#08 – “Hellish Fiends”


Though the Warcraft fanbase (and the comic fanbase in general) might argue against the storytelling quality of the official Warcraft comic that’s actually in print, reading it made me realize one significant thing: I’ve hardly read any modern day comics to speak of. Looking through it I was both awed and greatly envious how leisurely they could place and twist panes to emphasize on artistry and events and still remain readable – something I struggle with continously just to break out of the square upon square design most common in webcomics.

Action is particularely difficult – especially since I have no readily workable way of making motion lines/blurs to emphasize motion yet. I wanted to do some experimentation with pane design and camera angles for this one, trying to get a feel for how to inject some kind of energy into the fighting that still images tend to lack. Sooner or later fighting is bound to be on more even terms, I’d rather like a good idea of how to portray it by then.

On a random trivia note, those are actually not Imps, but Grell.


6 Responses to “#08 – “Hellish Fiends””

  1. July 11, 2008 at 21:52


  2. October 15, 2009 at 13:07

    reading through all of them again :D i finally got this one

  3. December 23, 2009 at 20:39

    reading through them yet again..

    this humour.. I miss it in the recent chapters^^

  4. 4 Euin
    January 16, 2010 at 11:48

    I hate to sound like an ass or so but they are not imps, theyre grells. They use the same model I know but theyre two completely different creatures.

    • 5 Nhani
      January 16, 2010 at 12:14

      And thus why the bottom of the text blurb clearly states “On a random trivia note, those are actually not Imps, but Grell.”

  5. 6 Anna
    January 30, 2012 at 04:38

    I ‘m just starting to read this. It’s not completely my humor yet, but it’s so gorgeously put together that I can’t look away. Love love

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