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!
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.
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!