Childhood's End

The Toymaker Assassination Saga


11th Dec 2018, 10:00 PM
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lirvilas 11th Dec 2018, 10:00 PM
Yeah yeah yeah I would have labeled this "action" if it didn't take 50 pages to get to it.

And on that note, I'll give you a page tomorrow but I have no idea when the one after that will arrive.

Merry Christmas?
Microraptor 12th Dec 2018, 7:40 AM
Seems like MSV is getting to unpack their Christmas presents early!

That unicorn is probably from the "Your Tiny Horsies" toyline, of which ToyCo claims that it's superior to any competing brightly colored equine-based toy franchises that may be out there. ;-)
(I actually already tried to canonically establish the "ToyCo"-"Tiny Horsies"-connection, but speech bubbles covered up the important parts. If you look closely here, there is a ToyCo logo on one of the VHS boxes, but it isn't readable anymore that it says "Your Tiny Horsies" above that.)
lirvilas 12th Dec 2018, 6:36 PM
Ah hell... kids, I hate to admit it, but I’m pretty burned out. No page today or for the near future. Have a merry Christmas if I don’t update before then.
Microraptor 13th Dec 2018, 10:48 AM
@ lirvilas: Take a well-deserved rest then, lirv! I mean, you did that crazy breakneck one strip/day schedule for over a month now (with just a few hiccups in-between) - that is a quite impressive feat!

@ everyone else: Fear not, you will nevertheless in any case be able to read regularly scheduled ToyCo-related comic content up until Christmas over at Cryptida, serendipitously starting today!

Merry Christmas!


ProfEtheric 11th Dec 2018, 11:45 PM
I think I have had nightmares like this... Bogeyman vs. creepy-ass toys... Brrrr...
anonymous coward 12th Dec 2018, 12:00 AM
Hollywood has had worse movie plots, for great shame.
Microraptor 12th Dec 2018, 10:49 AM
Once again, the whole scenario reminds me of the Nutcracker story, wherein there is a great battle of toys vs. mice!
(One funny detail therein is for example is that the toys are strategically positioning their artillery - on a footstool!)
anonymous coward 12th Dec 2018, 12:16 AM
Considering the augmented reality system toy Bettina made that was shown off earlier, I'm wondering if Timmy Timmy is watching this from a RTS GUI. That would probably look quite busy with all the pathing lines.

Another couple home team questions: Does creepy glasses guy call in the big robots, and will they fail to help or fail to even arrive in time to get involved? Something human scale to tankette sized with a stable wheeled or insect leg chassis and one or more turreted chainguns might mow down the fodder for a bit until it gets broken. Mind you, that's nightmare-level, Skynet-HK stuff, and the Pentagon would probably pay close attention to anything like that.
Microraptor 12th Dec 2018, 7:52 AM
It doesn't need to be something as fancy as VR for Timmy to oversee the battle.
A lot of security cameras combined with a huge-ass wall monitor in the office should completely suffice.
(Granted though, those examples are from a different ToyCo facility.)
NeilKapit 16th Dec 2018, 9:03 PM
Gotta say I love all this comic crossing over, always wanted to be a part of something like this
Microraptor 17th Dec 2018, 11:45 AM
I have to say I feel really honored by lirvilas' astonishing decision to build a comic around something my silly little brain thought up.

But I know that you too already had the pleasure of seeing one of your creations running around in the LIR-verse. :-D
AmeliaP 17th Dec 2018, 6:55 PM
"Yeah yeah yeah I would have labeled this "action" if it didn't take 50 pages to get to it."

I heard you. Action scenes take many pages to be done.
lirvilas 17th Dec 2018, 7:45 PM
-With the right narration, a wordy page can span the entire history of the universe and still be gripping.

compared to

-Most action pages cover at best a couple seconds, and if they're realistic, there's not a whole lot of monologuing.

/rips hair out of head
AmeliaP 26th Dec 2018, 7:30 PM
That's true and

"Most action pages cover at best a couple seconds, and if they're realistic, there's not a whole lot of monologuing."

Seems it's the best way to online comics. I noticed people, mainly the youngest readers, hate to read online. For online comics (mobile format rule): "the fewer words, the better".
I'll create a comic only with emojis XDDD
lirvilas 26th Dec 2018, 7:45 PM
Only emojis?

Cynical as f*** and probably devastatingly effective. It's like sprite comics for the Attention Deficit Disorder generation.
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