Apr 022010

Romantically Apocalyptic is one of those internet gems that a lot more people should be aware of.   RA takes place some unspecified time after a nuclear apocalypse.  The comic  follows the lives of the Captain, the Pilot, the Sniper and the Engineer as they bumble through, laugh insanely at and generally try to get by in a post-nuclear wasteland.

The humor I find to be good in a sarcastic pseudo-insane kind of way.  The artwork is simply amazing.

Illustrated by Vitaly S Alexius who’s profile (available at the link on the left) looks like snapshots a tourist may have brought back from some dark never-never fairyland.

As found on the RA website, his technique makes use of: Photoshop, live actors, dead actors, sexy assistants, greenscreen, a camera, and a Wacom tablet. Each comic page is meticulously digitally painted and contains 6 years worth of textures: 1 terabyte of stock footage, shot in real abandoned, forgotten places of our world.

Up to episode 22 and the folks and fans behind the comic are already working feverishly to turn this into a crowd-sourced live action show (a la Project London).

[tags]romantically apocalyptic, comic, scifi[/tags]

About Ben

I'm a geek. A nerd, a dweeb, whatever. Yes I owned garb, yes I still own medieval weaponry. And yeah, I could kick your butt in Mechwarrior the CCG. I love video games, role playing games, tactical board games and all forms of speculative fiction. I will never berate someone for wanting to be a Jedi and take everything Gary Gygax ever wrote as gospel. Well, all of this but that last bit.

  3 Responses to “Romantically Apocalyptic is the snaziest web comic you’re not reading”

  1. I’m sure as hell reading it now. I’ve gone through the first 9 or so, and it’s freaking awesome. Thanks, Ben.

  2. I love stumbling in to gems like RA! You’re quite welcome.

  3. I’ve just read all of the episodes. They are wonderfully endearing and have a kind of humor that is adorable and hardcore at the same time. , Oh, and the animation is fantastic.

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