JEFBOT.11_3Speakon September 26, 2007 at 12:06 am
Yes, I’ve finally gotten a PS3. I really was going to wait until next year, when Metal Gear Solid 4 and Final Fantasy XIII get released, but since there are still so many awesome PS2 games to play (Final Fantasy XII, God of War II, Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 – I’m looking at you) I figured I’d better get it now while I can still play those games without any weird emulation glitches. No regrets, either. I haven’t bought any games for it, just downloaded demos so far, including the beautiful (but yes, way too short) Heavenly Sword demo. I also downloaded all of the hi def Heavenly Sword animated shorts which are just beautiful and set the scene for the game, which has been knocked for being painfully short, a factor which isn’t a negative for me, seeing as having time to play a game is at an all time premium, lately. Plus, the Blu-ray movies on the PS3 look absolutely stunning. Possibly even more stunning than the HD DVDs I’ve been playing on my 360 (Children of Men and 300 are must haves, tho), but that may be due to my running the PS3 through the DVI port instead of component, but I digress.
So, yeah. I’m happy with the PS3, but I’ll be happier when Home, Little Big Planet, MGS 4, FF XIII and Assassin’s Creed are released. If you want to hook up with me on the Playstation Network or XBOX Live, just look me up under screen name/gamertag “JEFBOT” on both.
This week’s strip almost didn’t get posted on time, due to me working in Las Vegas for the past few days doing tech stuff at a convention here. I managed to work on the strip at night though, and with a few workarounds, I was able to get it done. Once I had sketched out the characters, I used my digital camera to get it into the computer instead of a scanner, and instead of using an ink brush/pen or Cintiq for the inks, I used a Wacom tablet. Although ghetto, it totally worked. Check the steps out here:
1. Pencil and photograph
2. Ink with Wacom tablet
3. Color with Photoshop
Voila! Rinse and repeat three more times to create a four panel comic while on the road.
Also, sorry to the JEFBOT mailing list subscribers (click here to subscribe!) who won’t get their weekly reminder until I get home later tonight.
Hysterical comic, Jeff. I didn’t know the Japanese could be so funny. 😉
Awesome. Jeffspeak! Hey i got an Imac but I think it’s made in Cuupertino or sumtin…
michael, once again you’re the first poster, and once again you dishonor my people.
fig, sweet. i’ve had my eye on a macbook for a while but those imacs are mighty tempting.
Because I’m not a fan of the video games, I actually enjoyed your three panel “how to make a JEFbot strip” more than the actual strip itself! Sorry!
I have become accustomed to waiting until Wednesdays for the strip though…so I didn’t need a reminder ;)…keep up the good work!
Yeah I added your RSS on my IGoogle homepage so I see the updates.
That looks cool and now that means you can come over and show me how to properly use my ghetto wacom tablet 🙂
laura, no need to apologize – i still love you.
john, a wacom tablet only seems ghetto when weaned on a cintiq. using a camera instead of a scanner is ghetto no matter what.
glad you both needed no reminder that the comic was up.
I totally need the reminder! And even though I forgot Wednesday this totally made my Thursday! Love the strip and Love You.
Alright Jeff! I love this one. I’m with Mike; I never understand all that lingo. However, I love to play the games with those excellent graphics… so I’m glad there is someone out there like you who does! Plus, your animation and color is without a doubt the best I’ve seen online!
hahahaha. nobody understands him when he talks – about anything. remember ActRaiser? Now, that was a cool game – until my mom and grandma wouldn’t let me play it anymore. I guess the whole god-complex thing was kind of scary.
Anyways, you’re the best, as always!
the angry scarf is still my fav. Do some more about your family they sound really colorful.
anonymous, thanks for all the love!
funnyshaffer, wow, i’m blushing! yes, excellent graphics rule. can’t wait to see what all these machines do in the next year or two.
akira, yep, actraiser was the BEST! did i mention i downloaded it to the Wii a few months back? i cleared the first land mass and it holds up pretty well. the music is still incredible! come over and play anytime.
anonymous, yep, the angry scarf seems to be the fan-favorite. i still get emails about it. rest assured, more family strips are percolating.
I’m wondering, do you have a second entertaiment center to house all of your different game consoles? What are you up to now- 15, 30? Just wondering…hehe. Still loving it.
the heat! yeah, space is becoming a problem – i’ve had to retire a couple consoles to make room for the new ones. unfortunately, the ps3 doesn’t have ps2 controller ports, and that means no guitar hero(!) so i have to keep the ps2 around at least until guitar hero iii (with wireless guitar controllers) comes out for the new consoles.
Jeff, you captured the whole world of the gamer and the non-gamer or not-so-serious gamer. I totally empathize w/Michael…I AM Michael. It’s exactly like being in the midst of people speaking in a foreign language.
I love your comics…everything comes together; the writing, the expression, the humor. Fantastic work! They are so much fun to read!!!
jeff your sisters b-day is in 10 days – what are you going to get her? (i’ve seen the angry scarf strip & i’m afraid she’ll go all dexter on you) also, what ice cream flavor are you bringing to her b-day dinner on sunday, 10/7/07?
chicken… buck buck bbbucckkk
anonymous, thanks! that’s exactly what i was going for, so glad you enjoyed it.
other jeff, you’re awesome. thanks for the comment.
anonymous, er, i don’t know, chocolate raspberry? um, why don’t you email me and we’ll talk privately.
whut is your PS3 log in?
for strictly Warhawk porpoises.
PS3 username : JEFBOT