Sunday, January 2, 2011

"Blank It"

Rather than talking about a book, I'm going to talk about a comic strip: Blank It.

Blank It is written by two characters, Aric McKeown and Lem Pew. Incidentally, the names of the two main characters in the strip are Aric and Lemmo.

Aric and Lemmo are in a very strange universe. The universe is a giant white nothingness with things popping up randomly, and objects don't always follow the usual rules of physics. For example, when they find a shovel and try to dig a hole in the ground. You'll have to read the strip yourself, though, if you want to know what happens with the shovel.

In addition to weird and wacky things happening, you get to see a friendship form between Aric and Lemmo. The two are strangers to begin with, and Lemmo manages to drive Aric crazy when they first meet. Somehow, though, they become friends.

Between the absurd universe, Lemmo's humor and Aric's practicality, seemingly random events, and a certain shovel, it is one wonderful comic strip. When I discovered it I could hardly put it down, and when I did put it down I quickly told my family about it. Now they, like me, are hooked.

The next time you need a laugh, I highly recommend that you check out Blank It.

Now, where to find it...

There is a book of Blank It comics, titled shirt...goes...down. And yes, everything you see on the cover may be found somewhere in the strip.

You can also visit the web site for the comic: http://blankitcomics.com/, or go directly to the first strip here. I recommend starting at the beginning, since it's a story that builds on itself.

There is also an iPhone app for it, so you can read it and store the comic on your iPhone.

Last, a new strip is posted twice a week.

Happy readings! :D

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