"I like to think that baseball players are a pretty imaginitive bunch. I mean, these are guys who, when asked what they wanted to be when they grew up, said something nuts like 'baseball player' — and then didn’t change their answer
." Bunt Cake
: a webcomic for those of us who like baseball cards recontextualized and our humor depantsed and set on fire. Or something like that. [via mefi projects
posted by Terminal Verbosity
on Jul 17, 2007 -
The Long Tomorrow
is a short, twelve page, comic by Moebius
produced in 1956-76 which tells the noir story of a private detective hired to pick up a parcel for a sultry dame. The art and the world it depicted was visionary; a world that is one giant, teeming, vertical metropolis. [via
posted by dhruva
on Dec 3, 2006 -
Roger Corman's Fantastic Four movie
had been lambasted by many as the absolute worst in superhero moviedom, at least until Elektra
came along. Shelved after production, it's hard for the casually-interested nerd to find without having to deal with bootleg video dealers at cons. Thankfully, somebody put it up on the internet in handy Flash video: Part One
| Part Two
posted by beaucoupkevin
on Nov 19, 2006 -
was a story appearing in Battle and Battle Action magazine back in the late 70's and early 80's. Telling the story of a young British fighter pilot serving with the Falcons; a Russian squadron in World War II; Johnny Red was remarkable for it's time (in the midst of the Cold War) giving a positive image of Soviet Russian heroism in the fight against Nazi Germany. Scans of almost every issue are contained within - enjoy!
posted by longbaugh
on Sep 2, 2006 -
Inspired by a convention in 1999, First Day covers, and his grandfather's autograph collection, Jeremy Adolphson sends off 4x6 index cards to various artists with return postage, hoping for a doodle. 5 years on, he has sixty-five galleries
(some NSFW) worth of art to share.
posted by divabat
on Aug 29, 2006 -
Make mine Maakies
Tony Millionaire (who also does related comic Sock Monkey
) has all of his sea-faring katzenjammers online.
No direct links (curse you, frames!) but you can browse from here
. The later ones are better (especially in the 540 range), but all are fun.
posted by klangklangston
on Aug 5, 2006 -
is a sprite comic. Wait, don't roll your eyes and start work on that snarky comment. It is, actually, good
. It tells the light-hearted and philosophical tale of a self-aware video game sprite. Original art, and bits of animation. Read, watch, enjoy.
posted by TwelveTwo
on Mar 4, 2006 -
The Order Of The Stick
is a great "hifi-lofi" webcomic from Rich Burlew
about the meta-adventures of an adventuring party in the D&D world. Lots of inside humor to go along with broad appeal. It's been running for over 2 years, so there are close to 300 episodes to rummage through.
posted by mkultra
on Mar 2, 2006 -
+ Harry Potter = Kill Harry
, featuring cameo appearances by Bender the robot, Bruce Campbell, and Zombie Rick James, bitch.
posted by Gator
on Feb 20, 2006 -
- The first and last mutiny of the British Army. The story was first told in "The Monocled Mutineer" by William Allison & John Farley which was later made into a BBC drama (script written by Alan Bleasdale
) broadcast in 1986. This program has never been shown since on British terrestrial TV and even resulted in questions being asked in Parliament
about the BBC's left-wing bias. The true facts will be classified until 2017, 100 years after the events. [mi]
posted by longbaugh
on Jan 5, 2006 -