Jun 15

General Protection Fault

This review is a month in coming, and I must apologize for the delay. I first had an urge to review General Protection Fault after this strip, as I rather enjoy the game Fluxx (in fact, I have a Fluxx deck on my desk in front of me, just begging me to find some poor victims to play it with…) but realized that I really should read the archives before writing the review. That took several days, and since then I’ve been waiting for the right strip to arrive and catch my interest again. Continue reading

May 20

Clan of the Cats

It’s been close to two years since Jamie Robertson started the very ambitious Clan of the Cats storyline “Vengeance of Dracula” (which I think eclipses even Maritza Campos’s DunDun Island storyline for sheer length of time elapsed). As would be expected with a story about Dracula, it’s fairly serious more often than not, though some moments (such as when Chelsea is taking a bath and talking to Jubal’s soul, which is currently within her) have been very touching. Continue reading

Apr 29

Clan of the Cats

It can be difficult jumping into a comic when it’s in the middle of an epic storyline. Especially one that has been running as many years as Clan of the Cats has been. I mean, you ask yourself where you should jump in: at the beginning of the epic story? At the start of the comic itself? Either can be a daunting task especially if you’re unsure if you’ll be interested in the comic or not. Continue reading

Apr 24

Dominic Deegan

Dominic Deegan is another of the more recent strips I started reading, which is a shame because it’s truly delightful webcomic. Creator Michael Terracciano (or “Mookie” as he’s referred to on the forum boards by fans and friends alike) has … Continue reading

Apr 24

Zombies Calling

Zombies Calling is a lighthearted poke at the traditional Zombie Infestation movies everywhere. Done by the esteemed Faith Erin Hicks (of Demonology 101 fame, as well as the MT comic Ice), this comic pokes fun at that grand old tradition: … Continue reading

Apr 24

El Goonish Shive

Early on, El Goonish Shive introduced the “Transformation Gun”, which allowed the wielder to turn someone into a guy, girl, furry, whatever. This has often been used for amusing effect in various storylines, to the point that one person described … Continue reading

Apr 23

Narbonic

When I started using the Internet, the World Wide Web had just started to stir. The primary program for such things was Gopher and e-mail LISTSERVs… and these roots show. I prefer a good e-mail Listserv to a newsgroup or … Continue reading

Apr 23

A Distant Faith: Demonology 101

Well, as I mentioned in an above tangent, Faith Hicks wrote an absolutely wonderful and fantastic comic called Demonology 101. It was about this girl who was half-demon, who’d just entered high school… and then got swept up into a … Continue reading

Apr 23

Narbonic

I’ve only been reading Narbonic for around a year now. In fact, it was thanks to two comics that I got into Narbonic… Rogues of Clwyd Rhan and No Stereotypes. Both were Keenspace titles and both ended up joining Modern … Continue reading

Apr 22

El Goonish Shive

I’ve been a fan of El Goonish Shive since before it joined Keenspot. Hell, I was part of a vocal group who pestered Gav until it was Spotted, though I suspect Keenspot was keeping its eye on this fantastic and imaginative comic, and that the fanbase were only fanning the flames. And it’s a very twisty and insane comic, with shapeshifting squirrel-girls, magical girls (several of those!), a gun that can change peoples genders, and an innocent sense of fun that emerges from the shadow of a high-school environment. It’s changed, of course, since I started reading. Originally it was a news-strip format, but after several intensive storylines, he changed to a half-page format. Continue reading