Just spent the lion’s share of this weekend workin’ on this;
Keep an eye out for a little 5’7″ lady-shaped Iron Bull at SDCC this year
Apparently, jams are serious business.
i need commander on a hat saying that last bit “what i got is strawberry jam!”
Not a hat, a shirt (T or Sweat), doing that same pose :D
Yeah, it’s always good to know how to get out of a jam.
I’m gonna have to kill you now. I must purge this world of those who make bad puns
you must punish them…
Yes. All of the Yes. ALL OF IT!
It looks like midnightDstroyer is in a jam now.
Good bush cooking is *incalculably* valuable. I know a lady who can make a minicake in an orange skin over a campfire.
Peanuuuuut~ Peanut butter (jam!)
Peanuuuuut~ Peanut butter (jam!)
Okay, i gotta lay off Gymboree’s song ^^;;
In case anyone else forgot who Angel was at first…
here’s a link to the plotline that expanded on B52’s back story.
Hang on, Angel was a woman? I honestly didn’t pick that.
She has a pretty hourglass figure with big wide hips. She’s just also a beefcake.
Yeah, I was confused for a minute, since I remembered this one where we have what looks to be the same person with a different name and acting quite male. Then I remembered another one and realized that Angel must be the one on the right. Do I win a cookie?
I have to confess, I had Angel mixed with the James Bond style supersoldier v_v. Now I know better, thanks!
Ace has a broader face, higher eyelids, squarer nose, and lighter skin, but they both have the same hair cut/colour so I can get the mixup (plus it took me forever to get Ace’s face right so he looks different in the first bunch of times he shows up). Ace is kinda based on Daniel Dae Kim, Angel is more Lee Van Cleef (Angel is short for “Angel Eyes”). I try to have characters with really distinctly different features so they stand out from each other even if I let the models kinda drift, but I realized when I started drawing Angel a bunch that I chose similar features to highlight on both of them because there are similar features that stand out to me on both of those actors, and made an effort to push them further apart and emphasize that they have different eye, mouth, nose, and jaw shapes. Tryin’ to learn from my shortcomings and do better in the future.
Huh. For some reason, I always assumed the visual similarity was semi-intentional; since they’re all tube-grown any,ways, it would make sense for the space-future scientists to re-use certain genes if they have the desired effect on the person that comes out, which would result in the corresponding phenotypes repeating themselves too (within certain variance). I think that’s still going to be my headcanon.
Well they are all “family” anyway right?
I also though she was a guy, sorry. I think it’s the jawline that threw me, now that it’s pointed out I can see she’s a she.
Yeah, it makes sense looking back, but this is the first time it occurred to me that she might be female. Goes to show that you can’t judge a book by its cover.
Did nobody notice when she was first introduced Angel was referred to as she?
Bit of a giveaway right there.
Also in multiple panels she has visible breasts.
That sounded pervy. To clarify, obvious YET CLOTHED breasts. Together with the hips, very feminine.
I just realized that CMDR Badass does not wear a shirt under that leather jacket.
I think that would be rather uncomfortable.
It’s probably lined with silk or mammoth fur from the inside.
I wear my leather jacket no-shirt at home, it’s very comfy. (But it’s a large jacket and I’m a thin nerd, dunno about a tight-fitting one.)
You have now got me worried about the possibility of his chest hair getting caught in the zipper.
He’s too strong and survivory to be bothered by hair getting caught in his zipper. I just hope he wears something under his jeans – he doesn’t need something else getting caught in a zipper.
It’d break the zipper
Nah…most leather jackets or fur coats, in my experience, have an inner lining of normal fabric.
Weekend well spent! The texture on those horns is dead on!
Hey, fruit preserves are hard to do right, especially if you’re picky about texture.
Strawberry jam is the most important thing in life
Also what in the name of the collective crotch is a survival derby?
I don’t know but it sounds awesome.
Yeah, sounds about right
Watch the second half of Predator and you’ll get what survival derby is in my mind’s eye.
We used to do a thing in boy scouts called the Klondike Derby, go up on top of some local mountains in early febuary with 5-8 ft of snow, build snow shelters then in the morning compete in various events: first aid, orienteering, knot tying, ect, have a cook off, and finish it off with a sled race. I imagine their survival derby to be something similar, but probably more deadly and summery.
And chrome. Don’t forget the chrome.
Well at least Jones learned her lesson about not questioning how a time-traveler doesn’t have time for her this weekend because of a social event in far future :P
After a crazy event like that, you need at least two days to recoup.
I love strawberry, but prefer peach preserves even more.
(•_•). ( •_•)>⌐□-□. (⌐□_□)
I realized a while ago that supersoldiers never have any other skills aside from killing people and being strong and survivory. Don’t they have hobbies? Duke is pretty much the only one who seems to do something aside from killing aliens, even if it’s sexist and brutish. Master Chief doesn’t knit or anything, Gears of War guys only ever mention being married, Solid Snake only smokes in his free time, Naked Snake actually spends all of his free time building armies…
Don’t they live at all outside from their soldiering activities?
Therefore I’m happy that Coela’s comic exists that shows just how much these supersoldiers struggle to do anything aside from violence. And that all the characters have more depth to their personality. So yeah, being a helluva jam maker is actually a lot more character depth than these guys normally get. :D
I haven’t played much Gears of War, but I remember Cole Train doing some Gardening. Although that might still be survivory cos they’d probably all starve to death otherwise.
That was Dom and that was only in Gears of War 3 as “we don’t grow radishes and tomatoes, we don’t eat.”
Solid Snake raced dog sleds up in Alaska before getting dragged back into the whole tactical espionage action gig.
It’s beautifully subtle about it, but this comic rips down quite a few of the macho-man stereotypes while still somehow building up the manly-man image. Coela’s really a genius.
It has been hinted that Solid Snake and Naked Snake smoke weed (with all that herbal ciggies that slow down time) but that is hardly a hobby.
The only tough guy I could think of is JC Denton (that I could speak with any authority of) and his character development could be described as; “a guy with an inability to emote with a body modification kink”.
Well, I’ve heard that marijuana is good for PTSD.
I seem to recall that in DX:HR part of the backstory featured Jensen as getting really into clockmaking which doubled as sort of physiotherapy which helped him get used to his augmentations, from everything from just using them to begin with, to being really full of finesse and precision, given the requirements of the hobby/profession. if you look at the inside of his apartment, aside from the big hidden ammo stash behind his TV and the cereal boxes next to his bathroom (featuring the number one cereal of 2027 I want to try: Augmen-choos) you’ll note a huge table full of gears and bits with a readable manual for clockmaking.
/Sperg Mode disengaged
I bet the Commander’s jam is survivory flavored.
Commander Rock Lobster’s got yer back with the jam.
Angel is wise indeed. Homemade strawberry jam is the shit. Though I hope he wears gloves when he’s cooking; hairy arms + sticky fruit pectin = not good.
awesome, was expecting something like that for an answer
Strawberry jam? WELCOME TO THE TEAM.
…Why aren’t there more super-soldier groups out attempting to recruit The Commander for THEIR survival derbies?
Because Angel is family, he wouldn’t even bother with any other team
Homemade strawberry jam is just about the best thing there is. It’s a wonder Angel didn’t recruit him before.
Survival Derby thing… O.O No freaking way!
Just had a weekend of Derby and went to an event called….. Sur5al! And we do it at least twice a year! You have just blown my mind, and made an excellent end to my long weekend.
I relate to this pretty hardcore (despite having ladyparts myself). It’s my strawberry preserves that people keep me around for, not my firearms or ability to carry a tire iron like it weighs next to nothing!
in a (slightly) serious note, think of CB as the jam procurer. If anyone has super survival skills, having someone to make jelly to the (most likely) blah-tasting survivor meal is a plus.
Gender stereotype flipping! That’s one of my favorite things to try – have the lady be an expert survivalist, the man gets on by his cooking skills, great ideas.
Almost reminds me of Kanji from Persona 4, with the “tough guy” being sensitive with a knack for craft projects: something less expected to give the character a lot more depth.
radar guy/ sir the radar sir it appears to be JAMMED!!!! darth helmet/ jammed. raspberry. there is only one man who would DARE give me the raspberry LONESTAR!
When everyone can kick ass, valued is the purveyor of bubble gum.
When I was doing my obligatory conscript service in the army, I was the only one with a pan. After all, the cooking kit we had on us was terrible and unlike the stuff provided by the army, we didn’t have to meticulously clean our personal stuff after returning to base. Also, the food cooked on the pan tasted billion times better than the same food cooked in the kit.
After I made pancakes one morning, EVERYONE suddenly wanted to borrow my pan. Even the rank and file officers present. So yeah, I was the guy with the pan and I know what you mean.
Wait but doesn’t that derby take place in the future, can’t he just time travel to it another weekend?
Ack! Shut your mouth, you apocalypse-causing fool! Didn’t you see what happened the last time someone thought too hard about time travel?
Remember, time travel works on bullshit.
All it takes is one good skill.
My knowledge of how to butcher a pig had got me open membership in many Zombie survival groups.
That past tense makes me want to contrive an elaborate backstory for that statement.
He butchered something that wasn’t a pig and got kicked out
Jesus crap, his hands are huge in the last panel.
For some odd reason, I keep hearing Patrick Warburton’s voice from when he was doing Buzz Lightyear for the cartoon saying Commander’s lines in the last panel.
He has more of a Tom Waits or Beetlejuice voice. He definitely sounded like Warburton during the Nomura virus arc, though.
Is it just me or is Jonesy looking a little jelous in that last one?
Lol… She’s getting a bit attached, isn’t she?
Making jam is kinda fun, too.
Strawberry preserves, strong, AND surviavory…he’s nearly perfect. The question is…can he lemon curd?
Am I the only one who thinks the helmet looks like a happy little fair folk. The sides of the noseguard look a bit like a smile, and the cheekguards look like legs.
For a moment there i thought you mean Trish from Devil May Cry – for some reason i always misremember her as Angel, before me mory and sense actually kick in…
I had to comment simply to ask: is the post title a Goofy Movie reference?
Wait, nevermind, I just remembered the lyrics I was thinking of and those aren’t them. Ugh, sorry, my bad.
Needs a question mark in the first panel. Also, I tried emailing you about investing in this comic and never heard back. :/
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I don’t know whether it was intentional or not, but I quite like the lack of a question mark on “you wanna hang out this weekend”. Makes the tone of the “question” funnier.
Sweet & survivory flavour.
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