Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Tuesday Tangents: Sword and Sworcery EP

Quick Overview:
Title: Sword & Sworcery EP
Developers: Superbrothers, Capybara Games
Website: swordandsworcery.com
What it is: A stylish and unique exploration-based game for iPod touch, iPhone, iPad, and PC

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant

Quick Overview:
Title: Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant
Author/Artist: Tony Cliff
Website: delilahdirk.com
Started: May 28, 2011
Ended: February 25, 2012
Pros: Breezy, swashbuckling action; endearing characters; dynamic environments.
Cons: A little on the short side, says the habitual reader of long, never-ending comics.

Monday, November 14, 2011


Quick Overview:
Title: Kukuburi
Author/Artist: Ramón Pérez
Website: kukuburi.com
Started: August 9, 2007
Ended: -
Pros: Strong, stylish, candy-colored art; action-packed, delightful adventure; possibly the hippest villain ever.
Cons: I'll let you know when I find some.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Gunnerkrigg Court

Quick Overview:
Title: Gunnerkrigg Court
Author/Artist: Tom Siddell
Website: gunnerkrigg.com
Started: April 2005
Ended: -
Pros: Unique, moody setting; numerous slowly-developed mysteries; nice balance of darkness and silliness
Cons: Simplistic early artwork might turn some viewers away

Friday, July 8, 2011

The Arrival

Quick Overview:
Title: The Arrival
Author/Artist: Shaun Tan
Released: 2006
Official Website: shauntan.net/books/the-arrival.html
Pros: Beautiful art; heartwarming story; unique blend of fantasy and realism
Cons: ...Nope, I've got nothing

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tuesday Tangents: Thought of You

Quick Overview:
Title: Thought of You
Animator: Ryan Woodward
Official Website: conteanimated.com
What it is: Animation meets choreography meets love story

Thursday, June 16, 2011

The Wormworld Saga

Quick Overview:
Title: The Wormworld Saga
Author/Artist: Daniel Lieske
Website: wormworldsaga.com
Started: December 2010
Ended: -
Pros: Magical art; nostalgic appeal; unique layout
Cons: None evident so far

His Face All Red

Quick Overview:
Title: His Face All Red
Author/Artist: Em Carroll
Website: emcarroll.com/comics/faceallred/01.html
Released: Halloween 2010
Pros: Intuitive layout; masterful pacing; chilling conclusion
Cons: May give you nightmares

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

What Birds Know

Quick Overview:
Title: What Birds Know
Authors/Artists: Emelie Friberg and Mattias Thorelli
Website: fribergthorelli.com/wbk
Started: October 2005
Ended: -
Pros: Shocking plot twists; great character development
Cons: Reeeeeally slow start; generic setting

Tuesday Tangents: Goodnight Dune

Quick Overview:
Title: Goodnight Dune
Author/Artist: Julia Yu
Website: goodnightdune.com
What it is: A wonderfully illustrated spoof of Goodnight Moon

Monday, June 13, 2011

The Phoenix Requiem

Quick Overview:
Title: The Phoenix Requiem
Author/Artist: Sarah Ellerton
Website: requiem.seraph-inn.com
Started: September 2007
Ended: March 2011
Pros: Beautiful, atmospheric art; cinematic pacing
Cons: One-note characters; confusing climax

The Meek

Quick Overview:
Title: The Meek
Author/Artist: Der-Shing Helmer
Website: meekcomic.com
Started: December 2008
Ended: -
Cons: Inconsistent updates