Posts Tagged ‘Comic Strips’

JL8 #69

JL8 #69

So I’ve known about JL8 for sometime now, but I never actually read the weekly comic strip. I decided I needed to hop on the bandwagon and see what every other fellow geek is going crazy over. Turns out, Yale Stewart’s weekly comic strip is even BETTER than I anticipated. He takes DC’s top heroes and tells tales of their 8 year old selves – but decked out in the popular costumes we all known and love. He keeps up to date with the latest trends of DC Comics as well as taking the problems of the common kindergartener and merges the two together.

I just finished reading strips #69 – 74, and I had the biggest nerdgasm of my life! It began with an assumption that I was sure was incorrect when I read strip #70. I thought the book store owner looked familiar, but it HAD to be a coincidence…right?

JL8 #70

JL8 #70

But as I got closer to the big reveal by strip #74, I began to wonder if this book store owner truly was who I thought he was – with his talk about the love of stories, how fantastically nice he was and patiently conversational, The revelation of who baby Superman and Batman were speaking to blew my mind. Now I’m, without a doubt, hooked!

By all means, continue reading below. And be sure to stop by the JL8 Tumblr and read more of the joyous FREE comic strip that Yale Stewart updates every week.

JL8 #71

JL8 #71

JL8 #72

JL8 #72

JL8 #73

JL8 #73

JL8 #74

JL8 #74

 

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A quote from Kevin Smith, retooled into a comic strip that’s 100% true! Zen Pencils creates truly inspiring cartoon strips that are amazing and have more positive and moralistic storytelling then most 600 pages novels do. This latest strip shows how encouraging young artists is the best thing you can do. Sure, you need to make sure they understand reality, but you should never put up walls for a child’s ability to create! Thank you Zen Pencils!

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Found over at the Slate, Gavin Aung takes quotes and inspirational sayings and weaves them  into comic strips.  Everything within the narration boxes was taken from a speech by Bill Watterson, talking about his life, the troubles that came with it and how he didn’t regret a single choice he made.  Cartoons like this make me exceptionally happy because, as an artist with hopes of creation and imagination, it’s always nice to know that the little dreams can turn into a life full filled.

Anyways, enough of me rambling.

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