When we first came across Rhombus Jerk, a new webcomic series from Joe Flores, we were delighted, charmed and slightly terrified by the innocuous but totally random humor embedded in each panel. Over time it has tackled subjects like "Wookie in a UFO," "Reimagined Famous Logos," and other surreal but enchanting things. It's not a traditional webcomic by any means, and while we've been enjoying the randomness of it, there is one series that caught our eyes and brought us in for the long haul: "Things I saw on Colfax" is a series of -- well, just that -- random events on Colfax.
Here are a couple of our favorites just so you can get the gist of it.
It's not all quite so cohesive. Rhombus Jerk is more about random than it is about anything in particular. "Spiders in tiny top hats," "Catmoose" or "Take the eggs out" are total nonsense, provided without descriptions or reasoning, but that's what makes them so enjoyable.
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If these comics had text explaining them, we don't think we'd enjoy them nearly as much. Part of the joy of something like "Catmoose" is the fact it's literally nothing more than a picture of a catmoose. There's also something to be said for the tag cloud on the site, which highlights the most used words in the comics. The most used tags on Rhombus Jerk include: missing limb, teeth, cowboy hats, mustache, tumors and boots.
For his part, Flores doesn't view it as a webcomic; in a blog post, he says, "I'd call it a webcomic, but there is not a lot of funny going on... and an unfortunate amount of tumors and tentacles." We'd beg to differ with the statement -- after all, what's funnier than tumors and tentacles?