Webcomic profile: The Lives of X!Gloop
The Lives of X!Gloop
A man makes a mistake and is condemned... to life!
Last update: 1st Sep 2019, 9:01 AM
Graphic Violence / Gore Frequent Frontal Nudity Frequent Strong Language
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The oldest of my webcomics that I still allow to see the light of day, The Lives of X!Gloop was made in 1989-1992. Inspired by Moebius, it chronicles the life, death and lives of a man and his friends, condemned to return to the world a thousand times. The comic was resurrected in late 2015 with new color pages added infrequently.

Authors

ReinderDijkhuis
ReinderDijkhuis
Translator, veteran webcomics artist.

Most recent comments left on The Lives of X!Gloop

NatureKid01
Oh , ok 🙂.
It’s cool 👌. Take time .

Love your comics with casual normal nudity content in it !
ReinderDijkhuis
No idea! I'm focusing on Cultish Manners and my traditional art practice right now.
NatureKid01
When next page?
ReinderDijkhuis
September is X!Gloop month! Because the character and concept will turn 30 years old on the 13th, I will devote a whole month to drawing nothing but X!Gloop, including extra title art, daily art challenges and more. This one had been in my files for a while. Fitting in the dialog involved a lot of compromises to both the art and the dialog itself, so the transcript (for those of you with a screen reader) will have the full unedited text.
Author Note
ReinderDijkhuis
This is the last page in this storyline that was based on a page originally done in the 1990s! From now on, present, middle-aged me is on his own. It was fun to collaborate with the younger me and maybe sometime we'll do this again. There is another storyline.

While preparing for this version, I looked at synthesizers a lot, especially TONTO, the giant modular synthesizer used on several Stevie Wonder albums from the 1960s and 1970s. I adapted parts of photos fro Tonto into the bridge of the ship that Ahaspar was using and observed that spaceship bridges from TV shows of the time period had a strong synthesizer esthetic. I thought there was a gag in there. Once I started work on this redrawn page, I realized that I'd already done that exact gag, except originally the synthesizer was a coffee machine!

It is a bit weird that Xkolp comments on the Grismoon riders not wearing clothes when he's been naked throughout this storyline himself. But he's pressing home a point he made to Ahaspar several pages ago.

'Arrheua Flebelebe' is a reference to an old headline in an issue of the fanzine Zozolala where the editors had forgotten to remove their placeholder for the headline. It read "Aargh, flebbelebbe ende Arrheu!"
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