For those who wonder what possible downsides
there could be to having big boobs
, there is now an illustrated guide, Busty Girl Problems
which highlights some of the everyday problems
having a big bust causes. It's not *all* bad though, there are a few perks
Young Edd Gould
always enjoyed drawing comics of himself and his friends. Growing up in the internet age, his doodles
evolved into Flash animations of increasing complexity, and in time Edd and pals Tom Ridgewell
and Matt Hargreaves teamed up to produce an "Eddsworld"
series of online webtoons and comics
At first crude and halting, the group's "eddisodes"
progressed from surreal shorts
into full-fledged productions that pushed the boundaries of amateur web animation, with expressive characters
, full soundtracks
, complex effects, and a fast-paced, off-kilter sense of humor: MovieMakers
- Rock Bottom
- Hammer & Fail
At its height, the college co-op was producing shorts for Mitchell & Webb
and the UN Climate Change Conference
, fielding offers
from Paramount and Cartoon Network, and racking up millions of hits on YouTube
Work slowed, however, when Gould was diagnosed with leukemia
-- a relatively survivable form, though, and Gould carried on working gamely
through his hospital stays. So it came as a shock last week when Matt and Tom announced that Edd had passed away
, prompting an outpouring
in his short 23 years.
Bonne Fête Job Dog
is a comic about a dog with a job.
The Swedish Chef (Muppet Wiki)
is the incomprehensible preparer of foodstuffs for The Muppet Show. A rather literal variation of the Live-Hand Muppet concept, the Swedish Chef is a humanoid character, with human hands rather than gloves. An annotated list of every televised appearance of the Swedish Chef is after the fold... Børk! Børk! Børk! [Click here to view the thread translated fully into Mock Swedish] [more inside]
More diversity in sci-fi webcomix? Yes please: Athena Wheatley, or Warp & Weft
features a black female scientist from the 19th century time-travelling to 9283. Fun, and looks good: Moebius meets Futurama meets Adventure Time (and sexy too! occasionaly cartoonishly NSFW)
Sadly, Gospel Comics only produced four
issues of 'Jesus Christ, All-American Hero'. [more inside]
is a powerful and touching comic from artist Katie O’Neill, which looks at loneliness, wishes, and what we might really need more than a white knight to come along and rescue us. [more inside]
" a comic about the effects of horrible mutating mimic blobs on a strained romantic relationship.
So a Persian writer, an Arab artist and a Jewish editor walk into a room…
is a webcomic
inspired by the work of the late Zahra Kazemi
) and based on reports by Iranian bloggers. The author and publisher describe their experiences here
"Sometimes you meet people like that, they have one adjective that fits them like a glove. They could be that word's picture in the dictionary..."
ALIEN age 11
- an adaptation created by an underage artist based on the Alan Dean Foster novelization and a few stills, without having seen the actual film.
Sarah and the Seed
- a 5-part comic about hope and babies by Ryan A.
The Hip-Hop Family Tree: A Look Into the Viral Propagation of a Culture
, part three
) is a "semi-regular, ongoing feature" currently running in the comic Brain Rot
by Ed Piskor
. (Ed Piskor and Wizzywig Comics previously on MeFi)
What were you raised by wolves? by Vera Brosgol.
Cartoonist Vera Brosgol has posted her startling, wordless mini-comic online. [Previously] [Previously]
Alan Moore and David Lloyd designed it 30 years ago. The V for Vendetta mask appropriated
by Occupy protesters the world over. The Guardian recently
asked Alan what he thought about the masks. Now Channel 4 news takes him into Occupy territory
to face that face. But who is
the true anarchist?
In this time of corrupt politics, police brutality, media dereliction, and increasingly vicious culture wars, there's perhaps no graphic novel more relevant today than the brilliant and blackly funny Transmetropolitan
Created by Warren Ellis back in 1997 and inspired by prescient sci fi novel Bug Jack Barron
, the series covers the work of gonzo journalist
, vulgar misanthrope, and all-around magnificent bastard Spider Jerusalem
in a sprawling futuristic vision of New York
so chaotically advanced that humans splice genes with alien refugees, matter decompilers are as common as microwaves, and a new religion is invented every hour.
As a callous Nixonian thug nicknamed The Beast
prepares for his re-election to the presidency, a primary battle heats up between a virulent racist and a charismatic senator whose rictus grin
masks some disturbing realities. When Jerusalem delves into the machinations of the race
, he breaks into a web of conspiracies that threaten the future of the country -- a problem only he, his "filthy assistants,"
and the power of intrepid journalism
More: Read the first issue
) - browse images
from the new artbook
- Tor's read-along blog
) - Jerusalem's touching report on cryogenic "Revivals"
- dozens of original sketches
and sample pages
Comedian Patrice O'Neal
passed away on Monday evening, following a stroke suffered in October. A few clips
. Rest easy, Big Man.
, and 14
An incredibly dark, raw, self-aware, and often insightful look into the depressed mind of a cartoonist evaluating his life.
was an arrogant doctor, until a car accident damaged his hands, leading him try every cure possible. Eventually he made his way to the East, where the story progressed, and now he's Doctor Strange
, master of magic! His thrilling tale is set to be the first Marvel superhero movie
since Marvel was purchased by Disney
. But there has been much history behind the latest movie, including a period when Guillermo del Toro was involved and wanted to include Neil Gaiman
, a draft script by Alex Cox
(1990, 5.1 mb PDF; review
), and a draft script by Bob Gale
(January 21, 1986, 3.5 mb PDF; review
). Along with these incomplete attempts, there was the 1978 Dr. Strange TV movie
, which you can watch online (full movie with Portuguese subtitles
, or YT playlist
). If you'd like another take, head to 1992 for the direct-to-video movie Doctor Mordrid
. Depending on who you ask, it's a more
or less entertaining/accurate take
(warning: spoilers) on Dr Strange. Modrid is also online
is a webcomic about cute dogs and barbarian warriors. It's by Mike Norton
, best known for his work on Runaways and Young Justice.
Join MetaFilter's own TangoCharlie
) for an illustrated adventure of swordplay and wordplay set in Turkey in the 1800s, in Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant
(updated on Saturday mornings with four to six new pages). What is currently a full-color serialized graphic novel in four chapters started as a short self-published greyscale comic
, which was nominated for an Eisner Award in 2008
. As a bonus, Tony shares tips and lessons learned in the making of Delilah Dirk
on his blog. [via mefi projects
] [more inside]
Professional: Perspectives on Work - Takehiko Inoue 1 2 3 4 5 6
(Special Viewing Kit) is a collaboration between writer Warren Ellis (Transmetropolitan, Planetary, Crooked Little Vein, RED), artist Matt "D'Israeli" Brooker (Stickleback, Lazarus Churchyard, 2000AD) and London-based design studio BERG.
It's a comic that features hidden text that is revealed by the included UV flashlight thingy
(and also, apparently, a foreword by William Gibson). (wired article
Welcome to Boney Borough, a place where the unit of currency is credits or creds; the most popular (and illegal) sport is DieBall, a game in which the players rub an adhesive, gooey, and brain-damaging substance called Die Gunk on their hands and bodies to help them hold on to the ball; and where one itinerant, nicotine-patch addict, self-proclaimed botany professor, Professor Panther, spreads his knowledge of hallucinogenic plants throughout the town like wildfire. Oh, and did I mention that Boney Borough and its inhabitants are also being watched over by aliens, who are using the townsfolk as guinea pigs in a single-minded experiment? Or, it might be best to say, like ants in a colony....
This is BodyWorld
, a comic by Dash Shaw
. And it's all online
. [more inside]
What if Spider-Man served in Vietnam?
A short comic by intricate artist James Stokoe
, best known for his drippy fantasy comic Orc Stain
. (Last two links may be NSFW)
Fed up with drugs
, a comic about the dark side of chemical salvation. By Charles Saucisse
is a veteran American cartoonist best known for his delightful comic-book guides to science and history, many of which have previews online. Chief among them is his long-running Cartoon History of the Universe
(later The Cartoon History of the Modern World
), a sprawling multi-volume opus documenting everything from the Big Bang to the Bush administration. Published over the course of three decades, it takes a truly global view -- its time-traveling Professor thoroughly explores not only familiar topics like Rome and World War II but the oft-neglected stories of Asia and Africa, blending caricature and myth with careful scholarship (cited by fun illustrated bibliographies
) and tackling even the most obscure events with intelligence and wit
. This savvy satire carried over to Gonick's Zinn
chronicle The Cartoon History of the United States
, along with a bevy of Cartoon Guides
to other topics, including Genetics, Computer Science, Chemistry, Physics, Statistics, The Environment
, and (yes!) Sex
. Gonick has also maintained a few sideprojects, such as a webcomic look at Chinese invention
, assorted math comics
), the Muse magazine
mainstay Kokopelli & Co.
(featuring the shenanigans of his "New Muses"
), and more
. See also these lengthy interview snippets
, linked previously
. Want more? Amazon links to the complete oeuvre inside! [more inside]
Louis C.K. has what most artists dream of: total creative control over his show
Free Comic Book Day
is a single day - the first Saturday in May each year - when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their stores. Here's the store locator
Alien Loves Predator makes an (abridged) map of NYC movies. Can you name all 91? (via) [more inside]
pairing off-color tweets with panels from Peanuts.
is a surreal, cerebral comics blog filled with essays about Grant Morrison
and Batman villains.
Still not enough? Too Busy Thinking About My Comics
takes comic book overthinking to another level.
Mimi & Eunice
is a comic by artist Nina Paley (who you may remember as the artist behind Sita Sings the Blues)
. The comic touches on Free Culture
, artistic struggles
, internet drama
and of course poop
The Airtight Garage
(some images may be NSFW) is a blog that explores the artwork of Moebius (Jean Giraud), France's most acclaimed comic book artist. It is named after The Airtight Garage of Jerry Cornelius
, a comic loosely based on Micheal Moorcock's protean hero.
Moebius was recently the subject of an appreciation in Comics Alliance.
"My NY Mets sketchbook
. I create an entry after each Mets game or commentary on the crazy stuff going on around the team."
The AV Club has been writing in-depth recaps of Batman: The Animated Series.
They were originally written by Leonard Pierce but after a small scandal
Oliver Sava has taken over the write-ups. They've already covered some of the series best-loved episodes, including Feat of Clay
, Heart of Ice
, and the Mask of the Phantasm
film. [more inside]
, author of the late, lamented punk comic Nothing Nice To Say
, is back with Turnstile Comics.
The first issue is a collaboration with Jesse "Swan" Thorson from Minneapolis punks The Slow Death
and includes a 4 song EP from them. It's printed in a 7 by 7-inch square to help fit with your record collection.
An interview with Chris Ware
from May 2010 at the international Copenhagen comics festival. Ware is the creator of Acme Novelty Library
and Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth
. (via kottke