Posts filed under 'Comics'
I’ve always liked seeing media depictions of things I’m involved with, partly because I find it interesting to see how others view groups I know from the inside and partly because of plain narcissism. Since I’ve started law school, I’ve been viewing legal fiction in a new light. From Phoenix Wright to Atticus Finch, it’s fascinating to see how the profession I’m learning shows up in the media.
With Halloween around the corner, I think it’s just the time to link to Supernatural Law, featuring Wolff and Byrd, Counselors of the Macabre. The author, Batton Lash, was inspired by the old buildings on Court Street in his native Brooklyn, and decided to start doing a strip about a small law firm that helped clients with supernatural problems: monsters, ghosts, that sort of thing. After runs in the Brooklyn Paper and the National Law Journal, it’s now appearing in comic books and online.
The art has a classic, mid-20th century feel to it, which meshes well with the storytelling and occasional pun. Check it out; I’ve been quite pleased.
October 30th, 2007
So some of you may be aware of the lolcat phenomenon, but do you know of the Laugh-Out-Loud Cats? Adam “Apelad” Korford has been posting them on Flickr for some time, and they are remarkably adorable, easily as much as my own addition to the lolcat oeuvre. Well worth a look.
I have also made a loljurist picture:
September 28th, 2007
Drew (of the dubious invention I blogged earlier) has made another comic that’s kinda about law. For my part, I don’t think the big table would have personal jurisdiction, but I am unfamiliar with the rules of civil procedure involved here.
October 16th, 2006
So a while ago, Achewood ran this comic where the popup text said "You owe yourself a YouTube search for Klaus Nomi". Having no prior experience of Klaus Nomi’s work, I performed that search, and have concluded that Klaus Nomi simply can not be explained with science.
September 30th, 2006
This one is a really terrible science joke and an homage to xkcd. Did I mention that it was a really terrible science joke?
September 27th, 2006
Diesel Sweeties will be syndicated by United Features Syndicate beginning 8 January 2007. R., I shall drink to your health tonight!
September 5th, 2006
Last night while moving stuff to my new room, I came across a couple of Warren Ellis’s Transmetropolitan books, which I highly recommend you read. The official site or the Wikipedia article will explain it in more detail, but the bit that matters is that the protagonist, one Spider Jerusalem, has this cat that I can only describe as having one and a half heads. Three eyes, two mouths, that sort of thing.
So what do I see on BoingBoing today? This.
July 14th, 2006
Do you think Drew needs a patent lawyer? I sure do.
May 12th, 2006
It took me a while to get into Achewood, but over winter break this year I read through the entire archives in about two nights. According to this discussion on Websnark, this is relatively common.
I must have hopped on the bandwagon at the right time, because early this year, the Great Outdoor Fight storyline started, and as it played out, it burned through the webcomics community like a particularly virulent time-wasting fungus. At one point the website went down because too many people were hitting Refresh at the time the author said the new comic would be up. (He later described it as a “crankcase fire.”)
But the thing that made me decide to post about this is the Great Outdoor Fight wiki. Y’know, because we webcomics geeks don’t have enough things to waste our time on already.
April 6th, 2006
If you haven’t been following the Sony-BMG CD debacle, BoingBoing‘s roundups are as good a place to catch up as any: Roundup IV is the latest one. You can also read about the EFF’s litigation.
But, of course, this is really an excuse to link to this comic from the one and only Lore. The crazy part is that it dates from the early 1990s, by my recollection. Then again, he is a noted futurologist.
December 15th, 2005