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Why did Charlie Brown not ask Schroeder to hold the football for him?
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David Malki's comic "Wondermark" is kind of hit or miss for me, but I rather like the last panel, in particular, of the latest strip.
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I'm doing an archive trawl of Three Panel Soul, and I find it kind of charming. I like this strip quite a bit.
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I've been reading the rather off-beat webcomic How to Be a Werewolf for some time now. I enjoy it; it currently features a) an established werewolf pack, bound by werewolf tradition and law; b) a young and unattached female werewolf, who doesn't like it and is avoiding entanglement with the pack; and c) a group of rogue werewolves, ill-trained and ignorant of tradition, who want to recruit b) and will run into serious trouble when they meet up with a).

At any rate, the most recent strip struck me as rather funny. One of the members of a), together with one of b)'s human relatives, is in a fight with c). What I laughed at is the last panel; look at the guy in the lower right. He's the human - and he's doing exactly the right thing.


Jul. 10th, 2016 07:45 pm
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Mark Stanley has been drawing Freefall since 1998, for most of that time on a three-strips-per-week schedule.

The strip for July 11, 2016 announces the end of Chapter One. (It also includes a promise that Chapter Two won't take eighteen years.)

(To be fair, the strip has now wrapped up a problem that has been implicit from the beginning and growing in importance for several real-time years. The gap between real-time and strip-time is also notoriously wide for this comic.)
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The latest EGS strip really tickled me.

Here's the deal. Elliot Dunkel has gained the ability to transform himself into a (female) superhero. Her outfit has no pockets, and so she has no access to anything he had in his pockets when he transformed. Those objects do reappear when she resumes male form, but it's always bugged him, not knowing what happens to them in between.

In this strip, she found out what happens to his cell phone.

In the latest strip (4/4/16), some unexpected consequences are revealed.

I'm sure there's more to come.
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Courtesy of Jim Henley on File 770, a vignette about man's best friend. I'd say the cartoonist nailed it.
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One of these days, people will realize that it's not a good idea to kidnap Agatha Heterodyne, don't you think?
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One of the webcomics I read just reminded me of the folk saying that, when you sneeze, it means someone is talking about you.

Damn, I must be one hell of a topic of conversation during allergy season!


Jan. 24th, 2015 04:39 pm
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Some otherwise unattached people get dogs or cats. Susan collects animate fairy dolls. (She actually has four of them, but the fourth is male. He ain't sleeping with her.)
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If there's any question why Susan is my favorite character in El Goonish Shive, this appreciation Tumblr post answers it pretty well. (Read the summary at the bottom as well.)

(In panel one, she's on the phone to Nanase; that's one of N's fairy dolls, which Susan has apparently suborned, to the side. In panel two, the guy is a minor character named Matt Cohen, who has asked her out. In the four-panel set, that's Sarah she's trying (and failing) to hug. The last panel features Justin, and is virtual only - Susan doesn't hold hands, nor does she lie in the grass.)

EGS: Ellen

May. 24th, 2014 09:29 pm
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It's the turn of the eighth and last of the central characters, Elliot Dunkel's twin sister Ellen.

Read more... )

EGS: Susan

May. 14th, 2014 08:36 pm
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Susan Pompoms is probably my favorite character, among the main eight. This may have something to do with why I've had so much trouble writing this installment. Anyway, it's under the cut.

The Hammer Queen )
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Nanase Kitsune was the sixth of the main eight to put in an appearance: her turn.

The fox knows many things )
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Justin Tolkiberry (the name is a portmanteau of Tolkien and Roddenberry, says Dan Shive) is one of the more neglected members of the core eight, but he showed up very early in the series and it's his turn.

Tranquil as a forest... )

EGS: Grace

Apr. 12th, 2014 01:58 pm
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Grace Sciuridae is next up.

Squirrel! )
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Sarah Brown was the third of the central eight characters to be introduced, so it's her turn.

Everygal )
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Tedd and Elliot were the first two characters to appear in EGS, so it's Elliot's turn, under the cut.

Born wearing a Scout's uniform )
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I have a fairly large collection of backgrounds; my computer cycles through them, switching once a day. One, which I've had literally for years, is from Girl Genius.

The picture depicts Gil (on the left) envisioning Agatha (on the right) in someone's arms. It was not until this evening that I noticed that the someone has red hair and glasses; i.e., it's not Gil, but Tarvek. Not wish-fulfillment, but fear-fulfillment.

How on Earth did I not notice that until now?

:thumps forehead:

EGS: Tedd

Mar. 8th, 2014 07:52 pm
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Of the major characters in El Goonish Shive, Tedd Verres is not exactly my favorite; far from it. But he was one of the first to appear, and his actions are central to the development of the plot, so he gets the first entry. Under the cut, of course.

Technomage )


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