Post by Steve Requin on Oct 27, 2006 18:56:47 GMT -5
EDIT, Dec. 15 2011: These strips were thought to be lost forever in internet limbo since their original image host closed down. Well, I just found out this morning that I still possessed a CD on which I had burned them all into, back in 2006, just before the webcomic page disappeared from the net. Hence, they're back:
Funny, I thought the color version had been modified, like the French version:
LIST OF CHANGES:
1- The teacher's leg. 2- The student's arm. 3- Shy redhead replaced by brainy blonde. 4- Little modification to pink hair 5- Modernised version of Lilith 6- Original brainy blonde replaced by wild child Evelynn 3.2
Post by Steve Requin on Oct 27, 2006 19:28:34 GMT -5
Okay, let's get on with the show:
Ugh! What's wrong with that font? Whatever! I'm not redoing it.
Yeah, I know, some are colored, some are not. Even though I have the complete Artiztech College webcomic strips, most of the colored version, it seems, had not been saved. Whatever! I'm not redoing them!
Post by Steve Requin on Oct 27, 2006 19:51:31 GMT -5
And now... The Toastmasters Saga.
Ariztech College being a school, it can be full of characters, each parodying a popular concept from the mangas and anime. In this case, that duel/competition thing made so popular in the early 2000s with shows like Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh, BeyBlade, Medabots, etc.
Post by Steve Requin on Oct 27, 2006 19:56:55 GMT -5
Welcome to Photoshop Recycling Week
You have just assisted to the death of a character before she could achieve her full potential. Her name was Krazy Kay, she was scared of everything and everyone, a problem she solved by carrying around enough weapon in her purse to defeat an army. A situation which could have lead to many amusing quiproquos which would have resulted in pure clean wholesome ultra-violence.
...But I soon found that it was impossible for me to draw her hair in any angle but this one. So I made the both of us take the easy way out.
Minus the gun and the cowardice, some of her personnality has been recycled into Lilith and Evelynn 3.2
Post by Steve Requin on Oct 28, 2006 22:01:51 GMT -5
There were supposed to have 3 more strips after the Principal gets into the office of Mme fatasse, but I never got to do them. See, I did the pencils, but after losing them, I couldn't get the courage to redo them all. So, I guess that means you'll never know how the girls escape this one.
The fact that I was about to go to Myrtle Beach a couple of days later influenced the next 2 strips:
According to my planner, I have written 14 jokes for the Spring Break storyline. these last two are the only ones that I have completed. Too bad, for they involved lil' Leilany being very slutty
Post by Steve Requin on Oct 28, 2006 22:23:51 GMT -5
And that's when I took the decision to put all of my energies into The Eight, because in no time at all, it became way much more popular than Artiztech College ever was.
Besides, even after 40 strips, my Artiztech art was still clumsy. This was my first experimentation with a more manga-esque art, and I didn't quite master it back then. Characters like Bernie and Mimi kept on changing body proportions. Mimi's face was giving me the hardest time. And all that for what? To create a webcomic that was hardly being followed. So with still more 120 written strips to do, I decided that was not worth the effort.
Post by Steve Requin on Oct 28, 2006 22:35:45 GMT -5
Every now and then, when I was taking a leave of absence, or when I was too busy or lazy to make new strips, I'd take some old comics I did years ago, translate it and give it to you as fillers. But hey, at least, they were all related to Artiztech College.
First filler is Sonic Steve. It's a good thing that I recycled him into the cast of the Artiztech College, since neither him nor his friend Sam evolved much.
Seven years separates the following story from their first appearance in the firsts Artiztech strips: