So, I can’t imagine there’s a whole lot of crossover traffic between my stupid Half-Life 2 comic strip and Greg Peters’ insightful and biting Louisiana political cartoon Suspect-Device. Still, you never know, and it doesn’t hurt to ask.
Anyway, if you keep up on his blog, you probably saw his post the other day — Greg has some serious and alarming heart problems, and will be undergoing major surgery at the end of the month. Though I have no doubt he’ll survive this (he’s just too friggin’ angry to just, you know, die) he’ll be spending a long while recovering from the surgery, and is currently without convenient connectivity for such an occasion.
So, a sort of pledge drive has been started by some of his fellow bloggers, in an attempt to raise money to get Greg a laptop. If you’re a fan of Greg or his strip or his writing (or a fan of me and therefore disposed to slavishly do my bidding without question) and can spare a bit of money for this, it’s most definitely a good cause.
The end of Concerned continues to devastate the world of webcomics and gaming. Well, not really, though at least people are noticing.
I got an incredibly kind and thoughtful write up from Eric Burns at websnark. I’ve been reading websnark since before I started my comic, and have been waiting the entire run for Burns to give me some love — finally got it! It’s actually a really, really kind write-up and I’m honestly touched by it. Thanks, Eric!
Also, Joystiq noticed I was closing shop, posted a piece about the end of the comic and then interviewed me for their site. Thanks, Ross!
VGCats has a great comic this week, highlighting Spore’s ‘create your own creature’ feature and the seemingly endless evolution debate.
And, those fun-loving scamps working on the highly anticipated game apparently sent him a version of the same comic with actual creatures they built in-game. Very cool thing for them to do. It’s always neat when the people making a game take notice of stuff like this.
Well, I’m down and out until this Steam/G-Mod bugaboo gets properly fixed, but in the meantime, there’s a new Jeff comic that illustrates the current tool problem (namely, that all the tools have become the rope gun).
Plus, there’s a beautiful new issue of Apostasy: Issue #0 Part 1. A prequel? Oh yes indeed.
Wow, now one but two comics over at PHW have references to Concerned this week. Neat!
There’s the Sketch comic, in which Michael ponders the 6-panel format, and the Weekday Strip by Rich and Larry depicts Frohman/me meeting Jeff (He of the Coolest Shirt Ever) himself.
In addition to Jeff’s Birthday, PHW has also celebrated one year of existence! Congrats to Michael and everyone over at PHW. They’re still cranking out great G-Mod comics, and there’s something new to see (and, with PHW Radio, hear), on a daily basis.
Speaking of congratulations, Garry’s Mod was voted Mod of the Year over at Mod DB! I, not surprisingly, completely agree that Garry’s Mod was the best mod of 2005. And big thanks for Garry for linking me on his “Other” page ages ago, when Concerned was just starting out, and for his recent front-page link.
Finally, sorry this page has been a little dead lately. I had planned to do a little more here during my break from the comic, but I was sick during the week and I’m still a little sluggish. I promise to have a new To The Death! up within a week or so, and I’ve been getting a few other things together that you might find interedfddddddddssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss
Sorry, cat on the keyboard. That should have said “interesting.”
Jeff Eastman’s comic, Jeff, celebrated a birthday! One year of G-Mod comics, as of January 27th!
Of course, Jeff found a wonderful way to celebrate: by redoing his first comic all over again. Neat idea, and you can see just how far he and Garry’s Mod have come in the past year. Congrats on a year of comics, Jeff, and I can’t wait to see what you’ll be coming up with over the next year.
My friend Greg’s webcomic, Scribs, has gotten its own domain! Enjoy all the mouseovery goodness, the new look, and the same unpredictable Scribs humor.
In other webcomic moving news, PHW Comics has moved to a new domain, has a new look, and will soon be sporting some spiffy new features!
Since websnark appears to be turning into more of a personal blog than a webcomics blog these days (not that there’s anything wrong with that), you might direct your attention to fleen.com, a new webcomics blog that’s all about webcomics.
And wouldn’t you know it, there’s a nice write-up about Concerned.
The entry also raises the question about how Concerned, and other comics made from games, should be categorized. Is it a Gamic (game + comic)? Is there another term for it? Do comics made from gaming screenshots need to be differentiated from other types of webcomics? Weigh in by leaving a comment after the Fleen entry if you have any thoughts!