I've been meaning to write something about webcomics for aaaaages. (Since, um, May, when TJ&Amal finished and then 14 Nights finished.) I don't know why exactly but for a long time I've been reluctant to read any new webcomics and then in the past month or two, I did a complete re-read of Miracle of Science
, a complete re-read-to-date of Chester 5000 XYV
, reread a bunch of old Bruno
, reread a bunch of Fans
, reread Freakangels
, read both the old and new Smut Peddler
s, read Strong Female Protagonist
, read O Human Star
finished, so, yeah, I don't know, I'm all comixed up here.
If it's not clear from that list: I really like romance. And SFF, but, like, cartoon people kissing and blushing at each other? (Etc.) CATNIP.
Bruno and Fans and Miracle of Science are old news (although if you never read Miracle of Science, it's complete and 435 pages long
, just saying.)
Otherwise, some links:
has trippy, SFnal dream imagery but is otherwise real-world. The author has said the one character isn't exactly asexual but there's some interesting stuff here about different-libido relationships. This comic is NSFW.The Less Than Epic Adventures of TJ and Amal
is also not-SF and NSFW. Two guys on a cross-country road trip. Amazingly slow-paced and detailed and carefully constructed.Nimona
. Less romance, more SFF. Should we talk about Nimona? Are we nominating Nimona for the Graphic Hugo this year? ( giant spoilers )
STILL GOINGStrong Female Protagonist
is so far superheroes and mostly not romance although I have Hopes. Thinky and (hopefully) still in its early days, it feels like there's a lot of story here left to tell?O Human Star
. Transhuman romance? I am so excited about this comic. Dying inventor wakes up sixteen years later in robot body, and then things get complicated.Chester 5000 XYV
is an extremely NSFW wordless erotic comic that is also telling a story about robots and inventors and romantic complexities. By Jess Fink, who also did one of my favorite comics in this year's Smut Peddler.
ETA: I forgot Check, Please!
about adorable college hockey players.