Remember the delightfully sycophantic Wondermark post I made a few weeks ago? Despite other people’s best efforts, I have apparently won myself a Wondermark book. (I interject “apparently” because I received no confirming email or backup source, and am expecting a rescindance at any moment. Just kidding. Kinda.) You know what? I didn’t even check out the book before entering the contest, because I knew it would spectacular no matter what. I can’t wait for USPS to hurl it haphazardly onto my snow-drenched doorstep! Huzzah!
Since time has tipped inexorably into the month of December (according to the Georgians), I thought it appropriate to bring up this Wondermark strip. Let it be said, however, that I’ve gone into three different establishments today, and none of them were adhering to the law. For that, I thank them.
It’s still technically Thanksgiving weekend, so I can do this. I wasn’t feeling the thankfulness on the actual day, but now I’d like to extend it outwards in a radiant pattern. (shield your eyes.)
I’m thankful for my sister and mother, for being supportive of the comic when I wasn’t sure how they’d react. I’m thankful for the people who have read it and said good things about it, which so far has been everyone who’s said anything. I’m thankful for webcomic artists who take interest in their audience and make it feel like they’ve really forged a connection. I’m thankful for the expertise from Webcomics.com, a great resource for those getting started as well as those who need a refresher on the basics. And I’d also like to thank one Joe Hills, whose enthusiasm for the medium inspired me to create Wighthouse in the first place. (he also unwittingly gave Wighthouse its name as a joke. that’ll learn ‘im.)
Whew! Glad to get that out of the way. Now back to crapping all over everybody for another year.
Okay. This is my first attempt at a pure blog post on this site. I figured if there were any place for a blog about another webcomic, it’d be…my own webcomic. Yeah.
David Malki ! has put out a call to bloggers to write a post about his strip Wondermark. I’d heard of Wondermark for a few months, mostly through his association with Kris Straub via Tweet Me Harder. I then saw Malki ! in person at SPX in September. Despite not being a reader (yet), I squashed any potential embarrassment and introduced myself. Naturally he was a very tall man. Nice, too.
Upon returning to my life of quiet drudgery, my curiosity resurfaced. Armed with a fistful of new webcomics to peruse, I set my sights on Wondermark once and for all. What follows is a paean to the strip itself, so be warned: