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Internet graphic novels

Check out Brent V. Friedman and Michael DeCourcey's Afterworld, Stephen King's N, and Watchmen.

Graphic novels are an old literary form with perhaps the earliest example being William Blake's Marriage of Heaven and Hell, circa 1790, and continuing through numerous permutations to the present day.

Afterworld Graphic Nodel

Writer Brent V. Friedman and artist/filmmaker Michael DeCourcey's Afterworld tells the story of Russell Shoemaker, who travels to New York City for a business trip and wakes up to find 99% of humanity missing and technology dead. He begins his journey from New York to his home in Seattle to reach his wife and daughter. Originally planned for 130 episodes, the series has been extended due to viewer demand.

Stephen King's N Stephen King's N tells the story of a psychiatrist Johnny and his patient, known as "N." N, severely disturbed with insomnia and obsessive compulsive disorder, tells Johnny about his trip to Ackerman's Field and the disturbing standing stones set there.

And if you SOMEHOW missed it, Watchmen is only 99 days from release. Ask for the day off NOW!

8 comments
CharlieSpencer
CharlieSpencer

Girl Genius is a hoot, although I'm not sure if it fits the category. The print editions certainly would be considered graphic novels, but it's ongoing and presented a page every other day, so I'm not sure if it qualifies. Fortunately everything is available in the on-line archives. In any case, it's more than worth a look. The authors don't really like the term 'steam punk', preferring 'gaslight'. Blend Edwardian and Napoleonic Europe with a hottie heroine who's two parts McGyver and one part Dexter. "Adventure, Romance, MAD SCIENCE!" http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/index.php

BurnedSalamander
BurnedSalamander

The Girl Genius Novel. I?m sure those of you that are utterly and frustratingly obsessed with http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/ already know that 01.12.11 is Girl Genius Day. I will admit, I cheated and ordered my hard-back copy of Agatha H. & The Air Ship City early. Who could honestly wait after it was announced? I mean, seriously people? The book was great and followed the web comic exactly. But then, is the reason to read it at all? You mean, other than the reason that it?s Girl Genius? Yes actually. The novel itself gives some depth to characters that isn?t given in the comic as well as more information about their situations. Also there are some scenes that aren?t depicted in the comic. For example, Krosp and Dr. Dimm?s relationship. So if you love Girl Genius, then yes, buy the book! If you don?t love Girl Genius, then you obviously haven?t read it and then yes, buy the book! I got mine off of Amazon.

seanferd
seanferd

The Professors seem like a pretty cool couple, really.

BFilmFan
BFilmFan

I will add that one to my list of Internet reading.

NotSoChiGuy
NotSoChiGuy

Duly added to my weekend 'to-do' list! :) Thanks!

TinaNZ
TinaNZ

What's the idea of restricting availability by country? All I see is a 'Register to get an email' screen! >8[

BFilmFan
BFilmFan

I don't manage or have any interest in the sites. I just found them and thought they would be interesting to other TR members. To be honest, I generally just ramble out some thoughts and sometimes no one ever says anything and then other times I get tons of comments and discussions going. Nature of the blog beast.

wblacroix
wblacroix

I didn't know there was any such thing out there. Just went to "Afterworld" and it blew me away. I'm a serious scifi freak so I loved it. Can't wait to see more of this.