Sunday Comics | ‘Beetle Moses’ arrives on Comics Kingdom

Check out recent webcomics by Harris Fishman, Coleman Engle, Kay King and more.

Here’s a round up of some of the best and most interesting comics we’ve seen online recently. If we missed something, let us know in the comments below.

Beetle Moses, the quirky comic strip featuring a lot of animals and pop culture references by Harris Fishman, has debuted on Comics Kingdom.

If you aren’t familiar with Beetle Moses, well, you probably are, as it’s one of those strips that’s done well on social media and probably went across your feed at some point without you realizing it. It’s typically three stacked panels, so already it looks like a meme from the get go.

Fishman spoke with Canvas Rebel about it just a few weeks ago, and this quote resonated with me: I make webcomics, which as a medium have the benefit of being shareable since they are built for social media. Comics are an interesting artistic medium because it feels like they are often overlooked by creators of fine art, and also not respected as an art form by casual consumers. People who love comics know that neither of these mentalities are true, and that the world of comics is endlessly rich and saturated with incredible writers and artists. Webcomics fall into an even less respected niche, and there is some blame to go around. There’s a lot of same-y looking styles thanks to trends in oversimplification over the last decade. Webcomics are still a very new medium, and they differ slightly from printed comics in a few ways. Webcomic creators are still feeling out the ground floor to see exactly where webcomics can go. I think in some ways this freed me as a webcomic artist, since I had a few viral hits early on that broke the typical conventions of the contemporary “scene”. A lot of casual viewers still look at my social media accounts as a “meme page” and don’t consider that I’m one guy actually drawing these things. But that doesn’t discourage me at all. In fact, I think there are some amazing fine artists who would grow both on socials, and in their own creative journey by trying their hands at comics.

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That time Doctor Octopus was a Japanese schoolgirl is coming to America

Marvel and Viz announce three new manga projects that will arrive in stores later this year.

One of the most famous (and maybe infamous, depending on who you talk to) Spider-Man stories saw his arch enemy Doctor Octopus cleverly switch minds with Peter Parker and take over his life. But what if, instead of trying to prove he was the “Superior” Spider-Man, he actually ended up in the body of a middle schooler in Japan?

That’s kind of the premise of Spider-Man: Octo-Girl, Vol. 1, announced last week by Marvel and Viz Media. Created by Hideyuki Furuhashi and Betten Court of My Hero Academia: Vigilantes fame, it will join a remastered version of the 1990s X-Men Manga on store shelves this fall.

Here are more details on both, along with a Deadpool: Samurai coloring book:

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