The Joy of Webcomics… in space!

joyofwebcomicsWell, time for The Joy of Webcomics to get back to its roots. This entry was originally set up to look at a smattering of interesting comics, and somehow I lost my way. Well, no more! This Joy of Webcomics will be all about sampling digital comics that make our day just a little bit more joyous.

  • First, though, a news item. The Oklahoman talks to David Gallaher about High Moon. How did the state where corn grows as high as an elephant’s eye influence the western comic?

    “When it came to developing the second season, I wanted to do something that felt authentic to me,” Gallaher said. “The first thing that came to mind were my experiences in Oklahoma. I thought about the geography, the Arbuckle mountain range, all-black towns like Langston, and everything developed from there.”

    Also, Gallaher gives a shout-out to the digital format:

    Creating for the Web first offers many advantages, Gallaher said.

    “From a creative standpoint, it’s pretty similar. We have to keep the story fun, fast, engaging and compelling,” Gallaher said. “But, in terms of distribution, the Web offers an incredible place to bring your ideas to market without the financial burden and liability that comes with print.”

  • Over at Nedroid, Reginald and Beartato discover what it really means to discover the greatest treasure.
  • Is Winston Rowntree (not “Rountree,” as was widely suspected) doing a videogame comic now? Winston, HOW COULD YOU?!?!?  Well, I’ll forgive you, just this once. Subnormality does a tribute to Tetris.
  • Even wonder what the Bronte Sisters talked about on their free time? Kate Beaton did.  It’s true: no one likes Anne Bronte.
  • There’s been some talk about negative webcomic reviews lately. This gives me an opportune time to mention the Bad Webcomic Wiki. I’m not involved with it personally, though if you read their Earthsong and Boss Noodle reviews, the similarities to my own conclusions may have you wondering if I ghostwrote the thing. The wiki is sort of a successor to John Solomon’s site, though not as witty or as well-written. Still, for fans of vicious reviews, this might be a place to check out.
  • Meanwhile, Dresden Codak updates, and Kimiko Ross takes a look at a secret message imprinted in our genetic codes.
  • They say that in space, no one can hear you blog. Internet access is generally unavailable to our fine space men and space women. But things may be changing! According to this Popular Science article, modifications are being added to the ISS to make the internet possible! Finally, webcomics and The Webcomic Overlook will be available to astronauts!

And now your Aishwarya Rai Tasteful Picture of the Day. Did you know that Ms. Rai was named the Second Most Beautiful Woman in the World by Roger Ebert? It’s true! And who was the most beautiful woman in the world? Aishwarya Rai, of course. Gee, wonder what his wife must’ve thought about that one.


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 July 12, 2009, in The Webcomic Overlook, webcomics. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Whaaaat? Plenty of people like Anne Bronte.

  2. The Bad Webcomics Wiki.

    While I can see the reason for a webcomic hate site like this to exist(The fans of webcomics tend to be disgustingly sycophantic and take every chance they can to smooch the asses of people you couldn’t trust to mow a lawn. That’s including the guys who run those “news” sites), and it’s very important to have people out there unafraid to state that they DO NOT like things…

    I think calling creators pedophiles is going a bit too far. There is plenty to dislike without the need to make up the sort of shit that keeps lawyers employed.

  3. Yep, it’s all video game comics from here on in! I’m switching to sprite art too, and the main characters will be two roommates who hate each other and an improbably beautiful girl who loves nothing more than to play Call of Duty 4 in revealing lingerie. You heard it here first! Oh, and you speld mi name rong. Basterd.

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