TOME: Nylocke's Day Off

Share Collapse

Author Comments

Animated by Chris Niosi
Music by Weston Durant
Background Artwork by Dave Smith, Jourdan Lasko and Terrence Lepinski
Voices by Martin Billany, Anthony Sardinha and Steven Kelly.

A story all about the #1 voted most-popular character in TOME: Terrain of Magical Expertise...NNNYLOCKE! MASTER OF HAVING HIS OWN ANIMATED SHORT! One day, while patrolling around ;Lavendera on his own, Nylocke is approached by Demonking, who seeks aid from our hero against a bold new enemy...the sinister Serpentine! Can our hero triumph over evil once again?


What the hell is this?

First of all, an entire cartoon about a character who only spouts expository dialouge and one-liners isn't a good idea. That's why Nylock is a supporting character in the first place. It's, frankly, boring to see Nylock and evil Nylock explain everything rather have you animate characters doing interesting things.

The story is completely uninteresting...mostly because of the characters. Like, it feels like you could take Demonking out of the cartoon and nothing would be changed. He's just a plot devices, and has no interesting observation on what Nylock and other Nylock are doing, so he's useless.

None of the jokes are funny. It's just Nylock explaining things....haha?

And I hate the art style in this thing, man. It feels lazy..you didn't even bother to ink the still images. I don't see why you couldn't have done some good limited animation in this. You went to one of the best animation schools in the US (around the same as REBECCA SUGAR, I might add) yet you still draw like a 15 year old with .hack-tier design ability. I just don't understand it. You STILL don't know how to structure a head, draw a decent pose or keep your proportions consistent. It pisses me off because I know you can do better than this. :(

ah all ya watch porn and i kno tht just saying

WHAT DID YOU DO TO SIMDRAGON? I knew he might be like Nylocke in the over-needed role-playing, but this is just insanity! Good short nonetheless.

Well, that was pretty awesome Chris! You're a great inspiration to me, especially with how smooth you animating is. Good luck my friend. I hope to be up there with you some day.


Click on an icon to vote on this!

Credits & Info

4.29 / 5.00

Jul 5, 2012
12:00 AM EDT
Comedy - Original
  • Daily Feature July 6, 2012
  • Weekly 5th Place July 11, 2012