Category Archives: Comics

Stained Class Series: The Rogue

All Classes: Gallery

Death Knight . Druid . Hunter . Mage . Paladin . Priest . Rogue . Shaman . Warlock . Warrior

Stained Class clothing, prints, and gifts are available for purchase on the Disciplinary Action store. Personalized commissions available upon request.

Welcome back to the Stained Class series!

I’ve been messing around lately with a few new artistic styles, and have gotten a great deal of inspiration from Medieval manuscripts and period stained glass pieces. I was so pleased with the way the original Priest piece turned out that I decided to execute all of the Warcraft classes in the same style in a series called ‘Stained Class’.

Today’s installation of the Stained Class series is the elusive Rogue, master of poisons and source of PvP nightmares. It took a while to think of a way to represent this complicated class, but I hope you rogues enjoy it. Now please stop sapping me.

Two items of general note:

(1) I’ve set up an FAQ for the Stained Class series; just click on the main ‘Stained Class’ link to the left to get back there. And yes, it includes the answer to what seems to be everyone’s most burning question: “What set is that character wearing?!”

(2) Several people have emailed me that their comments haven’t been showing up. I promise I’m not deleting them! PLEASE NOTE: If you use the words ‘stained glass’ anywhere in your comment, it gets eaten by a spam filter I set up for the absolutely insane number of stained glass spam comments I was getting. When the Warlock was posted, I checked and counted over 2,500 stained glass spam comments in my filter. Who knew?(And now I’ve said the ‘SG’ word three times in this post, so things are about to get ugly.)

Available, as ever, for any non-profitcredited use.

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(c) Disciplinary Action - Stained Class: The Rogue, stained glass

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(c) Disciplinary Action - Stained Class: The Rogue, stained glass

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Stained Class Series: The Warlock

All Classes: Gallery

Death Knight . Druid . Hunter . Mage . Paladin . Priest . Rogue . Shaman . Warlock . Warrior

Stained Class clothing, prints, and gifts are available for purchase on the Disciplinary Action store. Personalized commissions available upon request.

I’ve been messing around lately with a few new artistic styles, and have gotten a great deal of inspiration from Medieval manuscripts and period stained glass pieces. I was so pleased with the way the original Priest piece turned out that I decided to execute all of the Warcraft classes in the same style in a series called ‘Stained Class’.

Today’s installation of the Stained Class series is the black-hearted Warlock, master of death and decay (not to mention adorable demons). Representing all three specializations- plus a few key universal talents- was a particular challenge. I hope I’ve done the ‘lock population proud and prevented at least one Life Tap on my healing watch.

Once again, you guys get to choose which one I’ll knock out next. I have tons of ideas for each of the remaining four, and I’m looking forward to tackling the next class.

Available, as ever, for any non-profitcredited use.

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(c) Disciplinary Action - Stained Class: The Warlock, stained glass

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(c) Disciplinary Action - Stained Class: The Warlock, stained glass

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Stained Class Series: The Shaman

All Classes: Gallery

Death Knight . Druid . Hunter . Mage . Paladin . Priest . Rogue . Shaman . Warlock . Warrior

Stained Class clothing, prints, and gifts are available for purchase on the Disciplinary Action store. Personalized commissions available upon request.

I’ve been messing around lately with a few new artistic styles, and have gotten a great deal of inspiration from Medieval manuscripts and period stained glass pieces. I was so pleased with the way the original Priest piece turned out that I decided to execute all of the Warcraft classes in the same style in a series called ‘Stained Class’.

Today’s installation of the Stained Class series is that master of elements, the Shaman, as selected by an overwhelming majority of Shaman fans (and, no doubt, their spirit wolves).

Available, as ever, for any non-profitcredited use.

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(c) Disciplinary Action - Stained Class: The Shaman, stained glass

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(c) Disciplinary Action - Stained Class: The Shaman, stained glass

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The Making of Stained Class: The Druid

I always think it’s endlessly entertaining to watch how things are made: crayons, sweaters, laws, sausages- you name it, I want to see the process from start to finish. I particularly love to watch people painting or drawing. To me, it’s the best way to improve as an artist, whether on the computer or by hand.

I’ve tried to make the process of creating the Disciplinary Action comics as transparent as possible to encourage anyone who has a story to tell to consider this medium as a non-frightening palette for expression; you can watch many of the comics come together live or archived on the Disciplinary Action Livestream.

For quite a while I’ve wanted to record the creation of the Stained Class pieces and turn them into a fast-moving short. Unfortunately, technical difficulties prevented the live recording from working, but I did finally manage to get it all working together and went back to the original files and recorded a brief walk-through of the Druid (though it was already completed).

There have been a number of requests to see the process in action, and I’ll certainly be recording the creation of the next piece (vote to choose who gets the next Stained Class here) in higher resolution. For the curious, I’m recording using Fraps and putting it together in Windows Live Movie Maker (shameful, I know, but trying to figure out Adobe Premier Pro made me want to shank someone).

Enjoy!

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Stained Class Series: The Druid

All Classes: Gallery

Death Knight . Druid . Hunter . Mage . Paladin . Priest . Rogue . Shaman . Warlock . Warrior

Stained Class clothing, prints, and gifts are available for purchase on the Disciplinary Action store. Personalized commissions available upon request.

I’ve been messing around lately with a few new artistic styles, and have gotten a great deal of inspiration from Medieval manuscripts and period stained glass pieces. I was so pleased with the way this piece turned out that I’ve decided to execute all of the Warcraft classes in the same style in a series called ‘Stained Class’.

Available, as ever, for any non-profitcredited use.

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(c) Disciplinary Action - Stained Class: The Druid, stained glass

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(c) Disciplinary Action - Stained Class: The Druid, stained glass

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Stained Class Series: The Mage

All Classes: Gallery

Death Knight . Druid . Hunter . Mage . Paladin . Priest . Rogue . Shaman . Warlock . Warrior

Stained Class clothing, prints, and gifts are available for purchase on the Disciplinary Action store. Personalized commissions available upon request.

I’ve been messing around lately with a few new artistic styles, and have gotten a great deal of inspiration from Medieval manuscripts and period stained glass pieces. I was so pleased with the way the original Priest piece turned out that I decided to execute all of the Warcraft classes in the same style in a series called ‘Stained Class’.

Today’s installation of the Stained Class series is the power-packed Mage, as chosen by mages, their water elementals, and innumerable copies of themselves.

Available, as ever, for any non-profitcredited use.

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(c) Disciplinary Action - Stained Class: The mage, stained glass

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(c) Disciplinary Action - Stained Class: The mage, stained glass

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Stained Class Series: The Paladin

All Classes: Gallery

Death Knight . Druid . Hunter . Mage . Paladin . Priest . Rogue . Shaman . Warlock . Warrior

Stained Class clothing, prints, and gifts are available for purchase on the Disciplinary Action store. Personalized commissions available upon request.

I’ve been messing around lately with a few new artistic styles, and have gotten a great deal of inspiration from Medieval manuscripts and period stained glass pieces. I was so pleased with the way the original Priest piece turned out that I decided to execute all of the Warcraft classes in the same style in a series called ‘Stained Class’.

Today’s installation of the Stained Class series is the noble Paladin, as selected by a large number of vociferous pally fans in our poll!

Available, as ever, for any non-profitcredited use.

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(c) Disciplinary Action - Stained Class: The Paladin, stained glass

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(c) Disciplinary Action - Stained Class: The Paladin, stained glass

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This Space For Rent

Struggling, aspiring, or established WoW cartoonists!

I’m headed out of town for a week in late May and would love to give an enterprising WoW comic a leg up with readership. We’re lucky to have wonderful, loyal readers- around 5,000 a day- and it seems a shame to waste the opportunity to promote MOAR COMIQS!

If you’d like to try your hand, email me at disciplinaryaction@yahoo.com with your reasoning. A sample of work would be a delightful and helpful addition.

The winner will be selected based purely on personal preference. Funny, interesting, sad, bizarre- whatever (WoW-related) comic you’d like to showcase is fair game.

Bon chance!

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