Thinking of starting an /x/-related comic project to practice my drawing and storytelling abilities. Horror/scifi with some comedy. Right now I'm leaning more towards a loose story line rather than something really complex and plot-heavy, but that may change.
So far the only things I have planned are a few characters, including a bit on the ayy lmao greys as a comedic side story, as well as a general direction/ending, so things are really open-ended right now. Other plans are to include Solomon's demons and sigils in some way, reptilians, astral projection, goatman, and a cult.
What sort of characters or creatures would you be most interested in seeing? What things in general?
I'm thinking at least one major human character, someone to be a face representing /x/ or at least the positive side of /x/. Maybe a foil to that character, or a personification of the negative traits of /x/, too.
Pic is the greybro I doodled while on the shitter an hour ago. (I'm not the best artist, yeah, but that's why I want to have a project to work on and practice with.)
Might be interesting.
I propose that instead of a human, the main character is an alium that posts on /x/. He tries making a "I'm an alien, ask me anything" thread, but the replies are basically "Fuck off, RP-fag" etc. He tries to learn about human society from /x/ and comes to the conclusion that humans are delusional paranoid schizophrenics who believe in magicks, demons, ghosties, pretty much anything. Or even better, he believes everything on /x/ is real and starts becoming paranoid himself.
Ohh, that could fit nicely with a character I already have. I had a personality and such planned out but no story to go along with him. That would actually be great. Thanks for the idea!
I would read an /x/ comic. A bro Ayy LMAO Grey is a great character. I would follow it just because of that.
The Dangler should be in a few aswell. Not all of them of course, but when appropriet or comical.
Things to include
> Dangler fish
>The Illuminauti eye
Dangler fish is the unofficial mascot/forced meme of X's Creepy ocean threads. He is iconic of some of the creepier parts of the sea.
I guess he is kind of an arrogant trickster type. We would have to examine more of the may mays too ascertain his true personality though
Maybe alium dude winds up in a meetup thread and decides to go do some urban exploring with some /x/philes on Halloween. A few of them compliment his costume while others complain about how bland and unoriginal it is.
I can imagine that same alien always going out without trying to hide, but no matter how obvious he is about the fact, everyone assumes it's a costume or something. It becomes a point of annoyance that absolutely no one seems to take his appearance seriously. His least favorite people are the ones who assume he's a furry and bully him as such.
"I possess no fur, human, and 'yiffing in hell' sounds rather unpleasant. I think I'll pass, thanks."
And then he gets back to wherever it is he lives on Earth and looks up what yiffing is exactly.
General update: have most of the details of the reptilian character done. He looks quite a bit different (longer nose/mouth area, looks more dragon or serpent-like) than the typical reptilian but I developed a reason for it that hopefully fits. I'll post more about that when I've drawn a better bust or full body of him.
> Grayy lmao starts wearing tinfoil hats to keep ESPers out of his head
> It actually works
> Gets arrested for pointing at a politician during an electorial rally and demanding the shills release his ship
> Police complain about "kids these days, with their internet conspiracies and shit"
> Meets bigfoot
> Accidentally exposes sasquatches to nearby hunters with pro-level photography equipment whilst trying to communicate
> Accidentally teleports into average x-file's room whilst high on space shrooms
> "NO NOT THE GRAYS PLS GOD NO"
She's gotta be this really annoying mall goth chick, writes bad angsty poetry, cuts herself, etc. See, /x/-tan is like /x/'s ideal fap-fodder/waifu, but like so many other things on /x/, their impression of her is a lie. When people meet her, they find out she's annoying as hell and no one likes her. She thinks alium bro is a cosplayer, so she keeps following him around, trying to get him to agree to some kinky costumed sex and he keeps rejecting her.
Seaxu a human grey hybrid that was sent to earth to end its existence. His human side interferes and he starts to feel compassion. He discovers /x/ and posts himself. The FBI then tries to chase him and some /x/philes to help him.
He enters woods and meets bigfoot who understands his outcast life. They fight skinwalkers that keep hurting the bigfoot tribe
Then he wants to contact his alien brothers but can't so he travels to India to learn of astral projection and meditation. Its their he learns the nature of the universe and realises how evil his people and humans are.
After this he vows to eradicate the evil on this planet before his own. Of course the FBI won't allow this and neither will the other aliens.
More like, instead of being a personification of /x/ ideas/mentalities, she's clearly legitimately mentally disturbed beyond your average paranoiac... and is, indeed, very annoying.
I like the mall goth idea, like she hangs around these Lydia Deetz baby-bat types with polarised opinions about her: some try to be more like her, while others constantly try to get rid of her because she's too much crazy for them.
She should the the alium is an alium but he's just trying to have a normal human experience and she really pisses him off.
hahah exactly the type of things he'd do. I might include those. And
>chilling with some stoner bros
>laughing, telling him, "Dude, dude, do the thing again!"
>he uses telekineses to make a stoner bro float in place
>everyone is pissing themselves laughing
>accidentally drops him on his head and breaks his neck
>Grayy lmao jumps through window, stealing a bag of pot and someone's bong on the way
He's so beautiful. Why work when you can toke up ayy lmao
How could I NOT include /x/-tan? And I like the mall goth idea, too.
An eradicating-evil sort of plot is a bit heavier/different than the direction I was thinking of, but bigfoot(s) vs. skinwalkers is definitely interesting.
In art or writing or? Could definitely use help with brainstorming finer details and such but at the moment I'm hoping to take on the bulk of drawing/writing myself, though that could definitely change once I realize I'm in over my head lol
Still unsatisfied with any face design I come up with for the reptilian. Definitely want a kind of "tired of this shit" general look to his face.
More serpentine look. Forgot to draw any scales or spikes on head.
I'll find the cords to my scanner eventually...
/x/tan and Grayy lmao
test page I guess?
My tablet crapped out and I tried to line it with my mouse but fuck that
We need to give alien dude an actual name. Should we start taking suggestions and poll?
No offense, OP, your ideas and designs are pretty decent, but if that's an example of what the comic would be like, I'd accept help in the art department.
Nah, it won't look like this. Unless you mean the general art style, then yeah. I don't have a working scanner or anything at the moment and I have to fix my tablet, so these are just pictures of doodles arranged in a vaguely comic way, that's all. The red lining was me trying to use a mouse but I gave up. The zippy bags were just to be silly.
I'll probably accept more help including art once I have ideas and stuff more organized. I'd like to take part in the art of it no matter what, though, because the entire point was that I wanted a project to work on to help improve.
I've got an alien rap to rap for you all my grey homies.
I probe niggas like it ain't nothin'.
I poke dat ass and you see 'em blushin'.
I come to earth for some human huntin'..
in my UFO, you see it buzzin'.
I be like.... AYYY lmao
I'mma space nigga, you already know.
I fuck all yall earth nigga's nasty-ass hoes.
I cum in yo bitch and then her god-damn skin glows.
You see an alium,
don't mess with 'em.
You see a real nigga,
you can't fuck with 'em.
A chimpanzee with a high lv of consciousness wich makes him sophisticated who is also a cannibal and frind of the greys.
Also,in wich country does OP lives?
Okay. A sort of summary, without giving too much (?) away:
Somewhere in northern California, an aircraft crashes into a forest, catching an entire pot field on fire. All of the aircraft's alien inhabitants appear to be dead, but the mysterious authorities investigating have no way of knowing that a single occupant managed to escape... after inhaling quite a bit of the burning crop. Further south, a reptilian diplomat has mostly given up on trying to convince humans that he is, in fact, an actual alien and not a guy in an unusual and convincing fursuit. Insert other characters including /x/tan, a growing mass of shadow people, an out of control tulpa, and some extra special and terrifying creatures preying upon the gentle bigfoot population.
Meanwhile, an agoraphobic /x/phile has finally decided to rejoin the rest of society. Maybe get a job, save up to go back to school. Sounds easy enough. They've spent enough time in his/her dark room, staying up all night and indulging in stories of the monstrous and terrifying.
Except the /x/phile didn't plan on finding out that many of those monstrous and terrifying things happened to be all around them the entire time. And they didn't expect a shadow person to attach itself to them, either. Great. Now they have this strange, triangle-shaped rash breaking out smack dab in the middle of their forehead. Maybe they should have just stayed hidden in their room after all.
It'll start out kind of episodic as all the characters and their situations are introduced, but as the comic goes on it'll all thread together into a single cohesive plot.
Perhaps you could try to make it a GoT-ish kind of story where all of these creatures and conspiracies and factions and things are all competing for power, and over time the story lines all begin to connect. Like the there's /x/ guy, bro alien, /x/tan, and the one lizard man who isn't evil, versus the shadow people, versus the lizards who lizard politician used to work with, versus some other conspiracy or group, with the out-of-control tulpa and cryptids playing parts in the story
That's kind of what I had in mind! There's going to be one main sort of antagonist that most everyone is against, but even among them there will be squabbles and disputes.... plus creatures/groups that don't care one way or another and just want to antagonize others for their own reasons, or don't want involved at all, etc.
The main antagonist should be something iconic. Hate to be unoriginal, but I'm thinking the Illuminati or NWO or what have you, but with changes to keep it interesting. And maybe the leader could be a shapeshifter who can only change into an angler, much to his displeasure. They could start as the largest faction, and are preparing to finally take over the world or complete whatever goal they have, when out of the blue all of these other factions pop up, like the shadow people, lizards, and others. And of all the factions, none of them particularly care about humanity, and best tolerating modern society and at worst wishing to completely fucking erase it
You definitely helped! At the very least I know my ideas aren't entirely bad if someone else thought of them and thought they were worth sharing.
I'm not sure where I'll put them up yet. I'll definitely be posting on /x/ every so often, maybe even posting finished pages here as I go. It's going to be posted serially and not all at once.
I think instead of your typical big world-saving plot, it should just deal with the day to day encounters between humans and the paranormal. Maybe a big battle or two, but not "We must combine our powahs of love, friendship, and spookies to save da universe, guize!"
Heh, no, the idea I have is... I don't know how to describe it without giving everything away.
It starts out in the day to day encounters, but as time goes on it's revealed that a lot of the things are interconnected. In the end it's not the big-battle-of-good-and-evil but more like... Have you seen Cabin in the Woods? Similar to the attitude of the two characters remaining at the end. Something like that mixed with a casual, "Oh, you saved humanity? Well, aren't you special. Look, it's not really a big deal or anything momentous. We're under some sort of apocalyptic threat every other week. The only difference is you're actually aware of it now. Welcome to Earth." So while following the story, you might get the impression that the conflict is some Big Bad Thing to end all Big Bad Things, but then you find out it's just a drop in the bucket. That the characters' struggles and all the conflict the comic follows just seems small and quaint to people more in-the-know.
If you've read John Dies at the End, there's a scene at the end when they're playing basketball and these kids go through a portal, have some huge universe-saving adventure, and come back with their outlook on the universe different and thinking everything ever has changed. But John and Dave are just like, "Yeah, who cares. Same old shit."
That was possibly the most rambling and inarticulate explanation ever.
Woah, thanks. And to the artist, too, obviously. She looks like she has the perfect slouchy posture for a mall goth. Just standing around, scoffing at the "preps" that walk by, ha.
Wacom tablet drivers are like a plague. Once they're on your computer, other tablet brands and their drivers refuse to work... and even when you delete the Wacom drivers there are still somehow more.
Got my tablet working so I'll be a bit more productive. In the meantime, I present the main character who is going to save the universe and get the girl. I decided this just now and am 100% serious. Skellingthing is the hero /x/ needs
(not really but skellingthing loves you)
>Wacom tablet drivers are like a plague. Once they're on your computer, other tablet brands and their drivers refuse to work... and even when you delete the Wacom drivers there are still somehow more.
They sound like annoying little bastards.
"god. just, like, do your research, yeah? there are totally rad demons from other cultures. Christian ones are, like, pretty boring. everyone and their baptist grandma are trying to summon them, you know?"
I love malltan
Should be a merman the gray discovers after accidentally crashing his ship into the ocean. He keeps going back to hang out the merman because he has really good hydroponic weed
Well, what if it's an alien race left to dissect what happened to our planet after we had WW3 (but we didn't go extinct, we're just thinned out) so now they're left to chill on Earth for the sake of studying and collecting paranormal oddities, which could range from every creepypasta ever made to The Hills Have Eyes inbreeders/doomsday preppers, but in a funny way. They could have a house party with the Republican party (they'll be the Illuminati who orchestrated the entire attack waiting for the master alien race to meet them), they give LSD to zombies making their heads explode, and they could even pilot their UFO that can't escape orbit but it's like a bitching latino hydraulics vehicle.
Just throwing stuff out there, I dunno, it's your comic. I just imagine this being their theme song or something.
>zombies taking drugs and heads popping
My compatriot negro
No, I'm here! Not much to report besides working out the plot bit-by-bit and finalizing character designs (and practicing them). Also, still haven't figured out anything about the primary human character. So far the only thing I have is that I'm leaning towards a female, if only because I'm better at drawing females than males.
I don't think anon wanted Succubus as a fap-fodder.
If you think about it, /x/ contains a lot of succubus summoning threads, so having a succubus-related character could be interesting.
>When people meet her, they find out she's annoying as hell and no one likes her.
Then you add an emotive scene where she starts crying because she knows she is annoying and nobody likes her. Ayy Lmao alien comes, cheers her up and become friends.
A female protagonist would be cool, too. Just don't make her too serious, it always seems absurd comedies make the protagonist the only sane person of the place who gets caught up in a series of weird events and insane individuals.
The Pills, obviously.
Your art is fresh, this could be fun!
On the Aaaayyyy, alien iconography can open some pathways, but I believe humorous and caricature depictions are safer depictions. Humor is a great 'weapon' against negative beings. If you're ever being stalked by something dumb enough to show it's face, draw a happy picture of it surrounded by rainbows and loving auras, and then use that picture to give it the ol' Love Energy treatment.
Corporeal Greys are pretty robotic and all about breeding and (frankly boring) superior intellect. The spiritual ones (castes? Whatever?) are much more dialed into things. Yes, there are good Greys that don't countenance with abduction, genetic experimentation, dumb shit. I imagine Aaaayyyyy is like that. He looks like the kind of guy I'd drink with. And have a good time.
Good luck with this!
I'm planning out a full comic that will be updated a few times a week and it's not a full time job or anything. It takes time. In the meantime, enjoy this picture of two bantam roosters.
Talking about faeries, add one of them. Make her shove forcefully tinfoil into people's mouths whenever she appears. Characters could also start munching tinfoil for no reason at all whenever they look at her.
Ugh, yes. It's the old wacom drivers. It says they're uninstalled so I have no option to uninstall them (even though they're still there) and so the drivers for the new tablet don't work. I restored my computer and will still be posting tonight, though.
So the tablet is finally working100%. Turns out that the pen was fucked up on the inside so I had to take it apart and fix it. At this point, what is everyone most interested in seeing? Certain characters, monster/creature designs, etc.?
Two humans, the general look of the shadow people, and the reptilian being dramatic and frustrated.
Do you think I should have some other sort of place to post progress updates/the comic when pages are finished? I kind of feel like I don't update enough to warrant a thread on /x/, like I'm wasting space almost.