Random Quickie: Gilded Green

The AV Club website has been running a weekend piece called the Comics Page.  On a periodic basis, new artists are brought in to write a comic that features pop culture commentary.  A recent piece by Luke Meeken caught my eye, and I wrote in saying it was a shame that he didn’t do webcomics more often. 

He replied back with a link to a previous project he’d worked on, currently archived at his website, Gilded Green.  The series, entitled “A. V. Dreamzzz”, are stream-of-consciousness musings about how you process pop culture as you drift off to sleep.  For example, leaving your headphones on and mixing up all the different podcasts you have on queue. Meeken heightens the dreamlike state by mixing in animated gifs to great effect.  Most other webcomics use these gifs to elicit humor or horror.  Here, the effect recalls how you cede control to the dream world in your subconscious.

Animation is one of those tools that are rarely used, likely due to the time commitment in creation and implementation.  However, it’s also one of those things that only webcomics can do, and it can never be effectively translated to paper.

About El Santo

Somehow ended up reading and reviewing almost 300 different webcomics. Life is funny, huh? Despite owning two masks, is not actually a luchador.

Posted on October 19, 2016, in Random Quickies, slice-of-life webcomic, The Webcomic Overlook. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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