Flash forward to the year 2046.The future looks dismal in the bleak aftermath of the “End of the World”. Our main character and hooded-sweatshirt hero, Benjamin, was born after the Earth took a nose dive and now he is left to look after himself and defend complete strangers from the mutants that lurk the planet. But this is exactly how he meets up with the ponytail sporting and seemingly anxious, Jeff. After returning back to the survival compound, they report to Anne, a very nice girl who happens to be Benjamin's childhood friend. She sends them on a quest along with a creepy stranger dressed as a plague doctor. Will Benjamin, Jeff, and the Plague Doctor be successful in making it to Fort Haven in their search to collect nonsense items?
This comic is drawn with a variety of digital mediums from a digital tablet to hand drawn sketches traced over with a mouse! The majority of the comic is in black and white, but there are also full digitally colored pages thrown into the mix. If you enjoy the Scott Pilgrim comic book series, you might enjoy the art style because it shares some artistic similarities.
Prepare to read Wastelanders Anonymous by Seabiscuit before the apocalypse, rated M!
Otto is a pretty fantastic engineer, he's the best of the best; highly paid at his company, a very innovative thinker, generous, and humble. Set in 1985, this version of reality is a little different from what we know today… in the distant past a mighty robot being crashed to earth, since then the path history took in this world diverged from our own. Advanced robots are commonplace and so are other aspects of future technology, although it's still 1985 at this time and Otto doesn't even own a TV let alone a VCR! However, Otto is on the verge of a massive breakthrough in robot technology that has the potential to change the world…
Jupiter is a scifi story comic. It moves a steady, measured pace, there's not much text initially but most of the story is well told though images. The art is beautifully digitally coloured in a luminous fashion.
Read Jupiter, by Zimeta, rated T.
This fantastically cute comic is about natural survival, making friends with food, and the importance of having to feed a family.
Not enough food in the pantry? That is the dilemma that Mother Dinnersaurus is faced with when breakfast for dinner is no longer satisfactory for her growing children. She is about to set out on a hunting and gathering mission as she tries to bring home a filling meal for her two hungry tykes. Now that the mother's away, the tiny dinos are sure to play (or hunt for their own food).
What do you need to do when your next meal is on the run? A young dinosaur and its sibling could not be any different! One dino is empathetic towards the prey, the other is hangry (hungry+angry) and does not mind feasting on rabbit stew at any cost.
Dinnersaurus Rex showcases full digitally colored pages.The suspense in this story will have you gripping the edge of your chair, laughing, and crying.
Fall in love with the cute dino and read Dinnersaurus Rex by bemirry, rated E!
In this comical retelling of “the Fall of Man” god is a bit of a bastard… well, we already knew that pretty much but not in quite such an entertaining fashion as this! Most of us know the story already so that adds spice to the retelling in this interpretation. I laughed out loud a couple of times! Watch as god creates the world, parties hard with the animals and then bombs out for the rest of the day… he's really got his priorities straight. This is a humour comic strip. It's drawn with pen and then digitally coloured. The style is very cartoony and stylised to enhance the silliness of the strip. I hope you enjoy the fall of god as much as I did!
by Renee Katz, rated T.
A mechanical robot is only as smart as its creator. Mechaniko was assembled out of steel and electronics in Dr. Reverse's lab by the beautiful Professor Susan Cinquefoil. He is ready to be unveiled for the first time as the protector-knight in shining alloy that he was meant to be. The whole town has turned up for this special occasion including the lovestruck investor, Mr. Greenwattle, and the seemingly villainous character, Colonel Steelsquint. There is only one problem–Mechaniko comes with some mechanical difficulties. This story has a touch of romance, a bunch of comedic situations, and is a sure hit for anyone who loves those post-Sputnik, giant mechanical robot stories from the late 1950s.
The first two books are crisp and in full digital color. The current arc is drawn and colored in grayscale.
Read Mechaniko by Yves Ker Ambrun, rated E!
Sky pirates! Fierce sword fights! Storms! Vendettas! A beautiful heroine! A Dashing Hero! An evil captain! The Legend of Briva has all of that and more actually. This is the story of a young aristocrat, keen to avenge the terrible wrong that was done to her and her family. She's suffered away for 10 years in the dark, NOW is the time when people are going to get some payback. At least that's what she plans…
This is a fantasy adventure story with some great action scenes. The story moves quickly and the art is bold, bright, solid, digital, full colour, and very well done. Please enjoy The Legend of Briva by SillyHippo, rated T.
A strong female huntress, Saphyr is no stranger to fighting insect/cephalopod-like beasts in the forest. She has just encountered a male outsider who does not speak her language. What on earth is he saying? Can she trust him? Her grandfather, and wise elder believes they can. The Cull is a fantasy with no shortage of women with body art, partially shaved hairstyles, and piercings.
This comic looks like it is drawn using traditional methods like pencil, inking, and then enhanced digitally. It is entirely in grayscale. The skilled linework is brilliant and reminiscent of the 18th century etchings of Goya and modern lithographs.
Discover The Cull by Singring, Rated M.
A destitute young girl is forced to work as a lowly drudge underneath a castle. The people of the castle are hard taskmasters. There she suffers indignities and exhaustion, until something finally breaks… and she resolves to set out on her own.
This is a dramatic fantasy adventure. The writing is minimal but it does its job, setting the scene and the tone well. The art seems to be all digital, the colour certainly is anyway. It's drawn in an interesting style, sometimes very rough, but curiously reminiscent of the style of storytelling drawings from medieval Europe, which also somewhat matches the setting of the story, and this is why it caught my eye: A medieval tale come to life!
Read Seoladan, by Cath, rated T.
Grumpy Bear lives by a very set schedule and his daily routine consists of eating his Fun Bran cereal, bathing, picking out his favourite bow tie and bowler hat accessory, and driving around in his vintage car. All of that is drastically going to change when the seemingly innocent Mr. Goose lands on his doorstep and joins him on his Tuesday adventure to an art museum. Now Grumpy Bear's calm and collected life is about to become a chaotic battlefield.
This highly imaginative and charming comic is entirely handdrawn, hand-lettered, and colored using marker ink.
The Adventures of Grumpy Bear and Mr. Goose is lovingly crafted by TheGrump, Rated E. Read it today!
The wastes are a hard place to survive in, it's a dog eat dog world out there. Lives are nasty, brutal and short. A Pair of wanderers fight for their existence in this place and along the way they pick up a young lad.
Athena Sculpture has amazing artwork, highly detailed pen and ink work with digital colour by a very skilled artist. The text portion of the comic is minimal, even the pages often only consist of a single panel; the artist is very skilled at being able to convey a lot of story with very little. It will be interesting to see how this one turns out!
Please enjoy ATHENA SCULPTURE, by DK Lombardi, rated M.
Cross over to the Othersiders. Tobias, a typical ten year-old, lives a pretty innocent life as an elementary school student. However, after one morning of playing with his classmates, a distraught vice principal gives him news about his only sister that sends his mind into a slow tumble, and his world into a tailspin. Now that the warmth has been sucked from Tobi's life and replaced with the cool air of mystery, things are about to intensify when Tobi gets a visit by the most unlikely of visitors.
The art resembles an illustrated children's book with fully colored digital pages and highly stylized character designs. The facial expressions alone are pretty awesome. Exemplary use of color theory is executed in this comic that fluctuates between vibrant warm colors and stripped down cool colors to emphasize the mood.
Explore Othersiders, by Renester, Rated T!
Poor Crocodile man… the guy just started work at a new office job and he's having quite a difficult time of fitting in. People just don't seem to be able to handle a humanoid crocodile in their midst for some strange reason! Everyone Laughs at the Crocodile Man is a comedy strip, it takes a little while to find its feet with the style of humour, but its worth sticking with it. You'll really start to feel for that poor guy! This is a fully digitally coloured comic, with a very pro feel to it and a refined cartoony style.
Please enjoy Everyone Laughs at the Crocodile Man v2 by Mulletturtle, rated T.
Super-Taco is a superhero who is NOT a superhero! One day he was enjoying tacos at his local taco stand when it was hit by a nuclear bomb, he was the only survivor… his DNA somehow merged with that of the taco. Now his superpower is that he can miraculously produce super tasty tacos. Unfortunately he hasn't worked out how to use this skill to help anyone, besides feeding them.
Taco El Gato is SuperTaco is a hilarious comedy comic staring a stripy cat person and a lot of other ridiculous animal characters. They're all well drawn in a comical, exaggerated manner. The art is mainly monotone with some colour occasionally, all digitally coloured.
Enjoy Taco El Gato is Super-Taco by CandiliciousCartoons, rated M.
Move over 19th century, Dracula has awakened from his slumber and he is back and cooler than ever! The world has changed drastically from what he remembers and now he needs to compete with popular modern vampires who are able to walk outside with their dazzling diamond skin, perfect hair, and trendy fashion sense. Drake is about to learn how to dress to impress and fit in with the cool cats (and bats) with the help of an old school television set and his silent skeleton sidekick. Will Drake be successful on his quest to fit in with contemporary culture?
The art has full digitally colored pages with very clean lines. The style is reminiscent of an animated cartoon with hilarious mannerisms and dynamic expressions.
Read Drake the Cool Vampire, by lordbryceman, rated E!
Bucky O'Neill is a young chap growing up in the 1980s, He lives for videogames, Micro-machines, Transformers, and Saturday morning cartoons! But life isn't all sweetness and roses… his parents have just got a divorce, there's a bully at school and his teachers suck! This is an entertaining semi-auotbiographical but the creator of the amazingly entertaining Dungeonhordes. There's drama here, action, and snails! The art is pro, stylised, in solid black and white.
Please enjoy The Chronicles of Bucky O'Neil by Dragongrinder, rated E!
The next exit on your right is Stainless City where ordinary people live in a fantastical world. This is a place where superheroes and supervillains actually grow old past their prime and die. In fact, the death of a superhero is the major plot point in the story. In an unfortunate twist of fate during an altercation, the costumed hero, Sappho, has just been made victim of a fatal accident. Suspiciously, the only witness at the scene was her nemesis, Chop Suey. The case is now being investigated by every law enforcement agency in town, as expected during the death of a celebrity.
This comic is done in a traditional style with mixed media on watercolor paper. The art is created using a black ink pen on top of watercolour paint, then assembled with photoshop. Some parts are a comic within a comic that are in sepia tones to distinguish it from the regular story.
Watch this exciting story unfold and read Capefall by Panman, rated M.
Ghost Operators is about an elite military assault team who're on a dangerous mission… Ghost Operators and gets launches you into the action right away, you're right in the thick of it, wondering what will happen next and waiting for more! There's fantastic attention to detail in the way the team operates as well as the scenery, uniforms and equipment. The art is fully digital and painted in a “flat” style with no gradients or graduated shading. The colour palette is well chosen for great looking images. Please enjoy Ghost Operators by JoeL_CQB, rated M!
Life was just starting to fall into place for Jensen Wade until an unexpected meeting with his boss sends his life spiraling into a free fall. Now he might need to go back to waiting tables to afford his lifestyle, loft apartment payments, and Natalie, his live-in girlfriend. To add insult to injury, the doctor's office left a message and the blood work results are in. Jensen is about to find out what it means to live more in less time.
Civilian is a Pulp Era inspired genre. It is a collaboration comic created and written by Dustin Parker with art illustrations drawn by Alberto Muriel. It is solidly in black and white with very crisp linework.
Read Civilian by Encicra, on The Duck, Rated E!
Beginning as a type of 24 hour comic project by creator Ryjia, Ad Humanae is gradually growing into a more developed, interesting story, especially as we learn more about the main character Casey. Casey works for an organisation that keeps the peace between different monster races and humans. He's a kind hearted but lonely fellow who may or may not have a developing and not entirely healthy relationship with a demon. We begin the story with the mystery of just who is siring the rouge young vampires… The art is all digital, with bold brush strokes and interesting grainy textures, with a bluish-grey watercolour wash tone. The story is a fantasy drama set in the modern day.
The first chapter has just been completed, there will be a bit of a wait for the next one, so why not check out Ryia's other comic http://theduckwebcomics.com/Tom_and_Drake/ and help here work out what happens next by voting!
Read Ad Humanae, by Ryjia, rated T!
Nikolan, Axe, and Eight VIII are three hip, technologically savvy, combat-boot wearing heroes who battle against monsters during an ancient, forgotten time. Niko and Axe spend their morning bickering while on a stakeout until the dreaded Dinosaurus Rex joins the party. Now it is up to the fearsome trio to live up to their expectations and take a bite out of the D.Rex before it bites back.
The art in Scratch Proof is masterfully executed. The full-color pages appear to be drawn and inked by hand and then colored digitally. It is a must read for a fan of girls with pointy ears, military equipment, and dinosaurs.
Read Scratch Proof by heropill, on TheDuck, rated Teen.
Lucinda Is a highschool girl with a demon living in her eye. Most of the people living in her house are all pretty unusual in that regard; dog and fox demons, an elf, a ghost… They're quite a motley bunch! Lots of funny ad crazy stuff happens to these guys, as you'd expect.
Cramberries has been going for quite a while now and there are many, many pages to the archive. It's a great example of a comic that has shown great improvement over the years! In many of the early chapters the art style is quite rough and the text unreadable at times, so the contrast with the more recent chapters is quite striking. Cramberries is now a digital art, colour comic with interestingly stylised characters. The story is a supernatural drama comedy.
By KitKatMuffin, rated T.
Dori is down on her luck and having a hard time coping with the death of her parents while being bound to a wheelchair. After a move to her aunt and uncle's country farm house in the middle of nowhere, she spends many days sitting near the roadside to contemplate. Overtime, she recovers and runs into a familiar face from her childhood. A chance encounter with a mysterious red haired boy leads her to an underground tunnel and into an unknown world. It appears there is more to this small town than meets the eye.
The high resolution art is professional, clean, and full digital color.
The journey is just getting started, so begin the adventure and start reading Place Like Home, by PlaceLikeHome, rated E.
A mysterious motorcycle riding scarecrow in a road duel with a masked vigilante, an apocalyptic battle with a mecha angel, a face off with a robotic demon… the deserts of old earth are blasted and ruined, playing host to these titanic confrontations. Steamrose is shaping up to be interesting! The pages are big, the art is simplified, striking and colourful (reminds me of hiphop), the writing is minimal but it gets the story out. Try Steamrose by Skye fenn, rated T!.
Step inside the magical world of fantasy in Diexemor, where every page looks like a stained glass painting and the majority of characters have long hair. Castles, canyons, cemeteries, fortresses, dark forests, and old world taverns set the stage for this scenic dreamscape environment.
The story is not heavy on the dialogue as to not detract from the art. The art style is reminiscent of the 1850s Arts and Crafts Movement's stained glass windows and late 19th Century Art Nouveau prints. There are plenty of organic shapes and each panel is divided by floral designs and vines that wrap across each page.
The colors used here are very vibrant and bold jewel tones. There are a lot of blue, green and gold hues, similar to the colors found on a peacock. The art is GORGEOUS and there is notable improvement from the beginning to more recent pages, so it only gets better!
Read Diexemor by Memoria caelestie, on TheDuck, Rated T.
Cycle Bolt: The story takes inspiration from noted conspiracy fantasists David Icke and Alex Jones- and contains THEIR inspiration of the '80s TV series “V”, the film “bodysnatchers” and the cold war paranoia of that time: The backdrop of this world features alien shape-shifting lizardmen and grey aliens on a covert mission of secret world domination, with only one man and one woman able to stand against them! Also cool armoured suits and high powered alien motorbikes!
The art is pleasantly digitally coloured, shooting for realism. The story is an action drama in a true non-satirical 1980s B-movie sort of way, and very true to that style. So please enjoy it in that fun spirit!
Read Cycle Bolt, by Mark33, rated E.