Another three for Tuesday
Bob the Squirrel by Frank Page
Frazz by Jef Mallett
Overboard by Chip Dunham
I had planned on spending this last week before Christmas saying nice things and I just realized its Tuesday already and I haven't started.
A comment from Fluffy: Another SPP at narbonic.com today. C'mon, give indie comics more love. I found your weblog because of Shannon Wheeler linking here.
And you are right, here it is.
And you are also right that I don't spend much time talking about web comics. By choice, I've limited the scope of the watch to mostly newspaper comics. This is because, first of all, I love reading a daily newspaper and the comics inside it. It's been a daily ritual for me for about as long as I have had the ability to read. This blog, despite what my constant criticism may suggest, really is just a daily love letter to newspaper comics. Second, most self-published web comics are really bad. They are amateur juvenilia created by people still learning their craft. To criticize and dissect them would just be cruel, and, most importantly, not very funny.
Narbonic, though is different. It's really good. It's well-drawn, witty, and unique--and extremely professional. There is no reason why its creator, Shaoenen K. Garrity, isn't nationally syndicated and very famous. But, for the most part, it will remain off the watch just because of my arbitrary limitations.
So there it is, nice Christmas sentiment #1. Not all web-comics are bad. Ho ho ho.