Frame by Frame is kind of like Friends for a younger, geekier art-school audience. A group of friends/ classmates/ roommates make up an ensemble cast and the comic is mainly about their lives an doings. There's no action or horror, and the drama and comedy are both understated. I'm not even sure yet if there's an overarching story (though it mainly does follow the life of comic-book artist Alex). Some people might not find it that interesting, but it has a certain something… reading through it has a steady, comfortable quality. The art looks great and the characters are likeable and believable. Rated M!
Fabraz the pirate, buccaneer of the skys on his flying airship! As a young orphan and theif, never knowing his parents, Fabraz joined the airpirates at a young age, he's served under fierce captain Jark and his band of Jackals all his life, but now things are about to change. Big things are in store for young Fabraz!
Read from right to left! Hahahaha! Get over it and just do it.
The world of Aeria is a black and white fantasy action adventure story comic, very much in the manga style, by Fabraz, rated E!
Who saves the hardworking moms, pops, waitresses and ungrateful fry cooks from rude biker gang punks and other terrible dangers? Smorty Smythe and his dragon fists, that's who. He's a kung-fu monk with a baby face and a naive streak a mile wide. About as silly as it sounds, this comic takes its cues from the campy martial arts movies of yore, Laurel and Hardy routines, slapstick comedy, and a sort of….. euro-popeye art style. Colorful cast of characters, lots of comic action!
Crossoverkill is a team effort by many of webcomics authors featuring characters from Bad Guy High, Energize, Fusion, Valkyrie Yuuki, Majestic Knight, Magellan, and Mindmistress.
This is a fantastic community project comic produced by many members of our community here at DD as well as some other great webcomic artists from outside of DD! Crossoverkill features Superheroes in full colour, with action, drama, and humour. Rated T+
and don't forget its massive prequel CROSSOVERLORD!
Fancy some old fashioned style newspaper type comic strips? Hasben and Hash is heaps of traditional humour strip comic goodness! staring a hapless postman (mailman to you Yanks), and a clever but sassy dog with the silly situations they get into and some interesting commentary. This is one of those comics you can read one strip after another, after another, after another…
Hasben and Hash is a colourful, humorous weekly comic strip by Ronald Croxton, AKA croxtonhas, rated E for everyone!
Christopher is a daily diary webcomic, “the true story of a man entering fatherhood” (with the theme that he's hardly grown-up himself). It's well drawn with strong, lively lineart and some great gestures and expressions. Many of the comics are fairly standard journal-comic fare. Some joke, event, or theme from the day translated into a comic and shared with others… which I like, I'm not complaining. (Think of them as his way of keeping a record of this time.) The comic's enjoyable! But really what makes this one stand apart is that the comics about his wife and upcoming baby are, frankly, adorable (there should be more of them). Fun for kids of all ages!
RobotFriday is a funny humour comic strip about a group of silly friends, their daily life the stupid things they do and their observations on life. They're creative people in a largely uncreative world.
The art is up to a professional standard, it's very good looking work! Read, enjoy and maybe even laugh along to RobotFriday by Thomas Clemmons, AKA Thomas514. Rated T+
This fun comic is like an even more ridiculous (get it?) Dick Tracy. Our protagonist, hard-boiled yellow detective Riddick Q Loss, is on the hunt for the nefarious Sir Dimswitch - a man with an evil plan and a hot um… aunt. Loss is easily sidetracked however by the improbable cast of side characters, various switcharoos, and an endless series of gags (which somehow seem to just get sillier). If you enjoy spoofs and genre comic conventions turned on their head, this one should be right up your dark crime-ridden alley. (Rated M!)
Hakka is a rather attractive blonde, bedevilled by demons, besieged by monsters… and annoying guys who talk far too much.
Memories from Requiem is a comic of epic proportion. It's a fantasy SciFi manga that spans several hundred pages. The first chapters are rather ropey with bad art and poor English, but as the work goes on the improvement is astounding! Xatiav has put a lot of work and dedication into this comic over the years and it shows! Check out the latest chapters.
A full colour fantasy manga comic by Xatiav. Memories from Requiem is rated M!
A ‘community project’ which popped up literally overnight, the DD24Hour 2010 comic is a collection of the comics created by DDers on 24-hour comics day (even if those days were a different day, or the comics weren't finished in the 24hour time period). DDers have sent in their pages and Product Placement has lovingly put them all together in one place for your reading enjoyment! All the ‘chapters’ are different stories and can be read in any order, but they are all worth reading- an adorable old-style Mickey parody, slices of life, funny frogs, epic journeys, murderous royalty, a non-royal murderer, and… some construction guys!
CJ has just moved to a new home, he's not sure how he's going to fit in, nothing feels right, nothing feels the same… Then he loses his favourite basketball! But after meeting party animal Chris and his ADD friend Rob, things start to look up. They plan a daring and desperate raid, complete with Darth Vader cosplay and night vision goggles, to retrieve the lost ball from the evil Angela and her dastardly sidekick Mr Worthington!
Reduxe Deluxe is a comedy action romp in full colour by Angelus2kx, rated E.
Abt_Nihil gives us another sci-fi story worth featuring in Holon: A thousand years ago, an interstellar war began. Two guys and a computer all alone on a rundown space station, more or less exiled and forced to eat beans every day. Until something unexpected happens…. A lovely greyscale comic with fun characters and cool setting, there are some great visual scenes and funny moments. See if you can spot some elements from classic sci-fi works!
It's not immediately clear what is going on in Grayling, which is all right. We all need a little mystery in our lives, nothing is very interesting when it's just given to you. Apparently the residents of a farming village (who all have the same face) are surprised when death is introduced to their world. And then things get strange. The comic's tagline, “It's a god eat god world,” may give you some insight. But I'm not telling you any more! (Mostly because I haven't penetrated the mystery myself.) This comic is drawn in a cool, sketchy inked style which gives it a unique look and a sense of vibrancy and energy.
The land of Lithopia has been free and peaceful these last 30 years… but that's all about to change now. The planets are aligning and there's nothing the king can do to avert the prophecy… The Shadow Nexus will return and once again plunge the kingdom into terrible WAR! Unless the young prince can master the skills to save his people.
The Beast Legion is a black and white epic fantasy adventure by JazylH. Rated T+
The Cafe d'Alizee is sort of like a soap opera comic for a youthful audience. A group of young, beautiful people open up a French-themed cafe. The cafe is just the setting of course, it's not the focus of the comic. Instead it's all about the people and their lives and relationships. Most of the time it's rather light, with smiles and fluffy conversation. But! Personalities clash, secrets are uncovered, romances mishap! There's even someone in the hospital, possibly in a coma. I would not be surprised if people think of this comic as one of “mah stories” and enjoy it with all the guilty pleasure of the daytime soaps.
A group of young dudes plot to rob and kill the local druglord to make some quick cash… Little do they know the war they're about to set off between rival gangs. The city is about to explode! At the core is a streetwise lady named Freedom, she has a pretty face, a hot bod, and she's dangerous as hell. The Stick Up Kids is a hardcore, gritty and glamorous gangsta comic by Blackhoodcomics.
It's surprising how much this story has in comon with gangster stories of the 30s and 40s. Enjoy THE STICK UP KIDS by Blackhoodcomics, definitely rated M!
So there's this ragtag trio of adventurers with few scruples (and little common sense). They manage to kill a city guard (completely on accident, honest) and that sets them down a road which is probably best left for people more capable than them. They get tangled up with more people, stumble into an increasingly complicated plot, get into more than a little trouble, and don't find much to agree upon amongst themselves. Fantasy story with colorful, crisp art and a big sense of humor!
Faithlene has just come back home after a loooong exile far away from home. She wants to hook up with her old buddy Hester, but things were never destined to go smoothly! Hester is working in the local bawdy house and things look like they might go pear shaped, but then Cora the beaver comes to the rescue! …and ensures that it does. But in a GOOD way… sort of. And away they go.
This is a fun, funny fantasy comic, with more than a hint of furry, and fury, especially from the growling Faithlene! The art is in black and white and it's brilliant! A lovely looking fantasy story by Dustmeat. Rated E!
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!