Thursday, 7 April 2011

Wondermark



I knew I should have heeded the warning, he was totally upfront about it. But I went and read Ctein's post on "My Favorite Web Comics" and have paid the price. I think Wondermark, by David Malki, is superb -- try this one, and if you find it funny start hitting the "random" button, and say goodbye to your evening. If you liked the old Punch caption competitions, based on Victorian and Edwardian cartoons, you'll love it.

Several of the others mentioned by Ctein are pretty good, too. So much talent given away free of charge on the Web. Makes you wonder why on earth the Guardian still employs the radically unfunny Steve Bell. Are they hoping that one day (a) he'll learn to draw and/or (b) recover his 1980s Falklands-era form?

4 comments:

Martin H. said...

Now you've been and gone and done it!

Mike C. said...

Don't say you weren't warned that I wasn't warned. (?)

Mike

Struan said...

When I discovered Wondermark, about a year ago, I ended up going through the entire back archive. You will too :-)

Some favourites:

http://wondermark.com/609/
http://wondermark.com/275/
http://wondermark.com/263/

Mike C. said...

I'm well on the way, Struan, though I have to take breaks, or the effect wears off. I am in awe of this guy's ability to pick up on the bat-squeak of a suggestion in his source material, and amplify it into humour...

Mike