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eventually everyone is attacked by a fake-looking monster.. lol really enjoyed this strip!
Especially in the yelling pose, like in the 1st panel. The more I consider it, the more I realize you look slightly Norse.
The "Just like Kirk" in panel two made me laugh out loud.
And the only ones home are my sons, nine and thirteen, whowould not understand the reference, so why even try.
Going to hunt for Trogdor now - thanks, all!
Dammit, someone already used my "Consummate Vs" reference.
@RadienObviously Robo Snake Ape, since he is apparently more powerful, and thus more awesome, than Regular Flavor Snake Ape.
Also, the whole robot-ape thing make me think of Robot Monster.
Totally looks like the "S is for Sucks" snake from the classic Strongbad email Dragon.
Panel one was great as a stand-alone piece. You two sound like my wife & I, so perhaps I related to it a bit more than the rest of this installment (which was good, too, but I really love the first panel).
Gotta admit, Trogdor (complete with music) popped into my head, too, but I totally love the name (and concept) SNAKE APE! Just ludicrous enough to have been 'real' in the bad sci-fi movie world.
By the way, I also love how Robo-Snake Ape has an eye slit instead of eye holes, to show how high-tech he is compared to Snake Ape. Does it have a red LED that slides back and forth, like the old Cylons from the original Battlestar Galactica?
Scott, you inspired me.
While fooling around trying to come up with a different snake sculpture, I decided to add gorilla arms and legs to it.
What kind of sculpture? Here are the pictures:
Snake Ape 1 Snake Ape 2 Snake Ape 3 Snake Ape 4 Snake Ape 5
I'm going to start offering kids the options of adding gorilla arms and legs when they ask for a snake.
Please create a Snake Ape t-shirt. Snake Ape and your reaction in panel one are just wonderful.
Of course, another improvement might have been to add some chiaroscuro shading...
By the way, I love that the next strip is a flashback to set up this one, but works even better because it wasn't published first! Just part of the weirdness, I guess.
I think the ape part of the Snake-Ape is a fuzzy version of Scott. I seem to recall the hand position from an earlier work (maybe "How to calm a frightened child"?) Clearly, the snake part is Scott's own art work - a few curves, some lines, and some dots. The Cylon/KITT eye slit is a nice touch on Robo-Snake-Ape
It's much scarier as a balloon animal.
Just get Ultraman to kill it.
Trogdor can totally beat the crap out of mecha-snake ape. all he has to do is burninate all o' the costume foam!
My thoughts exactly, Fopenplop.
This in mind, who or what was the base template for the Snake Ape, and the apparently more powerful Robo Snake Ape?
He actually cheated on that one: he took a picture of a real Snake Ape and then added the eye holes and the zipper after he traced the photo.
Awesome! The next 2 weren't that much great, BTW.
hahahaha very cool!
Best. Comic. Ever.
I smell a new form a mechendise robo snake ape, and snake app plush toys :-)
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