Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on February 14, 2007 - 22:15
I never thought I'd say this, but Bobby Crosby may be giving his brother Chris Crosby a bit of real competition in the webcomic department. Chris Crosby is the creator of Superosity and the writer behind Sore Thumbs. Bobby Crosby was the creator of the critically-nuked yet oddly popular Pupkin and the Non-Identical Triplet. Much more recently though Bobby Crosby is the writer on the pretty-good poker-themed webcomic +EV. (Read a review of +EV here).
He's also the writer on Last Blood, a vampires and zombies end-of-the-world flick that is being presented in webcomic format with Owen Gieni (artist on Sore Thumbs) handling the art chores. (Yes - flick. Bobby Crosby is proclaiming his plans to film Last Blood this year.) There's enough in the archives now to get a bit of a sense of things and it's growing on me. Gieni is doing a nice job with the art and making use of the comic-book sized layout (in fact Bobby Crosby posted that Last Blood is going to be out in comic book form for this year's Free Comic Book Day). I love his decision to use a limited color pallete so far and he manages to be much more realistic in his approach here than he is with his work on Sore Thumbs.
Last Blood is not a hugely original premise and no characters stand out at all yet (although I kind of suspect who I'm supposed to be rooting for) but I've gotten enough laughs out of +EV to give Bobby Crosby a little benefit of the doubt that the characters will sharpen up and he'll keep things entertaining.