Check out the preview to the upcoming book!So before today I really was not aware of comic creator David Malki's masterpiece web-comic strip, 'Wondermark.' I think I may just have to run out and pick this up in hardcover when it hits store shelves next week, March 24th. The comic, which Malki publishes online at Wondermark.com is a series of short strips with a variety of characters and is stylistically inspired by the Victorian Era. Now, while the strip might look like it has taken cues from the eighteen and nineteen hundreds, it deals with a variety of modern issues. The most recent, for example (which I have included below) is a great example of this. Based on the image, it is pretty obvious that the Victorian Era heavily influenced the content of the comic strip in terms of artistic style. I personally found the scene (above) to be hilarious and satirical, and I immediately became addicted to the strip, and proceeded to digg into Malki's web-comic archives. People are often asking me about new comics to read that are not "mainstream," and I think this one is perfect, especially if you do not feel like waiting forever for a next issue. This book consists of humorous comic strips that can easily be devoured in one sitting, and do not relate to one another. Sounds yummy? If you need more convincing, be sure to check out creator David Malki's website for more comic strips. The coolest part about this is that they are up there for free, so you know exactly what you are buying. Check out the preview to the book, published by Dark Horse, below!
Wondermark Volume 3: Dapper Caps & Pedal-Copters HCCreator: David Malki
Writer: David Malki
Artist: David Malki
Publication Date: March 24, 2010
Format: FC, 96 pages, HC, 8 3/4" x 8 1/2"
Age range: 16+
It's Wondermark time again! Come along for the ride as Dark Horse returns to David Malki's silly, bizarre, and hilarious world that's not quite present day, not quite the Victorian era, and not like anything else you've seen before. (Unless you've read the previous Wondermark books, of course!) This newest volume of the Eisner-nominated series contains over one hundred comic strips originally published in The Onion and on wondermark.com, plus many pages of additional material by creator David Malki. More than just webcomic collections, the Wondermark books have been praised for their magnificent design and loads of extra content for casual readers and superfans alike.
New installments of Wondermark appear twice weekly at wondermark.com, along with a hilarious blog from David Malki! The Wondermark site enjoys over 140,000 unique visitors per month. Wondermark is nationally syndicated in the print edition of The Onion, enjoying a circulation of over 700,000!