Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 25, 2004 - 11:12
Modern Tales: The Ralph Buncheby Dorothy Gambrell is my favorite alternate universe. The idea of rendering countries as people living in a neighborhood together isn't particularly original in and of itself but Gambrell managed to pack a nice balance of over topical references and personal relationships reflecting international relationships to make this webcomic entertaining as well as provoking.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 10, 2004 - 01:30
Still diggin' Ice. Updates so slowwwly... I wants my ICE!! Pretty please?
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on November 27, 2003 - 08:02
"In webcomics, I'm currently working my way through the Modern Tales lineup in alphabetical order. Most of them I read all the way through, though a few of them just don't interest me at all. Just got through No Stereotypes. I also regularly read a few standbys: Sluggy Freelance, PVP, CRFH, GPF, It's Walky, Clan of the Cats, Gaming Guardians. And of course, everything on Graphic Smash.
"In printed comics, I'm sticking with Strangers in Paradise for a little while longer at least, now that Terry's finally getting around to some of the stories I wanted him to write three years ago. Mark Waid just 0wn0rs Fantastic Four. The fanboy in me craves it, along with JLA/Avengers and a lot of Brian Michael Bendis' work.
"Textwise, I just got through Chris Sherman's The Invisible Web and a book of Harlan Ellison short stories, and I'm reading a whole lotta blogs, 'cause all the cool people are writing them these days. Only half kidding: they have a perspective that I miss from my college years.
"What's next? I want to finish off Preacher (yes, I know the series wrapped years ago) and pick up Cory Doctorow's new collection... I've read a couple of his short stories and he's an author to watch. Webcomics-wise, I'll keep working my way down the alphabet with Modern Tales, then start on one of the other collectives... probably Keenspot or Girlamatic.
"Yeah, I'm serious, I really do read all this stuff. Scary, huh?"
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 27, 2003 - 14:27
If you were outside doing something healthy this weekend, be sure to catch up on all of the Fright Night webcomics you missed!
Today we add webcomics from Dave Wright (creator of Todd and Penguin) who takes on Roy Boney, Jr.'s opening panel, and Juan Navarro (creator of Vigil) who takes on Dorothy Gambrell's appetizing first panel.
You might have missed Jeremy Heiker's take on Shaenon K. Garrity's opening panel, Everything Jake scribe Mike Rosenzweig take on Roy Boney, Jr's opening panel, and Tom Truszkowski's take on Bill Duncan's starter panel so click, click, click!!
Is Death a popular guy? Does he have lots of friends? Does he enjoy his job of collecting the souls of the newly deceased and ushering them to their final reward, or does he secretly yearn for something that makes him feel better about himself? These might be, and sometimes are, the issues covered in Dorothy Gambrell’s Modern Tales strip, The New Adventures of Death.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 21, 2003 - 11:48
From Ms. Gambrell:
"From 9am October 23rd to 8am October 24th, I'll be making and then posting a New Adventures of Death cartoon, in a special fun size format, every hour.
Why? Because the USA was built on stupid gimmicks and pointless endurance, that's why."
See the magic at Modern Tales.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 2, 2003 - 13:54
Ladyfest Manchester and Ladyfest Bristol have joined forces to curate a women's comic art exhibit to make the exhibition stronger and showcase a lot more artists to a wider audience. Comix are often seen as boy territory and the mass of talented women creating comix in [the UK] and beyond just don't get the recognition they deserve. Already we've had submissions from artists like Trina Robbins and Lorna Miller, and since there's never been an exhibition of this kind in this country, it's all very exciting.
Carl Jung called it the Shadow, though it's most commonly referred to as the Alter-Ego these days – a way of understanding how the different, and occasionally disparate parts of our personality relate to one another. The alter ego is that reflection of our inner-selves that we project into the outer world.
There are plenty of webcomics you can read for free, but a growing number of sites are beginning to charge for some or all of the webcomics they publish. Now that you may have to hand over your hard-earned cash to read your favorite webcomics, it’s important that you know what you’re getting so you can decide where to hand over your hard-earned cash. This article is part one in a series that will review sites where you pay for webcomics. We will tell you the costs of joining such sites.