Holiday Shopping, Webcomics style
If you’re like most people, you’re fully in the swing of buying presents for the upcoming holidays. But you’re not most people, are you? No, although you’re on a tight budget, you still pride yourself on choosing unique and thoughtful gifts for the people on your list. You love the look on the recipients’ faces when they light up over your perfectly chosen token of esteem. And you know you don’t find gifts like that at Wal-Mart, don’t you?
So, it is with great pleasure that I bring you the Webcomics Gift Guide. Spanning the World of Webcomics, one can find a little something for every unique person on one’s list:
For: The librarian / bibliophile… any of the Unshelved collections will have her screaming. Quietly.
For: The girl who can hang… a GWS collection will have her laughing… that knowing laugh she uses just before she drinks you under the table.
For: The connoisseur of wild art… slap a little of Eric’s finest and bizarrest on them.
For: The Sci Fi chick… help her adopt a Jinxlet.
For: The Military Sci-Fi affectionado… a Schlock Mercenary T-shirt that explains Rule One: First Pillage, THEN burn.
For: The jigsaw-puzzler… Chris Yates’ Bafflers are hand-painted, one-of-a-kind, and challenging as all get-out.
For: That guy at the office who always has a joke ready… have KC transform it into a custom comic.
For: The person who’s always trying to out-do himself with a hysterical Christmas card… the S*P cards will assure him the top spot on everyone’s mantle.
For: That guy who uses his desk to express his refinement to the world … the Wondermark calendar is the height of sophistication. Twelve individual monthly cards, each 8.5” x 5.5”, sit in a heavy brass easel just SCREAMING sophistication. And they’re devastatingly funny to boot.
For: That hopelesly-lost-in-the-80s guy … Scott Kurtz’s Truth, Justine and the American Way is a brilliant send-up of the decade of leg warmers and Izod shirts.
For: The conspiracy theorist … the Sam and Fuzzy “Ask me about the Conspiracy Theory” T-shirt is sure to please. In forest green, which matches beautifully with almost any tinfoil hat.
For: The old-school Mac user … the “Would you like to destroy the universe?” dialogue box — in Mac OS 9 style — will defrag the hard drive. Of his heart.
For: The plugged-in Preistess … the Lunar Bistro 8-bit Tarot cards will have her seeing joy in her future.
…And of course, there’s this guy. But who would possibly want a book about corporatized super-villains, right?