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Thursday, February 28, 2008

WEBCOMIC: Girls with Slingshots

Girls with Slingshots

Webcomic URL: http://www.daniellecorsetto.com/gws.html
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Artist/Author: Danielle Corsetto
Updates: weekdays

"The everyday adventures of Hazel, the cynical writer who hasn't met a bottle she doesn't like, Jamie, her volumptous and optimistic best friend, the men in her life, and the women in theirs."
-- http://www.thewebcomiclist.com/

"The strip follows the adventures of two tewnty-something women named Hazel and Jamie. The storylines often involve issues relating to dating, relationships, work, sex, staying young, and the awkwardness living in the constand transition that occurs as a person in their twenties.The comic often comments on taboo sexual issues, such as homosexuality and pornography, as well as tackling social issues, such as vegetarianism."
-- http://www.comixpedia.org/index.php?

"Girls with Slingshots, written and drawn by Danielle Corsetto, is a joke-a-day webcomic that captures life through the eyes of several twenty-something women living in the city and dealing with the day to day cycle of work, bars, apartments, bills and dating. The main characters are Hazel, a cynical freelance writer who is often short on cash and frustrated in relationships, and her friend Jamie, Hazel’s optimistic friend who works at a flower shop and isn’t afraid of sharing her opinion or having a good time. The strip follows these two and their friends as they deal with dating, bad advice, adult bookstores, bad hair days and using the internet to be social."
-- http://blogs.e-rockford.com/onthego/2007/

"...GWS is a strip that deals with externalities of average sexed-up twenty-something American life...

...GWS is general enough in its parameters to work on numerous levels. There's angst, a talking Irish cactus to operate as a mascot, boy trouble and enough non-sequitur humour to lift this up from drab predictability. It's a subtle substrata of unmined existence that gives us something joyous and chaotic. Check it out."

-- zhi

"While earlier strips were more artistic, the latter more traditional comic artwork still captures these friends with, in some cases, very realistic backgrounds with achingly honest dialogue...

In your daily search for something new, edgy and honest to read as you kill those last five minutes before leaving the office for the night, make a point to check out www.girlswithslingshots.com"

-- On the GO

"Just from the title, it's obvious Hazel is not someone you want to mess with. She argues with cactuses. She (quite accidentally) thrusts her eighty-year-old next door neighbor into the middle of a kegger party. She answers every situation with a bit of sarcasm and frustration, offering far more bark than bite..."
-- Comixfan Forums (Interview with Danielle Corsetto)

"Despite the word "Girls" in the title, it isn't all hearts and flowers; the only thing that's pink about this comic is the alcohol..."
-- Comicon.com (Interview with Danielle Corsetto)

"Girls With Slingshots is probably my favorite purely character driven comic right now... There is a sense of awkwardness in the strip, and a sense of expectancy in the lives of the characters. The leads are a writer (who's a lush), a florist (who's less of a lush but still a lush and also, y'know, breasts), a taxi driver, a barista, a Porn Store clerk, a blogger--

In other words, it's a group of people in the transitional world of the 20's... They're adults, but they haven't fully shifted from the world of childhood up through college into the real world yet. They're growing careers (in Hazel's case, accidentally or drunkenly or both), still caught between "just trying to get by" and "taking over the world." In the meantime they hook up, have fun, party, and meet anthropomorphic cacti.

Corsetto, for all intents and purposes, doesn't do anything wrong... Her artwork shows the polish and professionalism you'd expect from someone who's been doing this since the 90's, studying it, and making it her life as much as she can -- which is to say she's awesome. Her characters are distinctive...

It comes down to this: Corsetto does just about everything right... You don't (usually) need a lot of backstory to get up to speed, and Corsetto's good at providing in-strip context without making it sound like she's providing in-strip context."

-- Websnark

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