Posts tagged "webcomics wednesday"
Connie to the Wonnie, by Connie Sun
WELCOME! This blog is a personal project I started in August 2011 with the goal of drawing and posting an illustrated status message a day - I haven’t stopped since. Every weekday morning, I get up, draw a cartoon, and post whatever I can manage to get done before going to work. I began cartooning daily to let go of perfection and figure out if I had anything to say. What I’ve learned in the process is that we all do. What’s your status message today?
Spindrift, written by Charlotte English, art by Elsa Kroese
Spindrift is a weekly updated comic featuring a modern fantasy story about intrigue, warfare, family, love and betrayal. The story follows the conflict between the close-minded, conservative Alar race and their mortal enemies, the power-hungry Ildrei. And one young woman who gets caught in between…
As half-Alar, half-Ildrei, Morwenna’s existence offends both races. She and her companions must find a way to navigate the conflict - and attempt to bring peace between the two sides.
Webcomics Wednesday: #BlackHistoryMonth Edition
JOE! by Michelle Billingsley
JOE! is a sarcastic and mischievous 10-year-old, known among his loved ones for being the lil’ brat in their lives. Whether he’s with family, friends, or at school, Joe frequently finds his way into trouble. He usually has a smart-aleck response to get him back out of it, but that doesn’t always work. This kid is definitely the poster child of punishment.
This comic provides an amusing look at the world through the eyes of one of its future citizens. Each strip is combined with imaginatively-exploited everyday storylines, which makes for a memorable read. Joe along with his family and friends, welcomes you to his world, in the hope of inspiring yours.
Under the Apple Tree by Sarah Winifred Searle
Rosie is forlorn when she and her mother leave the suburbs of Boston for Maine, uprooting her social life and disrupting her last year of high school. Understandably, she believes it is the end of the world and she is doomed to waste away in the boondocks.
But, unfortunately for her, small town life isn’t nearly as dull as she feared.
Rosie finds herself facing a fate forced upon her by events long past: she must discover the truth behind tragic events buried in the history of her new home and bring a man’s spirit to rest. She digs into the past to uncover secrets about her town, all the while handling the trials and tribulations of being an idealistic young woman growing up in an era of great change.
It is October of 1943. World War II looms darkly over the nation’s head, and like many families, Rosie and her mother are left to fend for themselves while her father and brother are away in the military. Rosie is making plans to attend nursing school after graduation, determined to pull her own weight, and even in the little town of Kennebunk, the enemy isn’t as far away as one might think.
(For more insight into Searle’s inspirations and such, check out this interview she did with Seacoast Online, a Kennebunk paper)
Sparkshooter, art by Sarah Vaughn
After placing eighth in the annual Indianapolis Battle of the Bands in 2003, quasi-shoegazer outfit and perpetual local underdogs Crazy Yeats lose their temperamental lead singer.
The remaining members (guitarists Sean and Elihu, bassist Lowell, drummer Michael) decide to stick together and redefine their sound, pushing a reluctant Sean back toward the front-man slot he once willingly surrendered. However, Sean thinks that the new frontperson should be the mysterious young lady that the boys see singing karaoke. As luck would have it, Sondra is a friend of their buddy and former manager Jack, and he in fact arranged for Sondra to show up. Now, the boys prepare to meet Sondra for the first time …
Meat and Bone by Katherine Verhoeven
MEAT & BONE is a web comic about food and making out! Among other adventures.
Into the Thicklebit co-written by Melissa Wiley
Parenthood comics, written by a husband-and-wife team.
Claire the Flare by Jessi Sheron
Welcome to Claire the Flare, an alternative superhero comic. A buddy comedy about two lady superheroes and the strange adventure they get into.
Claire is new to this whole superhero thing, but she knows what it’s all about. Getting famous! But with veteran heroine Bulldozer breathing down her neck its not going to be easy.
Delve into Fantasy by Del Borovic
DELVE is a epic Fantasy RPG turned Comic, written, drawn and created by Del Borovic. The original concept and creation of the characters occured in late 1999. Originally meant to be an old-school pixel RPG, much work was done to that end. Multiple versions of the game were made, one with one half hour of playable content. Unfortunately as RPG-creation programs became more complicated, doing all the writing, art and coding became too much work for one person, and all of it was put aside. Through all that time the story and characters have continued to grow into a story of epic proportions. And then- a bolt of inspiration! Why not do the story as a comic instead, but still keeping all its RPG flare, and throwing away none of the previous work? Well.. why not, says me.
So here we are. At the gates of something ten years in the making. I hope you are willing to take the trip with me, and come to love the cast and world in the same way that I have. As there are still a lot of RPG elements in the story, don’t be surprised if some audience interactions and participations come into play! You just may never know what I’m going to pull next~
Wreckhall Abbey by Domitille Collardey
This one’s hard to describe, especially as it has just started, but just these character introductions have me hooked! I’m expecting a sort of spooky St. Trinian’s but who knows?
It’s hosted on Tumblr, which is great for following, but can be a little tricky when trying to figure out the order of things. I suggest checking the archive first to get a sense of flow.
But definitely embiggen and read all of these images, because I promise you will immediately want to know all about them.
Boggle Loves You by Aria Heller
Boggle is worried about you! Boggle is also an owl.
Today I am featuring a webcomic you probably have seen reblogged a million times and/or when Laura Hudson interviewed the creator on Comics Alliance. This is because I had a pretty miserable day today— or more accurately, a mediocre day that contained one seemingly innocuous event that had me on the verge of tears for about 20 minutes. The urge to cry subsided when I thought about Boggle what he would say to me.
Heller created Boggle when a few of her friends were all having bad days at once, and she figured a cartoon owl would be the best medium for a positive message for them:
Everybody likes owls. You can’t distrust an owl’s motivations. An owl isn’t going to lie to you. If an owl says you’re a decent person who is allowed to make mistakes, you believe that owl….The fact that Boggle is a comic is what makes it work…comics have the power to provide a layer of removal from complicated or painful subjects, which actually lets us see those subjects more clearly.
If you have a problem that you need a reassuring word for, you can ask Boggle! Or if you just want to know you and your problems are not alone, you can read his advice to other people. You’ll be happy to know such a kind owl.
My Guardian Demon by Leah Powell
Ashley Thorn is finally returning to live in the house she grew up in, after refusing to face the deaths of her parents after 12 years. Daimon is a demon who only wants to help people, but a dark past haunts him, causing him to be imprisoned in a sketchbook. The Guardian Demons are the ultimate rebels, demons who work to save humanity when angels won’t.
When Ashley unknowingly releases Daimon from his seal, she is tossed into the world of the Supernatural, where everything is possible and nothing is as it seems. Together she and Daimon search for the legendary Guardian Demons, but they are hounded by mysterious enemies, including someone from Daimon’s past.
The link above goes to the “reruns” hosted on smackjeeves, of which only 10 pages have been posted. If you want to read the original run, go to Leah’s Tumblr archive, scroll down to September 2011 and start clicking the pages that look like comics!
Tales of Indigo by Ashley Riot
Indigo is a wandering exorcist who fights demons for the weary and downtrodden.
#PrideMonth Webcomics Wednesday
Any-Themed by Queer-Identified Lady Edition
Freewheel by Liz Baillie
Freewheel is about a young girl named Jamie who is in foster care with her older brother Jack. When Jack goes missing one day, she embarks on an epic journey to find him. Along the way, she gets help from a mostly-friendly enclave of forest dwellers living in an improvised society that exists just outside of our own.