Which Webcomic Are You Ready to Rally Behind?
My mission is simple, my agenda is transparent: With your help, Comic Riffs is champing at the bit to champion a great webcomic.
Oh, this blog has touted webcomics before, natch, including "Achewood" and "New Adventures of Queen Victoria." But this time the flight plan is a bit different: It's time to get behind a webcomic that -- by all rights -- should appear in print newspapers, too. And that, of course, is where I need the greater wisdom of the Riffian collective.
Yesterday, 'Riffs raised the prospect of whether the wonderful "Pibgorn" -- in all its glorious colors, luxurious size and sometimes "dicey" content -- could survive a Newsprint Transplant.
So many factors to consider, so much conceding that certain elements would suffer the migration. Then again, think of all the new eyes that would discover "Pibgorn" -- and of all the new fans who would seek out the graphic novel, too
But perhaps there's another deserving comic that could benefit from -- and suffer less by -- appearing in the hard-pulp product. Last week, commenters name-checked kajillions (okay, at least ka-dozens) of their fave webcomics. From this cast of so many -- "Medium Large"! "Megatokyo"! "I Was Kidnapped By Lesbian Pirates from Outer Space" (imagine THAT next to "Sally Forth") -- surely there's a strip that could settle into the funnypage confines without losing that which makes it fresh, special and unique.
The "Comments" ballot box is now open, awaiting your suggestions as we take up a cause. We know for a fact that syndicate and newspaper editors alike read this blog--now's the time to make our views about change heard.
*Oh, and to those who like to "game" our low-tech surveys: You can try to wage a concerted campaign, but be forewarned -- I hear Stephan Pastis has lent out Guard Duck for ballot-box patrol duty. Guard Duck's bill may be dull, but his tongue is sharp.
Occasionally, I come across a mainstream cartoon that convinces me the editors (censors?) were snoozing at the wheel. Either that or their puritancial dispositions were preventing them from taking a more -- oh, how do you say: "Weingartenian"? -- view of things.
Here are two comics of late -- "Reality Check" and "Piranha Club" -- that stir me to say aloud: "Oh, that is just SO wrong." But not before I'm done chortling sophomorically, of course.
AND SPEAKING OF "PEARLS"...
If you missed Stephan Pastis's new link in the Comments field, here's more about comics-poll cheating from a former Fort Worth Star-Telegram reporter who knows firsthand of ridiculous electronic balloting habits.
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