Webcomic Spotlight: NAMESAKE
Going down the rabbit hole and beyond is exactly what Namesake does. Written by Womanthology contributor Megan Lavey and illustrated by Isabelle Melancon, Namesake is the story of Emma Crewe, a woman who discovers she can visit other worlds – fantasy and fairy lands made famous through the spoken word, literature and cinema. Her power as a Namesake forces her to play the protagonist in these familiar stories as she figures out how to get home. During her travels, Emma discovers that those controlling her story have their own selfish goals in mind and her fate is the key to everyone’s happy ending.
I love this story because it takes a unique twist on well known stories and it makes it an all new time travel adventure. It’s an excellent way to get people into comics especially girls and it also incites their curiosity to learn more about the famous worlds Emma and her friends explore from the spoken word, literature and cinema. Read more
Webcomic Spotlight: Super Cute
Super Cute is a unique webcomic about two best friends-Bronson and Leonard-and how their lives always end up humorously intertwined. The comic is the brainchild of three creators. Super Cute is written by David Hopkins and Austin Wilson, from the internet’s favorite comic book podcast Hideous Energy, and illustrated by (characters originally designed by Liz Suburbia) Brent Hibbard.
The Super Cute team put new, disturbing, spin on the odd couple paradigm with a story that is always fresh and interesting. Each update reinforces the notion that Super Cute serves as the perfect supplement to the HE podcast. Super Cute is superb, witty, and relaxing.
WNI sat down with the creative team to discuss the ins and outs of their brain holes. Read more
Webcomic Spotlight: Sacred Heart
Liz Suburia’s ongoing online graphic novel, Sacred Heart, serves as a manifesto of punk, sex, love, music and humanity. The story carries a few high school punks dealing with the daily drama that life gives them. Suburbia’s comic is special because it’s real. Liz’s art details real teenagers. Her characters come in all shapes and sizes. Not everyone is skinny and beautiful like the teenagers featured on society force-feeds us on TV.
Scared Heart balances all the problems and emotions that teenagers deal with. From fitting in, to having feelings for the opposite or same sex. Liz deals with sex in a human and positive way while being honestly sexy and realistically awkward. There are also many humorous awkward moments dispersed throughout the story and a mystery surrounding the recent slayings of teenagers that has yet to be solved. Read more
Webcomic Spotlight: Sarah and the Seed
Beautifully creative and wondrously done, Sarah and the Seed is the latest web comic written and illustrated by Ryan Andrews. It’s a story that explores infertility, love, hope, despair, family, marriage, dreams, failures, children, and miracles.
The story begins in the winter at a big home where a elderly woman, Sarah, has just given birth to a seed. With her husband Aaron playing the narrator, we learn of the couple’s past. Sarah comes from a big family-seven girls and five boys-and wants a big family of her own, thus the couple purchases the big house where they reside. Years have past and the big home remains empty “Full of nothing. Full of dark.” One morning, Sarah awakes and finds that she’s pregnant and then we’re back to the present with Aaron holding the seed in his hand shaking full of worry while Sarah is full of delight. Read more
Webcomic Spotlight: Boldly Gone
Smart, refreshing, and funny, Boldly Gone beams readers up to their Star Trek memories while giving them a creative new story to enjoy.
Created by Kevin Church and Ming Doyle, this Star Trek webcomic details the exploits of captain and crew of the USS Mandela during the time of Star Trek: The Original Series. Boldly is the team’s followup to The Loneliest Astronauts, a webcomic which depicts a pair of stranded astronauts who can’t stand each other, The Odd Couple in space if you will.
This comic chronicles the voyages of the B-Team Star Trek fleet, you know the ones who didn’t get a TV show. The captain of the ship is Paul Meredith, a man who has had an under performing career which pales in comparison to what the famous Kirk has done. As a result, he’s constantly obsessing and comparing himself to the captain. Meredith’s #1, First Officer Commander Arlynn D’Resh, who’s got a successful career of her own which will lead to commanding her own ship, and Chief Medical Officer Doctor Ken Chau, who’s rich, handsome, and somewhat famous (everything that Meredith isn’t), all enjoy ribbing the captain about how though he might be doing great things (all the time), Captain Kirk is “constantly doing the impossible”.
With Church’s witty, on point writing along side Doyle’s striking and detailed art, Boldly Gone delivers unique characters and an excellent story that Trekkies and sci-fi fans across the board will enjoy.
Doyle has also written and drawn a two page story which will be featured in the soon to be released Womanthology, while Church is working on web comics such as The Line drawn with artist Paul Salvi, and She Died In Terrebonne: A Sam Kimimura Mystery drawn by T.J. Kirsch.