Sunday Funnies, part 13
Another in my series of posts recommending web comics:
Caterwall by Spain Fischer Caterwall is the story of Pax, who is the orphaned son of a knight who was the hero of the kingdom, and his best friend Gavin, who is the descendant of a line of seers. Pax is a young man who has a reputation for pulling pranks and telling lies, who gets exiled from the kingdom. Gavin joins him in exile. I like the story and really like the artwork. It’s just so cheerful and cute, even when grim things are happening. Caterwall is a graphic novel, the first 25 pages are available on the web site. The first book has recently been published and is available for purchase here.
I have recommended “Mr. Cow,” by Chuck Melville many times before. A clueless cow with Walter Cronkite dreams presides over a barnyard of a newsroom. But I need to update the recommendation because the comic has moved to a new site. The old Web Comics Nation site died without notice (literally), stranding several artists and leaving no way for them to post pointers from their old URLs to their new homes. Chuck has found Mr. Cow a new home on Comic Fury: mrcow.webcomic.ws. His other comics have also been moved to the new host: Champions of Katara and Felicia, Sorceress of Katara. If you like Mr. Cow, Felicia, or Flagstaff (the hero of Champions of Katara) you can support the artist by going to his Patreon Page. Also, can I interest you in a Mr. Cow Mug?
I’m a big fan of (and have previously recommended) “Deer Me,” by Sheryl Schopfer. This artist is also a friend. I have previously described this strip as: “Three roommates who couldn’t be more dissimilar while being surprisingly compatible.” Except in a recent story line Thomas has moved out! Eeek! After a storyline that took us back to the high school days of some of the characters, the storyline has returned to “the present day” where various consequences of the Thomas’s moving out are coming to pass. While checking the links, I realized that my older recommendations for this comic linked to a specific strip on the artist’s art blog, rather than the main comic URL (DeerMe.Net), and she’d moved her blog to a new host, so those links don’t work anymore. So, I’m updating and re-recommending. In any case, if you enjoy Deer Me, you can support the artist by going to her Patreon Page!
Some of the comics I’ve previously recommended:
And I love this impish girl thief with a tail and her reluctant undead sorcerer/bodyguard: “Unsounded,” by Ashley Cope.
The Young Protectors by Alex Wolfson begins when a young, closeted teen-age superhero who has just snuck into a gay bar for the first time is seen exiting said bar by a not-so-young, very experienced, very powerful, super-villain. Trouble, of course, ensues.
Tripping Over You by Suzana Harcum and Owen White is a strip about a pair of friends in school who just happen to fall in love… which eventually necessitates one of them coming out of the closet. Tripping Over You has several books, comics, and prints available for purchase.
If you want to read a nice, long graphic-novel style story which recently published its conclusion, check-out the not quite accurately named, The Less Than Epic Adventures of T.J. and Amal by E.K. Weaver. I say inaccurate because I found their story quite epic (not to mention engaging, moving, surprising, fulfilling… I could go on). Some sections of the tale are Not Safe For Work, as they say, though she marks them clearly. The complete graphic novels are available for sale in both ebook and paper versions, by the way.