Submitted by Alexander Danner on August 20, 2010 - 15:10
Exciting, boundary pushing comics, particularly webcomics don’t seem to be as common as they once were. Some experimental creators have moved on to more mainstream projects, some have stopped making comics. And some comics that once were daring in their format, like Dinosaur Comics, have just ceased to seem experimental as they’ve become mainstays of the webcomics scene. That last is a good thing, of course—normalizing ideas that were once bold is how the doors to further new ideas are opened wider.
Of course, unusual projects do still come along, so here are a few that have caught my notice recently.
Submitted by Alexander Danner on August 19, 2010 - 04:15
Idiots’ Books is comprised of Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr, and husband and wife creative team who produce “odd, commercially non-viable illustrated books” which they sell primarily through subscription service, while also taking their books to the occasional comics convention. I first encountered them at MoCCA a few years ago, a con they can pretty reliably be found at—it was my wife who discovered them, and upon finding me insisted that I visit their table, as she was certain their work would delight me; she was correct.