Monday, January 10, 2011

Questionable Content

I did lots of reading during the holidays, so in January I found myself somewhat unmotivated to pick up a new book off a shelf. Instead, quite uncharacteristically, I found myself reading a web comic.

In general, I don't actually read comics. In fact, I think the only comic I've ever read on semi-regular basis is xkcd. But even though xkcd is a lot of fun and I really like it, it's a one-off jokes type of comic.

However, early this year, I encountered a random Questionable Content comic. Noticing that there was a story going, I started at the beginning and began following the lives of Martin, Steve, Faye and many others. There's a story and there's character development and I think this is the first time I've appreciated those in comic form. Lots of witty banter that makes me laugh out loud too. I've read all 1800-something strips in under a week and that's the strongest recommendation I can give for reading the comic. Start from the beginning!


  1. 'Questionable Content' is a great title for just about anything. I'm opening up to comics as well--though I haven't actually read any yet. I want to read Joe Hill's new comic, The Cape (no relation to the TV show.) As well as what I think is a graphic novel of his, Locke and Key.

    I'm trying to force more variety on myself this year; it would be a good thing for me to start early.

  2. Yeah, comics take some getting used to. I am also trying for more variety reading this year.