Weekly art websites: webcomics and online cartoons
Wednesday 14 July 2010
This week's selection highlights the work and websites of animators and cartoon creators making it big on the internet.
The Oatmeal - http://theoatmeal.com/
Artist and web designer Matthew Inman is the one-man team responsible for creating and drawing the viral cartoon sensations found on The Oatmeal.
Hyperbole and a Half - http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/
The internet has proved that you don't have to have a knack for complicated, detailed drawings if you want your cartoons to spread around the internet - sometimes a quirky style and good ideas are enough to get your drawings plastered everywhere on the web.
Cyanide and Happiness - http://www.explosm.net/
Explosm is home to Cyanide and Happiness, the cynical stick-figure cartoons written by Kris Wilson, Matt Melvin, Rob DenBleyker and Dave McElfatrick.
The Perry Bible Fellowship - http://pbfcomics.com
The Perry Bible Fellowship is a webcomic that is as diverse as it is entertaining. The artwork ranges from simple figures with dots for eyes to painstakingly detailed works of art.
Ctrl+Alt+Del - http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/
Ctrl+Alt+Del (also known as CAD) is a comic and animated web series that focuses on characters with a passion for video games.
Randall Munroe is the artist behind the xkcd webcomics, an online comic strip that clashes "romance, sarcasm, math, and language" with stick men (and occasionally, a beautifully drawn backdrop).
Girl Genius - http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/
Once upon a time Girl Genius was just a comic book, now the "gaslamp fantasy" has been turned into a web comic and is read by a faithful bunch of fans who can't get enough of the Victorian-style tech and clanking airships featured in the comics.
Music Why this music festival is still the place to spot the next big thing
Film review Michael Glatze biopic isn't about a self-hating gay man gone straight
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 East 17 bandmember Brian Harvey in 'very desperate situation’
- 2 Yorkshire man to win £10,000 off a £1 bet placed six years ago if Dan Jarvis becomes Labour Party leader
- 3 Vladimir Putin says Russia will fight for the right of Palestinians to their own state
- 4 Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
- 5 The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
Cassetteboy joins forces with Russell Brand for Emperor's New Clothes film
Poldark, TV review: Demelza’s insouciance is almost as impressive as Ross’ pecs
Jeremy Clarkson on Top Gear: Former Stig Ben Collins says show 'will always continue' with or without suspended host
Fifty Shades of Grey movie shows first sex scene 'after 40 minutes'
James May hints he will not continue on Top Gear without Jeremy Clarkson
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
David Cameron calls Labour 'hopeless, sneering socialists' while announcing 7-day NHS plans
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'