Daily Archives: January 15, 2008

The Webcomic Overlook #26: No Pink Ponies

NOTE: This will be the last Webcomic Overlook post that will also include a linking post from my parent blog, Rooktopia. For the next month or so, I plan on doing a lot of updates to the Webcomic Overlook. I’ve got a few reviews in the pipeline I want to finish, plus a new feature I hope to launch. Consequentially, there will be fewer updates to Rooktopia. Thus, if I were to update Rooktopia every time I did a new review, the self-proclaimed “Total Dork Wasteland” would, unfortunately, turn into a blog with a ridiculous amount of links to this site. Frankly, no one wants that. So if you primarily reach The Webcomic Overlook from Rooktopia, please bookmark this blog or add me to your WordPress Blog Surfer. As for Rooktopia, I could get around to updating the site around February or so. A hearty thanks to all the readers of both blogs!

While I wasn’t much a fan of Bobby Crosby’s webcomic, Marry Me (reviewed here), I did like the artwork provided by Remy “Eisu” Mokhtar. Usually, I’m not too thrilled when a webcomic artist imitates the Japanese manga style. However, I do like Mokhtar’s work. He has very distinct and expressive character designs. He goes beyond being a cookie-cutter manga imitation. His style part bishonen and part Peter Chung, but ultimately it’s a personalized style that is uniquely Eisu’s.

When I found out that Mokhtar had his own series, I was curious to see how he would pull it off. Needless to say, I had no reservations about that art. But could Eisu handle the rest? Could he overcome the narrative shortfalls evident in Marry Me? Could he prove to be a better writer than Bobby Crosby?

So, right off a weekend marathon viewing of the excellent Justice League Unlimited cartoon, The Webcomic Overlook delves back into the nerdy world of superheroes and the comic book store experience. Today, I will look at Eisu Mokhtar’s No Pink Ponies.

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