Monday, March 9, 2009

Make Your Own Web Comic Strip

Have you always thought you should write for xkcd?

Stripgenerator (not nearly as dirty as it sounds) allows you to create your own Web comic strip and live out your cartoonist dreams through a simple drag and drop interface. Here's my effort:

Case of the Mondays

OK, so apparently they don't embed very well.

While we're on the subject of comics, I recently came across a rather entertaining blog that basically re-posts daily comics and offers sarcastic commentary. It really makes you wonder if anyone actually reads traditional comic strips these days. Are people actually rushing to the newspaper each morning to follow the developments of an archaic comic's plot line?

When I was young and foolish (and going through my extended Dick Tracy phase thanks to the underrated Warren Beatty movie), I would look at the Dick Tracy comic every Sunday and try to follow the action. Unfortunately, there was no action. Every strip seemed to be a tired exchange of meaningless non sequiturs. Where were all the Tommy guns and cool villains? No Madonna, either. From that day forward I stuck with Calvin and Hobbes and The Far Side.

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