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  1. TheHeroesOfCRASH.com Not much to say that I haven't said in today's filler. Keep following me on social media to stay posted with everything that's going on with me and with the comic; if I'm ever unable to post to the site, I'll let you know what's going on through Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook. Speaking of the interwebs, if you haven't done so already, please contact your representatives as well as the FCC and tell them to keep Title II and Net Neutrality. Otherwise, my webcomic, every webcomic, and just about anything that people create on the 'net could be in danger. Do your part to protect freedom of speech!
  2. TheHeroesOfCRASH.com It seems that B.O.N.N.I.E. has pointed out a flaw in Belt Boy's logic, but whether or not her comment will sink in has yet to be seen. Watch the angst, BB - you don't wanna go all "typical DC movie" on us!* After some computer hardware repairs, lots of predicted lightning storms, and me being exhausted, today's comic almost didn't get uploaded on time. I was tempted to go for another filler - I was thinking of having Belt Boy or TM follow up on Wednesday's Net Neutrality message in a filler featuring a parody song, turning Walk the Moon's "Shut Up and Dance" into a song about Net Neutrality. The phrase "Net Neutrality" fits into the song pretty easily. But I decided against it; I've been doing very few fillers in the past year or so, but I broke my streak a few times in April/May, and I wanted to stay on track. So, I kept Wednesday's message up and put this week's comic beneath it. Still, with all those delays, I did most of this week's comic in one night. It's nearly 5AM as I'm writing this, so I hope you appreciate my dedication to getting my comic updated on time with a proper canonical comic! Fight scenes are still a bit tricky for me, but I'm pretty happy with BB's poses in panels 2 and 4. I really wanted to make him look like he could use his own fighting skills AND his gadgets at the same time, rather than relying too heavily on one or the other, or switching between the two. Back to Belt Boy's angst that I referenced in the first paragraph, but putting jokes aside... I don't think of Belt Boy as a particularly "angsty" character. But I do think of my comic as being like a Saturday morning cartoon, and even funny cartoon heroes can have a breaking point, or moments of seriousness between the laughs. This is particularly true in today's cartoons, where Steven Universe, Gravity Falls, and even Gumball can have dramatic, poignant moments. Similarly, BB's been a bit less of a goofball since Necros appeared. Don't worry, though; he'll be back to joking and being zany soon enough. *Not Wonder Woman, of course. That movie rocked. :-)
  3. http://TheHeroesOfCRASH.com Seems that there's still plenty of arguing amongst Belt Boy's friends back at C.R.A.S.H., all of them unaware that their friend is in danger. Will they be able to settle their differences? Will they focus their anger on Belt Boy after those promises he made? Will Titanium Maiden get some aspirin for that headache she's clearly getting? The answers to these questions and more will be coming soon, so stay tuned! At one point, I considered having Gelatin Boy interject in Comic #670's argument between his teammates, asking if he had any say in the matter and his friends all shouting "NO!" at him. However, that didn't seem entirely in character for him; he's still the type to avoid confrontation, be it among friends or foes. I keep needing to remind myself to draw Enticia's earrings whenever I draw her. It's a little detail that I don't always think about. I'm sure someone could browse through my archives and play "Spot the Missing Earring", searching for panels where I accidentally drew her without it. I believe I skipped the earring throughout the Gym-Nauseum storyline, but to be fair, I think she would take them off when going to the gym. The title of today's strip refers to both Unk and Titanium Maiden. I enjoy subverting tropes and cliches - neither of my super-muscular characters are stereotypical "muscleheads", nor are they brutes. Unk is fairly quiet and zen, while Titanium Maiden has had (and still has) quite a bit of shyness and awkwardness to overcome.
  4. TheHeroesOfCRASH.com Hey everyone! I'm back, and so is the storyline! I hope everyone took Dexter's words to heart about calling your senators during his filler last week. Anyway, on to today's comic! You'll no doubt see a few familiar scenes in today's comic, including TM dodging rubble from the Gym-Nauseum storyline, or Belt Boy feeling defeated from near the end of Van-Ishing Act. But a few scenes seem out of place or unfamiliar, as do a word or two. I'll only give one hint; take a good look at Cannon's hand in this picture; something seems off about it...! I'm rather happy with the thought balloon here. Like Belt Boy's daydreams and memories, this flood of negative emotions and memories has some yellow tint to it, specifically some darkened yellow in the background.
  5. TheHeroesOfCRASH.com Greetings, devoted readers. As mentioned in the filler for June 24th, Josh has been rather busy this week, so he's delegated some of his duties onto yours truly. For this week's website update, I have opted to make a public service announcement in response to these frustrating political times in which we live. While I hope you take my announcement seriously, I'm sure you will be pleased to know that Josh should once again be on-task this coming week, and the next update should return you to the Heroes Of C.R.A.S.H. storyline in progress. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you. Josh usually adds additional commentary on social media, so I shall do the same and go into further detail with each of the 6 items on my list. 1. All bills need to go through both congress and the senate. The current healthcare bill - if it manages to pass through the senate - will once again go to congress, since the bill has been changed since the last time congress voted on it. Congresspersons matter; DO NOT FORGET THEM. Furthermore, it typically takes less than a half hour to call your congressperson and both your senators, even if you speak to all three at their local AND Washington DC offices, so you can make time. 2. Politicians have public relations teams to see what people are saying about them online. Tagging them in posts on Facebook and Twitter will get their attention, especially if many people do the same. 3. Josh has been more than content with the Countable app (a free app, I should add) because it's very simple. It tells you about upcoming bills, tells you why people like it or hate it, then lets you "vote" on it and send a short comment to your representatives. No political jargon, no difficult menus... it makes politics easy for the layperson to understand. 4. Be aware that the Resistbot and the aforementioned Countable app will request some of your personal information - such as your name and zip code - so that they can send your messages to your representatives with your name on it. They are both legitimate means of contacting your representatives, but I feel that this bears mentioning to those of you who are wary about the information you reveal to the internet. 5. Trust me; you won't run out of things to discuss with your representatives. One look on your social media feed, and you'll see that there's always a new story breaking or a new commentary on a particular issue. Feel free to directly quote any articles or comments that personally speak to you if you have trouble coming up with something to say on your own. 6. As Josh's personal assistant, I particularly want to stress that you should be respectful toward politicians' assistants. They're just doing their job (whether the politician they work for does THEIR job, however, remains to be seen). If, for any reason, an assistant is rude to you (an unlikely - but still possible - event), make sure to get their name (which they probably gave you as soon as they answered the phone) and let another staff member know. I hope that this was of additional assistance. Best of luck to you all! Sincerely, Dexter
  6. TheHeroesOfCRASH.com Necros does, indeed, enjoy monologuing, as we've already established, but he doesn't want to be one of those villains who monologues to the point of giving the heroes adequate time or information to free themselves from a bad situation. He never liked that old cliche. Also, it's the return of the classic Necrobots! While they can be a bit of a pain to draw, I'm rather proud of their design. Part skeleton, part cobra, part velociraptor, part scorpion, part mantis, and all bad! Inspired by the armies that other superheroes had to face - such as the Ninja Turtles' Foot Soldiers or the Power Ranger's Putties - their initial design was more mannequin-like and not terribly threatening. Then, I made some redesigns based on a robot from a drawing book called "Anatomy for the Fantasy Artist", giving it a mask-like head, more segments in its joints and body, sharp claws, and a thin, gaunt body. I felt like I was getting closer, but it needed more tweaks to look even more threatening. I wound up cherry-picking physical traits from other creatures to look more bestial until I came up with its current design. By making them look part-animal, Necrobots appear as though they have the killer insticts of beasts but with none of the emotion. Like many supervillain armies, Necrobots are fairly weak... at least, in terms of defense. However, their lanky bodies are fast, agile, and can strike quickly. Those wiry frames can dish out a lot more damage than they can take, so a lone hero - especially a physically- and mentally-exhausted one like Belt Boy - is in serious trouble dealing with a large group at the same time.
  7. TheHeroesOfCRASH.com Necros is a level of evil that deserves a lot of symbolic, artsy backgrounds whenever he speaks, if the last few strips are any indication. While Necros does love evil monologues, he's very careful about what he gives away to Belt Boy - moreso than most villains. He's given him just enough information to make our hero doubt himself or become paranoid, but he doesn't know how Necros is able to spy on him and his friends. Of course, we all know from the Gym-Nauseum storyline that Necros is able to use the cameras mounted on tiny BUG-type Necrobots (First seen 5/8/12, and first named 5/10/12), but he hasn't revealed this to Belt Boy. That's what seperates Necros from other archvillains; his speeches are more than simple brags and gloats where he reveals his plan to the hero. He knows just what information to withold so it's not used against him, and what to reveal in order to use his knowledge against the hero. His speeches are psychological warfare.
  8. True, but Necros could also have busted out the rest of her team, just as he did Miss Sunflower, after their last arrest. Belt Boy doubts that Necros needed to give Sunflower the added incentive of freeing her teammates (as he mentions in the second panel), when vengeance (or possibly just mayhem) would have been enough of a reason for her - or anyone else in her squad - to go after him. In Belt Boy's mind, he believes that Necros could have sent the whole team after him, five-against-one. But Necros wanted to tempt Belt Boy with a smaller threat - one that he might not think he needs his teammates for - in order to get him by himself.
  9. TheHeroesOfCRASH.com Uh-oh! If Belt Boy's confidence was shaken before, Necros has REALLY struck a nerve now! If you recall the last storyline, you probably have a good idea as to how Necros knows about Belt Boy's quiz, but our hero is shocked that his foe has learned his secret. While little is known about Necros, I will say this: he generally looks down on a lot of superhero genre cliches, but even he can't resist a good villain monologue... as long as he's the one making it. A lot of heroes and even more villains enjoy hearing themselves talk, after all. But when Necros is able to turn his words into weapons against his foe, that's the kind of villain speech Necros savors most of all.
  10. TheHeroesOfCRASH.com We now return to our regularly scheduled program! When we last left our hero, Belt Boy was nervously staring down his arch-nemesis, Necros. But stress and a recent battle have left our plucky protagonist a bit shaken, and Necros can smell his fear. Will Belt Boy be able to face his fears and his foe? Will his friends be able to hash out their differences? And for how long will Miss Sunflower be nursing that headache? The answers to these questions and more will be revealed in the upcoming installments of... The Heroes of C.R.A.S.H.! By the way, due to a lack of entries, the Generated Fan Art Contest has been cancelled. Thank you to everyone who participated in the Traditional Fan Art category. :-) Feel free to send me some fan art during next year's contest, folks (Although I appreciate fan art year-round!).
  11. theheroesofcrash.com I'm back from a fun birthday weekend, and so instead of my usual Saturday Morning update, we have a bit of a "Sunday Night Special"! I proudly present the winning entry - or rather, entries - to my Fan Art Contest's Traditional Fan Art category! CD Rudd, creator of the webcomic SailorSun.Org, has done a bit of a crossover (and not the first one!) between my cast and his! What would happen if Belt Boy, Cannon, and Titanium Maiden were to hang out with Honey, Bay, and Auction Guy (respectively)? By the way, Bay has nothing to worry about; Belt Boy is, indeed, only pointing a camera at her. He is in full control of any weapons on his belt, and he's too innocent to even consider anything else she might be suggesting (This IS a PG-rated comic, after all!). You can see his individual drawings on my website, and you can see a link to his webcomic (with a brief discription) over at my Links page! For winning the contest, CD Rudd has won the right to choose the subject of the next HoC Desktop, and I'll be sending him a little sketch in the very near future. Also receiving a sketch soon will be devoted HoC fan TheSlugCar, for his creative "BonnieBot" entry (Which answers the question "What would happen if B.O.N.N.I.E. downloaded her brain into a MON-type Necrobot?"). Thanks for the awesome fan art, guys! This was a great birthday! :-D One last thing: Due to a lack of entries, the Generated Fan Art Contest has been extended! If you submit a video game avatar that resembles one of my characters by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, May 26th, your entry will still be considered for the contest! You could win a sketch, or I could create a cool drawing based on your entry to be publicly displayed on the site! Whether it's a Mii or a Sim or whatever, you have almost a week to make it!
  12. TheHeroesOfCRASH.com As the title suggests, Belt Boy may not be near the proverbial frying pan, but he's definitely in the fire. An awkward argument between friends is nowhere near as tense as a battle for your life! I'm pretty happy with how the last panel turned out. The only thing I wonder if I should have done differently is skip the red/green coloring. You'll notice that Necros, once again, has the evil shade of lime green by his face, while BB counters it with red. There's but ONE WEEK LEFT to enter my birthday fan art contest! I'll be posting the winning entry a day late, since I'll be engaging in some birthday festivities that will have me away from my computer. If you want to enter, do it by 11:59 PM on May 19th! Check out the Rules page for more info!
  13. TheHeroesOfCRASH.com I did this contest reminder filler for this week for two reasons. First, it's been a busy and exhausting week at home after work, plus I was having some technical difficulties the other day that kept me from working on the comic as long as I was hoping, so I decided to throw out something a bit shorter. Second, I really want to remind people about this contest. There's little I would like more than fan art for my birthday. It doesn't cost you a cent to send me this present; just the time it takes to make a drawing, a sketch, or even a quick game avatar. And EVERYONE will get a sketch from me in return, or even one of the grand prizes! So check the full rules on my main page and send in your submissions!
  14. Comic 4/29/17 - "You" Times Two, "Eep" Times Three(p) TheHeroesOfCRASH.com Just to be clear, I'm counting last week's strip, so Dino-Mo has dramatically shouted "YOU!" twice in a row, eliciting an "Eep" from Enticia, Dodge, and Sugar Rush, hence the title. I'm still working on the next storyline, but I'm hoping that I can keep the number of characters small. These big group shots are a pain in the tuchus, especially when working with a limited number of frames. Granted, this is a webcomic; I could always add more frames. But I would like to print these out in an actual comic, and so in more recent years, I've been doing my best to keep the format consistent. I really like Dino-Mo's speech bubble in the last frame. While this is a bit of deja vu from the previous comic, Dino-Mo is getting angrier and angrier, so her firey speech balloon from the last strip is now burnt and crispy. By the way folks, DON'T FORGET ABOUT MY CONTEST! It ends May 19th, and EVERYONE WHO ENTERS GETS A PRIZE!!! Click the button on my site's main page for rules and details!
  15. theheroesofcrash.com Jackknife has yet to learn his lesson about following people. Although perhaps I shouldn't say "yet", as that suggests that someday he WILL learn his lesson... The hardest part about drawing today's strip was drawing Dino-Mo in that first panel. It was an awkward pose and it needed quite a bit of editing, particularly around her arm. It's surprising how tricky it can be to draw people from behind; there's fewer features to draw, but we're pretty used to visualizing people from the front, so all the angles are different. I definitely had fun with word balloons in this strip, particularly in panels 1 and 3. It's funny how simple things like that can give so much character to... well, characters!