I found this amazing website thanks to inkoutbreak. The name is toonhole, several guys make comics, short videos, fun stuff.
John Martinez’s edgy and grittly inking style fits perfectly with the kind of humor he’s going for. He seems to play on a “let down punchline” angle a lot. With his intense line-work, the build-up is great. Wonder-woman and Clean Fight are good examples of what I’m talking about. I think my favorite is Chris Allison’s Happy Hour. Especially, the part 3. I don’t want to link the part 3 here because it will spoil the fun. Read it from the First Part. It’s a rare thing to see actual water color, or real ink on the internet anymore. These guys are doing what should be done. Go check them out, I like ‘em.
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I found this amazing website thanks to inkoutbreak. The name is toonhole, several guys make comics, short videos, fun stuff.
Another great comic that I found: Ada Lee Comes On! I saw a banner ad and decided to look. The drawings drew me right in (heh) and I started from the beginning and I couldn’t stop reading until I got to the end.
The illustration style reminds me of Adrian Tomine, if he only used pencils, and I’m not saying that because the main character is Asian (That’s racist). I enjoyed the gritty humor and the flower that keeps following Ada. I don’t want to get into the storyline too much because I might spoil all the fun but I’ll tell you this: I really enjoyed the human aspect of the story. What I mean by that is that, it’s about us. We all have jobs that we don’t want to do and some demon wants us to be artists, writers, musicians, you get the picture. Without this little push, the push that makes us eat salad instead of pasta (I’ve yet to meet that demon), we’ll always be stuck, or feel stuck.
As a side note, the “interview” pages are some of my favorite parts. There’s also a funny super-hero type book inside the comic: The Lesbinator. That was really refreshing and well done. I also find it funny that her chapter 3 is a flash-back also. Anyway, I appreciate this comic a lot and I know you will too.
My only criticism is the web design, and that’s nothing to do with the comic. The whole page is aligned left, and there’s a repeating background. So, on my computer (2560×1440 resolution) it looks pretty horrid. Mind you, the story was so captivating, I could get over the website’s look and feel and focus on the comic more. Yet, with a more inviting layout, this would be one of my top ten webcomics.
This comic is very special to me. Ben Chamberlain, writes this comic everyday. The story is about “human civilization at the center of the Milky Way galaxy: an area of space dominated by a gigantic black hole, where energy is abundant and life is cheap. How humans got there, and how they survive, remains to be seen.” I love the hi contrast. I can’t think of better fusion of Sci-Fi and Hi-Con together. Some of the panels are way out there. I’m liking the recent ones more and more.
The reason why this comic is special to me is he was one of the first real supporters of Spine! He put his ads on my site for one cent a day. Thank you, Ben. Thank you PW. I was unemployed and collecting mad cents. One at a time…
GUILTY OF SWEET WATERCRAFT SKILLS! Don’t think twice, just bookmark this comic. I’ve never read a webcomic from tumblr before but it works. Nice, 1-2-punch style humor. There are some real gems in there. I like the grammar police ones too. I hope he keeps updating this comic. I always liked black and white hand-inked comics. There’s something pure about them. This is one of them. Even if it’s computer, it looks like hand. It’s so hard to tell. It’s just good enough to pass as authentic. There’s so much crap out there that I hate, I’ll try to keep you guys away from them. Read this one. I’m so glad I started browsing the inkoutbreak forums. Stuff like this comes
I’m excited write about this comic and tell you why you should read it. KEZ has been making webcomics for a very long time, and this isn’t the only one she’s working on. She also updates What it Takes and Not Alone which are a lot of fun too. She is amazing, and inspirational how well she manages her time to do all this and get a masters degree on top, but that’s a different story…. War or Winds have been around since 2004. So, this story has been getting updated weekly, for the last 12 years! Isn’t that mind blowing? Looking through her archive, you will see the progress of her storytelling and her artwork improve tremendously and yet, keep the continuity perfectly. That is not an easy task at all.
War of Winds is a tale of fantasy that is epic in its grandeur. This epic tale goes on for several thousands of years. I don’t want to really say anymore and have you just delve right in. If you like fantasy, if you like comics – definitely check it out. Now, you might be concerned about being twelve years behind and not knowing where to start. I’ll admit, when I first started reading it felt like watching the Star Trek, The original series, then watching TNG, and DS9 etc etc. But i’m very glad that I did that! Point is: it pays off. Once you get going, you won’t be able to stop reading it and you’ll thank KEZ for making this great webcomic for the last twelve years. Please click on the banner above or here and check it out!
This week’s Spiderforest comic is Denise Randall’s Only Half Saga. She’s been creating this comic since 2004. 8 years gone by, just like that! It’s insane how much time and effort goes into these things, and we read it in one-two sittings. I really enjoyed the story. It’s a tale of Cabal, a dhampir, a half-vampire. I think this description, straight from Denise’s mouth sums up the story really well: “He has spent the past 550 years chasing his father Renate through the post-apocalyptic remnants of the United States. The vampire took his mother’s heart, her immortality, and then rejected her. It’s funny how revenge is a harder thing to come by than one thinks.”
You’re here because you like the idea of post-apocalypse. Everyone has their own unique version, and Denise is no exception. Check it out by here!
One more thing, I really like the Master Chief looking dude. You’ll see it when you get there!
We are highlighting an excellent webcomic this week. It is not an easy task to write a story that can be read in many ways and still be a rewarding experience. School Spirit accomplishes this very well.
The webcomic updates three times a week, in form of four panel comic strips. They work as dailies. You can just click on the randoms during a smoko and have a blast! That’s not all. School Spirit have several story arcs that are formed by these daily comics! So, Daniel had to write these short daily strips that are solid on their own, and as a group they form a great story. When I first started reading – well, at first I noticed the ears – then, this writing technique sort of blew my mind. I’ve seen many comics try and fail at this.
I never like talking about the story in detail because I think everything is a spoiler and the archive could be intimidating, because there are over 1000 comics here…. Don’t worry, Daniel directs us in a great way. I would encourage clicking on the new readers link once you get there. Also, do yourself a favor and definitely check out the Strine. You’ll love it.
To sum it all up: School Spirit is a really fun, uplifting webcomic for all ages. Click to here to check it out!
Cetiya is a Black and White Cyberpunk webcomic. I’m sure you like or have affinity to cyberpunk because you’re here! Cetiya has a very unique take on the cyberpunk genre. Normally, cyberpunk or, for that matter any “punk” is about technology. Whether it’s anachronistic, or futuristic, it’s about fantasizing about technology. Cetiya is true to it’s origin with a slight twist.. People use these cybernetic add-on’s to be able to cast spells. Cetiya mixes fantasy and cyberpunk in that way. I had no idea what was going on for the longest time, but then I read his about page and that helped. Then again, English is my third language and I use that as an excuse for everything. I’m also really curious as to how people pronounce Cetiya. Click here and take a look!
Hello boys and girls,
It’s time to explore a fascinating tale of magic and alternate-universe fantasy. This week on Spider Forest spotlight is: KEYS (click there for the homepage)
Written and illustrated by Nicoli Gonella, it’s a moody storyline comic. Each page feels like a hand-crafted gear in a large clockwork. I’m sure you will enjoy the story as much as I did. However; the website links are not working right now – so it might be a bumpy ride.
This week we are spotlighting a fantasy manga webcomic called Chirault. Here’s the description straight from the about section:
“It’s about this weirdo named Kiran and this tiny kid who sits on his shoulder and tells him to do things. Sort of, anyway. There are also demons and imploding cities and the possibility of the world’s imminent demise, in roughly that order of mention.”
You should check out the about section for sure, because it has an awesome map. The entire webcomic is drawn by hand on paper, which is the right way of doing comics; if you want your things to look unique, and Chirault does.
Blake JK Chen’s Twilight Lady is one of the first webcomics I’ve read from Spider Forest after I joined. He did a huge favor for me, for writing the best little synopsis for SPINE #1. I may not be able to return the favor fully, but I will try.
I am writing this on my dying computer. These words will be last few ones typed on Orleena. Makes me sad. Anyway, on with Twilight Lady!
Twilight lady utilizes my favorite palette: cold blue with bright, sharp reds. The artwork is simply gorgeous. Blake explores the psychological side of the vampire mythos in his webcomic. Our main character, Jen is a musician. It’s ironic that she isn’t famous at all – but what hides inside her is an immortal spirit that everyone wants Jen for.
Man, I really like the cover of Indwellers. Good work, Blake!
This week on Spider Forest (I’m late to the party) we have a detective miniseries and, I love detective stories.
Toby Hathaway and Marion Sark chase down supernatural monsters, witches and, other freaky things in: Spare Keys For Strange Doors. Their relationship, and the situations they end up in are written and illustrated extremely well. Just go and check it out by clicking here.
This week we have Precocious on Spider Forest spotlight. It’s a cute daily comic about little animals personified as kids. What’s that called? I forgot. Anyways, it’s a fun comic. Check it out! I also heavily recommend starting here, a page for new readers. Go go spider forest antromorphism!
Guess what. I’m at a remote location and, managed to find some time to write this stuff here. In fact, I even have some time to ramble. This week, we have Footloose on Spider Forest Spotlight.
You might be asking yourself what is this comic about? Footloose is a manga created by two very fun gals, EM and Ally. As you know I don’t really like talking much about the story about the webcomics, but it’s a 12-step program for unreality. Interested yet? I know you are. Check it out from the beginning by clicking here.
“Three siblings from a broken family are caught in the conspiracy that claimed their mother’s life. To save their family and nation, they seek out ancient gods for answers — but the gods give nothing for free.”
This week on spotlight, it’s LeyLines! The banner above will take you to the homepage, which is the latest page of the comic. This comic grew on me and thankfully, it updates three times a week and it’s well worth the time. So, take a break and enjoy. Click on the above banner to teleport to that site – or click here to read from the beginning.
“It’s 2426. Earth is a patchwork quilt of squabbling Domains, loosely joined under the mantle of the Empire, which fights to present a united front to technologically advanced, land-hungry alien races. None of which matters particularly to the Sunset Grill, a bar on the shady side of town in the corrupt city of Kieselburg. The comic follows the bar’s staff and patrons as they meet the challenges of their imperfect world with humor, determination, and the occasional moment of grace.”
Sunset Grill is this week’s comic on spotlight. Take a look! It’s 3D.
I couldn’t find an image, so we have to settle with this beautiful a href for This sexcellent comic. I’m writing onTy new iPad and I tend to be more sassy with it since, I can’t really touch the keyboard.
Lets talk about this comic.
This weeks’s comic is Riven Sol. It’s a 3D, sci-fi comic. Here’s a description from the author: ”
Science fiction romance meets Lovecraftian horror! Something is wrong on Danforth Research Station. Orphaned children disappear from the slum-like “lowers,” while fearsome masked guards prowl the corridors. Death lurks around every corner, waiting to swallow the unwary. When a mysterious girl named Carter comes to Danforth, it’s up to a boy known only as “Silence” to teach her to survive. But Carter has secrets of her own, and the horror within may be far greater than the horror without.”
Just go over there right now. The characters are pretty cool.