Real Name: Matt Loffhagen
Age: 25
Gender: Male

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Comment on True Friendship of Magipunk
kotor, 14 Apr 2014 04:32 pm
Today's comic was drawn a bit speedy because a) my wife and I moved to a new flat over the weekend so things have been busy and I don't know where my laptop charger is so I had to finish the strip in an hour, and b) my geriatric laptop gave up last week and had to be factory reset. Not a lot of things have been reinstalled, and my custom settings have all been erased.

Ugh. I need a new computer. Gonna soldier on anyway.
Comment on Classic Scholar of Magipunk
kotor, 28 Mar 2014 11:30 am
Ugh. I'm sick.

I suppose that's a good thing in some respects, because it gave me time to work extra on this comic strip and to finish up some commission pieces.

An update on my life for those who care: after a few months of working freelance cartooning as my day job and then working evenings for a bank, I've recently moved to a day shift at the bank and comics have been pushed to the sidelines a bit. This has meant a step down in pay, but as I was essentially working two full-time jobs over the past few months and only ever got to see my wife on weekends, I feel that it's the best thing for my family for me to work a normal schedule.

The funny thing is that I'm actually earning more now than ever with my drawing. When I started out I charged what I thought was fair and would run myself ragged for less than minimum wage. Now after gaining experience and a regular client base I feel more comfortable charging a reasonable fee that factors in my time, energy and costs. So I'm still growing as a professional artist, even though I'm cutting back my hours.

A very big happy welcome to HwoThumb. I'm glad you like the comic. In answer to your question, I draw Magipunk using Macromedia Flash 8, which is a little outdated but does the job. All of the characters are 2D animation models which I pose and edit as necessary, which will be useful if I ever decide to make a Magipunk cartoon.

Eventually I'm hoping to make a more detailed tutorial where I explain my process. I'm also happy to release my models for public use if that's something people would actually be interested in, when I started Magipunk I wanted to make a cool public domain Sci-fi universe what anyone could make comics for. So if anyone would like to make a Magipunk sister comic, let me know.
Comment on The Mountains Have Eyes of Magipunk
kotor, 28 Feb 2014 04:43 pm
@Surfersquid: I'm so glad that you remember pogs! I was really worried that nobody else would get the reference. Thank you for letting me know that I'm not alone.
Comment on Show Me A Sign of Magipunk
kotor, 23 Feb 2014 05:29 pm
I had fun with this one. Can you tell?
Comment on Floor Cake of Magipunk
kotor, 21 Feb 2014 04:44 pm
@StygianKnight: Thank you! I'm glad you enjoy the comic, I really appreciate your kind comments. It's always nice to have new friends!
Comment on Floor Cake of Magipunk
kotor, 21 Feb 2014 12:57 pm
Happy Eighth Birthday Runt and Candy
On the 21st February 2006 I posted my first comic strip online. No matter what point you joined us at, I am very grateful to you for reading this now.
Comment on Mind the Gap of Magipunk
kotor, 24 Jan 2014 05:46 pm
Remember - the "window" is a painting.

I'm glad everyone enjoyed the little Easter eggs in the last strip! It seemed more fun to include a bunch of random stuff. Kudos to those of you who spotter little Zaalbar the wookiee up in the corner. I also put a fair amount of Zelda references in, because I've been playing A Link Between Worlds lately and I've had Zelda on the brain.

On that subject, here is my short review for the latest 3DS Zelda game: meh. It doesn't hold a candle to the original. Please bear in mind, I first played A Link To The Past when I was a teenager, and I played it on the GBA, so there's no childhood nostalgia tinting my vision. Pound for pound, I just don't feel I got nearly as many gameplay hours out of the 3DS "sequel", as the game feels a lot shorter. I wouldn't even really call it a sequel, more of a shockingly unfaithful remake - after all, you do pretty much the exact same thing, visiting all the dungeons in the exact same order as the original.

It also doesn't help that the new game is far less challenging, but I guess that's just the way with modern games.
Comment on The Professor's Revenge of Magipunk
kotor, 16 Jan 2014 07:15 pm
I wrote a big long post for this, but it seemed a bit pompous so I deleted it. For now let me just say, Runt and Candy would not be complete without their favourite murderbot.
Comment on Lonely Black of Magipunk
kotor, 14 Jan 2014 04:05 pm
@Jake: Wow, you're right! I'd actually completely forgotten that the bounty hunter in Firefly got ditched in space too. Oops.

I even did the scene of him floating in space afterwards. How embarrassing!

I guess in light of that, I should admit that we WILL be seeing Tarkin again. Not for a very long time, but he will return...
Comment on Float Out of Magipunk
kotor, 10 Jan 2014 05:56 pm
That's last line, "it's a date" is meant as friendly banter, but it's also my little gift to those of you who are shipping Candy and Tarkin.

Is the comic super blurry to you? Are ALL the comics blurry? I only have the wherewithal to upload these from my phone at the moment, so I think the picture quality is suffering in the transfer.

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