Archive - Jan 31, 2005 - Article
In webcomics, "the funny" is a rare commodity that too often sadly gives way to a focus on characterization and plot. Pure gag comics can be hard to find since creators often decide, despite starting in the humor aisle, that the plot department is where to be. It’s pretty refreshing then to find that Bigger Than Cheeses by Desmond Seah is, was and hopefully will always be a gag webcomic.
Now, admittedly, I've been playing Mr. Recluse for the last year â€“ I hardly lurk on boards anymore, I may rummage through my blog lists every moon or two, and my e-mail engine is getting a severe case of cobwebitis.
So it's possible that I may just be out of the loop, and thus very much wrong in what I'm about to say... but here goes anyway.
I think that webcartoonists and enthusiasts are starting to grow up.
Least I Could Do is about the obsessively and yet endearingly ever-horny Rayne and his cast of supporting characters has been drawing in hordes of laughing readers over the past two years. They've just published their first collection of strips, and are in negotiation for a possible animated series. Ryan Sohmer and Chad Porter, who write and draw the comic respectively, were kind enough to give us an interview.
Jeff Rowland is a serial webcomic creator. His first work was the old school When I Grow Up, his second the popular and well-received WIGU and his most recent work includes a journal comic called Overcompensating and a new webcomic called WIGU TV.
Read on for nine questions with Jeff Rowland. Why only nine? Because The Man wouldn't let Rowland have ten questions.
How did you know the time was right to end WIGU?--alschroeder