Tag Archives: David Bircham



Updated on June 23 2005.
posted by Gilgamesh

Three weeks ago, David Bircham sent me the grayscale version of the comic and asked me if I wanted to wait for him to color it or to stop it at monochrome. I asked him to go ahead and finish coloring it like we had originally planned, and I’m glad I did.

David sent me the finished version of the winner’s comic today. If this isn’t the coolest thing to happen to Kikouken.com and the Crossover Comic Archive, it definitely makes the Top 3. To view it, click here.

The artwork kicks ass, and he did an especially great job with Chun-Li’s colors. The fight has a nice load of action, but without a doubt the highlight of the comic is when David uses his usually dark, detailed, and serious art style to depict the sillier moments of the comic. I can’t wait to see what we get for the next one. David will contact me in a few days when he’s ready to begin preparations for the next contest. Get those notepads warmed up, folks!

Hanging in the Wind

Hanging in the Wind

Updated on May 23 2005.
posted by Gilgamesh

Unfortunately, the Chun-Li Vs Aquaman comic that won the first monthly CCA contest being sponsored by David Bircham is still not completed. I apologize to the fans, and especially the winner and the runner-up, for the delay. I’m keeping in contact with David Bircham and he’s been telling me that he’s encountered an unexpectedly large amount of work but he has been working on the comic when he can and it’s looking great. We’re sorry about the delay but I’ve seen lots of David’s work so I really think it will be worth the wait. Please be patient a little while longer.

I have no new comic for this week because I’ve been in an incredibly sour mood lately, as major server lag in Final Fantasy XI has caused me constant disconnects and destroyed my ability to function in a party. I’m attempting to find a better service, but, living in rural Maine, my options are embarassingly limited. I can’t even get cable or broadband. So unless Square-Enix actually gets off its lazy ass and does something about the lag or I luck upon a better dial-up connection, I may be forced to quit the game I’ve enjoyed and the character I’ve been building for over a year. I’m REALLY not in a good mood.

First Monthly Winner Decided!

First Monthly Winner Decided!

Updated on April 27 2005.
Weekly Comic: Chun-Li Aya & Tifa Vs. Final Fantasy X-2, Parts 7 & 8
posted by Gilgamesh

The first winner of the Make Us Make Your Own Comic contest has been named, and it’s Chun-Li Vs Aquaman by Precious Roy. We also have one runner-up that will be allowed to participate in next months contest, Sakura Vs. The Collector by Danica Tomsho. Congratulations to both you for your great entries! David Bircham tells me to expect to see his version of Chun-Li Vs Aquaman within the next two weeks. Meanwhile, I’m going to need to put aside a few minutes and update the contest page for the next round.

By the way, like the little extrathingie I added to this update? I’m going totry and keep the main site as updated on my weekly comic progress as I do the boardrooms. Though I’m still looking for a good permanent format because this way kinda blows. And it doesn’t help that I don’t really like the format and contrary to what Ash says, updating with this design whichfoces me to use HTML code is a serious pain in the ass. -_--Gilgamesh

(Make us) Make your own Comic!

(Make us) Make your own Comic!

Updated on Mar 19 2005
posted by Ash Rigo

Update – Mar 22: Geez people! Try and tell me when I make a bad link to a contest page ><. Oh and BTW, it’s fixed.

I’m sure you recently have looked at the weekly comic button and realized it hasn’t been touched in a while. Well there’s a reason for that. In the next week or two it will be taken down and replaced with monthly contest buttons. It will list the details of our new monthly contest and an archive of all entries and winning comics from the previous month. Pretty cool, huh?

Now onto the details of this comic contest, pretty much the forum thread in the message board says it pretty well but if you want the official page take a look at this link for the official lowdown. To be honest, I’m not really in the loop in this contest bit since David contacts Gilgamesh so if you have any questions on any ambiguous rules or questions, direct them to Gilgamesh.

While the official contest page is still without some zest in it, it’s all I’ll putting up for right now until we get a couple entries so we can redo the format so we can post all the entries strait onto the contest page, similar to the previous fan art contest we had for the CCA RPG (and YES, all the scripting is done for the demo, we just need to iron out some “he said/she said” details that got overlooked before we do a bit of testing).

Everyone here at the CCA is very giddy about seeing what everyone else can cook up, I mean it’s not every day you can get your own comic made for you by a professional like David Bircham is it? We’re gonna be spreading the word as much as we can and encourage everyone who comes to the page to also tell anyone who might be interested. Hopefully this will mean great things for the CCA and Kikouken.com in the near future.

-Ash Rigo

Big News

Big News

Updated on March 16 2005
posted by Gilgamesh

I’m proud to announce one of the coolest things the CCA has ever done for its fans: A monthly Make-Your-Own-Comic contest, with no image-editing required. Anybody can play and win! And if you win, your comic will be hand-drawn by professional comic book artist David Bircham, plus a free signed copy of one of Bircham’s comics, Brodie’s Law. For more details, see our contest thread in the CCA Forums. The actual contest page is still under construction.