FAIL: Fascists for American Integrity and Leadership. Conspiracy! FAIL weaves one hell of a beautiful conspiracy. Ever wondered at the connections between 9/11, wars, wikileaks, the economy…? Well instead of those annoying tinfoil hat theories, this comic makes them all part of an entertaining story, stick with it, it's cool, trust me.
With solid black and white stylised art, FAIL is an exciting dramatic political conspiracy comic that has some real current events mixed in! Ever hear of a little thing called Wikileaks and a certain funny looking blonde Australian guy by the name of Julian Assange?
No? Me neither… ^_^
By Ramlama, Rated E.
Poor little Medusa is finding it very hard to make new friends… but blocking up Jake's toilet, flooding his entire house and leaving all his stuff smelling of pee probably wasn't a good start. Medusa has snakes for hair, big black eyes and a snaky fishy tail, she hails from the magical land of Yeld. Jake is a big guy with a beard and a house that smells of pee, thanks to SOMEbody… Oh, and there are also two mermaids with big boobs.
The art is lovely and rounded and stylised, in colour as well and black and white and even grey! Modest Medusa is a cartoon humour comic strip by Jake Richmond. Updates three times a week, rated T+
Mystery Babylon is a strong woman. A strong woman with a strong kick and a strong punch and a big temper. Zero, an acolyte of the goddess Vesta, mistakes Mystery Babylon for his beloved diety (understandable, as she is pretty amazing) and is thrilled when she saves him from mistreatments at the hands of Babylonian cult members. Why would Mystery Babylon beat up her own cult members and prevent them from obtaining a map which would help her fulfill her destiny? Beautiful anime-styled artwork with lots of action and humor, and a few twists and turns you won't be expecting!
It's the near future, Lilly, Sazy and Ray go to school by day and play highly sophisticated game systems in their free time- giving them the same focus and attention as traditional sporting activities. They live to play. N.E.O.S.I.N. is the massive new and mysterious game tournament being introduced into town and the friends want to be a part of it.
The art is characteristic stylised manga, mostly black and white, but with some nice colour too on occasion, it shows a very high level of skill and familiarity with the genre. Ponzi is a teen action drama, with a near future setting and a tournament theme. Art by Kevin D. Raganit and story by Maria Balsakova rated T+
In a dystopian near-future on a distant planet settled exclusively by the downtrodden and least-fortunate, Junk is what keeps people going and fuels their oppression. Kermit is an AWOL MP with a fatal virus that can only be staved off by Junk, a drug which is difficult to get and drives Kermit and many other unfortunate people to desperate measures to obtain. Lovely full color pages done in a mix of drawn, photomanip and 3D imagery. Not a cheerful read, but a thoughtful one! Rated M.
Kaye is the grim Reaper. A stupid accident killed the last one… It was Kaye's fault and now he's going to pay for it. Luckily he has a sexy Tooth Fairy to guide him in his new job! Death and the Fairy is a funny comedy manga by Sama and Oneblackpaper. It's drawn in a trad manga style and it even reads right to left (due to the requirements of their publisher), but it's not so bad because there aren't many panels. the art is mostly all black and white, but I cheated by showing a colour pic from the cover because that's one sexy pic!
Read Death and the Fairy, Rated T+
The world is changing, and the rough-and-tumble human residents of Sunset City don't always like the new arrangements. Especially not when the elfin Sheriff Lain rides into their town on a unicorn. The wild-west town does have a healthy non-human population (minotaurs, fairies, leprechauns, etc.) but it looks like they're in a tough situation- not that Miss Lain needs their help. Forgive the rough English from a non-native speaker, because the art is wonderful and the story so far looks like brilliant fun. This is an especially-early feature because this comic looks amazingly promising!
Panda is having a terrible time with her failed actor boyfriend Lance.Finally, after cupcake binge where lance almost kills himself, Panda calls it quits…Which is the start of a whole new adventure and identities for both of them! Panda Jones secret agent for AALIBI -Almighty, All-powerful, Lovable, Intergalactic, Bureau of Investigation. Lance Star, international celebrity and renowned hunky blonde actor. Meanwhile, Patti Cupcakes, evil drug-baron of the largest narcotic cupcake empire the world has ever seen is making sure their loves are full of surprises.
Aliens Anonymous is a hilarious scifi mystery comic with groovy stylised art in full colour. It's a little crude in its depictions, but because it's so consistent and vibrant, that ends up adding a whole new level of charm. by K1at, rated E.
Magellan's story is a cross between the X-Men's “superhero school” concept and the more-realistic character driven sensibility of Mike Allred's Atomics. With clean linework and bright colors, the comic has the look and feel of a successful indie book, and is just as surprising and pleasurable to read. Not completely a superhero comic and not completely a school drama, the story revolves around Kaycee and Nadine's arrival at the Magellan school, where teens who have the skills and approved psych profile can train to be good guys and all that fun stuff. We also get to see their various classmates, esteemed alumni, crimefighting, the list goes on!
Trig and his dragon friend Artex and trying to work out why piles of scrap metal are being mysteriously dumped into a mall… through a portal into a parallel universe. And then they're attacked by zombie policemen! Meanwhile a young wolfboy is wondering around with a rat on his head trying to remember his name…
The Parallel is a black and white story humour comic by Yoite. It has a sketchy, digital art style, quick, stylised, simplified and expressive! Rated E.
Elements is a comic best read as it's updating, because it's a choose-your-own-adventure, modeled after old text adventures like Zork. The illustrations are simple but charming and add to the old-video-game feel. doodstormer takes suggestions from a number of different sources but does his best to accomodate many of the sillier ones, injecting much of his own humor as well. The story is that of Lon Quillow (you), the village's best mushroom farmer, and ensuing adventure. It's a funny comic built around a fun concept, which generally updates in batches.
Ka-Den is spirited away from her temple residence in the middle of the night by the mysterious blindfolded assassin Cale, but to what end? And is she all that she seems, is she truly a priestess or even human?
There much is dark magic at play in this fantasy story. And many mystery to be slowly revealed. The Tainted is old very much in the “decompressed” style. It's a slowly evolving story that follows a few different characters. The art is mostly digital, in full colour, cleanly cell shaded for the most part, with the occasional detailed textures added to some elements, simplified realistic western style with the occasional chibi, and very nicely done overall.
Rated M, art and writing by Rana.
Meet the party of snickering RPG-like adventurers who make up the cast of Character Development. Halfling thief, debauching Bard, non-pious Cleric, confused Barbarian, dedicated Ranger, non-existant Illusionist, and the Paladin, the wanna-be leader who no one listens to in the slightest. Maybe it's because he has such girly hair? The party is actually led by the lady Mage, a manipulative fireball-thrower. I don't think it matters who their leader is, though- it's unlikely they're going to get out of that smelly dungeon, considering their laziness and general ineptitude. Maybe they should have leveled up first? A photocomic assembled with props, playmobil toys and a lot of jokes! Rated T+
With a name like Kung Fu Monkeyface, you know it's going to be good. Lively art with two cool distinct styles - loose, colorful stuff for the origin story and flashbacks, and rough-pencilly black and white for the grittier present. What happened to this monkey? Where did the Sunbringer go astray?
Poor Sam… She's a bit of a scruffy gal, but she's got a good heart. Why can't she get a girlfriend (who isn't insane)? You see, Sam's… *ahem* “ladyparts” are rather too loquacious! It has an opinion on EVERYTHING, and most of all it doesn't care if it makes her life hell. Sam's everyday life, dealing with her socially sabotaging, overly vocal vajayjay!
Loose Lips is a black and white comedy comic strip, touching on things that definitely aren't for the young'ns. Quite funny, very cheeky, but not as naughty as you'd think, so don't you worry! By Avie, Rated M.
Wilson Kane Is a dashing swash buckler, bringing to mind the Dread Pirate Roberts from the Princess Bride. He's about to have a spot of girl trouble. Castalia is a sword wielding young woman of spirit and vigor, she'd rather be working at a forge than learning Latin or taking cooking lessons. She's about to have a spot of boy trouble.
The Pirate Balthasar is an action comedy story comic by dedasaur, featuring pirates on the high seas, fantastic sword fighting and a quintuplet of buxom wenches! Rated E- The art is fluid and very reminiscent of Disney, full colour in the early promo pages, changes to sketchy later on, and very pro looking work throughout!
A Wood Nymph's Tale will remind you of older-style expository narrative comics. I won't say Prince Valiant, because it's not quite that, but it's a near cousin. Maybe it's the intricate inkwork of a kind you don't see in most modern comics? Anyway- the story! A terribly naive wood nymph makes a dumb mistake and ends up getting sold into magical slavery. A sinister fantasy-magic world, a lovely lead character (she is a wood nymph, after all), lush backgrounds, absolutely gorgous inkwork, and a very curious tale!
Thor's Thundershack is hilarious! This comic has me laughing out loud every time. No description of story or characters here, this is just a clever gag comic by a very clever DD artist and fellow Aussie by the name of BffSatan. Thor's Thundershack is a highly entertaining feast of comedy! Drawn in full colour and looking like rough paper cut-outs the art is just good enough to satisfyingly deliver some great jokes! Thor's Thundershack is Rated M.
Jamie is an overexuberant college student whose job is to help construct a rather mysterious city-centre ziggurat. Because every city should have one, right? She's cheerfully enthusiastic about… well, everything, even the elephant-drugged ninja that appears outside her apartment one evening and is almost run over by a train. However, there's a nefarious plot here, mixed up with professors and homeless people (and possibly sports coaches). What IS the ziggurat, and what does it do? It has a lively and animated drawing style too!
Nukey is an army engineer, scientist, terrorist, gone AWOL… and the military want him back. Meanwhile, he's holed up in the big city, trying to lose himself, wasted on drugs, working as an escort, paying the rent with his body.
this story it just starting, getting funkier and quirkier as it goes. The art is very bright and colourful, angular with harsh blacks. The style is reminiscent of Jamie Hewlett's work in gorillaz. War of the Dogs is… hard to classify. It's a punky, dramatic, comedy story comic. That's the best I can do. Rated M by Baconmoose
Hideo is a shut in. He's a horrible little weedy, smelly, dirty, pimply, bespectacled, socially impaired, agoraphobic nerd. cosseted away in his parent's basement, far away from contact with other human beings, Hideo is in heaven with his massive comic collection, games, vinyl figurines and dreams of his own greatness. It's all complete except for ONE single thing… So he builds a robot girlfriend to fulfil his “manly” needs, but he doesn't quite get what he wishes for. This robot girl is very much her OWN woman!
A rollicking bloody hilarious comic by Simon Harchun! Full colour in an endearingly rough, sketchy, highly individual style. Rated T+
Without Moonlight is a budding tale of Greek resistance in World War II. Stealing supplies out from under Nazi noses is exciting, but dangerous too. Diomedes and his compatriots are hardly out of childhood and doing all they can to stay alive and make things harder for their enemies. There's a lot of side-content as well, from a little info about the symbolism in the comic to mini-essays about the real history surrounding the comic.
The land is plagued by huge, monstrous, fire breathing dragons! Burning, smashing, and destroying all in their path in a vicious and coordinated reign of destruction on the poor people of the kingdoms and principalities… One brave band of warriors led by Lord Wolfus and the wizard Nathan actually manages to KILL one of the wily beasts. As a reward for his part, Lord Wolfus grants Nathan his pick of the dragon horde, but what Nathan takes back isn't exactly something Wolfus would approve of… a young Dragonet.
The art is interesting, it's digital, black and white, and yet has the look and “feel” of crude German medieval woodcut print, which is wonderfully appropriate to the European fantasy setting. Dragonet is a fantasy action adventure story comic by Willgun, rated E!
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!