No new comics for me today at the comics shop, so I might as well write about some others I’ve read recently:
Templar, Arizona (No, wait, start at the beginning!)
Not only is Templar host to dozens of weird, invented sub-cultures and alternate-historical cuisines — often only hinted at — but Spike’s also got both the gift of spinning out entertaining dialog and that of showing you things about her character’s inner lives without having to spell them out for you explicitly.
Updates twice a week, or a third time whenever Spike’s tip jar hits $100. Each page reads pretty quick, and there’s only about 70 or 80 pages so far, so go get caught up now.
Polly and the Pirates
Naifeh’s ship designs are a joy — buildings with hulls and sails. A navy warship looks like a sailing fortress. Even Polly’s school is on a ship. It’s a great lesson about visual storytelling: If you can’t be realistic, be cleverly imaginative, and your readers will forgive a lot.
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