We’re celebrating the discovery of Kepler-22b, a planet with the right conditions to support life. How can Comic Booked possibly celebrate something like that? Why, by spotlighting webcomics that focus on ALIENS, or course! (Yes, I know Other Planets would have been a better theme, but we already did that.)
If you’re new to this, here’s the scoop: Each Wednesday we will showcase five indie web comics. Each will be categorized and will be judged by ART, STORY and APPEAL. This will give you an opportunity to support indie artists and the amazing work they do.
Comic: Zorphbert and Fred
Story & Art: Dawn Griffin
About: Zorphbert and Fred is a webcomic about two aliens who come to Earth disguised as dogs to study human life. A young couple adopts them, and they settle into typical suburban life as domesticated dogs. Toss in a bossy manager in a squirrel suit, the neighborhood “weird kid”, and an alien diva neighbor cat, and antics ensue. Z&F is sci-fi without the overdose of geekery, and social commentary without being preachy. It may also make you laugh. We humans are pretty weird… we just needed an alien to point that out.
Comic: Ralf The Destroyer
Story & Art: Scott Lincoln
About: Ralf is hired as a one man wrecking crew of a distant planet which has threatened galactic peace through an ancient radio transmission. Unfortunately for us that planet is Earth. Unfortunately for Ralf, he has a conscience.
Comic: Alien Vs Pooh
Story & Art: Giant Hamburger
About: What happens when the 100 Acre Wood gets invaded by Ridley Scott’s Aliens? A twisted mash-up of the classic children’s tale and the equally-classic sci-fi movie, told in a clever, leather-bound manner. Not for the squeamish or extreme fans of Winnie the Pooh (Just kidding. It’s not too graphic.)
Story & Art: Joel Duggan
About:Starcrossed follows the lives of Charlie and his alien roommate Sam as they brave the great unknown of dating. Charlie Decker is a textbook beta male. The few risks he takes are calculated. Charlie has a romantic side that he never really gets to show because he crumbles into a pile of self doubting spineless mush whenever he’s around a woman he’s interested in.
Although Sam (Samael) hasn’t been living with Charlie very long he’s managed to figure out how to push most of his buttons. Unlike Charlie, Sam does not have any trouble meeting women. They flock to him like he’s walking down the street with a puppy. This, above everything else, annoys Charlie to no end.
…Well, not entirely. Then there wouldn’t have been a story to tell at all, now would there?
Want to share your favorite indie web or print comic? Feel free to comment below! I would love to add them to my list. Also feel free to visit my Facebook Wall to chat with these and other Indie comic creators.