Gossamer Commons

I’m adding a new webcomic to the small list of comics I read: Gossamer Commons. It’s written by Eric Burns, who writes the blog “Websnark,” which often critiques webcomics. It’s a fairly new project. I heard about it through Websnark. I read a couple of the “intro” comics, and then I read the big “splash page” comics — and I stopped. Man that was one ugly ass little fairy freak. I just couldn’t see reading any further if there was any chance I’d have to look at that big-eyed monstrosity again.

But I had put the strip’s RSS feed in my reader, and so, day by day, I kept seeing notifications of new strips. I ignored them for a while, but then finally I decided to go back and give it another chance.

I’m glad I did. It looks like it’s gonna be a good little story. I think I’d find the Trudy character annoying if I she didn’t totally remind me of someone I actually knew when I lived in a college town like that. It was kind of fun seeing a Brent and Francis (from PVP) cameo. The story setup is complete by now and it looks like it’s going to be a fun ride.

I don’t think I follow any other “story-only” as opposed to “punchline-oriented” webcomics. If this one can hold me it’ll be a first.