Birth of a Sackboy

Birth of a Sackboy

Birth of a Sackboy

by Steve Napierski to Comics

Sackboys and sackgirls are creepy. There, I said it. Now some of you might be saying that they are cute. You are entitled to your own opinion. Your opinion is wrong, but you are entitled to it. You see, saying that sackboy is cute character is like saying that a chihuahua is a cute dog. And no one would say that because they’re not cute… and they’re not dogs either, they’re rats. Annoying little yappy rats.

Nonetheless, kudos to Media Molecule and Sony on the originality of and overall enjoyment with Little Big Planet. Even with their creepy little sackboy mascots.

Comics for this week are done. Getting started on the sketches for Monday’s comic tonight. It was fan suggested and I think the premise was a good one. So you’ll just have to wait until Monday to see how it turns out.

Until then…

Discussion (21)¬

  1. NaruZap
    NaruZap says:
    April 15, 2009 at 8:59 pm #

    omg creepy. lol

  2. NaruZap
    NaruZap says:
    April 16, 2009 at 2:00 am #

    omg still creepy! (just wanted to show my new gravatar lol)

  3. N45800
    N45800 says:
    April 16, 2009 at 4:37 am #

    One small problem,
    sow: plant by scattering it on or in the earth
    sew: join, fasten, or repair by making stitches with a needle and thread or a sewing machine

  4. Sophelios
    Sophelios says:
    April 16, 2009 at 7:02 am #

    Sow – n. Adult Female Swine

  5. Ronnie
    Ronnie says:
    April 16, 2009 at 8:01 am #

    Ooh, creepy. In a Coraline-y way.

  6. SGYDK
    SGYDK says:
    April 16, 2009 at 8:28 am #

    What Ronnie said. I cant think of much more to add to it than that.

  7. Steve Napierski
    Steve Napierski says:
    April 16, 2009 at 8:39 am #

    @N45800 & @Sophelios See I knew that. That’s the funny part. Now, do I take the arrogant webcomic creator stance and say, “I knew that. I just wanted to see if you knew that.” The tired webcomic creator, “Dude, it was like two in the morning when that comic went up. I was sow friggin’ tired. Get it?” Or just say it was an honest mistake. How about you make it one of those chose your own adventure books and you can pick which one my response is ;)

  8. Dwarg91
    Dwarg91 says:
    April 16, 2009 at 9:00 am #

    Id say the third.
    And man that is creepy.

  9. Andy
    Andy says:
    April 16, 2009 at 10:45 am #

    Tim Burton cast one as a creepy badguy. TIM BURTON. If that doesn’t classify them as creepy I don’t know what does.

  10. BigLord
    BigLord says:
    April 16, 2009 at 3:39 pm #

    I’ll never look at sackboys the same way again.

  11. Steve Napierski
    Steve Napierski says:
    April 16, 2009 at 3:47 pm #

    @BigLord Then, the day is mine!

  12. Rellik San
    Rellik San says:
    April 16, 2009 at 8:51 pm #

    ….I knew it, ever since I saw the art for the game, something about sackboy just unsettled me.

  13. Kato Sen
    Kato Sen says:
    April 17, 2009 at 1:20 am #

    Huh…in the last panel, the mii looks to having a hold of both the zippers on the sackboys o.o

    oh god, that sounded wrong…

  14. Nyachan
    Nyachan says:
    April 17, 2009 at 10:09 am #

    You know what they remind me of? The Pillowman. He’s a character in this play (by the same title), and he’s a huge guy made completely out of pillows. He finds people about to kill themselves, and then he goes back in time, finds them as children, tells them how much their lives will suck, and persuades them to kill themselves and make it look like an accident.

    Creepy as hell.

  15. DS
    DS says:
    April 17, 2009 at 4:56 pm #

    Is the first guy Jesus?

  16. bellboy
    bellboy says:
    April 18, 2009 at 12:56 pm #

    Nope. It’s clearly Rawmeat Cowboy from GoNintendo.

    And yes Steve you’re right. They’re like something from the Amityville Horror. (Original)

  17. Chris Smedley
    Chris Smedley says:
    April 18, 2009 at 6:51 pm #

    Well yeah, Sackboys/girls are as freaky as hell… if not more. They are sacks… shaped like people… odd enough, but as well as the never changing smile o.o *shudders*

  18. Tomppa
    Tomppa says:
    April 18, 2009 at 7:16 pm #

    I can not express with words how much I agree with you – Not about the sackboys, but about Chihuahuas. Thanks for lightening up my day ^_^

  19. Ayumu
    Ayumu says:
    April 19, 2009 at 1:15 am #

    0.0 oh mi google uber creepy! For some odd reson this reminded me of the plucker ( its a book ). No clue why it just did.

  20. Lord Shplane
    Lord Shplane says:
    April 19, 2009 at 4:32 am #

    Yeah, they are kind of creepy.

    I assert that Mii’s are creepier.

    And I used to have a chihuaha that was adorable. I miss the guy. ):

  21. MPSai
    MPSai says:
    April 19, 2009 at 6:39 pm #

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who thinks so.