A destitute young girl is forced to work as a lowly drudge underneath a castle. The people of the castle are hard taskmasters. There she suffers indignities and exhaustion, until something finally breaks… and she resolves to set out on her own.
This is a dramatic fantasy adventure. The writing is minimal but it does its job, setting the scene and the tone well. The art seems to be all digital, the colour certainly is anyway. It's drawn in an interesting style, sometimes very rough, but curiously reminiscent of the style of storytelling drawings from medieval Europe, which also somewhat matches the setting of the story, and this is why it caught my eye: A medieval tale come to life!
Read Seoladan, by Cath, rated T.
Grumpy Bear lives by a very set schedule and his daily routine consists of eating his Fun Bran cereal, bathing, picking out his favourite bow tie and bowler hat accessory, and driving around in his vintage car. All of that is drastically going to change when the seemingly innocent Mr. Goose lands on his doorstep and joins him on his Tuesday adventure to an art museum. Now Grumpy Bear's calm and collected life is about to become a chaotic battlefield.
This highly imaginative and charming comic is entirely handdrawn, hand-lettered, and colored using marker ink.
The Adventures of Grumpy Bear and Mr. Goose is lovingly crafted by TheGrump, Rated E. Read it today!
The wastes are a hard place to survive in, it's a dog eat dog world out there. Lives are nasty, brutal and short. A Pair of wanderers fight for their existence in this place and along the way they pick up a young lad.
Athena Sculpture has amazing artwork, highly detailed pen and ink work with digital colour by a very skilled artist. The text portion of the comic is minimal, even the pages often only consist of a single panel; the artist is very skilled at being able to convey a lot of story with very little. It will be interesting to see how this one turns out!
Please enjoy ATHENA SCULPTURE, by DK Lombardi, rated M.
Move over 19th century, Dracula has awakened from his slumber and he is back and cooler than ever! The world has changed drastically from what he remembers and now he needs to compete with popular modern vampires who are able to walk outside with their dazzling diamond skin, perfect hair, and trendy fashion sense. Drake is about to learn how to dress to impress and fit in with the cool cats (and bats) with the help of an old school television set and his silent skeleton sidekick. Will Drake be successful on his quest to fit in with contemporary culture?
The art has full digitally colored pages with very clean lines. The style is reminiscent of an animated cartoon with hilarious mannerisms and dynamic expressions.
Read Drake the Cool Vampire, by lordbryceman, rated E!
Bucky O'Neill is a young chap growing up in the 1980s, He lives for videogames, Micro-machines, Transformers, and Saturday morning cartoons! But life isn't all sweetness and roses… his parents have just got a divorce, there's a bully at school and his teachers suck! This is an entertaining semi-auotbiographical but the creator of the amazingly entertaining Dungeonhordes. There's drama here, action, and snails! The art is pro, stylised, in solid black and white.
Please enjoy The Chronicles of Bucky O'Neil by Dragongrinder, rated E!
The next exit on your right is Stainless City where ordinary people live in a fantastical world. This is a place where superheroes and supervillains actually grow old past their prime and die. In fact, the death of a superhero is the major plot point in the story. In an unfortunate twist of fate during an altercation, the costumed hero, Sappho, has just been made victim of a fatal accident. Suspiciously, the only witness at the scene was her nemesis, Chop Suey. The case is now being investigated by every law enforcement agency in town, as expected during the death of a celebrity.
This comic is done in a traditional style with mixed media on watercolor paper. The art is created using a black ink pen on top of watercolour paint, then assembled with photoshop. Some parts are a comic within a comic that are in sepia tones to distinguish it from the regular story.
Watch this exciting story unfold and read Capefall by Panman, rated M.
Ghost Operators is about an elite military assault team who're on a dangerous mission… Ghost Operators and gets launches you into the action right away, you're right in the thick of it, wondering what will happen next and waiting for more! There's fantastic attention to detail in the way the team operates as well as the scenery, uniforms and equipment. The art is fully digital and painted in a “flat” style with no gradients or graduated shading. The colour palette is well chosen for great looking images. Please enjoy Ghost Operators by JoeL_CQB, rated M!
Life was just starting to fall into place for Jensen Wade until an unexpected meeting with his boss sends his life spiraling into a free fall. Now he might need to go back to waiting tables to afford his lifestyle, loft apartment payments, and Natalie, his live-in girlfriend. To add insult to injury, the doctor's office left a message and the blood work results are in. Jensen is about to find out what it means to live more in less time.
Civilian is a Pulp Era inspired genre. It is a collaboration comic created and written by Dustin Parker with art illustrations drawn by Alberto Muriel. It is solidly in black and white with very crisp linework.
Read Civilian by Encicra, on The Duck, Rated E!
Beginning as a type of 24 hour comic project by creator Ryjia, Ad Humanae is gradually growing into a more developed, interesting story, especially as we learn more about the main character Casey. Casey works for an organisation that keeps the peace between different monster races and humans. He's a kind hearted but lonely fellow who may or may not have a developing and not entirely healthy relationship with a demon. We begin the story with the mystery of just who is siring the rouge young vampires… The art is all digital, with bold brush strokes and interesting grainy textures, with a bluish-grey watercolour wash tone. The story is a fantasy drama set in the modern day.
The first chapter has just been completed, there will be a bit of a wait for the next one, so why not check out Ryia's other comic http://theduckwebcomics.com/Tom_and_Drake/ and help here work out what happens next by voting!
Read Ad Humanae, by Ryjia, rated T!
Nikolan, Axe, and Eight VIII are three hip, technologically savvy, combat-boot wearing heroes who battle against monsters during an ancient, forgotten time. Niko and Axe spend their morning bickering while on a stakeout until the dreaded Dinosaurus Rex joins the party. Now it is up to the fearsome trio to live up to their expectations and take a bite out of the D.Rex before it bites back.
The art in Scratch Proof is masterfully executed. The full-color pages appear to be drawn and inked by hand and then colored digitally. It is a must read for a fan of girls with pointy ears, military equipment, and dinosaurs.
Read Scratch Proof by heropill, on TheDuck, rated Teen.
Lucinda Is a highschool girl with a demon living in her eye. Most of the people living in her house are all pretty unusual in that regard; dog and fox demons, an elf, a ghost… They're quite a motley bunch! Lots of funny ad crazy stuff happens to these guys, as you'd expect.
Cramberries has been going for quite a while now and there are many, many pages to the archive. It's a great example of a comic that has shown great improvement over the years! In many of the early chapters the art style is quite rough and the text unreadable at times, so the contrast with the more recent chapters is quite striking. Cramberries is now a digital art, colour comic with interestingly stylised characters. The story is a supernatural drama comedy.
By KitKatMuffin, rated T.
Dori is down on her luck and having a hard time coping with the death of her parents while being bound to a wheelchair. After a move to her aunt and uncle's country farm house in the middle of nowhere, she spends many days sitting near the roadside to contemplate. Overtime, she recovers and runs into a familiar face from her childhood. A chance encounter with a mysterious red haired boy leads her to an underground tunnel and into an unknown world. It appears there is more to this small town than meets the eye.
The high resolution art is professional, clean, and full digital color.
The journey is just getting started, so begin the adventure and start reading Place Like Home, by PlaceLikeHome, rated E.
A mysterious motorcycle riding scarecrow in a road duel with a masked vigilante, an apocalyptic battle with a mecha angel, a face off with a robotic demon… the deserts of old earth are blasted and ruined, playing host to these titanic confrontations. Steamrose is shaping up to be interesting! The pages are big, the art is simplified, striking and colourful (reminds me of hiphop), the writing is minimal but it gets the story out. Try Steamrose by Skye fenn, rated T!.
Cycle Bolt: The story takes inspiration from noted conspiracy fantasists David Icke and Alex Jones- and contains THEIR inspiration of the '80s TV series “V”, the film “bodysnatchers” and the cold war paranoia of that time: The backdrop of this world features alien shape-shifting lizardmen and grey aliens on a covert mission of secret world domination, with only one man and one woman able to stand against them! Also cool armoured suits and high powered alien motorbikes!
The art is pleasantly digitally coloured, shooting for realism. The story is an action drama in a true non-satirical 1980s B-movie sort of way, and very true to that style. So please enjoy it in that fun spirit!
Read Cycle Bolt, by Mark33, rated E.
In a dystopian future, twenty-three years after war broke out between the U.S. and Russia, the world has been consumed into two super nations: The Republic and The Union. The year is now 2036 AD. An underground group of outcast, renegade dwellers called “SINNERS” survived a major blast that completely demolished the capital city of The Republic. While in isolation, they have developed special powers and unique strengths to battle a monster named “SIN” who is the most ferocious creature known to man.
The comic is digitally painted, with full-color in the early pages until becoming entirely black and white (with red highlights) for the majority of the story. The story is written by A.J. Fulcher and showcases the artistic talents of Joseph Canave.
Read Issue1 The Beating of the Drums, by RedCoreStudios, Rated M (for language and mild violence).
A few years ago humans crash landed on a new alien planet inhabited by many varied and interesting sentient species, with fascinating cultures, practices and appearances. Humans seem to be integrating well into this new world, but perhaps they're not as welcome as they'd like to be?
This is a SciFi fantasy action adventure comic with gorgeous full colour digital artwork! The groundwork is being laid for the story right now, so just sit back and get on board with this interesting tale!
Read August Landing by Lcosh, rated T.
Welcome to Restaurante Macoatl where the food is abundant, the servers are friendly, and a magical green dragon named Checomal makes funny jokes filled with puns! This story is a tasty treat and the only webcomic known to induce cravings for horchata, pozole and paella in the reader. So grab a nice warm cup of champurrado and take a bite into the story.
Originally the famous Spanish webcomic, Macoatl, it is currently being translated into English by its original creator, Ruy Fernando Estrada, known as “Flinto” on the Duck. Special attention has been made to ensure no puns are lost in translation. This all-ages comic is perfect if you are interested in Latin American culture, are bilingual in español, and is a fun way to study the Spanish language.
The art is derived and largely inspired from the Aztecan style of Pre-Columbian Mexico. The digital colored comic strips are clean, vibrant and pop right off the page.
Read Restaurante Macoatl by Flinto, on the Duck, Rated E!
In 18th century France there are worrying rumours in the air. Disturbing tales are being spread of needless arrests and terrible abuses deep bellow the streets… A young aristocratic woman and her lover work hard to get the word out and inform people as much as they can, but still, no one knows quite what's going on.
The Light Eater is a full colour dramatic story comic. The art is beautiful in watercolour and pencil, lightly stylised, but still pretty realistic with well studied period scenes and costumes. The story is just beginning, but it's moving along at a good pace and there's a good mystery forming!
Read The Light Eater, by Rosengeist. rated T.
The year is 1346 B.C. in Ancient Egypt. Akhenaten is presiding as pharoah five years after the passing of Amenhotep III. Shadi, the young mother of a newborn baby boy, spends her days in the Village of Horus waiting for her child's father to return. One night during a reunion with her best friend, Kara, Shadi and her baby are followed by a mysterious, cloaked stranger hot on their trail. Street fighting, historically accurate Egyptian references, and strong women–Egypt's Eighteenth dynasty has never been so kickass!
The art is gorgeous and made up of black and white, full paged comics. The greyscale shading is professional and a lot of attention to detail and research has gone into this story.
Read Original Black Wolf Dio, by Project_00_Wolfen on the Duck, rated M.
Christmas is coming and this comic hopes to bring Joy to your World! Joy is a snarky, wise cracking young girl how makes me laugh my arse off! Joy to the World is a four panel comedy comic strip about Joy and her daily life, at school, home etc. The jokes have an edge and rarely fail to hit home, the writing is tight and funny, the art is solidly black and white, nicely stylised with a professional feel. This is a slick, entertaining piece of work, read before it gets famous (if it's not already). Updates on Monday and Friday!
Joy To the WOrld, by Wrathbone, rated T
Jason and Jamie Deroya are twins living on the quiet, peaceful island of Cyana. Jamie dreams of adventures outside of her small world and circle of friends, and her dreams are about to come true when she decides to live abroad with her father. On the eve of her departure, Seven, a mysterious anthropomorphic creature with mouse ears, a tiger's tail, and pencils for hands kidnaps Jamie and carries her into a portal. Now it is up to Jason to save his sister, save the world, and possibly go on another adventure where art and creativity are the greatest weapons of all!
The coloring technique fluctuates between full digital colored pages and pencil/pen with experimental inking styles.
Read Lil Hero Artists Manga Edition, by silvipera and floodgatemartyr, on The Duck, Rated E!
Candi Bunny is just your average gal trying to get by in the world, working as a waitress for tips. She has some interesting a fun adventures though, not lease of which with her witchy friend Zander Skonk and her horrible Troll room-mate… Then there was the time she was stuck couchsurfing with a succession of weirdos after her apartment got infested by pixies…
Bunny comic is a comedy story comic, with furry characters. The writing is funny and the black and what art is very pro looking!
FYI, If you look around The Duck you might also find Zander in a slightly racier comic. ;)
Bunny Comic, By Dustmeat, rated E
Stuck between the end of college and the rest of her life, twenty-something, Jenny Wren, must figure how to build the bridge to the “real world” and out of unemployment. In enters Jeremy, the laid back coffee shop barista, who makes up the second half this comic's equation. Liberal arts, video stores, Rambo, and David Bowie. Living in the doldrums of the gap year has never been funnier!
The art style is inked in black and white, hand drawn, and arranged in a four-panel, traditional comic strip layout.
Read New Jenny Wren, by Shawn Perry, Rated M!
Cats are funny creatures; impulsive, silly, primal, and curious. Gundula has a giant one for a pet, a tiger to be precise! For most people having a pet tiger would be pretty dangerous, especially in the heart of urban Bremen (Germany), but Gundula is not a normal woman… she's a 700 year old witch, who's perpetually 25 and has a strong affinity for animals of all sorts. Even so, Gundi still has all sorts of trials and tribulations looking after her big stripy orange friend!
Master the Tiger is a comedic story comic that's mostly in the style of an illustrated novel rather than a typical comic. It's mostly black and white, drawn in a very natural, charming, sketchy fashion.
It also has a version in the Lower Saxon language or Plattdütsch, called “Gundula un de Stuventiger”.
Read Master the Tiger by PaulEberhardt, rated E!
Lydia Mason lives with her older sister in an old, dilapidated apartment building in the inner city. Their skewed relationship could stem from Lydia's constant rebellion and her sister's role as the sole caregiver in her life.
Lydia's world is about to turn upside down when she discovers a mask that turns her into a hero— or at least that’s what she thinks.
Digitally colored, full panel layouts.
By booger, Rated T.