The joy of webcomics
You know, when you devote your time reviewing webcomics, you tend to view reading as a job. A, uh, really low paying job. So, just to switch it up, I to have some fun and catch up on some favorites. Some of these are old, so you may have read them already.
- Fanboys takes on Seinfeld. You know, I wasn’t too thrilled when Scott DeWitt changed his style a couple months back. I actually liked his Kricfalusi-esque style from the earlier iteration. The current, more unique style — where the eyes and mouth get exaggerated yet the rest of the face seems more solid — really shines here, though. DeWitt really captures the facial expressions and mannerisms of the Seinfeld cast. In fact, this scene may have, at some point, taken place on the TV show if it were ever established that Jerry and the gang were huge D&D fanatics.
- Kate Beaton and Rene Engstrom (Anders Loves Maria) team up to take on Jane Austen. Because Mr. Darcy is a sex machine. Some content not safe for the kids. (As if I needed to tell you. It’s Mr. Darcy, people!)
- Websnark does a profile on highly influential web cartoonist Ryan North. I knew North was the goods based on Dinosaur Comics alone. But did you know he’s largely responsible for both Ohnorobot and Project Wonderful? A very engaging read, as Eric Burns’ articles usually are. I just wish he’d stop using the phrase “Hoi Polloi” so much. Seriously, it’s one of the few phrases that gets under my skin.
- The Pod Race sequence ends in Darths & Droids. Drama Girl reveals that she’s aces at playing the game. She ends up switching characters from Anakin to Shmi, but as us moviegoers know, that status quo can obviously not hold. Countdown to when Drama Girl takes on the role of Anakin permanently (hopefully up until the end of Return of the Jedi.) Me? I’m just psyched that the first huge boss battle (Darth Maul) is coming up pretty soon.
- Finally, Cyanide & Happiness responds to Ctrl+Alt+Delete’s atrocious miscarriage storyline.