The weekend is here! Put down your paperwork, throw your stationery out of the window, and do a victory spin in your office chair, because it’s time to catch up on that greatest of all media: comics! What’s been going on this week? There’s so much comics that there’s no way anybody can keep up with all of it — so Weekender is here to catch you up on some of the stories you may have missed, and some of the best writing about comics from the past few days.
French comics superstar Boulet is undoubtedly one of the most inspired and inventive writers and artists in comics today; his incredible works include Kingdom Lost, Darkness, and The Long Journey, which may well be the longest continuous webcomic ever produced. Now Soaring Penguin Press has picked up the English-language rights to his Notes series, which collects his various webcomics projects into English editions.
Here's the thing about Boulet: As amazing as that guy's comics are, and stories like "The Long Journey" and "Darkness," the most incredible thing about them is how suddenly they appear. You're just minding your own business one day and then boom, there's a new forty-page Boulet masterpiece out there, and whatever you thought you were going to do that day becomes "read this new Boulet comic and then probably also all the others that I've already read." They're that good.
And that, my friends, is exactly what happened this week when the French cartoonist dropped "Kingdom Lost," a story that starts out with classic high fantasy and turns into something completely different.
I'm going to say this straight out: Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal creator Zachary Weiner doesn't really need your help to get his children's book, Augie and the Green Knight, published. In not even six full days, he reached the $200,000 mark on Kickstarter. His goal was $30,000. He's doing OK.
That said, it still may be worth backing the project to get yourself a copy of this book. The story sounds like a really fun adventure featuring a whip-smart young girl, and it's gorgeously illustrated by Boulet of the fantastic webcomic Bouletcorp. It may just be the perfect thing for a kid in your life, or, you know, yourself.
Boulet is infuriatingly good at making comics.
We've spotlighted the French cartoonist before here at ComicsAlliance, but every time we think we've seen the most amazing thing he's done, he comes up with something new that's just as jaw-dropping as ever -- and his latest, The Long Journey is good enough that unless you're, I don't know, performing surgery, you should probably go ahead and drop whatever you're doing and read it right now.
Between 24-Hour Comic Day and Hourly Comics Day, there are some incredible comics out there being produced under some extreme deadline pressure. For an example, you don't have to look any further than yesterday's Hourly Comics offerings, which saw the usual excellence from Nedroid's Anthony Clark and a trip through a day at high school from young Max Huffman...