Hodgepodge of Webcomic Links

Here's some interesting stuff from the many Firefox tabs still open on my screen this weekend:

Comics Worth Reading reports that the first edition of the long-running British anthology 2000 AD is now downloadable for free at Drivethrucomics.com

Tiny Kittens has this crazy collage-like style that reminds me of the art in classic Golden kids books.  Some or all of its creators had a hand in the now-defunct webcomic Combustible Orange.

I "heart" Tapes looks interesting – I think I saw a link to it from Anders Loves Maria.

Kris Straub hits 1000 episodes of Starslip
.  Congrats!

Dave Kellet, with the help of his readers, tries to nail down when Sheldon first went online.

A new "feature-ette" I'll repeat whenever I'm out of other ideas: webcomics that died too young.  For now most of the ones I'm thinking about were really good comics that for whatever reason the creators abandoned before they found their audience (and most likely before webcomics as a whole began to really take off).  The first one is an old favorite of mine titled Waiting For Bob which went on hiatus in 2002, seemingly to return but simply hasn't.  No explanation of why the series completely stopped and yet someone seems to have taken care to keep the site up and running.  I'm sure I'm missing something (and I suppose I really should do some "reporting" here.) on the why but I'm more interested in the "what if" — I think Waiting For Bob by Doug Shepard (current website? Talked with the real Doug via twitter and that website isn't him.  My apologies Doug!) and Katrin Salyers, which probably had a decent audience for its time, was a bit ahead of its time in that I think today much more of its likely fanbase is online and comfortable with reading webcomics.  It had three interesting characters, was not overly reliant on "tech" references and definitely had some drama mixed with the jokes.  I really think it would do well today.


Xaviar Xerexes

Wandering webcomic ronin. Created Comixpedia (2002-2005) and ComixTalk (2006-2012; 2016-?). Made a lot of unfinished comics and novels.