Monday Comic Corner – Link and the Windfish

DaveyJanuary 14th, 2013 by Davey

For this week’s Monday Comic Corner, we present another Zac Gorman comic from Magical Game Time. It’s been only two weeks since we’ve featured his work last, and I’m sure you’ll remember the post we did on it: Inspired by Superbrothers. Though for this comic, Zac doesn’t include any describing text or any explanation for the comic, I believe he was going for a similar motive- simplicity. Again, this comic has no talking, and first impressions lead a reader to believe comic is simple. But that is, of course, not the case.

Hit the jump to read!

Similar to the other comic, heavily falling rain is an important theme. Unlike the last comic, however, Link doesn’t exactly find a safe shelter at the end of the story. Instead, the brave adventurer has found himself sinking after his boat capsized and into the view of the Windfish.

Another important note is the emphasis on the title for this comic- Link and the Windfish. Also simple, but unlike the other comic, you’re forced to find more meaning in the title because of the absence of accompanying text in the Magical Game Time post. Rather than being a bland, purely descriptive title such as “Inspired by Superbrothers”. In fact, that comic doesn’t have a title at all, just that it was inspired by more than one video game.

This time, however, you know that the comic is focused on Link and the Windfish and the comic shows their interaction. Put this together with Zac Gorman’s art style, and you have a simple looking comic which can inspire infinite ideas on a finite piece of paper (or collection of pixels in this example). Powerful stuff.

Again, I encourage you to read the Magical Game Time – Inspired by Superbrothers post, as I go more in depth on the attractiveness of simplicity.

What do you make of the comic? Tell us in the comments!

Source: Magical Game Time

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  • zombie_eat_flesh

    I just love these motion comics.

  • TriforceRaven99

    awesome comic, really shows how the two are linked :D

  • Waker of Winds

    I always hated the rain

  • Imposer

    Who else spent the first 20 seconds looking at the rain?

  • Cmaster

    hey, look guys the rain is moving :D

  • The Hylian Monolith

    Wow…. I love when people manage to put such heavy meaning in a simplistic comic. It just reaches me.
    I tried it once, in a comic I call “The Fangirl”. I challenged myself: Six panels, no words, tell the story of a Zelda fangirl. But it wasn’t as good as this one.

  • baileygirl99

    Really cool. Can we a get a funny one sometime soon perhaps? Just a suggestion, but it would do some good

    • ralphpotato

      Sure! I’ll look out for one for next week!

      • baileygirl99

        Thanks!

  • the hero of shadow

    wow that rain is almost as hypnotizing as earthbounds grapefruit falls great comment matches the story of the links awakening well and speaking of which the beggining of tht game reminds me of the beggining of pokemon dungeon explorers of sky

  • the hero of shadow

    i meant comic

  • shadowlink13

    the rain looks cool though its easy to make

  • shadowlink13

    btw i just noticed that the lantern is flashing

  • Lexi Z

    Woah! That’s totally what happens in my nightmares! Except…it’s not the windfish, it’s a giant Orca ready to kill me…and there’s a clown with a chainsaw…I just know it!

  • rulerofyourface

    rain reminds me of gifs

  • Emma Mix

    Love it!

  • Dracomajora

    The rain effect is pretty great.

  • spidertiger7

    ? does’nt make sense

  • link is cool but zelda is betr

    sad

  • AnnoyingNavi

    I think Gorman is capitalizing on the fact that all good things must come to an end, and, in this case, that good thing is our beloved Link. In this instence the windfish knows that with all the good link has done for the world, his life will be short in compensation and deliberately choses not to save Link, knowing that if he does, Link will continue having near death experiences untill he is either driven insane or killed. The windfish must belive this is the most peacefull and painless was to die for the hero.
    Many people, including myself, belive that after the final boss battles and cut scenes, Link’s life will not last long, maybe 2 years tops. Many belive this because they think Farore put him in hyrule for the soul perpose of killing Ganon (or the main badguy of the game) and after that was acomplished, he was recalled to the goddesses side untill Gannon (again, or who ever) raised again and threatened the balance of the world.
    The only exeptions to the are: Oot and Majora’s Mask; and Windwaker and Phantom Hourglass. But in Oot, Link is sent back in time and his task never acomplished (even though it is, it’s more like cheating the goddesses), letting him live to see Majora’s mask. Also, in Windwaker, he is charged with the new task of going with tetra to find New Hyrule, but soon after finding New Hyrule (and setting the scene for Spirit Tracks) died, being recalled to his patron goddesses, farore’s, side to await Spirit Tracks. I have a very dark take on the games, as you can probably tell.