Parallel to the renaissance of satirical vintage “gentlemen” magazines like The Chap or The Slingshot, there seems to be a new fascination and a growing popularity for “recycled” comic strips on the net.
Pioneers in this genre are Drew & Natalie Dee with their Married to the Sea comics and David Malki with his Wondermark series (c.f. example below).
Â© Wondermark – click to enlarge
David Malki says about his work:
“The creation of a comic strip is an arduous and seldom-rewarding task. Sweat, blood, tears, ink and occasionally urine must combine in a subtle alchemy on the illustrative page, by necessity ripping creative gashes in the artistâ€™s soul that only sting more greatly with the acrid tang of exposure to the public consciousness.”
In recent months, Monkey Fluids (c.f. example below) has risen from the muddy depths of the web to become one of the best satirical and pseudo-educational comic strips out there. And hopefully, many others will follow…
Â© Monkey Fluids – click to enlarge
• Married to the Sea
• Monkey Fluids
• The Chap
• The Slingshot