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Arthur, King of Time and Space


This gag would've gone to Aihok & Effex except Merlin is half the world away from his scanner.

There's still debate in the webcomics community whether webcomics are paying enough attention to the tsunami disaster. I've seen a comment comparing the amount of tsunami attention unfavorably to that paid to the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, with perhaps the implication that the latter disaster was more significant to webcartoonists, despite the disparity in number of human lives lost, because that was us but this is them (certainly not all webcartoonists are U.S. residents and citizens, but the grand majority are of western rather than eastern nations and societies). A followup to that comment expressed having reached a tolerance point for news of death and destruction and needing more reaffirmation of triumph and survival. I think that there's a key point there.

I've written previously that, in retrospect, the best 9/11 coverage in webcomics seems, to me, not to have been launched without at least a few days' perspective nor without an approrpiate brevity. At the first anniversary not a few media commentators voiced hopes of a great dropoff of disaster coverage. The tsunami disaster is so great that it's difficult to get perspective on - except that three years ago we got a lot of trial-and-error experience at trying to keep disaster in perspective.

On the one hand, a tenth of a million people are dead and the planet is an inch off its old orbit.

On the other hand, you still have to get up and go to work in the morning if you're going to pay your rent and your bills.

Webcomics I read mornings: Peanuts, General Protection Fault, College Roommates from Hell!!!, Kevin & Kell, Real Life
Webcomics I read middays: Calvin & Hobbes, Least I Could Do, User Friendly, Questionable Content, Dandy and Company
Webcomics I read evenings: Wapsi Square, Sinfest, Little Dee, Irregular Comic
Webcomics I read bedtimes: Something Positive, Bruno, Count Your Sheep, Sluggy Freelance, PvP
Webcomics I read M-W-F mornings: El Goonish Shive, Striptease, Skirting Danger, Todd and Penguin, Penny Arcade
Webcomics I read M-W-F evenings: Reasoned Cognition, Checkerboard Nightmare, Queen of Wands, Megatokyo
Webcomics I read Tu-Th: Digger, AppleGeeks, Her: Girl vs Pig, As If!, The Whovian Observer
Webcomics I read Mondays: Framed!!!, Vigilante, Ho!, Loserz, Butternut Squash, Boxjam's Doodle
See also The Belfry Comics Index, The Webcomic List, Nth Degree, Comixpedia and Websnark.

Arthuriana sources I use or recommend:
Arthurian Legend
Arthuriana - the Journal of Arthurian Studies; the website of the quarterly journal of the North American Branch of the International Arthurian Society.
The Camelot Project at the University of Rochester.
Camelot In Four Colors: A Survey of the Arthurian Legend in Comics
Mystical-WWW - The Arthurian A2Z knowledge Bank which has encyclopedically-arranged entries on the characters of the Arthurian legends.
Le Morte Darthur: Sir Thomas Malory's Book of King Arthur and of his Noble Knights of the Round Table, Volume 1 and Volume 2.

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