Couldn't resist posting this for Halloween. Early
congrats to 2P START! for 100
Podcasts this Monday! (And Happy Cosplay Day!)
If you don't know who I'm talking about, then you're missing out on tons of hilarity in the form of webcomics and
Podcasts. If you do know who I'm talking about, then see how many inside-jokes and
allusions you can find in this comic!
And for those new to Blue Starlight: in a
nutshell, Hikari is the engineering gamer, Hoshi
is the artistic otaku, the two are sisters, and their
mom is rich but working overseas.
I started the idea for this comic around
mid-September, and finished after a few weeks of
on-and-off work. Originally, Hoshi and Hikari were going to run
into Toon Tim and Toon Ray at some convention (or even
at random just walking around town), where Hikari
would go up to meet them and explain to Hoshi why
these guys are so awesome. But, that made for a boring
comic visual-wise, with basically just four people
standing there talking, plus it felt awkward having
her talk about Tim and Ray while they were right in
front of them.
So instead, I had Hoshi give Hikari the idea of "cosplaying"
(a panel left out for the flow and size of the comic)
and sending Tim and Ray a congrats photo for reaching
Podcast 100. The
behind-the-scenes of the photo-shoot thus became the
comic, containing a lot
of the topics/jokes (and more) that I wanted to put
into the original comic.
Here's a larger version of the last
panel for anyone interested, and a little
something extra special for Tim
and Ray. And in good 2P START!
tradition, here's a little bonus panel
as well - enjoy!
Update: This comic earned a 2009
Knubby Award for Best Fan-Art. Thank you for
the tremendous honor, Tim and Ray! Here's a quick
response from Hoshi