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Buttons Preview June 2012 by DrewGreen Buttons Preview June 2012 by DrewGreen
Hey folks!

So Iím taking this opportunity to announce that I will be taking on a second project in the near future. Itís an older project of mine, which many of you who have been following me on Deviantart for a while have perhaps seen before.

The basic idea: This is the Button family, a family of gamers. Each one represents a different genre of video game. From left to right - Ridley (the classic console gamer), Denise (the casual/fitness gamer), Gwen (the music and rhythm gamer), Marc (the hardcore, violent gamer), and Patrick (the arcade gamer). As individuals and as a family, theyíre very wrapped up in their hobby and it informs the way they interact with others and the world. The working title of this project will be ďButtons.Ē

I know, it probably doesnít sound that great. But I have a lot of great ideas and it will have heart, something seemingly missing from family-centered comedies these days.

For those who are worried about how this will affect Ross Boston, worry not! Ross Boston, as well as fulfilling all of the perks from the donations to my campaign, are my main focus and my job right now and I will continue working on that primarily. ďButtonsĒ will be the thing I do when I just feel like I need to develop something else so I donít get too burnt out on Ross Boston.

Currently, I canít say how this project will manifest but I suspect it will most likely be a webcomic just like Ross Boston. I also have no tentative starting date, but I will let you know more as this project develops, if it actually does. The only thing I can say with reasonable certainty is I will let the first episode of Buttons play out as a pilot and decide once that has been finished whether or not I want to continue doing it. Weíll see what happens.

Iíve had this one floating around in my head for 3 years now, so Iím excited to finally be getting it off the ground! Now that I actually know a thing or two about making a comic, I can make this the best thing it can be right now.

Hope you like them!

~Drew
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:iconthebombsahead:
TheBombsAhead Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
I love it can't wait for its release!
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DrewGreen Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
If you're interested, I recently made a minicomic featuring one of the characters (Marc). It's on sale for only $3 in PDF form. Go take a look! [link]
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aualga Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Will this be a possible web series? cause it looks right up my alley!
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:icondrewgreen:
DrewGreen Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
It might be. We shall see! :)
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arpellias Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looking forward to it :D
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dinnikeato Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My name's Denise, my boyfrind is acalled Marc, my Dad is called Patrick, my bestie is called Gwen and I dont know a Ridley. Still nearly spat out my cous cous.
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DrewGreen Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
That's nuts, haha! I assure you this is entirely coincidence. :D
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dinnikeato Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heehee~ will be watchig closely now to see what happens with them ^^
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PragMattic Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That sounds awesome. I would definitely read that.
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Mystificateur Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh gosh your characters are always so adorable and amazing ; v ; this is totally cute, looking forward to it!
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DrewGreen Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Thank you!
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Busiris Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Fun and adorable characters. X3 Should be an interesting project. I dunno about anyone else that sees this, but I love Marc. lol Adorable and cool and probably not one to mess around with. lol Really nice designs!! :D
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DrewGreen Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Thank you! It's funny, Marc seems to be getting the most attention this time around (whereas most people really gravitated toward Gwen in the past). I'm not complaining, of course.
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MisterNightshade Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh! I remember this! I can't wait to see it in action!
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DrewGreen Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Thank you!
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CaptainQuirk Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
I think this could be a really cool idea. I hope it goes well. I'd read it. :)
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DrewGreen Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Thanks!
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pyramidheads Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist
these are so cool!

i love the little guy in the hoodie!
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DrewGreen Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Thank you, hehe!
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SercansArtbook Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think one of the guys should be a rpg gamer. Like final fantasy and such
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DrewGreen Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
I have another character that is not part of the family that is an RPG gamer. I will reveal that character at a later date. ;)
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SercansArtbook Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exited :D :D
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p47y Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
You could have a "girls" gamer too (barbie fashion, pets, etc games). I know its not an actual genre but it could be fun to parody what some companies think girl gamers are.

Casual gamers could be there too, including a grandma obsessed with farmville.
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HatFoxProductions Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
That's awesome!
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DrewGreen Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Thanks!
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Bisparulz Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
awesome family. love the little dude. hehe =')
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DrewGreen Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Thank you!
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Erraday Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Haha, Marc is awesome, I love your character design!
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DrewGreen Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Thanks!
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Artoveli Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw man, these guys! It's nice to see them popping up again.:D
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DrewGreen Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Thanks! It has been quite a while!
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Mechayoshi Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Who would be playing the RPGs? Maybe Ridley?
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DrewGreen Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
I'm sure he would play some of those, but I already have another character lined up for that. ;)
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FrostDrive Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Somehow the big chins you draw on girls (Gwen here) are really attractive and appealing.

I know animating is about 1,000 times harder and longer than making comics, but I bet if you animated the pilot episode for this, you'd be able to gather a really big audience to start it out!
because people are lazy, and would rather watch something than read it, because watching takes no effort at all.
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DrewGreen Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Thanks!

Haha, animating is about a thousand times harder on the person doing it, and easier on the person enjoying it. Where comics are easier on the person making it, but "harder" for the person reading it, potentially. But it just doesn't balance out. I know I can make what I want as a comic, where if it were an animation, I'd be more likely to be less pleased. Just because there'd have to be a lot of outside involvement with other people, I guess.
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FrostDrive Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, yeh, that's a good way to put it.
Animations 1,000 times harder on the creator, and just a bit easier for the viewer. xD

That's totally understandable. :D
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dynamicsketch Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
If there was a member of their family who was into PC MMO's, then he/she would have to be the black sheep of the family. Or a total shut in.
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DrewGreen Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
It's very important for me to say that while the Button family may not represent all types of gamers, there are certainly other characters that will fill in some of those gaps. :)
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dynamicsketch Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wonder if we'll get the typical types? The XBot/Nintendo hater, the clod who thinks that every recently-announced Zelda game will not be as good as "Ocarina of Time," the idiot who thinks that story should come before any actual gameplay, etc.
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DrewGreen Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Well, I definitely won't be using any actual video game or company names, it'll all be analogues and just made-up stuff. But I'm sure some of those themes will be approached. :)
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dynamicsketch Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm sure you could find some way to make the point across even by making stuff up. Seeing how many webcomics tend to just simply mention the name of a recently released or popular video game just to pander to its fans, it sure does come off as lame to me.
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DrewGreen Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Well, this is definitely not going to be another "Penny Arcade" meant to make fun of or bring up current events in video games. There are perhaps literally thousands of those and most of them are garbage. This is a story about characters, and how their passtime informs their behavior and the way they interact with others. So there's actually no need to use real brands and company names and actual video games. In fact, it's more fun to make things up. :)
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dynamicsketch Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I agree that it'd be far more appealing to make stuff up and not use real brands and names. And you're right, webcomics that try to be like Penny Arcade suck. But many webcomics suck because they will just reference any type of real brand. Sort of like when PVP had a filler storyline with two dumbasses arguing over which is better--Twizzlers or Red Vine. How stupid.
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DrewGreen Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
That is stupid, because the answer is obviously "Twizzlers" and I don't know who would eat Red Vines. Also, isn't PVP a game-related webcomic? What does that even have to do with games?

Of course, it is that person's webcomic and not mine. So they can do what they want with it.

I should make it a point to mention that "Buttons" is not a joke-a-week comic. Much like my current comic, it's story-based. It's not an action adventure the way Ross Boston is, but it still follows a story and each update adds to that. Most gamer comics are joke-a-week or joke-a-day. Not only do I think I could even DO a comic like that (since I don't have that kind of humor) but also, I would like to contribute something a little different.
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DeviantSimme Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sounds awesome! Good luck! : )
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DrewGreen Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Thanks!
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