01 - Turnip Shows

Inkmonkey on May 21, 2006

I've noticed, from time to time, people who don't like sprite comics making sprite comics that are deliberately bad as a means of poking fun at them. While I can see where they're coming from, that idea seems a bit too easy for me.

No, for me, a real test is seeing if I could actually make a sprite comic that's good.

Of course, as the name implies, this is going to be an experiment. I need to find what's possible and what isn't in this medium, and as this is only my second foray into this realm of digital art, I'm still a bit of a green horn. For now I'm allowing some of the technical side of the process (such as resizing) fall to the side as I focus on storytelling and trying to make things humorous.

This whole project has already shown itself to be more trouble than I thought it would be. Believe it or not, the easiest part was actually making the field and clouds in the background. Say what you will about sprites, it's a big hassle to try and make something decent looking in simple pixels.