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Wednesday, January 3, 2007
Comics three times a week
I might have mentioned this long ago, but there's a site I love that publishes a new comic Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. (Today's comic here.)
The overall aesthetic, if that's what to call it, is very hard to define, and takes shape over weeks and months, though there's a math/science flavor unique in the comics world. Sometimes the comics are a scream; other times they're weirdly existential and slightly depressed; and then there's the ones that are just really sweet. I feel like they're written by my good friends, who project an air of sophistication and irony at nearly all times but are really just big softies looking for the big chance to let it out (usually in the form of romantic love).