Why did I choose to give Xolotl backwards-facing feet power? Because in Aztec mythology, one of Xolotl’s forms is a deformed-looking monster with backwards feet. Xolotl’s other forms included a human skeleton, and a dog-headed man. He was associated with sickness, deformity, fire, lightning and the planet Venus.
Awhile back my friend Vas of Rasputin Catamite wrote a great piece on how not to be a bad webcomic reader. I would like to add my somewhat similar thoughts on webcomic criticism, and how one shouldn’t go about it, since everyone in the world believes themselves to be world-class webcomic Eberts, when really they’re mostly Gene Shalits.
This was originally an article I wrote for Wandering Herpetologist, but since I get asked about this quite frequently on twitter I thought I’d repost it here as well, and try to update a few things. I’m also intending to write some new material for that site soon as well. Sara Viernum’s blog there is excellent.
The axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum) is a large heavy-bodied neotenic salamander. It is found only in a few isolated Mexican lakes, such as Lake Xochimilco, and is considered somewhat rare in the wild now as habitat loss and pollution have impacted wild populations. ↓ Read the rest of this entry…
In case you haven’t been following along on Twitter, the winner of the weekend RT/Follow Contest was Michael Kinyon, webcomic enthusiast and Math-master. He won a print copy of Volume 1: THINGS YOU CAN READ ON THE INTERNET FOR FREE. And if you aren’t following @Blackmudpuppy on Twitter, you should. It’s where most of the funny stuff happens.