Archive - Jan 2, 2005 - Story
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 2, 2005 - 23:40
Since this post will sound a bit negative once you get through the whole thing let me just set the context:
I'm a real life customer of MT and have subscribed for about 2 years. I like what I get from MT and don't have any current thoughts about quitting. But just skimming through all of MT today (I do that since I subscribe to it!) and it hit me that Modern Tales right now has only 9 series running -- from Donna Barr and Dorothy Gambrell -- out of 43 (there's one coming from Joe Zabel not yet started so I'm not counting that).
That seems like a lot.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 2, 2005 - 15:16
Open Book started off as a free offering on Jonathan Morris' website and moved to MT sometime last year (2004). It now has a decent archive built up there and it's a really enjoyable read. Each installment is basically a separate story except forthe Nat Coogan episode which goes on for about 21 pages.
Morris, of course, is also the creator of Jeremy. In Open Book, however, there is a wider working of many of the themes and moods used in Jeremy.
I've no reason to post about this other than Morris hasn't been mentioned in awhile. When someone is quietly making great comics though, week after week, it's worth reminding folks.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 2, 2005 - 15:12
Ryan Estrada finished his 72 hour comic project and you can see some of the results on his site (although he has not yet posted the finished pages).
A 72 hour comic is the Ironman version of the 24 hour comic marathon created by Scott McCloud. Let's hope the madness of endurance comic-making ends there or we'll see a rash of zombie-cartoonists roaming the streets in 2005.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 2, 2005 - 14:28
Gotta Get My Stuff Done is a really funny little animation that probably rings a bit too close to home for many folks.
Grabbed link from the ominvorous Boing BOInG (boingboing.net).
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 2, 2005 - 14:25
The Comics Reporter posts it's top comics-related stories for 2004. A well rounded list that it's hard to argue with.
The Comics Reporter is a fantastic new source of news and commentary and has gone a long way to replacing the "suspended" Journalista! as my morning read.