Best Webcomics Ever (This Week) 2.12.12
Hey, everyone. I did it again. I misspelled something in the last post. (Here's a fun game: See if you can find it!) I just want to point out that these mistakes have nothing to do with the fact that every single one of these columns has been turned in late and rushed to front page. No. It is the shoddy work of the editorial staff.
So, let's all blame Laura Hudson! I've notice that it seems to be pretty popular on this site, especially in the comments section. I figure it'll work for me too.With all the news of copyright battles (i.e. Jack Kirby, The Walking Dead, Ghostrider), Wondermark has some really interesting posts about intellectual property that are worth checking out, if you're into that sort of thing.
Although I've already highlighted the webcomic before, a recent update on AmazingSuperPowers up is still making me laugh, no matter how many times I read the strip. So. Funny.
Finally in random news this week, a brand new webcomic titled Cocotte is about to begin, and it looks like it might be one of the best this year judging by the creative team and first couple of pages.
And this week's picks are . . .
I absolutely love Girls with Slingshots, it's like a shorter, more sexualized version of Octopus Pie. Danielle Corsetto follows a pretty standard panel-to-punchline set up, but with snappy dialogue and a fun cast of characters that creates a comic that is overall pretty charming. While I'm impressed by Octopus Pie's more experimental layout at times, Girls with Slingshots is much easier to start reading immediately if you're unfamiliar with both.
Since it's Valentine's Day week, I'll also throw in a link for Love Me Nice if you're looking for some more sexy-time talk that falls on the somewhat strange side. You're welcome.
I'm not even going to offer commentary on this series; just read the introduction to the work, and if you're not interested in reading the webcomic immediately, then you and I probably have vastly different tastes. Also, who are you? Why are you here? And why don't you like awesome things?
From the website: "In the near future, science is able to distill human personalities into a drug-form. Called utopiates - merging of the words utopia and opiate - these drugs allows users to swap personalities with the 'mental imprints' of other people."
With all of the praise XKCD gets online, I'm surprised more people aren't giant fans of Sci-ence. Then again, I haven't run a series of tests that were later analyzed by others in the field. I probably shouldn't make such definitive statements. Science!
As creator Denver Brubaker (not his real name) states on the website, Tales of Checkered Man is a love-letter to pulp superhero strips from yesteryear. Brubaker's dedication is obvious, and the entire work has a lot of heart. If you were a fan of The Tick, then this series is probably right up your alley. Heheheh. Alley.
This webcomic is silly. I like it. The end. What? Moar? Ugh. Okay. Pilli Adventure is a zanzy romp through a colorful world of idiosyncratic characters. Happy? Great. I'm going to start drinking now.
See you all next week! Thanks for reading!