Marooned - A Space Opera in the Wrong Key!

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Marooned - A Space Opera in the Wrong Key!

Post by marooned » Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:17 am

Hi there. I had no idea these forums were here - I've been buying Flight and loving it and here's these forums with all this great stuff in here! Anyway, here's a couple strips from my Sci-Fi humor/adventure-ish strip. I've been running it since May of this year and there are now 41 strips posted. Here's the latest and a couple others. Please check it out and tell me what you think!

Tom

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Post by dark77778 » Thu Sep 25, 2008 8:14 am

I was trying to watch the trailer of this that Ogden did but it wasn't loading properly so I didn't want to read it until I saw the trailer which would lead me into it [because I wanted to get an impression of how persuasive it it was or wasn't], but it looks really good. Sort of like Monkey Island meets Captain Star [though I think I get a hint if one other old show that used to be on that I can't put my finger on anymore...hmmm...]
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Post by marooned » Thu Sep 25, 2008 8:19 am

Hmm...what problem did you have with the trailer? Here is the direct link to the page:

http://www.maroonedcomic.com/trailer2-320.html

Here is the actual Quicktime Movie

http://www.maroonedcomic.com/media/Maro ... ler320.mov

I just played it, it works for me...

I'm not familiar with either of the titles you mentioned, I will check them out.
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Post by dark77778 » Thu Sep 25, 2008 8:56 am

Okay, but if you're watching a playthrough Monkey Island then it has to be Curse of Monkey Island, or else it's either the fourth one which is random and the first two don't have any voice overs so it's boring to watch, but not to play.
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Post by marooned » Thu Sep 25, 2008 8:58 am

dark77778 wrote:Okay, but if you're watching a playthrough Monkey Island then it has to be Curse of Monkey Island, or else it's either the fourth one which is random and the first two don't have any voice overs so it's boring to watch, but not to play.
I'm sorry, but you TOTALLY lost me with that comment! :oops: Were you able to load the Marooned trailer?
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Post by dark77778 » Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:11 am

:D Ah yes, it works now! My connection was just screwy last time I tried to watch it is all. I'd have to refresh the page to get an extra perecent of load time. That last comment was in response to your previous comment about you possibly checking out Monkey Island or Captain Star.

It's a pretty good trailer by the way :) If it was animated I'd totally feel like it was an evening cartoon (you know...the ones that are shown before the Adult only ones, but at proper air time so that everyone has a chance to watch it...yeah those mainstream ones).
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Post by marooned » Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:13 am

Cool thanks. Steve and I had a blast working on it. We would have loved to have gone more animated, but there just aren't enough hours in the day for working stiffs like us. The project took us 3 weeks as it was - 3 *unplanned* weeks too where we still had to get our other stuff done :)

Glad you liked it.
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Post by marooned » Wed Oct 01, 2008 1:11 pm

Here's an update with the female character Ril, who is becoming something of a fan favorite. I know my style is simple, but it's painfully obvious to me that I need to be much more consistent with my drawings. I guess it just takes time.

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Post by marooned » Fri May 22, 2009 1:55 pm

Hm, haven't posted an update in a long time here. My style has changed quite a bit, here's a couple of recent strips (and a peek at Monday's too)

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Post by Og » Sat May 23, 2009 9:42 am

You've really come along, Tom, in a very short amount of time. If you compare the first few strips to the latest few, there's just no comparison. Really shows the value of regular drawing, doesn't it?

Roll on the next 100.
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Post by marooned » Sat May 23, 2009 11:24 am

Thanks Og! It sure does make a difference. I wish I could draw more! :) Onward.
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Post by marooned » Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:07 pm

Here's a recent strip - haven't posted in some time...

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Cheers

Tom
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Re: Marooned - A Space Opera in the Wrong Key!

Post by Mr. Average » Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:37 pm

I couldn't agree more - the progress has been excellent! The final strip in this thread appeals to me in particular - well paced. I do like the fact that you've kept the linework very simple - I think that contributes to the uniqueness of the strip. But your grasp of gestures has gotten very refined! Keep it up!

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Post by marooned » Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:54 pm

Thank you very much, Mr. A! :)
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Re: Marooned - A Space Opera in the Wrong Key!

Post by marooned » Mon Aug 31, 2009 1:22 pm

Here's something a little different from the average Marooned strip. It was fun to do.

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