We start and end this week's webcomics list with fairies, who bookend two newbie superheroes and a small lizard that kicks Scottish tail!
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This week in webcomics, it's all about education! We're learning about social media, birth control, webcomic marketing and, er... hippie buffalo spirit guides.
5. Connie to the Wonnie: Yelling on Twitter!
Connie Sun has been running her daily comic diary for a couple years now, but thanks to Tom Spurgeon, she's only recently come to some realizations about social media. It's not so much her own revelation that's worth noting here, but rather the idea that not everyone sees social media in the same way, and it's worth pointing out that other people use the media differently. Stepping outside your own worldview, even with regards to how to use social media, is worth sharing. Read More...
We open and close this week with some deaths, but they're both treated VERY differently. We've also got a debut, a familial fight, and a pair of webcomics by some old school comic book artists! Also, Steve Perry! (Wait, isn't that seven webcomics?)
We start and end this week's list with some extreme reactions. In between are some quieter, but no less significant, moments.
While we were able to keep to a single theme last week, this week's Top 5 Webcomics are a bit all over the place! We've got new stories, potty humor, real life burglaries and more!
Despite seemingly everyone in the comics industry being at San Diego Comic-Con this past week, webcomics were still getting published and still catching people's eyes! Here's what you missed while you were trying to keep up with Comic-Con news!
There are a number of reasons why a webcomic might make the Top 5 in any given week. This week, we've got quite the mix of reasons, ranging from homages to inventions to death to a new comic's debut! So let's get right to it!
We launched this column last week, hitting several well-known webcomic titles. This week, we're pulling in some of the lesser-known webcomickers as well as some saying hello again to some not-quite-forgotton friends!
Welcome to our newest regular feature on MTV Geek: The Top 5 Webcomics You Missed This Week! We realize there are far too many webcomics for everyone to keep up with all the time, so we're doing a bit of curation here by picking some of the significant events in webcomics from the past week. Did a new storyline start? Did somebody die? Did the story make an incredibly poignant piece of social commentary? Did they do something just really cool and innovative with the form? That's the type of stuff we'll be looking at and presenting each week. You may have missed them, but we haven't!
And with that short introduction out of the way, let's get right to it! Read More...
BuzzFeed ran a rather nice piece this week covering 42 webcomics that you need to read. Now, they did a good job overall, but we think they missed a few.
So here’s our list of need-to-read webcomics...
Want to bring "Kill All Monsters" to print? Creator Michael May is looking for help in getting his Kaiju-smashing webcomic to print as "Kill All Monsters: Ruins of Paris" featuring "monsters and the giant robots that kill them."
While "Achewood" creator Chris Onstad is out in Hollywood trying to convince the studio bigwigs to make his webcomic a show, the animation team at The Russians released this lengthy bit of test footage from the proposed series. In color!
I knew I could be long-winded, but I am genuinely surprised this is my one hundredth Kleefeld on Webcomics column. When I first started this, I had my doubts as to how long I could keep this up, but roughly two years later, I’m still finding different angles to look at!
I had a column written up back in January that was attempting to be very forward-looking. There were some things that I thought we would see happen in 2013 and some things that I wanted to see happen. But then I had a chat with my editor. Don’t get the wrong idea -- she liked the column and had planned to run it, but the chat we had was around things we wanted to do see happen on MTV Geek more generally. We were totally on the same page with things, and came up with some new ideas and approaches that I’m pretty excited about, particularly as it means I’ll be able to contribute more to MTVG! More on that in a bit. But she also realized that I was coming up on my one hundredth column here, and thought that this would be a better time to talk about where we’re going. Read More...