And the best way to deal with that is to share my addiction.
And so I think I'm going to review one of my favorites every few days, just to share the love and hopefully get some of you hooked on a couple. :)
Tonight's featured webcomic will be Copper.
Copper is a dreamlike series (sometimes the comics actually are dream sequences) featuring a boy and his dog. They do not have the boy-and-pet dynamic you'd expect; Fred (the dog) acts and speaks like a human, but within the physical limitations of dogness. Fred's a little cynical, Copper's a little optimistic, and together, they just explore the world...physical and metaphysical, unbound by any limitations of the real world.
A lot of webcomics write for the punchline. I think Kazu writes Copper to flesh out a world, a little more every time. The dialogue is usually sparse, but the words are chosen carefully and there's enough to make you think and smile a little, without trying to pound a message bluntly. It's delicate and perfect every time. The quietude is refreshing.
However, the main reason I read Copper is for the art. Copper is definitely painted within a dreamscape. It's not overly flashy, but the color palette is rich and beautiful, and the lines are detailed and full of grace. It's more than a feast for the eyes. Somehow, the backdrop of almost every piece is soothing and bittersweet, like a cool glass of something sparkling.
It's not updated often...there are only about 30 so far, so take your time. And enjoy. I think they're searching for something, but I don't know what, and I don't know if we're meant to know.
Plus, I love Fred's shape. He's such a round little guy.
Here are some of my favorites:
#30: Good Life
#7: Melon Bread