True Swamp Comes Roaring Back
April 22, 2010 9:10 PM   Subscribe

One of the best indie comics of the 1990s is back - as a webcomic True Swamp, the mad and beloved comic created by Xeric-Award winner Jon Lewis, is back in circulation after a years-long hiatus. Indie comics fans rejoice
posted by Geameade (9 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
Oh. Oh, wow.

I guess that makes me an indie comics fan, huh.
posted by kipmanley at 9:21 PM on April 22, 2010

I've never heard of this but I love good comics and based on the field guide I'm buying all the old stuff first chance I get.

Speaking of indie comics, this reminded me to catch up on Order of Tales / Rice Boy which I think has had a couple of FPPs already but is still amazing.
posted by Nomiconic at 10:04 PM on April 22, 2010

I'm not familiar with any of his earlier stuff. I don't know why it is, but what's on the website reminds me of Pogo, PLIF, and PBF all rolled together.
posted by crataegus at 10:41 PM on April 22, 2010

What's with the super narrow page layout and the tiny, tiny word bubble text? I can hardly read a thing. And if it's good as advertised, I want to be able to read it.
posted by legion at 11:36 PM on April 22, 2010 [3 favorites]

Indie comics fans rejoice

Two? There's two Indie comics fans?
That's truely Indie then.
posted by charles kaapjes at 3:00 AM on April 23, 2010

I'm buying all the old stuff first chance I get.

Doesn't seem difficult -- I just ordered the Memoirs of Lenny the Frog collection for $7 shipped. (But don't you all buy up all the copies of Underwoods And Overtime and Stoneground And Hillbound till I've gotten Memoirs and decide whether I want to order them, too, kthx?)
posted by Zed at 10:02 AM on April 23, 2010

the words are too small. This author is inconsiderate. I can't respect his work, no matter how much like all the other humerus, interesting, and artistically-merited webcomics his is
posted by rebent at 11:42 AM on April 23, 2010

Yeah, the lettering is difficult. The artist has been told this in his comments and is working to change it.
posted by Geameade at 1:41 PM on April 23, 2010

Finished the first collection. I admired the inventive weirdness, but disliked the art and lettering and am ultimately kind of neutral about it.
posted by Zed at 5:30 PM on May 18, 2010

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