Dead Multiverse

This strip illustrates one of the more plausible reasons why dynamic sprite comics are a rarity: credits.

The more famous (good) sprite comics focused on the expressiveness of the characters and the wit of the writing but suffered a lack of any kind of complex backgrounds, in large part because it's difficult to construct a background of sprite assets which the characters won't blend into, and in part because even if you can construct such a background, aiming for any kind of nuance and visual storytelling in that background would require an immense amount of visual resources. So you either need to draw the assets yourself, rip them yourself, or source them from the already massive pool of ripped assets.

Most people who make sprite comics do so because they can't draw, and even more can't be bothered to rip their own sprites. The more complex sprite comics you'll find tend to be made by authors who claim to have ripped their own sprites, but they also focus on generic sprites - sprites from a well-known video game which, if you claimed to have ripped yourself, couldn't really reliably be denied since too many other people have ripped them already.

It's easier to "steal" the generic overworld sprites from Pokemon Emerald than it is to "steal" a set of custom Pokemon trainer sprites that only exist on a site like Pokesho and are well-known in the Pokemon community.

In any case, the general thesis of this rambling is that very few sprite comics with dynamic backgrounds have cropped up because there is an omnipresent mindset of "credit where credit is due" in the sprite ripping community, and to comply with that mindset, one must either bloat a strip with a giant credit tag as shown here, or dedicate an entire page of one's own website to the credits list, as I have on this site.

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