Fri, 17 Nov 2017
Wearing Many Hats
Rockyfella takes on a bit of contract work.
Shorts Series: Vol 1
Wearing Many Hats
Rockyfella takes on a bit of contract work.
Fri, 17 Nov 2017
Not sure what's going on in this comic? Read the earlier episodes in the Main Series to catch up, or read the one-off episodes in the Shorts Series.
Looks like Plok has found a Cappy costume. Or maybe it’s just cappy with a Plok costume.
Comment by Colonel Llama, added Fri, 17 Nov 2017 03:48:11 GMT
This is just great. From now on the stone guys will always remember me of rockyfella.
Comment by Guest Joe, added Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:26:34 GMT
Shorts? Plok can't even wear shorts.
Comment by Cheez, added Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:02:26 GMT
I like how you guys make references to other games without forcing it. Every reference fits in perfectly.
Comment by Guest mr. mime, added Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:53:06 GMT
This was... unexpected. Honestly I thought there rather weren't new episodes to be expected until after New Year.
It's hard not to notice the change in art style as compared to volume 5. It seems somewhat of a hybrid between the more free and sketchy art of the earlier volumes and the very precise and polished style of volume 5 (but there's yet some fresh flair to it which wasn't present in either).
I suppose the last two covers are merely placeholders? Also, is the title of volume 5 final? To follow the established pattern, it ought to start with the letter 'E' - a personal idea of mine was "Extradited", as that's pretty much what happened to Plok (well, maybe not quite, as technically he was kidnapped by Xobians rather than handed over to System-Z by his home planet, but it seems to fit well nevertheless, as Xobians could insist it was a "valid" extradition from their point of view).
>So this is *your* new game?
Comment by Guest Guest, added Sat, 18 Nov 2017 14:46:36 GMT
Oh… my god. I never made that connection.
Comment by Jo Li KMC, added Sun, 19 Nov 2017 04:46:14 GMT
Plok is a ghost then?
Must be why is is reanimated clothes.
Comment by Guest Nathan, added Tue, 21 Nov 2017 07:51:27 GMT
^Is that a spoiler?
Comment by Guest trance, added Thu, 23 Nov 2017 22:09:22 GMT
Oh, I see what you guys did there XD
Pretty sneaky, I must say =D
Comment by Happy Zombie, added Fri, 24 Nov 2017 22:12:31 GMT
According to an old comic book ad, plok was actually made by a vengeful wizard by magically animating his own clothes.
Comment by Guest 12-GA, added Mon, 27 Nov 2017 19:50:11 GMT
The comic ads aren't canon though.
Comment by Guest jco, added Tue, 28 Nov 2017 03:18:47 GMT
The comic ad wasn't even accurate to the plot of the game and the manual, nevermind any of the rest of that.
Comment by Cheez, added Tue, 28 Nov 2017 08:03:00 GMT
I actually like to thank you for this comic series. To see so much dedication for your own creations after so many years is really heartwarming and reminded me how I loved to draw a long time ago. I actually started small test drawing and think to go back to create a comic as well. For that, thank you so much to remind me what I loved once, guys =)
By the way, I just found this on Youtube. Not sure if you both saw it already but it looks really amazing and is such a wonderful throwback to Plok.
Comment by Happy Zombie, added Sat, 02 Dec 2017 19:44:50 GMT
Cheers. We're definitely continuing the story. Just at the planning stage with volume 6 now.
Comment by Ste Pickford, added Sun, 03 Dec 2017 10:00:38 GMT
Merry Christmas! I got volumes one and two as gifts. I love all of the behind-the-scenes info, like which strips are your favorites! #75 Ominous has to be in my top ten.
Comment by Guest mr. mime, added Mon, 25 Dec 2017 22:22:48 GMT
Thank you very much!
Comment by Ste Pickford, added Tue, 26 Dec 2017 11:05:33 GMT
So there *is* another hiatus after all. The introduction of the "Shorts Series" raised hopes that the gap beween the regular volumes could be bridged.
Comment by Guest Guest Guest, added Sun, 04 Feb 2018 21:10:20 GMT
Aye. Not deliberate. I hoped there'd be no gap too!
Comment by Ste Pickford, added Mon, 05 Feb 2018 09:08:40 GMT
So I decided to take a look at the Wetrix manual and apparently Wubba's name was/is(?) Derrick?
Comment by Guest trance, added Sat, 10 Feb 2018 19:53:39 GMT
Erm, we definitely didn't forget that. Definitely not.
Comment by Ste Pickford, added Sun, 11 Feb 2018 10:30:47 GMT
Saw the Japanese Wetrix box with Wubba and all his old friends (whom all seem to have left Wubba behind in Wetrix Land long ago), they look very similar to Japanese Plok. Were they made by the same artist?
Comment by Guest jco, added Mon, 12 Feb 2018 13:37:09 GMT
Good question, not as far as we know. We had nothing at all to do with the Japanese Plok box art. We were never even given a copy of the Japanese release, we only saw it for the first time some years later. Although we did work fairly closely with the Japanese publisher of Wetrix, we didn't have any input into the box art. Two completely different publishers, so it's unlikely to be the same artist, although just about possible.
Comment by Ste Pickford, added Mon, 12 Feb 2018 16:10:23 GMT
Aqua Aqua's art is credited to Shigenari Douzono, an Imagineer employee. Plok was published in Japan by an Activision subsidiary who only retailed a handful of imported games, so it's likely they'll forever be anonymous.
(They don't much resemble each other outside an ineffable Japanese-iness to me)
Comment by Guest trance, added Tue, 13 Feb 2018 20:28:31 GMT
So, will you force Japanese Plok into the comic at some point?
Comment by Guest Nathan, added Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:43:06 GMT
Force? I wouldn't put it that way, but we plan for him to appear, definitely.
Comment by Ste Pickford, added Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:24:13 GMT
He should be called "Puroku", or "Puruku" since that's how Google Translate translates Plok in Romaji.
Comment by Guest jco, added Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:33:32 GMT
Plokun (Plok-kun) surely.
Comment by Guest trance, added Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:07:10 GMT
Also I saw a playthrough of Japanese Plok, and all the text is in Japanese except for the part of the intro where Plok is looking through the telescope and listing all those places of Akryllic looking for that flag, that part was still in English. Was that scene of the game programmed in such a way that they couldn't edit the text?
Comment by Guest jco, added Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:52:51 GMT
Just found a nice video on Tim Follin
youtube d+0+t com/watch?v=WiEjeKk7QjU
If these comic books ever somehow reaches one million, bring him back for some more chiptune prog rock goodness.
Comment by Guest Nathan, added Mon, 05 Mar 2018 03:45:29 GMT
pretty sure he doesn't want to, though.
Comment by Cheez, added Tue, 20 Mar 2018 10:44:43 GMT
I think the current hiatus could be incorporated into the story: as in "Aliens", Plok falls asleep in his spaceship and he realizes some months have passed whenever he wakes up again. But then I believe you're probably already finished with the planning stages for the next volume.
With that said, I'm still excited until Plok's eventual return.
Comment by NameThatNobodyTakes, added Mon, 26 Mar 2018 20:31:43 GMT
With Plok’s 25th anniversary approaching fast, i think the Pickfords are preparing something big. I wonder what it is..
Comment by Colonel Llama, added Tue, 01 May 2018 16:24:06 GMT
I can’t wait to see how volume 6 will turn out!
Comment by Colonel Llama, added Fri, 20 Jul 2018 20:27:36 GMT
Finally got my hands on a Plok cartridge after looking for 3 years! Gosh, why is that game so rare im my region? It was 100% worth it, though!
Comment by Colonel Llama, added Sat, 22 Sep 2018 21:48:44 GMT
Plok's been gone so long now that he'll be indistinguishable from Grandpappy when he gets back.
Comment by Cheez, added Sun, 28 Oct 2018 06:14:59 GMT
Comment by Ste Pickford, added Sun, 28 Oct 2018 10:14:35 GMT
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