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01.19.05 - Terrence Marks:
|This week's comic-of-the-week is Misfile, who we recently traded links with. It's one of the few comics I'd describe as manga-style; I know enough manga to use the term sparingly. Some papers got misfiled at the Celestial Filing Depository. Giant library contains all the information about the world. When something in the library changes, the world changes with it, and vice versa; that's how all this started, mind you. As a result, the last two years of Emily's life got undone and Ash changed genders. I like the cosmology, I mean, it's really hip. I don't see much in the way of cosmology these days, and I can really dig it. It explains how the magic works, which is the biggest draw for me; the situation and the story.|
Last week's (which I didn't get to mention until now; see below) was Dan & Mab's Furry Adventures, which is one of the best ensemble-cast comics I've seen since The Class Menagerie. No, that doesn't describe adequately, but it's the best category I have for it. It's not set in an RPG with ironically self-aware characters. They're not on a grand quest. They're adventurers, but most of the time, they're just hanging out and doing their thing. I mean that as a sincere compliment. They're just there. And they do that really, really well. It doesn't need to have them out saving the world. Great art. Some of the best third-wall gags I've seen in a while.
Sorry about not updating the news much last week. I was going to update Friday night, but I wound up working from midnight to 4 AM, then heading out at 9 AM for an interview. And over the weekend, I found my old copy of X-Com and was unable to get anything useful done until about two days later when I deleted it. Then I did a bit of programming and now ND has a news archive - you can read all our old news!
Working on a reader survey (with prize). Been doing some thinking about Spare Parts, too. That's all I'm going to say for now.
We found a copy of the Reality Check graphic novel - the original, unretouched, color version. It's a really cute series about a cat and virtual reality, and, well...you should pick it up if you get a chance.
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