I have one last comic to plug in my month of plugs, and all I can really say about it is LESBIANS!! LESBIANS!! LESBIANS!! ALL YOU NEED ARE LESBIANS!!! Go read Nena Dee's Heard at http://heard-comic.com/ or at its Smack Jeeves site http://heard.smackjeeves.com/
Now that I've plugged a bunch of the comics I think deserve more attention, I'm going to turn the tables around and say to everyone, plug a comic YOU think deserves more attention! It can be your own, if you have one, or just one you read. Include a short description (no more than a paragraph, please) and while you're at it take a few moments to check out some of the other recommended titles.
And while you're at it, make sure to click through on one or two of the comics you see advertising on the site. When the advertisers do well, Pictures of You does well, so reading them is supporting us!
One final note on the comics I've been recommending...I've tried to make sure they were all comics that had been around a while and were still posting new material. A lot of my favourite webcomics have stopped updating, even one or two of the ones I've recommended, which is an unfortunate commonality in the industry. I hope my reasons for not showcasing dead comics is obvious enough.
Vindicated and it feels so good
This pleases me, no woobie-ness, no worries about not being able to hate characters properly, I have my cut and dry "this character is a douche" and that was all I needed, thank you kindly.
Oh man, I knew he'd do that... but I really wished he wouldn't. I don't like where this is going at all (emotionally for me I mean, storywise it is awesome).
As for comics that I think deserve more attention, I would have to say Hemlock. It's about a witch and her new familiar who live in a giant snail. The art is super neat and it's also pretty funny as well as having an interesting story.
Can be found here: http://hemlock.smackjeeves.com/
Oh yeah, and Pictures of You also deserves like a bajillion more readers, because it's fantastic, just saying. I've been slowly getting all my friends to read it.
Since I have your permission, I will post my own. It is called Rebound. The basic premise is that the main character loses his job and his girl and must REBOUND. Stories center on his newly single life, his new job as a teacher, his heavy metal band and his friends. http://www.drunkduck.com/Rebound/
By the way, if we're plugging good comics, if you're into western/supernatural stuff drawn in anime, you're not gonna get much better than Mayelv's Wanted: Dead or Dead? It's got undead people, monsters, cowboys and the whole nine yards. Very good read.
No need for Bushido at noneedforbushido.com. Watching his artwork and writing progression throughout the years has been awesome, and the story is very engaging. He tends to update in spurts or slowly, but I think fans of the comic can live with that as the quality of his artwork is just gorgeous.
Runs in the Family
It would appear that both brother and sister have a weakness for abusive relationships. The first symptom is the isolation from friends and family. Patrick is so holier-than-thou that he can't see how much he's like his sister.
It'd be nice to explore their family of origin. Moms and Daddums must be a treat in and of themselves.
What really gets me about Alex's behaviour is the thoroughness of it. If he'd simply crumpled up the letter and tossed it, he would still be a douche, but more nonchalant than insidious, like it would be more about him not caring about Patrick's friends than actually pulling a divide-and-conquer play. The panel that focuses on his face as he watches the letter burn is very telling. This guy has a plan and he won't let anything get in his way.
His eyes... .-.
The way he always looked at Patrick always made him seem so distant and controlling.
Like a puppeteer.
And after he read the note, it wasn't like he freaked out or got enraged, he just casually burned it and walked away. He's so collected, I can't help but feel as though he's plotting something all the time. It just seems too sinister to be driven by raw emotion. He wants something.
Oh yeah, comic plug -
This is a *still-currently-updating* comic I check in on >> http://mylifewithfel.smackjeeves.com
I'm not into the whole 'furry' thing by any means - but this comic is so intensely weird that I overlook the fact that the main character is an anthromorphowhatever. The artist/writer changes the art style around a lot, in very uncommon but interesting ways. At times it reminds me a little of tank girl, when Jamie Hewlett was doing a lot of drugs and messing with different mediums. Words.
I knew he was going to do it but I kept hoping I was wrong. Fuckin bastard. Everything is going to hell now.
And the comic I think needs more traffic is 8:1 by B Duffy. Honestly I read a lot of webcomics, and though the plot isn't dramatic and nothing overtly sad happens it is definitely the one that touches my heart the most. Anyone can relate to the two main characters, Charles and Mary. The comic shows the in between period that no one talks about: between graduation from college and an actual career. It's just two young adults in Chicago trying to figure out their place in the world.
Maybe Alexander Isn't a Bad Guy
I am gonna defend Alexander. I still believe he's an alright person. Alexander is pretty anti-social. He doesn't enjoy being in large groups of people. So the only things he knows about Patrick's friends, are what Patrick tells him. Which very well might be nothing at all. I cant imagine why Patrick would talk to Alexander about his friends in any context unless he was complaining about them. Patrick really only acknowledges the darker places. I think we could argue (I am anyway) that Alexander is burning this note to protect Patrick from being hurt anymore. Even if Patrick disagrees, Alexander might genuinely believe that this is helping him. Why wouldn't he? All Patrick does is complain about people when they're together, when otherwise Patrick could enjoy his time with Alexander more (that's how he sees it anyway). Track record is him complaining about Devon, Andy, Melanie, maybe even Kara too (which could explain why Alexander no longer talks to her). Im not taking any of this at face value just yet. Im trying to think about what we know about the characters already before I analyze their bad decisions.
I find it very ironic how very quickly the rolls changed in this whole situation. Melanie who was the one in a bad relationship gets out from under it and Patrick who was ragging on her about it the whole time now finds himself in the same damn situation and doesnt even realize it yet can't wait to see where this is going hehe
auugh, s-so many wonderful comics to plug~
i'll limit myself to one; Hark, a Vagrant, in honor of all the times it's made me start grinning broadly in history class, unnerving everyone who happens to see. http://www.harkavagrant.com/
It recently ended but it ran for over four years so there is plenty of material there to read ^_^
The art starts out a little rough but develops quickly and spectacularly! The humor is witty and sarcastic but be warned it has more naughty time than any other comic I have read....if gender and sexuality quirks bother you I wouldn't tread here, if you have an open mind and love a good laugh click away!!
Seems like something Devin would do. I think enough people have pointed out the parallels between this relationship and Devin and Melanie's. Will it get abusive? I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
The real question we should be asking is why Alexander feels the need to isolate Patrick from his friends. Many people have claimed that he is simple a "douche" but we dont know why he is the way he is. What are his motives? Are they as see-through as everyone thinks or is there something else going on that we dont yet understand. I'm not saying what he did was right, but if understand him better it may put things in perspective.
I feel that people are sometimes very quick to brand others without knowing the true reasons for someone's actions.