I won’t delay the inevitable; yes, the Webcomic Idol is the first and last thing on my mind this week (right after my impending nuptials, of course) and yes, I will be talking about it for the next few weeks. However, I will be talking about the process that I, as a contestant, am going through and, should I feel the need to talk about the quality of each strip, I will offer thoughts on ALL strips, not just one.
Why the clarification of how I want to feature the contestants? Well, it’s the opinion of some other pundits of the biz that the critiques of the strips involved in the contest should come in weekly, one-strip doses, leaving out the good/bad of the other strips and tossing a clear biased wrench into the works of the whole system. Nowhere in the rules does it state that anyone, even the judges, is denied the freedom to say what they want about any of the contestants. However, outside of pointing fingers before I know where to lay blame, all I can do is do what I feel is right and let others worry about their own motivations.
Disparaging outlooks aside, there have been some other things going down lately that are worth mentioning:
- Wiz Rollins, of Bad Shape and Sophisticated Pig fame, has been named as the co-writer for DJ Coffman’s Yirmumah!. With Coffman working more and more on pet project, Hero By Night, the need for a helping hand has arisen and was quickly filled by Rollins. The first strip of this new comedy team was posted on Monday and featured the same off-color, un-PC humor we’ve come to know and love from the strip.
- Speaking of new things from established creators, Ryan Sohmer and Lar DeSouza of Least I Could Do have started a new gaming comic titled Looking For Group. The strip follows a clan (or whatever they’re called in MMORPGs) of online fighters, magicians, and the like as they humorously make their way through a fantastical land. Yep, the genre has been done to death, but with the superb team behind LICD on this iteration, something tells me this one will be something special.
- Ever read Sam and Max? I’ve never played any of the PC games featuring the mystery-solving duo, but judging by what I see from this awesome strip, I certainly want to. Word is that the series might be making a stop on the Nintendo Wii as well, a partnership I would think to be fruitful for both parties involved. However you find the way to connect with this cartoon, do it. Highly, highly recommended.
That’s all I can muster at the moment; time to get back to my Twilight Princess. Go donate some toys to children, play some Wii, and stop by the Idol contest and vote for anything but The Amazing Superzeroes! Plug ends… now.