Thursday, January 11, 2007

The Stuff You Find ...

Brewster Rockit: Space Guy

It ain't all deep thoughts and ponderous ponderings, here at benning's Writing Pad, y'know. Yeah, yeah, you gathered that already. Part of the fun of blogging, for me, has been the research for my posts. If you've been here awhile you know how many art images I find and post. Deciding which images to use and which to leave behind is all a part of this. But there are times when even the artist posts are too deep for me.

And I go surfing.

There are a few sites saved in my Favorites files that are used for Web Comics - comic strips exclusively posted online. Some of them are looking for a distribution deal with one of the large syndicates, like King Features. And some are self-indulgent garbage masquerading as deep thinking satire. But out there are quite a few comic strip gems. Here's one of the syndicated strips I have never seen before.
Brewster Rockit: Space Guy by Tim Rickard

Brewster Rockit is an unlikely captain. He’s woefully ill-prepared to lead ... and that’s part of his charm. Orbiting the stars in the space station R.U. Sirius, Brewster and his crew of misfits encounter a constantly challenging set of interplanetary anomalies. Brewster Rockit: Space Guy! pushes the limits of space, time and humor.
The masthead at the top of this post will take you right to Brewster Rockit. Go on, click on it! You know you want to!

From December 17, 2006
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From January 7, 2006
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Gocomics is one of many sites, online, that carries comic strips. For a subscription fee - usually not too large - you can go back through the archives to see all the toons you may have missed. The free part is usually limited to a month of 'toons, which is annoying only if you suddenly discover a 'toon you enjoy a lot!

No matter, though. Consider that the 'toons are free for the viewing, with a limited shelf-life, and it's no big deal. Just finding some new 'toons is half the fun. Imagine ... Mutt & Jeff is still alive, over at gocomics. I didn't know that!

So go have some fun. Next time I'll show you some very well drawn comics, with great story lines, that I have followed for a few years. I'm enjoying them; why not share the fun, right?


WomanHonorThyself said...

aw thanks for the hits..always nice to see what pple are into Benning!..havent seen ya for a while at WHT..come on over y'hear?

Brooke said...

I hit the Yahoo comic page in the mornings for my fix, but this GoComics site looks promising! I'll have to give it a shot!

camojack said...

R.U. Sirius?!
(Guess not...)

Anonymous said...

On gocomics: check out Ink Pen, Tom the Dancing Bug, bad Reporter, lio,