November 08, 2013 :: By CoreyKramer
No, that's not the illness that's been plaguing Rob... we're fast approaching our 500th Remedy update!
I thought I would look back on these nearly 500 comics and select a few of my favorites and explain why I like them so much. Let's take a walk down memory lane, shall we?
These first few comics are from the first storyline I did when I took over as the artist of Remedy, "The Past In The Present"
which you can read from the beginning here
. To date this remains my absoulte favorite Remedy story... not just because it's where I got my feet wet at Remedial Comics, but Rob's skills as a write really shone here... I don't wanna spoil anything, but the pacing at the story's climax still gives me chills.
This particular comic where a map of the enemy camp is made using a depression in the sand and some random objects available turned out really neat... I used an actual photo of a bullet to make some of the textures in there.
I remember "All Silence No Violence" in particular as when I first sat down to draw the frickin' thing I got the biggest case of artist's block ever... I could not
wrap my head around it. After a very long day and night I finally got it to work, and I still like the way it turned out. Yeah... interrupt those no good insurgent's beauty sleep!
This was the first comic I was asked to do that also came with a wallpaper version and it's something I am very proud of. If I had to change anything, it's be that our sniper here seems to have the scope up to his wrong eye. Rather than admit I know next to nothing about how to properly shoot a gun, I am going to go with the explanation that this sniper is good because of his unique aiming style.
Yup. That's what it is. Ol' Eagle eye.
I don't know what it was about this story, but most of my favorite comics from it were silent comics... (and I didn't even include the one with the massive headshot!) I just love all the emotions this comic captures as the hostages emerge from the cave. So much happy and just the right amount of sad... and ohhhhhh does it get sad after this.
Somebody is gonna get deadified... I like how the comic gets redder the closer we get to the deader. Spoiler alert: Artur isn't the one that gets shot.
This comic comes from the storyline "Ash Smash"
which starts here
. In this story, we follow Ash as he saves Ashlee from some would be kidnappers... Ashlee's stupidity aside (she never got the stranger danger talk?) I really got a chance to do some action scenes in this story... Ash kicks some major ass... I really like the coming to special effect I used in this comic. Dude, you were better off knocked out.
My first title card of my favorites list and the start of Artur's return to Turdukinstan... start reading it here
. I just love all the textures and those sinister fellas in the background... and ya gotta love that whole "alter ego" shadow trick.
This comic is from "A Nightmarish Friendship."
which you can read from the beginning here
. This story was a lot of fun to draw... you thought Ash was a badass out in the real world, wait until you see his dream state... pants-wetting scary stuff. This comic in particular really gets me though... it's another one that just drips with emotion... I really feel for poor Ashlee in this one.
This one comes from "Second Skin"
which begins here
. The "walk into the light" red effect in the second panel is what I like about this one. That was all happy accident after screwing around with photoshop... I really think I nailed it.
From the third Ash storyline "Grand Theft Ash"
that you can read starting here
(a side note: I also love the title card for this story, but it didn't quite make this list). It's the first panel in this one I love... I had never tried one of those "one guy throwing off the pile of enemies" shots before and to pull it off with a super powered cat in the middle makes me happy... and the look on that guy's face in panel two? He so just crapped his pants.
Finally from our current storyline, "With Friends Like These"
which began here
, my favorite moment of one of my favorite new characters Rob's added to the story. Agent West just kicks so much ass while wearing a flowery shirt. I don't wanna spoil anything, but just let me say: "Najeh, you west stabbing jerk."
Well, everyone... there's my favorite 11 so far... there's plenty others I love, mind you- I definitely had trouble whittling them down to just ten (which is probably why I listed eleven)... I'm very excited about hitting 500 posts and hundreds more...
Do you have any favorite Remedy comics? Let us know! I know I wanna hear about it! I am a huge!
See ya next blog!