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 Tuesday, 08 March 2005
Tuesday, 08 March 2005 21:28:49 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) ( )
I like and collect comics. Comic books specifically (or graphic novels if you want to be "adult" about it ;) ). Normally I don't care much for the comic strips in newspapers, though some are funny or witty from time to time.
But there's a contest going on now that has made me aware of a whole new venue for comics: the web. These are comic strips, but without the censoring limitations of the newspaper format. And talk about variety.
Go to the contest site using the link above and click through to some of the artist sites - wow! Topics ranging from role-playing to social commentary to politics. Themes and issues that you'll never find in a newspaper strip, and would be hard pressed to find in most comic books or graphic novels for that matter.
Given that almost all the artists are amateurs, this is awesome. The quality is generally quite high, and some of the writing is pretty darn good.
What is most compelling though, is that here we have a venue for the kind of story you might find in graphic novels, but in comic strip form like a newspaper. And there's no censoring from newspaper or comic corporate editors or executives.
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