Zombie Outbrick: Episode 65
Zombie Outbrick: Episode 65

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1st Sep 2012, 6:53 PM

Zombie Outbrick: Episode 65

blockcomics
1st Sep 2012, 6:53 PM

The Boss has shot Mr. Ashford for a second time, and perhaps the group will now have the opportunity they need to escape...


This was an interesting episode to shoot. The elevator interior set that I've built is actually pretty small, so it was hard to get good shots from inside of it; it made for an interesting challenge. Also, I forgot to print out a second decal for Mr. Ashford with two bullet holes in his chest, so I had to fix that in editing.

As always, let me know what you think of this episode.

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L3m0nm4n
1st Sep 2012, 8:21 PM

I think the editing is pretty d@mn slick, if you hadn't said something, I wouldn't have known. Anyways, it looks like we may have part of a holey Mr. Ashford, or maybe not, we will have to see.

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blockcomics
3rd Sep 2012, 12:46 AM

Thanks L3monm4n. I actually end up doing quite a bit of subtle editing in this comic, I'm glad it's not terribly obvious or noticeable most of the time.

And as soon as I read your comment, for some reason, I thought, "Holy Mr. Ashford, Batman!" ;)

Oonie
1st Sep 2012, 10:49 PM

the head's going to get caught inside as the doors close isn't it *shivers*

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blockcomics
3rd Sep 2012, 12:48 AM

Hah, now that would be morbid, wouldn't it?

But seriously, have you ever tried sticking your arm in a closing elevator door? (Usually, elevator doors have a sensor that prevents them from crushing anyone... Usually. ;) )

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L3m0nm4n
3rd Sep 2012, 5:47 PM

Maybe it is an extremely unsafe utility elevator.

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blockcomics
4th Sep 2012, 10:41 AM

Hah, that's true - we'll have to see what happens next. ;-)

Oonie
4th Sep 2012, 9:05 PM

Oh yeah, that's just movie logic kicking in XD In that case, yeah they'll probably get in.

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Silver Fox
2nd Sep 2012, 10:11 AM

This is a suspenseful cliff hanger, 2 zombies coming at the group as they're trying to close the doors.

The decal editing looks very smooth. Like Crayola, if you hadn't said anything, I wouldn't have noticed either.

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blockcomics
3rd Sep 2012, 12:55 AM

Thanks Silver Fox, suspense is certainly something I always strive for.

And thanks, I suppose I could've simply not mentioned the editing, but I thought it'd be good to give a bit of "behind the scenes" info about the episode. I've actually been thinking about making a separate page on this site about the editing I do, with some before and after pictures to show all the little tweaks I sometimes end up making before I release an episode.

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L3m0nm4n
4th Sep 2012, 11:55 PM

BTW, I am l3m0nm4n, I just like to use a crayon as my title when I can't think of anything.

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blockcomics
5th Sep 2012, 11:00 AM

I've actually been thinking about getting rid of the "title" line, and leaving only the username to make things less confusing - then again I know you like to put your text-art crayon in there. ;)

L3m0nm4n

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5th Sep 2012, 11:45 AM

Is there a way to make it so the name is bigger and the title is smaller, maybe so it looks like this?

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blockcomics
5th Sep 2012, 12:26 PM

Yeah, there is. I could change things around a bit, although I'm not sure how I feel about doing that.

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L3m0nm4n
5th Sep 2012, 12:47 PM

I really don't care what you do to the site format so long as you keep up the great work on the comic.

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blockcomics
5th Sep 2012, 9:13 PM

Thanks L3monm4n!

I'll consider a few options over the next few days and decide if the comment format is worth a little tinkering with.

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MadameLecter
5th Sep 2012, 3:23 PM

Awesome episode! I can cut the suspense with a plastic knife--it's so delicious! Good job! :D I also think your elevator setup is very clever. I can imagine an elevator set wuold be tricky to build let alone film in! Cookies for you!

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blockcomics
6th Sep 2012, 2:17 PM

Haha, thanks MadameLecter! :) I'm glad you're enjoying the suspense!

And the elevator was pretty tricky, fortunately I designed the walls to be somewhat removable. (My camera would never fit inside the elevator set, even without minifigs inside.)

suspense.....

Brikmon
6th Sep 2012, 11:17 AM

this is an awesome comic you do! You can get right in on the action!
Love it- Brik
P.S. I am trying to make my own webcomic. What site do you use for the editing??

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blockcomics
6th Sep 2012, 3:39 PM

Thank you very much, Brik, it's good to hear you're enjoying it.

As for the editing, I do everything in Photoshop, specifically Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.0.

Good luck with your comic-making endeavors! Feel free to ask if you need any other help or advice.

brikmon
7th Sep 2012, 11:25 AM

Thanx! I'll see if that works with my pics!

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blockcomics
7th Sep 2012, 6:52 PM

Most versions of Photoshop should "work" with most pictures from most cameras, if you're concerned about compatibility issues.

Adobe Photoshop Elements isn't exactly free - but it's cheaper than regular versions of Photoshop, and is a good investment if you can get it. There are also free image editing programs you can consider, like the GIMP, which was designed as a free alternative to Photoshop.

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Flamerolburns
11th Sep 2012, 2:52 AM

Also another place is the wonderful people at the Brick Comic Network

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blockcomics
12th Sep 2012, 11:25 AM

You mean to say I should include the BCN in my banner "advertisements" at the bottom of the site?

I could do that. Although, the BCN has the dropdown just below it, so I feel like that's probably enough.

Flamerolburns
19th Sep 2012, 2:28 AM

I meant I was saying the BCN is another good resource for new comicers

Obomer

4aaron
24th Sep 2012, 11:48 AM

AGH! OBAMA ZOMBIE!

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blockcomics
25th Sep 2012, 3:20 PM

Haha, I still don't see why people think he looks like Obama - Mr. Ashford has a mustache, not to mention he's white (or rather yellow/grey).

AC

4aaron
26th Sep 2012, 2:01 PM

I dont know, everyone starts to loose their color when they die, AC!

I disagree

L3m0nm4n
30th Sep 2012, 12:00 AM

I think he looks more like a zombie 70's police officer/porn star.

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blockcomics
30th Sep 2012, 11:54 AM

Haha, that's probably true.

...although let's try to keep things clean around here, around PG-13 or so, for future reference. ;)

Pointing Out

Mineaddicts11
8th Oct 2012, 5:15 PM

Uhh, I don't think swear words are very PG-13 either, so yeah.

L3m0nm4n
8th Oct 2012, 6:19 PM

I think you might mean PG, because in PG-13 characters can do the lighter drugs and say words such as the "f" word 4 times.

ugh

AC
11th Oct 2012, 10:54 AM

Im getting VERY tired of waiting for the new epiode.

L3m0nm4n
12th Oct 2012, 6:52 PM

You have to remember that he has a life to.

AC

4aaron
23rd Oct 2012, 12:52 PM

Yeah, i guess that your right, i have a webcomic too, but im a lot younger, i have time to spare on my webcomic.

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blockcomics
14th Oct 2012, 12:09 PM

Yeah, I apologize, AC. There will be announcement as soon as I can get to writing it up.

L3monm4n is right, I do indeed have a life - and it's been more chaotic and hectic than ever before.

I'm still trying to get this comic up and running again, though.

L3m0nm4n
14th Oct 2012, 4:34 PM

Thank you for the update. I would like to point out that I for one would rather wait a while longer for consistent updates. So go ahead and take your time, quality over quantity.

Oonie
14th Oct 2012, 6:02 PM

I'm glad you aren't completely gone and stick around to check comments. It just goes to show your dedication to the comic.

AC

4aaron
23rd Oct 2012, 12:51 PM

Hey dude person, i saw that you made that Jhon Grey's Revenge comic on Dave's site, would you like to put it on my site later in my webcomic?

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blockcomics
24th Oct 2012, 11:07 AM

Hmm... I could do that. I guess it would be like special "rerun" episodes or something - that way you could reference both my comic and Dave's.

AC

4aaron
24th Oct 2012, 11:30 AM

Well its not going to be for a couple of monthes, but in the meantime, It might really get some veiws. heres a link http://hungergames.thecomicseries.com

AC

4aaron
27th Oct 2012, 12:56 PM

Ooh, i finnaly get to see the new episode

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a monkey
28th Oct 2012, 11:48 PM

I'm glad mine isn't the only comic that's stopped updating regularly.

AC

4aaron
29th Oct 2012, 12:22 PM

and Bricks of the Dead, Zombie Outbrick, and News 6 are the only webcomics that i actaully look at, this depresses me.

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blockcomics
29th Oct 2012, 5:09 PM

Yeah, it certainly isn't, Monkey.

And I'm sorry to hear two thirds of the webcomics you read have temporarily petered out... If all goes well, I should be able to get Zombie Outbrick up and running again in a week or two. (I have lots of deadlines piling up for this week, I'm hoping things will calm down after that.)

AC

4aaron
31st Oct 2012, 12:23 PM

Ive also read space the comic, but it shut down as well

its ok

legomaster 3700
30th Oct 2012, 10:22 AM

hey ac wats ur comic?

AC

4aaron
31st Oct 2012, 12:22 PM

Worlds Worst Hunger Games. Why?

curious

legomaster 3700
31st Oct 2012, 4:16 PM

just wondering

AC

4aaron
5th Nov 2012, 1:57 PM

It's gotten... quiet...

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blockcomics
5th Nov 2012, 9:41 PM

Yup, it sure has...

AC

4aaron
7th Nov 2012, 1:34 PM

you know, you did say last Sunday that there was going to be a new episode

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blockcomics
9th Nov 2012, 10:03 AM

I don't recall saying that exactly - I said there would be an announcement soon, though, and that's still coming up in the near future.

AC

4aaron
12th Nov 2012, 1:12 PM

k

AC

4aaron
15th Nov 2012, 1:49 PM

Hey dude, how come if you have so much free time now, you dont visit daves site, theres some new stuff up.

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blockcomics
16th Nov 2012, 10:17 AM

Haha, who says I "have so much free time now?" I unfortunately don't - but if I did, I'd certainly use it to get Zombie Outbrick up and running again. ;)

AC

4aaron
21st Nov 2012, 11:59 AM

okay,

AC

4aaron
5th Dec 2012, 12:10 PM


i like the whole "Vote" thing, and i think that it should be on friday, because if your a kid like me, you get to stay up later on Firdays, and most people enjoy new stuff on fridays

legomaster 3700

agreed
5th Dec 2012, 3:47 PM

i have to agree with u on that ac

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blockcomics
5th Dec 2012, 6:11 PM

It's good to hear your opinions, guys, they will certainly be taken into account - especially if this vote comes down to a tie. ;) And it's just good to see the reasoning behind why you voted the way you did.

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L3m0nm4n
6th Dec 2012, 1:09 AM

I just have to say, that many people already have too much on there plates on Mondays, that is why I voted Friday, I just don't have many things to do on Friday's, especially at night.

AC

4aaron
6th Dec 2012, 1:11 PM

still, i didnt expect to see a tie, will there be some sort of tiebreaker just in case?

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blockcomics
6th Dec 2012, 7:07 PM

That's a good point, L3monm4n.


And as for the possibility of a tie - the "tiebreaker" will be consideration of the comments I've seen about why either Friday or Monday is a better choice, and ultimately I'll have to make a decision from that.

BUT there's still time for more voting, so we're not quite to that point yet. ;-)

AC

4aaron
7th Dec 2012, 11:11 AM

Maybe you can do it on who wins the next football game for a tiebreaker, i dont know.

Quick question

L3m0nm4n
9th Dec 2012, 4:29 AM

So, I have a question, when does voting end?

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blockcomics
11th Dec 2012, 5:57 PM

That's a good question, L3monm4n - one that will be answered very soon in another announcement. ;)

L3m0nm4n
11th Dec 2012, 8:50 PM

Ok, cool, I was just curious is all.

AC

4aaron
19th Dec 2012, 1:25 PM

i think that fridays are good for kids like me to see teh new comic when it comes out

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blockcomics
20th Dec 2012, 9:05 AM

Alright, good to know!

AC

4aaron
20th Dec 2012, 10:13 AM

is that sarcasm? i can't tell.

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blockcomics
21st Dec 2012, 10:39 AM

No, not at all. It's good to hear people's input.

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blockcomics
21st Dec 2012, 8:48 PM

Thanks, Grovyle3000.

Nice shameless plug of your comic, by the way - I admire your confidence. ;) I'll certainly take a look, at least. A comic with time travel and zombies definitely sounds like it could be interesting.



legomaster 3700

Happy Holidays!
29th Dec 2012, 2:41 PM

Happy Holidays and Happy New year Everyone!

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blockcomics
1st Jan 2013, 7:57 PM

Happy New Year to you as well!

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blockcomics
2nd Jan 2013, 10:46 PM

You're quite welcome, I'm glad you found my feedback to be helpful. It's always refreshing to see new brick comics starting up.

I'd be glad to offer more feedback and advice as my schedule allows.

Great job!

Jameskol
3rd Jan 2013, 8:51 PM

I really love how you made all your episodes exciting. Even this one! They're all really cool. Keep it up! :D

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blockcomics
6th Jan 2013, 11:42 AM

Thank you, Jameskol, I'm glad you've enjoyed them so far! I'll definitely "keep it up" to the best of my ability, and new episodes should be returning in the (fairly) near future.

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blockcomics
21st Jan 2013, 2:15 AM

Thank you! Perhaps I'll have to set up a Zombie Outbrick store (hmm... "Outbrick Outpost," perhaps?) someday for ZO-related accessories and minifigs - because I designed the face and torso decals for the custom zombies myself.

I would need a more durable and reliable printing method for the designs before I could offer custom minifigs for sale, unfortunately.

But I'm glad you like them. ;)

Pure Gold!

Captainchaos21
22nd Jan 2013, 8:10 PM

I love these zombie Web comics, and I have to say BLOCKCOMICS you are one of the best!

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blockcomics
23rd Jan 2013, 11:38 AM

Thank you very much, Captain Chaos! I'm glad you've enjoyed Zombie Outbrick so far.

AC

4aaron
25th Jan 2013, 12:44 PM

Grove, most comics dont last for long, my Worlds Worst Hunger Games is being deleted, along with Futureconomy. maybe ill make a new account

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blockcomics
27th Jan 2013, 12:18 PM

Wait, who said that?

I'm sorry to inform you that there WON'T be a new episode tomorrow. Sorry. That doesn't necessarily mean new episodes aren't coming up in the next week or two, though. ;)

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grovyle3000
28th Jan 2013, 8:48 PM

It was what that minifigure on the homepage said. He lies.

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blockcomics
29th Jan 2013, 5:15 PM

Oh yes, that would explain it. Don't listen to him, I haven't told him what's been going on yet.

AC4
1st Feb 2013, 11:43 AM

Man I am DYING for a new episode, I started reading this thing 1 week after it stopped

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blockcomics
1st Feb 2013, 12:45 PM

Good to know, AC4!

Between you and me, there should be an announcement coming out today or tomorrow. ;)

legomaster 3700

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3rd Feb 2013, 10:58 PM


Hey Dude Person what happened to your life that made it chaotic .

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blockcomics
5th Feb 2013, 1:01 AM

It's been a combination of factors, really, that all result in my being much busier in general. I've also been devoting more time recently to my passion for filmmaking, and planning for and making a short film can get pretty involved.

I am starting to redirect my time back toward Zombie Outbrick, though. ;)

DEATH TO ALL

RRRRRRRRRRRRGH!!!!!
10th Mar 2013, 4:21 PM

There's no episode today! THE MINIFIG LIED AGAIN!

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blockcomics
10th Mar 2013, 6:25 PM

I'm so sorry, I keep telling him not to do that. I'll give the front page minifig a stern talking to.

The good news is that I may actually have some more time to devote to Zombie Outbrick soon, though.

Bug
29th Mar 2013, 11:12 PM

Very suspenseful! Can't wait for more!

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blockcomics
4th Apr 2013, 11:02 AM

Thanks! And hopefully you won't have to for too much longer. ;)

Dun dun dun

A tragic writer
17th Apr 2013, 11:25 PM

The website slowly dies...

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blockcomics
18th Apr 2013, 7:45 AM

Oh, this website is far from dead, I assure you. It's only sleeping for now. ;)

Oonie
24th Apr 2013, 12:34 AM

I guess you could say the dead are waiting to rise once again?

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blockcomics
24th Apr 2013, 5:56 PM

Yes, you could say that - this site only looks dead, but you should watch it carefully. It might just bite you when you're not paying attention.

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