Hello and welcome to Webcomic Wednesday! Each week I take a look at a webcomic and let you know what I think about it. During my brief break I came across many new webcomics, so this week I’m taking a look at another local NZ artist, Gregor Czaykowski (pronounced cha-cow-ski), and his creation Loading Artist
I had a chance to listen to Gregor talk at a panel last weekend at Chromacon about building a webcomic. It takes a lot of spare time, and a lot of energy drinks apparently. His comic, Loading Artist is a labour of love – it’s what he does when he isn’t making money, and it’s more than a joke a week affair.
He mentioned at the panel that at times the comic reflected his day-to-day life, and it shows. Jokes about depression, loneliness, and life in general make this comic both sobering and a better read. While it still has the usual weekly webcomic fare – like a duck upset at being fed white bread instead of wholegrain, at times Gregor turns the camera on himself, which has a very powerful effect.
If you want to check out Loading Artist, and you should, it’s here. Not only will it make you laugh, it’ll make you think. Not a lot of traditional webcomics do that nowadays.