When my truck died two weeks ago, I wasn’t only on my way to Kinko’s. I was also on my way to deliver some original art to a local reader who had bought it. Mum was the word at the time, though, because it was a surprise gift. But cat’s out of the bag now, so check it out.
Hey, remember when Chris Crosby started Sore Thumbs, a liberal-yet-insulting-to-both-sides political strip with a pink-haired commie?
Well, apparently Carson Fire has quit Elf Life to do Winger, a conservative-yet-insulting-to-both-sides political strip with a pink-haired commie.
Carson Fire is brilliant. Any mortal man would have created a real comic that dealt with issues even-handedly and realistically, without satire that paints so broad it doesn’t depict anything possibly relevant to anyone. No, he’s going for the more subversive. He’s telling us, by providing a true counterpoint to Sore Thumbs, that political debate has become too polarized to matter to us anymore. He’s telling us that it’s not that one of us is liberal and the other is conservative, but that it’s that we’re flaming retards, with views so exaggerated and reactionary that the severity of our individual bias removes us from reality.
Good show, Carson. Good show. Others may not get you, but I do. I do.
I’ve got the next two redrawn IW! strips done. Pay your respects to our dearly departed Kup the truck. He lives immortal within the pages of the Internet.
I got the next issue of the Transformers fanclub magazine in the mail today. As always, the comic, the written bio, and the Hartmans’ article never fail to entertain or educate. (Though I have to say, the art is getting increasingly impenetrable as the coloring gets more and more mushy. I can’t tell half of what’s going on anymore during the fight scenes. They hired ex-Dreamwave people, didn’t they?) Definitely look forward to those every other month.
So, yeah. People liked Wednesday’s strip. In that “it hurts so good” way. Man. How am I gonna top it? Guess I should just quit comics now!
Also, I finally found Wreckloose today, meaning I’ve found everything that’s out that I wanted. Which means that new stuff will start showing up in stores any minute now.