Category Archives: Comics

Nouvelles et rafraîchissement de site

Je viens de quitter mon hébergeur pour déménager chez Webfaction. J’en profite pour rafraîchir le look de mon blog.

Et tient tant qu’à y être voici des nouvelles. En vrac, dans le désordre.

Je suis maintenant coach de l’équipe de l’équipe des jaunes de la Petite ligue d’improvisation classique. Venez nous voir les dimanches soir à 19h30 au Parc des Princes (Parc entre St-Viateur et Fairmount.) Sites: www.laptiteligue.com, Facebook (plus pertinent.)

Ma fille ira à l’École secondaire St-Louis l’année prochaine, en théâtre!

À ajouter absolument dans vos bookmarks: The Brick Testament, une version de la bible illustrée en lego. Splendide, cru et délicieux.

Film vu récemment qui m’a fait TRIPPER FORT: Scott Pilgrim vs The World

The Order of the Stick, un des meilleurs webcomics tire à sa fin. Je vous conseille la lecture du début à la fin (requis: une affinité avec les jeux de rôles fantastiques)

Et pour finir: mon dernier coup de coeur sur onf.ca:

Paow, Paow, t' mort!, Robert Poirier, offert par l'Office national du film du Canada

Paow, Paow, t’é mort!

Court métrage de fiction de Robert Poirier sur de jeunes garçons qui s’amusent à jouer aux cowboys et aux Indiens. Dans les rues de Montréal, ils imitent les grands westerns et revivent à leur façon les mille péripéties de la vie mouvementée de leurs héros avec beaucoup de spontanéité et de justesse. Du fond aux gestes et attitudes, tout, dans ce film, recoupe le modèle original.

Lisez aussi, sur le blogue, le texte de Marc St-Pierre, analyste de collection ONF, sur ce film de la série Toulmonde parle français : Le bon, la brute et le truand.

Random Reminder (AKA some fads aren’t fads at all!)

what i need you to imagine in panel 3 is a metal cowboy robot hand grabbing the crotch of a dinosaur, okay??

Random reminder that Dinosaur Comics Is Awesome. Awesome in the awe-inspiring sense.

When I started reading I was impressed by the fertility of the seemingly bare premises. There was already a ton (read months) of material to go through. I kept current for a long time. I stopped visiting it daily maybe two years ago. Just a quick dip once a moon. And always: this comic amazes me. Just plain fun. Witty, bright, clever, insane, profound, intelligent and so funny.

Ryan North has been doing this for more than 6 years. If the layout of the archives page is to be any hint we will still have them until the end of December 2009. Also: there are 1436 comics on this page. One thousand four hundred thirty six. I. Am. Amazed.

I declare Ryan North to be the most pertinaciously funny daily comic writer ever.

Scott McCloud’s talks at TED

Rice boy complete – Order of Tales now ongoing

Woot! It’s time (for me) to go over it all again from the start. If you haven’t read it do your eyes a favor let them enjoy Rice Boy.

Once your done with Rice Boy, switch over to Evan Dahm’s new project Order of Tales It’s updated often so it’s worth it to keep current. I love his naïve style and the themes of this one.

Girl Genius web comic

Discovered that comic recently, don’t remember from where. I was rapidly hooked. Went from the start of the archives and got current in a matter of days.

It’s amazingly entertaining. the settings is steam punk with very strong Marvel influences. The beginning of the archives is in black and white, but quickly becomes full colors.

Let’s list characteristics of this comic: funny, beautiful, well written, political, science-fictional, victorian, robot-frantic, epic, romantic, gothic, rich setting, full of intrigues, strong visuals, heroic, super-heroic, full of mad-science, action-driven… and probably lots more. The diversity of the influences and the many-leveled story line makes for a very refreshing work.

It all takes place in a fictional europe and the political landscape is rich and complex. The past and its discovery meshes intricately in the story line.

The art is very rich and dense. A bit ‘babe’ driven but still very pleasing on the eye. There’s sometimes a bit too much density in layouts for my taste, but hey, Marvel’s been doing that for years and it works.

Writing is good, lot’s of funnies in there, stereotypes are used and abused. Story twists are always extremes and keep the pace very fast and engaging. Characters are well defined and there’s a certain Marvel quality to them. Punch lines delivered mid-combat and such.

Ok I’ll stop gushing about it now and let you go and read Girl Genius.

yet another good comic on xkcd.com

xkcd comic logo

Read Rice Boy and be happy

Rice Boy Rice Boy Comic is a very colorful imaginative piece.

I just love the way it’s paced and the somewhat naïve tinge. A marvel.

(through Dinosaur comics)

We the robots!

wetherobot.jpg We the robots is brand new, grandly bland and my official new comics crush.

(via drawn.ca)