Lunch Break :: June 24, 2011

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Sarah Becan lives in Chicago, where she draws some things, designs other things, and plays still other things on the accordion. She has two cats, but they have only three eyes between them. She has selected these fine comics for you as today’s Lunch Break guest editor.

Lunch Break is a short round-up of favorite webcomics appearing here each weekday at noon. Here’s something for you to enjoy over your lunch break or whenever. The premise is simple: it’s another day on the internet. Here’s a new or forgotten comic that seems interesting.

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  1. I Love You Chicago Page 1 and I Love You Chicago Page 2 by Lucy Knisley // June 2011
  2. Prologue by Kenan Rubenstein // October 12, 2008
  3. March 30th Dream Journal by Emily Carroll // March 30, 2011
  4. Dream House by Corinne Mucha // January 18, 2011
  5. Map of Thursday City by Joshua Ray Stephens // date unknown

Sarah Morean

Lunch Break 1.11.2011

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Lunch Break is a short round-up of favorite webcomics appearing here each weekday at noon. Here’s something for you to enjoy over your lunch break or whenever. The premise is simple: it’s another day on the internet. Here’s a new or forgotten comic that seems interesting. Have something to recommend? Email us: crosshatchdispatch@gmail.com.

  1. Urchin from “Activities for Rainy Days” by Jessica McLeod // 2010
  2. Unsettled by James Hindle // September 2009
  3. Mister Sloordge Has Problems #2 from “Balderduck” by Antonis Vavagiannis // November 12, 2010
  4. Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal by Zach Weiner // January 8, 2011
  5. Can you solve this? by Corinne Mucha // January 5, 2011

Sarah Morean

Lunch Break 1.10.11

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Lunch Break is a short round-up of favorite webcomics appearing here each weekday at noon. Here’s something for you to enjoy over your lunch break or whenever. The premise is simple: it’s another day on the internet. Here’s a new or forgotten comic that seems interesting. Have something to recommend? Email us: crosshatchdispatch@gmail.com.

  1. Raising Chicago by Lilli Carre // August 6, 2010
  2. Tigerbuttah Still Loves Leaves from “Tiny Kitten Teeth” by Becky and Frank // October 1, 2010
  3. Controversial Marriages in the Food World by Corinne Mucha // date unknown
  4. Sangria 1 by Tom McHenry // date unknown
  5. Feral Pizza by Phil McAndrew // 2005

Sarah Morean

My Alaskan Summer by Corinne Mucha

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My Alaskan Summer
by Corinne Mucha
Maidenhousefly Comics

Bless the Xeric Grant. Without it, what would have happened to Corinne Mucha‘s adorable travelogue? At 96 pages, it’s too long to be a self-published mini and it lacks a main thesis that would draw in a publisher. Still, the sweet, meandering drawings and stories are too good to lay forgotten in some sketchbook. With Mucha’s unique multimedia mode of design, cultivated illustration style and quirky storytelling voice, the Xeric seems to have been the perfect backer to print this lovely book.

My Alaskan Summer is the sort of book I always expect to see rolling from the Xeric-funded presses but rarely do. The Xeric Foundation is a great resource for cartoonists whose work deserves attention in the world of indie comics, those who don’t need the design assistance of a publishing house, and for projects that are too ambitious to meet hand-made mini standards. However, Xerics are often awarded to small potatoes productions and saddle-stitched operations as well as truly outstanding books, so in this case it’s important to make the distinction that here is a book truly in-line with the fund’s core vision and this is one artist in particular you should notice. The result of these combined efforts is something markedly indie and personal and funny and thick and hopefully en route to your local comic book store: Mucha’s My Alaskan Summer.

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