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Penny Arcade - Comic - Skirmish, Part One

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edited April 6 in The Penny Arcade Hub

imagePenny Arcade - Comic - Skirmish, Part One

Videogaming-related online strip by Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins. Includes news and commentary.

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  • KagatoACKagatoAC Registered User regular
    I had that exact discussion with my Nephew. pretty much word for word. tho we were talking about my Gundam Robot models :)

  • PyrianPyrian Registered User regular
    Yup. Except Warhammer 40k for us.

  • goehlegoehle Registered User regular
    This is off topic, and I dont know if Mike or Jerry look at these comments, but that was a hell of a DnD game last night.

  • YoungFreyYoungFrey Registered User regular
    edited April 6
    goehle wrote: »
    This is off topic, and I dont know if Mike or Jerry look at these comments, but that was a hell of a DnD game last night.

    Mike and Jerry don't read the forums. Technically Mike has posted here a handful of times, but it's been years now and it looks like those posts are deleted.
    <edit: apparently I had his user ID wrong.>

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  • SadgasmSadgasm Deluded doodler A cold placeRegistered User regular
    Oh sure, any concept will sound dumb if you say it out loud like that! He'll learn to awkwardly ignore it as he gets older.

  • Dark Raven XDark Raven X Laugh hard, run fast, be kindRegistered User regular
    huh, are those photos of the minis that have been pasted in? That's weird lookin'!

    Oh brilliant
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  • dennisdennis Registered User regular
    huh, are those photos of the minis that have been pasted in? That's weird lookin'!

    I thought it was funny in combination with the "we have to make them ourselves" line.

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  • CambiataCambiata Commander Shepard The likes of which even GAWD has never seenRegistered User regular
    huh, are those photos of the minis that have been pasted in? That's weird lookin'!

    Someone in another thread pointed out that as Mike hand painted these, if he posts them in the comic at least SOMEONE will see them.

    poor mini fig collectors.

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  • jothkijothki Registered User regular
    So they're like Legos, then.

  • MarlonMarlon Registered User regular
    jothki wrote: »
    So they're like Legos, then.

    Except you don't have to paint Legos after putting the model together.

  • poipoigirlpoipoigirl Registered User regular
    I'm cool with him putting his work in the comic. If he really painted them he deserves to show them off.

  • Jakk FrostJakk Frost Registered User regular
    Are you guys trying to mess with us? All those little black dots all over the panels at first made me think my screen was filthy. Hell, they even look almost 3D, like they're actually on the screen and not in the comic! O.o

  • Dr_KeenbeanDr_Keenbean Dumb as a butt Planet Express ShipRegistered User regular
    poipoigirl wrote: »
    I'm cool with him putting his work in the comic. If he really painted them he deserves to show them off.

    Unless FFG got him to paint the minis they've been using in all the promo shots since the game was announced last year, he didn't. It looks like he just drew over them in whatever software he uses to make them look more cartoony. Either way I doubt Mike or Jerry own that image though it could have an open license since I've seen it all over the place in various blogs and online retailers.

    I could also be completely wrong, but I don't think I am.

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  • CambiataCambiata Commander Shepard The likes of which even GAWD has never seenRegistered User regular
    poipoigirl wrote: »
    I'm cool with him putting his work in the comic. If he really painted them he deserves to show them off.

    Unless FFG got him to paint the minis they've been using in all the promo shots since the game was announced last year, he didn't. It looks like he just drew over them in whatever software he uses to make them look more cartoony. Either way I doubt Mike or Jerry own that image though it could have an open license since I've seen it all over the place in various blogs and online retailers.

    I could also be completely wrong, but I don't think I am.

    Huh. I only care because this screws with the idea of a meta joke embedded in the comic. Can you provide a link to one of those promo shots?

  • MarcinMNMarcinMN Registered User regular
    I think he's referring to images like those on this page:

    https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2018/1/30/a-window-to-the-star-wars-galaxy/

    The poses are definitely similar. Hard to say if it's an actual altered image in the comic though. I would expect that someone of Mike's talent would easily be able to make likenesses of them freehand.

  • HardKaseHardKase Registered User regular
    They also have rules that dictate how we play with them

    Steam ID: HardKAse@hardkase.cjb.net (yes I was drunk when I created it)
  • tofeitofei Registered User regular
    I can feel this kid's pain not playing with the little toys and at the same time I can relate to his father's protectiveness over the miniatures...I am getting old. *sigh*

  • Dr_KeenbeanDr_Keenbean Dumb as a butt Planet Express ShipRegistered User regular
    Legion minis are monopose.

    2nd photo is the same minis rearranged: https://www.waylandgames.co.uk/star-wars-legion/46097-star-wars-legion-core-set
    1st & 3rd image, 3rd being the exact image used: https://www.tabletopempires.com.au/Star-Wars-Legion-Miniatures-Game-Core-Set
    Header image on this blog post from August 2017: http://www.dicetowernews.com/fantasy-flight-games-announces-star-wars-legion-a-miniatures-game/46563
    And here's that same image taken by a phone camera from an announcement seminar:
    DHhn8FeXgAAZewM.jpg

    Really just do a google image search for 'Star Wars Legion empire' and it comes up quite a bit, the image from the blog post being the very first image to show up in the results. The most telling parts are the exact shape and positioning of the rocks on Vader's base and the fact that Vader's base rim is a very slightly different shade of brown that the stormtrooper's.

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  • YoungFreyYoungFrey Registered User regular
    edited April 9
    The same image cropped from the comic for comparison:
    DHhn8FeXgAAZewM.jpg

    oivyeccgiz8r.jpg

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  • dennisdennis Registered User regular
    edited April 9
    I think @YoungFrey has pretty much put the nail in the coffin. I agree that this is unfortunate, but only because it takes away @Cambiata's punchline.

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  • YoungFreyYoungFrey Registered User regular
    Yeah, I want to make it clear that I don't care that Mike did this. I'm not decrying him or anything.

  • Dr_KeenbeanDr_Keenbean Dumb as a butt Planet Express ShipRegistered User regular
    Yeah there's nothing morally wrong here. Legally maybe but I'm not a copyright lawyer.

    I'd rather he used his own minis simply because I'd like to see them.

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