Marie Ingram is experiencing her high school years, the highs and lows of relationships, boys, crushes, dating, love and lust, all the things that go through a developing mind and body surging with hormones in those formative years. This a is cleverly told realistic drama story, using a clever blend of private dairy entries and illustrated scenes with minimal dialogue. A lot of the story is told by glances and body language alone. The art is in shades of grey, all digital simplified realism. The story is slow to unfold, but the drama connects with you emotionally.
Read Grow up, by akahnart, rated T.
Unlucky Fred has found himself unemployed on the day of the zombie apocalypse. Have you ever felt like a mindless zombie while at work? I bet it can't be any worse than being an actual zombie while looking for work. Observe Fred's journey as he makes his way to new job interviews, meets delicious bosses, grows a penchant for rat smoothies, and falls in love with his female coworker. “He's a zombie…just trying to make an honest un-living.”
The art is drawn in a full-page format and colored digitally using digital ink.
Make friends with the most charismatic zombie on Earth and read FRED by CrazyFred22, rated M!
Miracles by lex40515
I wasn't going to do another 3D comic again so soon but this one popped out of the blue and screamed feature. The Miracles are a team of superheroes formed by a billionaire scientist with altruistic tendencies. The team is unofficially government supported to combat the rise of meta human threats.
The art is 3d renders that are heavily affected but the end result is a bright and bold style that suits a super hero comic down to the ground. The writing seems strong, only twenty odd pages in and the characters are fairly established and groundwork is clearly laid for further mystery and adventure.
Read Miracles by lex40515
This is a world where people have powers, become registered and work as superheroes. But what happens if you don't make the cut? If you have power, but not quite enough, or the right temperament to join the ranks of the heroes? You become useless, like poor Bonnie… she's not a normal and yet she's not good enough to make the grade either. Where does she fit in society?
This is a full colour superhero drama. The art is all digital and nicely coloured, drawn in simple, pleasingly stylised shapes. The writing is dramatic and told pretty cleverly, with the exposition woven into the art.
Read Useless by uselessvigilantes, rated E.
Sig Treifa has discovered a gem from his father's research that fused with his left hand. For reasons unknown, he and his sister, Anna, had to leave their hometown and have become full-time squatters in South Town, a place with too much sunlight. Sig and Anna have teamed up with Ellie, a pink-haired assistant with a bubbly personality, who is very helpful with house chores. On this particular day, a new hire named Tessa Grey has arrived at the house and it turns out that she is looking for a job as a bounty hunter. Under the guise of a company named “Bigger Badder Bounties”, Sig and Tessa must work together as an unlikely bounty hunting pair and go on a series of adventures to solve mysteries. But hold on, there are dark and mysterious creatures lurking in the shadows of South Town that Sig spots from the corner of his eye. What are these shadow creatures? Will our bounty hunters be successful?
The art is drawn and fully-colored with digital ink. ScottFalco has created unique characters with a wide range of expressions.
Read Story of the Soul by ScottFalco, rated T.
The epic of Blitzov is, shock horror, the tale of Blitzov a warrior and Explorer who resides in a settlement called Bunkeria.
Bunkeria is a seemingly dangerous place filled with distinct characters such as the doctor, a nihilistic surgeon with a fascination with dissection.
Light on explanation te story unfolds through the art as much as it does the dialogue, which is pretty sparse. This comic promises to be an adventure of discovery for both the reader and Blitzov himself.
Read The Epic Of Blitzov by Pit-face.
ACTION! Action, action, action!!! That pretty well sums up almost ALL of Aspect Immortal. We're dropped right into the middle of a very exciting war action scfi story, involving space marines, Egyptian god aliens, a sexy robot, and an even sexier Egyptian priestess lady (I'm guessing that's what she is). It's professionally illustrated, have interesting character designs, and bold colours. It's really a very pretty comic. But Aspect Immorality is actually the fourth chapter in a larger story called The Ruins of Hesh'imet, which you can see on http://www.richwallaceart.com/ruins/comic/prologue-page-1/ if you'd like to delve deeper and find out more about the interesting characters of Aspect Immortal.
Read Aspect Immortal, by rwallace, rated M.
Hand, Eye, and Voice is the moniker of the trio sworn to protect Sparta City. Hand knows the criminal mind and is the muscle, Eye is a supernatural powerhouse and crime lab rolled into one, and Voice is an ex-cop wrapped up in an invisible suit. The three are called when the world vomits out pure evil such as the Were-Pigeon. At the moment, Hand, Eye, and Voice must fight against, Carly Rand, a female nemesis who was once seen as an ally.
The comic is drawn in black and white using traditional inking methods. One interesting part of the art process is that some pages were sketched in 2011 and inked four years later in 2015.
If you would like to read a story about the “good guys” protecting a city, and if you enjoy the art style of detective comics, then read Eye Hand Voice by kalamitycomics' rated M!
Dragons in civilized lands by Robertrveith.
The story follows Tahni Vey, a singer whose life is changed when she is kidnapped to be part of a magical quest with other unwilling adventurers.
It's an epic sword and sorcery adventure in the vein of the black and white comics of the 70s and 80s with a touch of dungeons and dragons thrown in for good measure. It doesn't seek to parody the genre or reinvent the wheel but rather to pay homage to the roots of the genre in comic form.
The plot doesn't take long to get to the action and introduce the key characters, who rather fittingly
are exactly what you might expect from the genre.
The art is 3D rendered and filtered to give a black and white inked look which is quite effective and looks like it belongs in an old news paper.
This may help it appeal to those who aren't keen on 3D comics.
Read Dragons in Civilized Lands, by RobertRVeith. Rated T
A well dressed young prince stalks his way into the dark forbidding forest in search of the house the the rooster legs… He's come to beg a favour from the forest witch, but what will it be? Will she grant his request? At what cost? Krasnosvit is a retelling of a traditional Ukrainian folk-tale in all its charming glory. A historical fantasy, it's rendered in loving detail by MadMindInk. The digital colouring is fine and streamlined, the art is intricate and very pretty. The writing is mainly expressed through the images of the comic, which only has minimal dialogue, but the art is very clear in intent so it doesn't need more than it uses. Read Krasnosvit, by MadMindInk, rated E.
Military Varient is an honest portrayal of military life from an infantry Marine during the post-9/11 years. The comic follows a slice-of-life comic strip format from the perspective of Detone, who was only eighteen-years-old when he decided to enlist because he wanted his life to have adventure and to do something greater than himself. The comic takes you on a journey from boot camp, the early days of the school of infantry, experiencing deployment life abroad, returning home with less employment prospects, and PTSD. There is an entire art series in the comic that pays tribute to fallen servicemen. In truth, this comic is a very important body of work because it creates a human connection to an infantryman. The art is drawn with pretty, stylistic solid colors. In some pages, the art transforms to look more realistic with feathery brushstrokes when the subject matter gets more serious. The comic is shown in full comic pages and in full color.
If you were ever curious about the day-to-day life, conflict, and struggles of an infantry Marine, then please check out Military Variant by Gdetone. You will find what you are searching for right here.
High Explosives Play Mobil is the tale of slacker dude Warwick ‘Ricky’ Chesterton. Ricky glides through by working at his fathers company and hanging out with his stoner friends, until one day he ‘accidentally’ consumes the contents of a bottle from a genetic research laboratory. Hi-jinks ensue.
High Explosives Play Mobil is brought to you by Drunkduck regular and musical genius Gunwallace (creator of Character Development and All Unicorns to Battle-stations.) and was written using the “Banes method”. All delivered with the wit and charm you would expect from Gunwallace via the medium of photos and children's toys.
Read High Explosives Play Mobil!, by Gunwallace. Rated M
In the beautiful, verdant and luscious village paradise of Pyll’ar, young sorceress Roxy goes about her daily routine, but this day things are to be a little different… A strange pale man with black hair arrives to fight a terrible beast, and fails. Roxy takes in Ronig and nurses his wounds, showing him the ways of her people. Will love blossom between them, like the lovely flowers on the island? Only time will tell. What what IS the story behind the mysterious Ronig?
Cosmos song is a beautifully rendered fantasy comic with an amazing rainbow of colours and lovely glowing effects. The story features action and romance, it moves along at a very good pace and it really quite addictive as well as a treat for the eyes!
Read Cosmos Song, by Peipei, rated M.
Zoey is completely caught off guard and bewildered when her father pushes her into an escape capsule located in his old lab the minute the aliens arrive. In a single moment, everything she has ever known is taken away from her and she is left stranded on a barren planet. But sacrebleu! What's this? While Zoey is lurking behind a clay rock, a pair of rubbish scavengers made up of a personified feline and a floating round android show up on the planet illegally. When these two worlds collide, we will find out once and for all if they are currently on Earth and whether or not all of mankind has gone extinct.
The art is so gorgeous and colored with digital ink. Even though it is all digital, it still has that quality of traditional line work and making brush strokes with a sharpie marker.
If you enjoy space or have a strong animosity toward aliens that want to eradicate life on Earth, then read to the galaxy and back by 5thezombie, rated E!
Scapegrace needs a new lead singer… and who do they get? MAN BUN! What? Nooooo! But yes, Man Bun Fred looks like being their new official lead singer, mainly due to drummer Amber having a mega crush on him. Guitarist Katie seems mildly impressed but keyboardist Ivy doesn't like him at ALL! There are tensions building in the band but they need a good lead singer if they're to compete in the battle of the bands and Man Bun Fred is the best they've got. The drawing style is very idiosyncratic and simplified, but it does the job. It's stylised and charming. The story is a slice of life comedy set in the real world of garage punk bands, hipsters and dirty apartments!
Read Man Bun, by Nicolette Karas, rated T.
A scratch on the arm may break the skin, but a nightmare of a bleeding woman in a dark alley runs deep. Newly widowed Charlotte is a dedicated florist at a flower shop. She loves her job even though she has to deal with her overly charismatic coworker, Mr. Tristan Burke. Charlotte's grieving process is about to get a little more complicated when Thomas, a recent customer begins to ask her questions about her late husband. It is possible that Thomas wants more than a floral arrangement from Charlotte.
The art is really, really professional and it is drawn thoughtfully using a Cintiq tablet. All of the pages are in full digital color. This story is just getting started, so it would be a great idea to hop aboard the Pestilent train while it is taking off. Hopefully Charlotte Coppens learns to cope with her husband's death by making new friendships. Please read Pestilent by Internecinevisuals, rated M!
It's that time of year again! The DD awards are upon us! Crashing down upon us from on high like a great avalanche of unhatched duck eggs of vast potential… WHICH will hatch the swan? Answer: none you idiot! Swans don't come from duck eggs duh! I can't believe how stupid you are… *shakes head*
Right now on the DD awards they have a thing going called For Your Consideration (FYC for short), It basically means that people who want to be voted for an award will present some artwork and a case for why they deserve it. But THIS year that's taking the form of a “comic Jam”, where all the comic creators get together and make all their art into an ongoing story. This one starts out with some TV Binge watchers on a couch watching Without Moonlight, this is of course done by Tantz Aerine!
Enjoy the FYC antics and please consider voting for the their comics!
Read Drunk Duck Awards 2016, By Niccea, rated E.
Owen has just returned home from fighting in a war after being away for many years. All he wants to do when he gets back is cuddle up with his wife, Lily, and whisper sweet nothings into her ear. His lovely wifey is about to send some chills up his spine when he wakes up to see her acting more ghoulishly than girly. In the most unusual fashion, the reunion of Owen and Lily is going to play a darker role in the story than expected.
The comic has full colored pages with a possible mix of traditional inked black lines combined with digital ink. There are some biblical references in the story such as the battle between Lucifer and the archangel Michael.
Let that inner demon out for a while and spend some time in a world where Satan might be making a comeback and read Urthe by makingcomicsstudios, rated T!
Du’an Stahl has HAD it! The historical magazine that he's worked a for 10 years has turned into the History Channel. Now is finally time to quit and use his skills and intelligence on something worthwhile… it's finally time to write that book he always planned on doing. This time he's actually going to do it. He's quit his job and bought a plane ticket, there's no turning back now.
Eőrsike Lato returns to the house of her childhood where her elderly grandmother has recently passed away, a place of sadness, desolation and… mystery.
It will be fascinating to see how these two stories weave together along with historical titbits and flashbacks to the past as well as the eponymous assassination of Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand. The story is a mystery drama, slow to develop. The art is delicious, full colour stylised realism.
Read The Assassination of Franz Ferdinand, By Centrifugal, rated E.
Step into a forgotten realm of quandary and whimsy where two twin girls, Cochlea and Eustachia find themselves as test subjects in a lab experiment put on by a mole in Victorian clothing and a wheelchair. Every corner of this magnificent building maze contains hybrid creatures that come from the same twisted world as a Hieronymus Bosch painting. No matter how quickly the girls flee, a new monster awaits their arrival. The story is separated into chapters. Chapter one is entirely in black and white inking, while chapter two is fully colored with digital ink. The art draws upon stylistic inspiration from the Art Nouveau period and the inventive technology is reminiscent of the steampunk culture. The written dialogue is down to a minimum because the images on the page speak for itself.
The creator team behind this comic, hansrickheit, is known on Drunk Duck for their recently featured comic, DELIA. One good turn deserves another, and this is a more in depth look into their genius. Melt into a comic that is as surreal as it is intriguing and read COCHLEA and EUSTACHIA by hansrickheit, rated M.
Torn Vines doesn't have any vines or tearing in it! Poor Adam has no work and no home. He's on the streets of cold Oslo during winter time, just him and his cat… and to top it all off he gets attacked and beaten up, only to be saved by a tall, statuesque woman. A transwoman. This turns out to be a fortuitous meeting for both of them and little do they know but both their lives are about to become much more complicated and much better as a result!
This is the second featured comic by Udyr. The first was sweets and giggles which is set in much the same world. This is a very interesting character driven story with a plot focussed on developing relationships and sexuality. The are is stylised realism, all digital with very pretty colours.
By Udyr, rated M.
A lonely bunny girl woke up on the wrong side of the bed because she is having one hellish day. First, she gets fired from her job at Starbutts and later starts getting followed around town by a dude that looks like Death (well he does!). When all attempts to make an honest buck fail to deliver, she has to take it to the next step and see how far down the rabbit hole goes. Welcome to a very special Pluto Adventure. What crazy things are going to happen on a planet so tiny, that it can only keep on shrinking?
All the pages are colored in monochromatic red. The style is surreal, whimsical, and is very reminiscent of indie line art. The emotions from the pupil-less dinner plate eyes are very entertaining.
Take an adventure to Pluto or at least figure out the secret to pole dancing correctly and read Pluto Bear by plutobear, rated M for language.
In the frozen forests of old Russia the mother of a small peasant family dies, leaving her husband and her two children, a boy and a girl. The father sends his daughter off to a big town for a finer more refined life than he can give her… it doesn't work out that way though. Little Pine Cone finds her new life hard, cold, and friendless. But don't worry, a magical adventure awaits. This is a fairy story, very much in the style of 19th Century author George MacDonald: magical, with nature spirits, but it doesn't shield you from the sadness of the life of the main character, who we learn about only in third person.
Coincidentally I was listening to Joanna Newsom's album The Milk-Eyed Mender while reading this, which was a great accompaniment, and in the song “Sadie” the lyrics mentioned carrying a “Pine Cone” as the Blue Eyed Hog was doing just that in the story. A nice coincidence!
The art is all hand drawn inked style line work, very free and gestural, in a sort of stylised realism that suits very well to the subject matter. It often includes lovely decorative patterns in the margins that are evocative of Russian folk art or one of the themes on the page. Little Fir Cone is a fairytale picture book, with a gentle, all ages, magical story.
Read Little Fir Cone, by Growler Comix, rated E.
Imagine a city inhabited by squirrels. No, not the ordinary squirrels that you would find in an ordinary city. This is a city where squirrels wear hats, wear glasses, smoke cigarettes, play with puppets, and even attend University. Delia is an educated squirrel lady who has yet to find the right squirrel companion. She moves along her day by waiting for the bus in the rain, traveling to the college where she works and meeting with professors. She loses her job on one unfortunate day, but her secret hobby dealing with radio transmission leads her to an unexpected connection. The night life in this squirrel city is bustling and there are many squirrels to meet in the bar scene. However, one seems to stand out, a nice young gentleman named Theodore who is a professional puppeteer by trade. Delia and Theodore seem to hit it off after a chance meeting encounter. Unaware at first, Delia is about to find out that her new friend is connected to one of her University professors, and he is much closer than she expected.
The art is SO AMAZING. Hansrickheit's drawing style is so charming and is evidence of years and years of professional comic creation. The comic is in black and white and makes a great use of line art.
Read DELIA by hansrickheit, rated M!
Bruno Harm is getting on, he's old and a bit paunchy, but he's still one hell of a PI! His unorthodox methods will solve most cases faster than any po-faced CSI crime team, with a good deal more humour and fun. He sees himself as an old time nior detective and would like us to see him that way as well, it doesn't quite work out like that though.
The art is highly stylised and cartoony, hand drawn with digital colour. Bruno Harm is a comedy nior detective comic strip and it's incredibly funny with a clever joke on every page.
Read Bruno Harm, by Bruno Harm, rated E.