Submitted by Delos on January 1, 2010 - 10:00
It’s the start of a new year and most folks are off on vacation until (at least) Monday. Hopefully this will help tide you over until they come back…
- Tangents posted part two of a three part review of Footloose. This is a lonely time of year for webcomic reviews.
- The Daily Crosshatch reviewed Smile and Newsarama covered The Colors of Earth, Water and Heaven. Optical Sloth looked at In The Name of Love and Fictions reviewed Logicomix while Madinkbeard looked at Driven By Lemons and Elements By Grom.
- Paperless Comics mentioned most of the interviews out there this week so stop in over there for those plus a few other goodies. One other interview you may want to look in on was The Daily Crosshatch asking Heidi MacDonald about her thoughts on the comics world of 2009. I especially liked the phrase “too small to fail.”
- Inkstuds recommended Aron Steinke’s comics, Drawn! was impressed by What Things Do and The Beat mentioned Tune. Robot 6 had a good comic 2009 recap and ComixTalk remnded us that Freaks and Squeaks hit the 1500 comic milestone. And Fleen bellied up to the bar with a look over 2009’s comics scene.
- Topless Robot pointed out 16 Impractical Superhero Costumes. And they’re right even if I recall liking the safari jacket at the time. Inkstuds gave us the personal best picks of 2009. Comics Alliance gave us five trends that need to go away (in supers comics) which I can only agree with.
Submitted by Delos on December 27, 2009 - 10:00
I’ve been waiting for a chance to actually read Forty Five by Andi Ewington and I’m taking this opportunity to write a review on a pdf the folks at Com.X provided. Rather than repeat the obvious, I’m going to assume you’ve read at least one of the interviews and understand the basics. (If you want to read more of the interviews with Andi, you can start here.)
There is a Terminology page with about thirty terms; some of them you probably know like AWOL or HAZMAT but others are very creative like S-Book, Flambo and Norman. All of them make perfect sense within the setting context. There is also the nice touch by the use of the standard disclaimer: names-and-locations-have-been-changed-in-some-instances. It’s a small detail that added to the feel of the book.