Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Ask WASS Base Commander Larry Hunt

On this page, Larry Hunt answers the simple question:  “The most surprising thing about working at WASS is . . .”

I love the facial expressions I can achieve with Comipo’s Manga Software tools.  I have a hard time keeping a straight face when I see Larry’s face on the first panel.

I’m having a hard time posing pony ragdolls using Garry's Mod.  With more practice time, I’ll get better.

What do you like better, the two dimensional ponies or the three dimensional ponies?

I’m looking forward to watching the movie “My Little Pony:  Equestria Girls”.  I’m also looking forward to including human versions of the ponies in my online comic.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Ask WASS Staff

This page asks and then answers a simple question:  “The most surprising thing about working at WASS is . . .”

This is another page where the characters talk to the readers, breaking the fourth wall between my fictional work and its audience.

The pony images were taken from “#MLP-VectorClub”, while backgrounds are from “Garry's Mod”.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

You look like a Star Fleet Captain

The first conservation between Larry and James depicted on this page was inspired by a real-world conservation I had with my friend James McManus.  He was sitting back in his office chair when I thought he looked like Captain Kirk sitting in his command chair, watching his subordinates do all the real work.

So, I said to him, “You look like a Star Fleet Captain”.  Mr. McManus was amused.

And, if I ever get rich from my talents, I’m going to buy my friend a copy of Kirk's command chair.  I think that Mr. McManus would look cute and cool sitting on it.

I apologize to my fans that I used the same figure posture for the character models in the first four panels.  The blame rests on Comipo’s rather limited posture set for sitting on a chair; the other posture figures had one or both arms resting on school desks and that would appear strange in my panels.

The second conservation between Abigail and Hayate was inspired by my love for the animated series, Girls und Panzer, which is far more entertaining than the silly premise sounds.  For the record, Abigail Adams is a fan of that series.

I hope that someday, someone will make a series that combines “My Little Pony” and “Girls und Panzer” and call it, Ponies und Panzer.

Note:  The backgrounds for these panels were made with Garry's Mod.  I recommend that anyone interested in animation and digital art learn to use this outstanding program.