Flight Comics
June 4, 2004 6:39 PM   Subscribe

Copper is a beautifully drawn web-comic about a dog and his boy. The author Kazu Kibuishi is also about to release Flight, a highly anticipated anthology which includes the works of Derek Kirk Kim, Jen Wang, Clio Chang, Rad Sechrist, Vera Brosgol and Enrico Casarosa, all a group of artists who met over the Internet (Most links are to comics) Scott McCloud sends in a review from the year 2054.
posted by vacapinta (10 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I saw this group's table at the APE and I was very impressed. I'm looking forward to reading the Tug McTaggart, Circus Detective story.
posted by JDC8 at 7:13 PM on June 4, 2004

The art in Copper is fantastic, the color flawless, and you can't say it lacks for imagination... but the writing doesn't do much for me, mostly. I dunno. I like the more straightforwardly pessimistic strips. The dog starts to develop a personality in the most recent strips, which is good. And I'm glad he stopped making it a direct Little Nemo homage.
posted by furiousthought at 7:31 PM on June 4, 2004

Copper, you'll never be gold.
posted by xmutex at 7:42 PM on June 4, 2004

Some good links, vacapinta. I especially liked the Jail Break ones at Rad and some of the Coppers.
posted by dobbs at 8:00 PM on June 4, 2004

I used to read copper, its a high quality strip. These days I prefer Achewood.
posted by Keyser Soze at 8:02 PM on June 4, 2004

Copper is an uncommonly beautiful comic desperately crying out for a good writer.
posted by gentle at 8:09 PM on June 4, 2004

It reminds me very much of Calvin and Hobbes, especially the earlier strips.

I wonder how the webhost likes having people mefi-bomb his site, loading his 200kb files one after another?
posted by whoshotwho at 8:27 PM on June 4, 2004

More news and comics from Kazu Kibuishi are available at boltcity.com, including a pinup for Bill Presing's Rex Steele : Nazi Smasher, and fan art for Derek Kirk Kim's Same Difference and Amy Kim Ganter's Reman Mythology (just to name a few).
posted by Stuart_R at 8:59 PM on June 4, 2004

Comic Book Resources put up previews of three of the Flight stories (besides the preview already up at the Flight site itself) and a few random pages. I especially like Brosgol's story.
posted by rainking at 4:04 AM on June 5, 2004

I especially like Brosgol's story.

Yeah, it reminded me quite a bit of the (excellent) anime Haibane Renmei though. Nice though. I like how (McCloud sorta mentions this) the artists in Flight appear to have adopted the subtler aspects of manga, unlike other artists that just seem to borrow the character designs and are more anime than manga influenced, such as the Marvel Mangaverse stuff.

Flight looks awesome, I'd read about it a while ago and forgotten about it. Definately picking it up.
posted by bobo123 at 9:04 AM on June 5, 2004

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