The used style is relatively old, reminding me once again of some of the newspaper comic strips I’ve read over the years. It has certainly improved since it first started, showing that there is, indeed, a learning process as time goes on, but the basic style is essentially the same. The strips are done almost exclusively in black and white, with colored strips being for very special occasions, and there isn’t much in the way of background artwork, giving more rise to the feel that this would work very well in a newspaper format. So, if you want spectacular art, you won’t find it here, but the artwork is solid, well done, and shows a lot of hard work—and there are a lot of daily comic strips out there with worse artwork.
Writing and Dialogue
While the format does seem to fit in well with newspaper strips, the subject matter that appears is not what I would truly consider to be well known for most newspapers. The comic isn’t for a mature audience, but there are certain subjects that appear frequently that one might not want to expose to young children, for fear of not being able to explain appropriately what they mean. All in all, the writing and conversation tends to skirt around some very touchy matters, not bringing them to light directly, but nudging at them just to let the readers draw their own conclusions.
The main problem with this comic is the slow rate of updates, so if you’re looking for a fast return on an initial investment, this certainly isn’t the comic to read. Since it takes a long time to get through a single storyline, it can be rather overwhelming to have to wait to find out what happens; therefore, if you don’t have the patience to wait things out, then this comic won’t really appeal to you. However, it does have great storytelling capability, and despite the relative old feel of the website and the comic itself, it doesn’t hide behind such subjects that tend to repeat themselves in newspaper comics, making it a great blend of “the funnies” and new-age Internet comics.