Chainmail Bikini: Now With Color

  By Shamus   Sep 21, 2007   14 comments

Shawn has begun colorizing Chainmail Bikini. He’s gone back and colored the early strips as well. Also, today’s strip at last lives up to the name “Chainmail Bikini”, and is more or less where the name came from.

1414 comments. (Fourteen is the sum of the first three squares.)


  1. Shawn says:

    Man! That looks totally awesome and sweet! I love it!

  2. haashaastaak says:

    numero deux!

    (a hold-over from th last strip.)

    nice strip, but the commentary’s hilarious. I always wear lots of pockets.

  3. Browncoat says:

    On a slightly related note, I saw that http://www.thinkgeek.com has started selling chainmail T-shirts, made out of actual metal rings forged together. Can the chainmail bikini be far behind?

  4. Shamus, what do you think of the following: suppose you solicited character designs from your readers for guest cameos as NPCs in the strip? We could just send you the basic stats and gear and a paragraph (100 word limit) and then you and Shawn could decide whether its a character you might want to use. I know I’d be fascinated to see how Shawn visualizes my favorite characters that have served me well over the years. All of us have our old warhorses, and for those of us who dont have time to D&D anymore, it would be really satisfying to see those old friends back in action (even if only in one panel of one comic strip).

  5. BlueFaeMoon says:

    Thank you Shawn for the color! It transformed the comic from ‘kewl’ to *Awesome*. With sparkles! Just like a glitter-infused D20.

    And Shamus, your contribution is, of course, brilliant. My one and only complaint about Chainmail Bikini is there isn’t a new one every day!

    But I’ll survive… ’cause I love you guys. :)

  6. Woerlan says:

    Best ending commentary so far. ^_^

    I can’t wait till the strip starts moving onto encumberance and backpacks.

  7. Snook says:

    George Lucassed! Well I never.

    (It looks better coloured, very nice!)

  8. Shawn says:

    I have to resist the urge to really Lucas things up, there’s generally been one panel of every comic where after I scan it in and color it and really look at it that I’m totally unhappy with. (Aside from the first strip.) Part of me really wants to go back and redraw those individual panels and replace them, but I doubt anyone else would care.

  9. Smyth says:

    Well, I gotta say I like the colour a lot better, it breathes a life into the comic I found lacking at first. Well done Shawn, really nice work.

  10. Johan says:

    I think the ending commentary was the best of the bit.

  11. Zaghadka says:

    So long as Ted Turner has no role in it, I’m happy. It looks great!

  12. Lacrimae says:

    Came to the site for DM of the Rings and loved it (read through from beginning to end on Friday in one sitting.. still haven’t managed that with the extended movies though) and I’m loving the new strip just as much.

    Oh, and about Chainmail bikinis..
    They’ve been available in the UK Larping scene for quite sometime now already (yes, I am that much of a geek that not only do I roleplay around a table… but also by camping out and running around a muddy field or wood in the middle October in the rain)
    They used to sell them on http://www.lrpstore.com , but now I think they only make them to order… chain gets very cold in the British winters ;-)

  13. Tola says:

    Heh. Looks good.

    One point. Rogues operate by getting the drop on people. Thus, it is a rogues best interest to distract. Thus, a female rogue, aware of their ‘feminine wiles’, will use it.

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