MetaRidleyI was having a conversation with Ray one day about making websites. I told him that I had great ideas, but I just wasn’t that good at making comics. I then told him about the idea for this comic. After hearing it, Ray said, “Go for it.” Unfortunately, I still couldn’t make a nice looking comic by myself, and I didn’t know anybody who could make it for me. Later that day, I was watching Code Monkeys. That’s when something clicked in my mind. I thought back to Tim and Ray’s podcast about Megaman 9 and it’s 8-bit graphics. I then thought to myself, “I can make an 8-bit comic, and still have it look nice!”

This comic was made in Paint with all but one of the default colors. I actually put another video game reference in the comic. It’s pretty obvious, but I want to see if anyone noticed it. Who knows? Maybe I can eventually make 16-bit comics!

TimAs a big fan of retro games, I fell in love with 8-bit Tim and Ray! MetaRidley sent along the logo first and after my response, sent along the comic as well. I made some minor modifications to his logo characters that aren’t reflected in the comic to make us a little less blocky. Now I just need a game programmer to create an NES RPG using Tim & Ray’s 8-bit sprites!


  1. MetaRidleyR27 says:

    I love the icon! Great job!

  2. Brawler08 says:

    Wow, great idea for a comic. How long did it take you to make?

  3. dj75728 says:

    That’s awesome. Nice icon too.

  4. steve-ohs says:

    Great Job Meta!!!
    The icon is awesome

  5. MetaRidleyR27 says:

    It took me about an hour or two. It would have taken even longer if I had to make the icon myself. That’s what I was referring to in my first comment. Thanks Ray!

  6. DrOswald says:

    You should make more comics and start a small site. If your comics are all this good you could go places.

  7. MetaRidleyR27 says:

    Wow! Thanks guys! I was worried that some people wouldn’t get the joke.

  8. D3vin says:

    That’s awesome. Nice icon too.

    Traitor! (issue one reference) I made my icon by hand! And you like his Purple(ish) one better…

    I may be off on the color, I’m slightly colorblind and Purple gives me a harder time than yellow, orange, red, blue, etc.

    besides, Mine took longer… about a day’s worth of hours went into it…

    I still liked it, and it looks like Dj and I have some rivals in the comic biz…

    we should seriously have a 2P Start! convention

  9. MetaRidleyR27 says:

    I guess that no one noticed the reference in panel 4. Tim has a tiny Metal Gear Solid ! above his head.

  10. hoopla says:

    Nice comic! As a graphic designer, one rule that I know I must follow is that if I’m “going for something,” I have to go all the way. What I mean by that is that you’re doing this 8-bit thing (which is interesting and effective!) but you’re using this completely out-of-place serif typeface for the copy… I think the whole thing would be more cohesive if you use a “pixelated” sort of typeface. Google “pixl” by k-type – it’s free, and I think it fits your 8-bit aesthetic well. (I’m not associated with the designer of the typeface in any way, blah blah, just trying to make a friendly suggestion!)

  11. dj75728 says:

    I like how Tim is holding a Dr.Pepper in the logo.

  12. tustin says:

    I think this calls for a “Fan comics” section in the extra’s page.

    *Tim and Ray sigh, as they realize that I just suggested more work for them* 🙂

  13. MetaRidleyR27 says:

    I like how Tim is holding a Dr.Pepper in the logo.

    That’s another little reference I threw in there.

  14. dr. mario says:

    nice love the 8 bit

  15. chief1185 says:

    Nice job Meta Im glad to call you my neighbor

  16. Kvb says:

    Not really 8-bit, (8-bit sprites have a maximum of 3 colors. 4 if you count “transparant” as a color.) but at least the “bad graphics” style goes well with the concept of the comic.

    The joke is awesome, and really original! I can’t believe no one has thought about this one before!

  17. Pieninja14 says:

    I guess that no one noticed the reference in panel 4. Tim has a tiny Metal Gear Solid ! above his head.

    I thought the video game reference was going to be something like Echochrome, because the 4th panel reminds me of that for some reason. Oh well. Very nice comic! I like the style and I love the joke! Good job. 🙂

  18. Jakob says:

    I laughed.

  19. Tristan says:

    Meta, AWESOME job. I think this comic is great!

  20. Will says:

    I didn’t know that buttons went “dick”…

  21. MetaRidleyR27 says:

    I didn’t know that buttons went “dick”…

    Heh, it says “click”. The c and l are just really close together, which makes it look like a d.


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