Sunday Funnies, part 6
Another in my series of posts recommending web comics that I think more people should read:
The Amazing Adventures of Bill by Bill Roundy is actually a portal to a number of comics. Bill draws a regular feature called Bar Scrawl, which is a series of reviews of bars and similar establishments, done as cartoons. He also has a number of short romantic comics, does a cartoon journal, does several D&D themed comics (one set published in book form as Hot Men of the Monster Manual), and others. I first became aware of Bill’s work when a friend shared his comic, “The Orientation Police,” where he talks about how some people react to a gay man who is dating a transman. It wasn’t, it turns out, the first time I’d seen his work, because some of it had appeared in Young Bottoms in Love, which was one of the first comic books I bought on my iPad. It’s hard to describe his stuff, as he works in so many genres. But I’ve always found it funny, whether he’s writing about brooding vampires or restaurants.
Casey at the Bat by Bob Glasscock (former Seattleite and creator of the short-lived underground comic, The Orb) follows the life of late-20 something Casey Wilkes as he recovers from a broken relationship with the help of his best friend Dougie and sports!
I’ve long been a fan of: “Mr. Cow,” by Chuck Melville… and not just because the artist is a friend! A clueless cow with Walter Cronkite dreams presides over a barnyard of a newsroom. And if you like Mr. Cow, you can support the artist by going to his Patreon Page.
I’m also a big fan of “Deer Me,” by Sheryl Schopfer. This artist is also a friend. I have previously described this strip as: “Three roommates who couldn’t be more dissimilar while being surprisingly compatible.” Except in a recent story line Thomas has moved out! Eeek! And if you enjoy Deer Me, you can support the artist by going to her Patreon Page!
And I love this impish girl thief with a tail and her reluctant undead sorcerer/bodyguard: “Unsounded,” by Ashley Cope.
The Young Protectors begins when a young, closeted teen-age superhero who has just snuck into a gay bar for the first time is seen exiting said bar by a not-so-young, very experienced, very powerful, super-villain. Trouble, of course, ensues.
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.