Lite Bites is a large (but low key) community project that offers buffet-style participation: from art or writing on short stories, comic reviewer or reviewee, showcases, challenges and character reimaginings! This is a great place for experimentation and casual participation. There's a little something for everybody! There are many contributions already, most from high-profile DD members. Artists are always in need, but Genejoke tries to guarantee that everything someone submits will get used in some way. My favorite stories so far… The Girl Who Wanted More From Kashmir, Mickey House MD and the After series? (It's really hard to choose!)
Enel is a young orphan with bad luck. He's favored by the guy who saved their country and could have been king, but that just means no one wants him. A valuable book is destroyed under his care by a mysterious boy who seems fated to cause him further trouble. What will become of Enel, who are all these mysterious people, and why can't I draw this well? A lovely full-color fantasty comic by Lostie815, it has a painted feel and uses lots of pastel colors and light. This comic has quickly evolved into a very sharp piece of work! Don't miss it!
Young Lily LaCroix has a lot to live up to… her mother and idol was amazingly beautiful, a singer with a divine voice, a perfect performer and dancer, and an assassin. Leaving France, her homeland, Lilly finds her way down-under to a far red and dusty land. On the eve of war, tensions are high, the city is dangerous and hard. Lilly becomes a cabaret and burlesque performer to get by, but bigger things are to come… DANGERMOTH is sexy heroine, who with her partner Captain Dashing, work to keep the streets safe. Soon their paths will cross and interesting things will happen!
Colourful, sexy art, and dramatic, flowing writing!
by Baby Doll Daily, aka Noele D Reves Rated M.
-this one hasn't updated much but I waited years to feature it so here it is!
Salvage can be profitable… and dangerous. A salvage crew picks up a valuable ship, a derelict space vessel named The Crimson Blaze, on their systems. They suit up and prepare to retreive it from smack in the middle of an ionic hot zone. No one else will risk it- are they desperate or does the salvage crew captain know something about that vessel that others don't? Probably the latter… after all, he's operating under a false identity and appears to be very disliked by the Chinese government. A cool sci-fi story just getting started! I like the fact-filled author comments too!
This story begins with a BANG! Following a massive explosion Evan the Yeti and Coal the snowman fall out of the sky accompanied by a giant blue whale… and then we backtrack to the events that lead up to this great catastrophe. Evans parents have been captured by unknown persons and its up to him and Coal (a savage snowman), to try and get them back, despite Crazy Walrus gangs, extraterrestrial dinosaurs, mugging penguins and more!
With pretty, coloured, stylised art, this is a non-stop hilarious action adventure comic by mat_draws_evan, rated E!
In a world called Terra, a celestial forest is the origin of creation, and also acts as its guardian against the terrible force of Mother- a manipulative force of terror and pain which seeks to hurt Terra. The forest creates its own protective force, in the form of a young girl. This dirt-eating girl is fresh from the… tree goo, and needs a young boy named Mars to help get her sorted out before she can do whatever it is she's supposed to. The story is mysterious and the art is bizarre, spooky, brilliant and beautiful. A warped, dark, funny fantasy with some Miyazaki touches, this is one not to miss.
Young Ten has a difficult road ahead of him, he wants to be a space pilot but there's a lot of challenges he'll have to face. Meet his friends and get involved in his life in this wonderfully compelling, interesting, sometimes pretty funny, surprising and always entertaining SciFi story comic by avsaroke, rated M!
Some of the stars of DD's favorite superhero comics have teamed up maintain law and order on a global scale… and you'd better believe they've got their work cut out for them, as some of the villains from other comics have made it over, too! This community crossover comic project (a successor to Heroes United) taps into the amazing talent of various DD creators, with all kinds of artists contributing pages according to the scripts. Comet Kid, Shell, Azumorph, Bombshell, Relik, Vora, and Titan form the initial core hero group, but the cast changes a bit in each story. There's too many cameos, nods and easter eggs to count. Heroically managed by Abt Nihil,Sebastian_Sandberg and fukujinzuke
A dead man wakes up in a cemetery and is immediately beset by a mysterious woman claiming to be his wife, and a shirtless guy with lighting powers (who doesn't seem to like his so-called wife). The dead guy's got a lot of questions and not many answers- readers are probably feeling the same! Lovely pastel paper-cutout art, spacious vertical format, and a leisurely-paced, mystery-laced story.
I love the Dark is a bit of a magical reality slice of life comic. The key characters are Noir- a serious, hard working young woman with dark tastes and the authors alter ego, and Kyll- a rather dangerous looking plush bunny rabbit who is Niors companion and observer. Various instances, inspired by real events and entirely imagined are depicted in all their humorous and quirky splendor.
This is an entertaining and interesting black and white humour strip! In Vertical format!. By AeJaLove rated E
Super-powered humans battle each other as heroes and villains, and a man's family ends up as collateral damage. His response is to spend years building a robot family, and eventually a highly powerful supersuit which allows him to tangle with the supers. Healthy! His goal is to protect innocents, to save them from his family's fate- but his scope widens eventually. A great mix of action and drama! And a rare “caught this one almost too late to feature” - but over 200 pages to read anyway!
Magical girl (or woman rather) Brilliant Bella is a superhero hailing from the magical realm of Avalon. She comes to earth to battle vicious monsters and impress the rest of us with her tight suited sexy bod!
The stories are pleasantly humorous and cool and the art is amazingly beautiful- very art nouveau inspired, with lots of intricate detail, sexy figures and cleverly applied colour. co-created by Thomas Morrison and Tiina Birgitta Räisänen. Rated E.
A small band of superheros must defend their world from all that evil can throw at it! using a combination of their unique abilities they work together to face adversaries and triumph over incredible odds to protect the world that they love. This is a massive +300 page comic that follows the lives and actions of Superheros such as the pint sized Crunch Crackerton and the furious and rotund Mama Pain. The art is black and white and the genre is silver-age superhero!
An adventure story comic by hyperactive comics, rated E
This comic is brought to us by the creator of the long-running (and much liked) journal comic Allan! Very polished (but nicely simple) art, and nice, funny stories about likable characters. Almost like vignettes of significant moments in those people's lives. Somehow a story of a webcam girl turns into one of long lost friends, and skinny-dipping turns sweet. Definitely rated M though- these comics have a good bit of mature (sex!) humor, and there's cartoonish body parts here and there. But that's more an enticement than a warning, right?
Sage Connelly is an average college student, she works as a waitress, does her best to study, tries to match times with her BF so they can go out to the movies… And find time to buy more milk because her crazy roommate who constantly changes her name is also constantly finishing it and not buying more. She also sees death personified.
This is a full colour story comic, and pretty funny at times to boot. by CelestialTeez, rated T+
On a rainy evening, a wounded boy collapses onto the street. A doctor takes the boy home and treats him with the help of his teenage daughter. Turns out the boy can't remember anything (even whether he likes cheeseburgers), and the kindly pair invite the boy to stay with them, until… until. But there's more going on here than amnesiac hijinks- a mystery is hinted at in the first few pages. What is really going on?
Alex and Layla are Real Girls, or perhaps not. Read and find out!
Well, Kayla at least, is an android, with a very mysterious past, not much of which she can recall on account of taking a bullet to the head. But she seems OK for all that. Alex is a kind hearted person who takes her in. They're certainly two of a kind!
Real Girls is a full colour, light hearted story comic. By happyfaceanon, rated E.
Tony is a student at the elite Rowan Academy, a school where teenagers who are developing their Quickening attend to learn how to… do Quickening stuff. He'd like to be a rebel, but he's really not cut out for the job. Instead of fighting (because what else are you gonna do in a weapon school?) he prefers to run away and he doesn't seem to have much talent (although he is in the elite school). Yvette is his serious, short-skirted friend, who seems to be among the school's most talented students but she is quick to get into fights which cause property damage. Great-looking and fun manga, T+!
Koji Takahashi is living with his family in New York. He takes care of his younger sister, while his crazy older sister leaves passive aggressive notes on everything, all over the place. Like a good brother he drives his younger sister to school in the morning while on the way to his own classes. He drives his good friends there too. Until one day, something horrible, tragic and shocking happens… And then it doesn't. Something weird is happening to Takahashi and he has to work out what exactly that is.
Full colours, full page story comic with magnificent art and bright flat colour by Dodger, Rated T+
Another Door is a collection of short comic stories by noncannonfireworks. The first story, Ground Zero, takes place in the midst of an escape from a secure facility where experimentation occurs… but who or what is escaping and how will they stop it? The second story, The Best Teacher, has less action but more heart- it's a story of a man's reminiscences about his lost friend. At first the art seems deceptively simple, but it's done in a cool, scratchy, retro kind of manga style. Rated E!
Tiggz and tomes and two level 5 bosses in a Dungeon Hoardes RPG game. Tiggz is a mighty black knight and tomes is a dangerous bandit chief, together they stride across the world wreaking havoc and destruction to all and sundry! …well they would if they werent just puny level 5s who spend all their time fighting dangerous warbunnies and omni-digesting gelatinous cubes of evil.
Dungeon Hoards is a humorous 4 panel comic strip (sometimes 3), with a console RPG theme, all from the perspective of two cute bad guys. The art is pure black and white. The figures are short, slightly dwarfish, stocky and deformed and intensely cute and lovable.
To sum this comic up its just basically cute and funny! By Demongrinder, rated E
Kikyou is a (somewhat girlishly) attractive young lad who can't help but get man-crushes on men like Captain Kirk and Batman. And who can blame him? Sadly he's a bit of a loser and has issues with schoolmates picking on him and ruining his videogaming sessions. A cute, fluffy comic with skill ful manga-styled (and pink!) art. By furan, T+
Hocusha, Sorceress for Hire, no job too big or too small! This magical gal does all sorts of odd jobs in order to make a crust, from protecting mafia mob bosses, finding lost dogs, even being a personal shopper and… doing “love” spells. Life is hard as a magician for money though, it's an unusual job and people aren't always in need of magical help, but she gets by.
Hocusha is an exciting, full colour, short form, comedy action fantasy comic set in the modern day. The colours are bold and lovely, the stories are cool and funny and the whole package is pro quality! By Vig Starmax, rated T+
Bethany is an imaginative 17 your old Australian girl. Accompanying her in her day to day life and flights of fantasy are the two Norse gods, Loki & Freyr, and her cat Poo. As an avowed god of trickery and mischief, Loki is a little bit of a bugger, but theres also something lovable about him. Freyr is helpful but has an assertiveness problem. Bethany just tries to make the best of it, but with these two there to brighten up her life, what can go wrong?
Gods almighty is a humorous fantasy journal comic strip by OnlyFoolsAndVikings, AKA Bethany Hughston, in digital colour and water colour. Rated T+
Patrick's a mouse with a problem- he loves to nick things. It's a problem for other people that is, not for him. Even when he was a wee lad he was pinching sleds from unlocked toyshops (leading the bobbies right to his mum's door). Being a mouse, he's got other problems too- when the hungry moggies shows up on a heist, he's got to leg it. This comic oozes charm and people who watched certain Disney and Bluth movies in their childhood ought to like it!