We've added THREE new comics this month! Catch up on the comics and creators below.
Looks Good on Paper by Dan Collins
Looks Good on Paper is America's newest and most off-the-wall comic feature by longtime cartoonist Dan Collins. Collins is the James Kirk of cartoonists – he boldly goes where no cartoonist has gone before, seeking out new gags and new situations, occasionally stopping to kiss green alien girls and violating the Temporal Prime Directive. (That last part is mostly because he doesn't manage his time well.)
Collins’ crazy cartoon world is inhabited by Amish Yodas, biker cat gangs, frogs who eat out and basketball-playing eyeballs. His unpredictable humor comes from some area of the brain as yet unidentified by medical science, so there's just no telling what marvelous madness you'll find here each week!
If you like your comics to throw you curveballs from left field, then you're in the right ballpark. His jokes are set on stun, his engines are definitely warped and his parting refrain is "Laugh long and prosper!"
Collins was born a cartoonist in 1954 in Canton, Ohio. His family knew something was a bit different about Dan at an early age. "What's wrong with that kid?" was a frequent utterance in the Collins household. Or, "What's the matter with that kid?" He drew constantly – on walls, in the dirt, on any piece of paper left lying around and with whatever medium was at hand. Pencils, crayons, sticks – and he even dabbled in dirt on occasion. There was an inner voice calling out, longing to be heard – until someone would tell him to stop with all that racket! He discovered comics and comic books and they would feed that voice and show him his true path. As the years passed, he studied and perfected his talents until, at the age of 23, he finally became a working full-time cartoonist. He has drawn for magazines, newspapers, greeting cards and advertising for nearly four decades and counting. His unique voice had finally been heard around the world, and still they ask, "What's wrong with that kid?"
Read Looks Good on Paper here.
Mom’s Cancer by Brian Fies
Mom’s Cancer is a true story about one family’s struggle with metastatic lung cancer. Honest, unflinching and sometimes humorous, it looks at the practical and emotional effect that serious illness has on patients and their families. In the end, it is a story of hope. Mom’s Cancer is a groundbreaking graphic novel that won the comics industry’s Eisner Award and Harvey Award, as well as the Lulu Blooker Prize and the German Youth Literature Prize.
Brian Fies is a writer and cartoonist who lives in northern California. In addition to Mom’s Cancer, he is the author of Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow? (Abrams), the Eisner-nominated Last Mechanical Monster webcomic, and future books in progress to be named later – he hopes. He and his wife, Karen, have twin daughters.
Read Mom’s Cancer here.
The Adventures of Business Cat by Tom Fonder
Written and drawn by Tom Fonder, The Adventures of Business Cat is a webcomic detailing the life and times of the world’s wealthiest playboy business pet. With the help of a reluctant, ragtag band of colleagues, Business Cat must learn to navigate the dog-eat- dog world of business and learn to walk the line between professional life and the wants and desires of your average household cat.
Fonder is an artist based in London, England. He specializes in drawing cats on the Internet.
Read The Adventures of Business Cat here.