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Saturday, March 15, 2008



Webcomic URL: http://www.sinfest.net/
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Artist/Author: Tatsuya Ishida
Updates: Daily

"Sinfest is a webcomic written and drawn by Japanese-American comic strip artist Tatsuya Ishida...

The humor ranges from clean and pure (Pooch and Percival strips) to crude and vulgar (usually whenever Squigley the pig is involved). Sometimes the strip takes on a more contemplative and thoughtful tone, where the characters involved are usually God and the Devil. The punchlines are always natural, consistent with the characters' personalities. There is not always a punchline, however, when Ishida wishes to convey a deeper message or make the reader stop and think. It is a mark of Sinfest's quality that the characters are well enough developed that Ishida can do this without deterring his audience.

Ishida's Japanese roots show clearly in the drawing style, which is similar to the style used by manga artists. Sinfest is hand-drawn, and no color is added. One of the features that make this strip distinctive is the blending of Western-style humor with Japanese-style drawing... Ishida is not limited to this style, however - in a few strips he imitates the drawing styles of other famous cartoonists so well that the imitations are almost indistinguishable from the original cartoons

The strip often makes fun of popular culture, society, religion or human nature, with some political commentary recently. It always does this lightly, without ever aiming to hurt, only to amuse..."

-- http://www.comixpedia.org/index.php?

"Sinfest is perhaps best summarized as Eastern art with Western writing. Ishida's drawing is clearly influenced by manga but not limited to that particular style. The strip is hand-drawn in oversized frames and then scaled down. Ishida never re-uses the same frame within the same strip, even if the only change is a speech bubble.

The subject matter of Sinfest is often human nature, with particular attention paid to sexuality and religion. Less frequently, the strip will parody popular culture or indulge in political commentary..."

-- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinfest

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