Digital Strips Episode 497: The Whole World In His Tiny Hands

No Running or HorseplaySteve found the four horsemen of the apocalypse and they’re up to nothing but (Apocalyptic) Horseplay, but his brief journey with Rachel Briner’s Patches leaves him nostalgic for motherly love. Jason, meanwhile, contemplates Mike Norton’s own words and asks, “Is there any writing necessary to make Lil’ Donnie any more absurd than the real life man himself?”


Lil’ Political Cartooning

Steve and Jason’s latest podcast got me thinking of the very first blog post I made on this site, way back in April, when we discussed whether the term ‘webcomic’ was still relevant today. Jason’s webcomics choice of the week – Mike Norton’s Little Donnie – echoes something of this debate: being a modern, relevant incarnation of cartooning’s oldest and most enduring ancestor – the political (editorial) cartoon. Continue reading


Digital Strips Episode 486: Enforce This Sad, Cruel World

Sample storyboard from David McGuire's portfolio siteWe’ve got the news you can use, and the comics you should view! Superfogeys will be returning soon and David McGuire wants to help creators avoid getting ripped off. Also, Enforcemen is a great start to a story and Lil’ Donnie is a comedic take on a presidency that is getting harder and harder to top in terms of punchlines. Plus, if you use Feedly to sort and view your feeds online, there are some great new tools to help you stay organized (not a sponsored ad).


Comics and Webcomics Unite To Form Indie-Styled Murder Mystery, Bucko

My name's not Bucko

More and more comic book creators are dipping their feet into the webcomics waters, likely to exorcise their creative demons in a space that is both forgiving and instantly accessible (mainstream comic books these days, not so much). Warren Ellis (Planetary, Transmetropolitan) has been doing it for a while now with FreakAngels and Mike Norton (Young Justice) recently jumped in with Battlepug. Now, Jeff Parker (Hulk, Thunderbolts, Agent of Atlas) has teamed up with Erika Moen (DAR) to craft a comic that feels independent in its voice and look.

As the interview over at Newsarama posits, the story of Bucko reads like a “loser who stumbles onto something bigger than himself” story that the Coen brothers have become synonymous with. Bucko roped me in with its first six pages and I’m sure the same will happen to you, especially after reading more about its creation in the interview, linked below.