After Josh discontinued the unspeakably brilliant Wendy -- well, let's talk about that for a second. This comic was awesome. It was brilliant. It was weird. It was dada, non-sequitur, over the top. But Josh discontinued it. To add insult to injury, the archives aren't complete. Not only is my favourite episode (the one about the dress made out of live hedgehogs) not included, the examples are too sparse to demonstrate anything like a storyline. While I'm the first to agree that the storylines were surreal (as were those of the equally defunct Living in Greytown) to the point of incoherence, they still were an integral part of the comic and, as it turns out, required for the individual gags to be funny. I am tempted to say that the comic was killed twice; once by discontinuing it, and another time by mutilating it and messing with the memories.
Meanwhile all that we got for the pain was CuteWendy which, frankly speaking, was a bit of a disappointment since the artwork never lived up to that of Wendy. Also, in roughly 2oo episodes, there was only a handful of funnygags. Or maybe, I'm biased because I miss Lucy.
Now, for the silver lining. Josh has a new comic: Girlie. It is much closer to Wendy than CuteWendy ever was, and as surreal in plot. Actually, the comic's been on the web for a while, but for some reason, it went straight under the radar of everyone I know. Me? I'm hooked. Finally, I have a comic beside Nukees (They have a psychdepartment, they know the DSM and Tori, and they have allkindsofhealthyconvictions. That, and nuclear ants. What's not to like? So what if it doesget geeky sometimes. Or just plain weird.). If not for Lucy, these could be the good old times.
"Evil superclones of historical figures wanna destroy the world by having Beethoven play music in a rocket, and the only one who can stop them is a substitute teacher who telekinetically controls paper."
Thankyou, Kid Radd!