Comix Talk for Friday, April 23, 2010
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 23, 2010 - 08:49
Wow - it's been one crazy
summer week. So the big story this week is the move of Reuben Bolling's Tom the Dancing Bug from Salon to Boing Boing. At least I think it's kind of a big deal as boingboing.net has a huge audience and as Reuben Bolling explains it was the first place he contacted after learning Salon was dropping his strip.
Digital Strips has a plug for Patrick Farley's Kickstarter drive to let him focus on his webcomics site, Electronic Sheep. For those who weren't reading webcomics 10 years ago you may not have the context for how mind-bending Farley's work was at that point. He pushed... hard on the web. He had comics with radically different art styles, different web environments, different everything. And it was all good. Having him freed up to work on comics would mean getting a lot of great new work. Consider pledging...
REVIEWS: Daily Cross Hatch has a review of the latest Snake Pit book - a compilation of the journal comic from 2009. I have the book, was struggling with a review -- I think this review is pretty useful -- this is journal comic at it's most basic. I did this, I saw that.
Also worth checking out is a look by the Storming the Tower blog at the quasi-Penny & Aggie-Something Positive cross-over via the character of Helen.
I SAY GOOD MAN, HERE'S THE HYPE
- Kate Beaton does The Great Gatsby... funny as balls folks...
- Scott McCloud links to a recent Slow Wave webcomic featuring a dream from Skin Horse webcomic creator Shaenon Garrity.
From the Mailbag: Thormod Skald writes about his webcomic Farnir The Dragon -- an action/comedy/political satire:
The dragon Fafnir awakens from a centuries-long slumber to find his treasure stolen and scattered across the world. Unfortunately for him, anyone who finds a piece can control Fafnir for nine days and as usual, the greatest power is often in the hands of the biggest idiots.
NOT WEBCOMICS: Apparently Jon Rosenberg is also in an awesome barbershop quartet: