Saturday, November 22, 2008

Guest Panel!

Hey all, this is Dan giving you the blow by blow for webcomics this week. It's gonna be a rough ride, so let's get into it.

Ctrl+Alt+Del
has made some serious plot advances in the past weeks, so it's a treat to go away from the plot heaviness for a while with a series of gaming strips.

Oh boy.


Cat and Girl
gives us some commentary on the economy and the like; to drift into a little opinionated tangent here, it looks like the bailout of the auto companies may not be happening. Whatever does happen, we can always be secure in blaming the executives.

Megatokyo has given us a surprising week of updates, but honestly I've lost track of Megatokyo, and it hasn't pulled me in in the way it used to. It was my first webcomic, and for a long time my favorite, but for some reason I just haven't been able to enjoy it as much lately. My best guess is that at some point I stopped trying to comprehend the multiple storylines, and when I did that I lost a substantial amount of interest.

On the other hand, I recently discovered Sinfest, which is frankly amazing. Eastern art with Western everything else, and it's simply fantastic.

Side note: anyone who hasn't seen Dr Horrible should get on that. Now. I'm listening to the soundtrack right now, and it's making me very happy.

Back to webcomics. Penny Arcade is 10 years old! There have been highs, there have been lows. But overall, a triumph. And that's all I have to say about that cultural monument.

Freak Angels is another recent discovery of mine, and although the artwork is a little strange to me, the story and comic itself are more than enough reason to read it. It updates every (usually) Friday, with a six or so page spread of color, and it's a good read.

Well, that's it for my guest post. Enjoy these comics, and have a good weekend. Turkey Day is near!

2 comments:

tara08 said...

I love Dr. Horrible- can't get enough of it!

I just discovered this blog and think it's great. But you guys haven't covered one of my favorite web comics- Night Zero. It's a post-apocalyptic comic that's made entirely from photos. You should check it out, if you haven't already!
Night Zero - A Post-Apocalyptic Photographic Novel

Jackson said...

Hey Tara! Thanks for the kind words. I'm glad to hear that you're enjoying all our various webcomic babblings. Also glad to hear that you love Dr. Horrible. :)

I've never heard of Night Zero before, but I'm always on the lookout for creative and excellent webcomics to check out. Also, it sounds somewhat reminiscent of A Softer World, which is a favorite of mine. I'll be sure to give it a look when I have a good chance. Thanks a bunch for the recommendation!