We talk to Matt Wilson, writer of Copernicus Jones and co-presenter of the War Rocket Ajax podcast about robot noir, Doctor Doom and his new book, The Supervillain Handbook.
Asterisk introduces Obelisk to his girlfriend.
Obelisk ponders Asterisk’s inevitable obsoletion.
Another instalment in the lives of our dynamic duo.
The debut of a thrilling, all-action comic strip.
Something different this Thursday – our first webcomic. Younger Looking Flesh was written by Eddie Robson and drawn by Ant Mercer, both of the Lancaster creative mafia.
There’s not a huge amount to say about the creative process. It’s about zombies and it’s only two pages long. Just read it. Click here.
In another moment of scheduling genius, ‘The Loneliest Astronauts’ is the second web-strip offering a twist on the ‘mismatched roommates’ concept I’ve recommended in a fortnight.
Steve and Dan are survivors of a lost space exploration mission, stranded on an alien planet with, seemingly, plenty of supplies but no-one to talk to about each other. Which [...]
Bernie Hou’s entirely unofficial webcomic ‘Alien Loves Predator’ is the best use of the two monsters in many years.
It shouldn’t really be possible to make something as universal as stick figures your trademark, but I’ve been reading Randall Munroe’s ‘xkcd’ for so long that when I see someone else doing stick figures, I now automatically consider them to be pastiching ‘xkcd’.
You’ve doubtless heard of ‘Penny Arcade’, and may well know the basics: videogame based webcomic by Jerry Holkins (writer, aka Tycho) and Mike Krahulik (artist, aka Gabe); undoubtedly the most successful webstrip in the short history of the medium; vast empire of spin-off projects including a game, a convention and a charity; creators currently riding high on the ‘Time’ most influential people list.
I’m not sure whether Kevin Church is the first person to treat writing webcomics as a career where you can work in a number of different genres with different talent at once, rather than grabbing an over-arching brand name for your gag strip, seizing the URL and then hammering any idea you have into your [...]
Writers Chris Sims and Chad Bowers create the kind of stories a sugared-up nine year old would come out with. A vampire skateboarding detective, a hero who is all the classic monsters at once… in the words of Frasier Crane, the Action Age comics ask ‘if less is more, how much more would more be?’
Work. It’s everywhere, threatening to consume the lives of those innocents in its path.
Thankfully the Time Waster is here, waging a one man war against productivity, providing recommendations for ways of blowing whole hours on the internet.
Self-published comics are a long game…
Dark Horse has collected Nicholas Gurewitch’s ‘Perry Bible Fellowship’ strips into this gorgeous hardcover…