Page 193 - The Old College Try

13th Oct 2012, 6:00 AM in Intermission 2
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The Old College Try
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Newbiespud 13th Oct 2012, 6:00 AM edit delete
Author: It's-a me! Newbiespud!

My very last guest author unfortunately had to cancel toward the end, leaving me without one final guest comic for my promised run. But instead of leaving you guys with just an apology this morning, I decided to try my best to entertain you. Myself. At the last minute. With the art supplies I had lying around.

One way or another, this brings our guest comic break to a close. Big thanks to all the guest authors for taking the time to contribute with such awesome work! The regular comics will be returning this Tuesday.

Notice: Guest comic submissions are open! Guidelines here. Deadline: January 27th, 2023.



Oblivious 13th Oct 2012, 6:30 AM edit delete reply
Intermission's over, everypony! You got three days to get back to your seats. In all seriousness, always good to see something different, even if you have to pull it out the hammer-space to get it done. Can't wait to see what the new comic brings.
Cain 13th Oct 2012, 8:40 AM edit delete reply
places everyone, Raxon, get the mojo flowing, rest of you, batten down the hatches and rest, then we're going to bring the CRAZY back.
Zuche 15th Oct 2012, 7:35 AM edit delete reply
Now that you mention it, I haven't seen Raxon around in over a week. Is he just stocking up in preparation for the new story arc? If so, should we be alarmed?
Chalice 13th Oct 2012, 6:31 AM OMG UPDATE edit delete reply
heh this thing updated while i was reading :D
frostedWarlock 13th Oct 2012, 7:04 AM edit delete reply
You have a really impressive beard :0
Colin 13th Oct 2012, 7:30 AM edit delete reply
Beards add +2 to your Performance(Roleplaying) check.
Ponyfodder 14th Oct 2012, 1:14 AM edit delete reply
And if you are playing Wizwar, best beard gets to go first! (actual rule, I usually win :D)
Someone 6th Aug 2015, 1:11 AM edit delete reply
The Curly Beard of +4 Irish.
asklyra 13th Oct 2012, 7:36 AM edit delete reply
I think you did a great job!
Lyntermas 13th Oct 2012, 8:11 AM edit delete reply
Well, you did a better job than I would have done. Pencil-necked, chubby Twilight stood out a bit, but everything else is pretty good for a last minute job.

However, your drawing of Bearded Man at the end was spectacular. Color, shading, proportions, everything is so lifelike.

The model, though...well, he looks like a guy who makes a comic with brightly colored ponies, who's trying to come out of the shadow of his father who makes a comic with brightly colored ducks.
GreyDuck 13th Oct 2012, 9:00 AM edit delete reply
I cast the smallest shadow OF ALL TIME, I assure you. :)
DracoS 13th Oct 2012, 7:55 PM edit delete reply
The World's Smallest Man would see that as a challenge.
ThousandYearSunrise 13th Oct 2012, 10:22 PM edit delete reply
Well he would, except that he has a hard time seeing much of anything. Not because he's short, because he has astigmatism. You ass.
DracoS 13th Oct 2012, 11:05 PM edit delete reply
What a short temper! I'm going to be the bigger man though and not start anything.

The 11h Doctor 26th May 2013, 8:23 AM edit delete reply
No you don't GreyDuck.
I do.
The 11h Doctor 26th May 2013, 8:23 AM edit delete reply
Dr. Klaus 13th Oct 2012, 8:35 AM edit delete reply
Shoot, and I thought it was Irregular Webcomic that had done this.
DracoS 13th Oct 2012, 8:40 AM edit delete reply
I was about to say the same thing! This comic definitely has that sort of feel to it.
Goblin Scribe 13th Oct 2012, 9:38 AM edit delete reply
I noticed it as well. Except the art's not too bad.
Stick to screencaps for now, though. :P
Newbiespud 13th Oct 2012, 10:53 AM edit delete reply
Yeah, it's a bit of an Irregular Webcomic homage, albeit in structure only. I thought it'd be cool to do early on, and it meant I only had to draw three small panels. Two birds with one stone, I say!
GreyDuck 13th Oct 2012, 8:59 AM edit delete reply
That's one heck of a beard, son. Your granddad (maternal) would've been proud of you. :)

All things considered, with more practice I think you could "do" the "art" thing. But I understand the joke structure well enough to know why you did it this way. Heh.
DoubleCross 13th Oct 2012, 12:50 PM edit delete reply
Why, hello there~
AkumaTh 13th Oct 2012, 1:01 PM edit delete reply
LOL! Though I can't blame you. My drawings aren't good either.
Technature 13th Oct 2012, 2:20 PM edit delete reply
Better than MY drawings...
kriss1989 13th Oct 2012, 2:35 PM edit delete reply
Well that's better than I could do. I'm afraid my talent lies in the written word and not in the realms of visual art.
Zarhon 13th Oct 2012, 9:01 PM edit delete reply
Sorry if this is unrelated to the comic, but the pony tales forum for some reason refuses to load (server cannot be reached, despite rest of internet working flawlessly). Is anyone else experiencing this issue?

Also, Lynt, I sent you a PM over comicfury. Can't update campaign till this issue is fixed.
Ramsus 13th Oct 2012, 10:36 PM edit delete reply
No problems on my end, though I know Xel is having some issues. Though, not as you describe.
Crimson Doom 15th Oct 2012, 9:13 AM edit delete reply
Crimson Doom
I had the same problem in IE. Both Chrome and Firefox worked okay, though.
Akouma 13th Oct 2012, 9:13 PM edit delete reply
Your artistic ability vastly outweighs my own.
ThousandYearSunrise 13th Oct 2012, 10:24 PM edit delete reply
Think your work is crappy? Just do what I did, and stick a few Photoshop filters on there. Nobody suspects a thing.
Ramsus 13th Oct 2012, 10:38 PM edit delete reply
I would like to join in the "better than mine" commentary by saying that a completely lack of an entry was the sum of my artistic ability. On my best day.
Dusk Raven 14th Oct 2012, 10:24 PM edit delete reply
That generally tends to be the extent of my artistic ability as well.
Cain 15th Oct 2012, 7:30 AM edit delete reply
Ivory 14th Oct 2012, 5:25 AM edit delete reply
Newbiespud, has anyone ever told you that you kinda look like Mandopony?
Ravenscroft RAVEN 14th Oct 2012, 10:22 AM edit delete reply
By Celestia's beard! I think it's actually pretty impressive. The only negative things are pretty mild and easily fixed, you're a pretty decent sketcher of ponies.

(Newbiespud is best Mandopony)
Half_Baked_Cat 14th Oct 2012, 2:01 PM Pony Figures edit delete reply
I know this is a bit off topic, but I figured you all, as a combination of Bronies and various tabletop RPGers would like to know about a new line of customizable figures.

There are two base bodies: Pony and Unicorn
There are going to be three different accessory packs:
-Pack 1 (Base pack): Pegasus wings and flaming hooves (currently available as a choice)
-Pack 2 (Nightmare pack): flaming wings and flaming tail (Work in Progress)
-Pack 3 (Chthulu pack): Tentacle mouth, tentacle tail, and bat wings (Work in Progress)

I am already backing this and hope that you all will help back this project to get as many of this cute little ponies out there in the world. Let us build an army of ponies!
Calypso 14th Oct 2012, 5:12 PM edit delete reply
Oh yeah, saw hat on eqd. With they did not look so mad all the time. A casual expression for the base set would be better. Not "grrr are you selling any food grrrrdiediedie"
Cain 15th Oct 2012, 7:33 AM edit delete reply
Impact minis? SWEET, I know of them through the blood bowl minis.
CJT 14th Oct 2012, 10:19 PM edit delete reply
These look nifty, but I'm a bit concerned about the tails. If they're connected by a thin rod like that, they'll be quite fragile.
Sidnoea 14th Oct 2012, 2:03 PM edit delete reply
Better than I can draw.
Alex Warlorn 14th Oct 2012, 10:42 PM edit delete reply
Don't be so hard on yourself. :-) It's charming.
Akouma 15th Oct 2012, 2:59 AM edit delete reply
Alright, can't wait to see our favorite questionably-sane* adventurers lay the smack down of friendship on a crazy voodoo sorceress!

*It's worth noting that while their sanity is in fact quite sound for the most part, it's just not a D&D game without being forced to question the party's collective sanity, at least OFF the table anyway.
Digo 15th Oct 2012, 12:28 PM edit delete reply
Discussion and commentary on Player Sanity is a scheduled regular event on Sunday afternoons with my group. >_>
Digo 15th Oct 2012, 4:57 AM edit delete reply
Cute little update there to break the 4th wall. :)

The guest comics were all entertaining. I love how varied they were in ideas and execution. Really great stuff!