Apr 21

Cheshire Grin

Cheshire Grin is an interesting comic, a combination of fantasy and reality merged together seamlessly. On the one hand we have the main characters, an eclectic collection of gaming geeks (and one babe!) (hey, I’m a gaming geek, I think I have every right to refer to us as gaming geeks.) who use the game as a reason to gather together. Really, when you get down to it, isn’t that what gaming is about? You get together with your friends and have fun. Continue reading

Apr 20

The Devil’s Panties

There aren’t many comics (that I read) that are a slice of life. Something like Misfile might come close, I suppose, but more often than not I’m into the more surreal fantasies. I suppose that’s why I like The Devil’s Panties. It takes a twisty and surreal look into the life of a young lady writing a web-comic. Despite the surreal elements to this (like Jesus Christ and the Devil regularly chatting with Jennie, often the comic seems like this is just a slice of the real Jennie’s life. Continue reading

Apr 19

Alice

Alice is among the second wave of comics I started reading (the first being CotC and CRfH), and it was thanks to CotC that I was introduced to it. Still, when I first started reading it, it wasn’t quite my cup of tea. I didn’t succumb quickly to reading dozens of web comics until several years in. (And considering I started back in 2000… well I had the opportunity to start reading quite a few comics from the ground floor. I still don’t know why I resisted so long…) It took me half a year or so before I succumbed and started reading all of the strips (after work on company computers to utilize that high speed internet) And it was good. Damn good. But after a bit, updates got intermittent. Michael McKay-Fleming tried different formats for the comic and it just didn’t work. And finally Alice went onto hiatus, tried to pull itself out of hiatus, and floundered back into it. Continue reading