You know how in ground school all the boys wanted to be a pilot, or a fireman or a soccer player right? And the girls wanted to be hairdressers? (get some fucking ambition you pre-schoolers!)
Well even back then I dreamed of being a cord dancer, or a writer.
Obviously at 24 my ambitions have matured slightly... except... well, they really haven't.
Secretly I still want to be a spy, or a comic book artist, or a writer or an archaeologist, or hell a pirate!
My ambitions are constantly hampered by reality (not the last one. I'm totally doing that when I grow up). I can't be a spy, because I'm not slick enough. I can't be a writer because, discipline is not a word that's in my vocabulary. I can however be a comic book artist! That's what web comics are for! And one day I'll be done with my style and my character doodles and my half worked out plot and I SHALL SPAM THE WEB,
just like all the other hopeful losers out there! And I'll have a ball doing it too!
But in the meantime I'll just keep staring in awe at the ones that know how it's done. And you can stare with me.Penny Arcade:
Started out so crappy and then somewhere down the line, this thing turned into something these guy's could live off. Honestly I don't even find all the comics funny. And then all of the sudden while you're clicking with your little half smile, there will suddenly be a comic gem
! Or two
's family man
: After her cracktastic 'vampires in the french revolution comic
', she started a prequel comic for minor character Luther. She really put a lot of work into the art and the story... sheesh. It's gorgeous, mature with remarkable historical detail and... well, were wolfs?!? Both comics can be found here
: This is how you do crack. With a straight face. The doctor who's also a ninja, has been getting more and more complex. You'd think that the highlight would have been the mime battle with Ronald McDonald, but no, it's still going strong! How could you not love a ninja doctor mentored by batman and Ben Franklin's clone? With a gun slinging sidekick, a gorrila and a raptor and a disapproving ninja family that just doesn't get his urge to heal as well as kill!?! Gunnerkrigg court
: I can't begin to describe this. Forget about Harry Potter. Gunnerkrigg court can't be beaten when it comes to boarding school weirdness. And somehow it's just so damn cute! I wonder what the school brochure looks like...No rest for the wicked
: You keep working those fairy tales girl!
There are more obviously, but these are the once that still dazzle me after a year or faithful reading.