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Pot-Shots

Pot-Shots by Ashleigh Brilliant

  • Added Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Ashleigh Brilliant's POT-SHOTS are illustrated epigrams, never longer than 17 words. They are written in very simple English, so as to be easily translatable into other languages. In the process of creation, the words always come first, and (as is not the case with "cartoons"), they are capable of standing alone without requiring any illustration. But the illustrations add a special dimension to the finished product. They should be appropriate, but not too literal – more in the nature of commentary than of direct depiction, which makes creating and/or selecting illustrations one of the hardest parts of the work. There is no cast of characters, and the range of subject matter is virtually unlimited. Originality is considered an essential factor. What is said must be really worth saying, but, as far as possible, never actually have been said before. There can be humor, profundity, poignancy, whimsy or a combination of all these. Another criterion is that the material should have lasting value and be capable of being appreciated in other times and other cultures. Because of this stricture, there can be no rhyme, no rhythm, no puns, no idioms – in fact, none of the conventional wordplay that makes writing short expressions fun and easy. There can also be no intentional topical references. POT-SHOTS have appeared in many forms, with and without the original graphics, but their debut on GoComics is a totally new adventure.

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Heart, Brain and Soul

Heart, Brain and Soul by Ryan Webb

  • Added Wednesday, April 22, 2015

HEART, BRAIN, AND SOUL celebrates the small, wonderful, and often absurd parts of life. The strip revolves around the adventures of and interactions between the three main characters. The main characters are (you guessed it) a heart, a brain, and a soul. Heart is passionate, enthusiastic, and occasionally reckless. Brain is smart, reserved, and charmingly naïve. Soul is idealistic, philosophical, and kind of a know-it-all. The reality in which these characters live is very very flexible. Clouds can talk, trees can fist bump, cows sing karaoke and one must always be on the lookout for sharks and zombies. Oh, and cats are behind everything. Although HEART, BRAIN, AND SOUL can be delightfully weird, the foundation of the strip lies in the love and friendship shared between the three main characters. CAST Heart is adventurous and easily excitable. He is instinctive and quick to act with little concern for the consequences. Brain is quiet and patient. He would be content to sit on a park bench and study the complexities of a jelly doughnut all afternoon. Soul is an aspiring artist and a pseudo philosopher. Sometimes he can take himself too seriously, but Heart and Brain remind him that life is too important to be taken seriously.

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The Adventures of Business Cat

The Adventures of Business Cat by Tom Fonder

  • Added Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Adventures of Business Cat is a webcomic written and drawn by Tom Fonder detailing the life and times of the world’s wealthiest playboy business pet. With the help of a reluctant ragtag band of colleagues, Business Cat must learn to navigate the dog eat dog world of business and learn to walk the line between professional life and the wants and desires of your average household cat. Official Business Cat Website CAST: Business Cat: Billionaire. Business maverick. Cat. Janet: Secretary and part-time belly scratcher. Ted: Perpetually worried senior partner. Steve: Reluctant wage slave and employee of the month. Rob: Cutting his teeth in a dead end job. Howard T. Business Pug: Arch nemesis from a rival company.

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Mom's Cancer

Mom's Cancer by Brian Fies

  • Added Monday, April 13, 2015

Mom’s Cancer is a true story about one family’s struggle with metastatic lung cancer. Honest, unflinching, and sometimes humorous, it looks at the practical and emotional effect that serious illness has on patients and their families. In the end, it is a story of hope. Mom’s Cancer is a groundbreaking graphic novel that won the comics industry’s Eisner and Harvey Awards, as well as the Lulu Blooker Prize and the German Youth Literature Prize. Read the blog! CAST INFO: Mom: In her early sixties and diagnosed with lung cancer that spread to her brain after a lifetime of smoking. She is determined to overcome grave odds. Brian: The story’s author, narrator, and Mom’s eldest, a self-employed writer in his early forties with a wife and two teenage daughters. Nurse Sis: One year younger than Brian, single, and a registered nurse with years of experience in critical care, intensive care, and emergency room treatment. Kid Sis: An actress, writer, videographer, and Web entrepreneur about half a generation younger than Brian and Nurse Sis, who shares a condominium with Mom.

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