The Gauntlet Has Been Thrown Down
In other news, new webstrip The System is doing some interesting stuff with a highly restricted visual vocabulary — it’s done entirely in the icons that make up informational/warning signs. As a platform for pure writing, it’s half a notch below Dinosaur Comics, but weirdly enough what it really reminds me of is a Lolcat.
Those things have a syntax and grammar all their own, and so do sign icons … you can’t just slap ‘em up there and have it automatically work. We at Fleen will be keeping our eye on The System and seeing how long creator “Rosscott” can keep up this very precise exercise.
I read Fleen daily and, let’s be honest, I contacted them to cover it. Still, they don’t think I can keep up this “very precise exercise”. I BEG TO DIFFER. I will take their challenge! I WILL SHOW THEM ALL. What do you think, 3 months? More? How much until I’ve proven my point? One thing is certain. I will soon be demanding Gary’s famous moustache on a silver platter!
Gary, thank you for the post. Hope you keep reading, and consider yourself link-loved.