One thing that’s been missing from my Friday Links for some time are links to any of the web comics I follow. Two of the strips I follow more faithfully update on Friday, and now that I’ve setting up the Friday Links post on Thursday evening and scheduling it to publish, I can’t reliably have links to the strips.
I thought instead I would occasionally post recommendations to web comics, and what better way to do it than on a Sunday!
One of my faves is Mr. Cow, by Chuck Melville. Full disclosure: Chuck has been a personal friend for a long time, and I’ve had the privilege of hearing him read his prose fiction (in which he does the most awesome voices) on a regular basis, so I know I’m a little biased. But I love the simple drawing style he uses on this strip, and the classic joke-strip style of the writing. And I just love Mr. Cow.
Another favorite with a personal connection is Deer Me, by Sheryl Schopfer. I’ve known Sheryl for a while too. I’ve loved how this strip has evolved from a three-panel format to the longer, comic page format over time. Not to mention my more than slight obsession with the fictional comic within the comic, Wombat Wonder.
If you want to read a nice, long graphic-novel style story which recently published its conclusion, check-out the not quite accurately named, The Less Than Epic Adventures of T.J. and Amal by E.K. Weaver. I say inaccurate because I found their story quite epic (not to mention engaging, moving, surprising, fulfilling… I could go on). Some sections of the tale are Not Safe For Work, as they say, though she marks them clearly. The complete graphic novels are available for sale in both ebook and paper versions, by the way.
And for an artist who likes to do some awesome things with the medium (as well as just being a really good fantasy story): Unsounded by Ashley Cope. How can you resist an impish girl thief with a tail and her reluctant undead sorcerer/bodyguard?