Altair’s Ad Campaign

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February 13th, 2008

Altair’s Ad Campaign

RayBeing our one-year anniversary, there are a couple throwbacks I made to some of our very first comics. The first frame is a recreation of panel 2 from comic #003 “A Tragedy in Numbers (part 1),” (that’s not copy+paste, folks…) and the sound effect in Altair’s entrance is from comic #005 “The Truth is Revealed,” (ok, so that one is….)

Drawing a comic nearly every single week for an entire year is strange for me to think about. That is a lot of time I’ve spent on this project that Tim and I had decided on starting without really even knowing each other. I don’t know if we fully understood what we were getting involved with, but I’m happy to report that we (or at least I) plan on continuing this project as long as it’s supposed to last.

I really want to thank everybody for following 2P START!. Whether it’s every week, or just once a year (may I suggest an RSS feed to you?), it means everything.

TimFirst of all, if this comic were a real commercial, I would buy the game immediately. Ubisoft, go ahead and use it, just send us the check. That being said, I did just buy the Xbox 360 version of Assassin’s Creed and I’m looking forward to playing it as soon as I beat Call of Duty 4 on Veteran, which may be awhile (it’s freakin’ hard!). I’d like everyone to take a look at our first comic just to see how far we’ve come in a year, both in writing and in drawing. I know Ray and I feel there’s been some improvements, even though we can still appreciate and be proud of many of our early comics. I hope you guys continue to enjoy these more and more.

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51 Comments

  1. Tristan says:

    that… is just… cool.

    nice concept for the comic (as well as the comic itself, of course)!
    i like it. very clever.

  2. hyper says:

    i saw the game i it seem like a epic fail
    i know that the ds can do better then that
    i like this comic. it a new twist

  3. Andrew says:

    I liked the comic. The new top logo is good too.

    Also, nice retro elbows.

    Now to somehow segue to brawl talk…

    Altair should totally be in Brawl! (But if he is don’t tell me)

  4. dj75728 says:

    Sorry Andrew, they put in Nero instead of Altair last minute. Kidding :mrgreen: ! Altair’s status in Brawl hasn’t been changed at all. And I didn’t really like Assassins Creed that much, I didn’t play it long, but I didn’t like how instead of ACTUALLY being a medieval assassin you were a medieval assassins descendant and had to go mentally back in time to figure out his secrets or whatever. I just don’t like that it was advertised as being completely medieval, but isn’t. Although that didn’t stop me from getting a free artbook from Gamestop! :mrgreen: And great comic guys, one for the record books ^_^!

  5. dr. game says:

    if that was a real ad on tv it wold proably be on the supper bowl thats how good and funny it is

  6. dr. game says:

    if that ad was real it wold probly be on the supper bowl that’s how good and funny it is

  7. dr. game says:

    sroy i posted twice

  8. Daniel says:

    Congrats on the one year anniversary! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’ve been patiently waiting for AC to come out on the PC. I know you guys don’t talk about PC gaming very much (if at all), but I’ve found that my combination of PC gaming + Wii covers about 90% of games I want to play.

  9. Cozwic says:

    Just don’t go acting like scott dewitt from f@nboy$ and focusing more on the art than what drew me to this comic in the first place…humor.
    Congrats on the one year, loving the comics, keep it up. You guys have become one of my regular weekly readings.
    ~Peace and much success~

  10. Noodle93 says:

    SCHIING. Indeed.
    Nice work.

  11. EL CH33S3 says:

    Damn that would be sweet to have such a cool stylus instead of the boring one that comes packed in. LOL

  12. dj75728 says:

    If you live in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, or New York Nintendo is hosting Brawl tournaments in your areas :mrgreen: , check details here. Darn it, I live in Houston T_T

  13. Dj75728 says:

    Happy andrew? Changed my avatar, and it’s spoiler free :mrgreen: !

  14. Dash says:

    This is the ad Ubisoft should have done. You know, instead of keeping the game hidden from everybody until the launch (seriously, the first preview I saw was two weeks prior to release).

    Still waiting for Assassins Creed: Wii Edition (too much to dream?).

    You know, I was going to say “Nice Comic, Guys”, like I did many, many times, but to save time, from now on I’ll only write NCG (the acronym). So if you ever read NCG, know that it’s me supporting the comic (and probably doing a bad joke).

    NCG

  15. Narnian says:

    VERY funny comic, this really would work as a commercial as dr. game said (at least, I think that was what he said). Happy Anniversary! May there be many more to come (knubby elbows and all)! ^_^

  16. Dj75728 says:

    @Dash: I support the use of “NCG” and one day hope to see it on a t-shirt :mrgreen: .

  17. sugaristan says:

    happy 365 day anniversary

  18. Andrew says:

    Happy andrew? Changed my avatar, and itโ€™s spoiler free !

    I’m all smiles.

  19. @: Everybody: check this out. I’ll probably order one(they’re $20 each) and check out the quality, if it’s good I’ll go from there and see what’s up.

  20. dj75728 says:

    Although I think the picture will look bad because it’s so small. And why does my last post say I’m a borg fan? Oh, yeah, now I remember, must’ve forgot to change it :mrgreen:

  21. Andrew says:

    Did you just take the image from the logo and blow it up?

    It so, try png
    or svg

  22. dj75728 says:

    Did you just take the image from the logo and blow it up?
    It so, try pngor svg

    Kinda sort of, although that is a sample of an actual shirt I can order :mrgreen: . Although I’ll probably use yours(no black outline)

  23. dj75728 says:

    @Andrew: Problem with the pic, I forgot that the site I’m using for the shirts only accepts .jpg pics, so unless you’ve got a jpeg of some sort i’m stuck.(don’t have any photo editing on this comp, only on my laptop which is unavailable at the moment)

  24. Andrew says:

    I tried to print a copy and it is a little on the light side for me with the practically white stylus.

    You can try this one jpg

    Of course, the better way would be to ask ray to use the original to make a higher quality image than what I am slapping together.

  25. Dj75728 says:

    @Andrew: I’ll probably try that one out, way better than what I was able to come up with.. And I already asked Ray if he could get me a copy of the original logo, but I didn’t explain to him what it was for.

  26. Dj75728 says:

    @Andrew, okay, now it looks waaaaay better, but now the top of the stylus is cut off, observe.

  27. Andrew says:

    I don’t know where you are looking to print this, but the printer should be able to take that jpg and properly fit it on the shirt. They will also tell you if it will look ok before you print it.

    For me, it is a little bit on the light side for the stylus, but not too bad.

    It shouldn’t cost $20 for a shirt either.

    Also, you can put your links inside tags so you don’t overflow the comments

  28. Dj75728 says:

    Well they have two options for the shirts, a $13 one and a $20 one, I’m not sure on the differences yet(I’d rather get the $20/better quality one personally), and I’m getting it through an HP online service. And I dno’t know how to use tags, I couldn’t figure it out and gave up on it :mrgreen: .

  29. Dj75728 says:

    @Andrew: I don’t now, price seems fine to me, for the shirt and the service that is, considering that it’s a good quality shirt, not some glossy print on top of the shirt(at least I’m pretty sure, if it’s a glossy print on the shirt then I wouldn’t pay a dime for it).

  30. Tim says:

    DJ, feel free to make the shirt, but know that Ray and I will be making shirts soon. It might not be that exact logo, but we’ll make sure the quality and price are attractive.

  31. Dj75728 says:

    @Andrew: Well after checking out HP’s return policies, I’ll order a shirt as soon as I’m satisfied with the picture on it(I can return it if I don’t like it). I’ll let you know how it goes afterwards.

  32. Dj75728 says:

    @Tim: I know that, but I want that logo, and I want a shirt sooner than later(I’m stubborn that way) :mrgreen: . And $20 is more than fine for a shirt(by me), I usually pay $30+ for my shirts :mrgreen:

    @Andrew: Fixed the shirt, got the whole stylus in, ordered it. I’ll post pics when I get it :mrgreen: .

  33. Tim says:

    Cool, I’d love to see pics myself.

  34. Andrew says:

    If you used the jpg picture, I will print one using that also, and get a picture up of it.

  35. Dj75728 says:

    If you used the jpg picture, I will print one using that also, and get a picture up of it.

    Okay then. I should be getting mine some time next week, although the picture will probably be sub-par because of the resolution. Oh well, we’ll find out soon :mrgreen: !

    @Tim: Did you ever get Halo 3?

  36. hyper says:

    wow i need to keep up on this
    any who
    that cool that your making a shirt for them

    and tim i never see you playing online

  37. Wiarmc says:

    Looking forward to the shirts! I’ll be the first to buy one!

    PS – Congrats on the anniversary, and the 1000 subscribers!

  38. Best one I’ve seen in a while actually. Good job.

  39. dj75728 says:

    wow i need to keep up on thisany whothat cool that your making a shirt for them
    and tim i never see you playing online

    I see him online frequently, and my gamertag is dj75728 if you wanna send me an invite hyper.

  40. Rioluke says:

    Make a shirt with the bowser pic on it.

  41. Andrew says:

    Make a shirt with the bowser pic on it.

    Yeah, and use the original artwork please!

  42. Andrew says:

    Podcast Delayed!!!

    This is worse than not making a new logo. The fans will really hate you now.

    I can already see the podcast numbers dropping below 1000 again…

  43. Tim says:

    Yes, I’m afraid we’ve not going to have the podcast up until late tonight or early tomorrow because we haven’t recorded it yet. It got too late to do it last night so we’ll be recording in a couple hours. Just hold on!

  44. hyper says:

    wow i need to keep up on thisany whothat cool that your making a shirt for them
    and tim i never see you playing online

    I see him online frequently, and my gamertag is dj75728 if you wanna send me an invite hyper.

    i mean playing one muti player

  45. hyper says:

    sry i mean on

  46. hyper says:

    i also have one thing about the comic.

    Ray has a nice ass XD

  47. KimmKatt says:

    this would make an awesome, awesome commercial.

  48. Helios says:

    I was browsing through the archiv, and this, this is distilled awesomeness in colour.
    Oh god, I am feeling proud of possess a DS.

  49. Dark-Star says:

    BWAHAHAHA! Assassin to the rescue…I love it!

  50. Gadoink says:

    (looks up at old comments)
    OMG.
    This is a little delayed, but..
    FIRST!
    (Achievement Unlocked)

  51. Notester82 says:

    It really does suck if you lose your stylus ):

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