5 Recommended Webcomics
“Ascent is the story of a deep sea diver on a journey to the surface.”
Ascent by Kevin Lam is a story in which each episode offers a unique insight into the human perspective. It definitely traverses into abstract concepts but still follows along a solid and clearly defined artistic style that verges on realism. You’ll have to read it to understand. This is one of those comics that I am always excited to read the next episode. Lam shows his artistic talent through artwork and writing. I would recommend it to anyone and everyone.
“He wants to be the very best! That no one ever was… uh, no. Scratch that.
Adventures and friendship were never something that appealed to Atticus… Shame that it’s a pokemon world he lives in, and so teenage boys living in Pallet Town are not expected to sit idly by. But the life of a hero is not one he’s about to consider; too much hard work for little reward, and so instead he embarks on his quest not to become the greatest… But at least, the richest.
Although the biggest challenge may be ignoring the adventures and friendships which may attempt to ensnare him along the way…”
With the hype of Pokemon back again for another run, I figured I’d share one of my favourite fan fiction comics, Mokepon by H0lyhandgrenade. This is one of those awesome comics that you are able to see the growth of the comic and the artist from page one to where it stands now. Plus a little nostalgia never hurt anyone since this comic follows generation one. Perfect read for anyone who isn’t ten anymore, and wants to enjoy the pokemon world from the eyes of a character who is a little older, and a bit less enthusiastic about making pokemon kill each other.
“The spirits of countries. Because your country is weird too!”
Not only are you going to get a history lesson from Scandinavia and the World by Mepsu Comics, but you are also going to laugh while doing it. If you don’t know a lot about world history, especially events in the Nordic countries, you are going to be reading a lot of the notes left in the author’s comment section under each episode. But fret not! It’s enjoyable nonetheless and with that you learn something new. Recommended for anyone who loves cute characters, stereotypes and laughing at their own country every now and then.
“Follow Piras as he fights his identity, after glimpsing the truth hidden below the perfect facade of Nova’s corrupt Empire!”
Awaken by Koti Saavedra first caught my attention with the fantastic artwork, but like every story, it was the excellent writing that kept me reading. Saavedra creates a unique world that is exploding with potential and excitement with every page. The characters are annoyingly lovable with plenty of character development to boot. I would recommend this comic to anyone who is looking for an action packed fantasy/sci-fi story that will leave you at the edge of your seat.
“Hard boiled stories of the soft boiled egg.”
Soft Boiled by Visual Writer is an adorable story about an egg that just wants to join everyone else in a bucketful of fun times and giggles. Visual Writer does a fantastic job of telling a story without using any words. A perfect example of “show don’t tell.” I would recommend this comic to anyone who wants to put a smile on their face and for those who root for the underdog.