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Thursday, October 10th, 2013 01:07 pm
Here is an absolutely gorgeous comic by French artist Boulet:

Our Toyota Was Fantastic
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Saturday, July 27th, 2013 12:21 pm
I don't regularly read xkcd, so I wasn't aware of a little gem that Randall Munroe recently cooked up called Time until it was pointed out to me. It's an experimental comic that doesn't seem like much at first, but keep with it. I haven't finished it, but thus far the story is very cute.
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Thursday, January 19th, 2012 06:12 pm
Been tinkering around with some of the older pages. Which do you prefer?

Two versions of Sarin from webcomic "Out of This World"
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Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 10:51 pm
Naruto stuff; you may scroll past. )
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Thursday, July 5th, 2007 11:42 pm
These are easily two of the best articles that I have read in a LONG time on ANY subject...

Reinventing Micropayments
Abandoning Micropayments
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Friday, February 16th, 2007 08:00 pm
So, I finally gave in to those requests from the clerks at Waldenbooks to get a Borders card. "But I don't shop here enough" has obviously become a moronic reason considering I'm beginning to stop by multiple times in a single month at this point. So, yesterday I check my e-mail and find an e-mail from borders, some newsletter or something. "Oh, great, I'm on a mailing list. Where's the opt-out button... Woah, wait, what is THAT?"

And there it was, like a golden ticket in my candy bar. 30% off any one book with a purchase of $10 or more? Score! *Print.* And off I go to blow money on manga. XD

Only, when I got there, I happened to glance across Making Comics by Scott McCloud. Boring name, thought I, and of course, artists don't like being instructed in something. "I did it my way!" I swear, ol' blue eyes was singing the theme of an artist. But once I happened to thumb through it, it slowly worked its way up my arm and lodged itself firmly tucked under my right arm as I walked briskly to the check out counter (with vol. 3 of the Naruto manga for good measure, of course).

Awesome book. Instead of trying to teach you to draw, he goes over the universal truths and formulas of comic books that apply to any style and medium. And he does it in the form of a comic book! Is that genius or what? Yes, it's been done before, but McCloud pulls it off in such a beautiful, excellent way that it gets every single point across. He has a way of boiling down the obvious to the point that even the things I thought I already knew where presented in a way that were now more tangible and applicable to every single panel.

"The whole idea of 'breaking into' comics implies that there's some sort of institution with a fixed location that you can find and penetrate--"

"*Gasp!* He's found us!!"

"We have to give him a job now!"

Actual quotes from the book, by the way, and all drawn in a single panel that has to be seen to believed. XD Best purchase in a long, long time.

Oh, and Naruto is good too. But I've already told you that.
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Wednesday, February 14th, 2007 04:09 pm
I'm sorry, but it is not a MANGA, regardless of art style, unless you're either a Japanese national or, at the very least, living in Japan. There's no shame in calling your stuff a "comic book," a "graphic novel," or a "webcomic."
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Saturday, November 5th, 2005 09:23 pm
What is it with all these idiot topics about Batman beating Superman? Let's review: Bruce Wayne has NO superpowers, only an infinate warchest that he inherited from his parents. Superman, on the other hand, can fly at mach speeds, is invincible to bullets, has X-Ray vision, can break through solid steel walls, has the ability to shoot heat waves out his eyes, and by simply putting on glasses can hide as his alter-ego, Clark Kent.

The only conciveable way Batman could beat Superman is if he could get his hands on a chunk of kryptonite. On the surface, this seems easy enough, but in reality he would have to deal with Lex Luther, who if stories are to be believed, apparently eats the stuff for breakfast. The moral of this story? Never get between a bald man and his food.

More importantly, though, is the question of why these characters even need to actually meet let alone fight in the first place.