Mar.17.10 at 08:35 am

If you're a fan of webcomics then you know of the genius that is Axe Cop. A few weeks ago, Ethan, the illustrator, was asking if anyone could color this badass poster he wanted to produce. I took a look and saw the manliest thing I've ever seen, a cop riding a dinosaur with machine gun arms blasting away at a bunch of aliens. That, my friends, is fucking epic. So I fired off an email and volunteered my services and voila! I'm coloring me a machine gun dino!

I'm sending Ethan progress shots as I go and they may or may not show up on the Axe Blog. If you want to see the dark and gritty behind-the-scenes kind of crap that colorists go through, he's posted the first progress shots I sent along. When it's done, I might do some kind of fancy timelapse thingy. Oh, and while you're visiting Axe Cop, be sure to pre-order that badass t-shirt!
Mar.11.10 at 09:06 am

Capcom unleashed the newest Street Fighter to the Super Street Fighter IV roster. The greasy and enthusiastic Hakan is a Turkish Ya?l? güre? fighter which is apparently the Turkish national sport. In Ya?l? güre?, wrestlers lube up with olive oil and go at it. Like all the Street Fighter styles, Hakan's actual use of Ya?l? güre? is probably fairly inaccurate and wildly exaggerated. And just fucking creepy.

If I had to go on character design alone, I would have thought he was some kind of tengu. A tengu is a yokai, Japanese mythical creatures. There are a bunch of yokai that appear in Japanese folk tales, art, manga, and anime. I'm not really up on my yokai lore, unfortunately, but there's this awesome book entitled Yokai Attack!: The Japanese Monster Survival Guide that might be worth checking out. All I know is that tengu typically have longish noses and the ones I've seen have red skin. So I instantly thought Hakan was a tengu.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to the Super Street Fighter IV. Loved the first one although I still haven't unlocked Gouken. Oh, and I just got SFIV for the iPhone. It's actually a lot of damn fun. Button mashing is slightly more difficult, but it's a fun way to get aggression out on the commute to and from work.
Mar.09.10 at 02:31 pm
A few of you are already subscribed to Yellow Peril via RSS. You can also have the comic emailed to you! There are links to subscribe via RSS or email on the sidebar. I haven't quite figured out how to make a separate RSS feed for the comic and the blog so be aware that when you subscribe, you'll get the comic and the blog posts.

Also doing some research on how to get YP on iPhones, iPads, Androids, and other mobile devices.

NOTE: I apologize if you are getting a duplicate of this in the feed. You can see how I screwed up the email link so it didn't quite work. It should work now.
Mar.09.10 at 12:00 am

My brother lives in Redmond, WA and works at this little place called Bungie. And apparently, there's this awesome Japanese place out there called Boom Noodle. I say awesome without actually ever being there because, well, the place is called Boom Noodle! That's fucking awesome!

Anyway, he sent me this photo of something called Ramen Noodle. You know those chocolate bars that use crispy rice for crunch? Ramen Noodle chocolate is kinda like that except instead of rice, they use ramen! *faint*

Now, I'm one of those weird people who don't particularly like chocolate. But this I have to try! I believe Komforte Chockolate is a local Washington brand so I'll have to check it out when I visit my brother the next time. If any of you ¥P fans have tried this stuff, please write us with word on how awesome it is! Because it has ramen and that's fucking awesome!
Mar.08.10 at 12:00 am
A Little Help From My Friends

I got stuck on a pose for an upcoming comic so I asked these guys to help me out. That's Kamen Rider Agito Gills (Thank you One of Many), Kamen Rider Black, and Ultraman standing in for Kane, Bodie, and Ally. The heights aren't correct and the limited articulation of these guys don't really offer much, but my problem was the perspective. I asked them to stand like this while I figured out the angle that was giving me problems.

So if you should notice any of the characters appearing more heroic than usual, blame the Tokusatsu heroes!