Community Creations

Community Creations: February 2022

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Hello once again everyone! Spotted Dragon here bringing you the February recap for Community Creations. February’s theme was Comics, so be sure to check out all the featured artists!

No clue what’s going on? Go see our intro post.

Top 5 Picks

Radiation by BlazingAngel123

The Super Power Island villains are taken a step further here with a Swap AU in which the villains are actually the good guys! Bashful Sword, usually a heroic popsona, is turned Mafia leader in this universe. A wonderfully intriguing story, heightened even more by a wonderfully dynamic composition! The border breaking of the panels and dynamic poses of the characters adds an excellent sense of movement to the whole page. My eyes can’t stop taking in all the little details! Find her DeviantArt here.

Cryptid Comic by Tilly Meow Jings ARSB

So… do you believe in magic? Poptropica definitely has its fair share of unexplainable supernatural phenomena, but our heroes seem to be able to handle it. I love this scene from Cryptids Island, and the comic format is perfect for it! Not only is the coloring and line art super clean, but the composition and speech bubbles add an excellent sense of flow to the panels. Find their Tumblr here.

Merlin AI Comic by BunniesNBowties (Planet-Poptropica)

Imagining Merlin as a more humanoid robot really interests me right off the bat. For this comic, a community member asked “How does Merlin AI eat his foods, especially robot mice?” I love how these panels are educational yet retain a sense of humor and playfulness. The gridded background and square speech bubbles especially add to Binary Bard’s “logical” tone. There’s great attention to detail, from the texture of the chalk to the smooth, clean coloring! Find their Tumblr here and their side blog here.

The Worldly Games by Bronze Socks & Smart Icicle

SATURDAY AFTERNOON, ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF PIGLANDIA.

Smart Icicle: Hey Bronze Socks, have you ever wondered if there is another world besides Piglandia.

Bronze Socks: I am sort of wondering the same thing. Hmmmm??

Bronze Socks picks up a clock that looked like it came from Steamworks Island but different. The clock had a purple aura around it with a note attached to it.

Bronze Socks picks up the note off the clock and reads it.

Bronze Socks: DO NOT USE! MAY END YOUR LIFE!

Smart Icicle: Well that was certainly ominous, I don’t think we should take the chance.

Bronze Socks: Are you kidding? This could be our answer to what we have been wondering about for years! Wait, what is happening to Piglandia!

Bronze Socks points to Piglandia as it starts to turn dull and gray. Bits of buildings in the town were starting to crumble…

KEEP READING HERE

In the plot of this short story, “two young adventurers set on a quest to find their crystal pig to restore their world, Piglandia. In order to find their crystal pig, they must compete in a series of death defying games against other infamous villains. Can the two adventurers make it and restore their world? Or will it be Game Over?” Dramatic, action-packed writing like this is certainly a huge part of the world of comics! With a dash of Squid Game and a whole lot of Poptropica, it’s quite the exciting read. And I love the spirit of collaboration between these two authors! Keep reading their story on DeviantArt.

The Adventures of Ruby (Part 2) by PegaKid (Muddy Kid)

This cute comic strip makes me super reminiscent of playing Poptropica as a younger kid. And this is just part 2 in a whole series of adventures! The project is very ambitious and clearly fits our comic theme. I love the hard work put into this story and the engaging format of panels and speech bubbles. In fact, Muddy Kid’s story is featured in a series of Creators’ Blog guest posts, where you can catch up and read from the beginning.


Honorable Mentions

You guys submitted real page-turners this month! I wonder what action-packed artwork awaits us next month issue?


March: How Do I Participate?

Community Creations is a cool series for anyone in the Poptropica community to join in on. To sum up what it’s about, it’s basically a chance to show off your artwork, creepy fan-fics, Pop clubhouses, costumes, and anything else that pops into your mind.

If we really like the piece you submit, we will feature it here on the PHB! As long as it relates to that month’s theme. So what is March’s theme? March’s theme is…

💚🍀 Going Green! 🍀💚

I don’t know about you guys, but when I think of March, I think of the color green. St. Patrick’s Day being a big reason for that! But when I think of something “green” I don’t just think of the color, I also think of being environmentally friendly.

So for this month, I challenge you guys to “go green!” That could mean making something totally monochromatic with green colors, OR it could have all the colors of the rainbow but be centered around the environment. It doesn’t have to be both, but it certainly could be!

Maybe draw your favorite green-themed Poptropicans, like Speeding Spike or Sir Cador the Astro-Knight! Perhaps write a fan fiction about your Popsona getting really lucky on St. Patrick’s day and a villain getting green with envy. Or design your own IRL Poptropica art using recycled materials? Maybe take a crack at both challenges and draw an environmental scene from Twisted Thicket! It’s all up to you.

Enchanted caverns (Twisted Thicket Island)
  • Submit: Comment below with a link to whatever you’ve created, email it to the PHB team on our Contact page, OR share it with me (SydVC aka Spotted Dragon) on DeviantArtTwitter, Tumblr, or Discord.
  • Results: Next month, I will feature 5 submissions that stood out to me the most as well as some honorable mentions.
  • Limitations: Just make sure you relate to both the theme and Poptropica (and nothing NSFW or otherwise inappropriate).
  • Due Date: I will take any entries before the end of this month. Submit as many things as you’d like!

I will be sure to let you know I have seen your creation. While quality counts, I’m mainly looking for something to simply catch my eye, so don’t be afraid to join in!

So what are you waiting for? Go make something awesome!

~SD

Community Creations

Community Creations: January 2022

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Hello once again everyone! Spotted Dragon here bringing you the January recap for Community Creations. January’s theme was Arabian Nights, so be sure to check out all the featured artists!

No clue what’s going on? Go see our intro post.

Top 5 Picks

Scheherazade by pinklightningmc

I absolutely love the crisp lines and coloring of this design! Not to mention the wonderful swirly background that really puts a cherry on top of this magical composition. This is a great portrayal of Scheherazade, especially with all those warm pinks! Find their Instagram here.

Careful What You Wish For by Lucky Joker

Now, of course, Scheherazade is not the only genie from Arabian Nights Island. This depiction of Samhal is quite fantastic and the lighting in particular blows me away! The particle effect definite adds a great sense of magic. Find his Instagram here and check out his posts here on the PHB.

A Villain Wish by sleepybiker

Alright, bird man and magic girl look adorable in this art style, don’t you agree? Though the work focuses on Scheherazade and Ringmaster Raven, their plight can really apply to any villain on any island. Pretty hilarious to think about, especially with how ridiculous our Poptropica costumes can be! Find their DeviantArt here.

Scheherazade by Purple Paw

With this more realistic art style, Scheherazade jumps from adorable to gorgeous! I love the warm reds and yellow that were added for lighting because it makes the colors so visually interesting to look at. And the texture of the hair and other colors is quite painterly and loose! Find her on the PHC Dirscord and read her posts here on the PHB.

A Whole New World by Smart Icicle

Stepping away from Scheherazade and Samhal but keeping with our genie theme, this work showcases a neat crossover between Poptropica and Disney’s Aladdin. I love the Poptropica-fied versions of these characters! Plus, there’s great attention to detail in such a small composition. Find their DeviantArt here and her PHB posts here.


Honorable Mentions

No honorable mentions this month, so keep sending things in next time! Super creative work as always from everyone. Hopefully I won’t have to spell out “Scheherazade” again for a while though…


February: How Do I Participate?

Community Creations is a cool series for anyone in the Poptropica community to join in on. To sum up what it’s about, it’s basically a chance to show off your artwork, creepy fan-fics, Pop clubhouses, costumes, and anything else that pops into your mind.

If we really like the piece you submit, we will feature it here on the PHB! As long as it relates to that month’s theme. So what is February’s theme? February’s theme is…

 Comics! 

With the recent re-release of PoptropiCon Episode 2 for members, the Creators are hosting some PoptropiCon challenges encouraging players to make their own superhero costumes and Mighty Action Force cards. So why don’t we join in on that hero hype?

This month, anything comic related is fair game. Make your own superhero costumes, draw your favorite superheroes as Poptropians, you name it. It doesn’t even necessarily have to be superhero themed! Come up with your own Poptropica comic strip, draw characters from the Poptropica Comic series, or even take inspiration from islands like Big Nate. Have fun with it!

  • Submit: Comment below with a link to whatever you’ve created, email it to the PHB team on our Contact page, OR share it with me (SydVC aka Spotted Dragon) on DeviantArtTwitter, or Discord.
  • Results: Next month, I will feature 5 submissions that stood out to me the most as well as some honorable mentions.
  • Limitations: Just make sure you relate to both the theme and Poptropica (and nothing NSFW or otherwise inappropriate).
  • Due Date: I will take any entries before the end of this month. Submit as many things as you’d like!

I will be sure to let you know I have seen your creation. While quality counts, I’m mainly looking for something to simply catch my eye, so don’t be afraid to join in!

So what are you waiting for? Go make something awesome!

~SD

Community Creations

Community Creations: May 2018

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Hello once again everyone! Spotted Dragon here bringing you the May recap for Community Creations! May’s theme was heroes and the featured work is not in any particular order. Be sure to check out all the featured artists!

No clue what’s going on? Go see our intro post.

Top 5 Picks

When You Meet Your Favorite Superhero by Gentle Dolphin aka JordynGowens

Gentle Dolphin aka JordynGowens - When You Meet Your Favorite Superhero

If you couldn’t tell, this drawing is a reference to Wonder Woman’s appearance on Greek Sea Odyssey Island. Big DC fans were psyched to see her, I’m sure, so I bet they’d especially love this piece. The coloring is super accurate and the line-art is crisp, primarily on the drawing’s subject of course. Wonder Woman looks strong and confident in that pose! And the fans’ emotion is well depicted. Great detail! Find her DeviantArt here.

Heroes of Greek Myth by epiphxny

epiphxny - Heroes of Greek Myth

You can easily tell that a lot of work went into this piece! The lighting is fantastic and makes the heroes look like their glowing with power and confidence. The coloring is simple and soft, and I love the style that the Poptropicans are drawn in. Greek myths have always been a big part of Poptropica, from the original Mythology Island to the more recent Greek Sea Odyssey Island. It’s certainly a fan favorite subject! From left to right in the illustration, we have Perseus, Atalanta and Hercules, all from stories you might be familiar with. Amazing work! Find his DeviantArt here.

World Guy: The First on the Force by Sporty Boa

Sporty Boa - World Guy The First on the Force

I think the similarities between Poptropica’s World Guy and Marvel’s Captain America can’t be ignored, and this drawing highlights those perfectly. In this comparison, the artist mimicked a well known Marvel poster, but with our beloved PoptropiCon hero in center stage! This entire idea was really neat and well executed. The pose and other details are super accurate, as seen in this side by side image. While Greek heroes tend to be fan favorites, PoptropiCon is also chock full of some amazing supers. Wonderful drawing! Find his Twitter here.

Marvel Madness by Spotted Eagle

Spotted Eagle - Marvel Madness

What a line up! Marvel’s popularity these days is anything but quiet, and this collage of characters is a perfect example of that superhero adoration. With a mixture of editing and in game costumes, this assortment really brings to life what some of pop culture’s most well known (and less known) heroes would look like as Poptropicans. Can you recognize everyone? Who kinda wants another superhero oriented island in Poptropica Worlds now? Nice work! Friend them with the username dad34853.

Pretzel Break in Super Power Island by ChibiNeko-Lover

ChibiNeko-Lover - Pretzel Break in Superpower Island

Super Power Island is obviously a great choice for this month’s theme. And we have to remember that superheroes need a break every now and then too! You can’t tell me that you didn’t just wanna stop and eat a pretzel when you got stuck on this island. Anyway, the composition of this drawing is wonderful, the camera angle adds lots of interest! Not to mention all the detail in every inch of the piece and the cool, bright colors. Great work! Find her DeviantArt here.


Honorable Mentions

 

Your submissions never cease to wow me guys! It was especially fun to see all your favorite heroes this month. We even got some My Hero Academia! Great work everyone!


June: How do I Participate?

Community Creations is a cool series for anyone in the Poptropica community to join in on. To sum up what it’s about, it’s basically a chance to show off your artwork, creepy fan-fic, realms, costumes, and anything else that pops into your mind.

If we really like the piece you submit, we will feature it here on the PHB! As long as it relates to that month’s theme. So what is June’s theme? June’s theme is…

Under the Sea!

With summer coming up for most Poptropicans, a cool down is needed. Whether that be a pool party with friends or a full on beach vacation, water is the key element! And Poptropica doesn’t shy away from the ocean. So, for this month, make something related to water! Or, in more fun terms, under the sea!

The possibilities are endless as usual. Draw your favorite underwater Poptropicans, like Poseidon! Create the perfect beach day outfit for Wimpy Boardwalk! Write about your thrilling adventures in Mission Atlantis! The details are up to you, so have fun!

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by Slanted Fish (Flying Squid)

  • Submitting: Comment below with a link to whatever you’ve created OR share it with me (SydVC aka Spotted Dragon) on DeviantArtTwitter, or Discord.
  • Results: I will feature 5 of the submissions as well as 3 honorable mentions.
  • Limitations: Nothing NSFW, and make sure you relate to the theme.
  • Due Date: I will take any entries before the end of this month. Submit as many things as you’d like!

I will always be sure to let you know I have seen your creation. Bonus points if you make a compelling description for your piece! While quality counts, I’m mainly looking for something to simply catch my eye, so don’t be afraid to join in!

So what are you waiting for? Go make something awesome!

~SD

Daily Pop

Don’t panic, folks, trained monkeys are on it!

This is one of those posts you might think “What in the world is going on?”. Truth is, it’s only a minor glitch in the game of Poptropica :). A minor glitch has occured in the Daily Pop. Yes, the comics are no longer being updated *for now*. When was the last time someone saw a new Peanuts strip in the Daily Pop? Like three months ago! At first I thought the creators just forgot about the comics, turns out that a glitch is keeping new ones from coming in!

Some of you have noticed a glitch in the comics section of the Daily Pop. They’re not updating! Our team of trained monkeys is working overtime to fix the issue. We will let you know just as soon as it’s resolved.
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DIRECTOR D.

Don’t panic, people! I’m sure everyone will live for the rest of the day without comics on the Daily Pop! A team of “trained monkeys…” are being put to work on the issue. Are you calling yourselves monkeys, creators? 0_0. Umm, how smart are these “monkeys”? Hopefully they’re smart enough to actually use the computer and not completely wipe out poptropica’s servers and files in the proccess…hopefully. The creators blog will be updated, and the Poptropica community informed when the issue is over. Seems as if Director D hasn’t been posting in awhile. His last post was when, 2 months ago?

CC: Does that mean I’m safe?! Finally! I won’t be forced by those monsters to do all these posts! I’m free!
Elmopwns: Nah, it just means you’ll live for about one more day…before we invite the entire phb community to a feast in the next time you post (idea taken from conversation in the previous comments!).
CC: NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Why?! Why must you nom and torture me?! Why?!
Elmopwns: Because lobsters are delicious :D. Have you ever tried lobster Bisque?
CC: What in the world…
Lobster Bisque, yumm 😀 :

CC: Me in a soup? The horror 0_0…
Well, what’s your favorite way to nom Captain Crawfish?  Comment below!

In other short blogging news: My music theory exams are on Saturday (Pacific Time/LAX) time. They’re really hard music analysis questions with technical terms, over 100 words to memorize, different and complex notes and rhythms to answer questions about, and hardness overall :(. Wish me luck, everyone.

I will not be online for the next two days to post because of this and study. I’m also sharing just a bit of my parent’s companies. My dad’s www.bundled.com has officially launched into beta stage. The company helps people (18+) manage money and stuff. Read the webpage to learn more/manage money. Just a quick note, thanks for your help! It’s appreciated, guys. You’re the best community in the world. Ep signing out for two days, bye for now.

Big Nate Island, Comics, Sneak Peeks

The Old Captain

Another Big Nate sneak peek. Thanks, Mat888 for keeping us informed! The title of the Creators’ blog post tells us the man in the picture is probably Cap’n Salty, who seems to have a building named after him on the upcoming Big Nate Island, as shown in a video from before known as Big Nate and Me. Anyway, the picture is below with all the information you need to know about it!

Blog Post Title: Cap’n Salty
Description: Here’s an interesting character you might run into on Big Nate Island!
Image URL: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_gw_QYz_mHpo/SWVA9hzvwoI/AAAAAAAAAHI/aRUr5qs9wFU/s1600-h/capn.jpg
Image Name: capn.jpg

And while we’re on the subject of Big Nate, here’s another comic shown from the Poptropica Creators’ Blog a while back about Nate’s new year resolutions. Zany Moon should be happy to see this!

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The image link for that comic strip was http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_gw_QYz_mHpo/SWI8wzMEnVI/AAAAAAAAAHA/Y5Hj1LDeMtM/s1600-h/BigNate_NewYears.gif. For more Big Nate comics, visit Comics.com!

There’s also an exclusive sneak peek about a French-themed island on Poptropica in the post below, so make sure you check that out, too! 😀