with Threeshades RL?

Lyinginbedmon
2008-09-14, 06:45 PM
Is it just me, or do I also see Tim in there talking with Threeshades RL?

You see an aasimar talking to a tiefling.

Oh, and Memnarch, look at the very bottom of each page, right after the copyright. How do you not know who Tobias is?
[RE: "Who is Tobias?" on the Remember forums]

Also, I'm amazed neither of you have noticed Randomizer.

memnarch
2008-09-14, 06:50 PM
Well, he looks like you. (with the gloves anyway)

And for some reason my brain registers BRC as posting Rand when I find out that he ninjas me before I can even post. Oh well.

Threeshades
2008-09-14, 07:01 PM
Even with the so spectacularly missed Randomizer you are still missing some.

BRC
2008-09-14, 07:06 PM
Even with the so spectacularly missed Randomizer you are still missing some.

Blargh, I saw randomizer, I just forgot to put him in the list for some reason.

memnarch
2008-09-14, 07:16 PM
Askaris? (guy talking to Igon)

...

Well, I'm out of ideas.

BRC
2008-09-14, 07:59 PM
Unidentified People so far.
Panel 1
White haired guy talking to Igon: Dunno who this could be.
Bandanna'd green haired person selling LCD screens: Again, Don't know.
Red haired women buying fruit from nameless: Dunno
Panel 2
Green Haired Elf: ?
Assimar: Dunno
Teifling: Dunno
blue shirted mohawk guy: Dunno.
Panel 3 (That wasn't in panel two)
Big Wolf Thingy: Perhaps its THE WOLF BEAST from TloTB.
Little yelling guy w/ brown hair: Hrmm, perhaps this is Rob (Short, brown hair, shoulderpads), though I woulnd't bet on it.
Guy in brown robe with black hair: His back is too us between the teifling and the assamar, Not quite sure if he's supposed to be anybody. Heck, it took me a while to even figure out that brown thing with black on top between the teifling and the assimar was a person.

Lyinginbedmon
2008-09-14, 08:03 PM
Unidentified People so far.
Panel 1
White haired guy talking to Igon: Dunno who this could be.
Bandanna'd green haired person selling LCD screens: Again, Don't know.
Red haired women buying fruit from nameless: Dunno
Panel 2
Green Haired Elf: ?
Assimar: Dunno
Teifling: Dunno
blue shirted mohawk guy: Dunno.
Panel 3 (That wasn't in panel two)
Big Wolf Thingy: Perhaps its THE WOLF BEAST from TloTB.
Little yelling guy w/ brown hair: Hrmm, perhaps this is Rob (Short, brown hair, shoulderpads), though I woulnd't bet on it.
Guy in brown robe with black hair: His back is too us between the teifling and the assamar, Not quite sure if he's supposed to be anybody. Heck, it took me a while to even figure out that brown thing with black on top between the teifling and the assimar was a person.

Highlighted ones aren't cameos as far as I know (I didn't write them in, Threeshades drew them in specially).

Also important to note: Big Wolf Thingy and Guy in brown robe with black hair are the same person. Connect the black hair pieces.

One cameo still hasn't been noticed at all.

BRC
2008-09-14, 08:10 PM
Concerning Wolf Thingy: That's what I did originally, but it seemed a bit off to me. Ah well, guess my first instinct was right.
Hmm, I don't see anybody else in there that might be a cameo.

memnarch
2008-09-14, 08:57 PM
Ok, this is what we've got so far.http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/5079/cameosib4.png

1. Onasuma?
2. I still think this looks like Tim
3. don't know
4. don't know

I probably covered the cameo that we haven't found up, didn't I? Also, I see some archives.

Elder Tsofu
2008-09-15, 01:12 AM
heh, I also thought the fair-haired youth was Tim.
But it certainly looks more like madmask than mechafox, doesn't it? (even though the string to the monocle could be hidden by his head).
I like it, it gives the comic longer lifespan. :smallbiggrin:

Nameless
2008-09-15, 03:20 AM
Yay for another awesome comic! :smallbiggrin:

Dr. Simon
2008-09-15, 09:35 AM
it's not that I don't like shadowrun. Im just saying, its pretty cheesy. I mean, a metroid crashes down on earth and suddenly everything is elves and magic?

That sounds like a lot of cheese to me. Finest cheddar.:smallsmile:

Unless they radically changed things for 4th Edition, that's not what happened.

The concept (with Shadowrun and Earthdawn) is that the Earth's "manasphere" undergoes fluctuations over millenia, thus the strength of "magic" goes through cyclical changes. The Shadowrun setting is during an upswing of the mana cycle, thus magic is on the rise. As well as spellcasting, various genotypes and diseases are surpressed in a low mana era, hence the sudden appearance of fantasy races and monsters as the mana levels become high enough for them to be expressed again.

Perhaps you're getting confused with the Halley's Comet arc, which was basically an excuse to introduce *even more* magical things into the setting when Halley's Comet passes by.





Good comic, BTW :)

Lyinginbedmon
2008-09-15, 11:28 AM
Ok, this is what we've got so far.http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/5079/cameosib4.png

1. Onasuma?
2. I still think this looks like Tim
3. don't know
4. don't know

I probably covered the cameo that we haven't found up, didn't I? Also, I see some archives.

Yes, you've spotted all the different cameos plus the archives. Now you just have to name them all :smallwink:

Clue for #1: Spiky white hair.

I won't be surprised if you can't put a name to the aasimar and tiefling though.

JasonDoomsblade
2008-09-15, 11:39 AM
Clue for #1: Spiky white hair.


Would it be Omicron by any chance?

Almighty Salmon
2008-09-15, 11:43 AM
Ok, this is what we've got so far.http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/5079/cameosib4.png

1. Could be Omicron.
2. Young Igon/Tim Apparently not.
3. Firedrake?
4. ... Uh, i'm at a loss. Maybe that kobold yelling halfling?

Also, I got a cameo. Epic win. :smallbiggrin:

Lyinginbedmon
2008-09-15, 12:59 PM
Also, I got a cameo. Epic win. :smallbiggrin:

That you describe that as Epic win means we're doing something right. :smallsmile:

chriky
2008-09-15, 01:20 PM
Unidentified People so far.
Panel 1
White haired guy talking to Igon: Dunno who this could be.
Panel 2
Green Haired Elf
blue shirted mohawk guy: Dunno.


I think the white haired guy is omicron, green haired elf could be keris rain, and i think the mohawk guy is bor.

Vulion
2008-09-15, 01:29 PM
This intrigues me...

YPU
2008-09-15, 02:18 PM
Wow, this is cool indeed. And damn nice job on the cameos, makes me wish I had enough grit to get into ABR and keep going. Ah well, at least now I have another comic to read.

Threeshades
2008-09-15, 03:12 PM
I think the white haired guy is omicron, green haired elf could be keris rain, and i think the mohawk guy is bor.

What is a bor?


This intrigues me...


Wow, this is cool indeed. And damn nice job on the cameos, makes me wish I had enough grit to get into ABR and keep going. Ah well, at least now I have another comic to read.

Whooo! New readers! :thog: :elan:

Lyinginbedmon
2008-09-15, 03:13 PM
Pop: Zero is unconnected to ABR, at the moment we're considering paid cameos for a very small cost but that's still in consideration.

I think Bor is that Orc/Ogre ninja from the Third Plot.

Threeshades
2008-09-15, 03:17 PM
Pop: Zero is unconnected to ABR, at the moment we're considering paid cameos for a very small cost but that's still in consideration.

I think Bor is that Orc/Ogre ninja from the Third Plot.

ah... well i hardly know whats happening in 3F, how could i have any idea about anything in Plot 3...

Ichneumon
2008-09-15, 03:28 PM
This really is awesome. I love the cameo's.

BRC
2008-09-15, 03:58 PM
Yeah, I'll say that #4 is Rob, though that may just be me seeing my own character,but I'll say it's him.

Vulion
2008-09-15, 04:02 PM
Pop: Zero is unconnected to ABR, at the moment we're considering paid cameos for a very small cost but that's still in consideration.

I think Bor is that Orc/Ogre ninja from the Third Plot.

What do you mean by paid cameo's?

Lyinginbedmon
2008-09-15, 04:20 PM
What do you mean by paid cameo's?

Our eventual goal is for Population: Zero to get it's own dedicated website, at which point we'll need donations and other support to pay for hosting, much like Remember.

One of our ideas is $5 equivalent for a cameo in a given page (Compared to webcomics like Commissioned which charges twice that.). But that's still in development and may not actually materialise.

@V Yes, excepting fan art. We're not quite cruel enough yet to copyright our characters such that they can't be made by hard-working fans with artistic capabilities.


Yet.

Vulion
2008-09-15, 04:21 PM
Our eventual goal is for Population: Zero to get it's own dedicated website, at which point we'll need donations and other support to pay for hosting, much like Remember.

One of our ideas is $5 equivalent for a cameo in a given page (Compared to webcomics like Commissioned which charges twice that.). But that's still in development and may not actually materialise.

Would you accept fan art?:smalltongue:

YPU
2008-09-15, 04:27 PM
Whooo! New readers! :thog: :elan:

More like regular checking of what chaos I managed to unleash from all of you.

Vulion
2008-09-15, 07:45 PM
It wasn't asked for, but here it is! Fanart!

I dare you to guess who it is.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/Li_Kenta/Pop01.jpg

Green-Shirt Q
2008-09-15, 07:48 PM
I dare you to guess who it is.


The dwarf? :smallbiggrin:Just kidding.

Vulion
2008-09-15, 07:52 PM
The dwarf? :smallbiggrin:Just kidding.

Maybe.:smallcool:

Lyinginbedmon
2008-09-16, 03:15 AM
It wasn't asked for, but here it is! Fanart!

I dare you to guess who it is.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/Li_Kenta/Pop01.jpg

Oh! Oh! Ana Lucia Cortez!

Vulion
2008-09-16, 10:02 AM
:smallcool:

Nameless
2008-09-16, 11:46 AM
It wasn't asked for, but here it is! Fanart!

I dare you to guess who it is.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/Li_Kenta/Pop01.jpg

A giant waffle? :smallconfused:

Vulion
2008-09-16, 01:02 PM
A giant waffle? :smallconfused:

You're getting warmer.:smallwink:

Lyinginbedmon
2008-09-16, 01:35 PM
OH! It's our very own shifty elf! :smalltongue:

Vulion
2008-09-16, 02:04 PM
DING DING DING DING!

We have a winner!

Threeshades
2008-09-16, 02:46 PM
DING DING DING DING!

We have a winner!

You just unlocked an achievement! Now everyone can link to this thread with the banner in my signature!

(By the way: Awesome! Our first fanart!)

Lyinginbedmon
2008-09-16, 07:10 PM
It wasn't asked for, but here it is! Fanart!

I dare you to guess who it is.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/Li_Kenta/Pop01.jpg

Does this mean we can expect further works depicting the other characters? :smallconfused:

BRC
2008-09-16, 07:59 PM
So, no confirm/deny that the short yelling guy is Rob?

speaking of which, I gotta make a new Rob and Jack, and I need to do my guest comic.

Vulion
2008-09-17, 01:01 AM
Does this mean we can expect further works depicting the other characters? :smallconfused:

I am neither confirming or denying anything.

Threeshades
2008-09-17, 04:38 AM
So, no confirm/deny that the short yelling guy is Rob?

speaking of which, I gotta make a new Rob and Jack, and I need to do my guest comic.

the short yelling guy isn't Rob.

Pop: Zero
2008-09-21, 06:00 PM
Submitted for your approval, page 6
http://img395.imageshack.us/img395/2053/p064finih0.jpg

Uncle Festy
2008-09-21, 06:14 PM
:smallamused:
Heh, that's awesome.

Hyozo
2008-09-21, 06:19 PM
Okay people, was that a good way to introduce a new character or a great way to introduce a new character?

That is, of course, assuming he's supposed to be the head with the pointed ears next to the dwarf in the banner.

memnarch
2008-09-21, 06:20 PM
:smallbiggrin:

Hm, depends; If they have a gun take the gun, then throw them at the chasers, if they don't, toss him at the chasers anyway.

Uncle Festy
2008-09-21, 06:34 PM
Okay people, was that a good way to introduce a new character or a great way to introduce a new character?

That is, of course, assuming he's supposed to be the head with the pointed ears next to the dwarf in the banner.

Huh. Didn't notice that.
Good point!

Shades of Gray
2008-09-21, 06:49 PM
Nice, the comic number on the bottom says "5" however.

Threeshades
2008-09-21, 06:51 PM
That's an optical illusion :smallannoyed:

Also you're supposed to look at the comic, not the copyright. Unless you are going to do something that concerns this comic's copyright.

Lyinginbedmon
2008-09-21, 06:54 PM
It's entirely because of the font on a black background.

memnarch
2008-09-21, 06:58 PM
That's an optical illusion :smallannoyed:

Also you're supposed to look at the comic, not the copyright. Unless you are going to do something that concerns this comic's copyright.
Comic to me means the image posted, which would include copyright, authors, the story, etc. I see a five as well.


Also, I think you're onto something there iceddragons.

Threeshades
2008-09-21, 07:04 PM
Comic to me means the image posted, which would include copyright, authors, the story, etc. I see a five as well.


Also, I think you're onto something there iceddragons.

:smallannoyed:

memnarch
2008-09-21, 07:06 PM
Oh stop that. :smalltongue:

It's a very nice comic you know.

Elder Tsofu
2008-09-22, 01:56 AM
Okay people, was that a good way to introduce a new character or a great way to introduce a new character?

I say great. ^^

boomwolf
2008-09-22, 03:56 AM
It's entirely because of the font on a black background.

Seems to me more like because shades screwed up...


Question to be asked: if you are the writer and shades is the artist, who is "Pop: Zero"?

And is that the guy from the bar?

(BTW: how many ABR guys are on page 5? I counted 9.

Bayar
2008-09-22, 04:05 AM
I enjoy this comic. It has more story than 4th wall breaking jokes about D&D rules.

XenoTherapy
2008-09-22, 04:45 AM
I don't know if anyone's mentioned this before, but I like the fact that's a techno-thriller that starts counting at 0.

Nameless
2008-09-22, 04:51 AM
No! Not The Abr Archive!

The Comics! They'll Fall On The Floor And Get All Soggy!!!!

Noooooooooooooooooo!!!!

Lyinginbedmon
2008-09-22, 04:54 AM
I don't know if anyone's mentioned this before, but I like the fact that's a techno-thriller that starts counting at 0.

We considered counting in binary but the space maggots didn't like that idea...

Threeshades
2008-09-22, 05:42 AM
Seems to me more like because shades screwed up...


And is that the guy from the bar?

(BTW: how many ABR guys are on page 5? I counted 9.

:smallannoyed:

Keen eyes, yes it is.

(No there are 10 ABR characters and 3 other cameos)


Question to be asked: if you are the writer and shades is the artist, who is "Pop: Zero"?
To answer that, I'll quote myself:


Pop: Zero is in fact a new brand of Ice cream designed to erase the free will upon consumation. The manufacturer fed us this new ice cream and made us start a webcomic for them to advertize their infernal product and conduct their insidious plan to enslave all humankind. The person who opened that account is not a human but a 20 feet long monstrous larva-like alien with drooling fangs. The whole Pop: Zero company hasbeen founded by these creatures.

And they will punish me for leaking this information... Please help me! :smallfrown: :smalleek:


Onan unrelated note:
Thanks for the nice words on the art. :smallsmile:

Lyinginbedmon
2008-09-22, 05:47 AM
You can see Pop:Zero being advertised in the comic a few times.

The maggots like using subliminal messages, but we've tried to make the messages as overt as possible to save you all.


Oh smeg, they read this...

The Gremlin
2008-09-26, 09:53 AM
These comics look pretty good, especially since I was in one of them. :smallbiggrin:
Keep up the good work. I'm putting this in my sig soon.

Lyinginbedmon
2008-09-28, 03:14 PM
Just a heads-up for our regular readers, page 7 may be somewhat late. We've been doing a lot of work this past work with figuring out future plot details and this fairly addictive but low-quality game, "Real Life", has been sucking up quite a bit of time as well.

Fear not: You will not be disappointed.

Elder Tsofu
2008-09-28, 04:11 PM
Well, better do it good than stressing out one.
I read through and saw that I had forgotten that they still had that little blond guy in the backpack - I hope he don't suffocate. :smalleek:

Lyinginbedmon
2008-09-30, 05:03 PM
You sit in the dimly-lit bar of an old tavern. Gin stirs in your glass as you sit at the bar, and a howling storm rages outside.

Suddenly, a creak, as the door opens a bell sounds, and a stranged soaked to the bone enters the silent room. His dusty black coat drips eerily on the carpet in an unbreaking rhythm.

He takes a seat beside you, signals for a glass. He reaches into his coat for the money, and marked on his right hand you see...

Page 7 (http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/4113/p07finlj6.jpg)

BRC
2008-09-30, 05:04 PM
Say, wasn't that guy in the bar in comic 0, along with the dwarf.

Vulion
2008-09-30, 05:04 PM
You sit in the dimly-lit bar of an old tavern. Gin stirs in your glass as you sit at the bar, and a howling storm rages outside.

Suddenly, a creak, as the door opens a bell sounds, and a stranged soaked to the bone enters the silent room. His dusty black coat drips eerily on the carpet in an unbreaking rhythm.

He takes a seat beside you, signals for a glass. He reaches into his coat for the money, and marked on his right hand you see...

Page 7 (http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/4113/p07finlj6.jpg)

Smooth and entertaining...:smallamused:

YPU
2008-09-30, 05:17 PM
Still not visible on the front page line-up? I guess he needs to introduce himself first then.

Fawkes
2008-09-30, 06:05 PM
I are subscribed.

memnarch
2008-09-30, 09:36 PM
Fricken' hilarious! :smallbiggrin:

The Gremlin
2008-10-01, 09:27 AM
Seconded. Hilarious.

Threeshades
2008-10-01, 02:35 PM
I'll try to get page 8 done in time. You people can look forward to a double length page, because it was loaded with so much awesome, I couldnt fit it in the normal format.

Lyinginbedmon
2008-10-01, 02:43 PM
Yup, 'cause we're awesome.

Elder Tsofu
2008-10-01, 02:48 PM
Well, as long as you continue to be modest about it. :smalltongue:

Fawkes
2008-10-01, 02:50 PM
Tea and crumpets.

memnarch
2008-10-01, 05:25 PM
*Will be waiting* :smallsmile:

boomwolf
2008-10-02, 01:46 AM
Tony Hawks cannot compete.

BRC
2008-10-02, 07:42 AM
This last comic was in desperate need of the words "NEW HIGH SCORE!"

But otherwise, it was awsome.

Lyinginbedmon
2008-10-02, 07:44 AM
This last comic was in desperate need of the words "NEW HIGH SCORE!"

But otherwise, it was awsome.

We've considered that.

Exachix
2008-10-02, 11:53 AM
Only just found this today.

Awesome! ^.^

Dr. Simon
2008-10-03, 03:18 AM
Something I've noticed - all of the main characters so far appeared in the opening bar scene. The little halfling/gnome in the rucksack and the orc driver have space in the header, although their silhouettes have not been filled. I went searching for the fifth member - I'm reckoning the blue-haired person playing cards in Episode 0 will crop up at some point....

Lyinginbedmon
2008-10-03, 03:28 AM
...the orc driver...

You're not that perceptive then, he's a goblin. Orcs, as mentioned in the fillers, are still a very tribal species.

Threeshades
2008-10-03, 05:16 AM
And they don't have long and pointy ears. And are much more muscly

Fawkes
2008-10-03, 10:30 AM
The little halfling/gnome in the rucksack ....

Who? I don't see any rucksacks in 00.

Edit: Oh wait you mean this guy (http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/8176/p02finuu6.jpg). Wow. I totally missed that she put him in the bag.

Man, she hits people with that bag!

Threeshades
2008-10-03, 11:04 AM
Man, she hits people with that bag!

Why do you think the bag was moaning when she did so?

Fawkes
2008-10-03, 11:08 AM
I wasn't paying close attention. I thought the dude being hit made the noise.

Is the bag guy even still alive?

Threeshades
2008-10-03, 11:14 AM
I wasn't paying close attention. I thought the dude being hit made the noise.

Is the bag guy even still alive?

gnomes get a +2 bonus to constitution after all.

Lyinginbedmon
2008-10-03, 12:15 PM
gnomes get a +2 bonus to constitution after all.

Alternatively the Dwarf may be wanted for accessory to murder soon.

aapje
2008-10-03, 06:07 PM
Page 2 does not load for me.. Am I the only one having troubles with that?

Fawkes
2008-10-03, 06:09 PM
I'm not getting Page 2 anymore either.

Threeshades
2008-10-03, 06:18 PM
Okay im getting annoyed now. It seems like imageshack is screwing up a lot lately

Fawkes
2008-10-03, 06:21 PM
Okay im getting annoyed now. It seems like imageshack is screwing up a lot lately

Yeah, that happens sometimes.

memnarch
2008-10-03, 06:21 PM
SSSSssss.... imageshack.... Photobucket works much better.

(note, it doesn't load for me either)

Threeshades
2008-10-03, 06:24 PM
Yeah, that happens sometimes.

it was yesterday that the first time i saw someone complaining about an otherwise functional link not working. And since then this is already the 3rd or 4th report. Kind of makes me think imageshack is collapsing

Lyinginbedmon
2008-10-03, 06:27 PM
It's not showing up on my Imageshack gallery at the moment (It's an Imageshack url, Threeshades uploads to Photobucket).

Rest assured we are working to fix this problem, given Imageshack's server issues of late.

Lyinginbedmon
2008-10-05, 06:00 PM
The ceiling fan spun wildly, off balance. It had to be, it was missing half a blade.

She sat there, on the bed, staring at it.

She hadn't wanted it like this, but he forced her hand. She was covered in it, it was horrifying, but she didn't care about that.

All she cared about was what was sitting in her hand, as he lay there at her feet, unmoving.

It was page 8. (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v684/Lyinginbedmon/PopulationZero/P0-8fin-1.jpg)

XenoTherapy
2008-10-05, 06:03 PM
I can't read it; it's tiny. :smallfrown:

Photobucket puts size caps on pitchas. Pick 1 mb rather than 800px or w/e it is you have it set on.

Atomsized
2008-10-05, 06:06 PM
Ooooo, great comic! :smallwink:

Uncle Festy
2008-10-05, 06:08 PM
Eeez too small.
This makes Uncle Festy sad. :smallfrown:

Lyinginbedmon
2008-10-05, 06:08 PM
In the words of Threeshades "damn you photobucket damn you".

We have issues with ImageShack servers and then Photobucket can't handle our page sizes. We are definitely in the market for a reasonably-priced web designer right now :smallannoyed:

BRC
2008-10-05, 06:08 PM
Kilroy waz here.

Also, that goblin needs more dakka.

XenoTherapy
2008-10-05, 06:10 PM
In the words of Threeshades "damn you photobucket damn you".

We have issues with ImageShack servers and then Photobucket can't handle our page sizes. We are definitely in the market for a reasonably-priced web designer right now :smallannoyed:

Just set the limit to one megabyte and it should work.

Lyinginbedmon
2008-10-05, 06:22 PM
Fixed. Once we get an actual website issues like this won't (theoretically) be possible, but we've still got a ways to go before a website becomes available.

XenoTherapy
2008-10-05, 06:25 PM
Epic win! :biggrin:

Uncle Festy
2008-10-05, 06:26 PM
Hehehehe.
Sweeeet.

memnarch
2008-10-05, 07:31 PM
This one had me nearly laughing my head off. :biggrin:

Fawkes
2008-10-05, 07:36 PM
Man, this is really good. Professional-quality.

Atomsized
2008-10-05, 08:09 PM
Haaaaaaaaah! That was great :smallbiggrin:.

The Gremlin
2008-10-06, 09:54 AM
Very impressive. :smalleek::smallbiggrin:

Nameless
2008-10-06, 09:59 AM
AWESOME! :smallbiggrin: :smallbiggrin: :smallbiggrin:

Lyinginbedmon
2008-10-06, 11:48 AM
Epic win! :biggrin:

Hehehehe.
Sweeeet.

This one had me nearly laughing my head off. :biggrin:

Man, this is really good. Professional-quality.

Haaaaaaaaah! That was great :smallbiggrin:.

Very impressive. :smalleek::smallbiggrin:

AWESOME! :smallbiggrin: :smallbiggrin: :smallbiggrin:

Flatterers :smalltongue: