Thursday, March 20, 2008

Zuda Comics

Recently, I've been on a comic book kick (I'm sorry..."graphic novel" kick). In a recent issue of BATMAN DETECTIVE COMICS, I happened upon an interesting advertisement for a DC-sponsored website called Zuda Comics. Apparently it's a kind of talent search/YouTube...but for comics. There are a dozen or so, continually updated, independent comic books/strips. They range the gambit from romance (okay, they only have one of those) to horror/sci-fi. There are two that I think are absolutely worth checking out: HIGH MOON (vampire gunfighter who kills werewolves) and NIGHT OWLS (think THE X-FILES, set in the '30s--only funny).



You can view the comics in beautiful, full-screen glory (use your keyboard to flip through the pages). Check it out! It's free!

6 comments:

Mountaingirl said...

Sorry but my love of comics started and ended with the Phantom! And I have seen a few minutes of the movie but it didn't translate for me.

Jason said...

I loved them as a kid, but got out of them as an adult (kinda like video games). Here's what happened:

I fell in love with a girl that loves them.

BAM! Now I'm back in again...

Jason said...

Oh yeah, and that flick was terrible.

Terri said...

Whoa, I wish I had a way to get hold of Jeff Porter, our graphic designer for Shorelines last year. He does stuff as nice as this.

Terri said...

Check out this link if you want to understand folks like your parents. :)

http://www.tvsquad.com/2008/03/22/saturday-morning-1960-to-1964-video/

Jason said...

You should try and find him...though if he's into that sort of thing, he probably already knows about Zuda.

I checked out yer link, too...very interesting.

I've lived in a world of 24-7 cartoon network for so long, that I forget that in "the old days" animation was only seen for a few hours a week.

Personally, I miss "Saturday morning cartoons." Before I got my job, me and Leah used to wake up and watch some...but it wasn't the same. Today's cartoons are so bland, and cookie-cutter-ish. And the toy commercials (my favorite part) suck as well.

Mountaingirl--I understand you not digging comics...but in today's market, I'm sure there is a book out there you would enjoy. Some of the best "novels" I've read in the past month were of the "graphic" persuasion.