Archive - Oct 27, 2003
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 27, 2003 - 16:52
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 27, 2003 - 14:27
If you were outside doing something healthy this weekend, be sure to catch up on all of the Fright Night webcomics you missed!
Today we add webcomics from Dave Wright (creator of Todd and Penguin) who takes on Roy Boney, Jr.'s opening panel, and Juan Navarro (creator of Vigil) who takes on Dorothy Gambrell's appetizing first panel.
You might have missed Jeremy Heiker's take on Shaenon K. Garrity's opening panel, Everything Jake scribe Mike Rosenzweig take on Roy Boney, Jr's opening panel, and Tom Truszkowski's take on Bill Duncan's starter panel so click, click, click!!
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 27, 2003 - 12:40
The most recent looks at one of Peter Bagge's recent webcomics for Reason Online.
Submitted by Neil.g on October 27, 2003 - 12:05
Beginning on October 27th, Sam and Fuzzy is having its first Obligatory Guest Artist Webcomic Duration (O-GAWD), also known as two weeks of daily guest strips. The secret lineup of contributors includes such talents as John Scary Go Round Allison, Tim Ctrl+Alt+Del Buckley, Jeff Wigu Rowland, Michael Orneryboy Lalonde, and many others, including the usual cast of contributors from author Sam Logan's teammates over at Dayfree Press.
Submitted by johnbarber on October 27, 2003 - 11:31
Nine comics, previously available only to ModernTales subscribers, are now available via BitPass at JohnBarberComics.com! These comics include not only work by John Barber, but also collaborations with webcomics superstars Daniel Merlin Goodbrey and Brendan Cahill.
The entire first series of Barberâ€™s Vicious Souvenirs, â€œMake Forever Mineâ€ is available for 35Â¢ a chapter. Additionally, two shorter stand-alone comics have also been made available via Bitpass: the Daniel Merlin Goodbrey-scripted/Barber drawn Kicking Hitler to Death and the strange and experimental AmbientHistory. Each is also 35Â¢.
Jon Morris may claim "the things he writes and draws make people sad," but he has had a hand in several well received webcomics. Starting with the Ignatz nominated Jeremy and moving on to current anthology project Open Book, Morris continues to expand the scope of material he brings to his particular style and approach to comics.
Is Death a popular guy? Does he have lots of friends? Does he enjoy his job of collecting the souls of the newly deceased and ushering them to their final reward, or does he secretly yearn for something that makes him feel better about himself? These might be, and sometimes are, the issues covered in Dorothy Gambrell’s Modern Tales strip, The New Adventures of Death.
I've always been a Hallowe'en kind of kid. Christmas, yes, fine, but Christmas doesn't give you the opportunity to coat yourself to the elbows with pumpkin gore. Nor, in anticipation of 12/25, does one feel authorized to spend large amounts of money on cosmetics that aren't used in a normal social context anywhere excepting the better geisha bars, and maybe some parts of Dixieland. Yes, Hallowe'en is a green light for every morbid-minded, artsy, exhibitionist kook to inflict their aesthetic on a world that otherwise has very little place for people whose favorite movies universally involve some combination of Tim Burton, Danny Elfman, and Johnny Depp 1.
The main problem with creating something new is avoiding the cheap shortcuts. It's hard as hell, if you're working on a webcomic, not to eschew the hard work and blood, sweat and tears of what we more refined sorts call "thinking" and fall back on those old familiar crutches.
How scary is he, really?
Okay: war, death, disease, famine, telemarketers â€“ they're all bad... but Satan himself? He doesn't seem to be doing much recently. Watching The Exorcist these days, the 70s fashions inspire more terror than the pea-soup-vomit or the little-girl-blasphemy. In the face of real-life monsters like terrorists and serial killers, the cackling flames of the Devil can seem downright quaint. Bottom line is that, in this secular age, we just don't think much about Lucifer anymore.
But he's all over the webcomics.