Seriously, find yourself a nice, cozy nook, make sure you won’t be interrupted for a while (30 minutes read time, much more after that to decompress) and read the new comic by Gigi D.G. (Cucumber Quest) hosted on itch.io.
Lady of the Shard follows the story of an Acolyte in the service of a temple devoted to worshipping a slumbering Goddess. Frankly, it’s not worth going into much more detail than that, but it’s a tremendous comic. Each chapter is a single vertical scroll, the sequences stacking and forming seamlessly to tell the next step of the Acolyte’s story without missing a beat. Seriously, it’s a masterpiece.
Unlike the luscious and rich color palettes seen in Gigi’s ongoing Cucumber Quest comic, Lady of the Shard very deliberately limits itself to only two or three colors at a time – carefully delineating the context for each, a beautiful and trusting way to guide the reader along with the Acolyte. Cucumber Quest has always utilized a variety of styles to accentuate the current arc, the closest comparison I can make is that the sparse lines in contrasting colors feels like a continuation of the kind of art displayed in the Rose Master arc, but narratively Lady of the Shard is something else entirely.
I won’t say anymore, this just needs to be read. Be sure to full-screen the comic to get the full experience and donate a little cash afterwards because believe you me, it more than deserves it.
About the comic:
Lady of the Shard is a comic about an acolyte in love with the goddess she serves.
Content warnings [spoilers, potentially]: This comic contains some body horror imagery and sexualized situations involving a manipulative, domineering character.