I won’t be able to color this comic until the weekend, but I am happy with how the inks turned out so I wanted to post it for you now so you could get an idea of what the comic looks like halfway through the process. UPDATE: Colored now.
No new Comic this week folks. (My “day job(s)” have kept me pretty busy this week.) However to tide you over, National Geographic has a fun little article about “Pirate Speak” and how it seems to have been a complete fabrication created by Disney.
“Many of the phrases that most people think of as pirate speech today can actually be traced back to the 1950s Disney movie Treasure Island, starring Robert Newton as fictional pirate Long John Silver”
It’s something that I’ve had to carefully consider as I construct the dialogue for my own unique take on the classic “Caribbean Pirate.”
Today’s comic page Might not do much to push the story forward, but I really like it. Infact, this page came from one of the very first strips I did for Robot Pirates last year when I had the idea that it would be more of a gag-a-day style comic strip. That idea never went very far, but I did love that drawing of that whale that I did back then. (And the joke was pretty good too…)
While you’re waiting for the next installment of Robot Pirates, check out the latest episode of Geeks of Steel where Adam and I Geek out over The Last of Us Remastered, Thor 2, Star Wars Episode 7, and finally, we tease our review of Guardians of the Galaxy!
Welcome brave adventurers to Robot Pirates of the Endless Sea! This webcomic is the result of years of reflection, months of development, and several false starts. My first Strip, Robot Beach, represented the strip that I had always wanted to create since the time of my youth.
It was sweet, simple, family-friendly and the story was a big allegory for my life during my 20s. Well, I’m 34 now and I have seen some SHIT.
Robot Beach was a comic strip I created for my daughter. Robot Pirates however, is just for me. Which is to say this comic is darker, bleaker, and far more strange. For many years now I’ve found my literary interests split between the future (robots, space, post apocalyptic societies, etc.) and the past (Pirates, 16th and 17th century exploration and 18th century naval warfare.) So when it came time for me to develop a new project for myself, it seemed only natural to merge these two interests in the hopes that the world I present feels fresh, unique and interesting to readers.
Currently the update schedule is set for every
Monday Wednesday, However I plan on releasing additional Robot Pirates content including concept art, random thoughts and doodles, livestreams of the drawing process, and more through my Patreon feed.
I look forward to developing Robot Pirates further and hope you will join me on my new adventure!