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Fanimations

Over the years I’ve encountered fan-made animations of Loading Artist comics. Here are some that stand out to me!

This one made by EssenceCartoon was just uploaded the other day (which was what made me write this post) which they based on my Heartbroken comic. It’s definitely the most ambitious cartoon depiction I’ve seen yet, and I like how they kept that Playstation lamp detail.

 

This one by miniestudio was the first fanimation I saw (posted 5 years ago now (oh god, time pls)). I still love the way they animated that bowl. Based on my Breakfast Cereal comic.

The people just weren’t ready, miniestudio.

 

This one kinda freaks me out. Based on my Red Apple comic.

 

These next ones aren’t really animations (they’re dubs), but I like these two and I feel they deserve a special mention.

Based on my Out of Control comic.

 

Based on my Pet Rock comic.

My Best Comics of 2016

I think we can all agree that if 2016 were remembered for anything, it would be Loading Artist’s consistent posting and growth.

Between launching the Twitch stream with the Loading Artist theatre overlay system, actually updating the YouTube page, actually posting on the Tumblr page, launching a new shirt store, and going hard on sharing my comics all over the place, I’d say 2016 was pretty damn good for Loading Artist!

I’m changing the way we do this year’s ‘top 5 comics’ post. I used to sort these out by which comics got the most views on the site, but I realized they’re all pretty consistent. Most of the views that would determine spikes in popularity are usually off-site like on imgur/reddit.

SO INSTEAD I’ve decided to look through the archive of this year and pick out my top 5 personal favourite Loading Artist 2016 comics. I’M PROUD OF ALL MY BABIES, but these are ones that particularly stand out to me. In no exciting order:

 

Fish Outta Water

 

Punstoppable Punishment

 

Nobody’s Problem

 

Emergency Service

 

Spray and Slay

 

And there we go!

Did my favourites line up with your favourites? Maybe I’ve forgotten one. Which ones do you choose?

– Gregor

November Gaming

We streamed a bunch of games in November on Twitch so I thought I’d write up some thoughts on each game!

Overwatch

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Tried out the new Arcade modes (1v1 and 3v3), another great update to an already great game. Blizzard are absolutely spoiling us with these updates. It’s one of the reasons it replaced CSGO as my go-to game these days. (Surprisingly, the ‘paying to spray a tag’ update did not bring me back to CSGO).

Watch live video from on www.twitch.tv

 

Golden Eye: Source

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This is pretty great for a free standalone mod (you can get it here), and I’m really impressed that there are people out there who are so dedicated they’d recreate a classic from N64 with such detail. I never really played the original much so I didn’t harbour much nostalgia for it, but it was still good fun shooting you guys in the face.

 

Garfield Kart

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Forget Mario, if you’re in the mood for karting you know you gotta play as a cartoon cat that’s notorious for being lazy and not moving around at high speeds. I love Garfield, and I love capitalism, but damn is this game a desperate money grab (then again what Garfield game isn’t? (Well, actually Garfield: Caught in the Act was really good)).

I wouldn’t have had as much of a problem with the game if it wasn’t so obviously just a quick port of an iPhone game. I think the only change they made was ripping out the ‘BUY COIN PACKS’ menu, but still kept all the gameplay orientated around grinding coins to continue.

Watch live video from on www.twitch.tv

 

Antichamber

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Alright, maybe I’m not THE SMARTEST GUY OUT THERE, I’m perhaps not even in the top 10, and this game has definitely made me aware of that possibility. 0/10

 

Battlefield 1

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Man.. when that first trailer dropped, I watched it a dozen times. I was worried they’d continue with the modern combat style, or even do 2141 2 (lol) with that easter egg they included in that map. But I’m glad they didn’t because then we’d have Call of Duty, Titanfall, AND Battlefield all doing sci-fi. Zzzz.

Personally I was hoping it would be set in the 80s (with an in-vehicle radio with 80s hits, like they did with BF Vietnam). But WW1 is also great.

Watch me play more games, and/or watch me draw these comics by following me on Twitch! See you in the chat!

New Shirts!

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Have you ever looked in your closet and thought:

“Damn I don’t have any Loading Artist related shirts.”

Or maybe you already have some of my shirts, but still you thought:

“Damn I don’t have ENOUGH Loading Artist related shirts.”

Well today is your lucky day because I have just put together a new collection of NEW DESIGNS. These designs are so new, even the old designs are new. (I gave those a face lift.)

Check it out now! There’s even a sale on! Totally planned!!

Masked

Now that Halloween is over, I figured it was time to change my pumpkin avatar. I came up with this idea of wearing a Loading Artist mask (ironically Halloweeny), but as I was painting it I thought I may as well paint my whole face too for the practice. See below for the masked and unmasked versions.

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Oh and I’ll be putting together a timelapse GIF later for patrons! If that stuff sounds interesting to you, consider signing up! It’s how I can keep working on Loading Artist!