I’ve always wondered the reasoning behind putting a web comic in print. The most successful web comics all have their content for free, so why put all your content in an inarguably less accessible form? Of course you could always carry a book around to more places you have internet access but I’m lazy. That makes me think it’s for a more sentimental or possibly even charitible but then I’ll assume most of you are just as selfish as myself. I just like to show everyone just how well read I am.
I’ve been told of two new books. The first is Zach Miller’s new Joe and Monkey book Totally Boned. Now there’s a title that had me looking for the inner meaning, until I remembered just how random a strip Joe and Monkey is. Totally Boned is Zach’s first book and it’s had some initial success and high quality that’s warrantted it winning the 2006 Lulu Blooker Prize.
The second book is from the drama hungry Wes Molebash. On May 10 Viper Comics is publishing the book You’ll Have That Vol. 1 and the the another volume in December. The book contains the first 100 strips plus sixteen “bonus” strips. The bonus strips tell the story of Andy and Katie’s first date. The foreword to the book was written by Jef Mallett, the syndicated cartoonist of Frazz. If you want to hurry and give Wes your monay you can pre-order through Amazon.