March 20, 2007

Gunnerkrigg Court

Posted by Arcane Gazebo at March 20, 2007 11:12 PM

During a bout of bored web-surfing, I followed a guest-artist link from Dr. McNinja to Gunnerkrigg Court, where my boredom rapidly evaporated. By somewhere in Chapter 2 I had already decided to blog a recommendation for this webcomic. By the time I finished reading the archives, in one enthralled sitting, it was pretty much my favorite thing on the internet.

The genre is British boarding-school fantasy, but Neil Gaiman is a better point of comparison than J.K. Rowling. (In fact, Gaiman himself has also recommended Gunnerkrigg on his blog.) It's a wonderful exploration of the interface between myths/magic and science/technology. Start at the beginning—it's not a joke-a-day webcomic but an online graphic novel with an ongoing story.

Tags: Comics, Internet

I don't think my reaction is as positive as yours, though I may not be far enough (just barely into the second chapter, I think).

I'm digging what I have read, mind you, and it has tons of potential. Also, to be fair, I can't really think of anything qualified enough for it to be compared against in the webcomics arena, so I'm normalizing against the print books I read.

Posted by: Lemming | March 21, 2007 4:35 PM

Just finished the archives. I'm with Lemming on this one - it's good (I was hooked around chapter 3), but far from "favorite thing on the internet" status.

Posted by: Justin | March 21, 2007 5:29 PM

My reaction did get progressively more positive as I read through the archives, but I figured it might appeal much more to me than to others.

Posted by: Arcane Gazebo | March 21, 2007 7:47 PM

Line wins:

"Nobody likes clowns."

Posted by: Lemming | March 21, 2007 11:36 PM

I liked it a lot. It's also not quite "favorite thing on the internet" for me, but it's quite enthralling. (and is yet another web comic which needs a "next" button which can look into the future. =] )

Posted by: Jonathan | March 22, 2007 7:55 AM
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