Link love: webcomics
I’ve always loved comics, especially the Franco-Belgian classics and many of our own Swedish comics. Can’t say I’m into the Marvel kind though, I’ve never understood the necessity of brightly coloured tights…
Anyway, a while ago I mentioned my new-found addiction to Questionable Content.
Well, that seem to have started a snow ball reaction. Now that I’ve (finally?) discovered the wonder that is webcomics I’ve spent hours finding and reading new material. I can’t believe how many talented artists/writers there are out there :D
Here are my current favourites, in no particular order:
(If you have comic suggestions, do share!)
Charlie is depressed, broke and soon to be homeless. Doesn’t sound like much fun, and it isn’t. But it is capturing and easy to relate to if you’ve ever been in a rut yourself. When I stumbled upon this comic I was instantly hooked by the unusual way the story is told. Most comics are just short strips, but Brightest is actually a webcomic book. The story is slow and often told entirely inside Charlie’s thoughts.
It’s very original and I really, really like it.
Probably one of the most beautifully drawn comics I’ve ever seen, the quality is just unbelievable! The story takes place in St. Louis during the 20’s and revolves around the Lackadaisy speakeasy and the odd characters there. If you like classic crime dramas and cute kittens this comic is a must!
The cute story of Chop Chop Ninja Doom and Chocobanana Sofuto. One of the creators behind Springiette is Shouri who is actually a former doller (yes, pixel dolls). Which makes it even more awesome ^_^
Every country is a character (the clothes is the country’s flag) and the comic is about their relations with each other. The Scandinavian countries/characters (Iceland, Finland, Norway, Denmark and Sweden) are the main characters.
I find this comic hilarious! I literally Laugh Out Loud when I read it. But you don’t have to be Scandinavian to appreciate it. USA, England and many other countries show up all the time. The comic comes in stand-alone strips, but you should probably start from the beginning and read the authors comments under each comic to fully understand the jokes.
“I wonder if there are any wolf/werewolf comics” I thought and Googled it. Well, turns out there are plenty. But I think Strays is my favourite so far. The story takes place in a fantasy world with luipans (aka. humans with tails who can turn into wolves) as the main characters. But there are also demons and various other creatures. It’s often cute and funny but also full of death and despair (can in fact get quite bloody sometimes). So far I love it, and I love the artwork!