Posts Tagged ‘comics’

Firefly reading

June 15th, 2010 1 comment

Serenity: Float Out (Jo Chen Cover)In case you don’t have the pleasure of living near me and experience my recent Firefly excitement, here’s what you are missing out on. This month Dark Horse released a comic written by Patton Oswalt entitled Serenity: Float Out which covers a story focusing on Wash’s friends. Check out this io9 page for some story spoiling and a preview of the first few pages. I however am still waiting on my copy to arrive via snail mail.

Dark Horse is also releasing another Serenity series starting November 24 called Serenity: The Shepherd’s Tale…obviously covering much anticipated backstory on Book. I can’t wait, although I am seeing mixed news on whether it’s a series, a one time graphic novel or what….either way, exciting.

The stories of how these both came to be are interesting too, google around because I’m lazy but feel free to start at this Wikipedia article.

And to keep you entertained in the meantime, here is an excellent Firefly fanfic mini novel from 2008 written by Steven Brust. I remember reading My Own Kind of Freedom on a business trip and thoroughly enjoyed reading it and the author really covered the characters and feel of Firefly well. I fully intend on re-reading this in the near future.

Chugworth! is back

November 9th, 2009 Comments off

In college, I was a fan of a comic called Chugworth Academy. It had good art, interesting stories, and whatnot. Like all webcomics, it eventually started to miss schedule, and even skip weeks. There was even a point in which the server just failed to exist, and yet I still tried to read it. I eventually gave up on it, but added an RSS feed into Liferea just in case it was ever to come back.

Well, the RSS feed I had is still broken, but I happened to stumble upon Chugworth!. It turns out that the authors just completely archived the old comics, and started the site fresh. The new comic picks up around 6 months after the end of the old series, but is supposed to be separate enough that readers do not need to read the previous series. There are only 5 posts up, but it’s looking good. Welcome back guys!

Check out Chugworth! and flip through the old Chugworth Academy archives when you get a chance (warning: some old posts can be NSFW)