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Brother Muninn
31-05-2005, 07:56
This is the true story of twenty strangers, picked to live in a house and have their lives taped, and find out what happens when people stop being polite and start getting REAL. The Real World! 30,000!

dunno where the thought came from, but it's been stuck in my head for a while now. It'd just be a simple 3-4 panel strip really. I've drawn up a few character sketches/profiles and tried out a few comics. I don't have a scanner at the moment so I thought I'd submit the idea for approval along with a written comic outline.

Here was my first outline.

1.
*Headshot of Magnus w/living room background*
Magnus: "So I was at breakfast and I ate the last bowl of Emperios and Russ just flipped out"

2.
*Magnus sitting at the table, spoon in mouth looking up at Leman Russ who looks as though he's howling, fists in the air*
Russ: "The carpet shall be stained RED in a pool of your TAINTED BLOOD!"

3.
*Headshot of Russ, looking abashed*
Russ: "Yeah... I probably could have handled that better."

it's a start.

lord_blackfang
31-05-2005, 08:16
But since no one knows what the Primarchs looked like (except certain details like Haunter being really pale...) we could only differentiate by their armour...

Castigator
31-05-2005, 08:30
Yeah, I think Primarchs are too specific.

For a humorous webcomics, you'd likely be better off with making up your own cast of characters based on the 40K Universe .

Something like say: a dashing Spacemarine on a solo-mission, a sexy Elder Ex-Banshee with long eye-lashes, an evershouting foul-humored Orc, a timid Tau trooper that gets picked on by everyone (mainly the Orc) and a Gene-stealer cultist thats always lurking in the background and looking kinda shady (with a secret crush on the Eldar-girl), or some such.

You'll have a much broader audience. Besides, you can still drop in Primarchs, Chaos Gods the Emperor or what ever for a guest appearance if you've got a joke in mind that employs them. (or have the "tale" related by one of the characters, or whatever)

lord_blackfang
31-05-2005, 09:38
I have a couple of panels of a 40k comic I was toying with a few years ago. It featured a Fire Warrior, Iron Warrior, Khorne Berserker and a really annoying Farseer, all on a stolen imperial escort. Didn't get past the 12th panel...

Dakkagor
31-05-2005, 10:15
I dunno. . .the concept sounds limited.

I think your own cast may be better. More room for definition and joke telling. I mean, how many jokes can you squeeze out of twenty preset characters? Also, less chance of GW lawyer ninjas appearing from the shadows and shiving you up.

McBain
31-05-2005, 17:46
this is a bit like my story about the four chaos greater deamons playing golf......

included khorne destryong the course, nurgle wrecking the club house carpet and well the lord of pleasure and some of the ladies club.

never got beyond some madness between myself and wandering blade.

oh i wish i had figured it out.

Str10_hurts
31-05-2005, 18:32
Yeah I like that marine, banshee, tau, ork idea and the gene stealer as a kinda semmi-badguy.

Ok the start:
One late night at the "Maelstorm Inn" the chaosgods got realy drunk and ruptured some warp/reality lines sucking these 5 humanoids into a isolated world.
...adventure begins...
Characters:
Marine (needs name): strong typical leader, the only one taking it serious.
Banshee (needs name): sneaky and gives odd responses, she knows she is good looking.
Tau "Duck": they dont know, or want to know his real name, they just call him Duck, but he does have a lot of flashy gagets making him usefull.
Ork (needs name): Overal tank and just cant seem to keep quiet, secretly has a crush on the banshee.
Gene stealer aka Nid' or Niddy called by the banhee: tries to assasinate someone without being noticed but some how he alway's fails.

Somehow all these characters speak english and any superhate versus eachothers race is realy milded down

Well who's up for it?

thanoson
31-05-2005, 18:43
Not saying that Slaaneshi followers are gay (nothing wrong with that, BTW) but you would have to have the "GAY" character in the group. A space marine prancing around in pink armor would surely be a topic of the household.

TheSonOfAbbadon
31-05-2005, 18:54
Me.

Can the marine be from my space marine chapter 'The Rednecks'?
Call him Fluffy!

The story can be more specificly 'The chaos gods get drunk, pull 5 beings through into the warp, they make them all able to understand each other, although the Tau won't tell the others his name, and the Genestealer doesn't have one, they then attempt to escape the warp, for lack of anything better to do.'

TheSonOfAbbadon
31-05-2005, 18:56
you would have to have the "GAY" character in the group.

You don't HAVE to.

Anyway, Space Marines can't be gay, nor can Banshees, or Orks, or Tyranids, Tau, maybe, but I doubt it.

Str10_hurts
31-05-2005, 19:08
Me.

Can the marine be from my space marine chapter 'The Rednecks'?
Call him Fluffy!

The story can be more specificly 'The chaos gods get drunk, pull 5 beings through into the warp, they make them all able to understand each other, although the Tau won't tell the others his name, and the Genestealer doesn't have one, they then attempt to escape the warp, for lack of anything better to do.'

Even better!
Lets make the marine ether a imperial fist or something like a bad rip-off from starship troopers "ruffneks'' or something like that.

TheSonOfAbbadon
31-05-2005, 19:44
Can he pleeaassee be from the Rednecks? I'll paint my unfinished sergeant to be him! PLEASE?

Str10_hurts
31-05-2005, 19:47
Can he pleeaassee be from the Rednecks? I'll paint my unfinished sergeant to be him! PLEASE?

Fine, whats the collour sceme? but he has to be called something that fits with Redneks.

has anyone got some names for the characters?

salty
31-05-2005, 20:12
Make him really macho to try and make up for the fact that he was given a really feminine name like "Fluffy" or "Sharon". It would fit the Marine bill pretty well, he could go krumping people for sniggering behind his back...

Salty :)

lord_blackfang
31-05-2005, 20:14
I see a lot of character ideas, but who'll be drawing this?

Str10_hurts
31-05-2005, 20:16
I see a lot of character ideas, but who'll be drawing this?

you :p

No thats only if you realy want to, otherwise I could give it a try.

Brother sergant Sharon, I love it!

salty
31-05-2005, 20:20
lol, glad to hear it. But what chapter would he be from? After all, there's Kren and Frep from the "Emperor's Pointy Sticks", so maybe a suitably camp name?

As for drawing it, I'll leave that to you s10... I'm useless...

Salty :)

TheSonOfAbbadon
31-05-2005, 20:24
Why does it hae to connect with the name Rednecks? I was kind of looking forward to painting 'Fluffy' on his shoulder plaque.

The colour scheme is Red gore with Shining Gold highlights. The legs are red gore, the kneepads are gold. The purity seal skull/rosette bit is Gold, and the actual parchment is skull white with black scribbles accross it. The rubber tubing is chaos black.

The helmet is mostly gold, he has a skull white skull in the middle of his forehead, his eyes and the 'face' area is gold, the thing that goes around and on the top of his head is gold apart from the parts that are about the same place as his ears would be, they are red gore apart from the screw-like button/things on them which are gold. The mouth-grill itself is chaos black.

His backpack is red gore, with the ball-like engine jets or whatever they are are gold [grills are black again], the skull on the lower part of it is skull white, the 4 small jets on the lower part are red, but their grills are black, and all the vents/holes on the top are all, as most colourschemes, black, since they are holes and they don't bother with colourschemes or lighting on the inside of it. On the side of the back packs, just below the engine-jet things, are 2 button-like sticking-out bits [one on each side], they are gold. The wires on the part of the backpack that is directly behind the head are black, and the buttons [or what ever they are] are gold. The jet in the middle-back of it is red gore with the grill being black.

The banner pole, let's try and leave that out of the webcomic, might get in the way, or we could have a joke where he can't get through a door and someone rips it off. It's red gore, gold wings, skull white skull, the bits that stick out from the pole, the knobs that stop the banner falling off it, the bit where the 2 poles cross and the part at the base of the pole, are all gold.

The breast plate is red gore and has gold wings, a skull white skull [the one on the neck-guard]. The piping is black, the belt is red gore, with a skull white skull on it. The speaker-thing in the middle of the wings is gold with black holes/gaps.

The arms are red gore with gold elbow pads and back-of-hand armour plates.

The right shoulder pad is red gore with gold trim, a white plaque with his name on it. His left shoulder pad is naval [dark/deep] blue with a white skull on it [doesn't stick out, is a transfer].


His banner pole, arms and legs are all totally unfinished, and his breast plate and back pack are partly unfinished, so whatever name you give him I have time to paint it on.

salty
31-05-2005, 20:27
Hmm, BS SHaron could prefer to be called "Ron", but could be mockingly called "Fluffy" by everyone else.... the word "Fluffy" on his shoulder pad could be done to look like graffiti.

Salty :)

TheSonOfAbbadon
31-05-2005, 20:33
Um, no, seeing as, to scale, it's about half a foot tall, I think even Brother Sergeant Fluffy/Sharon can write his name on it.

Besides, thats needlessly weird, having a big banner with a McDonald's M on it is bad enough.

I should have said he has that. It also has a deep/dark blue background and 3 skulls at the bottom.

TheSonOfAbbadon
01-06-2005, 13:21
Oh, he's armed with a chainsword with a purity seal on it and a bolt pistol with that scope-thingy on it.

Both are unpainted, but they'll mainly be black with silver and gold highlights.

Incognito
01-06-2005, 13:30
If you're going to do a real world take off...There has to be some annoying gay bohemian.

Str10_hurts
01-06-2005, 13:30
I got some scetches but my scanner isent here at the moment... elbows and dept are a B*tch to draw.

Also I'll be toning down to just 3 characters marine, bansee, tau for starters. otherwise it will get to mutch to start with.

Banhee has a realy long name but it starts with Tat. so they call her Tat.

TheSonOfAbbadon
01-06-2005, 17:45
Marine: So, what's your name?
Tat: Tatamenshumakere-Manertare...
Marine: We'll just call you Tat.

Str10_hurts
02-06-2005, 14:54
lets see if i can put on some scetches today

salty
02-06-2005, 16:06
I'm actually looking forward to this, sounds pretty cool.

Salty :)

Str10_hurts
02-06-2005, 17:03
My first scetches of the fist picture of my comic.

Certan proportions arent correct but i'm getting there.

salty
02-06-2005, 18:34
I can't really see anything clearly from the pics, but I assume they're fantastic :D

Salty :)