Anthea’s Webcomic reading list
Hello my lovely peeps! Today I’m going to write and list my favorite webcomics because webcomic deserve all the love and I want you all to read these fantastic stories. The list will be pretty mixed, some pretty well known, other not so much or just starting out, but, in my opinion anyway, definitely worth a look!
Written by Megan Lavey-Heaton
Drawn by Isabelle Melancon
Namesake is a gorgeous looking comic with beautiful drawn lines, immense detail and minimal colours. The story focuses on a woman named Emma Crewe who discovers, after an incident with a combusting book reader, she can travel to different worlds, worlds that we know well as they’re the fairytale places of our youths like the Wizard of Oz and Wonderland. However there are a lot of secrets and conspiracy surrounding our protagonist. The comic itself has reached a point where some of these secrets have been revealed and it’s just fantastic.
Namesake started 4 years ago and it’s still going strong, however the art is very obviously at a higher standard now then it was back then. That said, it still looks good so it will only be pleasant to watch the art evolve and improve as you read through it.
Highly recommended to those who want a woman made and lead comic with a sprinkle of fairy tales and fantasy.
Created by Tom Siddell
Gunnerkrigg Court is my oldest read webcomic, starting waaay back when in 2005 so you’ve possibly already read this one, if not where have you been this thing is still going and only getting better. Gunnerkrigg Court tells the story of Antimony Carver, or Annie for short, as she attending the strange and mysterious school that the comic is named after. This comic switches between being a fantasy and a sci-fi to reflect the different aspects of the court and of the magical filled forest which surround it. This comic is just chock full of mysteries and character development, yummers, my fave! There’s plenty of humour in it too which mirrors the dark moments of the comic nicely.
Recommend for those who love a big ass long story and gradually revealed mysteries and characters that age and grow up in front of the reader’s eyes.
Seeing as the comic started back in 2005 the art is significantly different then to now it is now but watching the development of Siddell’s style and artistic skill is an absolute treat!
Poppy O’ Possum
Created by Ian Everett
This comic is just filled to the brim with charm and energetic artwork, just a few pages in and you’ll fall in love with the main character Poppy. Basically this comic is about a super strong possum mommy living in world where all the other residents, a variety of anthropomorphic animals, all possess magic powers and where the world is pretty much runs it too. However possums, do not so that can cause a lot of trouble for the specie. All Poppy wants is to live a nice life with her darling daughter Lily but she a magnet for trouble. I mean, goons, dragons, monsters, casual racism and ancient magic conspiracies are just the tip of the iceberg that Poppy finds herself involved with.
Recommended who love cartoonish, charming artwork and character that you’ll just fall in love with in an instant and with fantastic world building to boot!
Created by T.T. Farrell
Azure Capricorn is a Sci-fi/slice of life with drop dead gorgeous art and colours. The comic is about a man name Tajo, new to the planet Oceanius IV which is nearly completely covered in water. He looking for a job and Freya, the assertive alien goat woman who runs her family’s gondola tour service might be able to help him out.
Azure Capricorn is fairly new on the webcomic scene and there isn’t a whole lot of it. Yet the gorgeous colours, environments and character design will hook you in straight away. Definitely one to read.
Girls with Slingshots
Created by Danielle Corsetto
Coloured by Laeluu
Another super long comic that has been going on forever (*cough since 2004 cough*) but I’ve only started reading myself in the last couple of years. Girls with Slingshots is a comic about being an adult but still growing up and learning what it is to be a grown up. It handles a lot of issues such as unemployment, marriage, and equality all while being funny as hell and relatable.
Recommended for those who want slice of live with some great adult humour but with depth and reliability. Once again, with such a long on-going comic the artwork was grown and evolved a lot from that very first page.
Created by Magolia Porter
Monster Pulse is an all age’s comic that has an appealing story line for everybody! It about Bina Blum and her group of friends as their various body parts (for Bina it was her heart) transform into monsters! Now they have to deal with the sinister shadow organization SHELL, who are not 100% evil but they not the sort you want around your kids.
Great webcomic for younger readers but doesn’t handle the story with kid gloves. Monster Pulse has just as rich and complex story line as my other favorites.
Created by SJ Moloney
Pantheon is a newish comic but there is a lot of content already. It takes already well established Gods and religions and mashes them together in a delicious plot filled soup. Amaterasu, a cheerful and curious Japanese sun goddess has gone on the equivalent of a gap year to visit all of the other gods and pantheons. While she’s doing this the jaded Gods of cultures and religions old are all disappearing and no one’s quite sure what’s going to happen.
Recommended for the history and mythology buffs!
Created by Gigi D.G.
Cucumber Quest is a darling comic about bunny children on an adventure and having fun. The colours and clothing designs are my fave things about this comic no that’s a lie, the humour and the comic’s villain actually is. Really pretty comic that comes with a warning: History can, and will be repeated.
I recommend this to everyone okay.
The Property of Hate
Created by Madmod
I only discovered The Property of Hate a couple of weeks ago but it had me instantly hooked and I was up to date within the day. The story starts with a young girl being woken up by a TV headed man asking if she would like to be a hero. They enter a world were concepts have physical form like dreams, fear and ideas. At first the story seems to be pulling of a “little kid being the destined hero” trope but as you read it through you quickly see the underlining darkness to the story. You fear for Hero and wonder just what is this TV headed man hiding?
Recommended for those who like charismatic object headed gentlemen, very interesting concepts and darling little girls who are smarter then they look.
Just about Anything by Emily Carroll
I love Emily Carroll’s comics. Do yourself a favor and go to her website, read all of her short stories then purchase her new book Through the Woods. You will not be disappointed, especially if you enjoy eerie horror. I recommend His Face was all Red and Out of Skin as a good introductory to her work.
That’s not all of the webcomics that I read but ones I think deserve a mention. I hope you enjoy them my peeps! Tune in next Friday where I will hopefully hopefully have a video of my colour work-through to show you all!
All the best!