What's Opplopolis?

A public intellectual, a collectivist pop-star and her hard-boiled assistant, a spy, an artist, a hacker, two cinema zinesters, a baron and his family, a b-movie director turned aristocratic gangster, a group of mask-wearing cultists, a mysterious gunman, a no-nonsense bartender, an immortal grad-student, too many dogs, and a race of extraterrestrial beings are all bound together by the mysterious "Marvedyne." But do any of them really know what "Marvedyne" is?

An on-line graphic novel published in 24-page chapters every few months. Updates on Monday and Friday.

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Opplopolis 14 pg 12

posted February 20, 2015 9:56 am

Anybody recognize this room? I cheated a little and rotated the bench they're sitting on to avoid having to draw Buddha of Medicine Bhaishajyaguru. It's crazy, you can walk right in there with Google street view. Some world. You cannot however go into my favorite room in the museum which is at the end of the corridor on the left side of panel 1. I'll be trying to reconstruct it on coming pages.

Since this is kind of reference-heavy, I'll give you the links. for panel 1: see Opplopolis 13 pg 5. And for panel 4: see Opplopolis 8 pg 11 and 12. I'm not saying I'm going to do this every time, though.

Opplopolis 14 pg 9

posted February 6, 2015 11:17 am

Ok folks, I got it back together. We're going to go to a two page a week schedule from here on in, which will be agonizingly slow, but, looking on the bright side, will delay the series' inevitable end. See you on Monday.

Couple of things

posted October 11, 2014 11:10 am

Just a short note to keep everyone informed. I checked on the amazon page for the Opplopolis collection today and noticed that the kindle edition of the first chapter has been tied to the print collection (which is why Tim seems to have reviewed the book twice.) I should have realized that this would happen as they are both the first volumes of a series called "Opplopolis", but it took a while for amazon to make the connection so I didn't notice right away. I did something to fix it, but until that takes effect please don't be misled; you can't actually get the 278 page book on kindle for $2.99.

I'm taking a little break, in case you haven't noticed. Just a little time to mull over some things without worrying about knocking out four pages of comics every week. I've got a trip coming up from which I will return on the 23rd, so I'll get back to this sometime after that. How long after, I don't know. Like I said, the point is I'm not worrying about it.

I am participating in that inktober thing, though, if you're interested.

Opplopolis #13

posted September 9, 2014 11:32 pm

13 is finished. Gumroad link here.

I know that only a few of you take advantage of the digital issues, but I'm going to keep it up for consistency's sake. If you've never seen them, I put a little teaser drawing from the next episode in the back that you won't see anywhere else. Not that there's anything great about those drawings (they're just sketches, really) but I think it's funny that there's that little piece of extra information out there. No biggy, though. I consider the pdfs as an alternative to a donate button.

Now that the print collection is out, though, if you want to shoot me a little money that's the way to go. Here's your biweekly link to the amazon page. It's 44% off this week, and if my experience with the NPWIL books is any indication that's probably as low as it's going to get. It's actually at a price now that I am totally comfortable with. So if you've been holding off on it now's the time.