Webcomic Weekly, one comic, online somehow & somewhere, every week. That’s the deal. This week, something rather short but nonetheless magnificent… Lenny
Sometimes Webcomic Weekly covers some epic of hundreds of pages, sometimes it’s something new and just getting started. But I love seeing any and all comics online and have long held the belief that it’s quality, not quantity that counts in comics.
A simple single issue can be more wonderful than a whole graphic novel series, a five-page strip in an anthology can be so much better than any 22-page comic.
However, to deliver magnificence, brilliance, poignancy, and have an impact that’s lit up the Internet this week with just EIGHT panels? Now that is something else.
I always thought it was Mark Twain who said it best with his quote explaining the essence of how more damnably difficult it is to write 100 words than 10,000… “I didn’t have time to write you a short letter, so I wrote you a long one.”
But I was wrong, it’s one of those quotes that’s been attributed to all and sundry in the literary and political world. However, it seems the source of the phrase comes from French mathematician and philosopher Blaise Pascal in 1657 – “Je n’ai fait celle-ci plus longue que parce que je n’ai pas eu le loisir de la faire plus courte.”
Not fluent in French? Nope, me neither. So here’s the same in English… “I have made this longer than usual because I have not had time to make it shorter.”
And basically, I’ve just proved the point by taking 300 words when I had it with just with these…
Everyone… David Cooper has a short comic about Lenny for your entertainment. It’s eight panels long and it’s rather perfect. Here’s the first four…