Monthly Archives: February 2008
Creator of webcomics with questionable quality, such as Pupkin and Marry Me (which I reviewed here). However, has managed to win over several skeptical reviewers with +EV, a webcomic about online poker. (The world is full of surprises, huh?) Burns with the passion of a thousand suns, and has a flair for drama punctuated by groanworthy goofiness. Fancies himself as a movie director in the making. Love him or hate him, his webcomics seem to draw a good number of loyal fans… so he must be doing something right.
Co-founder of the popular Keenspot webcomic hosting site, which will always have a soft place in my heart for hosting Matt Wilson’s Bonus Stage webtoon. Creator of well-received webcomics Superosity, Sore Thumbs, and WICKEDPOWERED (reviewed here). A mad genius, his webcomics seem to always be perched precariously on the fine line between sheer brilliance and sheer stupidity.
What happens when you bring these two together? I imagine it would be a combustible, brotherly alliance not seen since the Duke brothers ran roughshod in Hazzard County, or since the Undertaker and Kane joined forces to become the Brothers of Destruction, or since Peyton and Eli Manning grafted on a pair of laser rocket arms and…. No wait, that’s getting a bit indulgent and way inaccurate. However, the Duke Boys and WWF tag team analogies still apply.
Add Keenspot veteran artist Owen Gieni to the mix, and you get Last Blood, a webcomic about a world ruled by zombies.
Not too long ago, fellow blogger Reynard Noir asked me to take a look at a webcomic he particularly enjoyed. Now, Mssr. Noir certainly knows his funny animal comics. His blog, subtitled “The Seedy Underworld of Slylock Fox,” takes the vulpine hero of “Comics for Kids” and rewrites him as a hard-boiled detective with a thing for a particular feline dame. This pretty much assures his place in Cool Guy Heaven where he can hang with Frank Sinatra, Humphrey Bogart, and Jack Kirby. The best I can manage with this blog is Nerd Heaven, where I imagine I can shoot hoops with the likes of Curly Joe DeRita, Al Scaduto, and Voltaire.
And you just know Voltaire would win, because he’s a goddamn cheater.
But there’s another thing that prompted me to review this webcomic. From what I’d seen, the webcomic starred an otter wearing boxing gloves on his hands. Now, is there anything in the world more visually intriguing than an otter wearing boxing gloves? Probably a doctor that is also a ninja … but a boxing otter comes pretty damn close.
So put on your mouth guards and set your iPods to Gary Glitter’s “Rock ‘n Roll, Pt. 2,” because we’re taking a look at the hard knocks world of a furry brown pugilist with a big black nose and the heart of a warrior. Today’s Webcomic Overlook is the recently concluded and sensibly titled series, Fite!, written by Mike Luce under the pseudonym Thomas Blue.