An aspiring comics creator who longs for the Image Comics of his youth gets a shot at success and fame via a magic potion in van Sciver’s latest online comic.
K.L. Ricks has this uncanny ability to portray movement incredibly well. In Arm’s Length, we see our protagonist Mari biking and fencing. In each case, Ricks is able to convey motion both in her characters and subtly in the environment. Notice the way Mari’s fencing sword shakes during her fight with the hooded black figure while crouching […]
There are some artists that reinvent themselves and experiment with various method of work. Whether it’s to try to find a style. Shee Phon is one of those artists. I’ve reviewed two of her comics (Idealism and Idealism II) as part of my ThreeCAF series earlier in May. But these two comics barely scratch the surface of […]
Continuing our look at some queer themed comics for Pride Month, Eighty Days is a beautifully drawn historical romance adventure with queer themes. It has a stunning ink line and a feel that harkens back to classic comic strip adventures.
I’ve been looking more closely at the work of Carta Monir after I saw her live reading of one of her comics at the TCAF Alt Comics 10 event organized by publisher 2dcloud. I was thoroughly impressed with her short webcomic Don’t Wanna Close My Eyes. In Don’t Wanna Close My Eyes, Scott, a high school student, […]
The Young Protectors: Engaging the Enemy is a webcomic by writer Alex Woolfson who has made a strong cottage industry out of his gay-themed comics. The art is by Adam DeKraker and colorist Veronica Gandid. Woolfson is wuite the webcomics expert: his previous webcomic, Artifice is finished and has some print volumes out.) His Patreon makes […]
While political winds may change at the drop of a hat in America, the Library of Congress as remained a steady pillar of our culture. Dedicated to preserving content that provides insight to the zeitgeist throughout history, this week, the Library launched an online archive of webcomics. In a statement, Megan Halsband, a librarian in the Serial […]
It’s Pride month and there are many free comics out there by queer creators and on queer themes — in fact many of the ones we’ve already linked to here are queer themed – it seems like a lot of the most interesting comics work being done these days deals with themes of gender and […]
Continuing to go through the work of some TCAF notables, Beatrix Urkowitz is an up and comer living in Providence who graduated from SVA a few years ago. It’s fair to say their work is firmly in the Michael DeForge school of detached musings and blobby realism, although infused with a dose of Terry Toons comedy, but […]
First off, I am totally stealing this list of up and coming cartoonists at TCAF by Ardo Omer. The first name on her list is Ru Xu, definitely an up and comer. This Chinese-American SCAD grad already has a full length graphic novel coming out from Scholastic/Graphix, Newsprints, which is about a girl who disguises herself as a newsboy in an imagined […]