Sunday, June 6, 2010

Because Alex Reads Web Comics, Too

This week, I learned that a couple of co-workers us. Pretty dorky, I mean. They read (or read, in the past) comics, play video games, and argue about whether or not the images from the Captain America movie costume look good.

That's actually how I found out about said dorkiness, as I overheard a conversation about the pros and cons of removing Cap's little wing thingies from his helmet/mask.


So anyway, we got to talking, and in the process a Web comic was passed along to me that I've started to really get into this weekend. It's called Ink Pen, and it's about--um, I'll let the creator tell you what it's about, actually.
From the Web site, a description of the series:

Ink Pen: the insider’s look at the seedy underbelly of cartoon character employment.

Find out what happened to loveable Bixby the Rat! Witness the struggles of Ham Hock, the talking pig, as he tries to break into a business that sees him as nothing more than a slab of meat.

Meet (briefly) the plucky sidekicks, thrust into danger by careless superheroes and the villains they duel.

It's a great strip, it's funny, and I'm currently making my way through the first (printed) volume of material, kindly lent to me by a co-worker. You can check out the strip (the archives go back to the very first one!) right here.

I think quite a few of you will enjoy it--I'm looking at you, especially, Nathaniel. I'll likely do a proper review of the strip once I've finished the book.

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Now that we've gotten the positive comics-related stuff out of the way, let's get to the negative (but no less hilarious) news of the week. Just go read this article. And if that site (which has the more hilarious of the online photos) doesn't open--it opens on one of my computers, but not my work computer--check out this article, at CNN, about
And with that, I'll leave you with this--remember kiddies, there's no crying in vigilantism.

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