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by Caley Tibbittz Collopy

Try Not to Mynd the Typoes

 

Here at Eternal Writes, we (me and my bitterness) review and recommend the best undiscovered webcomics shameless Eternal Knights plug that, well, no one is reading -- the opposite of well-produced yet hollow and terrible crap. And I simply must apologize, as we've been doing it absolutely willy-nilly. So, in case you weren't yet aware --

DANGER: Webcomics recommended may contain typos or other human errors. Please immediately stop reading any webcomic I recommend if you spot even the slightest mistake. Even the most microscopically irrelevant mistakes automatically render a work of art a compleat waste of your time.

...see what I did there? I used my smartness. If you missed it, Facebook your English teacher, meet them at a bar, and slap them SO DAMN HARD. Then, if you feel a spark,pick a safeword ("poodle" is a good choice), rent a cheap motel room, and have depraved Craigslist-y sex.

I am full of good advice. I recently recommended The Adventures of Jonas, THE GREATEST WEBCOMIC IN THE HISTORY OF EVER, a staggeringly brilliant life-reassessing work of blinding, exciting, gushing, raging, fiery genius. A friend tried it, but then flat-out refused to read further than a couple pages because, and I quote:

"ZOMG! TYPOES OH NOOOOOOOOOOOOEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!"

...because, of course, the video games, comics, and movies my friend currently enjoys have no mistakes in them. At all. Nope, they're all inspected by God and that famous chess robot before being safely released in absolutely perfect form to the general publick.

DO YOU SEE AGAIN WHAT I HAVE DONE?!?

Okay. I love Star Trek. Like, I mean I fucking LOVE it. I trick-or-treated as Geordi LaForge. I have a First Contact poster in my art studio -- along with a model of the Enterprise NX-01 (it lights up and makes noises, woo!). LOVE.

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You know what else I love? My Nitpickers Guides. To Star Trek. You know what my beloved professionally produced TV serieses (plural) are full of? Wait for it wait just wait a little longer are you still waiting wait okay here goes MISTAKES! ZOMG!

Everything is wonky, people. Human perfection is not really perfection; it's just better than human sloppy (not seconds, although also that). Everything you love, everything that is made by so called amatuers (I DON'T KNOW HOW TO SPELL THAT -- MISTAKE! STOP READING NOW!!!), everything Hollywood spends hundreds of millions of dollars on, every car, bridge and skyscraper, and certainly this pathetically rambling blog post... everything is riddle* with errors.

MY FACE IS LOPSIDED. SO IS YOURS.

 

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SO IS SCARLETT JOHANSSON'S.

You can call those God's mistakes or Nature's, I don't care. What I do care about (weakest segue ever, although not as weak as an actual Segway, which has to be the dumbest, most anti-health invention since butter) is story. That's what I care about, the art of a thing. The expression. I hope you care about it too -- and if you do, I hope you care more about those things than picking pointless nits.

Ideally, we would all know how to spell everything and never crash buses or date crazy chicks. In a perfect world, no one would ever spell athelete "athleat".

But if you consider yourself a true enthusiast, fan, or student of art and storytelling... then (ideally) a dinky-ass typo won't be all it takes to get you too pass on something that might be worlds better than the sum of it's little errors.

 

I used the wrong "too" on purpose, Shurlock. It's thematical. I is a genius.

 

Fishcakes for all,
-Caley Tibbittz

*Seriously left the "d" off. Incredible.

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by Caley Tibbittz Collopy

No One Is Reading The Best Webcomic EVER

 

No, I don't mean my totally bitchin' webcomic (yes, I'm gonna pimp it in pretty much every entry, sue me) --

 

-- I'm talking about freaking brilliant and staggeringly incredible and super-fantastic and stunningly stunning and witty and pretty and shockingly fun to be gawking totally rockingly great webcomic The Adventures of Jonas.

 

Despite your immediate confusion, no, this is not a fan tribute to the incredibly terrible brother band; it's a diary webcomic by the titular and insanely talented Jonas.


 

 

 

It starts out a little aimless and episodic, and even the author doesn't seem to much love the start -- but he's wrong. Even in its infancy, the strip is fantastic. His world view is unique, artistic, vibrant, smart, wonderfully blunt, and genuinely alive in a way most of us have forgotten how to be in our lives, let alone in our work. Even simple situations come across as inspired in the telling.

And the art -- my God man, woman, child, and surly teenager, the art is FAN-FUCKING-TASTIC. It's like Bill Watterson fell in a blender with Charles Schulz and a big dash of non-douchey alt-comics. From character to expression to rough-hewn natural linework to inventive and just plain delightful color work... it's all here. It's not somewhere else. This is the place that you get this. All the this that you need.

And once we get past the high school years... holy SHIRT. Son of a HORSE. It gets kinda... mind-blowing and life-reassessing? Soul-touching? MORE DEEPLY HUMAN THAN ANY OTHER WEBCOMIC YOU WILL EVER READ EVER?


Yes.


Don't trust the Eisners; there really isn't anything better than Adventures of Jonas. It blew me away; if it doesn't reach you, you may have, in fact, died several years ago.

 

I'd mean, I'd definitely go see a doctor just to be sure.

 

Medium toast on a cracker,
-Caley Tibbittz

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