Artist & Writer: Paul Taylor
Rating: PG13 for suggestive situations and mild language
Who will like it: People who like to laugh at the absurdity of interpersonal relationships and comics about close friends.
Review by Brutilus
After sifting through the chaff of the web comic world for a year or so, I came across a little gem. It's about a woman named Monica and her post-college friends.
Monica herself is the central character in most of the goings on. She's not even 5 feet tall, but wears a 28G bra. (She's a bit on the top heavy side.) She's frightreningly cute, but equally clueless. She works at the local university museum as an exhibit coordinator.
Monica is also a dreamer. Often finding herself in her own little world, she counts on her friends to be her connection to reality.
Shelley and Owen play in a band together and have been flirting with each other since third grade. There's an unspoken attraction between the two of them that serves to add an interesting dynamic to their interactions.
The characters in Wapsi Square are best enjoyed by people who've made it out of college and into what we were told was the real world. (You know, that place where we had to grow up and be mature, responsible adults.) But as we all know, if we take it too seriously, we're in for serious trouble.
Paul has made huge strides in his art over the years. It's nice to be able to go back and reread the old strips to see how the characters have developed, both artistically and personally.
Wapsi Square is updated Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
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