A few webcomics links to start off your week:
The first regularly scheduled webcomic by a Zuda.com winner is up on the site. Check out High Moon, by David Gallaher and Steve Ellis, and get an inside look at how the sausages are made at the creators’ blog.
Purity Brown just doesn’t get Achewood.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid is the latest kid-lit phenomenon, hanging out on the best-seller list for week after week, but most people don’t realize it’s a webcomic. USA Today has the latest article on creator Jeff Kinney and his creation.
Lots of folks have alrady linked Rob Ullman’s cartoon about the life of a professional cartoonist, but check out his blog for more about the artistic life, plus a look at his clever, polished art. (Be warnedâ€”it’s slightly NSFW.)
W. Craghead III’s Lisboa, Lisbon is a surreal little work that’s halfway between a comic and a poem. It’s in Portuguese, but don’t let that put you off. The words are well integrated into the art. I especially like the fact that he created a downloadable version that you can fold up to make your own book. (Found via The Comics Reporter.)
Blasts from the past: Jog found an interesting oddity on the web this week: Aroc of Zenith, a webcomic by Golden Age artist Jay Disbrow. Disbrow’s credits include Sheena, Queen of the Jungle, Classics Illustrated, and Flames of Gyro, which Jog says is Fantagraphics’ first original comic. As Dirk points out, it’s rather wooden, but it’s still an interesting curiosity.
These Gluyas Williams cartoons, on the other hand, have stood the test of time rather well. The humor is still fresh, and Williams’ polished line evokes an era of greater elegance than our own. Enjoy!