Dwayne McDuffie award winner Nilah Magruder’s M.F.K is a sprawling epic, filled with dynamic characters, ridiculously wonderful art. M.F.K is a completely unique take on the classic action adventure. In short it’s really really fantastic. In a sand swept post-apocalyptic world we meet Abbie, recently bereaved she’s just trying to get her mothers ashes home, but […]
Witchy is a complete and utter gift. I found it when trawling twitter for a new addiction, and boy did I find it. Ariel Ries beautiful, haunting and sweet comic is the queer, asian witch comic that you didn’t know you were missing (or maybe you did, cos who ever has enough comics about badass queer, […]
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You wouldn’t necessarily expect the author of the moody, haunting fantasy comic Out of Hollow Water to be a cracking good comedic cartoonist, but Anna Archie Bongiovanni definitely is. Grease Bats is part of Autostraddle’s Saturday Morning Cartoons series, which has four rotating cartoonists (we’ll get to the other three don’t worry), Grease Bats is […]
Jenn Liv’s Beanstalk is a wonderfully magical little comic. A woman sleeping in a field wakes up to discover a world wider and larger than she ever thought possible. It’s a gorgeous comic about the ever-expanding universe, how connection with others expand our world view and ourselves. A wordless comic illustrated by Toronto based artist […]
Not everyone can do horror in comics well, but Sam Alden makes it seem effortless. In 2013, he released a web comic called The Man That Dances in the Meadow that was eerie with a consistently unsettling tone. A truly amazing horror comic. The Man That Dances in the Meadow is a short comic about […]
Brecht Evens’ Panther (published in the US by D&Q) was a sleeper for many of the year’s best of lists. The story of a girl whose imaginary friend turns imaginary fiend touches on many deep themes: adolescence, grieving, even the internet’s obsession with cats. Like his previous English language books, The Wrong Place (a lothario […]
[There are many great comics out there. There are many free comics out there. And my reduction, there must be many great AND free comics for readers to experience. Will The Beat make it to 365 links this year? Don’t bet on it, but we’ll be trying in this series.] Let’s kick off our free comics […]