WIR: Nimona


This weeks book is the award winning Internet wondekin Noelle Stevenson‘s Nimona. This book began life as a webcomic that everyone told me to read that I just never got around to. One of the cool things about Nimona is that would actually get to see her talent growing as the comic goes on. The chapters become more meaningful, the art gets noticeably better. It’s a rare thing to see and I think it’s a necessary and inspiring book. It’s proof that beginners can make good art and that practice really does pay off. It’s the kind of thing that can really only happen on a web comic.

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Steve Love Internet Comic is Your Life

If you’re looking for a good way to eat up your day Steve Love Internet is the place to be.


When I first found this web comic I found myself both wishing there were more and glad there weren’t because I could spend hours reading it’s commentary about our daily interactions with the web. It sums up my love hate relationship with the media so perfectly I had to share it.


I’ve already added Steve to my RSS feed and I’m looking forward to more of those guilty yeah I feel that way giggles as the series continues.  I hope you didn’t have plans for the next 20 minutes.

Support Small Artists: Buy Sarah’s Scribbles

It’s with enormous pleasure that I bring you Sarah Anderson’s Zine Sarah’s Scribbles . For a mere 10 dollars you can own a small collection of the comics from Sarah’s similarly named webcomic. If  you’re unfamiliar with her Sarah’s comics follow Sarah and her bunny companion as they tackle an anxiety riddled attempt at adulthood. This is a great gift for fans of Julia Wertz and Jeffery Brown.


The Danger of the Cube


Welcome back! I hope those of your in cubicle hell are having an easy time coming back to work after the insanity that is Thanksgiving. If not Savage Chickens feels your pain. For those of you lost in the land of Holiday shopping perhaps the Savage Chickens book might please someone on your list. It’s got 65 previously unreleased comics for your feathery enjoyment.


What Makes a Good Diary Comic

I’m a huge fan of diary comics. Julia Wertz is probably one of the best. Erika Moen of Oh Joy Sex Toy fame had a great one called DAR. Even Lucy Knisley had Stop Paying Attention . For many diary comics seem to be a way to get started. The problem with that is that sometimes life just isn’t interesting. I spend a good 8 hours day at my office day job. There’s maybe one thing a week that happens that would bring amusement to anyone else and that’s if I’m lucky. I see a lot of up coming diary cartoonist that give me faithful representations of their day but not of the human experience. There needs to be a context, readers need a reason to care about a diary comic beyond voyeurism. A good diary comic is able to catch the absurdity that is much of our every day lives. The specifics of events make them interesting but their universality is what makes the comics meaningful. A good diary comic shows that even when you feel like you’re the only person on the planet who does or feels a certain way there’s always someone out there who feels just like you.