I normally don’t like comics. The ones drawn by capable artists are poorly written. The best written ones look awful. And in almost all cases the story is so inane or introspective it would fail even more horribly as a short story or novel. But even with all these lowering my expectations, I can confidently […]
Category Archives: Comic Books
A friend brought Oh No Robot to my attention when I was flailingly describing a webcomic I’d found funny. It indexes the text of comics and makes them searchable. Not a heavily-used tool, really, but good to know it’s there. http://www.ohnorobot.com
http://www.asofterworld.com/oq-display.php?id=22 I admit, this is a resume submission strategy that I hadn’t considered.
http://www.marvel.com/news/comicstories.7021 Marvel publishes a comic book version of Pride and Prejudice. For decades, comic artists have fetishised their female characters, and the habit seems to be hard to break: The Bennet girls all look like smouldering hussies with rampant cases of sex hair. It’s also discouraging that the backgrounds in every panel of this preview […]
http://www.bamkapow.com/heroic-presidents–1216-p.html An example of what enterprising Americans will be able to do with their greenbacks once the US dollar falls below the peso on international money markets. PS I accidentally typed that as international monkey markets, which is a terrifying – yet likely real – concept. PPS Washington’s easy transformation into Darth Vader rather eerily […]
http://www.drewweing.com/journalcomic?date=20020430 Jeez, one mention of The Journal Comic and I find myself dragged back into its clutches. Drew hasn’t drawn this for years, but the archive is available for browsing. Highly recommended for anyone – like me – who appreciates the small moments in life, yet who abandons them all willingly for hours to play […]
http://www.minimumsecurity.net/ It’s been hours since I last indulged in Bush bashing (not a euphemism), so I got quite the giggle out of this:
http://marmadukeexplained.blogspot.com/ A blogger attempts to explain what makes Marmaduke strips funny. He’s got a tough job, but as his powers of observation are clearly stronger than mine, I have faith… Marmaduke’s habit of skulking about in the attic is not appreciated by his sleepy owners, who implore him to stop as he peers down at […]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deadpool I’ve spent the past two days immersing myself in the waters of comics geekery, waters in which I’ve barely paddled previously. Growing up, the comics I read were tattered hand-me-downs from my older cousins, pretty much limited to Ghost Tales and Scrooge McDuck. When my friends in school started buying comics, the prices were […]
http://www.student.ipfw.edu/~osbodr01/hallmarks/hallmark60.html These are wonderful; Recognisable attitudes for any cat owner.