Posts tagged with "Webcomics"
Review: Paranatural

Zack Morrison’s Paranatural is a webcomic about a serious-faced young boy who faces schoolyard bullies and paranormal supernatural beings armed with a ghost-possessed baseball bat. It’s also a great source of cartoonishly expressive faces, hence my Twitter profile picture. The comic begins with the aforementioned serious boy – Max – and his family moving into a new home in the picturesque little town where his father grew up. Though Max’s face wears a permanent scowl, the rest of his family – and as will become apparent, most of the...

Review: Apothecia

Apothecia is a short (under a hundred pages), complete (as of Friday 21 November 2014) webcomic about a girl and her eldritch horror from the cold depths of space. It is written by Taz Muir and drawn by Shelby Cragg (also known for her artistic contributions to recent arcs of Homestuck). Webcomics tend to fall into one of two categories: massive adventure epics (often never finished) or episodic sitcoms with varying degrees of continuity – so, abnormally, Apothecia has a single, focused story to tell, tells it, and then...

Pages per week

I read a lot of webcomics. I have some of my favourites listed on my links page, and two reviews on this site. All in all, I’m actively following about twenty, have read another twenty or so to completion, and have countless more bookmarked to check out later, dropped partway through for various reasons, or de facto completed because I’ve read up to the point the author abandoned ship (always the saddest ones). Comic Rocket is a webcomic reading service that has me spending less time reading...

Review: Broodhollow

Broodhollow is a horror webcomic by Kris Straub, long-time and prolific webcomic artist, whose other output includes sci-fi comic Starslip and gag-a-day humour strip chainsawsuit. He is also the author of the well-known creepypasta Candle Cove and a host of other interesting things. I’ve been following Broodhollow since the beginning, although every since I started using Comic Rocket that has meant “checked out the new pages every few months” rather than “read each update as it’s posted”, and it’s on...

Review: Ellie on Planet X

Ellie on Planet X, by James Anderson, is about a robot named Ellie sent on course from Earth to the mysterious “Planet X” sometime in the sixties. The strip began on the 10th of June 2010, the day Ellie’s first transmissions would have reached Earth (eight years after her landing), and each strip is presented as a snippet of her report back. Ellie is a gag-a-day strip that nonetheless follows continuity and goes through a series of discernible plots, but in a very meandering and...