Great work Joe
2 month update milestone!
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Loving the story so far!
The Architect

Chapter 8! And Let the Competition Begin! :D 10/09/2012

by Joe

Thank you all for waiting! Chapter 8 is finally here! :D

Also, as you all recall, the StartOff competition has begun! Please visit http://startoff.ca/vote and vote for Green Pixel DAILY! You get 5 votes per IP per day so please send then our way! :D The competition ends on October 31 and the top 10 winners receive very useful business-related packages. We know that with your help, Green Pixel will shoot right to the top :D

I’ll mention the competition regularly on Twitter, Facebook, and every scene update. I’ll also keep the StartOff banner right below all my blog posts :D Convenient!

Rich and I greatly appreciate your support with each and every thing we do :D

Enjoy Scene 1 – “Dragoons”!

Who can you find in the Hammerston suburbs? Vote to see! Please vote for The Pocalypse here everyday! (Powerfist, Greybane, Rosa, Cross, Stinger, Jake, Obliteration, and Doc are in this one!) I’m going to try coming up with a new incentive every update (or every few updates) :D Thank you for voting!

You can follow The Pocalypse on Facebook, Twitter and RSS!

I hope all of you Canadian readers had an awesome Thanksgiving! :D

Awesome episode Joe and i sincerely hope u win the competition.especially since it means that we will get alot of new readers.

Dagzter on October 9, 2012 at 10:17 am

@Dagzter – Thank you for your support! :D

Joe on October 9, 2012 at 10:20 am

fucking awesome, nice work joe \o/

Tio Ba on October 9, 2012 at 10:20 am

Those Dragoons are some cold mother-F**kers.

Timstro59 on October 9, 2012 at 10:33 am

i have a feeling that we soon will se another colony, I can’t wait. Also great job with todays episode, I have been hitting refresh since 6am this morning danish time whic is something about midnight i Canada, sine you said it would be uploaded today :D

Roland the 7th on October 9, 2012 at 11:45 am

Great. We got another girl that could be Joe´s sister xD
Have you planned when will you make Joe and his sister finally re-encounter?
We want to know the truth!

Supaserrin on October 9, 2012 at 11:57 am

What does this rich look like im curious,weve only seen Joe so far (I think)

Wayne Mangham on October 9, 2012 at 12:06 pm

Awww, I just got shot in the head… Oh, different Dwight.

pmattheus on October 9, 2012 at 12:11 pm

way too many characters to keep track off.

robert on October 9, 2012 at 12:17 pm

Ah balls. More characters (And now possibly an entire freaking colony) And this Joe’s sister conspiracy is getting silly. Now there are two girls with unknown older brothers. I bet Annika will vanish from the colony before Joe gets back (Or some other crazy reason for them not meeting) My bet is on series of coincidences meaning they never see each other.

bobsickle on October 9, 2012 at 12:48 pm

this better not be a situation where there are TWO candidates who could be joes sister…….

scavenger on October 9, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Just a note…

You can vote 5 times a day…

So don’t just vote once. Click the portrait and vote again… and again… and again… and again…

Willy on October 9, 2012 at 3:37 pm

Finally, evil (or atleast dickish) humans. I’m gunna ignore the possibility of Karen being Joe’s sister until more prove is given. For all we know she could be the sister of that nightstalker guy. Whatever his name is.

Mzilla on October 9, 2012 at 4:03 pm

@Mzilla, nightstalker aaron already has a little sister, Nina…I, personally, am already attached to Annika and want her to be Joe’s sister! If she isn’t, that’s gotta be the craziest red herring EVER! Joe, I’m so glad chapter 8 is finally here! Great scene, I know this chapter will rock! I’ll definitely vote every day, and have my friends vote too!

NarniaNerd on October 9, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Ps…does anyone know how to give a 1-Up on the startoff voting page? I can’t seem to get it to work by tweeting it :/

NarniaNerd on October 9, 2012 at 4:53 pm

I remember earlier that what’s underwater was unknown/dangerous. Will anybody actually go underwater?

THATguy on October 9, 2012 at 5:26 pm

Thank you all for voting, everyone! We’re currently 3rd, riding closely behind 2nd! Please keep ’em coming! You can vote for Green Pixel 5 times per day :D http://startoff.ca/vote (There was a glitch earlier that looks like it has been fixed)
@Wayne Mangham – I’ll post pictures of both of us one day! Rich is much taller than me :D
@Willy – Right! Thank you for mentioning that! :D
@NarniaNerd – Thank you for the support and once I’ve figured out every little element of the competition, I’ll let you all know! :D

Joe on October 9, 2012 at 5:27 pm

Oh my god, that was odd,so first you put that other survivor girl in front of us for months and now you’re replacing her with this, very well played joe.

Also today is Jhon Lennon’s Birthday

Dr.krillin on October 9, 2012 at 5:48 pm


JOSHUA O HEATH LOTR LOVER on October 9, 2012 at 6:05 pm

I think Karen might be joes sister for plot while Anika is just a plot twist.

JOSHUAOHEATH on October 9, 2012 at 6:11 pm

It never occurred to me that Anika could be Joe’s sister because I never assumed she could be due to her apparent background. Karen almost immediately gave me the impression of being his sister though, so I’m thinking she probably is. After all, she DID mention having a missing brother, whereas Anika said nothing of the sort and acts like she doesn’t even have a brother other than Jeremy or whatever that kid’s name was. XD It could also be that Karen is wearing a greenish outfit, which could be some sort of symbolism, and she has a bit of a similar face. Only a bit, but a bit is enough. XD

illeatyourself on October 9, 2012 at 7:46 pm

@Joe I read your reply to my comment on the previous episode, and I wanted to say that I am glad it is in progress! I think I voted for you but my keyboard is having issues and other such stuff is happening so I’m not sure if my vote was counted or not. Perhaps I somehow didn’t complete the process or something. Anyway, do you think you could hint at whether or not I am right in my guesses as to Karen’s relationship with Joe? I like to have a sense of whether or not I’m right because it puts me in a deducing mood that I find to be incredibly fun! In fact, I will make another guess right now. Tell me if I am right or not. Greybane and/or one or more of the other characters will end up having some kind of issue with this new colony and their military in the future, and New Hammerston will probably end up forming relations or something and that colony will end up in a better situation due to no longer needing rations. How right am I?

illeatyourself on October 9, 2012 at 7:55 pm

For a split second I thought Greybane clean took that dude’s head off, due to how the sprite looked.

Scott on October 9, 2012 at 9:16 pm

Today i already voted, tomorrow i will vote again. I can’t support Green Pixel directly, but i can push the button daily.
Great episode i love to read your comic and play TPD 1

Eldaran on October 9, 2012 at 9:28 pm

@JOSHUAOHEATH – Yeah! I’m glad someone got the reference! :D
@illeatyourself – Thanks for voting! Even if today’s didn’t go through, there’s still 4 weeks to go! :D
@Eldaran – Thank you for voting daily! :D

Joe on October 9, 2012 at 10:15 pm

The fire stills sounding after finished the scene

Erik on October 9, 2012 at 10:23 pm

Can you please fill us in on the details of Joe’s sister? At least give us a hint!

Pseudonym_ on October 9, 2012 at 11:04 pm

Karen and Anika are twins and Joe is their father!:D

Random Guy on October 10, 2012 at 12:08 am

I’m trying to see if I can get anyone from my forum to vote for this. Hopefully they’ll at least look into it. As to the scene, I’m really curious about what this new colony makes you do. I’m also curious if they’re the people that Nick ran into way back when he was going to Machine City with Scrufflebeck. Since they seem to be so close, it would certainly seem so.

BloodWolf7 on October 10, 2012 at 12:26 am

@BloodWolf7 – Thanks for letting your forums know! :D

Joe on October 10, 2012 at 11:25 am

Happy second birthday to The Pocalypse!

BloodWolf7 on October 10, 2012 at 12:47 pm

joe, were can i get one of the posters that you showed in those photos a bunch of days a go because i live in the uk

eeryoregon on October 10, 2012 at 1:06 pm

@BloodWolf7 – :O I totally forgot!! Yes, happy 2nd birthday to The Pocalypse haha I’ll point it out better next update :D
@eeryoregon – They’re not for sale just yet but they will be once I figure out the best way to ship them :D

Joe on October 10, 2012 at 2:04 pm

For some reason Greybane is reminding me of old Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Josh on October 10, 2012 at 2:54 pm

thank you very much my good sir

eeryoregon on October 10, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Getting a feeling those Dragoons are just total bastards. Their leader may be trying to protect folks, but it seems like the rest of them are worse. Of course, their leader could be just as bad, just smarter than some.

If they’re as bad as it is starting to feel already, I’d not be surprised if women are harassed or worse, and men forcibly recruited or put to work just to earn a living, probably not a very good living either.

Suddenly, I’m thinking they should make contact with some really angry protagonists from the other colony coming to liberate those enslaved by these dragoons.

And at this point, I figure I’m assuming way too much already, making wild guesses, and probably missing the mark, by a mile. Still, going to look forward to the next part again, and hoping they’ve not hurt this particular young woman already, other than this unnecessary death (since that’s undeniable already). Just saying hope they’ve not put her through abuse.

Winterfeline on October 10, 2012 at 6:01 pm

That fire crackling…makes an awesome rhythm.

wat on October 10, 2012 at 8:19 pm

i hear disney is having zompyres for their show kick’n it

kingjd on October 10, 2012 at 11:05 pm

my kids watch it.

kingjd on October 10, 2012 at 11:05 pm

How do those motorcycles even work? Actually, how does anyone get the fuel for anything?

By the way, I love how the sound at the end carries on. >w<

Booieann on October 11, 2012 at 4:30 am

Uhh, keep voting (5 times every day) guys, Green Pixel is dropping in the ranks…

MrBester on October 11, 2012 at 8:51 am

@Winterfeline: not that difficult to imagine what healthy women of child-bearing age would be forced into. Perhaps Joe is riffing off “The Handmaid’s Tale” a bit…

MrBester on October 11, 2012 at 8:53 am

@MrBester – Thanks for the support! We’re back to 2nd place! There was a security breach and it has been resolved so some of yesterday’s votes didn’t count :D Let’s get to 1st! Keep the votes coming!

Joe on October 11, 2012 at 2:58 pm

I’m pretty sure they both said they had 2 other siblings, Annika being the youngest and Joe being the oldest… I cant remember if the middle one was a guy or a girl though…

Leviticus on October 11, 2012 at 11:35 pm

joe.. did gwen said ask for me?

earlpineda on October 12, 2012 at 1:01 am

3rd place in voting. Looks like this should be easy but keep voting everyone! 5 times a day takes 15 seconds!!

CC on October 13, 2012 at 10:24 am

OHEMEFGEE NEW CHARS *Pocalypsegasm* no seriously,yay new chars :D

Edward on October 13, 2012 at 11:30 am

i love how the dude in last has 8 votes XD

Not going to say on October 13, 2012 at 2:28 pm

@earlpineda – Yup! Gwenn did say “Ask for me.” :D
@CC – Thank you for the support! There’s no difference between 1st and 10th since they all get the same prizes in the end but my competitive side wants to take the 1st spot haha :D
@Not going to say – Thanks to all of you voting 5 times a day, we have much more than that!
And, in case any of you haven’t voted today, here’s a convenient link! http://startoff.ca/vote :D

Joe on October 13, 2012 at 6:58 pm

what is the reward for winning?

Not going to say on October 13, 2012 at 9:34 pm

@Not going to say – The prize list can be found here: http://startoff.ca/about :D The top ten contestants on October 31 get the same prize :D

Joe on October 14, 2012 at 2:12 am

well i just voted all 5 times for the day i hope that green pixel wins

mr happy on October 14, 2012 at 2:22 am

wow we got zombies, mutants, vampires, machines, plants, and now… biker gangs!? well i guess not really gangs but you get my point. that pistol gwenn had, it looked more detailed then usual, how come Joe?

soap on October 14, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Down to 4th, VOTE!!!

CC on October 15, 2012 at 8:06 pm

make the dragoons get eaten by zombies

death on October 16, 2012 at 1:04 pm

We keep voting daily but it seems your always stuck in 4th place. Oh well still got time XD.

Digger on October 16, 2012 at 2:18 pm

@mr happy – Thanks for the support! :D
@soap – Perhaps we will see! :D
@CC – Thanks! I’m sure we’ll keep climbing :D
@Digger – Yup! Lots of time! And whether we’re 1st, 4th, or 10th, we get the exact same prize :D

Joe on October 16, 2012 at 3:05 pm

Heh. Nice Hamilton reference with the Limeridge colony.

David on October 21, 2012 at 3:58 am

Someone needs to give that bitch her bullet back.

Medinoc on October 21, 2012 at 6:15 pm