is a sprite comic made by Ultimate Ridley and primarily hosted on Smack Jeeves
, with Ultimate Ridley recently releasing the pages daily on DeviantArt
as well. (Confusingly, while the author considers SmackJeeves
the "main" site for the comic, recent pages are actually hosted on his deviantART gallery because of the recent pages' self-record-breaking sizes making it impossible to truly host on Smack Jeeves short of doing a Smack Jeeves Premium Subscription)
It is notable for its extremely satirical nature, with some pretty deep allegories buried underneath a very random and screwed up outer shell
It is also notable for the fact that each individual page is freaking HUGE, being 3 panels wide and between 10 and 18 panels high. As a result, you get a slightly different experience than with other comics; instead of being hit with one punchline each page, you get hit with several punchlines at a breakneck pace, with a fair share missing the mark due to the sheer volume of gags. In fact, the comic's pages feel less like an actual comic and more like a storyboard for an animated series, with much of the main laughs coming from punchlines that get built up to (and the buildup is often laden with zip-gags).
Apparently, the author originally started the comic out of boredom and didn't expect it to be so popular (it's his most popular comic), but then began evolving it into the satire it is today. The comic makes fun of a wide range of things, from the Pokémon universe to the stupidity of noobs (and the fact that noobs are everywhere, and you can't stop them, is a major theme) to action movie clichés, sprite comic clichés, etc. The comic's outer layer is silly and random, however.
The plot is, at first, coherent with the canon games', but derails rather quickly to become its own. For one, the main character's starter Pokémon is a freaking Kabutops
at level 5
. The plot as a whole is one big Mind Screw
. It becomes both more ridiculous and less ridiculous as the plot moves forward, in that some aspects grow out of control whilst other aspects mellow out over time, as the comic was finding its stride for the first 15 or so pages. For example, the characters and events become more zany as time goes on, but the out-of-the-blue meme humor that characterized the early pages has been abandoned.
Has a character sheet
Also has a game that is currently under development: Pogeymanz: The Game
This comic contains the following tropes: