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14 January 2006

The guy who helped me with setting up this soon-to-be-replaced website design, Stevan, has now begun his own webcomic adventure, along with a shadowy type by the name of Dr. Cadaverous. It is called Seditious Industrial Complex (abbreviated to 'mouthful'). It details the adventures of the insidious Herzog the Vile, a malcontent little imp and it can be found behind this link.

It's a bit unfair to already give a little review, as all judgement should be postponed until the comic has received the time to come onto itself. As of yet there's little momentum yet, but all the more ambition and promise. With only a handful of pages so far, it's easy to say that the sterile text balloons don't really gel with the rest of the visual style or that the witticisms are still a bit predictable. As soon as the characters get fleshed out a bit that has a good chance of being swept aside by increasingly extraordinary work.

Ironically, chances are that at the moment you'll be far more entranced by the superb design of the website than by the comic itself. I prevented this by making my website even uglier so that you'd think the comic was good in comparison. But the Seditious Industrial Complex's site is simply gorgeous. An amalgamation of visual elements from pop-culture and beyond. It is something like Lovecraft meets Richard Hamilton.

In any case, I'll be reading this thing regularly, and not just because one of its creators aided me once. You see, the seditious aspect doesn't only limit itself to the canvas upon which the comic stands. It's wild speculation of course, but I think these guys mean to poke around in stinky businesses well outside their territory. And that's always fun to watch.

Roderick.