I’m going to say it up front: MS Paint Adventures, and in particular the current story, Homestuck, is one of the most interesting pieces of entertainment on the entire webnets. Here is the first panel and one of our heroes, one John Egbert, whose birthday is today. The whole adventure is presented in the form [...]
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October 26, 2011
October 20, 2011
And we’re back for another roundup of what’s going on with new comic releases this week, this time featuring the redheaded stepchild Robin, Wolverine once again getting his orientalism on and the crossover no one was expecting if they didn’t already know about the Star Trek/Transformers/GI Joe/Ghostbusters/Zombies crossover from early this year. Red Hood and [...]
October 19, 2011
The greasy, generalisation-generating folks forming the rank and file of webcomics are subject to most of the negative effects of a publication process with no editors and no pressure to produce income. The writing is often uninspired and derivative, the art half-finished and (shudder) copy-pasted. The two-guys-playing-video-games format became so saturated it launched a pretty [...]
October 14, 2011
The sixth annual New York Comic Con is already well on its way to breaking the 100,000 mark and setting a new record for attendees, so we thought “hey! that’s a bandwagon needs some hopping!” Today we vicariously talk about the things that had we a cape and a gritty origin story we would be [...]
October 13, 2011
October 12, 2011
In the spirit of bigging up things that probably don’t require it, this week on Webcomics Wednesday we’re looking at the New York Comic Con, specifically people who are going to be signing books there, specificallyer Chris Hastings and his The Adventures of Dr McNinja, an ongoing strip about a doctor who blah blah you get the idea.
October 11, 2011
It’s a great time to be a dystopian futurist. I can’t think of any point in my lifetime when end-of-the-world scenarios were played out with such intensity – I’m giving Armageddon and Deep Impact a pass because they were dumb as rocks and had a sense of humour. And dreamy Ben Affleck.
October 6, 2011
Some things are just too surprising to be believed and too cool not to share. Visiting the BFI London Film Festival on October 18th, 19th and 21st is Michael Barnett’s documentary Superheroes, an insightful and, by all appearances, even-handed exploration of the expanding world of real-life superheroes in the United States.
October 5, 2011
On our quest to find cool things for your eyes on the internet, we mosey into town on the back of Octopus Pie, a narrative comic by Meredith Gran, New Yorker, cartoonist, twitterian.