What Things Do: excellent webcomics

What-Things-Do
Panels from "Unraveling," part 2, by Jordan Crane

What Things Do is a stunningly good webcomics site, launched by comics artist Jordan Crane and featuring some of the best independent comics artists around, including Gabrielle Bell, Abner Dean, Sammy Harkham, Jaime Hernandez, Kevin Huizenga, Ted May, John Porcellino, Ron Regé Jr., Steve Weissman, and Dan Zettwoch.

Many of the artists here seem to have been mildly influenced by Tintin's Hergé (and Joost Swarte). This is not a big surprise, since Jordan Crane selects all the artists for his site, and Crane himself shows a little Hergé in his work. (I can't think of a better artist than Hergé from which to draw inspiration.)

The comics in What Things Do all have the same yellow-gray color scheme (with a few exceptions) that give the site an elegant cohesiveness. The comics are large clear and readable.

In addition to showcasing the work of contemporary cartoonists, What Things Do, runs "decades-old work" from worthy but not-so-famous cartoonists, as well as articles about comics. What Things Do: excellent webcomics

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  1. *blink* *blink*

    Jaime Hernandez

    Ok… every name listed for this posting was made up of people FAR less famous than Jaime Hernandez (Love and Rockets), yet the article seems to gloss over him as just one of many.

    1. every name listed for this posting was made up of people FAR less famous than Jaime Hernandez (Love and Rockets), yet the article seems to gloss over him as just one of many.

      Best, not famousest. If fame were the key criterion, we’d have to feature Justin Bieber in every post.

    2. Just to make you jealous, about 25 years ago I bought the original art for first page of the first story by Jaime in Love & Rockets. I still have it!

  2. Maybe I’m the old ball, but I only ever order one Chinese item during a given meal…

    That seems like a lot, considering she is currently eating a bowl of something (cereal perhaps?).

    Either way he seems like a douche….but thanks to the DoS from BB, I don’t know if there’s more to it or not.

  3. 3 pages of Google results later, and I’m still confused over the difference between General Gao and General Tso’s various chicken selections.

    General Tso has certainly won my heart.

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