Wednesday, June 12, 2013
GU Comics: (almost) 13 years of hillarity and going
It's rare for a Webcomic to last any length of time. Many fall by the wayside; and few of those who have tried to do it professionally have succeeded. One of my all-time favorite webcomics has always been GU comics; as the quality of the run has been good since the very beginning. My largest complaint is how some of the most recent material has diverged from the 'roots' of the comic in my opinion; but one must write (or in this case draw & write) about what one knows, neh?
As of July 10th next month GU Comics will be 13 years old unless I am quite mistaken. Thus far it has been a good run, but of late there have been concerns that Woody would have to call it quits. A professional webcomic artist (and artist, he does commissions) his comic used to be far more popular; but its readership waned... and more importantly the crash of the advertising revenue model really threw a spanner in the works.
Definitely worth a read in my not-so humble opinion. MMO and gaming veteran's may also get some good laughs from the older comics; it makes for a good stroll down memory lane.