Lunch Break :: April 4, 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. 3eanuts by Charles Schulz remixed by Daniel Leonard // March 26, 2011
  2. 200 Bad Comics #1-50 by Anthony Clark // 2007
  3. I’m Really Good at Playing by Jeffrey Brown // March 30, 2011
  4. Adrift by JP Coovert // 2007
  5. Bear Creek Apartments by Hope Larson and Bryan Lee O’Malley // 2008

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Lunch Break :: March 31, 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. Dozer and Tredz: Deep Conversations by Jeffrey Brown // 2011
  2. Peanut Butter & Jeremy by Jason // March 24, 2011
  3. Samelcar’s Visitation by Chris Wright // March 21
  4. The Pets Show from “Hey Pais” by Paisley the Cat // March 3, 2011
  5. Corporate Life in…free coffee by Lynn Amacher // April 1, 2009

Sarah Morean

Lunch Break :: March 30, 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. Million Dollar Beaty! by Trubble Club // March 2011
  2. Alone Forever 31: Everyone’s Already Got Someone by Liz Prince // February 28, 2011
  3. Grizzly or How I Spent My Spring Break by Jeremy Tinder // 2006
  4. Run Scully Run by Nate Beaty // February 3, 2011
  5. One Hour Minicomic Challenge by Jeffrey Brown // March 26, 2011

Sarah Morean

Little Things by Jeffrey Brown

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Little Things
By Jeffrey Brown
Touchstone

Jeffrey Brown’s stories tend to defy convention. He’s a fantastic storyteller, and much of his strength lies in the way he foregoes the need for set ups and finite endings. In his world, life is constantly moving, making it all one big middle.

Brown achieved fast fame with his debut graphic novel, Clumsy, in 2003. That book and its follow up, Unlikely, garnered him a reputation for writing about women and relationships in extremely honest—some would say painfully so—detail. His latest release, Little Things, maintains a similar level of honesty but examines many different aspects of life—relationships and much more.

As the title suggests, the book is largely about life’s minutiae: music, coffee shops, stomach aches. But Brown throws in plenty of big stuff, too—death and surgery, for instance—and what’s remarkable is the democracy of the book. He approaches all of his subjects with equal energy, so that the story of visiting a friend follows that of a car accident his father was in, and the transition feels natural.

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