Saturday, October 27, 2007
The Guardian launches new "Comic" section
Today's edition of The Guardian features a new regular pull-out section The Comic, comprising just four pages of The Guardian's "Berliner" format folded in half. The title of the section is a tad unsuitable as comics take up less than 50% of the pull-out, and only one comic strip at that.
Robotgirl is the strip, by John Aggs, and appears to be a taster for a "secret" project called The DFC. (In reality a new weekly anthology comic coming soon.) The strip is very nicely produced, (albeit with colours too dense for newsprint) in a style with influences of Otomo Katsuhiro. The rest of The Comic is taken up with puzzles and a competition.
The Comic will appear in The Guardian on Saturdays only.