ManMachine

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Okay, all of my regular readers know that I’m not really into sci fi or epic comics. But, I do love hearing from their artists and writers and I love checking them out.
Well, I got word about one called ManMachine and it is an awesome comic.
I didn’t get to read as much of it as I wanted, but I wanted to pass it on to all of you ASAP!
Now, as you may or may not know, my personal laptop with the 17″ screen died a while ago and I’m doing everything now on a little ASUS Eee PC 1000HE 10.1-Inch Blue Netbook nice PC, but it makes viewing websites such as ManMachine’s hard to read.
Anyway, the artwork is unbelieveable and the side sliding of the comic, at least to me, is totally amazing.
Take the time to check out ManMachine.
Happy Reading!

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End of the World

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How do I describe End of the World? I’ve been trying to get through the archives for a very long time. I start reading them, get distracted and can’t remember where it was I stopped at. So, I go at them again.

But, not this time. This time I sat down and read through the three years of archives all at once. I was not about to be deterred. This was business. I had a review to write.
The cast stars Brian and Brandt – two guys who live miles apart, but thanks to a cactus named Butch, they’re able to be in the same room. Butch can teleport himself and others to different locations.
The artwork is good. The storyline will keep you coming back for more. You’ve got to check this comic out.
Happy Reading!

Gone With Blastwave

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Anyone who has read this blog through the years knows that I like bright, funny, happy strips. A storyline is okay, a little mystery is fine, but basically I’m not into the dark comics with heavy plots. I’ll review them and post them for others to enjoy, but they’re not really my thing. Also, you all know I HATE to post a review without a logo.

But, today, I’m going to break my rules.

I was recently surfing from one comic to another and — sorry — I don’t remember how I found this strip, but I found a link to Gone With Blastwave. I clicked on it and didn’t really take it in until now.
The graphics on this comic are so undescribably good. I’m not even sure how to mention them to you. When I took a good look, I thought, well, I have to review this one, even though I was positive I wouldn’t actually like it.


{Note to self: Don’t judge a comic by it’s cover}

I’m not really sure what’s going on in the strip. I think it is about two guys in a war zone, but I’m not sure what war zone, but it doesn’t matter. Something about blues, reds and yellows. It’s dark and funny. And, the drawings are amazing. So, note to you: Don’t judge a comic by it’s cover and give this one a try.

Happy Reading

George

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I’ve been trying to finish reading the archive to George for the past month. I’ve been dealing with family and work issues and reading comics has been hit and miss. But, on to George…
I couldn’t find a logo for George, so I swiped a comic. This is the one from 6/18. This comic is about a guy named George — stands to reason — his sane girlfriend, Amanda, and a hilarious cast of characters. If you lead a very quiet and unassuming life, these are the kinds or nuts you’d like to have hanging around. If you’re life is like a granola bar, you’re all ready hanging with a cast such as these.
I truly think you’ll enjoy this comic. I know that I have enjoyed the many laughs provided by the comic.
Happy Reading!

Flaky Pastry

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So, I’ve got to tell you all, I’m pissed. Absolutely pissed. Here’s why. I’m done reading the archives for Flaky Pastry and I can’t wait to know what happens next. There are three storylines going on and now I’ve caught up, which means I have to wait for the next update and the comic only updates once a week.
What am I going to do for a week?!?
I know what you should do this week — start reading the archives of Flaky Pastry.

Happy Reading!

Apathetic Rant

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I couldn’t find a logo on the site and I didn’t finish reading the entire archive, but I’m still going to recommend this comic. It’s usually three panels long and tells a thought-provoking joke. I’m tired, so this review sucks, but the comic doesn’t.

Happy Reading!

Hero

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I received an email asking me to review this webcomic. I answer and say that I’ll get up a review as soon as I can. The author of the email isn’t the author of the webcomic, which I find very interesting. I can’t think of one time someone recommended a webcomic to me that they didn’t draw themselves (or ink or write).

So, this morning I can’t sleep and I think to myself, I should read this comic. I’m needing to deal with some personal issues and I figure this’ll take my mind off of them.

This comic is so beautifully drawn that I really have no words to describe it to you. It is absolutely amazing. On top of that, it uses DHTML so that you point your mouse at a panel and the words appear (tool tip), which means they never distract the reader from the drawings themselves.

I haven’t made it through the whole archives, but the story is according to the about page (I love about pages, hint, hint to webcomic authors everywhere): “ordinary boy with no memory of the past and no urgency for the future; who one day accepts a most extraordinary offer to travel to distant places and invisible cities.” I’ll let you read the credit page yourself.
You don’t read this webcomic as much as you experience it. There’s a feeling that you’re looking at movie storyboards (very well drawn movie storyboards) and that you’re to get the mood from the drawings first and then the words.
I don’t know who gives out awards for best comics, but this one should get it.
Happy Reading!