Saturday, August 1, 2009
Reading People's Diaries
I must be pretty bored. I've been enjoying a couple of web comics about the lives of cartoonists who are fairly similar to myself. A lot of the strips take place at their desks. And a lot of my life takes place at my desk so I can identify with that. Plus, cartoon diaries tend to have this warm homey charm to them. The ordinary is beautiful, you know, and, like on LiveJournal, skimming through someone else day-to-day can make you feel less alone. This is especially true if you are a person who spends a lot of time at her desk.
The Fart Party by Julia Wertz is pretty great. I love it so much I'm about to run out and buy all the comics she has in print. The world needs more flatulent, disgruntled and comfortably self-deprecating heroines. I can't wait until the movie comes out.
I've also been enjoying Ink Dick by Pranas T. Naujokaitis. It's in a similar, if less idiosyncratic vein.
I'd start one myself but I think this blog is bad enough and I'm not that good at the Internet.