8/27/2013

Five Web-Comics to Check Out

In earlier years, comic book readers depended on independently released zines and compilations to see new artists and authors working in the medium. But with the growth of the internet, web-comics have become a new way for creators to directly engage their audience and gain attention for their work. This growth has also meant an overwhelming number of choices that can be hard to sort through.

To help you find your new favorite character or creator, here are five great web-comics that you need to check out. Make sure to leave your suggestions in the comments!





1. Anu-Anulan and Yir’s Daughter by Emily Carroll A beautifully drawn and written love story, this folk tale isn't long but may send you down the rabbit hole of exploring Emily Carroll's other pieces of work. Carroll's story about a goddess who falls in love with the silvery braids of a mortal feels ageless and ancient all at the same time.





2. Help Us Great Warrior by Madéleine Flores
Quick and quirky strips, Help Us Great Warrior is the story of the most fabulous and brave warrior who knows the importance of both eyeliner and selflessness.  Each strip is giggle inducing and addictive, once you
start reading, you will find yourself at the start of the archive before you know it.




3. Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
Nimona
needs to have her own movie or television show or any other way for me to get to see her more often. While an upcoming book is in the work, the web-comic will need to satiate my needs for now. An often endearing and always entertaining series, Nimona is about a supervillain and his shape-shifting sidekick traveling, getting into fights, and showing thatthe good guys aren't always the heroes.





4. Doctor Cat  by Sarah Sobole
Not all comics need to be serious or have a message beyond stuff that is great like a cat who is a doctor. Literally about an adorable cat who practices medicine, readers are able to see his co-workers at the
hospital, how cute his patients find him, and his buddy lawyer cat.





5. Strong Female Protagonist written by Brennan Lee Mulligan and drawn by Molly Ostertag
The only superhero comic on the list, Strong Female Protagonist is the book that you need to find on the shelf when you realized that your comic book shop pull list is lady deficient. About a female superhero who
retires from fighting super-villains to go to college and learn what real world heroism is, Mulligan and Ostertag have created a character that feels honest and relatable to comic book readers.

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