Saturday, December 30, 2006

Because boys will shrivel up and die if they get a pink DS. And if there's one girls only enclave in comics, well woopty doo!
I got Fruits Basket 15 today, and then realized waiting til April for the next bit was totally for the birds ;_; I'm not sure if I liked the magical realism bent of American Born Chinese or thought it would be better if it stuck to reality.

Friday, December 29, 2006

I got American Born Chinese and Fruits Basket 14 out of my B&N card which was my kriskwanza present.

Friday, December 22, 2006

An upbeat tale about Africa in the comics? Also, a female writer as well. Thumbs up Drawn and Quaterly for saying you want my money.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Monday, December 18, 2006

For Shelly by ~squishyghost on deviantART

I forgot if I posted carnet's squishy here yet. We should get her to make a little comic book on lulu..

Sunday, December 17, 2006

LOL, at the Comics Curmudgeon, it's open season on that awful Mallard Filmore.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

I got a review by By George. The only change I've made is X'ing out the letters of my actual name:

? – Shannon WXXXX

You’re lucky I don’t mind web searching to figure out who the hell you are - though I am beginning to sympathize with Cheese. I have no idea what the title to this comic is, but as a coconut, I can certainly sympathize with you, too, oreo. I like this. It’s gross, but at least it’s honest. I find the font intrusive with your otherwise home-made style. The portrait and voice over panels are okay, but I wouldn’t complain about a few more scenes in the style of the soccer sequence, for example. Maybe it’s just because I identify with you, but it’s the day-to-day stuff that makes for better reading than straight explanation, especially when it comes to the bigger issues, like racial identity. If I may make a suggestion: Put some structure on this. This comic just sort of wanders away. I know it’s a blog, but it should be more. There’s a lot to unpack here and it feels a bit like you’re chickening out.

Friday, December 15, 2006

I apparently have a comics space now.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

It's break time, so I had time to read all of Legacy of Light. I don't think I could ever do three comics with storylines at once. I want to draw now, but feel depressed.

Hey, new wallpaper! I wish this girl(?) would draw a comic.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Ha ha! It seems tha Mallard Filmore guy got BUSTED. Also, Tokyo Boys and Girls is slightly crack like, but not as addictive as Hot Gimmick. Hey, it's the overlooked manga festival with Warren Buffet flavor.

Comics in Oprah magazine. Ok 'cartoons'.

Friday, December 08, 2006

You know you're behind when...

you finally read volume one of Crimison Hero, and admiring the spunky butch heroine, you go looking for volume two, only to find volume 4 only. Then again, I did see an old man paging through a graphic novel on the graphic novel table.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Yay, it's Natalie Dee!

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

My post finals stash of manga is growing- I have all of Tokyo Boys and Girls, Fruits Basket 13 and Crimison Hero 1 all ready to be read the second finals end.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

I'm reading this and wondering why anyone would go and work for a big comics company rather than just drawing whatever comics they want in their free time. Now, I was finally able to update my webcomicsnation. My comics aren't amazing, and I won't get rich and famous. But on the upside, there will be no guys in clown suits raping anybody!
And damn those pesky little girls, reading, like, girly jap comics instead of "Pussey!" or "Jizz". What's up with that? How are they ever going to grow into mature comic-reading adults?

A funny quote from the TCJ board. Nothing annoys me more than the fact that some folks act like girls reading wait for it..girls comics is somehow shocking and bad for comics as a whole. I mean seriously, folks back in Japan have done a lot of market research. Their manga magazines are big business. So of course after years of work finding exactly what appeals to 12 year old girls- well, of course some 12 year old girls are going to be appealed to.

And why should we expect all comics readers to follow the tastes of a few white male art comics readers? The medium is wide enough to accommodate people who want Clowes and people who want Mars or shockingly enough, people who want both at different times!

Yes, sometimes I do like to read David Boring. I think it's a good work. But I also like Fruits Basket. I enjoy both the form of Clowes and the pure emotional sensibility of the artist/writer of Fruits Basket. So I don't think the fact that not every single manga ever is a Nausicaa is really an indicment of manga as a whole.

The truth is that between classics and crap there are often solid workmanlike pieces that entertain. There is a space for those because they do their job, and do it well.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Copy pasted from webcomics nation:

Recommended Reading
Nara Walker on Add Theater- Poorly Drawn Comics
cute and clever strips
Shannon's work is witty.Even she calls her art bad, it doesn't stop me from enjoying the comics. They're fun to read and might make you think a little too. ... read it now!

Also I found a new one shot I like there. Here it is 'story stones'
I wish I could go to New York. An African comics exhibit! Awesome! Also, am I the only person in the world whose webcomics nation is still down? I also found an amusing stick figure comic and the return of the anti cupid. Apparently Rachel Nabors will be putting a new one up every Weds or something.