September 14, 2008
Today's webcomics homey: Chris Crosby
Chris is maybe the nicest guy in webcomics. His company, Keenspot, has been around since webcomics prehistory. He works harder than anybody to help make sure webcartoonists (even those outside his banner) are better equipped to make a living in this "business."
A reader expressed concern yesterday that the names I was putting here were sort of webcomics old guard types - people everyone was already familiar with. This may be so, but I'm not really trying necessarily to introduce new comics here. What I'm doing is thanking everyone who's helped grow webcartooning into a real (if pre-adolescent) industry. I've got a big honkin' list of people to go through. Hopefully a few will be new to you.
ALSO, for the literate here, some books I've finished recently, with extremely brief reviews:
Moby Dick - better in retrospect
What Happened - first political book I've ever read. An interesting look, but dismally low on facts and high on banal bullshit.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - fun
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes - more fun
The Hound of the Baskervilles - fantastic
The Road to Perdition - characters were clumsy/pulpy, but I enjoyed it
I'm almost done with "The Pirate Hunter," after which I'm moving onto The Worldly Philosophers and The Revolution. Notice how the latter two are by, respectively, a socialist and an extreme libertarian, thereby keeping my political views pleasantly obscured. Suckers!
After that, I think I'll finish off the Sherlock Holmes. It's top notch stuff.
PS: Don't worry, I haven't given up on science books. I'm still a full-time physics student, and the book I read en route to class is on genetics. I'd be reading physics, but I have a no-math-while-walking rule. It's dangerous. Believe me.
September 13, 2008
'Today''s webcomic homey: Meredith Gran''s Octopus Pie
. This comic is gorgeous and brilliant. If you''re not reading it, you''re a jerk and a communist.
By the way, to anyone who''s emailed me in the past, my email has now changed. I can now be reached at zach (AT) smbc-comics (DOT) come.
September 12, 2008
I've decided to link a bunch of my webcomic homies once a day every day for... a lot of days.
First up: Diesel Sweeties
September 11, 2008
Check out the guest comic I did for Gianna