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Joy of Webcomics III: Interview and Blog edition

  • Mike Schramm, a Chicago-based freelance writer, recently did an interview with The Abominable Charles Christopher‘s creator Karl Kerschl. Mr. Kerschl talks about his time at Marvel and DC (and I gotta admit I had no idea he once worked at the Big Two), his process on making a webcomic (where he joins the Brotherhood of G4 PowerBook users), and what the different characters in his comic represent. The Abominable Charles Christopher (reviewed here) is an excellent comic, an Eisner Award nominee and, in my opinion, the comic that should’ve won that award.

    Read Mike Schramm’s interview here.

  • I’ve added a link on my Blogroll for This Week in Webcomics, Jackson’s fun little blog about his webcomic reading passions. In many ways, the blog has a breezy, starry-eyed atmosphere that The Webcomic Overlook strives for. Bah, that’s what I get for being an irascible curmudgeon. You kids get off mah properteh! Anyway, I love his writing, even if he does think that my Dresden Codak review on Comixtalk qualifies as “positive hype.” 😉


  • I really should’ve posted this last week, but Sly Eagle makes her reviewing debut on my old stomping grounds at Comic Fencing. Check it out!

    Incidentally, the recent Gunnerkrigg Court group of reviews caused huge waves at two of the webcomic forums that I typically frequent. It was surreal seeing links to them, to say the least. No, I didn’t out myself as one of the reviewers (nor did I respond in any way; it seemed like bad form). The ways of the Shaolin are to lurk in the shadows, waiting to strike.


  • That Penny Arcade Expo is going to totally get all up in your grill Seattle-style soon (EDIT: in 2 days apparently). I won’t be going (despite being from here), but I won’t judge you if you end up there dressed up like Yoko. In fact, I encourage it. And hey, you may get a chance to meet SCOTT KURTZ! You know, to either shake his hand or give him the malocchio, depending on if you agreed with him with the recent critic spat or not.

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About El Santo

Somehow ended up reading and reviewing almost 300 different webcomics. Life is funny, huh? Despite owning two masks, is not actually a luchador.

Posted on August 27, 2008, in The Webcomic Overlook, webcomics. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. GK review caused “huge waves” in what way, El Santo? Now you’ve got me all curious 🙂

  2. Well, OK, Doc, since you asked nicely:

    Truth & Beauty Bombs (official site for fans of Perry Bible Fellowship, Dinosaur Comics, A Softer World, & Whispered Apologies)

    The Something Awful Webcomic Thread (shop talk from webcomic creators: Tea-San, for example, actually is Gunnerkrigg’s creator)

  3. That’s actually pretty funny. Amazing, really, that they get so hot and bothered about a review that is, essentially, the opinions of the person doing the reviewing. Somehow, in that light, comments about things being “off base” and “wrong” don’t seem to make a lot of sense, to me.

    Thanks for the heads up, El Santo. Nice to know we can cause dissension wherever we go!

  4. Perhaps my next review will express my views a bit more succinctly.

  5. To be fair, though, Siddell (in the SA Forum) did mention that your review was a pretty standard response he’s been receiving from many critics, and it launched a pretty interesting discussion on being unfortunately compared to Harry Potter ever since that got huge in 1998. On the other hand, I think that one guy’s comment about your profile was a low blow.

  6. I agree. That shows the difference between someone who posts and a fanboy who just flames you because they don’t like what you said.

    I saw the glaring difference in those two responses, too.

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