Webcomic Idol 08 Almost Over

There are 3 webcomics left in Bomb Shelter’s Webcomic Idol and after the elimination thing-a-ma-bee there’ll be just two this week.  I think the plan is that they’ll announce the winner sometime after Thanksgiving. 

The least vote getter is Simulated Comic Product (that’s a good thing in this contest – people are voting to eliminate comics).  I mostly like this one – it’s more often funny than not and every so often there’s a truly unsettling one that gives you a little jab of tension.  But it’s a weekly updating comic without a story or true characters — while it may be the one to win the contest, it just isn’t one of the most funny comics of its type out there… yet. 

Marooned is a science fiction comic, with a story and characters and a twice-weekly updating schedule.  I think it has a lot of potential.  I’m torn over the art.  On the one hand it’s simple style is fine for the story and mostly Tom Dell’aringa has a handle on it.  But other times, when he tries to draw something out of the core cast, like backgrounds or some of the robots, I do wish he had put more into it.

Shi Long Pang is a totally different animal than the other two.  We’re 125 pages into a probably pretty epic story.  It’s a comic about the story and the characters.  I think Ben Costa is spinning an entirely fantastic tale here.  I am sure if he keeps up the quality of work this will be a great story to sit down with and read from start to finish.



Xaviar Xerexes

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

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