There's A LOT going on in Typical Strange, many story threads, because Banes is an author's author who loves his stories! The twists, turns and very strange side tracks are the best part of typical strange, you really never know where things are going next, but you do know it'll be somewhere funny! Oscar is a pretty normal guy, working daily at a video movie place. TK is an acerbic nerd, Penelope, his imposing gentle giant sister, has a crush as big as herself on Oscar, who doesn't quite return her feelings… Wade, Harley, Abigail and more share their crazy adventures.
The art is gloriously bright digital colour, anatomy isn't strong but characterisation IS! The story style is mystery, action adventure, slice of life comedy, with occasional horror thrown in for kicks.
By Banes, rated M.
The best re-tellings of fairy tales are those which take the original story and twist it around to tell a whole other story without sacrificing the original. Demon's Mirror is one of those! harrodeleted has really put his (her?) stamp all over this story based around the Snow Queen. Modern, funny, a bit spooky, looks amazing - this comic has lots of personality! Even if Cezar is a bit… well, what do you expect? He's a demon.
Do you remember waking up excited early on Saturday morning, turning on the TV when it was all quiet and everybody was asleep, jussssst in time for your fave Saturday morning cartoons? For me it was Yogi Bear, Wacky Races, The Superfriends, The Justice League, Robotech, The Transformers, Jem and the Holograms, He-Man, The Gummie Bears… and even Dexter's Lab and Spongebob Squarepants. Man I ALWAYS loved getting up for Saturday morning cartoons!
Well that's the sort of thing Royduncan100 was going for with “Saturday Morning”.
You may remember this cartoon savant from The Villain Next Door? Well this intimidating genius of skill and self promotion has been busying himself away on this brilliantly coloured, highly stylised, cartoony masterpiece for about a year now. Just dip in anywhere and sample this madness, I assure you you'll be rewarded with some special stuff.
By royduncan100, rated E.
Matthew is a young Christian teen who has a rather unfortunate morning. He gets mugged on the way to school by a bigger kid, and even gets shot at. He's a bit overdramatic about it… in general he's a bit of a baby, really! No one seems to care about the whole thing other than his mom, though. A bit later, he's forced to go along to a school volunteering event at an orphan's home. It turns out his mugger is in residence. Good thing Matthew has his mom there to take care of things like a grown-up! A somewhat silly story, with lovely precise art with memorable characters!
The Jikoku are a pirate menace, scouring the galaxy and reducing once opulent civilisations to ruins. But there is hope for the Maracan people somewhere on the primitive planet earth, it has been foretold. Brave, ruthless general Olympus sets out on a doomed diplomatic meeting and finds the very last thing he was expecting…
This is a SciFi fantasy story of love and drama across the stars. It's a manga style story, all digital art, greyscale, with colour covers. By Lawrence Simpson and Dawn Tabor , rated E
Every little kid wants to be a voice in a cartoon, right? Even a few adults hold onto this dream. Even a few poorly-functioning nerds with social problems. Meet Maury, Fran, Chuck, and Babs. They're a group of voice actors who… really don't seem to have it together, actually. Gag-a-day hijinks with a loose story, and slick, blocky cartoonish art!
Eisu is one of a band of freedom fighters working in secret to take back their country. Many years ago the kingdom of Arris conquered them and subjugated her people. She and her friends have grown up under that oppression, now is the time for them to fight back… The people of Arris have advanced technology and armour that makes guns useless against them, but guns are the people's only weapon. Eisu and her comrades might have a way to make things work.
Drawn in an anime influenced style, Gunslinger is a black and white Scifi action comic with a pretty decompressed storyline that's finally gathering momentum now. Rapidly. :)
By Sajomir, rated T.
The main character is just a regular divorced dad- he's got the boys tonight, so dinner will be hotdogs (and broccoli if he can trick them). But a scream from the bedroom sends him running to see what's wrong: tentacles from another dimension are stealing his kids! He frees one but the other is already gone. He jumps after him into the portal… and they return 5 days later, greatly changed and still in danger. What happened in there? What's going on?
Kimber isn't a well woman. The chemo isn't working… she just keeps getting worse and worse. Maybe the experimental lucid dreaming therapy will have some positive effects? Although, she's pretty sure it's what gave her cancer in the first place. In her lucid dream state, Kimber Luster is no longer a suffering mother with two beautiful sons and a loving husband… she's something else… she's someone who can fall nine stories without injury and put her fist through a solid wood door without even feeling it.
This is a highly interesting story comic with an extremely intriguing and engaging plot. The art is all grey scale, pen and ink work, very traditional. I hope you enjoy Godstrain by KimLuster, rated T
From the creator of The Pirate Balthasar, The Flower and The Nose is a modern fairy tale about a little girl and a special flower. Olivia and Lani wake up early one morning to see their great-grandpa's flower bloom, something which only happens every thirty years. But little Lani, who doesn't have an appreciation for nature, is given a curse/blessing by the flower. A very big one! Amazingly lovely and unique art - layered, textured, cartoonish and sweet!
Aaron Rung is going nowhere fast. He's stuck in community college with idiots, trapped in his dead-end job at Food Plus, he's losing his friends as they go on to better things, has trouble with money, girls, and the list goes on. That all changes when a freak accident gives him incredible energy powers. But Aaron has better things to use his powers for rather than helping people… and that's helping himself, as the villainous Blue Blaster!
By CrimeRoyale, Rated T.
We are not alone… there are other planes of existence, zones, places where the demons live.
Sean is having trouble sleeping. A nightmare demon invades his dreams. His sister Zoey is in hospital, she's not happy. The mysterious witch Winter says she can help. Can Doctor Voss protect Zoey from the demons?
More and more of the mysteries surrounding the lives of Sean and Zoey are gradually revealed in ZoNe 3, a story of magic and mysticism, with a good sprinkling of humour throughout! The art is all digital and full colour, with manga inspired characterisations. It looks lovely!
By Dee, rated T
Do you dare delve into the dark underworld of bizarre abandoned comics on the Duck? Locoma does… and occasionally brings back little treasures he finds, to share with everyone else. A brilliant idea (with a huge amount of potential comics), most of the “anti-featured” comics Locoma links to are very short reads, many of them interesting in their own ways. This is one to keep an eye on! Will being featured in Anti-Featured be the new Featured?
This, my friends, is one extremely funny comic! A$$hole has been on DD a while, entertaining legions of DDers, now it's time for the rest of you to jump on board.
A$$hole stars Trevor, a far more muscley but still bald version of the hilarious author trevoramueller, along with demonic Susie, girlfriend Laura, Evil Gnome King, and Charlie the poltergeist, who is also a dick. Together they get into some pretty funny stuff.
The art is mostly digital and full colour, this comic has been around a while so it has improved over time. There are also quite a few pics involving the handsome author himself!
By trevoramueller, rated T.
Lights, camera, alarm clock! Wake up, it's time for another day of higher education at Cartoon University. Cameron's super excited to be a freshman, despite his roommates. Mako is a brooding anime actor from Japan, and Max is a tough-talkin cat toon from the streets of Hoboken. It's a little bit Drawn Together, a little bit general cartoon parody/homage. The Peter Griffin-like Contemporary Sitcom professor baffles Cameron (or maybe it's just the disconnected non-sequitur nature of the material). Max gets on gangbusters with Wack E. Duck in Slapstick Antics, and Mako is just having problems all around. Definitely a comic for cartoon lovers!
Humour. Drama. Side Ponytail.
Wristance is a crazy character and definitely an interesting person. Between the drugs, clubbing, her funny friends and her insane ‘Voice of Reason“ embodied in the form of a grinning speed addict fox, there’s a lot to love about and laugh at with Wristance! She's a pink haired, side ponytail wearing misfit. There's a LOT of humour here and some drama… hilarious drama. The art isn't always perfect, but it has an interesting style of its own and the great writing tops everything anyway!
Adventures of Wristance is a humour comic story, full digital colour, by Distance, rated M
Distance E Larkins, Author of and artist of Adventures of Wristance, passed away a couple of days ago. It was suicide… she must have been in a very dark place. We feel for her and her family.
A fellow DDer and good friend says:
”My friend Distance has passed away, and she had a comic on DD called ‘The Adventures of Wristance’ that she was very proud of, and had managed to sell a first volume. She has always drawn comics and it was the first ‘proper’ one… and very auto biographical.
(It was) very well written. And she was very proud. It has a lot of who she is in it. You know her for real by reading it."
Guy LeBrun wakes up in a cave, tied to a chair and blindfolded. A mysterious man is speaking to him, making him recount the events that led up to his predicament. A chance meeting before work with an old friend who asks touchy questions about his work at a nuclear plant; learning that security at work is paying uncomfortably close attention to him; a disturbing file open on his computer at work when he arrives. Something's definitely up at work… or is it bigger than that? Guy's life is about to change for the worse, because it looks like something big is on the way.
Goblin Tale is about a small goblin domestic worker and his crazy adventures working for a wizard in his tower. As you can imagine, this isn't your normal sort of cleaning job, working in a wizard tower has its own special set of challenges, one of those includes an exceedingly vicious small black kitten! The art style is smooth, slick, and professional, nicely coloured and cell shaded, lending itself to animation… and waddaya know, he's got a Kickstarter to do a short animated version! - which would be cool to see.
By Skulldixon, rated E.
Hero Academy is in trouble! Something's happened to the Heroes (even the dog-handed Dober-Man???) and it's up to the uncool robotic non-student Willem to get help… good thing he can fly to the moon, where he can talk to Moonshadow. No, he doesn't want Moonshadow to save Hero Academy. He probably wasn't even paying attention to that part. Willem is a little preoccupied with his angst. He leaves the panicking Amber behind to handle whatever-it-is, and she has a little freak-out. She may be a babe but she's got some self-confidence issues. This big, bold, and colorful comic is a bit silly and pretty fun! All the antics of superheroes with all the jerkiness and uncertainty of high school! Wait, wait… wasn't there a crisis going on somewhere?
Ace is the main character here! Sometimes she's a little down, sometimes she's high on life and sometimes she's just laughing at its absurdities. Odd Days is about the odd days of a young woman with awesome hair facing all the trails and tribulations of real life in a comic strip that changes tone from outright comedy to introspection as the mood takes it. The art has a unique style, mainly drawn in black and white with pencil. Oh, and there are enough pages here to keep you interested!
Rated T, by nightmarelunatic, AKA Aubrey Miranda.
Anything about nothing is a super hilarious strip full of delicious, colourful stylised comic art and a LOT of humour! It's a comic strip and it's funny, can't go deeper into it than that folks, sorry! The art is lovely and cute, it shows off the jokes perfectly, with lots of different styles.
Anything about Nothing has been dormant for a looong looong time, but now it's finally updating again and it's feature time for this marvellous work!
by Kangel, rated E.
In 2972, Admiral Vektor arrives on a secret facility on a hidden moon to confront Governor Daedalus about the billions of dollars they've been giving him to create a war machine he hasn't delivered yet. Coincidentally enough, he's just in time to see the thing finished and activated… and immediately go on a terrible unstoppable rampage, only to escape them all on a freight flight. The admiral isn't pleased at all! Maybe because the machine was programmed to destroy him and the Empire. The machine joins the crew of the cargo flight and they become bold adventurers. A colorful sci-fi comic with androids, spaceships, and a bit of comedy!
Inspired by Sailor Moon, Tindome Senshi is a romantic fantasy Sci-fi comic about young princess Elm who is just on the verge of womanhood, yet still too immature to take on the responsibilities of her position. She'd rather dream about cute magical cabbits than attend boring political meetings! But things are about to change for her. She's about to have to do some growing up! At least she'll have her new cabbit for company.
Done with bright, pretty, anime influenced, cell shaded style digital art, this is a full colour story comic. There aren't many pages yet so It's a good one to get started with!
By SailorDione, rated E
Element Man is on the loose, and he's transforming his Emerald Eye amulet into a weather-controlling device (to be used for evil, I'm guessing). Something goes wrong and he himself is transformed into an elemental monster! The superteam of puzzling heroes have to stop him! Abracadiva soothes the savage storm, Olympus Man gets big and overly dramatic, Teutonic Titan threatens with patchy English and a sacred sword, Dreamweaver… does some hippie stuff. It's hard to tell this is a superhero parody sometimes! This comic is actually a ‘teaser,’ the rest of the comic is offsite, but it's definitely one for superhero comic fans to check out.
Lil is about to turn 35 years old… but she has not one damn thing to celebrate. All she wants is to be left alone. A lousy waitress, working her lousy days in a lousy diner, her only escape is the smokes… the bottle… and the needle. But in a ruthless world, she knows how the game is played and she is going to play it her way. With a troubled past, and a future going nowhere, she has nothing to live for and nothing to lose. She needs her pound of flesh and she is gonna get it one way or another. But now someone is out to get her! A twisted love, a twisted life and some seriously twisted attitude. Most people end up a version of what they oughta be. Damn near everybody’s a story of what they hope they’re not.
This realisitcally-styled mature noir comic would fit right into Vertigo's catalog! LIL's issues have been broken up across accounts, so after reading Issue 1 be sure to visit LIL_COMIC's user page for the links to the others!