IDG News Service >
 

Penny Arcade and PvP Creators Launch Webcomic, The Trenches

o McKinley Noble
11.08.2011 kl 20:24 | GamePro (online)

At one time webcomic rivals, Penny Arcade's Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik are now teaming up with PvP's Scott Kurtz in their new webcomic, The Trenches.

 

At one time webcomic rivals, Penny Arcade's Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik are now teaming up with PvP's Scott Kurtz in their new webcomic, The Trenches.

With all three authors sharing writing duties, The Trenches will be running weekly every Tuesday and Thursday, featuring the adventures of "Isaac" in the dreaded world of game testing. As an interesting hook, the webcomic will also feature actual "horror stories" from real-life QA testers. Like PvP, The Trenches will follow a single continuity with story arcs and character development.

If so inclined (of course you are!) check out The Trenches at the main website, RSS feed, or if you're a QA tester, submit a story to the site here.

From Gabriel's news post:

Its been a long time coming but we have finally launched our new comic The Trenches. This comic is a collaboration between Tycho and I along with Scott Kurtz. Scott and I created the the characters and the look of the strip and he is handling the artwork for the actual comics. The three of us are writing it together and having a blast. The Trenches is much different from Penny Arcade in that it is has what the ladies call "continuity".

The Trenches focuses on Isaac and his life as a game tester. As the comic goes on you'll get introduced to his friends and the hell that can be QA. The comic will be updated every Tuesday and Thursday. Along with each new strip we will also be featuring a story from an actual tester about their experiences in the industry. So if you have your own horror story that you'd like to share (anonymously of course) you can hit this page and get it off your chest.

Its been awesome working with Scott on this project and I could not be more proud of the final result. I know it's early but I promise we’ve got a lot of great characters and fun stuff planned. I hope you’ll keep checking in with The Trenches on Tuesdays and Thursdays as we introduce you to this world we’ve had so much fun building.

Keywords: Games  
Latest news from IDG News Service

Copyright 2009 IDG Magazines Norge AS. All rights reserved

Postboks 9090 Grønland - 0133 OSLO / Telefon 22053000

Ansvarlig redaktør Henning Meese / Utviklingsansvarlig Ulf Helland / Salgsdirektør Tore Harald Pettersen