Hey, some of you may have already seen the above strip and may be thinking “hey what gives”? On Thursday the RSS feed went a bit wonky, but it’s all better now but chances are some of you may have missed Thursday’s strip (oh no!) so make sure you click here.
You probably already read Dar by Erika Moen, but if you don’t then shame on you! It’s an autobiographical strip about Erika’s sexuality, her marriage to a man (she’s queer, you see) and pretty much their life together. I’m a sucker for relationship comics (duh) and I’m so impressed with how welcoming she seems in her comics, she’s like a female Scott Mccloud, addressing the audience but not talking at them. It’s as if she’s inviting the audience to interact with her, there’s no sense of hierarchy that can come across in similar strips. Bloody gorgeous line work, too. The book mentioned in today’s strip is out now and is so worth your time.
I kinda hate looking at Faith Erin Hicks‘ comics as they drip with some of the most attractive brush line work I’ve seen in comics for a while and make me steam with jealousy. You can see Faith’s work in her books Zombie Calling and War At Ellsmere (both published by the lovely folk at SLG) or the various web comics she’s done in the past. What I love about her work is how she writes so well for a YA audience without making the dialogue cheesy, tame or forced. When I finished reading War at Ellsmere, it gave me a fresh perspective for YA novels and maybe helped influence where I want to take my Chloe Noonan series. Anyway, whatever, she’s fucking cool and she also drew this boss drawing of Delirium from Sandman for Anna at TCAF.