Sunday Review: Bug

I promised a review today, and by God, I’ma give you a review today.

I have no idea how I found it honestly. I think one of my regular comics (probably PvP) linked to it, and that’s how I stumbled upon it.

Bug is a very interesting comic, written and drawn by Adam Huber. There is no story line to follow. There are no traditional main characters. There isn’t a background, nor color, yet I find it refreshing. The humor can be dark at times, or slapstick. I think my favorite is when Adam takes on popular franchises, like James Bond or Batman.

I like Bug very much because it reminds me of brain crack. Brain crack is the idea (or ideas) that just stay in your head until you can get them down on paper or out of your mind. They’re ideas that you don’t necessarily want to say out loud, but once you put them down on paper, everything gets better and you can focus on other things.

I recommend Bug to everyone, but its mainly geared towards an older crowd I feel. Some of the humor maybe lost (entirely) on younger readers.

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Sunday Review: Teahouse

Today’s awesome review (yet again) comes from Super Awesome BFF, Andrea Judy. You can find her blog over here, which updates on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with the occasional Saturday update.

Due to the nature of this content (NSFW, 18+) everything is after the jump. You’ve been warned once! Continue reading

Sunday Review: Selkie

Today’s awesome review (yet again) comes from Super Awesome BFF, Andrea Judy. You can find her blog over here, which updates on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with the occasional Saturday update.

Selkie is a very sweet, surreal comic that updates on Monday and Thursdays with occasional Saturday treats. It begins with a young man, Todd, deciding to adopt and become a single father. He finds a mysterious girl, Selkie, who doesn’t appear to be quite human. The comic is about their life together as he makes the decisions to adopt her.

Selkie is still a relatively new web comic that still seems to be finding its footing. However, the story is progressing well and already there is enough intrigue to keep me checking back.

The artwork is rough, especially in the very early comics, however it is constantly improving and now that the comic has moved into full color it is superb. I love the shades of coloring that the artist chooses , especially during the dream sequence.

Right now it’s hard to say too much about development and story since it is still a fairly new comic, but I have enjoyed the story line so far and the artist seems to have a great concept for a story and handles it with confidence.

I’m very eager to see where Selkie will go in the future and recommend that you join in now!

Sunday Review: Khaos Komix

Today’s awesome review comes from Super Awesome BFF, Andrea Judy. You can find her blog over here, it updates on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with the occasional Saturday update.

Khaos Komix is one of my favorite web comics. It is a well-developed story that follows the inner workings of the relationships of a group of diverse friends.

This comic very deftly handles some very challenging issues, including transgendered characters, coming out to family, friends, and finding first love. The dialogue is smooth and believable and it does not coast over the unpleasant aspects of a new relationship or the struggles of learning who you are.

Aside from the cover page, the art style is in gray scale, which is usually not my favorite, but for Khaos it really works for the story. The focus is on development and the characters and I feel that the grey scale reflects this.

The comic is divided by character perspective with each chapter focusing on the story from one character. The arcs overlap and you will see the same scenes again, but from a totally different perspective. Bit by bit you learn more of the story and when everything is done I imagine it will be a full 360 degree of a story that is told from each character.

It’s a very slow-paced emotion based story. This is not a story where things are exploding and there’s sex every page. This is a web comic where the focus is on watching the characters develop and discover love. There are not always happy endings and things are never perfect, something I really love about Khaos.

The updates are twice a week (late Monday and Thursday) and you can buy the first 4 chapters as two books from the store. I highly recommend Khaos Komix for anyone who is interested in love in all forms and wants a great story.

Sunday Review: Johnny Wander

It’s still Sunday on the East Coast! I still made it!

Johnny Wander follows the true life adventures of Yuko (artist) and Ananth (sidekick/boyfriend). Such adventures include: nearly dying  via wasp while bike riding; funny signs at the right angle; Cicadas; and your crappy first place.

And cats. Lots and lots of adorable cats.

I like Johnny Wander because of its nonsensical nature, simple art style, and real life relevance. Also, its very easy to pick up in the middle and know what’s going on.

Short, sweet, and to the point: I recommend it. Johnny Wander updates on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Apologies for the lack of an update on Friday AGAIN. There was a scheduling mix up at work, followed by Stockholm Syndrome.

I hated everything on Friday and just wanted to be left alone. Gonna try to not let that happen again!

Sunday Review, Explanations, and Call outs

Today’s (very late) review is for a recent discovery in the webcomic area called Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant.

Delilah, which is still in its beginning stages, goes something like this: “In 19th-century Turkey, an officer in the Janissary army must struggle to repay a brash adventuress for saving his life, even though she was the one who endangered it in the first place.”

I must admit I am infatuated with it. I love the art style and the writing. Tony Cliff, who both writes and draws Delilah, has done a fabulous job with maintaining the semblance of historical accuracy.

Favorite part? This. It makes me giddy because I love Delilah’s outfit and how freely she can move with it while still maintaining her lady like demeanor (some times). Also, the death scenes are hilarious: simple, no mess, yet still funny.

I definitely recommend it for anyone who likes high flying (HA! It’s an inside joke) adventure stories. Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant updates Saturdays with anywhere between four and six pages.

Now for the explanation side of things.

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Sunday Review: Sinfest

Sinfest is actually quite an interesting webcomic that I was introduced to in college, during a class on the History of Buddhism of all things.
Sinfest has a small cast of characters that the main story lines revolve around: Slick, the alpha male and hopeless romantic; Monique (‘Nique for short), the comic’s “It Girl” and occasional muse; Squigley (or Squig for short), the hedonist of the bunch; and Criminy, the quiet one. There’s also special appearances by God, Buddha, Jesus, the Devil, and so many more! But wait! If you act now, we’ll throw in two annoying angels and a right wing fundamentalist for FREE!
No lie; there is a right wing Christian fundamentalist in the comic.
That’s one of the many reasons I love Sinfest. It’s a social commentary on the world, but it also doesn’t take itself seriously. It looks innocent enough to be picked up for newspaper syndication, but then so many people would be offended by the characters represented in the comic that the newspaper office would be burned down for blasphemy.
If you’re not easily offended, and can handle a little bit of drug use and alcohol, I recommend Sinfest. Just be careful going through the archives, because the strip updates daily, and has done so since 2000.
Also, my apologies for the going light on he links this time around. I just got contacts and I’m posting this update via iPhone while I get used to he adjustments.