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Submitted by El Santo on June 29, 2009 - 23:08
In tribute to the late, great Billy Mays, the Joy of Webcomics will be shouting every line in this weekâ€™s installment! Itâ€™s zany! Itâ€™s crazy! Itâ€™s backed by my own personal guarantee! Itâ€™sâ€¦ OK, Billy Mays was the only guy in history who could pull of this schtick, God rest his soul. Still, hereâ€™s JOY OF WEBCOMICS!
- Amazing Superpowers needs money for beer!
- If you liked the senses-shattering Garfield Without Garfield, get on board with the next big thing! How about reworking Zits with Better Zits? Why canâ€™t I stop yelling?!?!
- Achewood talks about that other guy who died! And itâ€™s like we all died a little inside! Oh my God Iâ€™m 10% zombie now!
- Shaun Manning over at Comic Book Resources takes a look at David Gallaher and Steve Ellisâ€™s High Moon! While I reviewed the comic a while back, I hadnâ€™t caught up with it past the first arc, so itâ€™s interesting to see where the story went from there:
In the first three story arcs of â€œHigh Moon,â€ there are a few interesting shifts, the first being a bit of Western mystery (plus werewolves), then adding some steampunk elements in book 2, and wrapping up with some mysticism/demon fighting, all of which gave Ellis a lot of distinct material to draw. â€œItâ€™s always a challenge working on â€˜High Moon,â€™ but I am a glutton for punishment,â€ he said. â€œWhile the theme of the Old West and the historical content ties everything together, the stories go in many different directions. There is always something new and cool to draw, whether its demon wolves, multi-eyed bat monsters, giant steam engine golems â€“ itâ€™s always a blast.â€
The upcoming fourth arc of â€œHigh Moonâ€ will take its cue from a classic Warren Zevon song, describing the story as â€œAh-ooo! Werewolves of London.â€ â€œItâ€™s spring of 1891 and Conroy Macgregor is heading to London to find out more about the mystery behind Prescottâ€™s little bottle and the group behind the mysterious symbol on the bottom of the bottle,â€ Ellis explained. â€œLondon in the 1890s has a lot of interesting things for a werewolf to find himself involved in.â€
Not enough exclamation points there, Manning! Go back to playing football! The article also gives a nice glimpse into the working relationship between Zuda Comics and the creators, as well as Ellisâ€™ artistic influences!
- Bengo at The Floating Lightbulb tells us that thereâ€™s some sort of HUGE WEBCOMIC CROSSOVER going on! I have honestly never heard of these titles, but that should be no surprise because I am living under a rock! A rock that can look brand new with the power of OxiClean!
- Elle Dee is a bigger fan of Gisele Lagaceâ€™s post-Penny and Aggie output than I am. So what does she think of Eerie Cuties? See for yourself! All that, and she throws in her opinion of Menage a 3 (reviewed at The Webcomic Overlook here) ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!!
OK, Iâ€™m done now. Well, except for this.
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