2007 Weblog Awards for Best Comic Strip: The Top Ten
The above cartoon, Suggestive Dream, from My Extra Life drawn by Scott Johnson Â©2007 All Rights Reserved.
Congratulations to all.
A cartoon/ comic may seem simple to readers of them. Ah, that’s the deceptive magic of the one who draws them… Inking a comic actually requires the skills of writing believable dialog, finding a wry storytelling style, developing a drafting style, being able to conceptualize each frame and the overall concept.
The talents required are not just a joke and a pen. It also helps to see in thought-images. To have the cojones/ ovarios to create consistently. Too, there is a de rigueur requirement to be at least a little to a lot strange as a person.
I’m trying to teach myself to draw editorial cartoons … I’ve been working at it for quite a few months now but …not ready for prime time. I have likely enough oddness in place as a person, but not sure yet whether I have any or all of the other talents needed. My figures still look more like The Blob, rather than like humans. BUT, I admire those who have all the talents required in one place and who clearly work hard at their craft: Here are the folks who were placed in the top ten in the 2007 Weblog Awards for Best Comic Strip, out of literally thousands of comic strips online.
1. xkcd http://xkcd.com/
2. Day by Day http://www.daybydaycartoon.com/
3. Girl Genius http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/
4. Penny Arcade http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic
5. Basic Instructions http://basicinstructions.net/
6. My Extra Life http://myextralife.com/
7. PvP Online http://www.pvponline.com/
8. Sluggy Freelance http://www.sluggy.com/
9. Least I could do http://www.leasticoulddo.com/
10. Attack Cartoons http://attackcartoons.com/