Source: Street Angel by Jim Rugg
Yesterday I tripped upon this pretty sweet comic by Jim Rugg hosted on boing boing that I had to share, because cool stuff needs to be shared.
Street Angel, as described by wikipedia:
The story takes place in Wilkesborough, the worst ghetto in Angel City. The title character is 12-year-old Jesse Sanchez (13-year-old after a bout of time travel), “a dangerous martial artist… and the world’s greatest homelessskateboarder.” She handles ninjas, pirates and hunger with skill, aplomb, and help from her friends. The comic is a satire on superhero comics as well as the Golden Age era with its ridiculous dialog, unexplained characters, and flashy effects.
That pretty much wraps it up. I will add that the strip is just a lot of fun.
You can read all of the strips of Street Angel here.
Just because I haven’t spread my free time thin enough, I’ve started a webcomic. So far I’ve uploaded one comic and am working on the site design.
The character featured in the comic, Knuckle Ball, has been a character I’ve been drawing since as early as 5th grade. I’ve always wanted to put him in a comic strip of his own, but never did. I’m excited about what I have so far. Anyhow, check out Knuckle Ball and let me know what you think.
It’s probably not a surprise to anyone who has read this blog for a long time, but I like to read the Funny Pages in the newspaper. I’ve always liked the comics section. I used to cut out individual comics I liked the most and assemble little comic books on construction paper to read to my sister on Christmas Eve night.
Anyhow, did you see Sunday’s Foxtrotcomic? I love Foxtrot. As always, this week’s was a good one. I’ve posted it above. I hope I can do that. If not, please come visit me in Internet Prison.
The only bad thing was that this week’s comic made me think. Who wants that on a Sunday morning? The worst part was it involved Algebra. Not because I hate Algebra. I love Algebra. However, I had one of those I should know how to solve this problem, but I don’t know how moments. Very depressing. I have a Minor in Mathematics, for goodness sake. I should be able to solve a little Algebra problem in a comic strip. I guess if you don’t use it you lose it.
So I went to the Internet for a refresher. Why? Because I had to. I’m so in trouble once it’s time to help my daughter with her homework. *ugh*
In addition to reading comic books, I also enjoy reading comic strips or what some may call “The Funnies”. Open up your local newspaper and you are likely to find comic strips that have been there for years and in some cases decades. Some of these comics are funny, and some are clearly phoning it in. From what I can tell, it’s extremely hard to break into the business and get syndicated. Luckily for us, there is such a thing as the Internet.
I would like to point you to one such web comic, Sheldon, which makes me laugh on a consistent basis. I emailed the creator, Dave Kellett, and he told me I could post one of his comics here, as long as I link back to his site. Here is the Sheldon strip from Sunday. This one really made me laugh. It is equal parts funny, cute, and nerdy. You can’t go wrong with that. Click on the strip to enlarge it. Click here to read the comic at sheldoncomics.com.
So, if you like this comic, stop by http://www.sheldoncomics.com/and check out the rest of the comics. Here is a description of the comic and its characters. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. Here is a link to a story arch about Star Wars.
All of you readers out there, don’t forget this Saturday (May 5th, 2007) is Free Comic Book Day, so get on down to your friendly neighborhood comic book shop and pick up some free comics. Who knows, you might actually see something you like and become a hopeless addict like me. Here is a list of some of the comics that they’ll be giving away for free. Check out this really cool Peanuts comic strip book called Unseen Peanuts they’ll be giving away.
This is the 4th year they have done Free Comic Book Day, and each year they seem to be giving away more and more stuff. I can’t wait!
I have always been a big fan of the “comics page” in the newspaper. With the rise of the internet there has been a rise in webcomics, some of which are really unique and enjoyable. One such comic is Slow Wave. Here is the description of the comic from the web site:
Basically, people send in their dreams to the author and he makes a comic strip based on those dreams. The result is usually comical and sometimes bizarre. The best part of the comic is that Jesse’s art seems to match perfectly with the idea of a dream.
Anyhow, check out Slow Wave. You won’t be disappointed.
Ever since I was a kid, one of my favorite parts of the newspaper has been the Comics. Being a child of the 80’s, one of my favorite comics was Garfield (along with Calvin and Hobbes and Peanuts). Since then, either the quality of Garfield has gone downhill, or my tastes have changed. My hope is the former is true. Currently, Garfield isn’t drawn by its creator Jim Davis. Rather, there is a team of artists that churn out the new comics.
To my surprise, Boing Boing had an interesting story today regarding “The Death of Garfield“. It turns out that there was a series of Garfield comics in 1989 that were delightfully grim. Anyone who is familiar with Garfield would be surprised at how dark the comics were, though I think that is what makes them so interesting. Supposedly, there were several theories going around regarding whether of not Garfield had died. The Boing Boing piece clears up the matter.
Below I have linked to the comic strips in question. Don’t read them in the dark (just kidding). Despite what I said above, yes I still read Garfield every day.
Edit: This is by far my most read post. Please leave a comment if you are new here. I am curious how you found this site and also if you are just interested in Garfield, or just this particular set of comics.