More comic tips

It’s time for another news entry about websites which are worth a visit:

  • Flight: On The Importance of Space Travel by Svetlana ChmakovaFlight is the title of a series of comic books which contain short stories of many different artists. While the artwork of most stories is at least decent or even great, a lot of the artists seem to have no idea of proper storytelling. You can read extensive previews of most stories on the Flight website by clicking at the book covers on the right sidebar. If you’re into marvelously drawn action scenes involving anthropomorphic foxes, you should have a look at Reagan Lodge’s story “The Dragon”. However, my personal favorite by far is Svetlana Chmakova’s “On the Importance of Space Travel”, a light-hearted story about a whacky girl called Jeannie during a rough time of her life. But it’s not only a great story, the manga inspired artwork is amazing, too. Sadly, the rest of the story is not available online.
  • Things they don’t tell you (But should) is a series of cartoons about things that parents don’t tell their children, but should. It’s not funny at all, but the artwork illustrates perfectly the author’s cynical look at life. This gem seems to be the favorite of most people.
  • Our link page already contains a link to Calvin and Hobbes: Magic on Paper, but I believe this site is worth another mention. It contains more background information about Bill Watterson’s legendary comic strip Calvin and Hobbes than you probably ever wanted to know; including rare artwork, old newspaper articles and interviews with Bill Watterson.

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