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Aaron Diaz’s Dresden Codak is a strange creature. It debuted back in 2005, back when webcomics were developing a reputation as the sophisticated alternative to their comic strip brethren. xkcd launched in the same year, and A Lesson Is Learned But The Damage Is Irreversible not long before that. Perry Bible Fellowship was starting to […]
I know we like snarking on Rage Comics here, but Comics Alliance posted a fantastic one chronicling an 86 year old as he reflects on life, his experiences during war, his divorce, and his estranged children. It’s surprisingly touching, and the crude meme-based illustrations actually do a lot to add to the slap dash confessional feel. It’s almost like reading an essay as written by Kurt Vonnegut.
Hobo Lobo of Hamelin by Stevan Živadinović is one of those webcomics that are heavy on the Flash-like special effects, but man does it look pretty. The times when he uses sound does a great job setting the mood of an eerie woodsy landscape (which changes every time you scroll to the right). The layers succeed where other comics fail in creating a sense of depth. All around, an interesting experiment in the form that is also an enjoyable read.