Loading Artist

New Emote!

On Twitch the more subscribers a channel has, the more emotes that channel can have. With your support we now have 7 emotes to spam with! Thank you!!

As a token of my appreciation, I’ve made our next emote an outlet for you when I make those excellent jokes and puns. Presenting the newest Loading Artist twitch emote… loadUgh !

Here he is having a great time among the other emotes:

The next stream tomorrow will be a work/chill stream. Not sure what we’ll be working on just yet. Maybe another emote! Maybe a new stream overlay animation! Maybe none of the above!

If you wanna know when I’ll be LIVE in your timezone, check out this handy calendar!

Happy Closer to Death Day!

It’s my birfday!

Thank you so much for being here, reading this, and being a part of my life. Every day I’m amazed I’m still able to do this full time thanks to all of you (especially my patrons!).

The downside to birthdays is that they make you incredibly aware of how quickly time is passing by and how much you still want to get done. Wait that sounds like I’m dying. I’m not. Well technically we all are. Anyway I’ve put together a to-do list and I currently have 87 tasks I want to get done for Loading Artist alone! This birthday post being one of them. 86!

Looking forward to the future!

But not too much in the future because we’ll be dead.

Winter Gaming

A write up on the games we streamed during December & January, posted in February! So professional!

EDIT: I changed the embedded Twitch clips to links (the automatic semi-preload made the page take too long to load).

Titanfall 2

Pros:
Awesome campaign. Cool details. Smooth gameplay. Punching those helper bots to the ground even though all they want to do is work.

Cons:
I don’t like playing as Titans – I’d rather it was just Fall.

Thanks to KiwiBearz for getting us the game!

 

The Final Station

Pros:
The theme song. Cool atmosphere. Neat visual style.

Cons:
The theme song is not long enough. Bit repetitive (apparently it picks up again near the end though).

Thanks to Senior Fish Face for getting us the game!

CLIP: Dropping Chair Technique

CLIP: FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

 

Overwatch (Winter Wonderland)

Pros:
Got Tracer skin. Got Torbjörn skin.

Cons:
Had to buy Zenyatta’s Nutcracker skin with credits (I NEEDED IT, for I am Tchaikovsky’s great great great great great grandson*).

*dna results pending

 

Planet Coaster

Pros:
Crazy amounts of customization. Easy to use and implement other people’s creations if you’re too lazy to customize. Graphics look great. Can make a skeleton decoration poop dirt over people waiting in line.

Cons:
Tricky to make money (WELL AT LEAST FOR ME (a lot of people online are saying it’s too easy; maybe running a business just isn’t my forte (says the webcomic artist))).

Thanks to Omega Lairon for getting us the game!

 

Enter the Gungeon

Pros:
Awesome style. Awesome gameplay. Quick to enter, hard to master.

Cons:
NOT BEATING THE LEVEL 4 BOSS THAT ONE TIME, COME ON IT WAS SO CLOSE

Thanks to Senior Fish Face for getting us the game!

CLIP: It was LIKE THIS!! IT WAS LIKE THIS!! WARNING: LOUD SCREECHING

 

I am the Eggman

This is a game I helped make with a friend during this year’s Global Game Jam. You can get it from here if you want to play it (download link is at the bottom). NOTE: Your PC will need to be beefy because this game only comes with one setting: EGGSTREME.

Pros:
Eggs.

Cons:
Not enough eggs.

Thanks to Pat, Randy, and myself for making the game!

 

For Honor (Closed Beta)

I’m still getting used to Ubisoft games not being terrible. The open beta will be starting soon if you’re interested in checking it out!

Pros:
Looks amazing. Great animations. Deeper gameplay than I initially thought.

Cons:
I suck (but I eventually started to realize WHY I sucked). Cool faction-based war overall theme becomes a bit redundant when Vikings + Samurai can be on the same team.

Thanks to komocode for inviting us to the closed beta!

CLIP: See yah

CLIP: Baten Arms

 

And that’s a wrap!

It’s been a lot of fun, and I’m looking forward to finishing Resident Evil 7 for February’s post! Already got a few great clips out of that game alone.

Watch me play more games, and/or watch me draw these comics by following me on Twitch! See you in the chat!

Fanimations

Over the years I’ve encountered fan-made animations of Loading Artist comics. Here are some that stand out to me!

This one made by EssenceCartoon was just uploaded the other day (which was what made me write this post) which they based on my Heartbroken comic. It’s definitely the most ambitious cartoon depiction I’ve seen yet, and I like how they kept that Playstation lamp detail.

 

This one by miniestudio was the first fanimation I saw (posted 5 years ago now (oh god, time pls)). I still love the way they animated that bowl. Based on my Breakfast Cereal comic.

The people just weren’t ready, miniestudio.

 

This one kinda freaks me out. Based on my Red Apple comic.

 

These next ones aren’t really animations (they’re dubs), but I like these two and I feel they deserve a special mention.

Based on my Out of Control comic.

 

Based on my Pet Rock comic.

My Best Comics of 2016

I think we can all agree that if 2016 were remembered for anything, it would be Loading Artist’s consistent posting and growth.

Between launching the Twitch stream with the Loading Artist theatre overlay system, actually updating the YouTube page, actually posting on the Tumblr page, launching a new shirt store, and going hard on sharing my comics all over the place, I’d say 2016 was pretty damn good for Loading Artist!

I’m changing the way we do this year’s ‘top 5 comics’ post. I used to sort these out by which comics got the most views on the site, but I realized they’re all pretty consistent. Most of the views that would determine spikes in popularity are usually off-site like on imgur/reddit.

SO INSTEAD I’ve decided to look through the archive of this year and pick out my top 5 personal favourite Loading Artist 2016 comics. I’M PROUD OF ALL MY BABIES, but these are ones that particularly stand out to me. In no exciting order:

 

Fish Outta Water

 

Punstoppable Punishment

 

Nobody’s Problem

 

Emergency Service

 

Spray and Slay

 

And there we go!

Did my favourites line up with your favourites? Maybe I’ve forgotten one. Which ones do you choose?

– Gregor