Archive for July, 2009

Sam Koi

Saturday, July 18th, 2009

I was lucky enough to see Mal Jones’s Koi paintings at Washington DC’s Artomatic show several years ago. An entire room was hung with adorable (but not over cute), almost comic-like Koi paintings and even had a wall painted with the little creature. It was mesmerizing and memorable, which is why last year at SPX I started squealing mid-aisle when I realized the little Koi had been turned into a comic and had a name, Sam Koi.

Luckily, Sam Koi’s creator did not run for cover, but instead signed an “I love Mal Jones” postcard for me. It was then I found out that Sam Koi would be available as a web comic as well, and it is beautiful. The stories are artwork and the comic blurs the lines between what most people think of as “comics” and “fine art.”

Don’t take my word for it though, go see for yourself. As of this post, there are three Sam Koi episodes available. I’m eagerly awaiting the next installment!

Northern Geeks (or … How many times can I type Northern Geeks in four short paragraphs?)

Saturday, July 25th, 2009

A while back I started to highlight some of my favourite web comics. Today, I am continuing with Northern Geeks. I found this site after clicking on a Project Wonderful ad off another web comic site. Just goes to show that occasionally, those advertisements really do link to something wonderful; and, for we web comic publishers, that paying for ads works!

It looks like Northern Geeks was started back in 2008 and has been going strong ever since. I am thoroughly impressed by the consistency of this comic since it updates every single day. (As has been recently evidenced, just updating weekly can be an issue for some people *cough cough*) Not only is there a consistent comic, the Northern Geeks site includes a blog, reviews of games, and a podcast. If you’re looking to waste some work hours, this site will get you through a week at least.

Even better, Northern Geeks hails from Canada .. !! Hence the Northern in Northern Geeks I suppose. (Yes, we get jokes .. sometimes.)

Anyway, these little blurbs aren’t really meant to be reviews, but simply a way to share my favourite comics with you. So, check out Northern Geeks from the beginning and let me know what you think!

Oh, and the answer is six! :)