Monday, September 23, 2013

Counting Down

I haven't had a whole lot of time to really push the Great Ant Giveaway, and as a result only a few people have signed up to subscribe to the webcomic. What does that mean to you? It means that your odds of winning some Army Ants swag are pretty good! If I were you, I'd get over to the MTDAA Webcomic, get caught up on the nearly 50 strips in the archive, and then sign up as a subscriber lickety split. While I was at it (me being you and all) I'd also go and make some comments on a few strips to up my odds of winning!

Wow, I didn't know you were so clever...

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Inside the Termite Mound

As I think (in my minimal free time) about the next phase of Army Ants game stuff, I've been thinking about termites. I intentionally left these little buggers out of the core rules, because I thought they would be a great source of expansion as I grew the game. I see the termite mound as the megadungeon of the game world, and wanted to leave it, and its inhabitants, painted in the broadest strokes I could to leave myself room for exploration. I've tried to map out a few rough sketches of the inside of a termite mound, but haven't found the right feel for it that distinguishes it from other environments...

Then +Dyson Logos started posting maps by Kevin Campbell and I realized that this is what I've been looking for. I don't want to just cop the guy's style... but I totally want to cop the guy's style. It's got a great organic, chaotic feel that I just love. I just see little termites crawling around in dark building their doomsday machines...

Monday, September 9, 2013

The Back to School Grind

As it does every year, the back to school grind has hit! Whew! This last week has been a freight train... it's a good thing I have a number of webcomics in the can so that I can keep posting! This one is a few hours late, but I technically got it posted on Monday (my time at least), so that counts for something, right?

I particularly like this page, and I think there are some cool little storytelling flourishes... the camera angle wraps around the table as we go, following the conversation. I like the perspective with the two fingers and Phil squinting to see clearly. I like the dialogue. I like the layout.

Really, it's just a sharp little page- and it's nice to have the ants back in the story after focusing on the wasp empire and their machinations for a few pages...

Monday, September 2, 2013

Webcomic Upgrade

I have upgraded the interface on my webcomic to bring it visually in line with the blog, and to create links to the various portals I'd like to direct traffic to...

I've also started work (at last) on some brand new pages, and I'm working to get ahead of the curve on postings. At least for the month of September (during the Great Ant Giveaway!) I'll be posting on both Mondays and Thursdays to drive some traffic.

Remember to stop by the webcomic, sign up as a subscriber, and post a comment or two!