Sad news for fans of amazing webcomics where teenage girls team up with the President to battle hordes of alien bees: Shiftylook, a digital imprint started by Namco to revive "sleeping" video game properties in the form of webcomics, announced today that they were ceasing publication.
According to the official announcement,Bravoman will be ending with its 300th strip, Klonoa with #65, and Wonder Momo at #200. ComicsAlliance favorite Galaga is already finished at 100 strips, and Dig Dug has two more to go.
Back in 2012, Namco launched ShiftyLook with an eye on turning older video game franchises like Bravoman and Rolling Thunder into webcomics, and they've done a good job of it, too. Galaga, in which Ryan North, Christopher Hastings and Anthony Clark reimagined space combat as the story of two teenage girls building spaceships out of giant pixels and blasting off to defend Earth alongside a two-fisted President, was one of ComicsAlliance's best comics of 2013, and now, they're giving the team a second chance at capturing that magic.
Today, North, Clark and Hastings launched DigDug, a short story based on the classic 1982 arcade game. I spoke to the three creators to find out more about how they adapt an 8-bit game into a character-based story, where they find time to take on an additional project and whether they've officially named their team.
Just a year into reviving nearly 20 dormant Namco video games such as Galaga, Dig Dug and Katamari with webcomics by contemporary talent, ShiftyLookis venturing into animation with a new animated webseries based on Bravoman, the site's most popular strip.An extension of writer Matt Moylan and artist Dax Gordine's ongoing ShiftyLook webcomic, the new animated webseries is based on the Bravoman line of arcade/console
What do you get when you blend the creative teams behind Dinosaur Comics, The Adventures of Doctor McNinja and Nedroid? If you're Namco Bandai's webcomic arm, ShiftyLook, you get an all-new ongoing Galaga adventure. Writte
Back in 2010 Floating World Comics in Portland, Ore. firmly established that comic creators and fans dig Namco's iconic 2004 video game Katamari Damacy (and its sequels) with an expansive Katamari-themed gallery featuring talent enow to draw a visit from the game's creator, Keita Takahashi. Flash forward to 2012 and the comics community is sti
ShiftyLook, the webcomic subsidiary of Namco Bandai that revives defunct video game characters like Bravoman, Dig Dug and Wonder Momo, unveiled its future plans at San Diego Comic-Con, introducing the world to three new webcomics and two brand-new web cartoons.
The new webcomic projects will launch over the next three months, with this month seeing Chris Eliopoulous heading up a revival of '90s arcade shooter Golly! Ghost! that's described as ha
ShiftyLook, the force behind reviving dormant Namco Bandai videogame properties like Bravoman, Sky Kid, Xevious, Scar and more as webcomics will turn its attention to throwing a birthday bash. Celebrating the 30th anniversary of Dig Dug this summer, ShiftyLook will launch a collaborative webcomics
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