Going the Distance 027: Out of Rupees

We’ve had some pretty cool Zelda themed comics in this space before, from sprite art to gifs and other clever ideas. This is not one of those comics. I guess the budget ran out. In Going the Distance, our main character, “You,” has to manage to make his way to delicious cake. Sounds simple, right? But there are deadly spikes to deal with, and a host of other problems that appear each time. Let’s just say You fails more often than You succeeds. After all, it wouldn’t be much of a quest if You could just get cake whenever You … Continue reading Going the Distance 027: Out of Rupees

Going the Distance 026: Breaking My Mind

You know, it starts off easy, but then…  There’s also a Portal joke here somewhere, but those were overplayed a long time ago. In Going the Distance, our main character, “You,” has to manage to make his way to delicious cake. Sounds simple, right? But there are deadly spikes to deal with, and a host of other problems that appear each time. Let’s just say You fails more often than You succeeds. After all, it wouldn’t be much of a quest if You could just get cake whenever You wanted, would it? For more background on the comic or info … Continue reading Going the Distance 026: Breaking My Mind

Going the Distance 025: Might As Well Jump

This is an ollllllld submission by Nick Fiala that actually ran in the newspaper. You’ll notice he was still a senior in college at the time. So adorable. In Going the Distance, our main character, “You,” has to manage to make his way to delicious cake. Sounds simple, right? But there are deadly spikes to deal with, and a host of other problems that appear each time. Let’s just say You fails more often than You succeeds. After all, it wouldn’t be much of a quest if You could just get cake whenever You wanted, would it? For more background … Continue reading Going the Distance 025: Might As Well Jump

Going the Distance 024: Out With a Bang

This is easily my favorite of any comics we’ve had submitted. The end gets me every time. The brothers Fiala teamed up for this one — make sure you view it full size to get the most out of it. NOTE: This is another GIF, so you might have to click the picture to see it in action depending on your browser. In Going the Distance, our main character, “You,” has to manage to make his way to delicious cake. Sounds simple, right? But there are deadly spikes to deal with, and a host of other problems that appear each … Continue reading Going the Distance 024: Out With a Bang

Going the Distance 023: Do-Do-Do-Do You Have It?

This is another comic that couldn’t make the cut for the paper, for obvious reasons. Without color, I think this looks like he’s leaking spaghetti from his stomach. Not quite the desired effect. In Going the Distance, our main character, “You,” has to manage to make his way to delicious cake. Sounds simple, right? But there are deadly spikes to deal with, and a host of other problems that appear each time. Let’s just say You fails more often than You succeeds. After all, it wouldn’t be much of a quest if You could just get cake whenever You wanted, … Continue reading Going the Distance 023: Do-Do-Do-Do You Have It?

Going the Distance 022: A Certain A-Peel

We never ran this idea in the newspaper in either format because it just didn’t play well without color. Also, I hope you’re not squeamish about blood. In Going the Distance, our main character, “You,” has to manage to make his way to delicious cake. Sounds simple, right? But there are deadly spikes to deal with, and a host of other problems that appear each time. Let’s just say You fails more often than You succeeds. After all, it wouldn’t be much of a quest if You could just get cake whenever You wanted, would it? For more background on … Continue reading Going the Distance 022: A Certain A-Peel

Going the Distance 021: Pining for Better Cake

This was one of Lee’s creations, and it kinda goes against the theory of it being delicious cake. But … sometimes false advertising happens, you know? In Going the Distance, our main character, “You,” has to manage to make his way to delicious cake. Sounds simple, right? But there are deadly spikes to deal with, and a host of other problems that appear each time. Let’s just say You fails more often than You succeeds. After all, it wouldn’t be much of a quest if You could just get cake whenever You wanted, would it? For more background on the … Continue reading Going the Distance 021: Pining for Better Cake

Going the Distance 020: Lean Like a Chozo

This was one of my favorite ones to put together. I like that Ridley is there for no reason. I like that the cake is almost as big as our hero. But is our hero in this comic You or Samus? That’s for you to decide. In Going the Distance, our main character, “You,” has to manage to make his way to delicious cake. Sounds simple, right? But there are deadly spikes to deal with, and a host of other problems that appear each time. Let’s just say You fails more often than You succeeds. After all, it wouldn’t be … Continue reading Going the Distance 020: Lean Like a Chozo

Going the Distance 019: To Arms, Men

Look, it’s a legitimate problem. How does You even accomplish all that You does? We’re not really sure. I guess You’s just that dedicated. In Going the Distance, our main character, “You,” has to manage to make his way to delicious cake. Sounds simple, right? But there are deadly spikes to deal with, and a host of other problems that appear each time. Let’s just say You fails more often than You succeeds. After all, it wouldn’t be much of a quest if You could just get cake whenever You wanted, would it? For more background on the comic or … Continue reading Going the Distance 019: To Arms, Men

Going the Distance 018: Getting Ahead

Someone once asked me how this would actually work. I don’t think they had a lot of imagination. Or brains. In Going the Distance, our main character, “You,” has to manage to make his way to delicious cake. Sounds simple, right? But there are deadly spikes to deal with, and a host of other problems that appear each time. Let’s just say You fails more often than You succeeds. After all, it wouldn’t be much of a quest if You could just get cake whenever You wanted, would it? For more background on the comic or info on how to … Continue reading Going the Distance 018: Getting Ahead