A Web Comic About Steve Jobs And Steve Wozniak As Young Hippies
Patrick Farley, the artist behind the pioneering web comic E-Sheep, has a series that started today. Steve and Steve follows the adventures of Apple Computer founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak as young, acid tripping hippies in the 70s. The ending of the prologue makes me think this may be an alternate history comic. It also displays the fascination with early hominids found in Farley’s last comic the First Word.
Jezebel: New Web Comic From Reich Artist Elijah Brubaker
Jezebel is a new web comic by Elijah Brubaker, the writer and artist behind the Wilhelm Reich bio comic Reich. It’s humorous telling of the Biblical story of Jezebel.
The comic is being serialized at Study Group Comics every Wednesday. There’s a warning that this is not safe for work, but I haven’t noticed anything particular racy — but perhaps the comic will get more explicit as it progresses, so watch out for that.
My interview with Brubaker is here.
An Old Favorite Web Comic: Exterminus
Full Comic: Exterminus by Kieron Gillen and Charity Larrison.
It Will All Hurt
It Will All Hurt is a rad sci-fi/fantasy adventure webcomic by Farel Dalrymple, known for his work on Pop Gun War, Omega The Unknown and Prophet. It’s coming to print but you can read it online for free.
Free Online Comic From Invisibles/Seaguy Artist Cameron Stewart
Cameron Stewart is known for his work with Grant Morrison on Batman and Robin, Seaguy, Seven Soldiers: The Manhattan Guardian and a few pages of The Invisibles, amongst other things. But he also wrote and drew a serialized online comic called Sin Titulo, a surreal mystery in the vein of Haruki Murakami or David Lynch that won an Eisner award. It will be released in print later this year by Dark Horse Comics, but you can read it online now for free.
Interview with Stewart on Sin Titulo
Remembering Dwayne McDuffie, And The Lack Of Black Creators In Comics
Dwayne McDuffie was one of the most prolific black writers in comics. He passed away in February 2011.
(via David Brothers)
See also: Outrage Deferred: On The Lack Of Black Writers In The Comic Book Industry
I feel a bit complicit in this myself. I read McDuffie’s Deathlok and some of the Milestone books as a kid, but haven’t followed his work since. It’s a reminder that if we want to see more diversity in the industry, we have to do more to support the voices we already have.
Like I said, I haven’t followed his work in ages, but last year after his death I discovered McDuffie’s collection of sample pitches, plots and scripts. What an amazing resource to have left behind for future generations of writers.
How Long Should I Wait?
How Long Should I Wait? A web comic about loss and regret by Jordan Crane.