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Shiga Books

I have a regular batch of webcomics that I follow on a weekly basis.  None of them are as thought-provoking as the stuff I read recently at ShigaBooks (thanks for the tip, Angelo).  It’s not your run-of-the-mill web comic.  Here are a few stories:


It’s about a boy who wakes up in a telephone booth which has been mysteriously selaed in an envelope of concrete. Using only the contents of his pockets (two pens, a paperback novel, three coins and 20 ft of unwaxed dental floss) our hero must fashion and execute an escape plan before he runs out of oxygen.

(I knew I would love this when I saw the words “Coriolis Force“)

Bus Stop

Something I set out to do with Bus Stop was to abandon the idea of gags altogether and write a detective story that unfolds incrementally over the course of one year.


“Meanwhile” begins as our young hero in dire need of a bathroom, knocks on the door of a mysterious recluse. His mansion is in fact a wonderous laboratory filled with amazing inventions: A mind reading helmet, a doomsday device and a time travel machine (although it can only go back ten minutes).

Which invention will young Jimmy play with? YOU, the reader get to decide in my branchiest and most complex interactive comic to date. “Meanwhile” works via a network of tubes connecting each panel to the next. Sometimes these tubes split in two giving the readers a choice of which path they would like to follow. Sometimes these tubes even lead off the page and onto tabs sticking out from other parts of the book.



August 23, 2007 - Posted by | General

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