A Month of Webcomics – English Majeure
All throughout May, I’ll spotlight a different web comic. Like with the month of independent comics and the month of LGBT comics, I figure I will let you web comic creators out there suggest your comic for spotlight during this month. So if you want me to spotlight your comic, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Today we look at a very new web comic, one that has only been around for about three months. Titled English Majeure, it is written and drawn by Keith Pille, and it involves one-off gags about books. Basically, it’s silly gags for well-read people. It’s been a lot of fun so far.
The concept of the strip really is as straightforward as this – Pille reads a notable book. While he reads, something will always come up that strikes him as amusing. He then takes that idea and writes a comic based on that idea. While straightforward, it is a good approach that leads to some quite amusing strips.
Since there are only eleven strips up so far, I’ll just share two with you!
Here’s his piece for Dune…
And here’s his piece for Norman Mailer’s The Castle in the Forrest…
Definitely funny stuff.
You should especially check out his Ernest Hemingway gag – a very amusing comparison between Hemingway’s idea of what a marriage should be versus Pille’s idea of what a marriage should be.
Here‘s the index of strips published so far – the most recent is a David Foster Wallace-inspired gag!