Announcing The Sunday Funnies!

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Announcing The Sunday Funnies!

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Grab a cup of coffee, put up your feet, and enjoy the first installment of our web comic collection, The Sunday Funnies.

We got so many fantastic entries to our Web Comic Contest that we had a really hard time choosing a winner. So we cheated a bit and named some Honorees, too, including the comics you'll be seeing every other weekend in The Sunday Funnies. If you enjoy them, make sure you show them some love in the comments.

Don't forget to check out the winner of the Web Comic Contest, Critical Miss, which starts this Tuesday, May 18!

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Bumhug Parade

Bumhug Parade is my personal outlet for funny and not-so-funny ideas and whatnot. I try to make every page look as visually unique as possible, experiment with mediums and all that stuff. I hope that this not only entertains myself as an artist, but also you as an reader. You'll hopefully never know what a Bumhug Parade page looks like when you load it up, and when it comes to the jokes, well, let's hope they're okay at least.


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The Escapist Radio Theater

Sometimes a show's just a show, and that's all these five friends want to pull off. With a dilapidated but functional recording studio in their basement, Sam and Evan decide they can put together a kick ass gaming podcast and have a great time doing it. While spending the minimum of costs, of course. Is fame on the horizon? Is it even on their minds? Unlikely. Not while they're a bit too busy with their consoles to notice.


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Name Game

Name Game is a comic about the employees working at a retail videogame store and what they have to put up with for minimum wage. It shows the funny, aggravating, and occasionally disturbing situations these employees would face and the conversations that emerged from them. The scenarios of Name Game are not only entertaining but they are also honest. After months of working at a local Gamestop I know first hand what it's like to deal with customers who discover there isn't much "power to the player". Being one of the only girls employed at Gamestop also made for a unique experience. Name Game shows what we were really thinking while you were browsing the store and un-organizing the walls we spent so much time alphabetizing the day before. With an interesting array of customers, games and store policies Name Game always has a new story to tell. It exposes that a lot more goes on behind the counter then just trade-ins.


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Paused

Paused - The untold stories of characters when the game is paused... Being forced to live out your life as a computer game character can be quite grueling. Alive only when the power is on, these virtual folk get very limited time-off between slamming each other around, getting hopelessly lost in perilous terrain and experiencing death after death after death. In fact, the only break they get is when those six large letters interrupt the action, affording them the time to vent what is truly on their minds.

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My favourite is name game. Sounds like an entry in one of those "You know you play too many videogames when..." threads.

Good idea. The escapist needs more web comics.

Hm... pretty cool. But will new episodes of Critical Miss appear on the Escapist on Tuesdays( and in that case, is it every other Tuesday, or every Tuesday)?

These four are all quite funny, tough i didn't like Bumhug Parade that much. I'm a bit surprised Paused made it here, i thought the first tries weren't that great. But this one is funnier, so that settles that.

I seem to like The Escapist Radio Theater the most, the art style is nice , too.
In conclusion, looks like The Escapist managed to get some nice stuff on their page. Well done, and thanks!

Will be enjoying this!

Well this was a pleasant surprise. I especially like paused, but what about manly men doing manly things? (I think that's what it was called) It was hilarious.

Well, you got the 'Sunday' part right. I wouldn't wish to appear unecessarily harsh, but I hope future episodes will contain some humour and expand beyond what CAD, VGcats and every other webcomic has already done.

Looks good, a perfect addition to my sundays.

What happened to Out Of Tens? And Girlie's Don't Game?

i really like this idea and have now read them all all seem interesting i would definately read every week

Yeaaaaaah! The internet is notoriously empty on the weekends, this will hopefully liven it up!

Im confused..

Are these the winners of the Escapist Webcomic contest held beck in Febuary?

Cause I remember a very different winner.

I look forward to entertaining you all :)

Da Joz:
but what about manly men doing manly things? (I think that's what it was called) It was hilarious.

Coelasquid has gone ahead and made her own website for her comic. It's been running for some time now! Go ahead and check it out, it's pretty awesome. http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/

Ah good! I was wondering when this Webcomic was going to start. Shame I never entered, but I can't draw so maybe it was for the best.

Calumon: He had a really good idea too. : /

I loved that Name Game comic. It's so true, so very true.

That was damn entertaining! :D
I'm going to be reading these every other Sunday :)

Thats pretty cool! Something to keep me entertained on a Sunday!

Cool! Now I have something to look forward to on a Sunday.

.....Wait.
That came off wrong.

Excelent idea. The Escapist winds down over the weekends, and its great to have more cool content to look forward to.

Susan Arendt:

We got so many fantastic entries to our Web Comic Contest that we had a really hard time choosing a winner. So we cheated a bit and named some Honorees, too, including the comics you'll be seeing every other weekend in The Sunday Funnies. If you enjoy them, make sure you show them some love in the comments.

Thank you, thank you for the shear awesomeness of this new web comic thing.
Now if you guys would

fix that darn roof!

Every thing will be perfect.
Roof=the website that's been acting awfully cluncky lately. And I mean awfully!
Edit: I hope you're paying these guys(and galls) well, because they're making a really good job. Oh and did I mention "the roof"?

Really cool, i always knew there was something missing from Sundays. I liked The Escapist Radio Theater one the most. :D

Good to see new features but these comics weren't really doing it for me. I hope they grow into their role and develop.

Where is the winner of the previous contest? I thought her comic showed a lot of potential.

psudonym:
I look forward to entertaining you all :)

Da Joz:
but what about manly men doing manly things? (I think that's what it was called) It was hilarious.

Coelasquid has gone ahead and made her own website for her comic. It's been running for some time now! Go ahead and check it out, it's pretty awesome. http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/

Thanks for the tip, I bookmarked that page and added it to my regularly read webcomics.

My mother said that I should pick the best one and Escapist Radio Theater are it.

Not to be offensive or anything.But the last time you guys tried Sunday Funnies,it kinda failed.Although I have higher hopes for this.

psudonym:
I look forward to entertaining you all :)

Da Joz:
but what about manly men doing manly things? (I think that's what it was called) It was hilarious.

Coelasquid has gone ahead and made her own website for her comic. It's been running for some time now! Go ahead and check it out, it's pretty awesome. http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/

Well thats my question answered. Thank you

OT: Very nice! Glad to see some returning!

I really like the idea of more web comics, I just found all of these to be lackluster. Maybe next week will be better.

So... Out of Tens was not the winner? What exactly happened to the webcomic contest? Suddenly people who did win apparently didn't and people who weren't even honoraries are getting webcomics.

I'm confused and frightened.

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So wait... Out of Tens won the contest... What the heck is Critical Mass?

If the people who made Out of Tens decided not to go for it for whatever reason or it just didn't work out, it would have been nice to hear about it, Escapist.

You're starting to get notoriously bad for this kind of thing...

[Edit]: Thanks for the explanation, can't honestly think of why the name would need to be changed though... Out of Tens was actually a fairly clever name, Critical Mass just sounds like a bid to seem 'hardcore' for no reason...

... I'm also some-what disappointed that my one didn't end up there, but then again the near-enough non-existent feedback I got about it on the contest page (despite being an honourable mention) I'm not surprised...

Self esteem points -10

Bluh...

Although now I think of it, my entry was entirely introduction of the characters coupled with whoring myself out to the judges and staff...
So I guess they wouldn't work...

If they want New ones from me however...

<-Fan. I never know what to do on Sundays. I mean, besides work.

eh... they better not suck. o wait. they already do :3

Critical Miss is Out of Tens, sorry if that caused any confusion.

Slycne:
Critical Miss is Out of Tens, sorry if that caused any confusion.

O thank god. I was kinda pissed off when i didn't see Out of Tens on the list. Do you know what brought on the name change?

Good thing you cleared that up. I think Out of Tens is a better name though :p

Feh, I'll give them a few more weeks to get better. I'm not too impressed yet.

Archemetis:
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So wait... Out of Tens won the contest... What the heck is Critical Mass?

If the people who made Out of Tens decided not to go for it for whatever reason or it just didn't work out, it would have been nice to hear about it, Escapist.

You're starting to get notoriously bad for this kind of thing...

[Edit]: Thanks for the explanation, can't honestly think of why the name would need to be changed though... Out of Tens was actually a fairly clever name, Critical Mass just sounds like a bid to seem 'hardcore' for no reason...

... I'm also some-what disappointed that my one didn't end up there, but then again the near-enough non-existent feedback I got about it on the contest page (despite being an honourable mention) I'm not surprised...

Self esteem points -10

Bluh...

Although now I think of it, my entry was entirely introduction of the characters coupled with whoring myself out to the judges and staff...
So I guess they wouldn't work...

If they want New ones from me however...

If your the guy who made the comic thats in your avatar pic i love you sir. Your comic is hilarious and i thought you should of at least come in like 2nd place. Not that i didn't like yours i just happened to out of tens more. If you ever make a website put up a link in your profile or somethin cause i would love to follow it

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