Webcomic News Roundup: Anders Loves Maria, Wigu, Octopus Pie…
Confession time: I’ve been remiss in my attention to the webcomics scene lately, as evidenced by my failure to note a few news items from the world of digital comics. In no meaningful order, you should be aware of the following:
After a brief hiatus, Rene Engström resumed work on her wonderful webcomic Anders Loves Maria last week. From the first batch of episodes following the break, I think it’s safe to assume that Engström spent some portion of her time off reacquainting herself with Mario, Princess Peach and the Nintendo family.
Yesterday marked the return of Wigu, Jeffrey Rowland’s fantasy webcomic that provides a great complement to Overcompensating, the personal journal-style webcomic he’s produced for quite some time now. Rowland mentioned that he’d be returning to Wigu in my interview with him a few months back, so it’s nice to see the plan come together. Oh, and it was also Rowland’s birthday yesterday, so belated wishes from the crew here at ComicMix, Jeffrey.
Meredith Gran’s excellent webcomic Octopus Pie recently marked its first year on the InterWebs, and it remains the source of much LOL-ing from yours truly. Expect to see an interview with her posted here on ComicMix in the near future.
Top Shelf recently announced its "Top Shelf 2.0" initiative, in which it will begin presenting various comics from its vault, as well as selections from current and future projects, each weekday on the the publisher’s website. There doesn’t seem to be much rhyme or reason to the selections, so it looks to be sort of hit or miss — but considering the enjoyment I often get from Top Shelf’s products, it might be worth investigation down the road.
And since it just doesn’t feel right to point people around the InterWebs at all of these other interesting webcomics without acknowledging some of the goings-on here among our ComicMix webcomics, did anyone else get thrown for a loop by this week’s episode of EZ Street?