Few things fascinate me more than seeing something work when it really shouldn't. For example, as you know, nothing is more boring than listening to another person talk about the dream he had last night. Therefore, you would assume, a comic that is nothing but an account of a stranger's dream should be the most uninteresting comic in the universe. And yet it isn't.

Artist Jesse Reklaw turns people's dreams into four-panel comics on the Internet. They have no coherent story line and no punch lines. If you read only one, you would probably scratch your head and wonder what he was smoking. But if you read several it feels like accessing the dream part of your brain while being awake. It's the strangest sensation. Check it out.


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May 14, 2008
I've read Slow Wave off and on for a while, but I can't really say I'm a fan. But that's probably because most of the dreams depicted are so very different from any I've had. Plus the strangeness of them gives me a sneaking suspicion that some of those dream submissions are made up. I'm not a big fan of fake made-up stuff so that probably means I'll never enjoy Slow Wave on the same level of someone who doesn't give a crap about stuff like that. C'est la vie.
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May 14, 2008
Hi Scott,

I read several, for about 15 minutes or so, and didn't quite get the sensation you explained. The comic is somewhat interesting, but I do not think it will make it to my weekly read list. I'll keep checking back to see how long it takes before people complain that all the traffic has slowed down his server.

May 14, 2008
That's great! Jesse Reklaw has it going on. Will check on him daily. Loved it.

Rita Mae
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