Soon we'll back to regular updates and I'll roll out the new website, but in the meantime, here's our third week of art devoted to some of my favorite comics online. This week we move away from longform narrative comics and head for strip land, with Arthur (duck) and Flaco (lizard) from Dave Kellett's Sheldon.
There are many strips online that I enjoy deeply, but Sheldon is the only one that makes me feel like I'm a little kid again, pressing my nose with delight against the daily newsprint funnies while I wolf down a bowl of Rice Chex before school. Calvin & Hobbes was a strip at the time which, even if I didn't get every joke, was so exuberant that I loved every panel. I think 9 year-old me would've felt the same way about Sheldon.
As it is, 26 year-old me happily returns to Sheldon every day, snerking at the obscure "grown-up" or pop culture jokes and quietly enjoying the sheer silliness of it all.
Dave Kellett is also a bonafide funnybook scholar and a stand-up fella. Bless the internet for bringing him to us in this day and age!