Review 10. April 4, 2014
The Minimal Adventures of Pippa and Cici Comic Review for Web-comics Wednesday Reviews
WordPress.com has become one big review blog contest. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion under freedom of speech, and every movie made is overly dissected in blogs these days. This leaves the market wide open for so many other things that can be reviewed. There is no question that web-comics have exploded into popularity all over the net. Web-comics are a near infinite source free illustrated fiction books to review. Each comic we review is the winner of the “FH7 Web-comic Weekly Winner Award”, and the author can feel free to post “Award Winning” on their comic. It is getting to be a big deal in book promotional blogs even if it is still at hobby-blog status. The authors pick comics to review, or on the page after the fh7publishing.com home page you can use the form to request a review. Small web-comics can increase their web-traffic with the highly promoted reviews.
Name of Comic: The Minimal Adventures of Pippa and Cici
Grade: So far so good **** four out of five stars.
Username of Creator: Rockster1039
How I Found It: Google
Major Themes: Ridicule of Internet Memes
Days of Update: No Regular Days years 2007 to 2009
Will it Continue: Outlook Unclear
Reviews: Back from the dead! Reviews are back from the dead. Resurrected like a re-born spirit just in time for Easter in April. I took a long break from writing reviews because some of the more expensive, high dollar comics were complaining. Gasp! How dare I say you are not perfect! Yet the smaller comics were thanking me for comic reviews. They were happy anyone was reading their stuff at all, and got more readers from the reviews. They were even requesting reviews. In addition, my scanner and photo editor crashed. My reviews let me put material into my blog that I can later publish that does NOT require a printer, edits, or scanner. So be on the lookout for more reviews this week, and a new review book every 25 reviews. ( A few pages a post is a hundred thirty page Kindle book REALLY fast.) Many changes of format are happening. I now post whenever I feel like it, not just Wednesday. To avoid the critics, I am now going to focus exclusively on small, simply made, dead web-comics. Unless the request for review is really earnest I am just not willing to risk an in box filled with angry mail. Where do all these dead web-comics come from? Why draw a complicated web-comic and just abandon it without getting to a conclusion in the plot? This and many more questions we will explore.
A perfect example of a much loved, and yet abandoned web-comic is The Minimal Adventures of Pippa and Cici. It seems to have entirely been based on making fun of the incredibly popular “I can haz cheezburger?” Meme that was all over the net. Okay, worth a joke or two. Then it spirals into a two year odyssey of really surreal box art and photos. It starts in the year 2007, and goes to year 2009. Somehow, it remains well tended and funny, and it does stay an interesting experiment in comedy. The art is very detailed, and obviously time consuming to make. Readers liked it, and gave it many interesting comments. For example Episode 4 here: http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/The_Minimal_Adventures_of_Pippa_and_Cici/4901386/
Yet the web-comic world remained fickle and crass. The Minimal Adventures of Pippa and Cici stopped posting in 2009. The author gives no swans song or explanation, and just cuts off. Readership then ended, without a new comic emerging to take it’s place.
FH7 comics are now archived here on these top ten sites of the net, pick your favorite and add me to friends:
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=ntt_athr_dp_sr_1?_encoding=UTF8&field-author=Andrea%20Menzies&search-alias=books&sort=relevancerank – Buy the Andrea Menzies books on Amazon, Cheap!
http://fh7publishing.com/ – Main Illustration and Book Sales Page for Andrea. © 2013
http://maelstromgrlie.deviantart.com/– FH7 Publishing Deviantart buy the art prints for sale!
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7233803 Andrea_E_Menzies Indie Author Blog
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