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Out-of-Context Cards Against Humanity!

Far too many funny things happen in my D&D games than I will ever put in my comic. But during the Covid Apocalypse D&D has been on hold, so here are some out-of-context quotes from Cards Against Humanity online and Drawful instead. ...

Out-of-Context D&D – “The Foyer of the Dead”

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Out-of-Context D&D – “My Wisdom is 4”

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Out-of-Context D&D – “I’m a Ranger, not a hick.”

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Out-of-Context D&D – “The first Symptom of Evil”

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Out-of-Context D&D Quotes – “Marks & Spencer death.”

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Out-of-Context D&D – “If we lick them can we get high?”

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Out-of-Context D&D -“With Great-sword comes great responsibility.”

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Valentine’s Day Sex Drive 2020

Welcome to the Valentine’s Day Sex Drive 2020. This year Epic Fail and 47 other webcomics are once again fighting the good fight for body and sex positivity. Maybe we’re also pushing back against the loneliness Valentine’s Day can cause. Don’t be lonely; there are 48 nudes for you to find. It’s like an Easter Egg ...

10 Amazing Dragon Sculptures

10 amazing Dragon Sculptures to blow your mind with their sheers size, detail and creativity. This may be the closest thing to meeting a dragon in real life. This is not a ‘Top Ten’ – we love all dragons equally here. But we’d love to know which one is your favorite. 1) Borrego Springs (California) ...

Out-of-Context D&D – “The Robe of Eyes less popular cousin!”

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Out-of-Context D&D – “Machine-gun Darts aren’t stupid!”

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Epic Fail – Relaunch!

Epic Fail is returning in October! It will be monthly,  and I’m also re-launching my Patreon as a monthly subscription. October is also Inktober! And I’m going to be participating this year!! (I’m kinda nervous about that, but I’ll try it and see how it goes). You may have noticed I’ve been developing my art ...

Dark City Movie Review

Dark City is a Film Noire Detective story and Matrix-esque Science fiction movie by the director of ‘The Crow‘. My reaction on watching it was ‘How did I miss this?!’ In 1998, with so many good movies being released and poorly publicized as a teen horror flick, Dark City passed under the radar. In a ...

D&D GM tips: How to save the PCs from Certain Death

Perhaps you have accidentally put your Player Characters against an enemy that’s too big a challenge for them, the dice are just trying to kill them, or your players are making very dumb decisions. Fear not: The odds may be against them but you, the GM, is (secretly) on their side. Remember you can do ...

Valentine’s Day Sex Drive 2019

Happy Valentine’s Day. Once more Epic Fail and a whole bunch of other comic creators are coming together (heh) to provide you with nude character art, thereby making your Valentine’s Day a little extra special. ...

Elf Girl Birthday Art by Mark Egan

Mark Egan of RAWRtacular Comics (which publishes of Back Office and Bata Neart) has made a beautiful piece of Birthday Art for me of a young Amuletts smiling while rushing into battle. We can only suppose this is a rear attack. That’s the expression you pull when you spot a lovely rear to attack. ...

Life is Strange Game Review

Life is Strange is a Choice and Consequence game by Don’t Nod Entertainment. The game auto-saves at checkpoints but if you want to revise decisions your character has the ability to rewind time to select different options and change the outcome. It’s almost as if you had the ability to reload in ‘real life,’ except ...

D&D Tips: Role-Playing Your ‘Dump’ STAT

When you roll a low stat, if possible, you dump it in a skill your character hardly ever uses and should those skill checks come up let more capable party members make those rolls. But, that’s you, the PLAYER, thinking that way. Is your character going to think the same way? That’s part of their ...

10 More Amazing Animatronic Dragons

You’ve seen 10 Amazing Animatronic Dragons, now it’s time for 10  More Amazing Animatronic Dragons! Some of these are a little more robot, some are a little more puppet, all are awesome and extremely geeky! This isn’t ranked as I love all animatronic Dragons equally. Which are your favourites? 1 Draconicon Raveleijn is an theatre ...

Sexy Bunny Day 2018

Happy Easter care of Sexy Bunny Day from United Webcomics. Since Easter and April Fools Day fall on the same day this year it only made sense that Amuletts become an Easter Fool. Other comic artists participating are: Beta Neart: rawrtacular.com/bataneart/ Bridge U: tapas.io/series/Bridge-U Raspberry Rain raspberryraincomic.tumblr.com/ ...

Valentine’s Day Sex Drive 2018

Happy Valentine’s Day 2018 and once more Epic fail is participating in the Valentine’s Day Sex Drive – where webcomic artists come together (heh) to provide you with nudes on Valentine’s Day. This is done in the spirit of sex and body positivity. This year there are 42 participating artists. That has to mean something! ...

10 Amazing examples of Dragon Architecture

Dedicated to hunting down Dragons in all their forms, here are 10 Amazing examples of Dragon Architecture. Dragon House, Dragon Tower, Dragon Bridge, Dragon Buildings, here they are! Naturally, I can’t pick a favourite so it’s just a list, not a ‘top ten’. But please do tell me what your favourite is! 1) Wat Samphran’s ...

10 Amazing Animatronic Dragons

Okay Dragon Hunters, it’s time for another list: 10 Amazing Animatronic Dragons! Part puppet, part robot, these Dragons are so lifelike you would swear they were real. (And you can meet many of them ‘in the flesh’ as it were, making you a dragon hunter indeed)! FYI, this isn’t a ranking – I think all ...

Primer (2004) Movie Review

Primer is an independent, low-budget science fiction movie about time travel with a cult following. On the one hand the time-travel is great, simple, and elegant. At the same time it’s also a complex, confusing web that with a bit of effort you can sort of follow. Unfortunately the characters are moronic idiots who act ...

The Lair Of the White Worm Movie Review (NSFW)

Starring Hugh Grant and Peter Capaldi this is a British 1988 adaptation of Bram Stokers least popular Novel ‘The Lair of the White Worm’. Possibly the source material really was ‘that bad’ but the adaptation doesn’t try to be scary, it tries to be funny. It was a good way to go; it does the ...

10 Even More Amazing Origami Dragons

You’ve seen 10 Amazing Origami Dragons and 10 More Amazing Origami Dragons. How can we possibly top that? With 10 EVEN MORE amazing origami dragons for you to enjoy! This is just a list, not a ‘top ten,’ because I just don’t think it would be fair to rank them – they are all amazing! ...

Title Unrelated Webcomic Interview

Creator G. Pike takes the hotseat to talk about their queer fantasy/adventure comic Title Unrelated. What’s your webcomic: Title Unrelated about? Title Unrelated is about a family of queer characters who travel to a parallel world to search for their missing sister. In this other world, known to locals as Ambaia, they befriend two teens ...

Valentine’s Day Sex Drive 2017

Happy Valentine’s Day 2017! Once more Epic Fail is participating in the Valentine’s Day Sex Drive where webcomics across the land celebrate body and sex-positivity with erotic and nudey art. Let’s all celebrate the true spirit of Valentine’s Day with this lovely collection of nudes this year! ...

Featured Creator G. Pike

I’ve joined a group of epic creators helping each other cross-promoting on Patreon. Each month I’ll be helping another creator to reach their funding goal and provide a special reward (likely exclusive art) if they do. Likewise another creator is helping me and will likewise reward my patreons with an exclusive reward for reaching my ...

Migraine Awareness: Me and my Migraine

Hi, I’m Amy and I suffer from migraine. I hate my brain. I know I can’t very well do without it but it often seems like the enemy. Migraine is the most common neurological condition (or brain disorder if you like) and it can affect  anyone. The seriousness of migraine is often not realized for ...

Wizards (1977) Movie Review

Wizards (1977) is a cult animated movie by Raph Bakshi which combines the post-apocalyptic and fairy tale setting. The titular ‘Wizards’ are twins that look nothing alike: Avatar is a Ginger Gnome whilst the other, Blackwolf, bears a striking resemblance to an Undead Saruman. And guess what? One is good and one is evil – ...

Always Sometimes Monsters Game Review

Always Sometimes Monsters by Vagabond Dog is a choice and consequence RPG. It’s built in RPG Maker so has an old School, JRPG look to it and is very light-weight with simple controls. The Character creation is interesting. You don’t realise you are creating your character (although I guess I’ve kind of clued you in, ...

Dreamfall: Chapters Game Review

Dreamfall: Chapters is an episodic game adventure game by Red Thread Games. It is very story-driven with a choice-and-consequence system, and these two things are certainly it’s main selling points because they are its best features. I enjoyed Dreamfall: Chapters mainly for the story but the game was inconsistently built which made it a bit ...

Dungeons & Dragons: The Book of Vile Darkness Movie Review

Dungeons & Dragons: The Book of Vile Darkness is the D&D Players Movie.  The movie producers no longer cared about pleasing the masses and focused on their core audience. After all, after the failure first & second movies who else was there to appeal too? This movie is not in any way connected to it’s predecessors (aside from ...

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Movie Review

I reviewed The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug but I put off reviewing Battle of the Five Armies for a long time because I find it rather upsetting to watch. It feels a bit like this movie is trolling me. It has some nice scenes particularly as Martin Freeman does ...

10 Amazing Ice Dragon Sculptures

10 Amazing Ice Dragon Sculptures for you to enjoy. These ice sculptures are all amazing so this isn’t a top ten list. But maybe you will choose your favourites? 1. Fire Breathing Ice Dragon From Lyman Orchards Winterfest, Connecticut. How did they get Dragon made of ice to breath fire without meting itself? ...

The Book of Unwritten Tales Game Review

The Book of Unwritten Tales is a Point and Click adventure game, not an RPG. To quote the trailer: “Story! Puzzles! Humour! It’s not about muscles, it’s about brains. Players use their heads. They have to unravel mysteries and solve riddles; it’s an enthralling adventure you can’t even die.” It’s wonderful to find a ...

Valentine’s Day Sex Drive 2016

Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone. Once again Epic Fail is participating in the Valentine’s Day Sex Drive where webcomics draw their characters nude in celebration of sex positivity. This is obviously a grown-up thing, for grown-ups to enjoy, so the link below to the art is not child-friendly and not safe for work! The links to ...

The Stanley Parable Game Review

The Stanley Parable began life as a Half Life 2 Mod and has been developed into a game in it’s own right. You know how most games have a big story and a few Easter Eggs? Not so The Stanley Parable. The core ‘game’ is very short and the majority of it is finding Easter ...

Labyrinth Movie Review

Labyrinth is very difficult for me to review, it being my favourite movie of all time (my second is Logan’s Run), but I felt it was time. This can be my tribute to the late David Bowie who must be remembered for his incredible role in this as Jareth the Goblin King as well as ...

Moon (2009) Movie Review

Moon, directed by Duncan Jones son of David Bowie, is a 2009 science fiction movie with a very small cast, in fact it almost entirely features one character with the only other human characters appearing on video (of which there are roughly four). This is because Sam Bell works entirely alone on the moon to provide ...

Dead Island Game Review

Dead Island is a Zombie open world role-playing game that whose sunny holiday setting contrasts the usual dark, bleak settings we are used to in horror games. Indeed Banoi Island is quite beautiful and you might take a moment between Zombie killing to take in the fantastic views. The plot it simple: escape the island. ...

Syberia 1 & 2 Video Game Review

Syberia is a point and click adventure game set in an imaginative alternative earth. It centres around a female protagonist, Kate Walker, a Lawyer who is trying to acquire a toy Factory from eccentric inverter Hans Voralburg. But when she arrive in Valadilene he is nowhere to be found and she has to pursue him. ...

Patchwork Board Game Review

Patchwork is a 2-Player tile-laying Board Game. It consists of a game track with counters, two 9-by-9 grids (one for each player) and different shaped tiles or ‘patches’ that players must place within their grid to create their ‘patchwork.’ There’s a small jigsaw element in that players can only place tiles that will fit, and ...

My Epic Photos of the Super Bloodmoon Lunar Eclipse

Last nights Lunar Eclipse was Epic! It was a supermoon – which is when the full moon is closest to the planet so appears biggest and brightest in the sky, and a Bloodmoon because when light is filtered through the earth’s atmosphere during a lunar eclipse it leaves only the red spectrum, thus Super Bloodmoon! ...

Letts Plays Mass Effect

My first ever Let’s Play video (be gentle with me) Letts Plays Mass Effect (because this is me playing Mass Effect and my name is Letts). In this video I create my custom Female Shepard (femshep) Renegade (chaotic evil-ish?) character and play the Intro section on the spaceship, The Normandy. A lot of key characters ...

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Movie Review

I have to eat my words here. In my review of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (which I loved) I said I didn’t care how much they milked the Lord of the Rings franchise. Well I take it back! You’ve milked enough! No more milk for you – I’m cutting you off. It’s difficult being the ...

Epic Fail Pizza

Epic Fail now has it’s own Pizza thanks to Dominoes Pizza’s Legendary Pizza Creator! Dominoes kindly let me create my own Epic Fail Pizza for free (thanks). this is what I made: This is a large ten slice pizza with maxed out toppings. It is truely epic – perfect for gaming night. Here are the ...

Sexy Bunny Day 2015

Sexy Bunny Day is an event run by United Webcomics that brings comic creators together to draw their characters as sexy bunnies. When Epic Fail last participated it was the dwarf, Clodin, who donned pink bunny ears. If you want to see what that was like it’s this month’s vote incentive. Since this years is ...

Blame Someone Else Day 2015

It’s Friday the 13th known to some as Blame Someone Else Day, so me and a bunch of other artists from United Webcomics are taking this opportunity to tell you whose fault it is we all turned into artists, or, that is to say, name our influences. And do it with ART! So this one ...

Valentines Day Sex Drive 2015

Happy Valentine’s Day! Time again for the yearly Valentines Day Sex Drive where webcomics across the world draw their characters in the buff. You’ve seen Amuletts naked, you’ve seen Martin in his birthday suit, and you’ve seen Tinuvielle nude. Now it’s time for the one you’ve all been waiting for…. *drumroll* …. iiiit’s Clodin au ...

Faery – Legends of Avalon Game Review

Faery – Legends of Avalon is a charming RPG which reminds us that Fantasy comes in all shapes and sizes. I love faerie mythology, and have stacks of books about them (mostly by Brian Froud) therefore I was delighted to find a game where I could finally fly on delicate wings, trailing pixie dust. Originally ...

10 More Amazing Origami Dragons

You’ve seen 10 Amazing Origami Dragons? Well this is 10 MORE Amazing Origami Dragons! I am delighted to make another list of beautiful and impressive Origami Dragons and include those designs I couldn’t fit into the first one. Again this is just a list, not a ‘top ten,’ because I just don’t think it would ...

Montague’s Mount Game Review

An impressive effort by solo-creator Matt Clifton, funded by Indie-Go-Go, Montague’s Mount was described to me as a cross between Dear Ester and Myst. Since I like both these games and, in particular, would have liked some puzzles in the former I was excited about playing this game. I can see where the comparisons come ...

Copyright Versus Fan Art

It has been said that imitation is the highest form of flattery, but this is not necessarily true when it comes to the law. All art is to some degree derivative, but where is the line drawn between derivation and theft? Everyone will have drawn Fan Art at some point, as kids if not as ...

Star Wars: Empire Uncut Released & they included my scene!

The Star Wars Uncut project is a massive fan collaboration to remake the Star Wars movies. This crowd-sourced project started in 2009 when Star Wars: A New Hope was cut up into segments, lasting only a few seconds each, and divided amongst thousands of fans to remake in anyway they chose, then stitched back together ...

The Witcher Game Review

The Witcher is an action RPG based on a book of short stories by the same name. It’s a Polish game and uses Polish folklore providing a different feel and monsters you will not have encountered in other games. It’s low fantasy within a believable, feudal world stricken by war, poverty and plague. Witchers are ...

Tomb Raider 2013 Game Review

Tomb Raider 2013 is an Origin Story for Lara Croft and a reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise. This is a reboot done right and it streaks ahead of any of the previous games in the series. It keeps Lara’s character concept and the 3D platformer gameplay but everything else is reinvented for the new ...

Dear Ester Game Review

Dear Ester is an experimental indie game built with the Half Life engine. In fact some have argued it shouldn’t be called a ‘game’ at all; the only mechanic is exploration. You walk along a largely linear path and are rewarded by a poetic voice-over every so often. You can look at things and take ...

The Ball Game Review

The Ball is an Indie First-Person Action/Adventure/Puzzler where you play an archaeologist who has fallen down a hole, finds a massive Ball and decides to play with it. Let’s face it: we’ve been dying for another ball-based puzzle game since Marble Madness. ...

United Webcomics Swimsuit Special 2014

It’s time for one of them awesome cross-webcomic events. It’s summer and time for a Swimsuit Special with lots of webcomics participating. Please check out the links below to see some fantastic swimsuit-themed art! We at United Webcomics are a very body positive crowd, so some NSFW. I think mine gets by – just! This ...

Dice Shaming: The Geeky trend that’s catching on.

You may have heard of Pet Shaming – where pets are photographs next to notes explaining their bad behaviour. But what about those misbehaving dice, eh? Shouldn’t they be ashamed of ruining your winning strategy with their terrible rolls? Well fear not – because Dice Shaming is now a thing and it’s catching on! This ...

Risen Game Review

Risen 3 has just been released, but this is a review of the original Risen released in 2009 for PC and Xbox. In a reversal of the usual trend this is a great PC game with a terrible port to console, so if you’re thinking of getting it for PC – absofiggin’lutely! Xbox? Give it ...

Zeno Clash Video Game Review

Zeno Clash is a surreal first-person brawler set in the fantasy world of Zenozoik. You play the role of Ghat who, seemingly, has the whole of this strange world against him save one faithful companion, Daedra. Ghat has murdered a hermaphrodite creature called ‘Father-Mother’ who is, yes, both Father and Mother to himself and a ...

Talk Nerdy to Me

‘Talk Nerdy to Me‘ is a parody of the song/music video of Jason Derulo’s ‘Talk Dirty to Me.’ It’s getting added to my Geek Mixtape, that’s for sure. It had me at “Hey, listen!” and Starfleet uniforms. It’s funny and clever and speaks to me. Yes – nerds are sexy! There’s references to Star Trek, ...

Alice: Madness Returns Game Review

This is a review of the PC version of Alice: Madness Returns from Steam. I want to make that clear because the game was written for the Xbox console and it’s possibly better on that. The port to PC, however, is poor. The keyboard controls are practically impossible requiring too many keys to be pressed ...

Logan’s Run Movie Review

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Logan’s Run is my 2nd favourite movie of all time (FYI my first is Labyrinth). Now I’m going to explain why. Logan’s Run is a Science Fiction movie made in the 1970’s. It is set in a post-apocalyptic future where humans have sealed themselves in a ...

My Logan’s Run Birthday Party

So, just over a week ago it was my Birthday, and not just any Birthday. It was my 30th. The Big Three-Oh. Being a Sci-Fi Geek (and an Old School Sci-Fi Geek at that) that Milestone meant just one thing to me: Lastday. Time to Renew, or time to run. ...

Coping with Anxiety – 10 Methods that work for me

I’m writing this because I suffer from depression and the root cause of this is anxiety, ergo to manage my depression I had to learn coping techniques for my anxiety. (Okay, I don’t mean regular, run-of-the-mill anxiety – this can actually be quite useful! I mean Chronic Anxiety that negatively affects your everyday life). The ...

Character Design: Lan

Last character design for Epic Fails old adventuring party – those who passed the torch to our current crew. The next time you see them they will be in the comic! This is Lan, Human Fighter who wields a Bastard Sword. He was young and inexperienced and I’ve tried to make his appearance reflect this. ...

Character Design: Willi Creutsfeld

This is Willi Creutzfeld, high-level Fighter and original leader of the adventuring party (the position has been in dispute, or just plain neglected, ever since). He hailed from a place called Brighton Pierre and for a while that was our default rendezvous point. I have his Player to than for buying me my first set ...

Character Designs: Dalion & Minerva

Character Designs for Dalion & Minerva – more of the ‘original crew’ of the adventuring party now known as Shieldless (and previously known as ‘hey you guys’). Want to know something cute? These two got married (the Players not the Characters)! Dalion is a geriatric Halfling Mage who, due to being small and wrinkly, we ...

Character Design: Jira of the Singing Axe

The next few pages of Epic Fail are going to be a flash-back to an earlier adventure where the PCs met Loki. Now since the party make-up was completely different then (aside from Amuletts & Martin) I’m having to create some new character designs. This is Jira of the Singing Axe. She is a female ...

OMG Guys! I got a Cintiq! (15X)

As you probably know I am a poor, starving Artist; I do not have a lot of funds. A Wacom Cintiq is a very advanced and expensive piece of kit that I never thought I’d be able to afford in a million years. New they cost around £800 – £1,500. Eep! Fortunately they’ve been around ...

Happy Christmas 2013

Happy Christmas everyone! Christmas is all about giving so I made a present for Hushico Phoenix of the webcomic Incubus Tales that you can see here (be warned it is adult only/NSFW). ...

United Webcomics Secret Santa

Join the United Webcomics Secret Santa! It’s simple: Join United Webcomics & post “I want to be a Secret Santa!“ Receive a message telling you which webcomic you’ll be Secret Santa for. Make Guest Art for that webcomic Receive Guest Art from your Secret Santa Post Guest Art to your site with a link to ...

10 Amazing Snow Dragons

10 Amazing Snow Dragons that will blow your mind! I hugely admire people who make snow sculptures, working in freezing weather with freezing materials! I wonder if they get frost bite? Well they say you have to suffer for your art! They also have to cope with rises in temperature melting their beautiful snow creations ...

Blame Someone Else Day 2013

It’s September the 13th (and coincidentally a Friday) which means it’s Blame Someone Else Day! So I’m blaming Tamora Pierce of all this fantasy nonsense I’ve been putting out. Here’s my picture of Alanna of Trebond and you should check out other peoples influences/scapegoats at United Webcomics. Tamora Pierce is a fantasy author who has ...

Siri runs a Dungeons & Dragons game

Okay this is hilarious and I had to share it. What happens when Siri runs a D&D game? It turns out Siri is the worst GM ever! ...

Star Trek Into Darkness Movie Review

I watched Star Trek: Into Darkness on my Birthday and really enjoyed the experience as did everyone who watched it with me. The core actors really have the bit in their teeth and do an even better job at delivering these well-known characters than they did before which is good because Into Darkness invites comparisons. ...

Look! I’m in a Card Game!

It’s arrived! I pre-ordered the WAGON Webcomic Battle ‘Geek Deck’ and it’s finally here with six cards illustrated by yours truly. They’re great cards with cool powers that trow a little chaos into the game 😉 The Geek Deck is themed around the power of the Geek, which is to combine the forces of deceptively ...

Webcomic Kickstarter: Black Snow Two Drink Minimum

Michael Balistreri, my friend and fellow member of United Webcomics, is endeavouring to fund his Graphic Novel ‘Black Snow: Two Drink Minimum.’ It’s a combination of gritty superhero drama and dark humour. Black Snow is the name of the chain-smoking, alcoholic “superhero” who aspires for fame, but has settled for greed, as he has turned ...

Support Moonhawk Studios’ Kickstarter

Moonhawk Studios is a great podcast about webcomics, print and web media in general. I was interviewed on their show in July 2012 (here’s a direct link to listen to the episode) and it’s also one of the things I listen to whilst making comics! Well at the moment Moonhawk Studios is running a Kickstarter ...

Moonstone Books Interview

Tim Lasiuta takes the hot seat to talk about Moonstone Books, a successful Small Press publishing company. Epic Fail: Who are you and what is Moonstone Books? TIM: My name is Tim Lasiuta, and I work with Joe Gentile, Publisher and all around good guy of Moonstone Books. We have been around since the early ...

Sexy Bunny Day 2013

Happy Sexy Bunny Day! Sexy Bunny Day is a cross-webcomic celebration of Easter – with sexy bunnies! 21 webcomics are participating by posting images of their characters dressed in a bunny costume for easter. A list of the participants is below; visit each to see their awesome bunnies. This is the first annual Sexy Bunny ...

Getting Recovery Help Through Art Therapy

At the foundation of any recovery program is communication. Typically this would mean a lot of talking between the person struggling with an addiction and their therapist. There could be intensive one-on-one conversations as well as group therapy sessions. The success of these sessions depends a lot upon the person doing the talking. It might ...

Valentines Day Sex Drive 2013

Happy Valentines Day everyone! Yet again Epic Fail is participating in the Valentines Day Sex Drive – an excuse for gratuitous nudity (and I’ll take any excuse)! This year Martin has traded his clothing for a bag of magic beans! Oh and Tinuvielle’s there too, to point and laugh, but she ought to watch out ...

Book Review: In The Shadows by Jess Dixon

In the Shadows was written by my friend Jess Dixon and is now available as an ebook from Amazon and Smashwords. I was lucky enough to read it pre-publication and would be counted amongst the people who encouraged Dixon to publish, because I enjoyed it and thought others deserved to enjoy it too. It’s a ...

Sad News for Nerds: Aaron Swartz commits suicide

This is very sad news. Yesterday, the 11th of January 2013, Aaron Swartz committed suicide in New York aged just 26. This news was confirmed by Swartz’s uncle, Michael Wolf, and his attorney, Elliot Peters who stated in an email to The Tech “The tragic and heartbreaking information you received is, regrettably, true.” ...

Adobe’s ‘Free Photoshop CS2 Release’ = Epic Fail!

Recently Adobe made Creative Suite 2 available to download, complete with serial number but without requiring activation. Included were applications Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Elements, Premier Pro, Illustrator, Acrobat Pro and GoLive – available individually or as part of the CS2 bundle. Shortly thereafter the news broke that Adobe was giving away their 10-year-old software for ...

Custom Art Card Sleeves for Magic the Gathering etc

Do you play Magic the Gathering or other collectable card games with precious cards you need to keep safe? Tired of boring, plain card protectors that are weak and fall apart when used? How about a strong, custom card protector customised with your own artwork? If this sounds appealing to you then you need to ...

The Hobbit: An unexpected Journey Movie Review

It’s winter, and with the cold weather and darker days it’s not unusual to feel a bit down in the dumps. That is how I was feeling when I went to see The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey but it succeeded in lifting my spirits. It is the story Bilbo Baggins, a fussy, stay-at-home Hobbit who ...

NaNoWriMo 2012

This month I am participating in National Novel Writers Month, aka NaNoWriMo. This is an international challenge to all writers to write 50,000 words during the month of November. It is like a marathon for writers. It’s also a big kick up the butt for people like me who say ‘I’d like to write a ...

Sunday Sketch #21: Tasslehoff’s Maps

Maps I drew whilst role-playing Tasslehoff Burrfoot in Dragonlance. As you will see these are from Xaksaroth and Pax Tharkas. ...

10 Amazing Origami Dragons

10 amazing origami dragons for you to enjoy! This is just a list, not a ‘top ten,’ because I just don’t think it would be fair to rank them – they are all amazing! Which are your favourites? The names I have used are those given them by the artists. 1. Grand Dragon This amazing ...

How to Make Origami Dragons (Video Tutorials)

I did a blog post a long time ago about D&D Fantasy Miniatures – In Origami! It was pretty popular and I was asked for instructions on how to make an Origami Dragon. Well ask and yee shall receive – eventually! I’ve put together a playlist of video tutorials for Origami Dragons all by jonakashima and ...

Sunday Sketch 20 – 25 Essential Expressions: Tinuvielle

My 2nd attempt at the 25 Essential Expressions Challenge this time with Tinuvielle. I did Amuletts before and I think I will do Clodin next. It is a good exercise and I think you all know how much I enjoy drawing expressions and putting personality into them. They really make the characters come to life ...

Interparty Conflict

Interparty Conflict is the final piece of card art for the WAGON Webcomic Battle Cardgame which is on pre-order right now! I’m not exactly sure what the cards effect will be yet, but something along the lines of characters belonging to the same group fighting with each other! I thought this was a suitable Plot ...

GUEST STRIP: Gun versus Dragon

This week in Epic Fail: Tinuvielle and Jake (the Evil Hare) plan to test whether guns blow Dragons away, but they have a back-up plan if it doesn’t work. Creator’s Commentary: Poor Clodin! Sam Medina of Jake The Evil Hare seems to have it in for him! Besides Jake the Evil Hare Sam Medina also ...

Epic Fail wins 3rd in TGT Tournament

Last year I went on the TGT Webcomics Podcast to talk about Epic Fail and as a result was put into their yearly Tournament: Episodic Battles, where all the episodes are put head-to-head and voted on to decide which is best. There’s a video of Kurt Sasso announcing the winners below and he does a ...

Banners & Battlemaps – BannersontheCheap.com Review

I’ve hit the Big Time! Companies are sending me Free Stuff in return for my phenomenal influence in the blogosphere! Well… one company anyway. BannersontheCheap.com You see BannersontheCheap.com are trying to get into a rather niche market: printing custom battle maps for gamers. I’ve been using a basic grid-printed vinyl battlemap for years in my ...

Epic Fail will be at MKomix Comics Fair

I will be exhibiting with Epic Fail at MKomix this Thursday! If you are close to Milton Keynes you should come and check it out. Details at the MKomix website: www.MKomix.blogspot.com Thursday 19July / 6-9pm / Free Experience the creatively thriving small-press comic scene at MKomix Comic Fair, in the striking surroundings of MK Gallery’s ...

Movie Review: Gamerz

Gamerz (spelt with a ‘Z’ to distinguish it from the -much better- The Gamers) is a Scottish indie movie about fantasy role-play gaming (RPGs). I was particularly enthusiastic to see this movie because it’s a British production and I am a British gamer. However it wasn’t what I expected because it isn’t really about gaming, ...

Hedingham Castle

Hedingham Castle is a classic Norman Box Fort located in Essex, England. I was lucky to visit it on a bright, sunny day with little rain (surprising as it has barely stopped raining all summer with the highest amount of of rainfall in June since records began). As readers of the comic will already know ...

Gryphon flying over Kasper’s Castle

Amuletts mounted on her Gryphon flying over Kasper’s Castle. I have tons of fun drawing this Gryphon so it was naturally one of the things I wanted to put into the WAGON webcomic battle deck. I could have done anything for the background but I decided I’d make it actually relevant! Looks cool anyhow, like ...

Honesty Fail

I saw this whilst visiting the Buckinghamshire County Museum. Obviously asking people to try on jewellery then return it was too much to ask. Epic Fail? I guess that depends on how expensive the jewellery was! ...

Callous Comics Interview – Part 2

The Callous Comics Interview with Carlo Jose San Juan (MD) continues… Click here if you have yet to read the Callous Comics Interview – Part 1 Q6: How did you first get into making Comics? A6: I used to spend the long, lonely summer days by drawing comics in empty notebooks. I used to read ...

Callous Comics Interview – Part 1

Webcomic creator Carlo Jose San Juan takes the hot seat to answer questions about Callous Comics and his new sci-fi webcomic M.O.U.S.E. Q1: What is ‘Callous‘ the comic strip about? A1: Wow, over the years that has become a loaded question! Ha ha! Primarily, “Callous” is about the life and times of Dr. Rianne Nicah, ...

Nuts in June

So my camping/cycling holiday didn’t go exactly to plan… it turns out my tent is not waterproof, or at least not waterproof enough. It’s perfectly fine in good weather and can take a light shower but it cannot take torrential rain, which is what we got on Saturday night and continued all throughout the Sunday. ...

Lovely Jubilee Holiday

It’s the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee weekend tomorrow which means an extra-long bank holiday so I’m taking the opportunity to go on holiday and see Hedingham Castle in Essex. Hedingham Castle is the one which Kasper’s Castle in the comic is based on so I intend to take lots of photos for reference! There’s also a ...

Diablo 3 Meme – A Comedy of Errors

Diablo III not only epic failed on launch when all the servers crashed but has had problems ever since. Blizzard had to issue and apology to angry fans and released a server-side patch fixing over 30 bugs just a few days ago. Aside from fixing bugs it also nerfed the abilities of some characters classes. ...

Top Ten Alternative uses for a D20

The D20 is no longer just a die used to generate random numbers, it has became a symbol to gamers everywhere, a symbol that we are proud to be gamers. To flant one is a kind of status symbol, a kind of geek chic. Many crafty geeks have been inspired by the D20, turning it ...

My Birthday Song

“Birthday! Birthday! Birthday! This is my Birthday Song; And I’m going to sing it all day long because it is my Birthday!” Just a silly song I made up on my Birthday. You can sing it on yours if you like. ...

Diablo 3 release = EPIC FAIL

So Diablo III was launched at Midnight yesterday after one of the biggest game launches in history rivaling the MMO World of Warcraft. We’re talking two million pre-orders (the most ever for a PC game) and eight thousand launch events worldwide. Over 1000 fans were queuing for the game in Oxford Street alone. So what happened? ...

Martin’s Magnetic Attraction

Card Art of Martin for the WAGON Webcomic Battle collectable cardgame. Admittedly I might have gone a bit overboard on this one… fun though! Martin is very charismatic and attracts attention wherever he goes, he also attracts trouble like flies to shit (which may explain why Amuletts hangs around with him). Nobody is quite sure ...

Diablo III Release Announced

WOW! I can’t believe it’s over a decade since the last Diablo game came out, but we finally have a release date on Diablo III which is *Drumroll* May 15th!! Two days before my Birthday! *hint hint* Preorders are open now and you can choose either a digital or physical version. Diablo II was the ...

Sunday Sketch #18 – Fugly

This is Fugly. I don’t think he was every officially christened, but everybody called him that so he assumed it was his name! I’ve played Fugly in a few D&D games and he came number 3 in my ‘Favorite 5 Player Characters list.’ He is a classic example of Low Comliness i.e. he is physically ...

Ultimate GM Screen of Win

I was kinda browsing and saw the ULTIMATE GM SCREEN which I thought was the coolest thing ever! (Sorry for the CAPS-shouting, but I thought it deserved it). Okay so it’s kinda a cut-out and put together yourself, but I’m crafty and that sort of thing appeals to me. What you get is a Castle ...

GM’s Day Sale

GAH! I am such a doofus! I totally missed that March the 4th was GMs Day, the Anniversary of Gary Gygax’s death (he’s rolling 20’s in heaven). Yep, I should probably hand in my geek credentials, but maybe I can earn them back. You see DriveThruRPG is holding a GMs Day sale BUT it lasts ...

New Baldur’s Gate Sequel? Raise Dead!

There has been a great deal of excitement on the rumor-mill concerning a new Baldur’s Gate Website that has popped up at www.baldursgate.com and whether this heralds the release of a new Baldur’s Gate game. At the moment the website shows a ‘teaser’ with the Baldur’s Gate Skull emblem, character portraits tiling the background and ...

Sunday Sketch #17 – Crunt

This is Crunt (derived from Crotchety Runt and only coincidentally sounds like a rude word). He’s like Grumpy (from the Seven Dwarves) but without the charm. This is the dwarf that other dwarves find too offensive to be around. Crunt is not evil (Lawful Good actually), he’s just unpleasant, rude and smelly (he’s afraid of ...

Phineus: Magician for Hire Interview – Part 2

The Phineus: Magician for Hire interview with Barry Linck continues Click here if you’ve yet to read the Phinius: Magician for Hire Interview – Part 1. Q6: Has being a Role-play Gamer helped you with creating stories for Phineus: Magician for Hire? Yes, definitely. As well as my theater and film background. Role-playing has gotten ...

Phineus: Magician for Hire Interview – Part 1

Barry Linck creator of the webcomic Phineus: Magician for Hire takes the hot seat Q1: What is ‘Phineus: Magician For Hire’ about? A1: Phineus is a fantasy/horror/sci fi comic, published on the web, about a paranormal investigations team. Phin and Sara Beam make up the Beam Agency. The married couple solve all manners of supernatural ...

Rival Angels Interview – Part 2

The Rival Angels interview with Alan Evans (a.k.a Albone) continues Click here if you’ve yet to read The Rival Angels Interview – Part 1. Q6: Fight scenes require challenging poses – do you use models or other referance material? Are they moves genuine wresting moves? A6: Yes, they are 100% real and accurate moves and ...

Rival Angels Interview – Part 1

Alan Evans (a.k.a Albone) creator of the webcomic Rival Angels takes the hot seat… Q1: What is ‘Rival Angels’ about? A1: Rival Angels is about four girls trying to make it in professional wrestling and find that surviving their battles with each as room-mates is a completely different matter. The four girls in question are ...

Valentine’s Day Sex Drive 2012

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! This year Epic Fail is participating in the Valentine’s Day Sex Drive – essentially an excuse for webcomic characters to take their kit off!! For mine Amuletts is giving Dirk a bit of a suprise in the woods. You will also find links to the other participating webcomics at the bottom ...

Clodin fells a Giant

Clodin fells a Giant via his favoured technique: Kneecap, kneecap, back of the head. How else could a Dwarf take down something so big? This is the second piece of Epic Fail character art for the Wagon Webcomic Battle cardgame. ...

The Drunken Fools Interview – Part 2

The Drunken Fools interview with Antoine Gagnon continues… Click here if you haven’t read The Drunken Fools Interview – Part 1 Q6: Do you think ‘The Drunken Fools’ encourages or discourages excessive drinking and alcoholism? A6: Neither of them. The target audience is obviously adults and I believe each one of us has to make ...

Drunken Fools Interview – Part 1

Antoine Gagnon takes the hot seat to answer questions about his humour webcomic ‘The Drunken Fools!‘ Q1: What is ‘The Drunken Fools’ about? A1: The Drunken Fools is a webcomic where sobriety is overrated. It all started with four friends in their mid-thirties, refusing to give up their college years of partying and boozing. But, ...

Amuletts Playing with Fire

Finished the artwork for the first Epic Fail card for the Wagon Webcomic Battle. It’s Amuletts doing what she does best – playing with fire! Man that fire was fun to do! ...

2012 News

Okay there’s a number of subjects covered in this post so I’ve used subheading. COMIC CREATORS FOR FREEDOM Good news everyone! The Comic Creator’s for Freedom Wallpaper raised a staggering $7,500 for charity. If you participated in the fundraiser give yourself a well deserved pat on the back for striking a blow against human trafficking. ...

Epic Fail in Epic Snowball Fight! – Comic Creators for Freedom!

This Wednesday (11th Jan) is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. To participate I joined over 100 other comic creators in creating a fabulous wallpaper based on the theme EPIC SNOWBALL FIGHT! To get it you need to donate to Comic Creator’s For Freedom and the money goes to charities dedicated to the prevention of human ...

Plushie Vorlon

Merry Christmas everyone! Here are some pics of the Christmas Pressent I made for my sister who loves Babylon 5 (as do I!) – it’s a Plushie Vorlon! Kosh specifically, the cuddly one. ...

Sunday Sketch #16 – 25 Essential Expressions

I decided to do this exercise because I love expressions and it is good to practise character consistency. I’m not completely happy with all of them so I’ll probably redraw a few. I might possible ink/color them later… I’m not sure at the moment. Please do leave me your feedback and constructive critism – I ...

My Favourite 5 D&D Player Characters

First, Clarky The Cruel posted a blog about his favourite 5 Player Characters, then Ramblings of the Easily Distracted shared his top 5 in response; now I’m the third in the chain. So here are my Favorite 5 D&D Player Characters. I’m sure many of you will be wondering why I haven’t included Amuletts. Well, ...

My Little Pony – Failure is Epic!

At the beginning of My Little Pony ‘Friendship is Magic‘ you always see a picture of all the characters which Twilight Sparkles has presumably sent to Princess Celestia. So I decided to make my own in the same style using the characters from Epic Fail. I’ve posted all the characters individually so you can go ...

Sunday Sketch #15 – My Little Pony Yoru

This Sunday sketch is of Yoru, the half-demon boy, as a My Little Pony. With it I complete the task of drawing all Epic Fail’s characters as Ponys. I drew him as a Pegasus because he’s different from all the other characters, and I hadn’t done one yet! He doesn’t have a Cutie Mark yet ...

Sunday Sketch #14 – My Little Pony Tinuvielle

This Sunday Sketch is of Tinuvielle as a My Little Pony. She is a Unicorn because she is a magic-user. Her Cutie Mark is the Celtic symbol for female power, or to put it in more modern terms: Girl Power! ...

Sunday Sketch #13 – My Little Pony Clodin

This Sunday Sketch is of Clodin as a My Little Pony. Clodin is a Dwarf so I decided to make him a shetland pony – and a shaggy one at that so I could get his beard in without it looking too weird. He actually turned out pretty cute. His Cutie Mark is a rather ...

Comic Book Review: The Underfold – Best Apocalypse Ever!

I found this collection enjoyable to read; I’ve dipped into ‘The Underfold’ online but never gone all the way back to the beginning, so most of this was new to me. One of the things I enjoy about webcomics is that you see artistic progression – the learning process – and as a creator I ...

Sunday Sketch #12 – My Little Pony Dirk

This Sunday Sketch is Dirk as a My Little Pony! Are you sensing a pattern yet? I’ve used the color of his (new) armor as the colour of his coat, and his Cutie mark is three ginko leaves, a Samurai symbol for loyalty. They look pretty. ...

Sunday Sketch #11 – My Little Pony Amuletts

This weeks Sunday Sketch is Amuletts as a My Little Pony, ‘Friendship is Magic’ style. She’s supposed to be looking a bit devious (don’t know if I pulled that off). She’s a Unicorn for the simple reason she can cast spells, so characters who are spell casters will have horns and those that aren’t won’t. ...

Fan Art from Callous Comics

Click on the Image for a Larger View Carlo Jose San Juan, the creator of Callous Comics, has just sent me this wonderful piece of Epic fail Fan Art featuring Amuletts and Decoy Duck playing chess. He says ‘what many people don’t know is that when I imagine Decoy talking, he’s speaking in a British ...

Movie Review: Mazes & Monsters

This is a 1980’s made-for-tv movie and fulfills all the expectations that come with that description, namely poor quality scripting, acting and special effects. It stars a young Tom Hanks and notably contains footage of the World Trade Center. Based on the novel by the same name Mazes & Monsters is interesting mainly because of ...

Yoru Plushie

Click on the tumbnails for full-sized image. I made a Plushie of Epic Fail’s character Yoru! I made it using the ‘sit pattern  tutorial‘ by BabyLondonStar on Deviantart. It’s made mostly out of Felt with a short-shag fur fabric for the hair. I had trouble finding a light-grey fur for the fringe so I had ...

Tiki Dalek

Someone tweeted about this and I thought it was simply Made of Win. Yes, I’m talking about the TIKI DALEK. In this creation two completely disparate things have been brought together to create poetry in motion. The materials fit the structure so perfectly that one could believe Daleks were MEANT to be made out of ...

Movie Review: Reiki

I interviewed the Director, Pedro Chaves, while this film was in post-production. It is an idependant movie made on a low budget over a very short time period, and we can only dream about what it might have been were more time and finances available, but we have to take it as it is. The ...

Flattr integration with WordPress/Comicpress.

You already know how awesome I think Flattr is, especially for webcomics. Unfortunately it’s still a little clunky to integrate, preventing many people who want to adopt it from doing so. It is easy to add a Flattr button to a single blog post, but if you have a large website it becomes a chore. ...

I should be working on my project…

…but instead I’m procrastinating and watching hilarious videos like this that sum up exactly the way I’m feeling but still don’t help me get on with my project. Sorry I haven’t posted any new comics lately. There will be a new page up soon. Levni Yilmaz makes lots of cool videos and comics like these ...

How to Convert a SWF to an AVI for FREE

The Problem: If you try to export your flash movie from Adobe Flash Professional you will find that it exports only what is in your main timeline, which breaks a lot of objects and effects, therefore making your movie look pretty crappy. Hopefully they will solve this in the future. In the meantime you are ...

Epic Fail Promo Banner

This is a digital painting I did of the whole Epic Fail cast looking fearsome. I’m planning on getting it printed onto an X-Banner which I can take to conventions, speaking of which I have two in May: The Bristol Small Press Expo and the MCM Expo (London). See yout there? ...

D&D Fantasy Miniatures – in Origami!

Dungeons and Dragons is a role-play game – a game of the imagination – so most of the action goes on inside your head; however, in a big, confusing battle visual repressentation can be useful. Among other things, it stops the characters from spontaneously teleporting from one side of the room to the other (without ...

Why I think Flattr is awesome for Webcomics

So. Flattr. You are probably wondering “Flat-err-WHAT?!” having never heard of this thing. I only heard about it last week.  It was released in 2010 so it’s relatively new – less than a year old in fact, and still in beta. Nonetheless I am going to use my powers of prediction to foresee Flattr as ...

Drawing of Dirk – Paladin or Samurai?

A realistic-stlye drawing of Epic Fail’s Dirk posing with a sword. In the version of Dungeons & Dragons I play we use a deities system where Clerics and Paladins can choose to serve a specific God. Dirk serves Amaterasu, the Japanese Goddess of the sun, and I therefore consider him to really be a Samurai. ...

Webcomic Review – Jake the Evil Hare

Jake the Evil Hare‘s tagline is: What happens when a very bad jackrabbit goes good? Jake is an Anthromorph, or ‘Furry’ if you prefer, which the comic explains in a ‘Secret of NIMH‘ / evil-scientific-experiment-gone-wrong kinda way. He’s also evil and a bit of a dick, fond of random violence and justifying murder to his ...

Superman’s Epic Fail

Okay, I think it’s time for me to start blogging again about things I find funny or awesome. In this case it’s both! ‘Even Heroes Have Bad Days‘ is a sculpture by Marcus Wittmers and took part in Berlin’s ‘Heroes, Freaks and Superrabbis‘ exhibition last year. The title says it all really. Well, when you’re ...

Old English Sheepdog Pencil Drawing

Another doggy drawing! This is the commission I got from one of the friends I play D&D with. I was for his girlfriend as a Valentines Day present because they both adore Old English Sheepdogs and want to have one as a pet one day. Aww! Apparently she loved it, and now I can post ...

Labrador Puppy Pencil Drawing

Photo: Clownfish I haven’t drawn anything photo-realistic in a while so I thought I’d see if I could still do it! What do you think?I’m quite happy with it. I love the puppy dog eyes, and I think the eyes are the most important bit to get right because they’re always the thing that grab ...

Movie Review: The Gamers 2 – Dorkness Rising

A Sequel to The Gamers, Dorkness Rising is even better, like the first with all it’s rough edges smoothed off. From the first few seconds Dorkness Rising gleams with professionalism – it’s still an Indie production, for sure, but Dead Gentleman Productions have teamed up with Epic Level Entertainment to produce something to easily rival ...

Ruined Wall

Happy New Year everybody. Watercolour painting of a ruined wall and a bunch of weeds, heh. I like painting old stone – or brick in this case. Lovely, yummy lichens and such. ...

D&D Christmas Tree Ornaments

OMG! This is just too cool: hand-made Christmas tree ornaments that look like D20s! I know you’re all wondering “what do D20’s have to do with the birth of Christ?” The answer to that is JESUS SAVES! Just like rolling a 20. See what I did there? All Christians now have a perfectly valid reason ...

Wayward Fall Interview – Part 2

The Wayward Fall Interview with Taversia continues… Click here to go back and read part one. Q6. What challenges do you face in a Live-Action (photo) comic compared to a cartoon one? A6. Aside from the obvious health risks involved, such as standard fight choreography and the slave-driving of hungry, sleep-deprived actors who are often ...

Wayward Fall Interview – Part 1

Taversia, author and artist for the Vampire webcomic Wayward Fall, takes the hot seat. Q1. What’s your webcomic ‘Wayward Fall’ about? A1. Over the course of the past couple of years that Wayward Fall has been online, its storyline has continued to unravel and evolve. I first began the comic with my co-writer, AntiType, in ...

Movie Review: The Gamers

The Gamers is an Independently produced comedy by Dead Gentleman Productions, and focuses on a group of student role-play gamers (I can confidently say they are playing Dungeons & Dragons – I recognise the books). It fully embraces the concept of this being a game and interchanges between the game-world and the real-world, which adds ...

Asrai

An old watercolour painting that I finally finished. Asrai is a type of water faerie that loves to bathe in the moonlight (which is what I fancy she is doing) but if she is captured or exposed to sunlight turns into water. ...

Sea Gate

No comic this week, so here’s something pretty for you to look at. ‘Sea Gate’ Watercolor painting by Amy Letts ...

Webcomics: What’s Cooking?

‘Webcomics: What’s Cooking’ is a charity cookbook in support of American & Canadian food banks. Over 50 top webcomics (including Epic Fail) have collectively contributed thousands of hours to making this book possible. It features food-themed comics, each with an accompanying recipe to keep you fed through breakfast, lunch and dinner. Comics + Cooking = ...

Prepare to Die Interview – Part 2

The Prepare to Die interview with Michael Dellheim continues, now on the subject of the WAGON Webcomic Battle Card Game. Click here if you haven’t read the Prepare to Die Interview – Part 1 Do you have any hidden talents? Oh I have many hidden talents, like um actually I can’t think of anything specific. ...

Prepare to Die Interview – Part 1

Michael Dellheim, creator of the RPG webcomic Prepare to Die takes the hot seat. What’s your webcomic Prepare to Die about? In the simplest terms, “Prepare to Die” is a webcomic about three tabletop roleplayers who somehow get sucked into their own gaming campaign. Inside the game we find a world that was created by ...

The NaNoWriMo Song

Thanks to the internet’s Indie music scene Geeks now have their own soundtrack and it’s called ALLCAPS. The Band consisting of Kristina Horner and Luke Conard have a repertoire of geeky songs including ones about Comics, Robots, Zombies, World of Warcraft and Harry Potter. But this month November, or National Novel Writers Month. I have ...

The 30 Characters Challenge

This is cool and if I’d heard about it earlier I would have totally signed up! ‘The 30 Characters Challenge’ is to create 30 new characters in 30 days, one for every day in November*. Because there can never be too many characters, right? Who’s with me? This is a great website to visit for ...

Halloween Skull Facepaint

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! I’m pretty crazy about facepaint, I wish I had more time/excuses to do it. I had these pictures hanging around from a while ago and I figured they’re scary, it’s Halloween, why not post ’em? This is a facepaint of a skull, although probably not anatomically correct. I was going more for ‘that’s ...

Movie Review: Dungeons & Dragons 2 – Wrath of the Dragon God

After the atrocity of Dungeons & Dragons the Movie it’s doubtful whether any sequel ever had lower expectations than this. Fortunately things could only get better. Wrath of the Dragon God could not be more different from its predecessor, and it’s gratifying to see criticism being used constructively. Set in Ismer a century on the ...

Webcomics Cookbook to Feed the Hungry

The collaborative Cookbook ‘Webcomics: What’s Cooking?‘ organised by TGT Media and featuring custom comics from numerous webcomic artists (including me) is set to raise money for food banks across America and Canada – just in time for Thanksgiving! ‘Feed your Family – Feed the World‘ is it’s moto, so make sure you support this fantastic ...

Movie Review: InAlienable

Dr. Eric Norris (Richard Hatch) is infected by an alien parasite producing a tentacled offspring which shares his DNA and embarks on a legal battle for custody over the ‘child’. An interesting and original concept full of promise but which fails to fulfil its potential. There’s a rumour that Director Robert Dyke kidnapped the Stars ...

Oxford Comics Creators Unite!

Luke Surl and myself are forming a comics club in Oxford (UK) called ‘Oxford Comics’ (so far at any rate!) It’s for anyone who makes comics (or would like to) in Oxford or Oxfordshire. Its first meeting is this coming Saturday the 2nd of October at 2pm at Far From The Madding Crowd. It’d be ...

Cosmic Hellcats Interview – Part 2

The Cosmic Hellcats Interview continues with Chris Maverick, and its Artist Maximillian joins us. Click here if you haven’t read Cosmic Hellcats Interview – Part 1. Hmm, you’d need to find some very dedicated cos-players… which leads me to ask: If you were a character in a Sci-Fi show who would you be and why? ...

Cosmic Hellcats Interview – Part 1

Writer Chris Maverick (Mav) takes the hot seat to talk about his Science Fiction webcomic  Cosmic Hellcats. Mav explains what Cosmic Hellcat Adventures is all about: Cosmic Hellcats follows the exploits of a scrappy crew of catgirl Science Ninjas as they explore the universe while battling aliens, robots, gigantic four-dimensional children, pirates, monsters, the laws ...

Vote for your Favorite Badge Designs

I’m planning on getting some button badges made up to bring to Conventions; I’ll also be selling them in packs of 4 via my online store. It’d really help me out if you could tell me your favorites. Look at the pictures below and vote for the four you like best. The ones that get ...

Dungeons & Dragons is a Piece of Cake

Dungeons & Dragons is a piece of cake so long as the Dragon you’re slaying is made out of cake then an ordinary kitchen knife will do the job! But, seriously, when Mike’s Amazing Cakes created this Birthday Cake of a Red Dragon clutching a D20 they created a work of art. And that’s a ...

Webtoon ‘Minion’s Quest’

Good News everyone! Jonathan Ian Mathers, creator of the animated cartoon series Neurotically Yours starring Foamy the Squirrel, is venturing into the realm of Fantasy with a new web series. It’s called Minion’s Quest and follows the adventures of a Succubus, Velosa, who, upon being summoned, arrives to discover her Master nowhere to be found; ...

brushie brushie brushie

This is my additition to the brushie brushie brushie meme which started with a bat having it’s head brushed by a blue toothbrush (so cute) and spiraled into a series of images using the same motif created by different people. Thus we have been brought such delightful imagry as Picard transported from dispair to delight ...

Fan Art for Children of the Tiger

This Fan Art is of Kinrou from the Fantasy webcomic Children of the Tiger by Melissa Stone aka purenightshade. I am every grateful to her for being the person to introduce me to the fact there is a webcomics community out there, and I read her webcomic regularly. This version of Kinrou is based off ...

Fan Art for Wayward Fall

I drew some more fan art, this one of Vigana from the fantasy webcomic Wayward Fall by Taversia Borrelli (now there’s the name of an Artist if ever I heard one)! It’s a fairly adult webcomic with plenty of violence, a dash of sex and a dark, Gothic feel – but what do you expect ...

Fan Art for Dungeon Legacy

FAN ART SNEAK ATTACK! This is a drawing of Karlaia, a Tiefling Wizard, from the webcomic Dungeon Legacy by George Ward (aka DungeonWarden), and like Epic Fail it is also based on Dungeons & Dragons, but the more modern 4th Edition variety. ‘Saving the world one Dungeon at a time’ since 2008, Dungeon Legacy boasts ...

Self Portrait

I have it in my mind to redesign amuletts.com as it’s, like, a decade out of date. I think it should say ‘This is me’ and be a portal to all the things I do and my places on the web. A hub as it were. So the front page should have a picture of ...

Caption 2010 Report

I went to Caption Comics Convention at the weekend, which is based in the city I live, Oxford. Considering I’ve been here for the past 7 years I should probably have attended it before now, especially since last years theme was ‘Away with the Fairies’ of all things. I love faeries! And I missed it! ...

Interview with Director Cisco Davis Jr. on ‘The Peculiars.’

Director and Producer Cisco Davis Jr. talks about The Peculiars – an Indie Superhero film set to start filming this autumn. Something peculiar is coming… First things first, What is The Peculiars about? The Peculiars is a actually a spin-off of my webcomic “The Pure and Hidden Truth” (www.pureandhiddentruth.com). It tells the story of a ...

Movie Review: Dungeons & Dragons (2000)

I’m starting to believe that Dungeons & Dragons is to film what Macbeth is to Theatre: cursed. Invoke the name and you spell disaster. Perhaps you’ve seen the 80’s cartoon series or Dragons of Autumn Twilight? They were bad, to be sure, but this is worse – far worse than you can possibly imagine. Which, ...

Birthday Guest Art 4

A belated but warmly received Birthday present from purenightshade of Children of the Tiger, a good friend of mine. In this picture Amuletts is looking at Kinrou’s right glove which is adorned by a Sacred Gem – a large ruby the size of a ducks egg.  Yeah… I doubt she’s going to give that back ...

Birthday Guest Art 3

This third piece of gift art was given to me by Arne Schulenberg aka Ancire of Union of Heroes and it made me laugh out loud! For those of you who don’t know Union of Heroes is an Alternate Reality German photo-comic. As you can see it has some kick-ass costumes. Man that’s a nice ...

Birthday Guest Art 2

Yesterday was my Birthday and this is a present I was given by George Ward aka DungeonWarden of Dungon Legacy. His comic, like mine, is based on D&D but has been running for a lot longer. In this picture Karlaia and Arlina are handing Amuletts a gift. I wonder what’s inside? Hmm, that box is ...

Birthday Guest Art

Today is my Birthday and I have been given a present in the form of this gorgeous gift art by Luke Healy of Pint Size Pixel and Swanny Nook. That’s simply the best kind of present. Luke Healy is a British artist and we both attended the UK Web & Mini Comix Thing earlier this ...

Dialogue Free Comics Day

Today, May 14th, is ‘Dialogue Free Comics Day.’  It’s a challenge to create a silent comic, a mute comic, a comic where actions speak rather than words.  Talking heads can take a hike.  Show – Don’t tell!  Text, in the form of signs or sound effects are allowed however. Conceived by Noel Curry of D. ...

Movie Review: Kick-Ass

Kick-Ass is an irreverent pulp-style movie you’ll either get extremely offended by or like… a lot. It’s in-your-face, non-pc, and ultra-violent. So basically, if that’s not your bag, stay well clear. The film was independently produced by Matthew Vaughn alongside Mark Millar’s creator-owned comic book, so there is bags of creator input and cross-over with ...

A Future Fail For All

Just a thought before you head to those polling booths… ...

Webcomic Spotlight: Hard Graft

Alan Corbett is a mysterious, calculating, lone-wolf who enjoys killing people in interesting ways. When he rescues kidnapped journalist Kathy Easter she is dragged into his world – and so are we! Gritty violence mixed with real-world politics and international intrigue, Hard Graft is an exciting adventure for mature readers (18+). The Author, Peter Vine, ...

Webcomic War Round 2

So far all the participants are unscathed, but not for much longer! Ancire retreats back to where he started whilst Amuletts tries to intercept.  Taversia heads towards the cluster of pets battling it out in the center.  An Octopus strikes at Haley but she was smart enough to attack at the same time, racking her ...

Webcomic War Round 1

Battle has finally commenced in the Webcomic Planet War. Thanks to the help of my loyal minions (that’s you by the way) and partly due to my own efforts I have been able to create the most powerful weapon in the arena: The Epic Fail Device! (Dun dun duuuuhhh)!  Only three people stand in my ...

Comix Thing 2010 Report

I went to the UK Web & Mini Comix Thing this Saturday (March 27th). I visited it last year and it was a lot of fun but this is the first time I have exhibited a comic anywhere. It was quieter this year (I suspect because of the constant rain) but traffic picked up around ...

Epic Fail at the Comix Thing 2010

Next weekend, Saturday the 27th of March, Epic Fail will be exhibiting at the UK web & mini Comix Thing 2010. You’ll be able to get your hands on copies of Epic Fail #1 so hot of the press they’re on fire!  I also hope to be selling my mini-comic Breakfast Surreal, a collection of ...

Podcasting on Saturday

This Saturday at 8.00pm GMT I will be being Interviewed by Jamais on Webcomic Reviews and Interviews. Show up on Talkshoe and you can listen LIVE and ask questions in the chat. If you don’t think you can make it feel free to post your questions in the comments and I will answer them if ...

ALL YOUR COMIC ARE BELONG TO US!

I make my evil plans know to the world: I also received a pathetic video response from Ancire of Union of Heroes about being bombed in the Webcomic Planet War, which lead to some impromptu singing: ...

Webcomic Spotlight: Mysteries of the Arcana

Mysteries of the Arcana is a Fantasy webcomic and fellow member of the Webcomic Planet Collective. Inspired by Tarot the story involves travel to different universes, or ‘Arcana’ as they are called. As such it is, literally, a colliding of worlds. There are many weird and wonderful creatures to encounter with elements from several different ...

Epic Fail does Epic Battle!

Behold what happens to my enemies! Bow down and serve me! Help Epic Fail to win the Webcomic Planet War by posting this video everywhere: On your websites, blogs, twitter, social networks and anywhere else you can think of. Get the video by visiting it on youtube and grabbing the embed code on the bottom ...

Webcomic Cameos Completed

Thought I would never finish this didn’t you? Well I have, and it only took a year! I started tis during the last Webcomic Planet War and it took another to chivvy me into finishing it! If you recall I was very unhappy about the crowd scene in page 11 Appreciation and wanted to improve ...

Webcomic War 2010

WAAAAAAAAAAAR! Yes, Epic Fail is once again participating in the Webcomic WAR! And this time I intend to win! The theme this year is ‘Evil Genius.’ I have a great idea for a video: one of me sitting in on a high, shadowy chair slowly stroking a guinea pig… At the moment there’s only one ...

Sunday Sketch #9

A page from my sketchbook.  I am practising drawing sword-fighting by copying freeze-frames from combat videos.  When we get some actual fighting in Epic Fail I want it to look right.  Don’t be suprised if you see some of these poses used in the comic. Oh! And for those who want to pre-order Epic Fail ...

Interview with Reiki Director Pedro Chaves

Director Pedro Chaves takes the hot seat and tells us all about his new movie Reiki! Tell me about Reiki the Movie; what’s it about? Reiki is a low budget action-fantasy feature film from Belgium. It tells the story of Vann and Hansel who awaken in a destroyed factory in the middle of nowhere with ...

Sunday Sketch #8: Fog Elemental

Now I’m sure you’re all too diplomatic to say so, but inking isn’t one of my strong points. There’s only one way to tackle that, though, isn’t there?  Practise!  So this is a fully inked drawing using several different types of line.  Yeah, I went for something insubstantial just to make it easy on myself! ...

Sunday Sketch #7: Suicidal Cupid?

Happy Valentines Day everyone! Sadly I don’t have time to do a special comic for Valentines Day, but I hope you enjoy this. I don’t think he’s try to commit suicide, he just wonders what it would be like to fall in love and is willing to take the risk of getting hurt! Heck, aren’t ...

Movie Review: Ben X

Ben X is an emotional and thought-provoking ride by first-time Belgium director Nic Balthazar. Watching the trailer you might be forgiven for thinking this is a movie about the dangers of online gaming. In fact MMORPGs are portrayed realistically and in a positive light. Logging on every day is the one uplifting thing in Ben’s ...

Windows 7 + Wacom Intuos = Epic Fail

Upgrading my operating system from XP to Windows 7 left me with a problem – my Wacom Intuos graphics tablet would not work properly. Specifically I could not switch from ‘pen mode’ to ‘mouse mode.’ A) I’m used to mouse mode B) I have a rather small tablet and two somewhat large monitors which led ...

Sunday Sketch #6: A Pig in the Hand…

Okay, so it’s not a Sunday, but my computer was crashing like crazy yesterday! Anyway here you go – a tiny little baby pig sitting in someone’s hand – how sweet! And yes, baby guinea pigs really are this small! I think I’ve copied all the picture of my calander that I want too, the ...

Movie Review: Coraline

Coraline is a Children’s horror film and, unsurprisingly, has been quite controversial within parental forums with some arguing it is too scary for it’s PG rating. The Nightmare Before Christmas – also directed by Henry Selick – provoked a similar reaction yet is a firm family favourite with a strong cult following. It’s very different ...

Sunday Sketch #5: Pig Pig Pig!

Aww, guineapigs are sooo cute! ...

Movie Review: A Dog’s Breakfast

The cleverly named ‘A Dog’s Breakfast’* is an independent comedy written, directed and starred in by David Hewlett – whom you may recognise as Dr. Rodney McKay from Stargate: Atlantis. In fact there are more than a few cameos from the Atlantis cast including Hewlett’s real-life sister Kate (Jeannie), Paul McGillion (Dr.Beckett), Christopher Judge (Teal’c) ...

Sunday Sketch #4: Hat or not Hat?

Two sweet little guinea pigs sitting in a hat. ...

Movie Review: AVATAR

I have seen Avatar twice at the cinema, both times in 3D. The first time I found the 3D distracting, probably because I am not used to it. True, the three-dimensional effect is not ‘in-your-face;’ it is used to enhance the movie and create greater immersion, a feeling of ‘being there;’ however there are a ...

Epic Fail on Y2CL Radio

I was interviewed about Epic Fail on Y2CL Radio and you can listen to or download the podcast here.  Aside from me talking about fascinating things you can hear some great music by Sam Letts (my sister) and Dave Letts (my Dad). A quick warning – it’s 18+ and deserves that rating. ...

Sunday Sketch #3: Gamer Guinea Pig

Yeah, I’m still copying Guinea Pigs off my Calendar.  This one’s sooo sweet with his little dice. ...

Webcomic Spotlight: LINT

LINT follows the journey of Sangwine Schloeffle, an exiled elven prince, whose family has been murdered and kingdom usurped by the evil Fang, Overlord of Darkness! LINT is, and will probably always be, one of my all time favourite comics.  I started reading it when it was still in pencil and the fact that it ...

Sunday Sketch #2: Pig in a Blanket

Another sketch from my old 2009 Guinea Pig Calendar.  This one’s supposed to be a under a blanket but because it’s a tassley blanket it kinda makes it look like a long-haired piggy.  Anyway – it’s CUTE! ...

Wish Epic Fail a Happy Birthday

Epic Fail is one year old today and Amuletts and I are fighting over the cake!  So wish us a Happy Birthday in the comments below and at the end of today I’ll randomly select five people from the commenters to receive a piece of  gift art.  Yes, it’s reverse Birthday – I’m giving the ...

Cameo Catch-Up

Last year I missed a couple of Cameos so I thought I’d take this opportunity to play catch-up and show that I appreciate them. First up Tinuvielle appeared in LOVEFEAST, hanging out in the Institute for Training in the Arts of Death and cheering on ‘delicious conflict.’  Well well, isn’t she a dark horse? LOVEFEAST ...

Snow Fairies!

Guess what my new favorate toys are? That’s right they’re Flitter Fairies! I was lucky enough to recieve two, Daria and Alexa, as Christmas Pressents and wanted to see if I could fly them both. Doing that whilst simultaneously opperating a video camera was challenging to say the least especially combined with the wind and ...

Pre-Order Epic Fail #1 (please)?

On the 27th of March this year I will be taking Epic Fail to The UK web & mini Comix Thing.  It will be my first time as an exhibitor so I am both excited and nervous.  And, of course, if I’m going to show at a Comics Convention I will need some comics!  That’s ...

The WAGON Webcomic Battle Delta Deck Presale

If you haven’t heard of the WAGON Webcomic Battle then I feel it’s my duty to tell you how AWESOME it is.   It’s a card game a bit like Magic or Munchkin only cooler because it uses characters and plot devices from webcomics.  Sadly these do not include Epic Fail but I’m sure, given time, ...

Chore Wars – Keeping Gamers Clean since 2007

I’m certain there is a slew of people out there who have made New Year resolutions to be cleaner and tidier, but, lets face it, would much rather be playing games.  Well help is at hand because with Chore Wars you can do BOTH! Chore Wars is designed so that you and your household can ...

Sunday Sketch #1: Piggy Nom

I love Guinea Pigs and have two of my own: Haley and Sabine, named after characters from Order of the Stick. This is not one of them. As 2010 has arrived it is time for me to throw out my old calendar. It has pictures of Guinea Pigs on it. They’re nice pictures so I ...

My thoughts on ‘School of Saatchi’

School of Saatchi was an interesting reality TV style Art programme by the BBC and gave us a glimpse into the elite ‘Art World’ or ‘World of Contemporary Art’ as I have sometimes heard it called.  It’s nothing like the inclusive world of webcomics and self-representing artists that I enjoy.  It’s a world of Galleries ...

More Fan Art from Children of the Tiger!

Purenightshade drew me this wonderful cross-over piece of Amuletts and her character Kishandren showing off in their gorgeous red dresses, as worn by Amuletts here and Kishandren here.  Together I’m sure they’ll turn heads! You should check out her comic, Children of the Tiger, because it’s totally cool and stuff.  Right now it’s heroes are ...

NEVER Split the Party

This deserved posting because it is just… brilliant! My gaming group and I often produce a verse or two of “Never Split the Party” when the situation calls for it. It’s a good song, although personally I don’t agree with the sentiment. I’m told it’s because I play a Theif. It’s true. But if a ...

Character Sheet style Resume

This is a Character Sheet style Resume by Sean McNally.  He’s a pretty good artist actually.  You can find page 2 here.  I’m not sure what role-play system it’s based on, if it’s D&D then it’s a different system to the one I play. If this is the resume just imagine the interview!  I think ...

Guest Art for Shadowgirls

Check out this guest art I did for the webcomic Shadowgirls. Amuletts may be drunk but at least her chat up line’s original! ...

Dungeons & Dragons the Cartoon meets Live-Action

The 1980’s Dungeons & Dragons cartoon ended with the children still stuck in the Realm. It seems for all their attempts to get home they never did. 20 years on the live-action fan-film ‘Choices‘ revisits them. They’re not children any more, their innocence and light-hearted optimism is now world-weariness. It is an iteresting, mature, and ...

Webcomic Spotlight: Willow’s Grove

A Beagle, a lizard and a Muppet fly into outer space  Sounds like the set-up for a great joke doesn’t it?  Well it’s actually the premise for Willow’s Grove, a Science-fiction Webcomic by Karl Kleese. On the face of it the writing seems simple and funny, but at its heart is surprisingly cleaver.  It combines ...

Fan Art from Children of The Tiger

purenightshade of Children of the Tiger drew this lovely piece of Fan Art as part of her big Halloween art project.  You see Halloween is her favorite holiday, so every day from Oct1st to 31st she’s drawing one of her characters in Cosplay!  Today it’s Kishandren as Amuletts. Receiving it really cheered me up! Check ...

Surfacescapes – Surface table-top Role-playing

Right now the Surfacescapes project is creating a prototype for playing tabletop role-playing games (RPGs) on the Microsoft Surface Table.  And they’re starting with D&D.  They released a demo (shown above) on Vimeo on Oct 18th 2009.  It’s generated quite a buzz.  Is there a geek alive that doesn’t want to play with this puppy?  ...

Fan Art from The Drunken Fools

Antoine of The Drunken Fools drew this really cool Fan Art of Clodin.  He seems to be my most popular character – I have more fan art of him than anyone else!  Must be that dwarvish charm, but I think he earned a lot of kudos for making out with Tinuville. Antoine says “Epic Fail ...

Webcomic Spotlight: Johnny Saturn

A short while ago Johnny Saturn spotlit Epic Fail, now it’s time for me to return the favour. I sincerely doubt I will do it justice but I’m gonna try! Johnny Saturn, in my opinion, is THE superhero webcomic. If you’re a fan of the genre it’s something you really can’t afford to miss. You ...

LGBT Webcomic Charity Art Auction

Many noble webcomic artists have come together, donating art to an online auction to raise money for the Point Foundation, a group that gives scholarships to LGBT students. It runs up to the 24th of July 2009, so act fast if you don’t want to miss out! There are some beautiful pictures you can bid ...

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes!

I’ve made the decision to change how I update the Epic Fail. From now on new updates will be coloured, but not shaded. This is because the shading, pretty though it is, takes me ages! I want to update reliably each week without getting stressed. Late updates aren’t fun for anyone. So, basically, I will ...

Movie Review: Dragonlance – Dragons of Autumn Twilight

This film is bad. Really bad. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mindbogglingly bad it is. I mean you might have been appalled by The Crystal Skull but that’s just peanuts to this. Listen I read the Dragonlance books as a teenager and am, even as we speak, playing through the AD&D Modules. I ...

Epic Fail Spotlit on Johnny Saturn

Pop over to Johnny Saturn, a serious superhero webcomic, and read what they have to say about Epic Fail. ...

Art Interlude: Guan Yin

So here we have a painting I’ve been working on of Guan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy.  Tinuvielle is at a Guan Yin temples in the storyline right now. As my twitter followers will know I’ve had a touch of writers block this week so that’s why I’m doing something different and having an Art ...

Guest Strip at Union of Heroes

Ancire – the creator of Union of Heroes – became my nemesis during the Webcomic Planet WAR! Then we both joined the Webcomic Planet Collective at which point we put our differences behind us.  And by differences I mean Amuletts.  In back-stab position. So that’s what I drew when he asked for a guest strip. ...

Webcomic Spotlight: Cosmic Hellcat Adventures

Who gave these people a spaceship and are they out of their minds? They have guns! GUNS for heavens sake! I wouldn’t trust them with a pair of scissors! But thankfully they’re in a webcomic, so you can enjoy the madness and mayhem in the comforting glow of your own monitor. Amaya, Chaste, Damsel and ...

Movie Review: JJ Abrams’ Star Trek

I watched JJ Abrams’ Star Trek on my Birthday. I’d read some positive reviews – unprecedented given Treks usual reception – but I was still anxious. Resurrecting this mostly-dead franchise could have been no easy task. Failure would have been the final nail in the coffin – Star Trek rest in peace. But could it ...

Promo Amuletts & My Birthday

I was asked to whip up promotional images of my characters by the WCPC, so here’s the first one of Amuletts. As some of you will know it was my Birthday yesterday.  I had a lovely day and went to see the new Star Trek movie.  I got some nice presents, amongst them a Lil’ ...

Web-Series Review: Star Trek Phase II

As all Trekkies will know, the original Star Trek ran for only 3 seasons before getting axed. What isn’t commonly known is that in 1977 Paramount Pictures planned to restart the franchise as a television series called Star Trek Phase II. Nearly all the original actors were signed up, scripts were written, sets designed – ...

Movie Review: The Hunt for Gollum

Filmed in Great Britain and free to watch The Hunt for Gollum is a fan-made Lord of the Rings film based on Tolkien’s appendices. Taking place between The Hobbit and The Fellowship of the Ring, the story follows Aragorn as he tracks Gollum across middle earth to prevent him revealing The One Ring’s location to ...

Webcomic Spotlight: Clan of the Cats

Clan of the Cats is a webcomic with serious longevity. It’s been running for ten years and has an impressive archive that’s, literally, growing by the day! Fortunately for new readers it is divided into different stories and the premise is easy to grasp; Chelsea Chattan is a witch cursed to turn into a panther; ...

Webcomic Spotlight: Capes -N- Babes

Capes -N- Babes is a webcomic that knows its audience: Geeks. It’s a gag comic centred on a Comic Shop in a strip Mall called, funnily enough, Capes -N- Babes. It acts as a forum for geeky discussion on current trends in the comic book industry, T.V and the internet. Its main characters are honest ...

New Painting

I thought you might like to see a comission I’m taking to my Nan.  It’s a watercolour version of an oil painting originally painted by the artist D.Long.  My parents picked it up in a charity shop, and my Nan liked it so much that she wanted one of her own, so my services were ...

Character Meme

Stolen from purenightshade of Children of the Tiger. Pick a character from Epic Fail and I will answer the following questions about them: 01. Full name 02. Best friend 03. Sexuality 04. Favorite color 05. Relationship status 06. Ideal mate 07. Odd Skills/Skills in general 08. Last Amusing Escapade 09. Favorite food 10. Crushes 11. ...

Webcomic Cameos Work-in-Progress

The ‘new’ crowd scene for page 11 with the webcomic cameos is coming along slowly- but it’s coming along! Thankyou for being so patient. I thought I’d give you a small reward by posting a picture of the work in progress. As you can see it still has a long way to go with plenty ...

Comix Thing 2009 Report

On Saturday the 28th March I went to the UK web & Mini Comix Thing. It took me around 3 and a half hours to get there. This was the first one I had ever been to and I wasn’t sure if it would be worth it. (I find travelling on the London Tube, with ...

Epic Fail Spotlit on TGT

The TGT Podcast website just featured Epic Fail as one of their spotlights, so go and read what they have to say.  They do a weekly webcomic podcast featuring interviews with some really top webcomic artists.  It’s one of my favorate things to listen to while I’m working. ...

Dying my hair with Henna

After much deliberation I decided to take the plunge and Henna my hair. I ordered 400g of Henna from a reliable seller on Ebay and ended up using 250g on my hair. I mixed it up in a great big pudding bowl with orange and lemon juice until it was a mashed-potato consistency, then covered ...

Cameo at The Apple of Discord

Epic Fail just got a cameo over at The Apple of Discord. Martin seems to have found a mission that offers a reward this time!  Go and see what they’re up to. The Apple of Discord is a really fun comic that Amuletts would completely approve.  It’s chaotic and unpredictable – you just never know ...

See you at the Thing!

The Thing is a web & mini comics convention that happens every year in the UK – and it’s on tomorrow, Saturday the 28th of March at 10am – 5pm in London. You are going right?  This will be my first ever comics convention and I’m really excited! I know a few of the people ...

The WAR! is over…

The webcomic WAR! is over.  It ended last night when the remaining participants Life’s a Witch and Slightly Off Topic fell in battle leaving my nemesis Union of Heroes the sole survivor – and victor. Epic Fail & Apple of Discord died together when Ant Guy turned out to be a suicide bomber.  Who knew?  ...

Should I henna my hair?

Henna is a plant whose leaves produce a red dye.  It’s translucent and conbines with hairs natural tones.  It’s supposed to be a very good conditioner, making hair strong and smooth.  In addition to this it apparently soothes headaches and migraines (I’m a terrible migraine sufferer myself). You can see from my picture what colour ...

Whatever happened to those Webcomic Cameos?

With one this or another – namely a migraine and internet troubles – the cameos for page 11 did not get done.  These things happen sometime.  I’m still working on it though, and so far it looks great!  I won’t make the mistake of promising when it’ll be up though, because so far whenever I ...

How Goest the WAR?

Thanks to everyone who helped me in the webcomic WAR! by doing things to promote Epic Fail.  As you know I joined the contest two weeks late and was therefore at a disadvantage.  With your help, I not only made up that disadvantage but overtook everyone else in the game.  At the end of the ...

Fanart from Sacred Pie

Today I recieved this brilliant, action-packed piece of fan art from Phil Shaw of Sacred Pie. It’s of Martin, Clodin and Amuletts versus a Cave Troll. I really appreciate the attention to detail here and especially the character nuances. It’s a wonderful mix of action and humour – I only hope I can do as ...

Fanart from Spying with Lana

I just got this fabulous piece of fanart from Sean Harrington of Spying with Lana. It’s of Martin, with his shirt off, looking extremely buff and attractive – as indeed he should! It’s nice for him to get the chance to show his muscles off as they are usually hidden by his armor. Inked in ...

Webcomic WAR! video appeal

I’ve made an animated video as a final appeal in these last few promoting days of Frumph’s WAR! This week we can only gain points for promotion done outside the webcomics community, so I’m hoping this’ll get spread around different blogs and websites. Viral videos FTW! This is my first attempt at lip-syncing. It didn’t ...

My first review and other news

Epic Fail has had a really lovely, positive review at The Soulless Machine, a review blog covering short stories and other stuff. It’s a good place for discovering new literature that’s somewhat outside the mainstream, and is very supportive of small press and self-publishers. You can read their review of Epic Fail here.  I hardly ...

Phineus & Friend Fan Art!

I have three new pieces of fanart to show you all. First up Barry Linck, of the webcomic Phineus: Magician for Hire, has drawn the whole team! His comic, like mine, has roots in role-playing. I suggest you check it out. Next we have two peices done by friends of mine. ‘There is Clodin: natural ...

Friendly Fanart

I have new fanart kindly done for me by my friends to help me in the webcomic war. Okay, it wasn’t spontaneous, I bugged them a bit. It’s great nonetheless. It’s prompted me to try and get the Fan Art Gallery sorted out. It isn’t quite to my liking yet, but you can see some ...

Interview, cameos and fan art!

I’m either popular or an incredible net whore… I wonder if you can work out which? Tonight I am going to be on the Webcomic Reviews and Interviews Podcast, broadcasting at 6pm EST or 11pm GMT. If you make it you can listen in live, join the chat and have the opportunity to ask me ...

How I colour my comic on video… almost!

Some people have asked me how I make my webcomic.  So when I did the Valentines Day bonus page I used a free screen capturing programme called CamStudio to make a video so I could show you.  It wasn’t a 1oo% sucess, so unfortunately you cannot see the whole process from beginning to end.  It ...

Please help me win the webcomic WAR!

I have joined Frumphs WAR! which is a promotional competition between webcomics. I joined it late, so I’m very behind. This is an appeal to you to help me to win it! WHAT CAN YOU DO? Copy this and paste it somewhere: HELP Epic Fail, a comedic fantasy webcomic, to win Frumph’s WAR! Go to ...

I’ve been given my first ever fan art!!!

Purenightshade of Children of the Tiger gave me my first ever fan art!  It’s of Tinuvielle and I think it’s absolutely beautiful.  I literally danced around the room when I got this. I found Children of the Tiger a while ago.  There are some stylistic similarities between our comics, so if you like mine you ...

The UK Web & Mini Comix Thing 2009

As a UK web comic creator I have decided I am duty-bound to go to The Thing this year.  It is the only major exhibition in England for small-press and web comic artists and takes place on the 28th of March at Queen Mary University in London. It will be my first time attending and ...

Personal Review of the Myst Series of Computer Games

  Myst – I like Myst now, unfortunately it was responsible for initially putting me off the series (and point and click games as a whole). Why? Well, it is a very short game, something I did not realise until I replayed (and finished) it.  On first play I got through most of it then ...

X-Fools “Missing Episodes” recovered.

During the 1990s there was an X-Files spoof radio show called “The X-Fools.” They had little five minute episodes that played every weekday, with ridiculous cliff-hangers and lots of radio humour. The interesting thing about this show – or perhaps the most frustrating – is that after it finished broadcasting it disappeared from existence. Finding ...

Baby, it’s cold outside

My little corner of England seems mightily cold at the moment.  It snowed a few days ago, lightly.  Now there’s just this wonderful frost clinging to everything.  Seen in the short hours of daylight it’s incredable.  Magival.  Even the most boring thing looks beautiful with white crystals.  On Thurday there was low cloud so every ...

Hello and Thanks

Hi there and welcome to “Epic Fail.”  (As you can see I have high hopes for this  web comic!)  Thank you for coming, I really hope you bookmark this page and come back often, for what an adventure there is to come! I have many thanks to give this day.  Firstly is The Webcomic Beacon ...