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Sheet Boy Comic 25 Black Camera and Ruby Stone

This week’s comic is called “Sheet Boy” for the content of the two main jokes. After watching the “my little pony apocalypse pony” episode of Robot Chicken, I had to put an apocalypse black unicorn somewhere into a picture. But the most fun part was drawing the little bat with wings in the comic strip’s latest panel. I don’t know how I am going to work that into the short story I make up to put on the end of my comics when they are in book form, but somehow it will be included. All the animals are talking because they are transformed magicians at magic school. What job does a horse do at magic school? I guess if the first story could have a whale as a librarian a horse will be easier to write for in a story.

FH7 comics are now archived here on these top sites of the net, pick your favorite and add me to friends:

http://fhseven.com/ – WordPress Blog and comics in E-Mail.

http://fh7publishing.com/ – Sales page for Andrea’s books of comics, painting, and photography. © 2013

http://maelstromgrlie.deviantart.com/ – FH7 Publishing Deviantart

http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/FH7 - Care2 Environmental – The FH7 Comics Environmental Conservation Group and Animal Neglect Prevention page.
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*Evil Inc. Comic Removed due to Artist Complaint.* - Reviews are meant to be free advertisement for myself and other web-comics. If any artist at all or in part dislikes being reviewed I will quickly take it down whenever requested. I got just such a request this week from a famous web-comic author. However the old saying "There is no such thing as bad press." does apply to the fact that the more things are printed about you the more word of mouth sales you get. I am not claiming to have created the comic, and have given the authors full credit. In addition in the United States we also have a thing called Freedom of Speech and the First Amendment which indicates I as a human being am allowed to have feelings and opinions about things. His comic creating books do in fact have outrageous income promises that he says his web-comic techniques are automatically generating. Unfortunately the vast majority of web-comics that are a few doodles tossed down do NOOOOTTTTT make that much money! I got accused of making money by the IRS and many government agencies that I was NOT at ALL making, and had a lot of financial and legal problems this year after trying to make a web-comic. Readers need to be warned of the “dark side” of making your writing look too successful too fast on the Internet. Fines can be imposed and school scholarships can be cut when the government hallucinates publishing is making you extreme cash.
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Review 8. Oct 30, 2013
Nice Hair Comic Review for Web-comics Wednesday, Super-comic Saturday
Welcome to the Reviews! Review blogs are incredibly popular, and comics are a near infinite source free illustrated fiction books to review. Each comic we review is the winner of the “FH7 Web-comic Weekly Winner Award”, and the author can feel free to post “Award Winning” on their comic. My Technorati rating this week is 22936 (up from its lowest popularity rating of 40878) at Frozen History Seven Publishing out of about 3 million entertainment review blogs. It is listed here: technorati.com It is getting to be a big deal in book promotional blogs even if it is still at hobby-blog status.
Name of Comic: Nice Hair
Grade: So far so good ***** five out of five stars.
Location of Comic: http://yami_no_miko.tripod.com/nicehair68.html
Username of Creator: A. Mauchline
How I Found It: Google
Major Themes: Fantasy and Music
Days of Update: No Regular Days
Will it Continue: Outlook Unclear
Reviews: This week’s Web-comic Wednesday Review is the online comic “Nice Hair” by A. Mauchline. What other web-comic could be Halloween review worthy? Nice Hair features a Tim Burton character, who is famous for Nightmare Before Christmas and its Halloween fun, and so it gets to be Halloween worthy for review. Enough with the small fries, and onto the big dogs of web-comic fandom! This web-comic has very few tie ins to web-comic networking, it is only based on a simple homepage. Yet it has made it into the commentary of many online webpages and magazines at this point. Due to the Bill of Rights and Freedom of Speech, I am allowed to have an opinion about and review things, and I have an opinion about this comic.
It rides on the coat tales of the 80s and 90s industrial-electronic music storefront, and all its incredible hair glory. What if the top legendary writers, directors, and singers from 80s and 90s electronic popular music all became roommates in one apartment on a reality show? Would a killing spree ensue? Well it turns out killer robots, wolf men, and much more unlikely things are bound to happen. Welcome to the world of Nice Hair.
Tim Burton director from the Halloween movie Nightmare Before Christmas, Andrew Eldritch, Robert Smith, and Neil Gaiman are all characters. Don’t ask me how you would get all these people into one house at one time. It is a fantasy comic, and does not have to have any reality base at all. Yet their noteworthy odd behaviors that music magazines have been commenting on for years are in the spotlight. Andrew drinks anything including bleach, Neil babysits the housemates and collects severed heads, and Tim Burton fights to save a kidnapped Danny Elfman. It is all very far out in an on target sort of way. All comedy has a bit of tragedy to it, and this comic is no exception. Fans tend to take music way too seriously. Famous people also tend to take themselves far too seriously, and it is always fun to picture the rock gods as “mere mortals” in comics. It takes the very strange behavior of very weird artists, and manages to make it human and funny.
Unfortunately, this comic has very irregular postings and no posting schedule. This is a “must” to generate a following in the web-comic writing world. In addition, the postings stopped a while back. The art style is solid, and the jokes are funny. Yet the comic has not taken on new characters in a new art age. Andrew and Smith hit their stride a while back, and a new generation needs balance with some new fame game jokes. I’m sure that Skrillex, Deadmaus, most of Vampirefreaks, and the guys from the Birthday Massacre would do some strange stuff if you trapped them in one house too. Still it is great, I say check it out.

FH7 comics are now archived here on these top ten sites of the net, pick your favorite and add me to friends:
http://fhseven.com/ - Authors Reviews and links at Wordpress Blog comics in E-Mail.
http://fh7publishing.com/ - Main Illustration and Fan Fiction Page. © 2013
http://maelstromgrlie.deviantart.com/ - FH7 Publishing Deviantart
https://myspace.com/evltwinii- Comics in Photo Stream
http://vampirefreaks.com/PoeDaughter7- Art Promos in Journal
http://blackcarstone.wordpress.com/- New comic-only Archive Wordpress Blog.
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7233803 Andrea_E_Menzies Indie Author Blog
http://www.gaiaonline.com/profiles/poedaughter7/36237559/ Gaia Online Gaming Fan Art Blog
http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/FH7 - New Care2 Group Animal Welfare Forum at FH7 Comics and Daily E-Mail.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/141679189353099/ - FH7 Publishing Friend and Fan Group Facebook
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Review 7. Oct 26, 2013

Bobby the Fetus Comic Review for Web-comics Wednesday, Super-comic Saturday, and Mega-comic Monday Reviews

Welcome to the Reviews! Review blogs are incredibly popular, and comics are a near infinite source free illustrated fiction books to review. Each comic we review is the winner of the “FH7 Web-comic Weekly Winner Award”, and the author can feel free to post “Award Winning” on their comic. My Technorati rating this week is 21764 (up from its lowest popularity rating of 40878) at Frozen History Seven Publishing out of about 3 million entertainment review blogs. It is listed here: technorati.com It is getting to be a big deal in book promotional blogs even if it is still at hobby-blog status.

Name of Comic: Bobby the Fetus
Grade: So far so good **** four out of five stars.
Location of Comic: http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Bobby_the_fetus/
Username of Creator: gullas
How I Found It: The Duck Web-comics
Major Themes: Fantasy and Gaming
Days of Update: No Regular Days
Will it Continue: Outlook Good

Reviews: This week’s Super-Comic Saturday Review is the online comic “Bobby the Fetus”. It is also a review of how the Duck web-comics site is doing since it restarted. It was broken for many months, and completely offline. Despite being one of Allan Moore’s top rated self-starter web-comic sites on E-How. It has been a long time promoter of self-published comics which are a time honored way to get into cartoon and comic drawing as a portfolio builder. Unfortunately, like most everything during the recession it has hit hard times. So it shut down for a while, but is back up and running. Yet how well?

Bobby the Fetus is a stick figure, or rather stick fetus comic based on the daily life of a young person in Iceland who is a college student getting his BA in social work. It is self described here: “This is a comic that is all about a fetus named Bobby. Bobby is no ordinary fetus but (s)he's a fetus with many different interests and unsatisfying need to explore things. Almost nothing is irrelevant to Bobby as he's about to show you.” The Fetus may also wear Kiss makeup from time to time. This week’s Kiss makeup free fetus is amazed the Duck has returned to running status. However this does not guarantee any increase in art or content to it’s cartoons, so that is a bit of a drag. Way to go Bobby Fetus! This cartoon shows that the Duck is indeed back up and running. In addition, it is running well with many new advertisers.
One of the few things it lacks is a “regular” update schedule or storyline. Another comic has this issue once again. Yet the jokes are so funny I forgive that little detail. I say check it out!

FH7 comics are now archived here on these top ten sites of the net, pick your favorite and add me to friends:
http://fhseven.com/ - Authors Reviews and links at Wordpress Blog comics in E-Mail.
http://fh7publishing.com/ - Main Illustration and Fan Fiction Page. © 2013
http://maelstromgrlie.deviantart.com/ - FH7 Publishing Deviantart
https://myspace.com/evltwinii- Comics in Photo Stream
http://vampirefreaks.com/PoeDaughter7- Art Promos in Journal
http://blackcarstone.wordpress.com/- New comic-only Archive Wordpress Blog.
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7233803 Andrea_E_Menzies Indie Author Blog
http://www.gaiaonline.com/profiles/poedaughter7/36237559/ Gaia Online Gaming Fan Art Blog
http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/FH7 - New Care2 Group Animal Welfare Forum at FH7 Comics and Daily E-Mail.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/141679189353099/ - FH7 Publishing Friend and Fan Group Facebook
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Review 6. Oct 21, 2013
Mind Circus Comics Comic Review for Web-comics Wednesday, Super-comic Saturday, and Mega-comic Monday Reviews

Welcome to the Reviews! Review blogs are incredibly popular, and comics are a near infinite source free illustrated fiction books to review. Each comic we review is the winner of the “FH7 Web-comic Weekly Winner Award”, and the author can feel free to post “Award Winning” on their comic. My Technorati rating this week is 21764 (up from its lowest popularity rating of 40878) at Frozen History Seven Publishing out of about 3 million entertainment review blogs. It is listed here: technorati.com It is getting to be a big deal in book promotional blogs even if it is still at hobby status.

Name of Comic: Mind Circus Comics
Grade: So far so good **** four out of five stars.
Location of Comic: http://mindcircuscomics.com/ and http://mindcircuscomics.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/steampunkd.jpg
Username of Creator: Bruce Thomas
How I Found It: Wordpress
Major Themes: Fantasy and Gaming
Days of Update: No Regular Days
Will it Continue: Outlook Good

Reviews: This week’s Mega-Comic Monday Review is the online comic “Mind Circus Comics”. It is also a commentary on the explosion of “The comic as blog” use of blogs. One of the ongoing tasks of my review section is to ask the question “Where do all the web-comics come from, and why do people write them?” It turns out making cartoons as a blog is a good way to write about yourself, without giving too much personal information away. If you write every entry on your blog about yourself and your daily habits, it gives away oceans of information about you to the public. Far too much public, some may argue. Do you really want to tell everyone all over town when you will be out of town on vacation, what doors of your house are typically locked, and a list of your valuables and fears? Writing about your personal life daily, and you may on accident do just that sad to say. Not really a great idea. Yet writing a comic gives you something to write about, and it is without direct personal information. It is what your character says, what it thinks, what it does. It is a bit of a good idea to take the spotlight off of yourself, on many levels, if you like blogging. People love to subscribe to friend networks on online blogs, and this is a good way to promote books and artwork. This includes books with illustrations, such as self published books.

One of the most popular “comic blogs” on Wordpress is Mindcircus Comics by Bruce Thomas. Yet he is far from alone in wanting to post illustrations to Wordpress and other blogs. It provides content and archives in one move. Other examples are popular such as Ghetto Manga at http://ghettomanga.blogspot.com/ and Live Nerd Repeat http://livenerddierepeat.wordpress.com/ but I found the jokes funnier this week on Mindcircus so I reviewed that comic. The Steampunk one is pretty funny, as I have been to many Steampunk shows in the last five years. It is pretty much just like the cartoon The artist is self described here: “Welcome to Mind Circus Comics! My name is Bruce Thomas. I am a writer and a comic artist, and a proud member of the Louisville Cartoonist Society. I love creating, designing and telling stories in the visual medium of comics, and I look forward to sharing them with you! If you live in Derby City, you can check out my comics in LEO, along with other members of the Louisville Cartoonist Society! Please feel free to browse my site, leave your name, or just enjoy a comic or two and have a laugh…” http://mindcircuscomics.com/about/
One of the few things it lacks is a “regular” update schedule or storyline. Yet the jokes are so funny I forgive that little detail. I say check it out!

FH7 comics are now archived here on these top ten sites of the net, pick your favorite and add me to friends:
http://fhseven.com/ - Authors Reviews and links at Wordpress Blog comics in E-Mail.
http://fh7publishing.com/ - Main Illustration and Fan Fiction Page. © 2013
http://maelstromgrlie.deviantart.com/ - FH7 Publishing Deviantart
https://myspace.com/evltwinii- Comics in Photo Stream
http://vampirefreaks.com/PoeDaughter7- Art Promos in Journal
http://blackcarstone.wordpress.com/- New comic-only Archive Wordpress Blog.
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7233803 Andrea_E_Menzies Indie Author Blog
http://www.gaiaonline.com/profiles/poedaughter7/36237559/ Gaia Online Gaming Fan Art Blog
http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/FH7 - New Care2 Group Animal Welfare Forum at FH7 Comics and Daily E-Mail.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/141679189353099/ - FH7 Publishing Friend and Fan Group Facebook
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Review 5. Oct 17, 2013
Turkey Wang Chibi Comic Review for Web-comics Wednesday, Super-comic Saturday, and Mega-comic Monday Reviews

Welcome to Web-Comic Wednesday, Super-Comic Saturday, and Mega-comic Monday Reviews! Review blogs are incredibly popular, and comics are a near infinite source free illustrated fiction books to review. Each comic we review is the winner of the “FH7 Web-comic Weekly Winner Award”, and the author can feel free to post “Award Winning” on their comic. My Technorati rating this week is 21484 (up from its lowest popularity rating of 40878) at Frozen History Seven Publishing out of about 3 million entertainment review blogs. It is listed here: technorati.com It is getting to be a big deal in book promotional blogs even if it is still at hobby status.

Name of Comic: Turkey Wang Chibi
Grade: So far so good **** four out of five stars.
Location of Comic: http://turkey-wang.deviantart.com/ http://www.gaiaonline.com/journal/journal.php?mode=archive&u=20834275
Username of Creator: Turkey Wang
How I Found It: Gaia Online Zomg Art Voting Area
Major Themes: Fantasy and Gaming
Days of Update: No Regular Days
Will it Continue: Outlook Good

Reviews: This week’s Web-comic Wednesday Review is the online comic “Turkey Wang Chibi”. Done by a young lady who goes by Ann, and admits to the age of 20 these comic images are typical of the “video game promotional” genre. A major way to promote your web-comic art is to do fan art for a game, and post your homepage url on the image. Then post it to the video game chat forums. This promotes your personal art with the massive popularity of the video game’s chat forum. Thus the game’s advertisement dollars work for you. The games get and retain so many extra fans this way that they have begun not even caring if the art is game related fan fiction at all. Games have begun working art in the chat forums into the game, and give you game points and gold for posting art.

Part of these the point of these reviews is not just to compliment art, but to answer the question “Where do all the Web-comics come from, and why do people make them.” This week I wanted to focus in on the video game chat forum source of the web-comic obsession. MMO (Massive Multiplayer Online) video games have become massively popular on the Internet. Chat forums sprung into being to answer questions like “My character is stuck, how do I get him out of the dragon nest.” But ended up being whatever conversation people wanted to have on the net. Creative people who enjoy great gaming graphics tend to enjoy seeing and making art. This began the sharing of “fan fiction” and “fan art” on chat forums. At first only the best and most game related fan art made it on there by game moderators and Game Masters (I used to be employed as a Game Master at World of Warcraft so I know this) on super popular games like World of Warcraft, and the personal urls were tiny. Now it has become a free for all of posting whatever you want. Art of all kinds is encouraged, and game makers encourage the devoted fan behavior this tends to cause.

A game that drastically promotes comics is Gaia Online Zomg. This game has an area called “art arenas” where people post their art in voting competitions. You earn in-game gold by voting on other people’s art, comics, and poems. These people in turn vote on yours. The art can have a statement, and your personal url with DeviantArt url linked to it. These can be to pages selling your art, and can promote sales. It can be game related or not, and it is your choice.

This is how I found the art for Turkey Wang Chibi, a comic posted to DeviantArt. It was a robot My Little Pony, Apocalypse Pony based on the Robot Chicken episode. Date: 03/04/2010 Tags: robot unicorn chibi Comments (7 Comments) The voting on the comic art forum was for the character Turkey Wang, at the address Gaia Online Zomg game Journal http://www.gaiaonline.com/journal/journal.php?mode=archive&u=20834275 were more art was posted. This in turn lead to the DeviantArt page where an entire folder of Gaia art links to the game. It is self described here: http://turkey-wang.deviantart.com/art/Chibi-Maldoror-145551406 “Art commission on gaia online for Maldoror, she gave me a page of avis I could choose to draw and I chose this one, the gothic lolita. This one has a lot of detail so it took longer. I need to practice more with ruffles. Completely done on paint tool Sai.” At this URL where a gothic Lolita styled comic character was drawn, and viewable. My one issue is that this comic does not seem to have its own storyline, or “comic” status beyond fan art. It would be interesting to see the talented images create a storyline of their own.

This gained a great deal more views compared to not being posted to a game forum. People feel a sense of friendship, and an automatic interest in art they see posted next to a game. Video games have a great deal more money for advertisement then many armature artists, so getting their powerful chat forums working for exposure can be a good trick. I say check it out!

FH7 comics are now archived here on these top ten sites of the net, pick your favorite and add me to friends:
http://fhseven.com/ - Authors Reviews and links at Wordpress Blog comics in E-Mail.
http://fh7publishing.com/ - Main Illustration and Fan Fiction Page. © 2013
http://maelstromgrlie.deviantart.com/ - FH7 Publishing Deviantart
https://myspace.com/evltwinii- Comics in Photo Stream
http://vampirefreaks.com/PoeDaughter7- Art Promos in Journal
http://blackcarstone.wordpress.com/- New comic-only Archive Wordpress Blog.
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7233803 Andrea_E_Menzies Indie Author Blog
http://www.gaiaonline.com/profiles/poedaughter7/36237559/ Gaia Online Gaming Fan Art Blog
http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/FH7 - New Care2 Group Animal Welfare Forum at FH7 Comics and Daily E-Mail.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/141679189353099/ - FH7 Publishing Friend and Fan Group Facebook
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Review 4. Oct 14, 2013
15 Minutes of Fame Comic Review for Web-comics Wednesday, Super-comic Saturday, and Mega-comic Monday Reviews
Welcome to Web-Comic Wednesday, Super-Comic Saturday, and Mega-comic Monday Reviews! Review blogs are incredibly popular, and comics are a near infinite source free illustrated fiction books to review. Each comic we review is the winner of the “FH7 Web-comic Weekly Winner Award”, and the author can feel free to post “Award Winning” on their comic. My Technorati rating this week is 36303 (up from its lowest popularity rating of 40878) at Frozen History Seven Publishing out of about 3 million entertainment review blogs. It is listed here: technorati.com It is getting to be a big deal in book promotional blogs even if it is still at hobby status.
Name of Comic: 15 Minutes of Fame
Grade: So far so good **** four out of five stars.
Location of Comic: http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/15_minutes_of_fame/5082249/
Username of Creator: Poul
How I Found It: The Duck Webcomics
Major Themes: Fantasy and Gaming
Days of Update: No Days
Will it Continue: Outlook Very Bad
Reviews: This week’s Mega Comic Monday Review is the online comic “15 Minutes of Fame”. I am a big Andy Warhol fan from back in the day, and “15 Minutes of Fame” was a big catch phrase to him. So the name caught my eye at once.
It is posted at The Duck web-comics. The big news here being Yay! It’s back online! The server was down for a VERY long while. I had comics posted there that I had NOT cross posted other places. I was liking posting there. Allan Moore himself recommends it as one of the best sites for making your own comic at E-How. So why did it go down? Their Facebook had a great deal of melodrama and gossip posted to it constantly. Heaven knows that they showed enough advertisements on there to be making money. Yet part of it was that content was switching greatly to their new DeviantArt forum. That stayed going in the shut down, and is still going strong.
So I picked “15 Minutes of Fame” to review this week, because it is very much the sort of strange thing you see on The Duck. To celebrate the forum’s return to life. It is an odd side project of the Pirate and Ninja comic of several other online series like “Another Civil War Comic T Fantasy |15 pages |last: July 6 2011 |0 likes There will be pirates. There will be ninjas. There will be Civil War once again on Drunk Duck! ... By the way: Hi! I'm Poul!” This non-American born individual writes English well for a non-native. He is self described here: “Hey! Wellcome to my Drunk Duck profile. I want to apologize for all spelling errors in the profile text. My English spelling SUCKS. I'm a 17 year old guy from Denmark. My birthday is the 14 august. As you might can gess I love comic's. I'm a huge fan of the Drunk Duck Civil War (I'm with Riot).”
So that is part of the big fun with The Duck web-comics. Any comic can be there, and I do mean any comic! You do not need to speak English, you do not need to have super money, you do not even need to give your drawings words. It is a truly liberated art forum that I missed in its absence.
More information at http://www.fh7publishing.com and http://www.fhseven.com/
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Review 3. Oct 12, 2013

Dungeon Hordes Comic Review for Web-comics Wednesday, Super-comic Saturday, and Mega-comic Monday Reviews

Welcome to Web-Comic Wednesday, Super-Comic Saturday, and Mega-comic Monday Reviews! Review blogs are incredibly popular, and comics are a near infinite source free illustrated fiction books to review. Each comic we review is the winner of the “FH7 Web-comic Weekly Winner Award”, and the author can feel free to post “Award Winning” on their comic. My Technorati rating this week is 40778 (up from its lowest popularity rating of 40878) at Frozen History Seven Publishing out of about 3 million entertainment review blogs. It is listed here: technorati.com It is getting to be a big deal in book promotional blogs even if it is still at hobby status.

Name of Comic: Dungeon Hordes
Grade: So far so good **** four out of five stars.
Location of Comic: http://dungeonhordes.com/ and http://www.dungeonhordes.deviantart.com/
Username of Creator: Jonathan Murdock
How I Found It: DeviantArt
Major Themes: Fantasy and Gaming
Days of Update: Daily
Will it Continue: Outlook Very Good

Reviews: This week’s Super-comic Saturday Review is the online comic Dungeon Hordes. One of the more fun hobbies on the net is posting comics. Even a stick figure saying nothing will count as a posting. This week marks my realization of just how much better DeviantArt has gotten for comic posting. I first started using it in 2008, and wow it is so much better now it is amazing! Dungeon Hordes was one of the “white rabbit” comics that I followed down the rabbit hole online this week to see just how much more amazing the features have gotten in the break I took using DeviantArt. Part of my good impression of the comic comes from it being well posted on DeviantArt’s new forums.
Dungeon Hordes is a very funny gaming comic. It pokes fun at the many Hobbit book style standards of the table top and online video game world. Wizard, Warriors, Rangers, and Rouges have been known to take themselves way too seriously in games. Letting off a bit of steam when gaming by laughing is half the fun, and gaming comics show that off well. In the latest comic storyline in Dungeon Hordes, fighters bash lawyers and dive into piles of gold. He is self described here: “Jonathan Murdock Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art Hi my name is Jonathan and I'm the creator/writer/drawer dude of Dungeon Hordes! My art training comes from boredom at school and doodling on the side of work assignments and my folders. After that I started making mini comics for my Friends And now I draw Dungeon Hordes!” - http://www.dungeonhordes.deviantart.com/ Pretty much all gamers are now becoming part time cartoonists, and the web is accommodating them well on sites like DeviantArt.

DeviantArt is indeed the new Art-Myspace. It shows the latest uploads from around the world in the log in screen. It has a wild assortment of scanned and computer made images. Now you can even upload written works with poems, short sayings, and very short stories in writing that become a little animated scrolling gif images. Music artists can even include their music cover art. It is branching many art genres.

DeviantArt has now improved socially in other ways for a near Art-Myspace style feel. Art is now able to be posted in “groups” so it is far more likely to be seen beyond the log in screen. Now you can see journals on the main page, and even see when people have mentioned your user name online. These groups help sort artists by style from My Little Pony, Nature Art, and now even comics can be found more easily. Dungeon Hordes posts to such comics groups as Comics Underground, Strips o Rama, and Cartoons and Comics. I noticed many other comics doing this as well, and it gave me some great ideas for my own comic promotions. I wished I had know how much better it was at showcasing art! I would have started posting there more often. I give this comic, and it’s DeviantArt page a good review.

More information at http://www.fh7publishing.com and http://www.fhseven.com/
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Review 1. Sept. 16, 2013

Unholy Adventures Comic Review for Web-comics Wednesday, Super-comic Saturday, and Mega-comic Monday Reviews

Welcome to Web-Comic Wednesday, Super-Comic Saturday, and Mega-comic Monday Reviews! Review blogs are incredibly popular, and comics are a near infinite source free illustrated fiction books to review. Each comic we review is the winner of the “FH7 Web-comic Weekly Winner Award”, and the author can feel free to post “Award Winning” on their comic. My Technorati rating this week is 22888 (up from its lowest popularity rating of 22889) at Frozen History Seven Publishing out of about 2 million entertainment review blogs. It is listed here: technorati.com I am rated Authority: 128 in Entertainment Reviews popularity rank from last week. It is getting to be a big deal in book promotional blogs.

All my blog entries are now cut and pasted into an illustrated review book, and sold with expanded stories at fh7publishing.com under FH7 Quarterly Fiction Reviews. If I would have written a personal blog about a flat tire, I now work that story into a review of an illustrated book with a car poem. https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7233803.Andrea_E_Menzies - Goodreads Author Profile.
You should check out the latest one online they have high rated reviews at Goodreads.

Name of Comic: Unholy Adventures
Grade: So far so good **** four out of five stars.
Location of Comic: http://unholyadventures.com/
Username of Creator: Hallie Jay Pope
How I Found It: Google
Major Themes: Fantasy and Education
Days of Update: Weekly
Will it Continue: Outlook Good last updated Sept 15, 2013

Reviews: Where do all the web-comics come from, and why do people write them? It turns out many are attempts at college students to keep in touch with their old friends. Why just blog about your day, when you can toss in a drawing too? Unholy Adventures started out as a self-depreciating joke by a law school student about lawyers being evil. A sort of “Devils Advocate” pun gone into a comic strip style blog. In her first series, the Angels were a crime fighting team, and they recruited lawyer devils. Their many adventures were converting them to the side of goodness. The author notes in her blog that she comes from a long line of successful lawyers, and grew up hearing many “evil lawyer” jokes. The comic has evolved into a life long student’s many jokes on student life. A prime example is the comic here http://unholyadventures.com/?p=270 called “final papers, a tentative schedule”. Day 12 she only needs to do 3 pages a day, and her words are well paced. Two days before due date and she has procrastinated, her paper becomes word vomit! Yea! This is a student who understands how real papers are written. You start out with the best intentions, but real life does not always work on an error free schedule. In her blog notes she says, “You’d think that foreseeing this would motivate me to stop procrastinating. Nope.” Ha ha, super funny! Some people think that student life is all about lunch on campus with co-eds and keg parties. Nope, students have to work hard to get the deadlines done. Way to stand up for student life!
It is self described here: http://unholyadventures.com/?page_id=2 “About the Writer/Artist/Person To Blame For This Comic: Hallie Jay Pope never went to art school, and doesn’t really know what she’s doing. In addition to subjecting the internet to her cartooning attempts, Hallie also enjoys tap dancing and practicing kung fu. She currently lives Cambridge, MA and is slogging her way through law school.”
I like this comic because it defies the stereotype that all online cartoons are drawn by art school kids of doom, weird-os, or stoners. Far too many drawings on the web are nothing beyond the curves of pleasant females. The other stand-by seems to be fighting, martial arts style. There is nothing shameful about the natural human form, but it is nice to see content beyond the realm of nudity or high kicks.
Here is a successful female lawyer doing regular drawing. All the online comics in this stoner-stereotype are super curvy girls having ultra sexist catfights. I have been on “The Duck” web-comic, and yea those comics exist. Oh how they exist.
Yet there are strong female role models out there in the online comic world. Many are the work of brainy students. They realize that cross posting other people’s cartoons is fun in blogs and Facebook. There is nothing wrong with noticing other people’s comedy. However, you should put your own work up there too, so that you can get in on the publishing credit. Remember to tell your own experience at work and school, friends and family, in your own online art. Don’t just repost the latest ultra trending joke meme on Twitter. Social media can be powerful for your own ideas, and not just a soap box for re-hashing other people’s thoughts. Put these jokes into books once in a while, and you may make some money off all the shop-a-holics on the net.
The one issue is that she does not keep an “update schedule” for her comics. It is a pretty big deal to do things mostly “regularly posted” to fully be considered “web-comic worthy” so that is a tiny problem. That is why my review is not a full five stars. Still, I give it a good review, check it out!
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A new book up this week.

I took a break from posting comics on Tuesday because it became long enough to be a book!!! And I published it!!! Woot!!! I mixed short stories, poems, and comics into an old world newspaper-style based on the Wizard of Oz and Brothers Grimm. It went so well, I am going to do a new one every three months! I will post the sales links on my page, and it is located here:

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Webcomic Wednesday and Super-Comic Sunday Reviews
Elspeth for Webcomics Wednesday Reviews

Welcome to Web-Comic Wednesday, and Super-Comic Sunday Reviews! My Technorati rating this week is 21035 at Frozen History Seven Publishing out of about 2 million comic blogs. It is listed here: http://technorati.com/blogs/directory/overall/page-878/ I am rated Authority: 104 in Comics Reviews down 1 from last week. It is a big deal in unpaid hobby-blog obsession land. I had to beat out 3 small Comic book stores on reviews for that vast honor so yea… there is that to think about.
Name of Comic: Elspeth
Grade: So far so good **** four stars.
Location of Comic: http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Elspeth/5362842/
Username of Creator: Queen Simia – Username on the Duck Webcomics
How I Found It: My web-comic is also gets cross-posts to its “free to use” sister syndicate, I don’t dish out what I can’t take!
Major Themes: Fantasy, magic, humor based on magic.
Days of Update: Tuesdays
Will it Continue: Outlook rather bad, last post has been Sept. 8 2011
More government melodrama has happened with a great deal of my personal legal paperwork. My paintings, comics, and drawings for FH7 Comics are on hold until I can get legal and health insurance issues resolved. I need to do daylong waits for appointments in offices when I used to have drawing time, to make a long story short. Until that time, I will only be posting Sunday and Wednesday reviews of online comics due to time constraints at my main blog http://fhseven.com/ on Wordpress.
Review: Here is the sad and forlorn tale of the webcomic that ended before it’s end. Elspeth ends mysteriously at the comic here: http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Elspeth/5362842/ and then never posts again. It is not the end of the story! The series just stops! With clean lines, good story telling, and attractive characters it seems odd that it leaves off at such a standstill. The basic storyline is that Elspeth is an Orc weapons merchant traveling around Elf lands. She gives, sells, and trades weapons to the Elf people who consider her a “lower race” in a world of mages and magic. Humans conspire to help her overcome some of the Elves that took her magic necklace. And that is it! We never know if they get the Elves. Odd, to say the least! A sad end to a pretty lady Orc. My favorite comment is “Airman at 4:37AM, Dec. 1, 2009 This comic is fantastic. Is it weird that I think a half-orc is hot?” It is hard to make a girl with walrus teeth and incredible hulk arms look hotter than an elf chick. Yet this comic manages to do it. Sadly, when people are looking at a webcomic it is a “work in progress” when they are seeing it. This means it has not been put into a format like a fully published book. There is no guarantee that the author will ever give an end to the story. A one of the reasons the art form is not more popular with fans. I say it is a great comic and great effort, even for an unfinished work. I give it a good review, go check it out!
- See more at: http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Elspeth/5195925/#sthash.ggy36KOO.dpuf

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Webcomic Wednesday and Super-Comic Sunday Reviews
Death G Reaper for Supercomic Sunday Reviews

Welcome to Web-Comic Wednesday, and Super-Comic Sunday Reviews! My Technorati rating this week is 21035 at Frozen History Seven Publishing out of about 2 million comic blogs. It is listed here: http://technorati.com/blogs/directory/overall/page-878/ I am rated Authority: 104 in Comics Reviews down 1 from last week. It is a big deal in unpaid hobby-blog obsession land. I had to beat out 3 small Comic book stores on reviews for that vast honor so yea… there is that to think about.
Name of Comic: Death G Reaper
Grade: So far so good **** four stars.
Location of Comic: http://www.drunkduck.com/Death_G_Reaper/5434587/
Username of Creator: Emma Kate Ramsey
How I Found It: My web-comic is also cross-posted to the Duck, I don’t dish out what I can’t take.
Major Themes: Fantasy, magic, humor based on magic.
Days of Update: Tuesdays
Will it Continue: Outlook rather good, but has only 19 entries
Selling Points: I try not only to review the big names of the webcomic world, but also the start ups. It shows off just how hard the work is of coming up with fresh comic ideas, inking them, and getting them down. The expensive pros make it look easy and funny, with hi priced comics software, drawing tools, and comics done more by the computer and nothing by hand. That is part of their skill, they make it look effortless so people get lost in the story quickly. Yet getting ideas, and writing them down, making them funny, and doing it with witty art is actually very hard to do. This weeks comic shows the fresh side of the spectrum, “Death G Reaper”. I first got into this story due to the magic evil bottle that a student collects. I collect bottles! Basically the bottle is a magic item Warehouse 13 style, and all sorts of havoc ensue. This comic has a grim reaper, Terry Prachett style with comedy behaviors a sort of light hearted dark character. He ends up unemployed, and job hunting between heaven and hell. This hand drawn comic is excellent for capturing a primal nature of manga. However, the lettering needs help. The last panel at http://www.drunkduck.com/Death_G_Reaper/5434587/ makes a joke out of the Reaper being *squished* out of the panel. Unfortunately, it really is hard to follow the story with the text doing strange things. In my comic, I pre-write the story in word processing and cut and paste it to avoid this sort of text problem. Hand drawn lettering takes a great deal of effort and skill. I foresaw this problem as I started making hand drawn comics, and went for a postmodern art-collage cut and paste style moment one fearing the “character squishes”. However, I must say I envy the crap out of this artist’s ability to draw both male and female characters with ease and good proportion. The lines are smooth, and the people are well proportioned. If this writer upgrades to more computer driven text graphics, the lettering will be auto formatted, and the problems will be fixed. Yet hand drawn has a charm of original organic art many readers like, so they may keep it this format. Time will tell. I like this comic. I am giving it a positive review! Fhseven dot com…
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