Comic Book Creators
As Steve Niles said in a recent blog post, it’s time for comic book creators to start supporting each other. It’s a hard industry, so much so that I’m tempted to use a cliche jungle metaphor. I’m restraining.
I’ve felt the same way as Mr. Niles recently. Because of this (and, honestly, money issues) I’ve dropped almost all of the Big Two titles I was pulling in favor of indie books. Also, I’m finding that books like Whispers and The Unwritten are a lot more fulfilling than your average superhero fare. Emphasis very heavy on average, because there are some greatgreatgreat superhero books out. Synder, Lemire, and Spencer are completely killing it.
But that’s just my own side of things. I want to spread the love. So here. I’m encouraging you all to check out Faith Erin Hick's webcomic, Friends with Boys. It’s funny, pretty, brilliant, and (coolest of all) different. The entire thing is posted here for free, but it would be awesome if, after reading it, you bought the hardcopy. And hey, I dare you not to want to, because this comic is so damn good that your shelf is currently weeping because it needs a copy of Friends with Boys on its empty, lonely surface.