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Who are the comics-making MeFites? I am aware of Greg Nog, interrobang, XQUZYPHYR, and The Whelk... who else?
posted by not_on_display to MetaFilter-Related at 5:31 AM (72 comments total) 25 users marked this as a favorite

I forgot to say: ^^^ their stuff is great!
posted by not_on_display at 5:32 AM on October 7, 2009


There's lore, who used to be L. Fitzgerald Sjoberg.
posted by Kattullus at 5:34 AM on October 7, 2009


Would Fandangomatt qualify?
posted by BozoBurgerBonanza at 5:49 AM on October 7, 2009


Toothgnip does goats.

That doesn't sound right at all.
posted by cardboard at 5:55 AM on October 7, 2009


Also, cortex's discontinued Bunt Cake.
posted by Kattullus at 5:56 AM on October 7, 2009


Metacollin has one on Projects even as we speak.
posted by Jofus at 5:58 AM on October 7, 2009


wigu does the overcompensating and wigu webcomics, and runs topatoco
posted by jtron at 5:59 AM on October 7, 2009


Me -- I write Dead Eyes Open (SLG, now wrapped and being blogged with a "director's commentary"); Captain Blood (SLG, ongoing); RPM (Ape Entertainment, online/print, ongoing); Man-Man (Internet, wrapped, massive (about 1300 daily strips)); and have a couple of things in development like Danger Chefs (alluded to in an Ask post here), Rise, Kraken! (now in art limbo) and Fear the Flesh of Ghandeinstein (development hell).
posted by Shepherd at 6:02 AM on October 7, 2009 [2 favorites]


Would some friendly New Yorker, at the next NYC meetup, kindly kidnap Mr. Nog and force him, Kathy Bates in Misery style, to draw some new comics? That thing with the hammer on the feet might be going a little too far, but do what you need to do. You know, use your best judgment.

Thanks. I'd really appreciate it.
posted by bondcliff at 6:23 AM on October 7, 2009 [2 favorites]


Greg Nog's been doing a few illustrations for hermitosis' Arcanalogue.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:04 AM on October 7, 2009 [2 favorites]


Let's not forget clango, the man behind seriously awesome giant-blocky robot/human romance
posted by pupdog at 7:13 AM on October 7, 2009


My friend Andrea, who is a huge lurker (I don't know if she has a username or not but she definitely reads Metafilter, since she is often forwarding links to and/or from the blue), is in this comix collective: Tapir Tooth.
posted by ocherdraco at 7:14 AM on October 7, 2009


notmydesk did Concerned
posted by lore at 7:17 AM on October 7, 2009


Me. I do an ongoing strip about guys in a band. Interrobang probably deserves an assist for it, because he's talked me through several process/existential freakouts.

I also did a one-off about shooting the members of Fleetwood Mac in the head, but I was still learning to draw when I did it, so it looks sub-optimal.

Also, thanks for making this thread.
posted by COBRA! at 7:38 AM on October 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


Hey, here's a comics story! Remember this thread about the webcomic Multiplex? I read a few of the comics, and naturally decided to gripe about 'em on the internet, voicing my complainery in this comment.

So then, a day later, the dude who makes the comic sends me an e-mail along the lines of: "Obviously, I disagree with your assessment of my work, but I thought you were thoughtful about your criticism rather than just being a total dick, which was a pleasant change from most of the people given to anonymously insulting me on the internet. If you think you can do better, why don't you try your hand at doing a guest strip for me?" I was surprised and delighted by his gracious offer. So I did this guest-strip for his comic.

Also, bondcliff, sorry about my lack of new comics, but I'll take this opportunity to say that there's going to be a very special comic-type thing I'll be unveiling in a couple of weeks, in honor of my favorite holiday coming up.
posted by Greg Nog at 7:44 AM on October 7, 2009 [2 favorites]


Artw, COBRA!, Superfrankenstein, and beaucoupkevin make with the comics, though the last guy apparently don't come 'round here no more.

I do some stuff too, but I still suck far too much to start sharing it with actual people.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 7:46 AM on October 7, 2009


Also, bondcliff, sorry about my lack of new comics, but I'll take this opportunity to say that there's going to be a very special comic-type thing I'll be unveiling in a couple of weeks, in honor of my favorite holiday coming up.
posted by Greg Nog


That's righteous news.

and beaucoupkevin make with the comics,

He's been on a tear lately with the creating new strips (he writes, other people draw). His stuff's here- everything there except Planet Wifey is a Church production.
posted by COBRA! at 7:52 AM on October 7, 2009


Shepherd.
posted by bru at 7:53 AM on October 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


Nedroid (user profile|comic)
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 7:55 AM on October 7, 2009


Motty does Fit and the Conniptions (archive).
posted by TheophileEscargot at 7:59 AM on October 7, 2009


Zompist does some comics at Zompist.com but also has a large collection of reviews of Comics You Should Be Reading Right Now.
posted by The Whelk at 8:01 AM on October 7, 2009


Doing a search for comics within Projects gets you tons of stuff (some made by users already named).
posted by ocherdraco at 8:05 AM on October 7, 2009


I keep all my comics in my head.

They're not very good.
posted by blue_beetle at 8:56 AM on October 7, 2009


Beaucoupkevin is also very active and occasionally quite funny on Twitter. I'd suggest following @BeaucoupKevin and @theisb for greatest effect.

(If you are not into the whole twitter thing ignore the above as gibberish)
posted by Artw at 8:59 AM on October 7, 2009


(I would also be utterly shocked and stunned if I ever made MeFisOwn status, given the lack of crossover between MeFi World and UK Comicsworld. I imagine I'd find it quite creepy.)
posted by Artw at 9:00 AM on October 7, 2009


Wasn't a "User Friendly" person lurking about somewhere?
posted by YoBananaBoy at 9:06 AM on October 7, 2009


I sort of do.
posted by katillathehun at 9:10 AM on October 7, 2009


Angry Octopus Comics by mikepop and his 8 year old daughter.
posted by clearly at 9:14 AM on October 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


I do a zine comic called "Oh Shit, I'm In Grad School" but its web presence, as of yet, is fairly poor, and I'm working on a comics-based MA thesis...come to think of it, I don't know why I haven't posted anything from it to Projects...
posted by Tesseractive at 9:14 AM on October 7, 2009


We have a very lurky Drew from MTTS and TFD.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 9:39 AM on October 7, 2009


I guess he doesn't officially do comics, but mightygodking has written two series of blog posts with story ideas for The Legion of Super Heroes and for Dr. Strange. I don't read either title, but I get the impression that his ideas are much more interesting than what is actually being done with the two comics.
posted by Caduceus at 10:06 AM on October 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


Comics reading MeFites will note that the last issue of Planetary is out today, so expect flying pigs, hell freezing over, rains of frogs and other fortean phenomena, possibly the end of the world.
posted by Artw at 10:09 AM on October 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


...and it ships with a code for a free download of Duke Nukem Forever.
posted by COBRA! at 10:13 AM on October 7, 2009


/frisbies COBRA! to death with copies of Chinese Democracy.
posted by Artw at 10:15 AM on October 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


Wasn't a "User Friendly" person lurking about somewhere?

Wha wha wibble, indeed.
posted by dersins at 10:16 AM on October 7, 2009


jpburns - most of his Projects are comics-related.
posted by nanojath at 10:23 AM on October 7, 2009


Comics reading MeFites will note that the last issue of Planetary is out today, so expect flying pigs, hell freezing over, rains of frogs and other fortean phenomena, possibly the end of the world.

Pause for prolonged squee of delight!
posted by winna at 10:40 AM on October 7, 2009


There's also an Astonishing X-Men, which has pretty much been a source of disapointment to me for some time, but now it has Phil Jimenez doing very nice art.
posted by Artw at 10:54 AM on October 7, 2009


the last issue of Planetary is out today

*drops everything, bolts to comics shop*

How did I not know this already?

Also, mightygodking's blog is awesome. And I'm mad at Artw for not following me back on Twitter. Shepard writes Captain Blood? Kewl. I bought that comic.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 11:20 AM on October 7, 2009


Oh boy, this is going to keep me busy.
posted by Elmore at 11:21 AM on October 7, 2009


I thought I did? You might have got purged or something. I tend to turn people on and off if they start talking about sports or politics or whatnot and sometimes forget to turn them back on.

Coem to think of it, it;s probably a bad time to start following @beaucoupkevin unless you want to hear about him squabbling with a bunch of bloggers about breastfeeding and Roman Polanski. Most of the time he's much more fun.
posted by Artw at 11:38 AM on October 7, 2009


the last issue of Planetary is out today

Eh, I'll wait for the collected trade paperback.

*gets pelted with rotten fruit*
posted by The Whelk at 11:41 AM on October 7, 2009


Any man wants to breastfeed Roman Polanski, that's between him and his God. And Roman Polanski.
posted by COBRA! at 11:53 AM on October 7, 2009


the last issue of Planetary is out today

I'll be in my bunk.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 11:57 AM on October 7, 2009


Mefites also write books, or you might find some of these comics folks in the mighty MeFite booklist of ought eight. See also (as gleaned from the link above): Mefi User Sites, a blog for links to stuff made by MeFites.
posted by filthy light thief at 12:10 PM on October 7, 2009


mrs.pants!
posted by MrMoonPie at 12:23 PM on October 7, 2009


Sauce Trough -> Greeter
posted by Zed at 12:45 PM on October 7, 2009


Pause for prolonged squee of delight!

Hmm. It's alright. Warrens been plundering New Scientist again. Not some kind of fantastic amazing send off to the series but it doesn;t leave me massively disappointed either (see:the issue before).

Really the comic to look for in your local comicbook store today is Ed Brubaker and Sean Philip's "Criminal", which kicks off a new story that I am sure will be every bit as fantastic as everything they have done together to date.
posted by Artw at 1:53 PM on October 7, 2009


Mine's called Interesting Times. It has stick people, but better-looking ones than the much more famous nerdy four-letter comic you're thinking of. OH SNAP
posted by Monster_Zero at 2:20 PM on October 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


Yay Planetary!
posted by Pronoiac at 2:34 PM on October 7, 2009


OK, I'm back from the comics shop (really!) and I got Planetary #27 but now I realize I don't have issues 23-26 so I guess I'll hafta wait for the goddamn trade and Warren Ellis I hate you so much right now. And NO, I'm not buying Astonishing X-Men just because your name is on the fucking cover. I'll just sit here and weep quietly and read the new Deadpool. *sniffle*

But while I was in the shop, I was introduced to a guy who has done a few Deadpool covers. Turns out he lives just down the road from me. So it is indeed a day of Comics Synchronicity.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 2:47 PM on October 7, 2009


Was his name Tim?
posted by Artw at 2:50 PM on October 7, 2009


Nope.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 4:01 PM on October 7, 2009


/looses interest now Tim Bradstreet is not involved in the story.
posted by Artw at 4:03 PM on October 7, 2009


BitterOldPunk, I love that you're going around to comic shops, keeping the honest and pure and noble tradition alive. Sir, I salute you. I live within three miles of several good comic book shops but I usually just end up ordering (from them!) online cause I'm kinda agoraphobic and twitchy. It's nice to know cool kids are still pestering clerks and grumbling about trades.

P.S : I love trades.
posted by The Whelk at 4:46 PM on October 7, 2009




I write this, which is drawn by this dude.
posted by kittens for breakfast at 6:00 PM on October 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


Hey, I go to the comic store every damn week, where're my props?

Though all I get regularly is The Walking Dead and glamourpuss, and still haven't read the last nine issues of Wednesday Comics. I'm trying Sweet Tooth, but I think Lemire's art works better in B&W. I order collections from Amazon. The new Love and Rockets book and R. Crumb's Genesis arrived yesterday!

Also, I've begun to liquidate most of my collection. I'd blog what I bring in and what I get for it, but the shame would probably cause me to blow my brains out by the third post.

posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:32 PM on October 7, 2009


Just read the last issue of Planetary (yay!), & I just checked: #26 came out in October 2006. At the time, someone wrote, "Looking forward to the final issue which unfortunately will probably be in 2008." That cynicism amuses me.
posted by Pronoiac at 9:53 PM on October 7, 2009


Between this place and the library, after this thread, I think I'll be having fewer moments in my life, for a while, where I won't be reading comix. My eyes and brain thank you all!
posted by not_on_display at 10:08 PM on October 7, 2009


I do comics! My current project ought to be complete in mid-December, at which point I'll post it to Projects.
posted by EatTheWeak at 6:10 AM on October 8, 2009


My life is pretty much dictated by the comic kittens for breakfast references, shouldn't I get credit as the world's first El Gorgo! widow? (Boyfriend draws it).
posted by bitter-girl.com at 1:52 PM on October 8, 2009


sully just launched a graphic novel, The Hipless Boy, which is excellent.

I write historical/political/personal comics - previously on a sporadic basis, and now on a more regular basis. Shameless self-promotion time: My website is too old to link to, but I have a feature in the upcoming winter issue of Bitch magazine, and have a number of self-published minicomics, among other projects.
posted by ellehumour at 6:03 PM on October 8, 2009


I wrote Captain Confederacy and a few other comics. Looking forward to following links here!
posted by shetterly at 10:46 AM on October 9, 2009


Planetary timeline
posted by Artw at 12:04 AM on October 11, 2009


Oh, the timing of this is perfect.

I'm working on an art project that will likely be short-lived and make no money. I would love it if some of you, (any of you?), would consider creating something based on a name I give you. I already own the domain and have a couple of submissions from some MeFis and would love to include yours.

Please contact me via MeMail or the email in profile. Hit me up and I'll share the muse name, (the same as the domain name).

My vision right now is to have a randomly displayed image supported by a gallery of images and perhaps a method for visitors to submit.

Be aware that the topic is mildy-NSFW and strictly non-PC.
posted by geekyguy at 8:15 AM on October 14, 2009


While this is still alive, who's going to be at APE (Alternative Press Expo)?
posted by Zed at 9:29 PM on October 14, 2009


I'll probably be at APE for one day. I like it; it's, um, sane.
posted by Pronoiac at 1:02 AM on October 15, 2009


Hey, the friend I mentioned upthread is actually a mefite now! Her username is Geameade. (She hasn't posted or commented yet, but she's here!)
posted by ocherdraco at 11:13 AM on October 16, 2009


very special comic-type thing I'll be unveiling in a couple of weeks, in honor of my favorite holiday coming up.

Update: Complications have arisen; this is not happening after all, for those of you were waiting with bated breath. As a humble apology, I give you a cat with a pomelo on his head instead.
posted by Greg Nog at 6:21 PM on October 20, 2009


GRAAAAAAR GODDAMMNIII.... a pomelo, you say?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:25 PM on October 20, 2009


Tangelo tangelo tangelo...

Soooo, World Hello Day is your favorite holiday, too, huh?
posted by not_on_display at 12:00 PM on October 26, 2009


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