“I couldn't live a week without a private library
- indeed, I'd part with all my furniture and squat and sleep on the floor
before I'd let go of the 1500 or so books I possess.” ― H.P. Lovecraft

Whistling In The Graveyard: September 13, 2009

Friday, September 18, 2009

So I've had a few days to recuperate and read the comics I got. The standouts are:

Girls With Slingshots

As stated in my previous post, Girls With Slingshots is written and drawn by Danielle Corsetto. She's a native and current resident of West Virginia, very smart, very funny and damn good looking. If you haven't already guessed I'll probably be stalking her in the very near future, and that was BEFORE I read her comic, which kicks ass.

When I met her I mentioned that I do comics too (I left out the part about my last update being over a YEAR AGO) and that mine was all about dick and fart jokes. She countered by saying that hers was all about booze and dildo jokes.

I can't tell you all how close I came to proposing on the spot.

Luckily I've been informed that girls don't find that kind of romanticism to be all that attractive these days. Now back in the dark ages when your average lifespan was about 18 years things were different. The first-meeting proposal was often a necessity as one or the other (or both) of you were probably already dying from something. This is but further proof that I was born in the wrong era. Hell, who am I kidding? I'm not even from this planet...

What was I talking about? Oh, the comic. I hate to go comparing it to things, but if you like Sex In The City it's in a similar vein only it's funnier and there's a lot less naked Kim Catrall.

The synopsis is two girls, Hazel the cynical writer and her friend Jamie get drunk and hilarity ensues. There really is more to it than that, but without getting into plotlines and things it's all you really need to know to get you started.

Oh, Hazel owns a talking Irish cactus named McPedro. He drinks a lot too. Now GO READ THE STRIP!

The other standout is:

The Living Corpse

I got to read all the issues of the Living Corpse and it's pretty fucking sweet. The setup for it is a bit more involved though.

Without giving away too much of the plot, an incident occurs wherein the dead return to life and start munching on the living. One of the reanimated is Mr John Romero (a nod to George Romero, author and director of Night of the Living Dead) but he's different. For some reason (which I'm not going into because I don't want to spoil anything) he regains his personality and memories and is charged with guarding the boundaries between the worlds of the living and the dead.

Also, it contains very little naked Kim Catrall.

Anyhow, I'll be following these two comics very closely from now on and if I haven't done it by the time you read this I'll be adding permanent links to them on the sidebar to your left.

Also, I'd like to announce that my own new strip should be ready soon. Character designs are almost done and the first few strips are already more-or-less written, so watch for the big announcement here any day now as well as the new locations for my other two strip archives AND very soon the first issue of the book Remy and I have been collaborating on.

And as if that weren't enough I can go ahead and tell you that Remy and I will be attending The Mid-Ohio Con on October 3rd and 4th and though we won't have a booth or anything we will have sketchbooks with us if you happen to find us.