History-Themed Webcomics Wednesday
Red Plains, written by Caryn A. Tate
Red Plains is an authentic, ongoing comic book series that is centered on a town filled with murder, lust, and greed. The series deals with the West as it really was – violent and unpredictable – and doesn’t fall back on any tired tropes. And, just like reality, the actions of and decisions made by a single character have an impact on other characters and the world in which they live.
The series features a diverse cast of characters – the main characters include the wealthy Latino family the Escovidos; rancher Doug Stevens and his spoiled son, Jackson; struggling father/daughter farmers Isaac and Rose Templeton; and the local politicians, prostitutes, cowboys, and Sheriff Doles and his deputies, who are trying to keep a lid on things.