Steet Angel – A Rad Comic

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.

Gaiman’s Death:The High Cost of Living Free

For those of you who like comic books, Neil Gaiman, or both, I thought you’d like to know that Vertigo Comics has the first issue of Death: The High Cost of Living available as a free download. Here is a synopsis of the comic from their site:

From the pages of Neil Gaiman’s SANDMAN comes the young, pale, perky, and genuinely likable Death. One day in every century, Death walks the Earth to better understand those to whom she will be the final visitor. Today is that day. As a young mortal girl named Didi, Death befriends a teenager and helps a 250-year old homeless woman find her missing heart. What follows is a sincere musing on love, life and (of course) death.

I haven’t read it yet, but I have downloaded it read when I get some “free time”. Enjoy!