The 3rd is the story of Max, a regular soldier in an army which has been dispatched to kill some guys and do army stuff. It's a swords-and-magic fantasy world, but Max is the centre of the story- his experiences, worries, failures and discoveries. There's monsters and big plans and bravado and er… biplanes and battlesharks, and a guy finding out who he is in a world full of that stuff. The art is deceptively good and you can see tRickityHouses improve with each page. He isn't afraid to draw action shots, difficult angles and dramatic scenes, and there's even splashy color pages now and then. It's a fast read (even at 125 pages) and well worth a look!
The lead character of this comic is called Micki Morris… a name strangely similar to my OWN! But there the similarities end. Micki is a Pink haired, fun-loving gal with some trouble on her hands. Bandits stole her stuff, her ship sunk and she has no idea where she is.
This classic looking, beautifully coloured and colourful manga is just getting started, get in at the beginning, this is one lovely looking piece of work!
Art and Story by nigbun, also known as Nadine Ashworth. Author of the lovely “Give me the Sky”. Read TAG, rated T+
Just when you think you can't get any lower, something worse happens. That's just how it goes for some people. People like Randal- a homeless, jobless guy who turns to male stripping to get by. It's a living- until he meets an intimidating woman who takes an inappropriate interest in him and can literally take him apart if he doesn't do as she wishes. Just what has Randal's life turned into? Stylish black and white art with some great linework, although piig seems to be switching to a new, colored style which also looks good. Rated T+!
Derek is making a really, REALLY hard journey: he's coming home. After leaving without a word two years ago, he's finally decided to make his way back, to catch up and to tie up loose ends… with his friends, with his ex, and hardest of all, with his parents. And so begins the story of The Prodigal.
MicMit Short Stories so far only has the one short story, but it's certainly worth reading. It's a compelling, realistic style story about a situation that I'm sure a few people are at least partly familiar with. The art is very energetic and gestural, with a nice free, scribbly feel to it- all black line work on a white background. Read MicMit Short Stories, by McMit, rated M!
In the near future, a small team of genetically-engineered meta-humans defend our country's interests at home and abroad… *dramatic music* The Vanguard! It's a fairly standard superhero team with a Brit twist, and one of those comics where heroes are placed in an otherwise realistic world with a realistic world's problems, hence why this team is under government control (they're expensive). Is that a good or a bad thing? So far this comic is surprisingly political- the enemies are insurgents and the missions are covert ops in deep country. Vanguard is by MrHades, a DDer with some art chops and cred (Retake/Relik and Heroes Unite). Rated M!
Una, the Valkyrie, is sent to earth to walk among humans and dire beasts, wingless and alone on a mission from Odin the Allfather to atone for failing in her duties to carry up the fallen heroes from the battlefield to Valhalla. Ethereal Legacies will put you strongly in mind of world of warcaft, but it's many times better! This is a full on sexy fantasy fighting comic, complete with beasts, battles, breasts, and attractively armoured battle-maidens. The elf sisters Bianka and Gatan being prime examples. You really should be listening to the Immigrant Song by Led Zeppelin on endless repeat while reading this.
Ethereal Legacies is full colour with impressively rendered digital art. By Largominus2004, rated M!
WARNING! There is some nudity. Mainly lots of boobs! Don't look if you're offended by that.
The Princess is a deceptively simple comic. It's about a little boy who believes he is a girl, wants to dress and act like a girl, and be called Princess Sarah. This is a comic strip so there are a lot of jokes, but the basis of the strip is in earnest truth- gender issues are more understood and accepted today than in the past, and I can't help but think that comics like this are helping in that effort. There are a number of truthful themes here- the father who encourages, the mother who represses and wants to protect, the spectrum of ‘girl’ behaviour and the responses of peers. Definitely worth a read!
Yago is a magician- a real one- who is putting together a group of people with supernatural abilities. Before the people can be of any use, they have to be found and taught. The comic isn't too far along just yet, but the first story is about Eduardo. Eduardo is a boy who quite literally (and for a very… unusual reason) struggles with a dual nature, man and wolf. Before you ask, he's not a werewolf- but he does have some complicated issues and his story has got a few twists and turns. Things don't go well for him. The second story is about Sara, who we haven't learned much about just yet… Elements of the comic's premises may sound familiar, but this comic seems to be its own animal (pardon the pun).
Sometown is a small place in the middle of America inhabited by an interesting and comical cast of characters. Poor Honey and Jelly are struggling musicians there, needing a leg up to success. Lucky Frat Dad is there to help manage them… And so begins the first short adventure. It's a small town kind of place, where small things happen. Funny little things.
Some Town is a full colour cartoony style humour comic By Matt Rasch, Jenny Bousquet, and Holly Keller! Read Some Town, rated E.
The Webcomic Review Comic on the Web is just that- harkovast and ifelldownthestairs have teamed up to bring entertaining comic-shaped critique to their many volunteer reviewees. The art is (mostly) cut and paste, there's a lot of words to read, and they are full of awful puns, but that is all part of the charm. (And somehow they still manage to change it up sometimes.) More imporantly they give each comic a fair shake in its turn, and the to-the-point praise and criticism is honest (though it has ruffled feathers in the past). Most of the reviews are for DrunkDuck comics, which makes it kind of a communit project. A nice ‘extra’ is the inclusion of links to their favorite strips of each particular comic, so you can easily check things out for yourself.
Hmm, how to describe this comic. Miller and Rosewood are the main characters, and they seem to be monsters of some sort. Loser monsters. We Could Be Happy is basically… Miller and Rosewood and a bunch of jokes. It's like creator johlin has this crusty old chest filled with stupid-funny jokes and if he doesn't put them into comics, he will die. The comics shouldn't be that funny, but they are, which makes the whole thing rather surprisingly charming. The simple, colorful art style fits nicely with the straightforward humor. They're just fun little things to consume, like the Jelly Bellys of comics.
At 22 (the worst age), Mikey is a giant loser. As his best friend Gunther put it, he spends every day of his life pining for the unreturned love of both his father and a girl he hardly knows, while dressed as a large duck, only to come home to a decayng apartment where his only solace from complete loneliness is a talking, mean-spirited hamster. OK, Ted is not a hamster, but it's a close enough description of Mikey. When a man claiming to be Mikey's guardian angel shows up, Mikey inexplicably lets him move in and drive him crazy. It's fun to imagine Gary speaking in Patrick Warburton's voice, by the way. Don't be fooled by the format or by my write-up: this is actually a comic with a developing storyline which picks up the pace after the early pages.
crazyduck has also written a quick story guide for those people who (understandably) may not want to read 400 pages to get caught up. So check out the guide if you like and you can jump into some of the more recent pages too!
Very gently comical happenings in the lives of 4 flat-mates: Arnold and his sister Sara, and Arnold's friends Zac and Carlton. Various silly interactions, some even with a basis in reality!
This is a nice one for all the family ^_^
My fave strip is this one: http://www.drunkduck.com/The_Truth_About_Corey_Strode/index.php?p=698183 -Zombie Research Society! Haha, smelly zombie.
The Truth About Corey Strode is a strip type weekly humour comic drawn with brightly coloured stick figure people.
Read The Truth About Corey Strode, by Goofycabal! Rated T+
An interesting little comic about screwed up teens. It's pretty comical and unpretentious, with some VERY earthy language! It even featured a wild red-head tearaway, going by the name of Rosco. His temperament definitely matches his hair colour. The art style is simple, yet clear and bold in a quick, neat, gestural style- it's economically energetic! This will be one to watch to see how it develops.
Read Ax Crazy by JabberwockyJones, rated M!
The Drunk Duck Awards are upon us once again!
Before JustNoPoint and the Awards crew can decide any winners or hand out any e-trophies, YOU, the community, must NOMINATE!
Head to the DD Awards 2010 page to find the nomination form. There are lots of categories, so it may be that just about every DD comic you read could be nominated somehow. You don't even have to do the whole thing at once- you can submit some, come back later, and do more!
Poor Olivia. She just wants to be cynical, introverted and play her clarinet in peace, but annoying spirit Carl is having none of that! It is now the job of young Olivia Myers, with the help of Carljungan (who looks like a “cross between a rat and a kangaroo” ) to exorcise the inner demons of her classmates and brighten their lives again.
Soul Symphony is a funny comic, drawn in both black and white and colour, (colour for spirit world, BW for the real one), with art and writing by SoulSymph. Rated E. Read Soul Symphony!
Main site: www.soulsymphonycomic.com
There's actually a branch of science all about studying humor- did you know that? (It's called gelotology.) Somehow it's hard to imagine humor experiments being conducted by labcoated humor nerds writing for academic-sounding humor journals. Good thing there's webcomics, right? usedbooks has a gem here, a funny little comic about general science. The jokes range from asexual harrassment to the Mark Twain method of time travel (one I particularly enjoyed), and although you might not get all of them, it's not at the level of self-indulgence of SOME science webcomics. Are you nerd/geek/dork enough?! Yes, you probably are! So enjoy.
Simon dies, he commits suicide. You see, he had a really crappy life and just fell deeper and deeper into depression… But it looks like he might have a second chance. There are things he'll have to do to earn it though.
Proceed to Eden is a colourful graphic novel with very a very interesting art style by Emily Helen! The story is just now beginning, be sure to follow it , give it lots of support and see how it progresses. Rated T+
Jeremiah Claw is a troubled, haunted man. People who mess with him tend to die in some nasty ways. Did I mention that he seems to be some kind of time-traveller in a medieval civil war western horror movie world? Wait til you see the cause of Jeremiah's tormet. Grim and gritty with elaborate black and white art, Hades has a high “ewwwwww, cool!” factor. This comic might look familiar to some- it's freshly returned from an extended break, so let's hope the pages keep coming!
Joe Pop is a pop musician, not the crap Gaga, Britney etc sort, no, he's the old fashioned working type. Joe Pop and his sidekick Bob the bassist work at their craft of music making, at the mercy of a small record company and the pop-culture world they don't quite understand (got that last bit from Dave's description tehe). Joe Pop is a humour comic, in colour and in the newspaper strip style, by Dave63, aka Dave Laplante. Updated weekl. Rated E
There's something quite nice about journal comics. It's a strange sort of feeling, looking into a tiny piece of someone's life each day. It doesn't matter if it's not significant or a joke you don't get, the point is that the creator is sharing so willingly. Reading too many journal comics can be wearying (you have your own life to live, after all), but I think everyone should read at least a few! The other nice aspect of journal comics? You get to watch their art change and evolve, see them try new things and experiment with styles. It's a good influence! What Errant Beast is a good journal comic- an average guy sharing bits of his day, pieces of interest, and a clearly animation-influenced style.
Ryse, a young cleric, has her boring world suddenly enlivened by the arrival of Selyne, a quixotic, well dressed Vampire, who immediately drags her off on a quest of her own… where they happen to meet the dark and fiery (literally) Ashveira. The adventure is just beginning.
A full colour fantasy comic, Fate Running Wild is a collaborative effort created by the joint efforts of four lovely and talented women: Ashveira, Ryse, Selyne and Mara!. Rated E
Dominique Valentine is a private detective. She has the tobacco haze to prove it. Domonique's monologue narrates much of the story so far, and she has a modern noir sort of style. The world she lives in is one which has been changed by science- enhancements are readily available to those who wish to make themselves more physically perfect or capable. Everything is just a bit easier. Valentine is organic- unenhanced. And her current job is to find a girl who ran away from home, out into the crumbling world. Part mystery, part social commentary, cool art style and interesting story!
BLANK LIFE insert player rokulily is full of gentle observation humour from the life of the author. That's not bad, but the art is something special! Check out Rokulily's cool, funky cartoony style. In colour and hand lettered. This one would go well in a magazine or newspaper.
Read BLANK LIFE insert player rokulily, it's biopic humour comic with funky art by Rokulily, Rated E!
The complex is under attack! A large number of aircraft are incoming, explosions are happening, and when Eli's mech-pilot friend is injured he decides the right thing to do is take her place in the fight. Of course, he's inexperienced, so we'll just wait and see how well THAT works out. An entry in the classic manga ‘genre’ of “youngsters in mechas fighting an international war,” skillfully drawn with a developing sense of the cinematic. It's early in the story, so a good time to jump in!