Web Comics Wednesday is celebrating the premiere of last night’s television series, The River. As such, we’ve collected five webcomics that focus on the life and times of various Creatures that range from cuddly to devious and every aspect in between.
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.
Story & Art: Katie Cook
About: Gronk is a young monster who has turned her back on the wayys of monster-dom (mostly because she was just too darn adorable to be scary). She finds the human world fascinating and is curious about everything…
Dale works out of her house in a rural area of British Columbia…composing music for commercials and TV shows. She’s a creative person at heart and her loner lifestyle is thrown into a loop when a little green monster shows up in her life..
Comic: Monster Pulse
Story & Art: Magnolia Porter
About: Monster Pulse is an all-ages adventure story about kids whose body parts transform into fighting monsters.
The tale stars Bina Blum, a kind, thoughtful, introverted girl. She’s been having some trouble at home and in school, but now that a strange and mysterious accident has transformed her heart into a monster four times her size, that doesn’t seem so important anymore.
Story & Art: Phillip Blackman
About: Odd-fish features aquatic creatures, the eponymous ‘Odd-Fish’ and their unlikely, bizarre and hopefully funny adventures. It is mostly pun and pop-culture based because that’s what NobbyNobody enjoys. Odd-Fish has come up for a fair bit of criticism, much of it in the form of back-handed compliments praising the artwork but hating the writing and the jokes.
Comic: Dead End County Monster
Story & Art: M. Steven Nordlund
About: Dead End County Monster tells the story of the trash-talking, beer chugging, foul mouth Monster “Rip” who is the assigned tormentor of the peaceful, wooded, farming community that is Dead End County. Working both in the office and in the field, he realizes that his job is a Dead End and so is his life. It isn’t until he meets a ‘G’ rated and conservative new hire by the name of Clock Tower, he begins to see his own life from someone who hasn’t lived, at least in the same way he does. This comic strip is strictly a gag by gag, joke by joke strip that exposes the world of Monsters and the world of Humanity for what it truly is.
Dead End County Monster is intended for readers over the age of 17. Tread carefully.
Art: Andrew Bell
About: Not quite a webcomic, the Creatures in my Head started as an exercise in time wasting and has since turned into a full time endeavor. This site features artwork and products designed by Andrew Bell, his production studio Dead Zebra Inc and collaborating artists.
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.