One of the most amazing things the Internet grants people is the opportunity to show their work to an extremely wide audience. The Internet is a way for people to explore and share their ideas and imaginations, which especially benefits aspiring comic artists. I absolutely love webcomics, because they are all so diverse and imaginative, and explore so many different themes and ideas. Because I love webcomics and I love gushing and talking about them, here is a list of some of the ones I absolutely love in no discerning order, and with the links to the comics:
- O Human Star by Blue Delliquanti: Alastair Sterling, an inventor and robotics genius that sparked the robot revolution, died suddenly before seeing his work become the cornerstone of everyday life. He is brought back to life sixteen years later as a robot, and he tracks down his former partner in order to find out who brought him back to life and why.
- As the Crow Flies by Melanie Gillman: Charlie is a queer girl of color stuck in a Christian youth camp. She and a group of other queer girls go on a hiking trip up a mountain that the camp requires the girls to do.
- All Night by Britt Sabo: Clarence is a caster, someone with the ability to use magic to fight against creatures of darkness. Literally. The world Clarence lives in is permanently divided by night and day. The seasons never change, nothing ever changes. But the dark creatures are growing more aggressive and trying harder and harder to invade the world of light, and no one knows how to stop them.
- Shoot Around by Suspu: When the zombie apocalypse happens, a coach of a girl’s high school basketball team tries to help and protect the girls he’s in charge of. However, the girls end up being much more capable of survival than him, and they help the coach learn how to survive.
- The Less Than Epic Adventures of TJ and Amal by E.K. Weaver: In the course of a single day, Amal calls off his arranged marriage, comes out to his parents, gets disowned, and gets drunk at a bar. He wakes up the next morning to find TJ, a dreadlocked vagabond, cooking eggs in his kitchen. TJ tells Amal that they made an arrangement last night to go on a road trip together to see Amal’s sister graduate from college. Amal, having nothing left, decides to go on the road trip with TJ.
- Prague Race by Leppu: Three friends live in a town that is becoming rife with mysterious and gruesome murders. After one of them purchases an odd poster from a creepy shop, even stranger things begin to happen to them, and their lives continue to spiral out of control.
- Vattu by Evan Dahm: Taking place in an alternate fantasy world, a young girl named Vattu is born to a tribe of nomadic flute players. The world that she and everyone in her tribe knew is changed suddenly by an emperor conquering all the lands and people in his wake. Vattu is caught in the middle of the clash of cultures and wills.
- Rock and Riot by Chelsey Furedi: Two high school gangs, one of only boys and one of only girls, clash continuously in the 1950’s. Will they set aside their differences to fight for what they have in common?
- Hotblood! by Toril Orlesky: The year is 1871 in the United States. James Rook is a Civil War veteran that is desolate and without a job after the war. He’s also a centaur. He gets hired as a secretary by Asa Langley, a steel tycoon that is nowhere near being above criminal activity.
- The Meek by Der-shing Helmer: Angora is an inexperienced girl that has been sent by her grandfather on a quest to save the world. She is in the middle of a war between two countries. While she has nothing but her instincts and her mysterious powers, Angora gets to witness humanity, and judge for herself if the world is truly worth saving.
I sincerely hope you all enjoy these recommendations! I love these stories. I find them unique and fascinating, and I hope the rest of you see what I see in them.