Webcomic profile: Botur's Fight Squad!
Botur's Fight Squad!
Anger is the Best Source!
Last update: 5 days ago, 2:37 AM
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Behold the demented world of Botur's Fight Squad - where the villains think they're in control, the heroes think they're making a difference, and the Sinister NooseCorp Media have an alarming number of fingers in pretty much every pie that's going! Apocalypse inc. versus The Armageddon Coalition versus S.C.U.M versus Intercomm versus everyone else.... it's superhero parody meets social commentary and satire in a massive head-on collision from which only hilarity may survive!

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Hey there! Jon Kay, cartoonist-at-large, here - I am a New Zealand-based freelance graphic designer / illustrator / motion graphics artist, working and living in Auckland. I love dinosaurs, Transformers and bad sci-fi movies! I draw the comic strip Cosmos!! I can't stop ending my sentences with exclamation marks!!!

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The first Robofest poster came about after a LOT of concept sketching - but, since I'm not a sadist (I only do that on Mondays) I thought I'd cut to the absolute cream of the crop, and show off the two designs that lead directly to its creation! The initial scribbles were largely variations on the same sort of theme - so don't worry, you're not missing anything - and featured what could be charitably called 'bloated stick figures' in horizontal rows, vertical columns, grid patterns and so on; with a proto-logo jammed in there somewhere. Once I'd got a layout that worked, however, THEN it was time to pick the best two and go all out on the detail.... as well as actually work out what kind of robot cameo-trope-cliche-nerd-reference things I wanted to have rampaging around on the page!
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Cartoonist_at_Large
As you've seen in previous picto-assemblages, the Fight Squad has had its fair share of chances to (covertly or overtly) show up in the projects I created while at Yoobee Design School; but this one is the very first, crafted, I think, before those green punks from Cosmos even got a look in! Back in my first year of design school, we were tasked with creating collateral for an 'upcoming event' - real or fictional - and since I was on a bit of a robot kick at that point, I decided to go the whole hog and bring about Robofest, the annual geek-out for bot-o-philiacs, mecha masters, and full-metal fanatics! The above is the main poster for the event, featuring a selection of robotic archetypes: steampunk, Japanese tin toy, Evagelion-style bio-mechanoid, 70's-style Manga robot, 80's-style combining-vehicles Transformer wannabe.... and a certain Fight Squad-verse maiden of mayhem, the mighty and magnificent Mechasaurus! With a nifty circuit board pattern as a backdrop, this was the first lumbering step forward in my mad agenda to cram my comics into as many assignments as possible! And it didn't stop there....
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Cartoonist_at_Large
Sometimes, there's rather more at stake in these Fight Squad grudge matches than the fight itself - believe it or not, in amongst the fisticuffs and flying kicks, there may also be the promise of.... romance?! Such is the case when the highly-organised filing systems of Pocket Protector meet the cunning amorality of corporate super-spy The Tempist: while he probably can't fight his way out of a wet paper bag (and not just because the wet paper bag would likely win hands down), Pocket Protector's googly-eyed fawning may just throw The Tempist's universe out of alignment for long enough for him to send her packing - or, at the very least, ask her out on a Valentine's Day date!
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Cartoonist_at_Large
There's nothin' better than a Grudge Match that actually serves a deep-dish platter of 'grudge'! Here we have a very, very bitter feud between two polar opposites: an idealistic eco-activist and a bitter, resentful blue-collar bad guy, neither of whom is exactly backward in coming forward when promoting their respective causes. Whichever one takes top spot on the winners podium, the wood chips are gonna fly!
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Cartoonist_at_Large
I'm very glad I was able to rescue these old-school Grudge Match pages from the depths of the archives - not only do they provide additional biographical details for the featured combatants (the SuperGroup's Chrome-Magnon and S.C.U.M's Megafauna, in this case), but they also present a window into the rivalries, animosities and out-and-out death vendettas that go in the Fight Squad universe every day! And I wonder what smells worse: 'Caveman musk' or 'Wet dog'? Just be thankful you'll never have to find out....
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