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Homestuck

Homestuck, by  Andrew Hussie.  Man, what a smart guy.  When it’s on its game, which it usually is, it’s one of the most profoundly entertaining comics reading experiences of my life.  There was a time when I would have said “fiction reading experiences”, but, well-  the story is so long and meandering, my mind lately is starting to cry out for closure.  Too much of a good thing perhaps.

I don’t want to say too much about the story.  Or anything at all, really.  It ends up somewhere very different from where it starts.  In fact, I wish I could reproduce for y’all my baffling and mind-blowing introduction to this comic.  I don’t think that would work, but if I were to try, I’d post this comic:

which I stumbled onto randomly somewhere, and leave you to it.  It was so, so weird I had to learn more about the sick weirdo who made it.  After a lot of clicking and googling  I ended up on a cluttered page with that image above of a boy in a room and a hyperlink.  I started reading this thing, thinking it was some kind of demented lark by an internet recluse, and pretty quickly had my mind fully blown.  I will treasure that experince always.

Anyways-  disclaimer:  I think maybe 1 out of 10 people I’ve recommended Homestuck to have been at all interested in it… so… I don’t know…  Give it a shot!

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Steve Wolfhard Again

Steve Wolfhard’s Cat Rackham comics have been on this blog before, but I think he’s due for another mention.  I love his drawings so much; one of my very favorites.  Plus I think all his old links are obsolete now.  Check out his website for Cat Rackham comics.  Though I swear there were some others from his old livejournal that aren’t on this new site.  Bummer.  Anyway, he’s also got a flickr.

Also, Steve’s been doing little bits of freelance stuff for Adventure Time season 3.  We’re always pestering him to do more.  Fingers crossed.

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The Accidental Space Spy

Hey, Tom Herpich here.  Chris is busy or dead or something for a few days, so I’m gonna post a couple links to some rad webcomics you may not have known about.  Today it’s The Accidental Space Spy by Øyvind Thorsby.  This is the same guy who made Hitmen for Destiny, which I loved, and which ended a few months back.

In all his stories, he’s constantly setting up these incredibly convoluted high-stakes misunderstandings among the characters, and then letting it unwind with perfect precision.  The “shape-shifter in the closet” scene from Hitmen, for example, was a comic masterpiece.  He also loves inventing weird creatures with fully developed evolutionary histories and ecosystem roles.  One other satisfying aspect of his craft:  you will never find yourself wishing that character X would just ask question Y or try solution Z;  they all try everything, and things still end up all haywire.  I get a really contented feeling from that;  it’s so rare.

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Nick Bertozzi’s “Persimmon Cup”



I’m a pretty tough guy to impress these days, comics-wise, but Nick Bertozzi’s web comic “Persimmon Cup” really knocked me out. It’s got everything I want from a sci-fi comic.

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Herpich Brothers’ Blog


Pete and I (Tom) have a new blog chugging along. We’re trying to update it every day. Check it out:
www.herpich.blogspot.com

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The Professor’s Daughter

The Professor's Daughter

I’d seen a few panels in the past from Emmanuel Guibert and Joann Sfar’s book “The Professor’s Daughter”, and been pretty impressed. Just recently, though, I stumbled on this giant preview on the site of their American publisher, First Second, and I was blown away. It looks like what would happen if James McMullan got really enthused about comics. Great stuff.

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Evan Penny

evan penny

Check out the work of sculptor Evan Penny. Classy.

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Hyper-detailed Soldier Models

Hyper detailed soldier

I was looking for some photo-reference for soldiers fighting in Iraq. All I could find were really blurry little photographs, until I stumbled onto this site, which sells these amazingly hyper-detailed little soldier models. Not only are they great reference, but they’re really cool just to look at. There’s dozens of ’em.

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CVIC Works Coalition: the art and illustration of Chad Verrill

Chad Verrill
This site is full of “I wish I’d thought of that” paintings and prints. Especially amazing are the “stereoscopics” (as pictured), which work like a Magic-Eye, but look like really bizarre Viewmaster slides.

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It only took 18 months…

Thomas Herpich website update

…but I’ve finally updated my website. A total overhaul, really. Chekid out.