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A sprite comic is a comic, most usually a [[{{Webcomics}} webcomic]], that uses sprites from video games for the majority of its visual work. A "sprite", in computer graphics, is a 2D object that moves around; the characters and enemies in video games, especially earlier ones, are good examples of these. The comic is not about pixies, more often than not.

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A sprite comic is a comic, most usually a [[{{Webcomics}} webcomic]], that uses sprites from video games for the majority of its visual work. A "sprite", in computer graphics, is a 2D object that moves around; the characters and enemies in video games, especially earlier ones, are good examples of these. The comic is not about pixies, pixels, more often than not.

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* ''Webcomic/LiberalArt'' covers adventures from the 8-bit college of Liberal Art


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** ''[[Webcomic/MSPaintMasterpieces MS Paint Masterpieces]]'' a reintepretion of the classic ''VideoGame/MegaMan'' stories, which mixes the Gameboy-exclusive bosses into the story (and gives a plausible explanation as to why a robot with a 100% Metool alloy armor would be useless).
** ''[[Webcomic/MetroidThirdDerivative Metroid: Third Derivative]]'' is a pseudo-sequel to the second ''Metroid Prime''. (Which was written long before any notable information was released about ''Metroid Prime 3: Corruption''. It is amazing how many details the writer has thought up that coincidentally match up to the real sequel.) Also spawned the MemeticMutation of [=Flashman.EXE's=] FanNickname: Shoulderman.

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** ''[[Webcomic/MSPaintMasterpieces MS Paint Masterpieces]]'' ''Webcomic/MSPaintMasterpieces'' a reintepretion of the classic ''VideoGame/MegaMan'' stories, which mixes the Gameboy-exclusive bosses into the story (and gives a plausible explanation as to why a robot with a 100% Metool alloy armor would be useless).
** ''[[Webcomic/MetroidThirdDerivative Metroid: Third Derivative]]'' ''Webcomic/MetroidThirdDerivative'' is a pseudo-sequel to the second ''Metroid Prime''. (Which was written long before any notable information was released about ''Metroid Prime 3: Corruption''. It is amazing how many details the writer has thought up that coincidentally match up to the real sequel.) Also spawned the MemeticMutation of [=Flashman.EXE's=] FanNickname: Shoulderman.


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* ''Webcomic/FinalBlasphemy'' is the story of a group of friends who (mostly independently of each other) suddenly find themselves super-powered and part of a very large multiverse, including worlds based on those of [[SuperMarioBros Mario,]] VideoGame/MegaMan, and the various [[Franchise/FinalFantasy Final Fantasies]]. Powerful forces threaten that multiverse, though, so the friends are charged with defending the multiverse from said forces.

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* ''Webcomic/FinalBlasphemy'' is the story of a group of friends who (mostly independently of each other) suddenly find themselves super-powered and part of a very large multiverse, including worlds based on those of [[SuperMarioBros Mario,]] VideoGame/MegaMan, ''[[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]]'', ''VideoGame/MegaMan'', and the various [[Franchise/FinalFantasy ''[[Franchise/FinalFantasy Final Fantasies]].Fantasies]]''. Powerful forces threaten that multiverse, though, so the friends are charged with defending the multiverse from said forces.

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* ''Webcomic/TisTree'' is a sprite comic comprised of gifs taken from Website/GeoCities as well as from several video games.


An artist chooses to use sprite art in his or her comic for various reasons. Sometimes, the "artist" has no drawing skill but still has the desire to make a comic. In other cases, the artist's skills lie in manipulation or creation of their own sprites. In still other cases, the artist wishes to achieve a distinct look. In other cases, the artist attempts to replicate the look used in the original work, in the case of a fancomic.

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An artist chooses to use sprite art in his or her their comic for various reasons. Sometimes, the "artist" has no drawing skill but still has the desire to make a comic. In other cases, the artist's skills lie in manipulation or creation of their own sprites. In still other cases, the artist wishes to achieve a distinct look. In other cases, the artist attempts to replicate the look used in the original work, in the case of a fancomic.


* ''[[Webcomic/EightBitTheater 8-Bit Theater]]'' is a fractured SadistShow retelling of the first ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' game for the NES. The "[[DesignatedHero heroes]]" of our tale are Fighter [=McWarrior=] (a naive nimrod obsessed with swords), Black Mage Evilwizardington (a HeroicComedicSociopath, though calling someone who was briefly King of Hell "heroic" is stretching the term to the breaking point), Thief Prince Elf of Clan Khee'bler (a MagnificentBastard elf with a fondness for exploiting the stupidity of those around him with convoluted, fine-print laden contracts, enforced by his crack teams of Lawyer Ninjas), White Mage (the resident [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Woman]], who also plays the DeadpanSnarker when Black Mage isn't available) and Red Mage Statscowski (the {{Munchkin}} personified, complete with stat-fudging, rules-lawyering, and needlessly complicated plans thwarted by either circumstance, or blissful ignorance of his own stupidity). Quite possibly the single most successful SpriteComic ever made, as it served as the launchpad for Brian Clevinger's [[ComicBook/AtomicRobo general]] [[http://www.amazon.com/Nuklear-Age-Brian-Clevinger/dp/0595325114 creative]] [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/hikym/ career]] and inspired countless imitators.

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* ''[[Webcomic/EightBitTheater 8-Bit Theater]]'' ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'' is a fractured SadistShow retelling of the first ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' game for the NES. The "[[DesignatedHero heroes]]" of our tale are Fighter [=McWarrior=] (a naive nimrod obsessed with swords), Black Mage Evilwizardington (a HeroicComedicSociopath, though calling someone who was briefly King of Hell "heroic" is stretching the term to the breaking point), Thief Prince Elf of Clan Khee'bler (a MagnificentBastard elf with a fondness for exploiting the stupidity of those around him with convoluted, fine-print laden contracts, enforced by his crack teams of Lawyer Ninjas), White Mage (the resident [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Woman]], who also plays the DeadpanSnarker when Black Mage isn't available) and Red Mage Statscowski (the {{Munchkin}} personified, complete with stat-fudging, rules-lawyering, and needlessly complicated plans thwarted by either circumstance, or blissful ignorance of his own stupidity). Quite possibly the single most successful SpriteComic ever made, as it served as the launchpad for Brian Clevinger's [[ComicBook/AtomicRobo general]] [[http://www.amazon.com/Nuklear-Age-Brian-Clevinger/dp/0595325114 creative]] [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/hikym/ career]] and inspired countless imitators.



* Josh Lesnick parodies it in his own inimitable way [[http://go-girly.com/go/spritecomic here.]]

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* %%* [[http://joshlesnick.horse/ Josh Lesnick parodies Lesnick]] parodied it in his own inimitable way [[http://go-girly.com/go/spritecomic here.]]one of his comics.



* ''Mega Pain'' is a sort of lets play on smackjeeves, and sequel ''Mvsvmm''

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* ''Mega Pain'' ''Webcomic/MegaPain'' is a sort of lets play on smackjeeves, and sequel ''Mvsvmm''



* [[http://www.leblackdragon.com/hz/archive_page.php?comicID=1 Holy Zen!]] is a webcomic that primarily relies on sprites from the ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' video game series.
** Shadow Dragyon, the creator of Holy Zen, later moved on to create a new webcomic based on Guilty Gear's own SpiritualSuccessor, ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' called Webcomic/{{Blazen}}. It's available to read [[http://blazen.thecomicseries.com/comics/first here]].
* ''[[http://wizard-alcove.net/ Power Rings]]'' is a Sonic the Hedgehog-based comic that essentially makes fun of all of the characters through absurd {{Flanderization}}s. Unfortunately, those not particularly familiar with the games and comics are likely to miss a lot of the jokes.

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* [[http://www.leblackdragon.com/hz/archive_page.php?comicID=1 Holy Zen!]] ''Webcomic/HolyZen'' is a webcomic that primarily relies on sprites from the ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' video game series.
** ''Webcomic/{{Blazen}}'' was later created by Shadow Dragyon, the creator of Holy Zen, later moved on to create a new webcomic Zen. It's based on Guilty Gear's own SpiritualSuccessor, ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' called Webcomic/{{Blazen}}.''VideoGame/BlazBlue''. It's available to read [[http://blazen.thecomicseries.com/comics/first here]].
* ''[[http://wizard-alcove.''Webcomic/PowerRings'' ([[http://wizard-alcove.net/ Power Rings]]'' Link here]]) is a Sonic the Hedgehog-based comic that essentially makes fun of all of the characters through absurd {{Flanderization}}s. Unfortunately, those not particularly familiar with the games and comics are likely to miss a lot of the jokes.



* [[http://comicsovereasy.net/8eb/ How to Make a Sprite Comic in 8 Easy Bits]] (8 Easy Bits, or 8EB for short) is a spritecomic focusing on The Author's (not an author avatar. Names aren't given for the characters, and as such they are referred to by their role) attempt to make a sprite comic. Two things of note about the comic:
** One is that the actual author of the comic is an English major, so it's one of the best-written sprite comics, if not one of the best-written webcomics.
** Two is that it's written as if video game sprites are actors, so his sprite comic, in context, makes more sense as a TV Serial than a comic.
* Webcomic/InWilysDefense is a MirrorUniverse of the classic ''VideoGame/MegaMan'' games set within its own universe that's presided over a God that's lazier than a sloth watching TV and with a love of widespread chaos as his angels of [[TheGrimReaper Death]] and [[UncannyValleyGirl Destruction]]. Original characters aside ([[SarcasmMode after all, who cares about]] ''[[SarcasmMode those]]''?), [[DeadpanSnarker Cut Man]] is the main character, Dr. Wily is an ex-roboticist that runs a Twinkie factory, [[TheMafia the New York Mets]] (led by Don Bluehat) patrol the corridors, Dr. Light is an [[SmallNameBigEgo egomaniacal]] villain, X (yes, X is in here, despite it still technically being the classic series) is an OmnicidalManiac, Heat Man has a [[AGodAmI god complex]], and Gemini Man is a [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} raving lunatic]]. [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters And that's just the start]]. Its short-lived sequel, Tales of Southtown, goes to a new scene where SNK characters are all shoehorned into the same city, and is worth looking at just to read Geese Howard's insane rants about America. However, the comics [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness lack any sort of brevity]].
* ''[[http://littlebeast.awardspace.com/comic.html?id=newest Too Many Authors]]'' is a VideoGame/MegaMan sprite comic parody (supposedly), most notable for being in the [[MassiveMultiplayerCrossover CrossoverWars]].
* ''[[http://f4e.anarchicq.com FRIENDS 4 EVER!!!!]]'' uses sprites from various horror video games including Franchise/SilentHill and DOOM.
* ''[[http://www.cvrpg.com Castlevania RPG (CVRPG)]]'' uses primarily custom-made sprites to parody not only ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' but RPG ''VideoGames'' and ''TabletopGames'' as well.

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* [[http://comicsovereasy.net/8eb/ ''[[Webcomic/HowToMakeASpriteComicIn8EasyBits How to Make a Sprite Comic in 8 Easy Bits]] Bits]]'' ([[http://comicsovereasy.net/8eb/ Link here]]) (8 Easy Bits, or 8EB for short) is a spritecomic focusing on The Author's (not an author avatar. Names aren't given for the characters, and as such they are referred to by their role) attempt to make a sprite comic. Two things of note about the comic:
** One is that the
The actual author of the comic is an English major, so it's one of the best-written sprite comics, if not one of the best-written webcomics.
** Two is that
it boasts excellent writing and it's written as if video game sprites are actors, so his sprite comic, in context, makes more sense as a TV Serial than a comic.
* Webcomic/InWilysDefense ''Webcomic/InWilysDefense'' is a MirrorUniverse of the classic ''VideoGame/MegaMan'' games set within its own universe that's presided over a God that's lazier than a sloth watching TV and with a love of widespread chaos as his angels of [[TheGrimReaper Death]] and [[UncannyValleyGirl Destruction]]. Original characters aside ([[SarcasmMode after all, who cares about]] ''[[SarcasmMode those]]''?), [[DeadpanSnarker Cut Man]] is the main character, Dr. Wily is an ex-roboticist that runs a Twinkie factory, [[TheMafia the New York Mets]] (led by Don Bluehat) patrol the corridors, Dr. Light is an [[SmallNameBigEgo egomaniacal]] villain, X (yes, X is in here, despite it still technically being the classic series) is an OmnicidalManiac, Heat Man has a [[AGodAmI god complex]], and Gemini Man is a [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} raving lunatic]]. [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters And that's just the start]]. Its short-lived sequel, Tales of Southtown, goes to a new scene where SNK characters are all shoehorned into the same city, and is worth looking at just to read Geese Howard's insane rants about America. However, the comics [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness lack any sort of brevity]].
* ''[[http://littlebeast.awardspace.com/comic.html?id=newest Too Many Authors]]'' ''Webcomic/TooManyAuthors'' is a VideoGame/MegaMan sprite comic parody (supposedly), most notable for being in the [[MassiveMultiplayerCrossover CrossoverWars]].
* ''[[http://f4e.anarchicq.com ''[[Webcomic/Friends4Ever FRIENDS 4 EVER!!!!]]'' uses sprites from various horror video games including Franchise/SilentHill ''Franchise/SilentHill'' and DOOM.
''Franchise/{{Doom}}''.
* ''[[http://www.''Webcomic/CastlevaniaRPG'' ([[http://www.cvrpg.com Castlevania RPG (CVRPG)]]'' Link here]]) (aka CVRPG) uses primarily custom-made sprites to parody not only ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' but RPG ''VideoGames'' and ''TabletopGames'' as well.



* ''Webcomic/ShootersEpicAwesomeAdventureOfManliness'' is a Sprite Comic based on VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou. Sorta.
** Theres also Webcomic/{{Gatito}} and Webcomic/BroRangers

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* ''Webcomic/ShootersEpicAwesomeAdventureOfManliness'' is a Sprite Comic based on VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou. Sorta.
Sorta. See also:
** Theres also Webcomic/{{Gatito}} and Webcomic/BroRangers''Webcomic/{{Gatito}}''
** ''Webcomic/BroRangers''



* ''Pebble Version'' is a parody of ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire''. Has a lot of LampshadeHanging with regard to Pokemon tropes. [[http://www.pebbleversion.com/Archives/Strip1.html Check it out here.]]
* ''Wario Comix'' was an early crude sprite comic series that began in the early 2000's and ended later that decade. It was quite possibly the most obscene sprite comic at the time. Two storylines included fan interaction and influence on the plot through forum polls. In the later strips, the author matured and so did the comic's content, reducing the profanity and mixing in hand-drawn content intermittently. Due to a lapsed domain name and a lengthy delay in the series' 200th episode (to be done in Flash), it just disappeared from the web for a number of years. Suigi, the author, has posted [[http://thesuigi.deviantart.com/art/The-Wario-Comix-Collection-161 No619277 the entire series on his deviantART account]] along with a finished alternate take on [[http://thesuigi.deviantart.com/art/WC200-185977769 the 200th episode]].
* There's this [[SugarWiki/NeedsMoreLove little-known]] series called [[WebVideo/BobSquad Bob Squad]], based on the ''VideoGame/AdvanceWars'' series. focuses on a squadron of five Orange Star units (one of them named Bob), and the crowd-pleasing [[BigBad Sturm]] who has more than one CO Power, which he uses for mundane/stupid purposes.
* ''To Defeat Them All'' is a narrative lets play, produced on smackjeeves

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* ''Pebble Version'' ''Webcomic/PebbleVersion'' is a parody of ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire''. Has a lot of LampshadeHanging with regard to Pokemon tropes. [[http://www.pebbleversion.com/Archives/Strip1.html Check it out here.]]
* ''Wario Comix'' ''Webcomic/WarioComix'' was an early crude sprite comic series that began in the early 2000's and ended later that decade. It was quite possibly the most obscene sprite comic at the time. Two storylines included fan interaction and influence on the plot through forum polls. In the later strips, the author matured and so did the comic's content, reducing the profanity and mixing in hand-drawn content intermittently. Due to a lapsed domain name and a lengthy delay in the series' 200th episode (to be done in Flash), it just disappeared from the web for a number of years. Suigi, the author, has posted [[http://thesuigi.deviantart.com/art/The-Wario-Comix-Collection-161 No619277 the entire series on his deviantART account]] along with a finished alternate take on [[http://thesuigi.deviantart.com/art/WC200-185977769 the 200th episode]].
* There's this [[SugarWiki/NeedsMoreLove little-known]] series called [[WebVideo/BobSquad Bob Squad]], ''WebVideo/BobSquad'' is based on the ''VideoGame/AdvanceWars'' series. series and focuses on a squadron of five Orange Star units (one of them named Bob), and the crowd-pleasing [[BigBad Sturm]] who has more than one CO Power, which he uses for mundane/stupid purposes.
* ''To Defeat Them All'' ''Webcomic/ToDefeatThemAll'' is a narrative lets play, produced on smackjeevessmackjeeves.


* ''Webcomic/KidRadd'' takes sprite comics to a different approach. Besides a few small cameos, all of the sprites were made by the author himself (being expies or homages for the most part) while using it explore video game logic, ethics, morality and so on. In essence, it's arguably a spiritual predecessor to ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' and ''VideoGame/Undertale''.

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* ''Webcomic/KidRadd'' takes sprite comics to a different approach. Besides a few small cameos, all of the sprites were made by the author himself (being expies or homages for the most part) while using it explore video game logic, ethics, morality and so on. In essence, it's arguably a spiritual predecessor to ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' and ''VideoGame/Undertale''.''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}''.


* Idiots in armor, a recently created comic that is trying to be 8bit theaters spiritual successor, was created by deviant Goblinguard on July seventh. The Author admits that it starts out pretty bad, but he claims that it is showing signs of improvement Trope page: https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Webcomic/Idiotsinarmor First page: http://goblinguard.deviantart.com/art/Idiots-in-armor-no-1-Meet-Sam-620105559 First funny page: http://goblinguard.deviantart.com/art/Idiots-in-armor-no-9-Antihero-620107376


* ''Webcomic/SurvivorFanCharacters'' is a spoof of Survivor using original characters from all sorts of media.

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* ''Webcomic/SurvivorFanCharacters'' is a spoof of Survivor using original characters from all sorts of media. Notably, it does not use ''any'' video game sprites; every sprite and background is made from scratch by the author.



* ''Wario Comix'' was an early crude sprite comic series that began in the early 2000's and ended later that decade. It was quite possibly the most obscene sprite comic at the time. Two storylines included fan interaction and influence on the plot through forum polls. In the later strips, the author matured and so did the comic's content, reducing the profanity and mixing in hand-drawn content intermittently. Due to a lapsed domain name and a lengthy delay in the series' 200th episode (to be done in Flash), it just disappeared from the web for a number of years. Suigi, the author, has posted [[http://thesuigi.deviantart.com/art/The-Wario-Comix-Collection-161619277 the entire series on his deviantART account]] along with a finished alternate take on [[http://thesuigi.deviantart.com/art/WC200-185977769 the 200th episode]].

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* ''Wario Comix'' was an early crude sprite comic series that began in the early 2000's and ended later that decade. It was quite possibly the most obscene sprite comic at the time. Two storylines included fan interaction and influence on the plot through forum polls. In the later strips, the author matured and so did the comic's content, reducing the profanity and mixing in hand-drawn content intermittently. Due to a lapsed domain name and a lengthy delay in the series' 200th episode (to be done in Flash), it just disappeared from the web for a number of years. Suigi, the author, has posted [[http://thesuigi.deviantart.com/art/The-Wario-Comix-Collection-161619277 com/art/The-Wario-Comix-Collection-161 No619277 the entire series on his deviantART account]] along with a finished alternate take on [[http://thesuigi.deviantart.com/art/WC200-185977769 the 200th episode]].


Was ''very'' prevalent in the years between 2000 and 2007. But recently it seems to have gone through a decline, as more people seem to be aware of the negative thoughts associated with sprite comics, as well as many of the most influential sprite comics ending their runs.

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Was ''very'' prevalent in the years between 2000 and 2007. But recently it seems to have gone through a decline, as more people seem to be aware of the negative thoughts associated with sprite comics, as well as many of the most influential sprite comics ending their runs.
runs. Another major issue (which many of the most prominent creators have pointed out when warning people off from making them) is that it's difficult to make money off of one if you're successful - you generally can't sell physical volumes or anything of that nature due to copyright issues.

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* ''Webcomic/NewSonicAdventures'' is done almost entirely in Sonic sprites, telling original stories using inspiration from many different sources.

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