I'm trying to remember what the name of an comic strip available online I saw several years ago. It was set in college and the main character was male and outlandish, always doing crazy things, etc. Towards end of the run, he doesn't like the "script" so he decides to make big changes before the comic ends, including leaving his wife and child. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by donth
on Feb 3, 2007 -
I was reading Tintin and I remembered an illustrated How To guide about being a detective in a similar ligne claire style that I loved as a kid. [more inside]
posted by andrewzipp
on Jan 10, 2007 -
I like to learn things, but textbooks are boring! I find comic books gripping in ways that normal books aren't. Can you all offer examples of educational, information-rich comic books (or, if you prefer, "graphic novels")? [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious
on Dec 18, 2006 -
Help me find the name of a graphic novel, in which a naive elderly couple deal with the aftermath of an atomic bomb. . . [more inside]
posted by changeling
on Dec 15, 2006 -
ChrisWareFilter: I want to read some Chris Ware, but I don't where to start and I'm worried I'll end up either duplicating work or reading stuff out of sequence. [more inside]
posted by Glum
on Dec 6, 2006 -
Comic Strip Filter: The strip featured someone being visited by a genie and offered three wishes. He wishes for a hamster wheel. In the last frame he is running in his wheel and the genie asks what he would like for his other two wishes and the guy says, "Who needs more wishes?"
Did anyone see it? Can anyone point me where to find it? I would be most grateful.
posted by roryks
on Nov 29, 2006 -
I'm looking for sites related to American popular culture from the early 20th century
: books, films, radio, magazines, music, dance, comic strips, celebrities — you name it. I'm particularly interested on the period between the wars, but open to great stuff from before (and during) World War I, as well. Little Nemo, Keystone Kops, the Lindy Hop, Enrico Caruso, Fatty Arbuckle, Al Jolson, Clara Bow, Flash Gordon, Alice blue, Teddy bears, etc. These are all the sorts of things I'm after, especially as they're represented on the web. Bonus points for sites with RSS feeds. [more inside]
posted by jdroth
on Nov 3, 2006 -
Crime fighting comic books minus super heroes? I'd love recommendations for comic book equivalents of crime fighting/investigative television dramas. [more inside]
posted by aebaxter
on Oct 28, 2006 -
Any X-Men experts hereabouts? What would you recommend as a starting point for someone who enjoyed the movies and the animated series from the early 90s and now would like to go back and actually read the original comic books? Are there any omnibus-type volumes that would help bring a new reader up to speed?
posted by John Smallberries
on Oct 19, 2006 -
I want to sell my old comics in the Boston area. Does someone know the best place to do it? [more inside]
posted by crhanson
on Aug 28, 2006 -
What webcomics are actually making money? How do they generate these revenues?
posted by raydexter
on Jul 24, 2006 -
Anybody know any good non-fiction books about comic books, their publishers, their history, etc?
posted by Runkst
on Jul 23, 2006 -
Realistic potraits cartoons: are there any art available of known cartoon/comic characters drawn as though they were real-life potraits? [more inside]
posted by divabat
on Jul 17, 2006 -
I'm failing to see the joke or point in this week's Perry Bible Fellowship.
Is there one?
posted by juniper
on May 17, 2006 -
Back in CT in the 80s, while the comic series Watchmen
was coming out, I saw a masterpiece of fan art on the wall of a friend's dorm. It was a postcard captioned "Superman vs. Dr. Manhattan" (roughly) and showed Superman pulling his fist back to deliver a mighty blow to Dr. Manhattan, who calmly pointed a finger at Superman's head, blowing his head off and spattering his brains in every direction. The overall anticlimactic effect was similar to the famous scene in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
where a bunch of guys elaborately menace Indy with swords and he calmly pulls out a gun -- oh, you know the one. I'll give anyone who can tell me where I can find this cartoon, especially on the web, a million billion dollars.
posted by rwhe
on May 4, 2006 -
KevinSmithFilter: I remember Kevin Smith releasing, in illustrated comic book form, a recounting of how he met, dated, and married his wife. I've heard the story through An Evening with Kevin Smith
and remember seeing this comic book. It may have been released by a third party, and not Smith. One way or the other, I can't find that through my Google-fu. (I know, it sounds strange, but it really was rather sweet.) Can anyone assist me in locating it?
posted by WCityMike
on Apr 10, 2006 -
Are there any Batman comics dealing with the wane of his days and/or the actual retirement? [more inside]
posted by heeeraldo
on Mar 25, 2006 -
A friend of mine recently told me that she can't read comic books. She doesn't have problems with understanding text or visual information. She's been a voracious book reader since a very early age and she's a dedicated film watcher. I didn't entirely understand her explanation but she says that she never learn to decode the tight coupling of textual and visual information in comic books. Has anyone heard about or experienced something similar? [more inside]
posted by rdr
on Mar 20, 2006 -
After hearing plenty of news
about the cartoons recently published by the Jyllands-Posten
, I tried looking for the cartoons online to see what all the hoopla was about. The thing is, I can't seem to find them anywhere. Anybody know where they can be found?
posted by antifreez_
on Feb 3, 2006 -
I have a strange question, and maybe an answer, and am questioning whether I made the answer up, or actually read it somewhere...
What does Superman do with his "street clothes" according to the cannon? I have a weird memory, but I may be totally making it up... [more inside]
posted by jpburns
on Jan 28, 2006 -
Is there a good way to do cartoon speech balloons? I sometimes toss together cheap cartoons in an old version of Paintshop Pro. What's the best way of doing this, aside from hacking up something with an ellipse tool? Are there usable clip art samples out there I can import & paste? I'm sure there's a Photoshop plugin for this kind of thing, but I don't have Photoshop.
posted by rolypolyman
on Dec 8, 2005 -
I've googled, del.icio.us'd, mefi'd, etc, etc
I'm looking for a Web site that offered to draw a comic book style panel of someone's life as a gift. Anyone? Anyone? [more inside]
posted by rschroed
on Nov 22, 2005 -
Can mefites recommend mature graphic novelists? (And by mature I do not mean pr0nographic.) [more inside]
posted by RobotHero
on Nov 21, 2005 -
I would like to start a Comic Book Encyclopedia (Which I am calling, for lack of a better name, "Heropedia"), using mediawiki as the engine. I've been a comics fan forever, and a contributor to wikipedia. It's a great project, and I dig it a lot. However, I think branching off into a seperate project would be good for a subject with as much ephemeral information as comic books. My question is, can I use the infromation in Wikipedia pertaining to comic books, as long as the text of my site is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License? [more inside]
posted by zerolives
on Oct 24, 2005 -
BirthdayFilter. Not mine, my dad's. He's going to be 80 next year and I'd like to do something special. He's always liked comics and has told me a lot about the comics he read growing up. What I'd like to do is get a collection of prints of comics that were printed on or around his birthday, October 16th 1926. I don't know how to do this though. There are also some serials such as Flash Gordon or Buck Rogers that I'd love to be able to find from the era when he was a kid. How do I go about this?
posted by substrate
on Oct 21, 2005 -
I know that a few Mefites are also closet cartoonists. C'mon, you know who you are.
I'm doing a webbcomic. What's the best way to generate interest/traffic? [more inside]
posted by ToasT
on Oct 12, 2005 -
A friend of mine wants to make far side style one-panel cartoons. Does anyone have any business advice from him? Who should he send them to if he wants to get them published? Are there mailing lists he should be on? Do they need to be in a certain format? etc.?
posted by kensanway
on Sep 30, 2005 -