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Inherit the Earth Forums => Inherit the Earth Comic Strip Forum => Topic started by: WyrmMaster on March 14, 2005, 05:05:49 PM



Title: Welcome
Post by: WyrmMaster on March 14, 2005, 05:05:49 PM
This is the Inherit the Earth Comic Strip forum. This is the place to discuss and comment about this new adventure starring Rif the Fox and his companion Rhene.  The strip is located at our sister site, www.InheritTheEarth.net (http://www.inherittheearth.net).


Title: Welcome
Post by: Kaal-Jhyy on April 05, 2005, 08:12:11 AM
That comic strip is really a good idea ! Great work ! :)  


Title: Welcome
Post by: Maus Merryjest on April 15, 2005, 05:09:20 AM
Nice work on the strip! please keep it up ! :P


Title: Welcome
Post by: AllieFiona on April 19, 2005, 04:12:30 PM
Thanks.  I've always been a big fan of comics.  Now I get to make them!  As art director on the original game, I didn't get to do much visible art.  (Too busy designing, assigning, refining, etc).  It's a real treat to be able to draw these guys from start to finish.


Title: Welcome
Post by: Kaal-Jhyy on April 19, 2005, 07:32:09 PM
Oh, you were the Art Director on the original game ? Cool ! You did a great job !
You see, I've played the game (in fact just the demo, in German...) on my Amiga, and I found the design awsome at that time.
I'm so sad there no much more 2D games today. It's just like 2D has been a stade of the evolution of videogames, but it's not right. 2D graphics are (for me) a real style of game...
All I can do is imagining games like ITE, with high resolution of today computers. It could be great !

So, have you worked on the Art of other games ?


Title: Welcome
Post by: AllieFiona on April 26, 2005, 06:29:25 PM
I was also art director for Faery Tale Adventure: Halls of the Dead, and contributed to several other games put out by the Dreamers Guild.

Yes, I like the look of 2-D games too, but as technology has developed it has become more cost effective to create "sets" and "characters" in 3-D and then manipulate them.  There is also a philosophy that 3-D enhances realistic action and a more flexible point of view and all that, which is a matter of taste.


Title: Welcome
Post by: Kaal-Jhyy on April 26, 2005, 06:37:53 PM
You're right, and I think it can explain why the 3-D usually means "action-game".
With the coming of the "3-D era", vanished the "point-&-click adventure games" era. There is some adventure games now, but there are not a lot. And even a "really-awaited" game like "Sam & Max - Freelance Police" has been canceled, for financial/commercial reasons... :angry:

Concerning "Faery Tale Adventure: Halls of the Dead", I've seen some screens, and the game really looks good.
By the way, I'm playing ITE for now, and more I discover new places and characters, more I find the game beautiful ! :)

PS: I'm also a "designer" (I don't know the right word in english, I'm french), but only an "amateur". I'm trying to create a comics, for now.
And I'm also very interested in "conceptual design" for games (and movies, in my dreams). Have you got some advice for me ? Like "how to find contacts" ? Thanks. :)


Title: Welcome
Post by: AllieFiona on April 29, 2005, 06:43:15 AM
Advice.  Hmmm.  In my own situation, I was just a person with the right skills in the right place at the right time.  I knew several computer game programmers, and together we started a game company.  

Computer game designers were desperate to find good artists when I started out.  In the 1980's, most artists had never even seen a computer.  Now art schools and colleges offer classes in computer art.  There is a lot of competition to get artist jobs in the game field, at least in California.  I have no idea how much computer game design is being done in France.  It may be easier or harder.

If you are more interested in being a comic designer, I think you are in luck.  It used to be hard to get your comics in front of an audience.  Now, with the web, it is much easier.  Many people are doing comics now.

Check out keenspot.com for examples of comic strips on the web.  There are more sites like that, and a lot of people are putting comics on their own web pages.


Title: Welcome
Post by: Kaal-Jhyy on April 29, 2005, 03:32:31 PM
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Computer game designers were desperate to find good artists when I started out.  In the 1980's, most artists had never even seen a computer.  Now art schools and colleges offer classes in computer art.  There is a lot of competition to get artist jobs in the game field...
You're absolutly right.
In fact, I think that the "Golden Age" of video games is behind us...

In France, it's easier AND harder: there is less competition, but there is less of (good) companies too. So, it's hard to find a job in that domain. And by now, professionals want to see first your Art Schools diplomas (that I don't have), than your real work. It's too bad...

But, I think the first thing I'll do is to make my own website...when I'll have more "material". For now, I've wrote the story, and I'm designing my characters, locations.....my universe.

Thanks for your answer ! :)


Title: Welcome
Post by: TheBEAST on May 04, 2005, 08:35:57 AM
:lol:

Hey Allie!!!  REALLY NICE JOB!  I love the look!

Beautiful!

Woo hoo!!!
 


Title: Welcome
Post by: jl_anderson on May 15, 2005, 02:11:42 AM
I just found the flier I got at FC for this comic and thought I'd check it out. I'm enjoying it so far! It's a real treat to see ITE stuff again after so long and a new story, too!  


Title: Welcome
Post by: cairn destop on September 29, 2005, 04:27:29 AM
It has taken me a few days reading the earlier strips.  (Thank your advertisement on K+K)  Most impressive.  Thought the interaction with the rat most amusing.  This latest turn with the wolf has a lot of potential, though I don't know who to feel sorry for at this point.  Both the vixen and the cub have their darker natures showing in the latest strip.

(would love my hedgehog avatar to work, but computer ineptness will keep the little red X up there.)


Title: Welcome
Post by: AllieFiona on September 29, 2005, 03:31:38 PM
I'd say Rhene's patience is wearing a little thin.


Title: Welcome
Post by: cairn destop on September 30, 2005, 11:01:12 AM
In a way, Rhene got what she deserved.  She was bored and wished for something to happen.  Next thing you know, the two foxes find the wolf child.  Reminds me of a line I read somewhere that went: "Beware of wishes, for sometime the gods punish such foolish mortals by granting them."

Just an observation, those ferrets "helping" move Sandy appear to be doing more harm than good.  Each ferret has an arm or leg while the body is allowed to drag.  Gives a whole new meaning to "killing with kindness." :unsure:  


Title: Welcome
Post by: jl_anderson on October 06, 2005, 10:32:36 PM
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In a way, Rhene got what she deserved.
Heh! Well, I do not blame Rhene for not wanting more adventures after what happened to her in the game.  :P  


Title: Welcome
Post by: AllieFiona on October 07, 2005, 02:09:00 AM
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She was bored and wished for something to happen.
Actually, Rif was bored (at the beach, where nothing happens).  Rhene was sighing at the lack of peace and privacy.  Members of the Ferret village are rather a gregarious bunch.


Title: Welcome
Post by: AllieFiona on October 07, 2005, 02:17:16 AM
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Each ferret has an arm or leg while the body is allowed to drag.
The wolf cub was very, very heavy relative to the light-boned foxes and ferrets.  It took 4 to carry him, and they had trouble moving him at that.  Funny that none of these clever creatures would think to put wheels under him, or at least carry him in a sheet. ;-)  


Title: Welcome
Post by: cairn destop on October 18, 2005, 08:09:52 AM
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Heh! Well, I do not blame Rhene for not wanting more adventures after what happened to her in the game.  :P
Which explains my lack of understanding since I never saw the game.


Title: Welcome
Post by: WyrmMaster on October 18, 2005, 10:37:37 PM
We will eventually have a flashback about Rhene's captivity in the game, but at the appropriate point in the comic's plot.

The archives page (http://www.inherittheearth.net/archives.html) for the strip has a short, spoiler-free summary of the game if anyone is interested.
 


Title: Welcome
Post by: cairn destop on January 06, 2006, 11:07:19 AM
I just read the story summary and was puzzled, (no pun intended), as to why the first-place finisher didn't go on the quest.  If I were the town's elders, the fox is the very last creature I would allow on that quest.  Though the summary said he "proved his innocence," the evidence disputes that finding.  If he were found innocent, why the hostage and why the armed escorts.  Even more unusual, if the town elders have the first-place finisher, why not draft him/her?  As far as I would be concerned, second place is dead last if I have first available.  Unless the winner has some defect that physically prohibits his participation.


Title: Welcome
Post by: AllieFiona on January 08, 2006, 10:19:29 PM
Rif being drafted to find the orb makes perfect sense in the game.  Proving his innocence was the whole point of the quest.  Holding Rhene hostage and sending armed "escorts" was insurance that he would stick to the job.


Title: Welcome
Post by: Tggtt on March 04, 2006, 10:02:57 PM
I really loved the webcomic, it's very fun,

I laughed much when Rif went to the rats' cave, and found the doorkeeper (the one that Okk had to confuse) and then finds Scorry!!!!
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No! Not you!!
:lol:  HAHAHA, that was awesome.

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Rif lost the orb
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I did NOT lose it!!
I agree that seeing that orb falling with Chota and water is a horrible sight....


I know the game for years and I know the story,
if you don't play the game, you will not understand the webcomic...


Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: WyrmMaster on May 05, 2006, 09:41:18 AM
I don't think the main plot of the comic requires experience with the game.


Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: JSM3050 on May 06, 2006, 12:12:45 AM
No, but it greatly helps.


Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: Benny the otter on September 08, 2006, 07:30:37 AM
Definitely seems to. Mind you, I read the comic first, and then played the game.


Title: Haven't i seen that
Post by: Plinkington on April 22, 2007, 07:23:41 AM
Not to complain or anything but i could've sworn ive seen that first frame from http://www.inherittheearth.net/illus/elacabanne-storyboards4.html in the game.


Title: Re: Haven't i seen that
Post by: WyrmMaster on April 23, 2007, 10:09:40 AM
Not to complain or anything but i could've sworn ive seen that first frame from http://www.inherittheearth.net/illus/elacabanne-storyboards4.html in the game.

Oops. There is indeed a dining hall. I'll change the info for that storyboard.


Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: Jonnelercy on June 16, 2009, 10:18:56 PM
                  I want to join to this company. I hope i enjoy reading you works.



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Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: AllieFiona on June 17, 2009, 11:49:37 AM
Welcome aboard.  We look forward to hearing your comments.


Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: Nasty Snow on August 30, 2009, 09:25:54 AM
Hi, I found the comic out of the blue yesterday and got finished with what is done so far not long ago. I normally do not take alot of interest to comics outside of the humor based ones, but I can say I really enjoy this one, excellent job on it.


Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: AllieFiona on September 01, 2009, 10:11:03 AM
Thanks.  We appreciate the compliment.


Title: Re: Welcome
Post by: vardi on September 19, 2017, 03:31:45 AM
really nice work from you thanks