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    • CommentTimeJun 19th 2009
    Oh, well then.

    I only started paying attention to the strip after checking out this thread. Turns out I quite like it, though.

    *sigh* D&D, how I miss it.
    • CommentAuthorlooneynerd
    • CommentTimeJun 19th 2009
    I remember when it was still hosted on Looneygames. Ah, how times have changed...
    • CommentAuthorkperkins
    • CommentTimeJun 19th 2009
    @looneynerd I remember that too. That's almost ancient history.
    • CommentAuthorWinther
    • CommentTimeJun 29th 2009
    An update on Lookouts and Automata.

    Relevant quote:
    Many people wanted to know who won in the contest between Lookouts and Automata, and in the end, it was much too close - and evidence of scripting on both sides made us even more wary. So, both comics won, after a fashion. But making that actually happen took some doing.

    Gabriel and I will create and run Automata, which will be "broadcast" during the San Diego Comic Con. Beginning Wednesday, and I do mean this very Wednesday, Lookouts will begin its run - completing the story set forth in the pitch, and created by friends of Penny Arcade Becky Dreistadt and Oliver Grigsby. This way everybody wins, and nobody loses, and then shortly thereafter everybody wins again.

    Best of both worlds, it seems. I'm not really familiar with either of the people now "running" Lookouts, anyone else have input on them? A quick scan of their homepages reveals that Grigsby is a writer on Heroes (A show I never could get into), and Dreistadt's art certainly seems a fine fit for the comic...

    I am very happy that Gabe and Tycho will be focusing on Automata, though. Cannot. Wait.
    • CommentAuthorPablo
    • CommentTimeJul 1st 2009
    Lookouts, Page 2.

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    I'm a little disappointed the artist didn't rein it in a bit and get it closer to how Gabe did the original treatment. Ah well.
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    I'm not really sure what's going on in the last two panels.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeJul 1st 2009

    I think that the leader just got killed but who knows.

    I'm finding I like this treatment a lot less than the first version.
    • CommentAuthorsteevo
    • CommentTimeJul 1st 2009 edited
    Yeah, it's just not PA. Glad they're doing Automata themselves.
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    It's too bad the guest artist(s) went with the phantasmagoric colour palette, but... oh well.
    Gabe did say something like "I'd like to take time out and do a full Lookouts graphic novel" and honestly, I'd love it if he/they did. I like their work, but their long-form stuff is wonderful, and Gabe's become a truly awesome artist over the years. Here's hoping.
    • CommentTimeJul 2nd 2009
    So... the "fat kid" is turned to stone, the small blonde one looks down, one gazes it his blade... and then I'm lost.
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeJul 31st 2009
    Those waiting for Automata, they've started that back up today.

    The first page from back when is here.

    With the new page here.
    • CommentAuthorlooneynerd
    • CommentTimeJul 31st 2009
    Seriously, this is awesome. I can see this arc winning a lot of awards. I'd kill for a graphic novel length story to get written up
    • CommentAuthorsteevo
    • CommentTimeJul 31st 2009
    My pants need changing. Can't wait for Monday.
    • CommentTimeJul 31st 2009
    Wait was worth it. I'm very glad they did end up going with this one.
    • CommentTimeJul 31st 2009
    So good! I like that they subdued the borders around the word bubbles a bit. That was my only complaint with the original one.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeJul 31st 2009
    That's super cool.

    It almost makes me glad that the guest artists got to do the Lookouts instead of this one because I much prefer G&T's art style and I think the guest artists wouldn't have made it as good.
    • CommentAuthorWinther
    • CommentTimeJul 31st 2009
    You know a sure way to tell if a story is good? When nothing much really happens, and it's still awesome.

    I want so much more of this. In fact, while I enjoy their regular strips, if they just stopped those and did Automata full-time, I'd be ecstatic. To echo Looneynerd's sentiments, I want books of this stuff. I want shelves.
    • CommentAuthorPablo
    • CommentTimeJul 31st 2009
    I love the way the robots talk.
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    I am getting nice Isaac Asimov Caves of Steel vibes from this.

    Awesome stuff, and I could buy books ans shelves of this as well if it continues in this vein.