Archive for June, 2010

Witch Knots


Ira Marcks has created a fascinating little town of Saint Forget in Witch Knots.  His mastery of the clear line style is such that he can convey complex emotions with a few strokes.   The three panels are highly addictive as they are never enough as each page adds to the mystery of the town.  The characters are intriguing and each one is well executed.  This is a story in which I find myslef lost and a little confused, something that hasn’t happened to me in a long time.

Ira recently released the first book nad I immediately snapped up a copy.  It is great to have Ira’s wonderful art in your hands.  My only grumble is that he chose to replace his hand written dialogue with a printed font.  He seems to see this as an improvement but I liked the handwritten approach.

This is a story that I avidly follow and I haven’t been this intrigued by a webcomic since Gunnerkig Court started.

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Mycardboard life is amazing


I love My cardboard life.  The level of craft involved and the patience each issue must take to create has to be respected.

As if it wasn’t enough that it looks gorgeous in its own idiosyncratic way Phillippa Rice is an excellent writer as well.

Each character is well realised and conveyed with a simplicity that belies the level of skill involved.  My favourite is of course downtrodden Colin.  I really relate to his daily frutrations but he still soldiers on.

Every edition is full of heart-warming humour.  I think that’s what I like most about this comic it just makes you feel good and ready to take on the day.  It also has an amazing following who provided some excellent fan pictures while the artist took a break.  If you’re not a fan you should be.   Go read the archive now.