Category Archives: fractured fairytale
It’s always a little jarring to encounter a webcomics online that look so gosh-darned traditional. I’m talking about the kind that look like they’re continuations of series that were conceived in the time between the 50′s and 70′s, and either the original artist has continued to illustrate the strip in his old age, or the strip has been taken over by his successors. You get that vibe from strips done in an old school style like Evil Inc., Thorn, and today’s subject, Much the Miller’s Son.
I’m going to be out of town for two days, so I figured that today would be a good time as any to do a new review on the Webcomic Overlook. I had originally planned on reviewing another webcomic, and with luck that review will show up on this blog come Friday. Until then, though, this current review was spurred into action due to another review currently featured on a site whose sole mission statement is to make fun of bad webcomics.
The astute readers of The Webcomic Overlook may notice that none of the webcomics reviewed have yet received a rating below two. There are two main reasons why this is so:
- I actually have run across webcomics that have incredibly painful writing and art and deserve nothing more than a big fat zero. However, most of the time, I wonder if the webcomic artists have even reached the ninth grade yet. Ripping on someone who may or may not have seen fifteen candles on their birthday cake yet? That’s bush league, man.
- Most of the webcomics that really deserved a bad rating were already torn a new one on John Solomon’s Your Webcomic Is Bad and You Should Feel Bad site. I’ve tried to make sure since the inception of this feature to avoid reviews that Solomon and crew have already done. (The latest post, though, suggests that YWiB may be on permanent hiatus. I just might have to pick up the slack.)
I will, however, tackle the same webcomic if I thought the YWiB reviewers might have missed something. I did it before with my review of “Lowroad,” where I felt that Carlos G. had squandered a promising webcomic with excess fan service.
I’m reviewing today’s webcomic with a different purpose in mind. YWiB have actually been influential enough to cause a few of the creators to completely give up. Despite the fact that I agree wholeheartedly with Ted David’s review, I actually want today’s webcomic to succeed for some ungodly reason.
Today’s webcomic is Andy Weir’s Cheshire Crossing.