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Tony Piro's dialogue-free Calamities of Nature

Tony Piro's dialogue-free Calamities of Nature

Today is Dialogue Free Comics Day, when webcomics creators all over the world shake off the chains of verbal narrative, send their letterers out to the pub for a drink, and draw comics that tell stories using pictures alone. (Sound effects are allowed but discouraged.) As the day goes on you can track new entries on Twitter using the tag #DFCD.

Noel Curry, the creator of the webcomic DJ Bogtrotter, came up with the idea back in March as a challenge to help him focus on the visual aspects of comics. It caught on like a mad internet meme, and Curry is collecting the worldless works at his blog. One of the interesting things about this is that since anyone can play, you get a mix of well-known comics like Box Brown’s Bellen and Tony Piro’s Calamities of Nature with curious little comics from all corners of the internet (with a wide range of quality), so it’s a chance to discover something new.

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Tony was nice enough to answer my Cartoonist Survey. You can read his answers here… http://david-wasting-paper.blogspot.com/2010/05/tony-piro-cartoonist-survey-121.html

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