Thursday, April 19, 2007
Jake and Nathan are your normal grade school kids who tell jokes and get involved in alien plots to take over the world. Wait. What? Cooties is by Nick Perkins and updated weekly.
The artwork is nice and simplistic with an uncanny resemblance to Calvin and Hobbes. Whether that's coincidence or not I can't say. With that aside, it's perfect for this g-rated comic and I think most will like it. The colors are a little dull though and I think could possibly be a little brighter and use a wider variety of reds, blues, greens, etc. Happy colors! This is a g-rated comic after all.
Storywise the comic is making good use of the alien arc, even if it seems to have taken away from the simplicity of the kids dealing with normal childhood issues. The writer even attests to that fact a few times, but is doing a good job of keeping the story flowing. Also he seems a bit unhappy with his own work, which he explains in his thoughts underneath the daily updates. I wouldn't be letting the audience know I'm unhappy with how my comic is going, but maybe that's just me. I don't think it's bad though, with most of the jokes hitting their mark and the interaction between the kids in school being my personal favorite parts of the story.
Cooties is a good comic with a few rough edges, but it's still pretty early on in it's run. If you can look past the uneven updates and the creator complaints about his own creation, you'll find a fun, pretty professional webcomic to read. And just to let you know, I came across this one and read through it a few months ago. Not too shabby.
I give this comic...