8-Bit Theater Avoid Final Fantasy Copyrights With 20th Anniversary Script Book
From 2001 to 2009, writer Brian Clevinger of Atomic robot the celebrity produced a hilarious webcomic called 8-bit theater, which follows the misadventures of a dysfunctional adventurer. Unfortunately, this group of adventurers is made up of Final fantasy game sprites, so Clevinger can’t reprint them without being chased to hell by Square Enix. That is unless he leaves out the pictures and creates a 20th anniversary book with just the scripts. That’s what he does. The script thing.
According to Home Page for the 8-Bit Theater 20th Anniversary Complete Script Book, which has just hit its goal of $ 28,000 after less than a day since its release, fans have been clamoring for some sort of print edition of the beloved series for years. The main problem with this is the fact that most 8-bit theater comics look like that.
While Square Enix agrees with the webcomic, which is still available for full read at Nuclear power, the publisher probably doesn’t like it when its pixels are sold as part of a physical book. That, and Clevinger says the original art is entirely at 72 dpi, and you really want 300 dpi for printing.
And so we have the 8-Bit Theater 20th Anniversary Complete Script Book: Do Not Pursue Edition. These are all the funny words Clevinger has produced for 8-Bit Theater over the years, without any of those pesky images. This is a compendium of all 1,224 comics plus the epilogue of the series, ready to read and enjoy or just put on your shelf to keep. To keep things fresh, Clevinger adds new jokes, comments, and typos to the original work. All of this in a 300 page hardcover book that can be yours for a pledge of $ 64 or more.
If physical books or spending $ 64 isn’t for you, there are lower promise levels that will guarantee you a PDF of the book, which will look great on your PDF shelf. Either way, the 8-Bit Theater 20th Anniversary Complete Script Book sounds like a smart way to preserve a piece of webcomic history without its creator facing a massive trial.