Friday, March 16, 2007
Webcomics is a growing trend in line with self-publishing enabled on the internet. This seems a good option where talent succeeds whether some syndicate likes it or not.
Sinfest drawn consistently by Tatsuya Ishida since January 2000 is best summarized as Eastern art with Western writing. The comic strip often comments on human nature, sexuality, religion, popular culture or politics. Slick and Monique are prominent characters among others such as The Devil, God, Pooch (dog) and Percival (cat), etc. Each strip apart from its title has an unique epigram near Ishida’s name. ‘Japanese Calligraphy’, ‘You Had to Be There’, ‘Porn Script Readings’ and ‘Ninja Theatre’ are some of the regular themes. You may also like to check out the books of Sinfest on Amazon.com and his blog – The Resistance .
Wulffmorgenthaler is a portmanteau created from the surnames of Danish creative pair Mikael Wulff (comedian and writer) and Anders Morgenthaler (illustrator, graphic designer and director of animation). Each strip is delivered a single rectangular frame and isn’t serialised. This thoroughly adult strip relies on intelligent humor and bathroom humor, as well as an abundance of blood, sexual references and grotesque imagery, to create a fantastical webcomic. Its Top 10 page lists their top strips based on live voting and can thus change everyday. Their News section is also as promisingly ridiculous as the strip.