Busy day, please consider these meager crumbs of infotainment and we’ll see if we can’t do something more substantial tomorrow.
- For those that hadn’t seen it, Chris Hallbeck’s The Book of Biff is preordering the next volume of eyebrow-laden hilarity. Since this is the fourth book in the Biff series, shouldn’t it be The Books of Biff?
- Speaking of eyebrows, nobody does them as funny as Paul Southworth; sorry Chris, I know they’re kinda your thing, but just look at what Southworth does with them. A’course, we’ve been without Southworth on the webcomics scene since Ugly Hill wrapped three months back, but nothing bad lasts forever — that’s right, Southworth is doing cartoons again, and you get to read them.
Crispy Gamer has invited Southworth to do a weekly gag panel on the topic of computer gaming, but Southworth being Southworth, you don’t have to be a hardcore gamer to enjoy the funny. Enjoy the first You Are Dead now, and come back each week for more.
- It’s always an uncertain thing when a strip changes its primary direction — say, when an autobio/journal type comic that centers on discrete, not-related events decides to tell a longer story. Even if I didn’t know creator Auilix slightly (and by “slightly” I mean “not remotely well enough to know where this story is heading”), I think that the teaser page for the just-started “Senior Year” arc would have grabbed me — there’s a lot of promise in those five panels, and they do a hell of a good job at setting the hook and making me want to see the story through. If you haven’t been reading The Glass Urchin, this might be a good time to start.