caro: art by Yoshitaka Amano (madame snake)
I first heard of Emily Carroll when I stumbled on the Draw This Dress blog, which Emily does with fellow cartoonist Vera Brosgol (who did the wonderful Anya's Ghost). At the time, I just knew her as the one who didn't draw as many dresses as Vera. Then someone on [community profile] scans_daily linked one of her comics, and I realized that she does these amazing, gorgeous short comics.

You can read them here.

But my favorites are the ultra-creepy His Face All Red and the sweet, mythic Anu-Anulan & Yir's Daughter.

Go read them! They are so good, and they don't take much time at all to read.
caro: Art by Ross Campbell; www.greenoblivion.com (sivette)
Today on Project Rooftop, the costume-redesign site for superheroes, Alex Mitchell reimagines the Justice League as chanbara style Japanese heroes.
caro: mononoke fox (snake lady)
Have I pimped Hero here yet? I don't think I have.

I started reading this awhile back, after a recommendation from someone-or-other. It's not finished yet, though it's getting there. And it is wonderful.

It's unlike anything I've seen in comics, web or print. It's beautiful, subtle, sweet, funny, philosophical, and a little heartbreaking. I couldn't even really say what it's about -- there's a boy who sets out to find a city, any city, because he has only read about such things in books. He meets a man, and they go in search of cities, and -- anything else I describe wouldn't sound like it makes any sense. But at the same time, it makes perfect sense, the kind of sense you feel in your gut and your chest. The whole thing is like the best dream you've ever had.

The first chapter is a little hard to get into -- it's very wordy, and it lacks any real reference to anything you can pin down. The setting seems mutable and almost incidental. But once you get to the second chapter and get into the flow of the story -- it's gorgeous. Every time I see there's an update, I just read the whole thing over again.

The author/artist is Hwei Lin Lim and I pretty much just keel over with awe and envy looking at her art. She's done some other (finished) comic projects which are also amazing, though without the scope of Hero.

Just...just go read it.

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it's time to decide
'cause no one's gonna save you
if you don't swim for the boat
no one's gonna save you
if you won't take the rope
no one's gonna find you
when you're hiding in the dark
no one's gonna find you

-- Ok Go

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