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Don’t It Always Seem To Go…

This was going to be a fairly long post about a departed comic that had been an excellent read.

But it looks like it’s been updating again, at least for a month or so.

Ashfield Online was an early comic that can be seen as a prototype for what we are now calling static comics. Professor Ashfield almost never moves, and the humor is always funny and extremely quirky as well. Among other things, the first and the one-thousandth episodes form a closed loop in time. Not many other comics can achieve that.

All in all, it’s a jolly and surreal read, and it’s good to see some new episodes.

It’s not clear if Aric will be updating this more. If he doesn’t, I think it’s a candidate for Alexander Danner’s relatively new Full Story, a site he is putting together to collect comics that have completed their run. It may not be ideal, as it’s not “a complete beginning, middle, and endÂ? reading experience”, but it does have that whole “closed loop in time” thing going for it.

It also has atomic fireballs!

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