A Post about Gunnerkrigg Court
Submitted by John C on April 27, 2009 - 07:00
Greg had been bugging me to read up on Tom Siddell’s Gunnerkrigg Court for some time before I finally decided to sit down and dip into a chapter or two. Fellows, I am decidedly better for having dipped and subsequently immersed, though to what degree I am better for having done so I’m not going to tell you. A decided degree, at any rate.
A handful of adjectives come to mind when trying to describe the series, and they are all probably inaccurate.2 I do remember at one point thinking, “I bet Neil Gaiman would get a kick out of this.” Soon after, I found out that such is indeed the case! So if you like the things that Neil Gaiman likes, all the better, but I still encourage you read Siddell’s work3 regardless of your feelings for Mr. Sandman.4 Come on, monsters and robots—what’s not to like?
There is a Veritable Cast of Characters5, but I decided to draw only one of them. I am a fan of Kat the Buildy-Scientist.
Get reading! And come back tomorrow, also. There will be a comic to read.
1 There are other webcomics I have been meaning to write about as well, but there are so many of them! You probably already know this.
2 Having written down and summarily deleted this handful, I will say simply that it is “charming”2.5—pretty much everything about it—and that you are seriously better off choosing a chapter that looks appealing if you’re not ready to conquer an Archive. I am personally a fan of this chapter because it features a ridiculous person.
2.5 Some people say say “charming” with a bit of condescention, but I am not doing that! Please do not read it that way.
3 Online or in print. Dude’s selling books!
4 I recognize that “Mr. Sandman” is a cutesy nickname (facetiously cutesy?), but I think I will keep it where it is.
5 Cutesy capitalization, now! I might write more like a normal person next time.