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December 1, 2010
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Webcomic Wednesday: Sailor Twain

And now, a feature I meant to keep up and thought nobody was interested in. Turns out, I was wrong! I read a lot of webcomics, so I thought I might as well share some of my favorites. This week’s offering is “Sailor Twain or The Mermaid in the Hudson” by Mark Siegel. It is the story of Sailor Twain, who captains/ed the “Lorelei” and yes, there is a mermaid. It’s currently updating, and is the graphic novel equivalent of a 19th century serial novel- something that is near and dear to my heart. The artwork is stunning, and I…

October 29, 2010
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There’s being nice, and there’s sexism.

Earlier this week, Kate Beaton (of Hark, A Vagrant) tweeted that she wanted to address readers who tried to compliment her with some sort of sexual comment attached. The tamest example of this being “I want to have your babies.” Immediately Twitter exploded with people telling her she was wrong, some women agreed with her and she even clarified that she had posted a tame example. Some men agreed with her as well. Someone posted a blog rebuttal, which she linked because she was trying to stimulate a discussion. Which was mostly people saying she was overreacting. Let me rephrase…

July 21, 2010
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Fan Entitlement

Sorry, I didn’t want to rant. But yesterday, Jeph Jacques of Questionable Content posted this tweet: And I agree with him 100%. If there’s something that baffles me, it’s fan entitlement. If you are someone who enjoys a free service, you are entitled to nothing. Especially when it’s artwork. Now, Questionable Content is Jeph’s job. He puts out strips 5 days a week for most of the year, and only takes a couple breaks for holidays and conventions. He makes his money through advertising on the site, as well as merchandise. For the webcomic artist, visiting comic conventions is a…

June 9, 2010
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Webcomic Wednesday: Questionable Content

Next up in Webcomic Wednesday is Questionable Content by Jeph Jacques. With years of archives, this probably the first that might give you a lot of reading before you catch up. And yes, I always recommend starting a webcomic from the beginning. Questionable Content follows the life of Marten, his roommate Faye, and his AnthroPC Pintsize. There are quite a few more characters, but it’s essentially a “group of friends” type of webcomic with a fair amount of humor, music and geekiness thrown in. Unlike The Dreamland Chronicles, this is not an all ages comic. There’s swearing, frank discussion of…

June 3, 2010
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Webcomic Wednesday: The Dreamland Chronicles

Psst! Let’s pretend that posted this yesterday. Truthfully, the three day weekend threw me off and I thought today was Wednesday. Yikes. So far I’ve mentioned Johnny Wander and Girls with Slingshots. Just in case the last one was a bit too adult, I thought I’d mention one that’s great for parents and kids- The Dreamland Chronicles. By Scott Christian Sava, Dreamland Chronicles follows the adventures of Alexander, a college student with no real goals in life who discovers so much more when he finds himself back in Dreamland- a place that children visit nightly until they grow up. He’s…

May 28, 2010
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Webcomic Friday: Girls with Slingshots

I admit it, I meant to post this on Wednesday. I had this post in mind… and then I forgot. So, sorry. Today’s in Girls with Slingshots, a webcomic that’s definitely for adults (language & frankness about sex & sex toys). By Danielle Corsetto, it follows the life of Hazel and Jamie, two best friends that seem to be polar opposites by compliment each other beautifully. Hazel’s stubborn and cynical, while Jamie’s the cuddliest, sweetest girl you’ve ever met. She’ll be nearing 1000 strips this July, and the archives are definitely worth reading. She’s also done some cross-overs with Randy…

May 19, 2010
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Webcomic Wednesday: Johnny Wander

I read a lot of webcomics. My RSS reader just gets filled with more and more and more as time goes on. While there are a lot of great ones out there, I thought I’d put the spotlight on a few webcomics that I really adore, and whose creators are equally fabulous people. First up is Johnny Wander, by Yuko Ota (art) and Ananth Panagariya (story).