Journal comics are magical things. You get to know the artist and their life and the people/animals in it so well that when something like this happens, it can hit pretty hard as if it’s happening to you.
Godzuki and Gelyte are pushing around 17 years or so now. I hope they have a few more good years left in ‘em.
Yesterday, the nominations for the Eisner Awards, often considered the Oscars of Comics, came out, honoring five comics in the digital comics category. But there are dozens of amazing webcomics out there that the Eisners have completely ignored.
Eisner noms aside, this is a great list of #webcomics - I’ve read a few! As long as AG is on your lists- I’m happy :)
In the Eisners’ partial defense, I’m pretty sure a lot of these comics aren’t submitted to them with any regularity— and they need to be submitted to qualify. You can argue that’s a flaw in the system, but it does mean that not all the comics on this list were exactly snubbed. Still, it’s a great list.
I spent most of this list going “Mmhm that’s right!” and then other parts of the list clicking links for comics I haven’t read yet so now I have a bunch of new comics to read. But also, I’m so glad Melanie Gillmanis nominated for an Eisner. Basically, this is a gateway to a bunch of great comics.
having the Genders, privilege guilt, social alienation, art lyfe, being lonely, love (too little or too much), untreated illnesses both mental and physical, This Shithole Economy, This Bullshit Country, and tragic stories about animals (and some people) we tried to help and couldn’t.
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The sound of the machines that never goes away, the last thing I hear at night and the gentle breath that greets me when I wake up before anyone else. Like the sigh of the wind through ancient tree-bound mountains, with flashing leds and un-set clocks.
Brendan Peveril, freelance writer of fiction, non-fiction and comics.