thewayne: (Cyranose)
It's been an interesting couple of days with the passing of both Harper Lee and Umberto Eco, but I wanted to share this, which is something that a lot of people don't know about:

Harper Lee was instrumental in nudging Berk Breathed in resurrecting Bloom County.

She sent him a note pleading with him to continue producing Outland, and though it took a while, eventually he brought it back.

Berk posted this on his Facebook page today:

Great quote

Jun. 9th, 2013 01:42 pm
thewayne: (Cyranose)
"The abandonment of the republic is a matter of two steps: from being "the people" to "the governed," then "the policed.""

http://www.gocomics.com/pibgorn/2013/06/09
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Five graphic novels have been added from XKCD, Penny Arcade, and Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal. The bundle is only available for another week.

http://www.humblebundle.com/
thewayne: (Cyranose)
"What I support is putting all science on the table and then letting students decide. I don't think it's a good idea for government to come down on one side of one scientific issue or another, when there is reasonable doubt."
— Michele Bachmann

"I figure you're smart enough to figure out which one is right."
— Rick Perry, on teaching both creationism and evolution in schools

Yes. Because the Iowa(?) legislature once tried to pass a law stating that the value of Pi was 3. And 2 + 2 = 5 for sufficiently large values of 2.

I came across this the week before last:




http://www.calamitiesofnature.com/archive/?c=571


And today, there was an article from the Christian Science Monitor where a high school sophomore sued his teacher because the guy called creationism superstitious nonsense. The court threw out the case. I was particularly impressed by the quote that the teacher said that scientists are continually trying to disprove evolution as part of scientific rigor, creationists are never trying to disprove creationism.

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Justice/2011/0819/US-judges-rule-for-teacher-who-called-creationism-superstitious-nonsense

http://politics.slashdot.org/story/11/08/20/1211256/Teacher-Cannot-Be-Sued-For-Denying-Creationism
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Shaenon Garrity's web comic Narbonic, a great collection of mad science, is finally being collected in a single volume! Now's your chance to support it, not that it really needs it: it's doubled its funding goal.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/250007708/narbonic-the-perfect-collection

The comic, though complete, still runs daily at http://www.webcomicsnation.com/shaenongarrity/narbonic_plus/series.php
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Pibgorn is about a fairy, Pibgorn, who has a crush on a church organist, who in turn has a jealous girlfriend. Said girlfriend happens to be a succubus. Problems ensue, get resolved, more problems ensue including vampires, poltergeists, time-traveling possession, dimensional rifts, super genius geeks, etc. I'm quite enjoying it. The creator, Brooke McEldowney, really knows his stuff musically, and he's been doing this strip since 2002! Absolutely HUGE archive, I've been working through it for several days and I'm only up to 2005, but I've really been enjoying it.

http://www.gocomics.com/pibgorn


Our second new (to me) web comic, Jesus and Mo, portrays conversations between two apparent roommates, Jesus and Mo. It's not Mohammad, that would be profane, it's a body double. This strip is no where near as frequent updating as Pibgorn, but few are. Still, it goes back to 2005, but conveniently, the archive can be accessed as a month at a time, so it will be quicker to go through.

If you might be offended by inconsistencies being pointed out in Christianity or Islam, or quirks about unwavering belief, this might not be for you.

Here's the first page of the archive: http://www.jesusandmo.net/2005/11/


Enjoy! At least if you so desire.
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A bunch of people drawing simple comics based on spam email messages. There's some pretty funny stuff here, some is kinda *meh*. I thought this one was great: Cock of the Gods!

http://spamusement.com/index.php/comics/view/38

Sadly, the site hasn't been updated in quite a while.
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It's been a while since I made a new YAWC post, and for anyone who has forgotten, YAWC stands for Yet Another Web Comic. I have a submenu button bar thing labeled Breakfast in Firefox and it opens 43(!) web comics every morning for me, along with Wired, Slashdot, and Angry Zen Master for news fixes.

I read Unshelved every day, and today's Sunday strip was by another webcomic artist, Chris Eliopoulos, a rare event. Chris has been nominated for Eisner and Harvery awards and actually makes a living as a freelance illustrator and has several mainline comicbooks for Marvel and DC to his credit.

His comic, Misery Loves Sherman is a pretty decent strip about a kid who's always getting beaten up by his little sister and happens to have two aliens living in his room. Christ started it on the last day of 2007 and has broken the 300 mark! Has a bit of a Calvin & Hobbs feel (IMO) along with some good contemporary criticism.

Check it out, you might like it. I've just started on the archive, hopefully I can stretch it out for a few days.
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Kthx!

http://www.pvponline.com/2008/06/30/interlude-the-adventures-of-lolbat/

Now here's the frightening part: when time permits, it might become a regular series!
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Warren Ellis is doing a free, weekly web comic! It's a post-apocalyptic human interest story with the following blurb: 23 years ago, twelve children strange children were born in England at the exact same time. 5 years ago, the world ended. This is the story of what happens next."

Warren's done some very cool work over the years, including Transmetropolitan, The Authority, and Planetary.

The link takes you to the first page. It's been running since February 15, so not too difficult to get current on the series.

http://www.freakangels.com/?paged=17
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It's a gaming geek comic, and I think it's well-done, at least in scripting. The art is acceptable.



http://www.weregeek.com/
thewayne: (Madness Takes Its Toll)
I have, in the past, posted what web comics that I read. It's been rather a while, and I needed to do some other bookmark maintenance, so here it is. Not all of them update daily, and a few are more adult-oriented, like Cyanide & Happiness and Least I Could Do.


Dilbert
Kevin & Kell (anthropomorphic)
Sluggy Freelance (weird science, just all-around weird)
User Friendly (ISP/geek humor)
Mega Tokyo (anime-based strip)
Bruno the Bandit (gaming-based)
Order of the Stick (gaming-based)
Ozy & Millie (anthropomorphic)
Two Lumps (talking cats, not anthropomorphic)
Dork Tower (gaming)
Turn Signals on a Land Raider (gaming)
Cyanide and Happiness (VERY weird and more than a little sick)
Fear the Boot (gaming)
Larry Leadhead (gaming)
Over the Hedge
Freefall (scifi, anthro)
Dark Legacy (gaming)
Unspeakable Vault of Doom (gaming, Cthulhu)
XKCD (fun strange)
Angry Zen Master (former web comic, now media news & stuff)
Angels 2200 (scifi, VERY slow updating, nearing end of run)
Least I Could Do (adult)
Looking For Group (gaming)
Bunny (I wouldn't call it anthro, very strange and funny)
Applegeeks (computer geeks)
Questionable Content (adult, lots of fun)
Narbonic (mad science, ended run but being re-run daily)
Project Skinhorse (mad science, same author as Narbonic)
What's New with Phil & Dixie (old gaming)
Buck Godot, Zapgun For Hire (old scifi)
Girl Genius (mad science)
Partially Clips (clipart web comic)
Wondermark (also clipart web comic)
Foxtrot
Opus
Doonesbury

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You may or may not be familiar with Shaenon Garrity's Narbonic series, it was a very cool mad scientist comic. Well, that ended many moons ago, and now she's back with a new series called Skin Horse. It's about genetically modified animals and opens with a cross-dressing psychiatrist trying to talk down a modified lion. There's only a few week's of material right now, so easy to get current on it. Also, you can find Narbonic off of this site.

Recommended.

http://www.webcomicsnation.com/shaenongarrity/skinhorse/series.php
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Guy screencaps the LotR trilogy and turns it into a D&D campaign. VERY funny. Also kinda old, I guess it started a couple of years ago. I'm ALMOST at the Battle of Helm's Deep.

Amazing how the characters are spot-on munchkins.

The magic of packs in fantasy adventure (also WoW): http://www.shamusyoung.com/twentysidedtale/?p=984

The first strip: http://www.shamusyoung.com/twentysidedtale/?p=612


Be sure to read the creator's comments after each strip, they're well worth the time!
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I thought it was cool that Brian May finally completed his PhD, and conveniently, User Friendly talks about it today!

http://ars.userfriendly.org/cartoons/?id=20070803
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This time a web comic with a decidedly different bent: the Roman Empire. It's been going since November of '05, so a decent archive of older strips.

http://10kd.outsidefood.com/archives/000179.html
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Nodwick, sort of a tamer version of Knights of the Dinner Table.

The Comic Itself.

I'm thinking the last panel will make a couple of good icons.
It's the most wonderful time of the year!

There's about 155 comics in the series at this point, so it doesn't take too long to go through the archive if you have a decent connection.

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