Review 5. Oct 17, 2013
Turkey Wang Chibi Comic Review for Web-comics Wednesday, Super-comic Saturday, and Mega-comic Monday Reviews
Welcome to Web-Comic Wednesday, Super-Comic Saturday, and Mega-comic Monday Reviews! Review blogs are incredibly popular, and comics are a near infinite source free illustrated fiction books to review. Each comic we review is the winner of the “FH7 Web-comic Weekly Winner Award”, and the author can feel free to post “Award Winning” on their comic. My Technorati rating this week is 21484 (up from its lowest popularity rating of 40878) at Frozen History Seven Publishing out of about 3 million entertainment review blogs. It is listed here: technorati.com It is getting to be a big deal in book promotional blogs even if it is still at hobby status.
Name of Comic: Turkey Wang Chibi
Grade: So far so good **** four out of five stars.
Location of Comic: http://turkey-wang.deviantart.com/ http://www.gaiaonline.com/journal/journal.php?mode=archive&u=20834275
Username of Creator: Turkey Wang
How I Found It: Gaia Online Zomg Art Voting Area
Major Themes: Fantasy and Gaming
Days of Update: No Regular Days
Will it Continue: Outlook Good
Reviews: This week’s Web-comic Wednesday Review is the online comic “Turkey Wang Chibi”. Done by a young lady who goes by Ann, and admits to the age of 20 these comic images are typical of the “video game promotional” genre. A major way to promote your web-comic art is to do fan art for a game, and post your homepage url on the image. Then post it to the video game chat forums. This promotes your personal art with the massive popularity of the video game’s chat forum. Thus the game’s advertisement dollars work for you. The games get and retain so many extra fans this way that they have begun not even caring if the art is game related fan fiction at all. Games have begun working art in the chat forums into the game, and give you game points and gold for posting art.
Part of these the point of these reviews is not just to compliment art, but to answer the question “Where do all the Web-comics come from, and why do people make them.” This week I wanted to focus in on the video game chat forum source of the web-comic obsession. MMO (Massive Multiplayer Online) video games have become massively popular on the Internet. Chat forums sprung into being to answer questions like “My character is stuck, how do I get him out of the dragon nest.” But ended up being whatever conversation people wanted to have on the net. Creative people who enjoy great gaming graphics tend to enjoy seeing and making art. This began the sharing of “fan fiction” and “fan art” on chat forums. At first only the best and most game related fan art made it on there by game moderators and Game Masters (I used to be employed as a Game Master at World of Warcraft so I know this) on super popular games like World of Warcraft, and the personal urls were tiny. Now it has become a free for all of posting whatever you want. Art of all kinds is encouraged, and game makers encourage the devoted fan behavior this tends to cause.
A game that drastically promotes comics is Gaia Online Zomg. This game has an area called “art arenas” where people post their art in voting competitions. You earn in-game gold by voting on other people’s art, comics, and poems. These people in turn vote on yours. The art can have a statement, and your personal url with DeviantArt url linked to it. These can be to pages selling your art, and can promote sales. It can be game related or not, and it is your choice.
This is how I found the art for Turkey Wang Chibi, a comic posted to DeviantArt. It was a robot My Little Pony, Apocalypse Pony based on the Robot Chicken episode. Date: 03/04/2010 Tags: robot unicorn chibi Comments (7 Comments) The voting on the comic art forum was for the character Turkey Wang, at the address Gaia Online Zomg game Journal http://www.gaiaonline.com/journal/journal.php?mode=archive&u=20834275
were more art was posted. This in turn lead to the DeviantArt page where an entire folder of Gaia art links to the game. It is self described here: http://turkey-wang.deviantart.com/art/Chibi-Maldoror-145551406
“Art commission on gaia online for Maldoror, she gave me a page of avis I could choose to draw and I chose this one, the gothic lolita. This one has a lot of detail so it took longer. I need to practice more with ruffles. Completely done on paint tool Sai.” At this URL where a gothic Lolita styled comic character was drawn, and viewable. My one issue is that this comic does not seem to have its own storyline, or “comic” status beyond fan art. It would be interesting to see the talented images create a storyline of their own.
This gained a great deal more views compared to not being posted to a game forum. People feel a sense of friendship, and an automatic interest in art they see posted next to a game. Video games have a great deal more money for advertisement then many armature artists, so getting their powerful chat forums working for exposure can be a good trick. I say check it out!
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