Los Angeles-based artist Jed McGowan specializes in what might be called wordless biological/geological/astrophysics comics. A niche but a good one. His previous efforts include the Xeric-winning Lone Pine , and webcomics on Voyager’s journey through space, a volcanic eruption near Hawaii, and an eerie comic about interplanetary exploration.
It’s becoming a tradition like plum pudding and A Christmas Story: Kate Beaton’s annual comics about her family from her trip home for Christmas. I’m not sure how they’re tagged but if you click around her Tumblr you’ll see them all. Kate’s family is no more odd or endearing than anyone’s and that what’s make these so universal. IF these don’t give you that fuzzy holiday feeling, nothing will.
Box Brown (Retrofit Comics, Andre” is serializing a new unnamed comic that deals with fantasy/superhero/video game elements as an unnamed hero deals with the tedium of grinding, and argues with another explorer over the life of crystal thieving. It’s a few pages in, but another solid entry in the “magical kingdom” genre of indie comics. Jump on board!
Back when Dark Horse published Star Wars comics, they had a book called Star Wars Tales, and from Star Wars Tales #20 back in 2004, here is the heartrending story of George R. Binks, Jar Jar’s magic father. And only the great Tony Millionaire could do justice to this story.
Empowered isn’t for everyone…but it is for a LOT of people. Adam Warren’s pastiche on manga is billed as a “sexy superhero comedy” and that it is, but it’s also a long running story with a lot of heart and characterization that propel it far beyond mere cheesecake comics. And with nine volumes (!) in […]
It’s December 29th and most of you are on holiday or traveling around or sitting at your desk counting the minutes until you can leave. I’m in the middle group—traveling— and for those of you in the latter group, today were just posting some fine reading. The provenance of some of these is, um, hazy, but no judgements. Just entertainment!
Breaking news! Breaking Cat News is back with a new holiday special! Pucky’s Purrfect Christmas Tips. The link is to the first chapter and then hit next to read the whole searing saga of how robber mice steal Buzzy Mouse and Puck becomes a creature of vengeance. Of course there are also special tips on how cats can “help” with Christmas that any feline owner will recognize and fear.
As we’re all settling in for the holidays, here’s some holiday reading, courtesy of Rina Ayuyang. Snow, Snow, Snow, Snow, SNOW! refers to something we’re not seeing too much of here in the Northeast…the white stuff. The comic itself is a fond reminiscence of another holiday tradition: campy musicals. In you enjoyed that, here’s another […]
Brian K. Vaughan, Marcos Martin and friends made a big splash with their digital-first, pay-what-you-want series The Private Eye. But they always intended for the publisher they created, Panel Syndicate, to house more than just their stories. The first and to date the only other work to appear on Panel Syndicate is Universe! from cartoonist […]