Welcome! This is my first blog. I’m certain it shows. I’m going to lead here with the admission that I’m a beginner at this and that I’ll likely make a few mistakes or put my metaphorical foot in any number of embarrassing mouths, or messes, or…well, you get the idea. Bear with me-I hope to get better as I go.
I enjoy reading comic strips on the web. When I was in elementary school, I would get up every morning and read the paper while eating breakfast (really) and always started with the “funny pages,” as they were referred to back then. At some point in my twenties I stopped taking the paper every day and started reading them online, and found an entirely new level on which to appreciate them.
Aside from strips that I’d never read before in my local paper, there were strips which no local paper would ever carry, either for reasons of layout or content. I’ve found both professional and amateur artists who were producing strips using a range of techniques and technology that I had no idea existed. Suddenly, the web seemed to offer an unlimited supply of brief, entertaining, and occasionally deep snapshots of little drawn characters, sent to brighten my day.
In this blog I’m going to try and share some of the comics I read and occasionally, related news or items I come across. I hope you enjoy the few moments it takes to peer into the little worlds the artists create.