Showing posts with label Mystery of the Map. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mystery of the Map. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Mystery of the Map, page 66

We're posting our Poptropica graphic novel, "Mystery of the Map," every day in the Poptropica Creators' Blog.


Tomorrow: Is there a way out?

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Mystery of the Map, page 65

We're posting our Poptropica graphic novel, "Mystery of the Map," every day in the Poptropica Creators' Blog.


Tomorrow: Mya gets right to the point.

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Monday, April 6, 2015

Mystery of the Map, page 64

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Tomorrow: Lockdown!

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Sunday, April 5, 2015

Mystery of the Map, pages 62-63

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Tomorrow: Who's at the door?

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Saturday, April 4, 2015

Mystery of the Map, page 61

We're posting our Poptropica graphic novel, "Mystery of the Map," every day in the Poptropica Creators' Blog.


Tomorrow: Happier than pigs in slop.

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Friday, April 3, 2015

5 questions with "Mystery of the Map" illustrator Kory Merritt

You cannot have failed to notice that we are publishing the first volume of our Poptropica graphic novel, "Mystery of the Map," here in the Poptropica blog, as well as on Poptropica itself. We caught up with the illustrator of the graphic novel, Kory Merritt.

Captain Crawfish: How did you get involved in illustrating Mystery of the Map? 

Kory Merritt: The Poptropica Creators originally hired me to illustrate the Poptropica comic strip. After a little while they asked me to try some graphic novel page samples, which led to me working on "Mystery of the Map" with author Max "Galactic Hot Dogs" Brallier.

CC: What are the challenges of adapting Poptropica's art style from an online game to a graphic novel? What are the joys? 

KM: Poptropica has a very distinct style. I'm actually an art teacher by day and didn't have much freelance experience, so working for Poptropica was the first time I had to draw someone else's characters. It took a little while to get the hang of it - the Poptropica design might seem simple at times, but there are little details that can make or break the characters. Fortunately, the Poptropica Creators were very patient and helped guide me along. I'm pretty happy with the results, for I think the illustrations resemble the standard Poptropican model, but at the same time have a hand-drawn, comic-type feel. 

CC: What's your process for illustrating the book?

KM: I'm old-fashioned enough to still use pen and paper for the most part, but for "Mystery of the Map" I also used digital color and made corrections in Photoshop.

CC: Who's your favorite MotM character to draw?

KM: The Vikings! It's fun to draw angry faces.

CC: What other projects have you worked on that Poptropicans might like to know about?

KM: I draw some of my own stories, mostly just for fun. One of them is on FunBrain, and some are on GoComics.com. It seems I will also have my own illustrated book coming out later this year, published by Andrews McMeel.

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Thanks for taking the time to talk to us, Kory!

Keep up with the latest in this adventure at the official Mystery of the Map site.

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Mystery of the Map, page 60

We're posting our Poptropica graphic novel, "Mystery of the Map," every day in the Poptropica Creators' Blog.


Tomorrow: Oliver hatches a plan!

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Mystery of the Map, pages 58-59

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Tomorrow: Is Jorge on the hot seat?

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Mystery of the Map, page 57

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Tomorrow: In the hall of the mountain king!

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Mystery of the Map, page 56

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Tomorrow: Who wants hand sanitizer?

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Monday, March 30, 2015

Mystery of the Map, page 55

We're posting our Poptropica graphic novel, "Mystery of the Map," every day in the Poptropica Creators' Blog.


Tomorrow: These guys are a real drag...

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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Mystery of the Map, page 54

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Tomorrow: The Vikings make their point.

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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Mystery of the Map, page 53

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Tomorrow: Hope dangles by a thread!

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Mystery of the Map, page 52

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Tomorrow: Jorge slips up.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Mystery of the Map, page 51

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Tomorrow: Mya, Oliver, and Jorge make a run for it.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Mystery of the Map, page 50

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Tomorrow: Attracting the wrong kind of attention.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Mystery of the Map, page 49

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Tomorrow: The kids' cover is blown!

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Mystery of the Map, page 48

We're posting our Poptropica graphic novel, "Mystery of the Map," every day in the Poptropica Creators' Blog.



Tomorrow: Eavesdropping on a Viking legend.

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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Mystery of the Map, page 47

We're posting our Poptropica graphic novel, "Mystery of the Map," every day in the Poptropica Creators' Blog.


Tomorrow: The perfect hiding spot...

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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Mystery of the Map, page 46

We're posting our Poptropica graphic novel, "Mystery of the Map," every day in the Poptropica Creators' Blog.
Tomorrow: Jorge hits below the belt!

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