It's a bird. It's a plane. It's unemployed... It's Unemployed Man. There was a snazzy flash feature on the main site, www.unemployedman.com, but it cost $20 a month and being unemployed, the authors couldn't afford it...
Hence the main link to a preview thread on CNN.
A comic about the Adventures of Unemployed Man and his heroic colleagues Wonder Mother, Good Grief, and Fellow Man.
posted by ShadePlant
on Nov 17, 2010 -
! Cartoonists create Pokémon self-portraits, with all three evolved forms. Featuring, among other fine artists, Scott Kurtz
(PVP), Box Brown
(Everything Dies, Bellen!), Anthony Clark
(Nedroid), Aaron Diaz
(Dresden Codak), and Steve Wolfhard
(Cat Rackham), who also runs the project.
posted by Gator
on Oct 27, 2010 -
Caring about something is about taking the pain and the joy. The pain is hard. Taking the pain, facing it, dealing with it are the ways I think we can show we really care. That we know we care.
, the story of a dog.
posted by Gator
on Sep 18, 2010 -
Andrew Hussie's latest comic enterprise at MSPaintAdventures.com
, has been hurtling along at a truly absurd pace. Designed as a pastiche and parody of videogames in general and text-based graphical adventures in particular, updates are structured as a hypothetical game's response to your typed commands, such as "Examine room.
" The art may not look like much up front, but it enables AH to maintain his multiple-updates-every-day pace for weeks at a time; it also lets him modulate the quality where appropriate for the storytelling. It's sort of a multimedia extravaganza: the story is told using static
and animated gifs
, narrative text
, dialogue presented as instant messaging chat transcripts
(click the Show Pesterlog
button to see the text), flash-based static animations
and/or sound effects
of console RPG
, interactive sound mixers
and animation compendia
, GameFAQs walkthroughs
, an enormous hyperlinked synopsis presented by the author himself
during a highly indulgent self-insertion into the story
, multiple webcomics within webcomics
, and in at least two cases, an entire miniature action
. [more inside]
posted by jsnlxndrlv
on Aug 10, 2010 -
I'm like a character in a dystopian science-fiction novel, holed up in a cave full of cultural artefacts, waiting for the young Jenny Agutter to arrive in a tinfoil miniskirt, fleeing a poisonous cloud on the surface, to check out my stash and ask me: "Who exactly was the Quicksilver Messenger Service? Who was this Virginia Woolf? What kind of man was Jonah Hex?"
- Stewart Lee on comics, books, CDs and shelves
. Many, many feet of shelves.
posted by Artw
on Aug 1, 2010 -
From 1979 to the end of the '80s, Sam Hurt
produced a strange and wonderful little comic
. I'm very happy that the entire archives
are up, as well as later additions
. About the drab but sometimes very weird life of the eponymous character, the comic addressed a wide range of topics, including the decor of Chinese restaurants
, wearing the wrong clothes to work
, beach gidgets
, job security
, male answer syndrome
and time travel
. It managed to be pretty wise
while still being funny
. Just don't take it too literally
posted by jiawen
on Jun 18, 2010 -
After a long and terrifying absence, the webcomic NOBODY SCORES!
Returns! Reacquaint yourself with BBolt's
style with home decor
, origin stories
, police states
, Kittn 2.0
, Scott McCloud
, Alternate Universes
, Government Slash Fic
, Time Travel
, Class Struggle
, True Love
, Social Media
, Augmented Reality
, Rule 34
posted by The Whelk
on May 25, 2010 -
In an alternate universe, where steampunk is the norm at the court in Versailles, the Sun King has gone missing. Welcome to the world of the Puppet Makers
, an online comic from the imagination of MeFi's own The Whelk and his familiar illustrator/partner Molly Crabapple. [Flash interface] [more inside]
posted by hippybear
on May 19, 2010 -
Life as a Comic
is series of short videos by Rob Paravonian (famous for The Pachelbel Rant) about what it's like to be a working stand-up comic. It has recently started up again after a long break. Here's the first episode
which is about doing gigs at venues which aren't full-time comedy clubs. Direct links to the rest of the episodes, all of which are in quicktime-format, below the cut. [more inside]
posted by Kattullus
on Apr 19, 2010 -
The Phoenix Requiem
- a graphic novel by Sarah Ellerton. The story is five volumes and has a planned ending. It should be around 800 pages long
... but there's enough there already for an all-day archive binge.
posted by Wolfdog
on Apr 7, 2010 -