Happy trees, Combes. Happy trees.

Captain Quail 30 - Art (Nov. 8, 2013)

Art, and the desire to make art, is why this comic exists in the first place. Allison, who draws the comic, is far more talented at visual art than I will probably ever be. That doesn't stop me from wanting to create, to see my ideas come life, and I consider myself really lucky to be working with someone who has the same drive. 

When I say I'm not much of an artist, I mean my visual artistic skill is somewhere on the order of Combes from today's strip. I can see the picture in my head that I want to create, but I don't have the skill and experience to create it. The best I can do is try to describe it with words, so words have become my artistic medium. Words and code, anyway. A brief digression: Code is, in many ways, the ultimate artistic experience for someone who lives in the world of words. I can write something in text, and wonderful images and experiences appear on a screen. That's a form of magic that I hope to emulate in my writing someday.

Speaking of art, this week's Webcomic o' the Week is Ava's Demon. Alison suggested the comic to me because of its incredibly striking art and coloring, and I fell under its spell almost immediately. The story being told is a rose of complexity; each time you peel back a layer you see more petals you didn't know were there. This can be a bit much to handle at certain times in the story, and I admit the comic almost lost me once or twice. A desire to see more of the gorgeous art in Ava's Demon carried me through, and I'm glad it did. I now feel fully immersed in the story, and can't wait to see what happens next. 

If you have a comic you think we should talk about, or a game we should play, let us know in the comments. 

That's it for this week! Have a great weekend.



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