About

Welcome to the official site for “Extra Ordinary, the web motion comic”.

Who am I? I am a hobbyist, creating content in my spare time. I am a programmer by trade, and so the technology used to create the series is as interesting to me as the series itself. I share my experiences in the “Behind the Scenes” section of this site. I am exploring 3D technologies in my spare time to gain knowledge as part of the emerging fields of VR, AR, and the Metaverse. I am using free tools popular in the VTuber sphere for creating this series.

I am also a Christian. This series is not directly about Christianity, but I do try to follow Christian principles and morals (think like parables in the bible). There is a lot of content out there that I don’t find uplifting, so in this series I tackle stories with challenging emotional struggles and overcoming them… with a bit of mystery to keep you guessing!

What is a web motion comic? There is not a single strict definition. In my case, it is a series of short vertical video clips (good for viewing on mobile devices) corresponding to different frames of a comic. You tap on the right to proceed to the next clip, tap on the left to go back.

I call it a comic however, rather than an animated cartoon, as there is no sound. Speech is shown in speech bubbles. So it is more like a comic with animation added than a cartoon with sound removed.

The episode home page includes links to all episodes. Click “start reading” to open up an episode.

If you have a Google account you can click the “login” link (top right) and the site will remember your progress, giving you a “resume reading” button upon your return.

Why the .tv domain name? This is a reboot of a series I started previously on YouTube with full 2D animated cartoons with sound. I only got two episodes done (sigh!). There is nothing wrong with 2D animation, I just found the programmer in me fascinated by 3D, which led me down a long and winding path until I am finally ready to kick this series off again. I also found it took a lot of time coordinating with friends doing the voices. So I dropped sound and full animation to keep my production effort down. This is purely a one man show now. My personal goal is monthly episodes to start with, but I hope to go faster than this over time.

I hope you enjoy the series!