Lunch Break 12.22.10

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For many years I’ve had a sensitivity about the lack of webcomics coverage on this site.  The reasons for this are boring and familiar — lack of manpower, lack of time, etc.  Still, I’ve loved, followed and found a number of great webcomics over the years and until today haven’t done enough to promote them.

We cover alternative comics on The Daily Cross Hatch.  Read the mission statement.  But many of the paper comics we write about — especially the minis I receive — first appeared or still exist online.  So while it’s a little silly that we don’t pay comics much notice here until they see print, I hope it’s at least understandable.  Something about the finished object — a book — begs for summary and criticism while ongoing, ephemeral web content does not.  At least, that’s how it strikes me.  I’m afflicted with an inability to assess a comics project until it’s fully presented to me as a book.  Probably this is genetic.  On my mother’s side.  Pray they find a cure.

When I find something great online, my first instinct is to share the link.  Certainly there are great resources like Fleen and The Webcomics Beacon and ComixTALK that go above and beyond to discuss and examine the webcomics scene, but link sharing is what I like to do and all can bring to the table.

Starting today, and continuing regularly (knock on wood) after the holiday break, expect to see a short round-up of favorite webcomics 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. Welcome to Falling Rock National Park by Kid Shay // 12.21.2010
  2. Tom the Dancing Bug edited by Ruben Bolling // 12.22.2010
  3. Yet More Letters for the Guardian Saturday Review by Tom Gauld // date unknown
  4. Cruis’n USA: A Graphic Memoir by Toby Jones // 09.25.2010
  5. Afghan Life (Chapter 1) by Matt Bors // 12.15.2010

NOTE: Future installments of Lunch Break will appear on a separate page of this site. LINK

Sarah Morean