- THE STORY -
WHOOPS. I DROPPED THE UNIVERSE. IT WAS AN ACCIDENT, I SWEAR.
IT'S STILL GOOD, RIGHT? DOES ANYONE HAVE DUCT TAPE?
You are walking west.
You find a wishing well.
You wish for it to grant infinite wishes for every human being on earth.
The Universe is now broken. Also, everyone is dead.
[ The technological singularity is the hypothesis that accelerating progress in technologies will cause a runaway effect
wherein artificial intelligence will exceed human intellectual capacity and control, thus radically changing civilization
in an event called the singularity.
Because the capabilities of such an intelligence may be impossible for a human to comprehend,
the technological singularity is an occurrence beyond which events may become unpredictable,
unfavorable, or even unfathomable. ]
- THE MERRY CAST -
Zee Captain: A mysterious space wizard and self-elected emissary of humanity.
Mr Snippy: A ghost-type pokemon with a tragic past.
Pilot: First disciple of Captania. Literally, a model citizen.
Dr Engie: An architect who needs to learn to love again.
Mug: Contains beverages and other things.
Biomatrix 117: Underpaid 4-dimensional lawyer.
ANNET: An AI search engine with a passion.
Lifalope: An unlicensed gardener.
Stalky: Obsessive 3rd party guest.
Photoshop: Man's best friend.
[_RELATIVELY INFORMATIVE INFORMATION_]
Romantically Apocalyptic was first conceptualized in 2005 as a series of post-apocalyptic paintings on deviantart by Vitaly S Alexius.
It was developed into an online graphic novel in 2010 and grew into a surreal, collaborative, multimedia art project that includes:
poetry, prose, photography, digital art, music and film.
Art Director: Vitaly S Alexius
Phototography:Vitaly S, Oggy B, Chico G, Mabi.
Main Illustrators:Vitaly S, Mabi, Allyssa N / Hatsie, IIDanmrak
Writers: Vitaly S Alexius, Clare Cook
Other Artists:Andrey F, Christine Z, Ivan Yakushev, Malin Falch, Caroline H
Events Organiser: Clare Cook, Oggy B
Chief Music Editor:Oggy B
Ze Intern:Tina Hoffman
Plus many, many incredible guest illustrators.
A special thank you with production help goes to:
Graham Buchan, Nicholas Randall, Dev Black, Tara Wells,
The church of Captain (our new production studio) is located in Chatham, Ontario, Canada.
Pencil and paper, Canon 5D Mark II camera, Greenscreen, Live actors in outfits, Dead actors (skeleton props), Photoshop and a Wacom Tablet.
Most of the comics are story-boarded, shot in the studio, worked on in Photoshop and contain a decade worth of textures: 3 terabytes of stock footage, shot in real abandoned, forgotten places of our world.
Some of the pages are painted from scratch in Photoshop, but most combine Photography with Digital painting. It's a fun, experimental, cinematic graphic novel.
Want to find out more?Click here for Production Process.
Click here for VIDEO EXPLANATIONS.
WHEN ARE NEW EPISODES OUT?
Once a week, unless we're trapped at comic conventions or out shooting abandoned structures somewhere in Europe.
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We're still working hard on translating various pages.
If you'd like to help out with translations, please write me via contact page!