Comix Talk for Monday, August 15, 2011
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 15, 2011 - 08:31
Welcome back to me. I haven't paid enough attention to know how insightful Lets Be Friends Again's take on the London riots is but... Let's Be Friends Again has a take on the London riots? V for Verklempt!
BIG STORY: It's been about a year but the long-planned Kurtz/Krahulik/Holkins webcomic The Trenches has launched. A fairly big publicity splash for it this week, here's a blurb at Computerworld; -- Comic Riffs wrote about their forum for game testing horror stories;
RECIPE FOR COMIX: Have I linked to Saveur's Recipe Comics series? They've had several good webcomic artist draw a comic illustrating their favorite recipes. Very cool stuff.
NEVERMIND THE GRUNGE: Comic Alliance has a comic from Jonathan Bennett remembering Nirvana's song "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and the Nevermind album 20 years later.
DrunkDuck Staggers Thataway: Delos writes that DrunkDuck changed its url structure, making all your bookmarks (and any webcomic review links) outdated. I'm not saying DrunkDuck might not have some value, but don't put all your eggs in that basket.
- Lauren Davis highlights Hero Business -- a webcomic about a PR firm for superheroes. Clever enough idea -- definitely worth checking out.
- Newsarama plugged The Society of Unordinary Ladies by Wahab Algarmi with art by Joel Sigua and D.Y. and Jayce G. Wah. It's a webcomic about war featuring television characters from the Eighties.
- Happy 8 years of Questionable Content!
- I missed posting about it earlier this summer but Holiday Wars from Comicbook publisher Th3rd World Studios hit its one year anniversary in July. I don't know much about the publisher but its store also handles well-established webcomics The Legend of Bill and The SuperFogeys. Concept-wise it's a bit similar to a long-running storyline in Pete Abram's Sluggy Freelance, but I don't know that the notion of personifying holidays is all that startlingly original to begin with. It's created and written by Scott King with art on the comicbook model: Michael Odom – Penciler; Arturo Said – Inker; and Giuseppe Pica – Colorist. It looks promising enough -- I plan to check it out further this month.
TRAGEDY OF THE COMMON GROUNDS: Did you see this story about the guy who put his Starbucks card online? Penny Arcade had a pretty funny take on it here.