There is no better way to spend a lazy day than couch-surfing with Dave Skunk as he snacks on a surfeit of juicy nematodes. The embodiment of the early nineties grunge movement and counterculture, insomuch as Dave’s abilities to maintain a mohawk, indulge on insomnia-fueled VHS tape binges, percolate through coffee-powered video game marathons, and narrowly avoid an alien abduction. Dave is an adventurer and explores many exotic landscapes on foot before landing in an environment eerily similar to a surrealist nightmare.
This two-by-two paneled comic is illustrated in black and white with great attention given to facial expressions and clean line work. (Rated Mature for alcohol use and grown-up recreational activities)
Hang out with an anthropomorphized skunk’s circle of eccentric humans and read Dave Skunk Comic by creativecrypt, rated M!
Brittany Hyperstyle is a seemingly a sophisticated, stylish woman with a strangely determined belief in the veracity of tarot. It doesn't take long for her to drop her reserve a jump headlong into one chaotic adventure after another with wild abandon! This is the type of randomness and non-sequitur humour we loved from old doujin style mangas. I can't wait to see where this one goes! The art is traditional manga style, with the first chapter in black and white line art with halftones, and the next chapter in digital colour. Enjoy this whacky, bouncy comedy.
Read - Brittany Hyperstyle, by Shampoo_Venom, rated T.
Wander within a watercoloured world with stream-of-conscious wonder where a gentleman discovers an oblong shape on the sidewalk while walking. The mysterious shape turns out to be the entry point to another dimension, where rules of gravity, tangible reality, and the physical self are redefined in this new realm. Darkness—a demonic shapeshifter demanding attention—dives deep down in the water; while a fluid, free-floating feminine form becomes a new obsession.
This is a love story told through pictures with minimal words. The art style has the characteristic textures of traditional pencils, coloured pencils, and pen ink. Each page is full-sized and in color.
Follow the portal’s lead and read Vast as the Night by Efsé, rated E!
Deep in the cold vacuum of space floats a massive troop transport warship beset with hatred and rivalry. The navy hates the army they're transporting, all the senior officers are vampire elites and they have no respect for their normal human underlings… The situation was already ripe for a blowout before all the blood ration supplies for the army turned bad. Now things are looking decidedly tricky! Will Brigadier Takara and her clever officers be able to successfully navigate the danger?
This is a SciFi drama space-opera about a military space-force with a vampire hierarchy and all the problems that involves. The art is nicely finished, digital, full colour, and realistic.
Read - Crimson Stars, by Commissar_Tarkin, rated T.
Artist: Lagarto Scriptwriter: Commissar Tarkin 3d Modelling: Morihel & GK
Hawk and Flo are two adventurous legendary heroes who take the safety of others seriously while taking their own safety less seriously. Their team size doubles when denim-clad Lacey Almer and the last space wizard join the group. Hawk and Flo begin an undertaking of hungry, hungry hamburgers; rooms filled with broken soft serve machines; a ball pit; a towering creature made out of Soft Serve; an ominous ice cream truck; mysterious doorways; portals; references to dystopian literature; villains; and dinner invitations. If Hawk and Flo say, “‘You’ll be okay’, you will be okay.
The comic pages are drawn in full-color. The comic stories are organized in a series of short vignettes. The art uses bright, vivid colors for the backgrounds.
Follow along in this Strange New World and read Hawk and Flo Ice Cream Truck of Doom part 1 by HawkandFloAdventures, rated E!
There's no overall story to review here, Them There Hills is a single panel comedy comic! It's funny, surreal, irreverent, and clever, full of anthropomorphic animals and clever jokes- in the style of Gary Larson's Farside. It updates daily so there is ALWAYS something to read, make this one of your regular comics. The art is heavily stylised, individual, all digital and grey and white. There's always something to enjoy and laugh at here!
Read - Them There Hills, by Arborcides, rated E. Aka Mister V
The city streets of Tombayly City are empty when a young man wakes up barefoot from a nap on a sidewalk before meeting his grandfather. Meanwhile, a stealth spacecraft comes into orbit of ringed-planet Imest. It is here we meet Kamilla, a twenty-three year old gadgeteer protected by a life-size mechanical suit, who is about to go face-to-face with a sharp-nailed giant robot that could potentially kill her.
The art uses a great amount of dark shadows and shading techniques while bursts of bright yellow, citrine, and neons highlight the nighttime environment.
Discover whether Kamilla will evade the imposing robot and read Mydan Post Beginnings by Choccookie, rated T!
Felicity Stone, once a teen wizard prodigy of amazing power and achievement is now an adult woman teaching her first day of wizard school. Lucky for us she doesn't have any lessons prepared to lecture her students, instead she chooses to tell them how she started out as a wizard and how she first came into her powers. Her story is fascinating and draws you right in, opening up her world and the rules of magic, you learn about her power as she does in the early days. It's a very effective story technique. Remedial Magic is a drama, action, fantasy story about a teen girl learning how to handle her magical powers, and the adult version of her coming to terms with the choices she made back then. The art is full colour and digital, it's a little rough at times and simply drawn in the artist's style but expresses the needs of the story perfectly.
Read - Remedia Magic, by Sammeth, rated T.
Corallium Nelumbo, dubbed as the Lotus Coral, was discovered in a deep trench in the far Pacific. Herein discover a jumble of jellyfish tales that provide immunity for the injured after surviving multiple jellyfish stings. “What Do You Want from Me?” A voice cries out from the bottom of the ocean. A quiet, contemplation of stars—Stars. A myriad of stars that may or may not be as real as you and me.
Unravel the mystery of the Lotus Coral and read The Waves Inside by TheJagged, rated M!
A young man receives devastating news… A diagnosis of incurable cancer in the brain. This shatters his world and leads to an exploration of death and despair as we're taken on a ride through his thoughts and shown his imagined funeral and the experience of fellow terminal cases in the hospital.
The art is all black and white and drawn with exquisite skill. The story is a visual interpretation of the song The Black Parade by My Chemical Romance, it's quite a heavy and emotional subject. AshleeS describes it as a fan comic of the song.
We normally don't feature fan comics but this is an interpretation of a song so it's quite a different thing to the usual and there's more than enough original material here.
Read - The Black Parade, by AshleeS, rated M.
A blue hardcover book wearing a red hat with an unquenchable desire for adventure pulls an older, dusty, grumpy and green hardcover book off the shelf as a companion. Imagine a mysterious, magical mustache gifted by a generous French gentleman, saved from a fire. Descend farther down into an abyss accompanied by a dragon and surrounding piles of cursed gold. (Rated Mature for strong language and cartoon violence.)
The comic is colored digitally and in full-sized comic page format.
Runaway from the adorable, controlling laptop that forbids books from being adventurous and read Book in Hat by bmasson33, rated M!
Emily Thompson is a college student, but also a super hero with incredible powers! We get to see what she can do in the awesome prologue to “Goldstar Of Wishes and Miracles” as she competes in a battle royal for her very life on a strange alien planet against a bizarre selection of super powered beings like herself. It's pretty exciting stuff! Goldstar is an interesting character, very forthright and straightforward, which is a nice way of saying she swears as often and creatively as Cheryl and Pam from Archer combined… The whole project is part of the DU or Deviant Universe. It's a little like the Marvel universe but made up from characters created by artists in a Deviant Art community. The prologue story comes from an event from the DU and the characters Goldstar fights are from other artists who contribute to the DU.
This is a superhero comic with SciFi, drama and quite a bit of comedy. All full colour digital art.
Read - Goldstar Of Wishes and Miracles, by TheViktor, rated T.
Matt is a gurney pusher, and has seen quite a few characters since the first day on the job. Experience an illustrated diary showcasing meeting people looking to be saved in a psych ward; witnessing the saggy, baggy skin of a former adult film actress; and the queasy, hair-raising side effects of a piercing gone wrong. DNR is the kind of story that needs to be resuscitated many times over.
The art is drawn in black and white using black inked lines framed inside comic boxes drawn with a felt-tip sharpie. The fonts are hand lettered.
Strap into a hospital stretcher and read DNR by arborcides, rated M!
Zadie is a precocious little monster of an eight year old girl! She's excitable and eager to prove herself, especially now that she's come into her special powers of destruction as a Shadowborn. It wasn't entirely unexpected, she grew up in the underworld with her ferocious mother and Death himself as somewhat of a mentor, so it's not surprising that with such an unusual upbringing strange things would happen. Let's just hope she can save her dad from a monstrous grass demon. The story is a supernatural comedy and it's a pretty unusual premise, with the little girl as the main protagonist. The art is bold, ambitious, and quite stylised. It's also a bit rough and naive in places, but its creativity and the unique characterisations of Zadie and her mum balance that out.
Read - Shadow Born, by GunPowderRum, rated T.
Leon is out of work, down on his luck, and staying at THE Cozy Crawly by the bus station. His world is about to change when the charming hotel’s manager, Ms. Clairabelle Ecarlate (known by some as La Sorcere Cramoisie), invites him to a palm reading, eventually offering him a job as concierge. The Moonlight Bed n’ Breakfast, a hotel with a reputation for having eccentric management and a barrage of strange visitors, is about to open its doors to Chris Redwolf (known to some as Calahan Gelertson) who just washed up on the shore this morning…sans clothes.
Each action packed page is sharp, vivid, and in full digital color.
Take a warm bath in the break room and read The Werewolf Prince by SorbetMystery, rated T!
Something eerie and weird is happening in Yarmo, Southern California… Some sort of strange creature is scarring the willies out of the locals! Meanwhile 382.5 miles North in Liverlife, Little Bally Williams is bored, bored, bored because none of the boys can hang out with her and there's nothing on TV! But something weird has got all the dogs barking… This is a SciFi comedy story comic set in the 90s in a suburban American world of late night TV, High school, diners, convenience stores, and homework. The art is bright bold and cartoony with cell-shaded style characters. The story is a slow burn comedy mystery.
Read - Slingy, by Slingy, rated E.
A cat sits on a folding card table next to an ashtray and a mug of coffee. The cat was enjoying his morning cup of coffee. In this world, a morning confrontation with a cat is an entire conversation. The man in the hat goes deep into the forest looking for answers in order to validate a question the cat asked: “How do we know this is real?” Deep roots. Pools of light. Wise fool, it is time to wake up.
The comic is drawn and digitally colored in grayscale and an earth-tone color palette. In addition to The Sophomore, MrPenguin is half of the creative force behind Potato and Kraut (featured 25 April 2018). According to the author’s notes, this whole story came to be because of a twenty year old doodle of a cat and man in a hat, smoking and drinking coffee in the morning light.
Climb down the roots to receive answers and read The Sophomore by MrPenguin, rated M!
Wild, rough talkin', hard-ass Amie Geddon works as a bounty-hunter in a frontier town. she takes crap from no one and it's almost impossible to get the drop on her. Many have tried, few have succeeded… Till now. Her blabbermouth friend Gertie Brown leads her into a bit of trouble, starting a whole cascade of problems, gun fights, quick humour, and triple crossing in this action packed story! Amie Armageddon is a dieselpunk* scifi action Western comic. The writing is full of action, gun-slinging, humour, and insults. The art is drawn with pencil and ink and edited digitally in tones of grey, that gives it an old-timey photograph feel, with a very original art style.
*For those that don't know, the dieselpunk genre are scifi stories where the main technology centers around the internal combustion engine (so roughly limited to 1910s-1940s technology)
Read - Amie Armageddon, by Machineheadstudio, rated T.
Wake up to the unceasing beeps of the morning alarm next to Kojo, a loyal companion. It is the start of a day of chores for the fisherman tasked with moving two tanks of fish. Commercial fishing is not an easy job, but a necessity when personal income depends on it. Baking salmon while waiting for roadside assistance and shucking freshwater clams with a knife before they clamp shut take precedence over contracting bird rabies.
The comic demonstrates a great usage of a secondary color scheme with muted, cool colors of blue and green gradients. The uses of mint, coral, peach, and teal pop and give it a peaceful and serene reading experience. The text bubble fonts have a very personal feel.
Go play fetch with Kojo, and read Gyor by Tuxie, rated E!
Yumi is an Oni girl, that's a type of Japanese spirit with horns. She's also a streamer… at least she WANTS to be. Things aren't going so well at the moment. She's looking at what's out there and it's all pretty weird and in your face! Swearing gamers, big boobed bubble-heads, angry political squawkers, anime pervs and more. What will her streaming style turn out to be? Stay tuned to find out! This is a slice of life manga style comedy with a lot of bright, bold happy colours and clear artwork. At the moment the story is a funny meta commentary on streaming.
Read - Oni Streamer Builds a Mech, by MoeAlmighty, rated T.
Water cooler gossip and rough days at work result in many indoor evenings at home filled with video games. Solemn Sad Blue “W”, is best friends with Mad Red “M”, an online streamer. Watch Sad W battle against servers of name-calling gamers and less than favorite game-picks in exchange for the aspiration to become a popular streamer. Real world adventures ensue when “W” battles a Monster Pirate “R” while searching the public sewers for Sympathetic “Y’s” car keys.
A two-by-two comic strip format, in full-color.
Watch Sad W’s Zangief defeat Mad M’s Guile and read Sad W by Sstavix, rated E!
A succubus is a very particular kind of demon, sexy and extremely dangerous… And Mary is an exceptionally dangerous demon. Mary wasn't always a succubus, she had a very traumatic transition into becoming one. She was human and alive once, a horrible event changed all that. Now she's out for revenge. She's back in town to settle some heavy scores and take her pound of flesh, literally. Succubus is a true horror comic, so reader BEWARE. There are various strong themes that might by triggers- sexual violence is referenced.
Succubus is the joint project of the long time collaborative team Monique MacNaughton and Darryl Hughes, the art and writing talents respectively. The art is in Monique's signature retro style, quite textual, lots of heavy blacks with thick outlines and deep shading, with some accents of colour. The story is a horror revenge mystery thriller told from the point of view of the “monster”.
Read - Succubus, by Coydog and TheDeeMan, rated M.
The road to self-actualization is filled with arduous challenges and obstacles. The climb is high and many have previously attempted the climb with little success. The journey to the tip of the pyramid is the goal, once food, shelter, clothing, and relationships become an after-thought. Daily interactions expose the fragility of modern relationships and the impermanence of a dream home.
The comic pages are produced in black and white using precise and professional inked lines and text bubbles.
Turn up the adrenaline and get up to ramming speed and read UP THE PYRAMID by BUDLO, rated E!
Insurance investigator, Mr Donahoo, AKA Possum, has been tasked with finding the missing Freddy Reno. The deeper he digs the more complicated the puzzle becomes. Everyone has a stake in Mr Reno and some of those stakes are pretty high! Just what exactly happened to Freddy and why??? This is a story involving the international world of competitive fish breeding, organised crime, police corruption, feuds, spies, and murder. Who could guess the story of a pet shop owner could be this exciting? This is a retro detective story with a touch of noir and some great 70s, 80s, and 90s visual styling. It's a comic with a very arty look, making use of heavily altered photos, thickly stylised figures, and broad areas of undifferentiated colours. Freddy Reno Went Missing is a compelling and addictive piece of work.
Read - Freddy Reno Went Missing, by OrGiveMeDeath_Ind, rated M.
Blue, alone, and confused. Sadie, wake up.
We have been through this scene before: the road, the snow, the car, the sharp right turn. It was an accident. You do not want to go down there. Sadie, you are a ghost. We all are ghosts, so stop revisiting the past and wake up. Life as a ghost can get repetitive (especially when the tenants ask if the place is haunted). There are monsters present, but they will have problems lurking under Sadie’s watch.
The art utilizes a monochromatic blue color scheme as many scenes take place in the evening and perhaps on another dimensional plane.
Battle beasts with Sadie and read Ghost Network by ohnomelon, rated T!