It depresses the hell outta me that when I first learned that the May issue of Comixpedia would revolve around the topic of "sex and violence", I thought that it might transcend some of the old punch-drunk tits n' blood bullshit cliches and instead tackle the issue from both ends of the creative spectrum â€“ perhaps some mock comics about "Mr. No Pants Stabbing the Mailman With His Penis" mixed with a few frank and earnest dialogues regarding the rift between the lightest of psychological violence to stark-raving sadism in comics. Instead this monthâ€™s cover seems to suggest that the content within the site may serve to propagate every goofy sex-and-violence-related comic book clichÃ© imaginable, and thatâ€™s a shame.
Former comic-strip star Jeffie P. Wunderkill, who as a child costarred in the wholesome newspaper strip The Family Circus, and as an adult seemed bedeviled by its reputed curse, died of an accidental prescription-drug overdose Saturday in West Virginia, just one day after declaring on nationwide radio, "I've never been happier, ya chiseling bastards."
He was 43.
Dylan Meconis and Bill Mudron talk about webcomics... and chocolate.