Questionable Content

by alphamonkey on April 29, 2008 · 2 comments

in Comics!

I don’t know what it is about webcomics that ensures that invariably I’ll come around to an individual title let’s say more than a little late to the party, but there ya have it. My current ‘how did I miss this?’ read would be J. Jacques ‘Questionable Content‘, which details the daily lives of indie rock nerd Marten and his friends.

Questionable Content

That’s not really a fair (or even close to comprehensive) overview, as over the course of its life the comic has careened from straight ahead indie hipster irony to surreal absurdism, and Jaques seems more than a little comfortable leaving the ground rules a little undefined.

While I could nitpick any number of elements in the series overall the jokes are funny, the characters engaging, and the over all story is pretty engrossing.

So give it a read already.

If you’re planning on starting from the beginning, I recommend setting aside some time considering there are some 1100 episodes to go through. It’s a bit jarring to go to the beginning and see just how far along J. Jaques art skills have come over the years, (not to mention his writing skills) but a full-on ride through the entire catalog makes for a pretty satisfying read, and one that I wouldn’t mind having in collected volumes.

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  • Shedd

    I think Jacues’ improvement has to be one of my favorite things about QC. Its even present in just a few months worth of time.

    Also, never decide that the perfect time to start QC is when you have a major paper due the next day.

  • cj

    i have to agree with Shedd. deciding to get into QC prior to something major being due is not a good idea. i have been reading QC since about comic 550 or so and it took me about 4 or 5 hours then! its an awesome comic though and jaques is truly talented. yea, the story can get can kinda gushy, but that’s life! its not too stylized in this comic and that’s part of the appeal!

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