Saturday, May 25, 2013

Strip Search Elimination #7 Home Game

Following along again with the comic-about-two-words elimination challenge from Penny Arcade's Strip Search.

This time, the words are:

I went with dinosaur roller derby:

Here's the episode:

And if you don't mind being spoiled here are the comics drawn by the two actual contestants: and (The latter was the winner. I really like both, but the first needs some editing...)

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Strip Search Elimination #6 Home Game

I've been watching Penny Arcade's Strip Search, a reality show featuring web comic artists. They have various challenges, and then at the end of each day, two artists go up for elimination. For each elimination, they each draw a word out of a basket, then they have 90 minutes to make a comic the combines both words.

People have started playing a "home game" where they pause the video as soon as the two words are revealed then attempt the same thing the contestants have to do. I gave it a shot with Elimination #6, where the words were:


Just drew the first thing that popped into my head. I finished in 82 minutes. Only had pencil, ball-point pen, and white-board markers handy..

Click to enlarge:

(In the last panel, the kid is supposed to be looking at a dirty magazine. I didn't draw it very clearly. :\ )

If you don't mind spoilers, here's the episode in question:

and here are the final comics by the actual contestants, using the same words: and