Brainstorming: Digital Comics Link Friday
Kyle’s Pick: White Ninja
Some comics use all the tools available to the modern comic creator, slap on some slick colors, agonize over every line and word and still can’t accomplish what Earle and Scott Bevan can do on a bad day with White Ninja. I’ve been following the comic for years now, the longest I’ve followed any comic on the internet, and I’ve never been disappointed. With an unassuming art style, and unconventional punchlines how could it disappoint?
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They faithfully update with new comics four days a week, and with years of back-stock, you can never see enough. There is no continuity, sense of time or purpose. It just is. Nab them onto you hard drive and make a screensaver with them, you’ll never go a day without laughing again. And hey, if you don’t like it, it’s not because you don’t get it, it’s because you get it.
Lee’s Pick: Kukuburi
Of course, we’re not suggesting that slick colors, deft lines and a polished script are at all overdone. One of my favorites in this category is the webcomic Kukuburi, which is the work of Ramón Pérez of Butternut Squash fame. Kukuburi is a visual carnival, it basically defines the word fantasy. Ramón is a master of composition and produces a beautiful, whimsical world I just can’t get enough of. I’ve been a fan of Ramón’s work since the early days of the Squash and was hooked instantly when he posted the first 4 or 5 pages of Kuku in late ’07. Now on hiatus=2 0due to the need to have a roof and a paycheck, this weekly comic looks set to return in May according to the site’s blog. Which is awesome because I need my Kuku fix.
So while I await the return of Kukuburi I’m reading the comic adaptation of the videogame Resistance put out by Wildstorm and featuring, yes, artwork from Kukuburi creator Ramón Pérez. I’m also enjoying Ramón’s blog; She’s My Kind of Girl (very NSFW) which is a shameless celebration of the female form in quick pinups and illustrations from Ramón and his artist buddies. See more of Ramón’s work here.