Swords and Sorcery.
And carries just the right amount of humour in it.
Order of the Stick is one of the best fantasy stories I've read in a long time. Comic or not.
The Kea is a well known, cheeky, mountain parrot from New Zealand. What better name to take for myself to comment on the funny drawings I find online?
(Technically I'm an hour into Saturdya but I figured most of you were still living in the past and wouldn't mind so much.)
Zach Miller kindly pointed out that my single issue with the recent kidnapping storyline was a mistake. Way back here the same newspaper headline is visible. Chronologically it seems close (not long after they arrive at the playground the kidnapping takes place (although it put them in a perfect place for such an event to happen, now I come to think of it)) but it's quite a few comics distant which is good. If you actually read the comic closely like I obviously didn't then the strips in between serve to put that information into the back of your head, maybe leaving you with a slight concern. Exactly what I was trying to say I wanted yesterday.
I love RockStar. It's the closest reality TV has come to creating something I want to see, namely heavy music and hot chicks. And it blends the two into one glorious whole.
So, let's see how Joe and Monkey has progressed since the last time I mentioned them. I saw that a dark phase was in process, thinking at the time of the eleborate and possibly terrible revenge that Kleptobot was preparing to take on Megan. Then she was kidnapped.
I've done this.
Man, I've been running around getting ready for a new semester and didn't get a change to link to a few poignant cartoons on friday.
Turn Signals on a Land Raider is a rare thing. A webcomic about Warhammer, the table-top wargame by Games Workshop. I say it is rare because, although there have been various comics that address the games, they tend to fall by the wayside, unfortunately.
Is it just me or is Sluggy getting good again?
I can't remember whether it was in one of the sdiebars that go with Home on the Strange or on his LiveJournal but I remember reading an essay by Ferrett recently that talked a bit about gags in comics online. He wrote about how he had been writing to set up the punchline just like so many classic newspaper strips had (and influenced him in the process). But he had realised that there is no real need to wait til then to include funny and you did just as well putting jokes wherever they worked.
And so it would appear that that bloke over at The Webcomicker really seems to have some sort of Starslip mind, able to see what's going on in that scifi museum warship at early, early stages.
I admit it. I don't actually read most of the Dinosaur Comics. I tend to glance at them and move on. Glancing at a static image comic might seem like a bad idea, but because of the way North distinguishes between offstage characters via fonts and includes titles and narration sometimes, you can get an idea of just how loony the comic is or how much it plays with a concept just from that glance.
For a cartoon whose motto apears to be the barmy and affable Caution: Dangerous When Awesome Joe and Monkey has taken rather a dark turn with this business of revenge from Kleptobot. Today's kidnapping of a young girl captures the point exactly.
Of course the nudist from the library wears a suit at the nudist colony. What else could he do?
There's something insanely brilliant about the team behind Wulffmorgenthaler.
So, now we see the end of Moresukine.
Still not a lot to say. I'm going through the back numbers of Radioactive Panda. (because I don't usually) due to his recent announcement. Johnson is going to be wrapping up RP roughly around the beginning of next year. I felt sad as I read that, because RP looks cool and has been really funny so far.
Nothing much to say really. I just noticed that my Sluggy feed hadn't been updating (neither has my Perry Bible Fellowship) and what does that say about my priorities?
I forgot to mention in my post about Ted Rall's interview that he mentions what he thinks good cartooning should be. It's in context of him discussing Chris Ware of whom I haven't seen much, but I can totally understand the intent form what I have seen.