I’ve been announced as a guest at this year’s Dublin Comic Con! I’ll be debuting Fate Book One: Land and Sea which was successfully funded through Kickstarter last June.
This is a huge varied list of webcomics I’ve either been reading religiously for a long time, just recently discover or little-hidden gem I feel people should know of!
Fair warning, these comics rate from All Ages to R-Rated so reader please be mindful!
- http://www.sssscomic.com/ Stand Still. Stay Silent
It’s been 90 years after the end of the old world. Most of the surviving population of the Known world live in Iceland, the largest safe area in existence, while the safe settlements in the other Nordic countries; Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland, are small and scarce. Countless mysterious and unspoken dangers lurk outside the safe areas, the Silent world, and hunters, mages and cleansers will spend their lives defending the settlements against the terrifying beings. Because of a great fear towards everything in the Silent world no official attempts to explore the ruins of the old have been made, and most of the information about it has turned into ancient lore, known by few. But now, at last, it is time to send out an research crew into the great unknown! A poorly funded and terribly unqualified crew, but a crew nonetheless.
- http://www.lackadaisycats.com/ Lackadaisy
Lackadaisy is an ongoing, free-to-read, Eisner nominated webcomic that’s been online since 2006.
- http://www.marecomic.com/ Mare Internum
Mare Internum is an online science fiction graphic novel about the isolated inhabitants of the planet Mars.
- http://www.wildelifecomic.com/ Wildlife
Oscar rented an old house off craigslist, then things got weird… First it was meeting the ghost of a 1940s mathematician in the upstairs hallway, then it was finding a teenage werewolf in the bathtub. Now Oscar doesn’t know what will show up next. Maybe that’s okay, as long as nothing eats him.
- http://www.casualvillain.com/Unsounded/ Unsounded
Some dead men tell tales, and some little girls have tails… Daughter of the Lord of Thieves, Sette Frummagem is on a mission, and she’ll lie, cheat, and steal to make sure it’s a success (she’ll lie, cheat, and steal anyway). Condemned to aid her in her rotten endeavours is a rotten corpse who seems oddly talented with the supernatural, and oddly not laying motionless in the dirt. The road is long and no one is what they seem. Never trust a thief, and never trust anyone who won’t let you look into their eyes.
- http://www.meekcomic.com/ The Meek
The Meek is a graphic novel about Angora, an inexperienced young girl who has been sent on a quest to save the world. War looms on the horizon, and at its helm is the Emperor of the North and his hellish adviser. The two countries are overwhelmed with as much terror, crime, disease and revolution as they are with those who wish to create peace. Armed with only her instincts and an unexplainable power, she must experience and judge the world—and decide once and for all if it is truly worth saving.
- http://www.eths-skin.com/ Eths-Skin
Eth’s Skin is a comic about a fisher named Eth living on the edge of a ragged ocean. It’s a story set in a slightly different British Columbia, where raft cities called townships make up the bulk of civilization, and selkies and sea monsters swim through kelp forests and avoid strange masked land-dwellers called Beachwalkers. Under a sickle moon on an empty stone beach Eth mistakes a selkie skin for their own, and ends up having to make a journey to a distant cove in order to put things right. It’s a queer (and genderqueer) fantasy full of monsters and low tides, cool non-binary individuals, queer relationships, and a pet pygmy harbour seal named Goblin.
Old gods have been left behind by a modern world, many have vanished without a trace with not a single pantheon has been untouched. Amaterasu travels to bridge the interpantheon gaps and maybe find out why this happened, but she’ll find out much more than she bargained for!
- https://tapastic.com/series/The-Trapper-L The Trapper Lad
A mining community in the mid-19th century: dark, dangerous and dirty. On his first day working underground, a young boy is faced with demons in the dark and the possibility that his father might not love him anymore.
- https://tapastic.com/series/dummysdummy The Dummy’s Dummy
A PG-rated horror webcomic about a psychic girl named Yumi, an eerie living puppet named Paris, and the strange and often deadly monsters they face off against. Ghosts, ghouls, and… possessed teddy bears? Oh, my!
- https://tapastic.com/series/Stutterhug Stutterhug
Silent comics containing many hugs and awkward looks.
- https://tapastic.com/series/WeLurkintheWoods We Lurk in the Woods
We lurk in the Woods is a Magical Knight story with a few sci-fi twists thrown in the mixture! The story follows Alex and Toby and their adventures in and around the sleepy, seaside town of Sunside View, the town on the edge of the world…
- https://tapastic.com/series/Voidchild Voidchild
Voidchild takes place in the fictional city of Victoria, England. A hotspot for supernatural activity where our protagonist, closely linked to a powerful and possibly disastrous entity, stumbles upon purpose.
- https://tapastic.com/series/The-Property-of-Hate The Property of Hate
A Hero’s journey.
- https://www.last-halloween.com/ The Last Halloween
The Last Halloween is the story of Mona and her unusual friends, who must work together to defend humanity from countless horrific monstrosities! Perhaps they will succeed, and humanity will prevail as it always has. Or perhaps this will be… The Last Halloween.
- http://monsterkind.enenkay.com/ Monster Kind
Monsterkind is a light-hearted story that follows Wallace Foster, a human social worker, on his quest to help the monster inhabitants of District C with their various problems.Along the way, he meets many bright and colorful characters, gets into some dicey situations, makes friends, and slowly begins to unravel a deep mystery with the help and guidance of his monster counterpart Kip Kaizer.
- https://tapastic.com/series/runewriters Runewriters
A fantasy story about a mundane deaf girl trying to help her shapechanger friend and a mute necromancer fix some embarrassing magical mistakes.
- https://tapastic.com/series/2-SC 2-Sided Cassette
A slice of life comic about two kids growing up in the 90s and 00s.
- https://tapastic.com/series/Case-012 Zildren: Case 012
The zombie apocalypse is real, it’s gruesome, devastating and hopeless— but there’s only one thing that we overlooked— the infection could only immediately kill and turn adults. What about the kids in a zombie outbreak? What is the apocalypse as seen by children’s eyes?
- https://tapastic.com/series/OrensForge Oren’s Forge
When animals considered to be “prey” by the apex predators of the world begin to band together for safety, where does it leave those caught in between?
- https://tapastic.com/series/Autumn-Bay Autumn Bay
The myths and legends of old, the mad ravings of a tinfoil hat conspiracy theory, even a lot of what you see in the tabloids; they’re all true. The world is far stranger than most people realize, and even the most outlandish of things, under the right circumstances, could happen. Myriad beshadowed factions have carefully guarded this secret throughout history.One night, an explosion of cosmic energy tears open this carefully maintained veil, and at the centre of it all is an entity known as Nesariel.A team of specialists gather to hunt this mysterious being. Two friends on a night out are whisked away to a nightmarish future. An investigative journalist searches for the truth, even if it costs her life and liberty. A scientist on the fringe of what’s considered possible analyses the strangeness. More and more people are drawn into the bizarre world behind the one we know. Lives change, and the truth comes to light about a city where anything can happen.
- https://tapastic.com/series/thegamercat The Gamer Cat
He’s a cat. He plays video games
- https://tapastic.com/series/smo Sirius Magical Orb
Although Wizard Sirius knows all, he has dedicated his profound life to obtaining the vast mysteries of the universe (all of which he already knew of course). When his bumbling oaf of an apprentice and her idiot friend knock his magic orb into a wormhole, he does what any wise, all-powerful wizard would do; send them to fetch it.
- http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/ Cucumber Quest
Cucumber Quest is a comic about bunny kids going on adventures and having fun. Written and illustrated by Gigi D.G.
- http://shipwreckedcomic.com/ Ship Wrecked
It’s tough having a mundane job. It’s even tougher when you’ve the least important job on a spaceship traveling through the cosmos.Launched on the 30th of March 2016, Ship Wrecked is the story of the Intergalactic Spaceship Bowie‘s Accounting Department. A new page is posted every second Wednesday (or “on a fortnightly basis” if you’re nasty).Follow Aloe, Trey, Gar-E, Bobsjvul, and their manager Oscar as they attempt to just get through their work day. They’re not involved with any of the cool stuff happening on the ship but they still have a job to do and they’re going to find a way to do it before boredom takes their will to live.
- http://www.harkavagrant.com/ Hark a Vagrant
Historical comedy comics by Kate Beaton
- http://www.gogetaroomie.com/ Go get a roomie
This webcomic follows the wild adventures of an upbeat hippie, living her life in love and joy. (And beer and sex.)
- http://ffak.kosmicdream.com Feast for a King
The simple answer is: FFAK is a story about killing the monsters. Or I could say FFAK is a sci-fi action dark comedy horror erotica? Story about Man Eating worms. Super long and SUPER NSFW!!
- http://www.ndecomic.com/ Not Drunk Enough
A quick repair at a huge corporate lab during a late night shift should not have sent Logan into a hellish landscape fraught with monsters, but it looks like Lady Luck decided to give him the middle finger. Logan would like to give one back.
- http://risingsand.glass/ Rising Sand
Erj is a world kept alight by a sun that has orbited faithfully since recorded memory—and now that faith is faltering. A band of extraordinarily unlikely heroes will try and keep the sky itself from falling while facing threats they could never have imagined. So, you know, the usual. Due to extreme graphic violence and the occasional boob, Rising Sand is for mature readers only.
http://www.shatteredstarlight.com/ Shattered Starlight
Farah Shaughnessy is a magical girl. Or rather, she was a magical girl. Now, instead of saving Montreal from the forces of Chaos and Entropy, she’s just trying to hold down a decent job to pay her rent and still trying to get her life together a decade after the breakup of her team. When strange things start happening around her and old enemies start to reappear, Farah has to make a choice: face the things she’s been running from all these years or put down her astral weapon hockey stick and walk away for good. Shattered Starlight is an online graphic novel. It is intended for older teen/mature audiences, and will eventually contain violence, profanity, sex and general NSFW-ness.
A doll fantasy webcomic published by IMAGE
- http://www.headlessbliss.com/ Headless Bliss
Welcome to Headless Bliss, a story about stories story-telling, and other metaphysical themes such as humour! Fights! Heads flying and legs missing! Adventures galore and failed teamwork! Fantasy realms and nonexistent rules! Character bonding and growth and nightmares! And last but not least… things that will make you WOW.
- http://www.poppy-opossum.com/ Poppy o’ Possum
Poppy O’Possum is a story about a mother named Poppy Odeletta Possum who lives on a world called Flora and wants nothing more than to retire to a comfortable homemaking life with her daughter, Lily. Unfortunately, living’s especially rough on Flora when you’re an opossum, and Poppy’s a regular trouble magnet. She’s moved to a little town in the Fenneclands called Eggton to try and start a new, low-profile life. This fails immediately.Wild monsters, Mafia goons, military regimes, and even ancient magic conspiracies all want a piece of her, for reasons both mundane and unusual. But they’re about to bite off a lot more than they can chew, because a life of progressively harder knocks has turned this mom into one of the toughest, strongest women the world has ever known.
- https://tapastic.com/series/keol Heart of Keol
A troubled young man meets kindred souls in a world far from his own.
- https://tapastic.com/series/The-Settlers The Settlers
Demon body-snatches Nebraska boy: Ruins everything.
- http://rice-boy.com/ Vattu
Vattu is a story following a member of a nomadic tribe caught in the midst of a massive clash of cultures.
A silent story about Enkido’s quest for Home
Coin for a head. Whistle for a fear. Scabbard for a scare.
- http://www.monster-pulse.com/ Monster Pulse
A bunch of children’s various body parts get turned into monsters.
- https://tapastic.com/series/100-Times 100 – Times
Relationships can be tricky… Especially when your new boyfriend is a Werewolf.
Scurry is a dark fantasy animal comic about a colony of mice in an abandoned house who are struggling to survive a long, strange winter. Being hunted by feral cats and predatory birds is part of life for these mice, but beyond the fences stalks something far more fearsome…
Bizarre and brilliant daily comic by John Cullen.
- https://tapastic.com/series/Power-Strings Power Strings
Strange and powerful lifeforms known as ‘puppets’ appear out of the unknown only to present themselves to humans. They can only access their full potential with the aid of a human, otherwise known as a ‘puppet master’
- http://www.superherohelpdesk.com/ Super Hero Help Desk
A webcomic about support, services and spandex
Some just have the talent for making bad decisions with heavy consequences.
- http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/ Gunnerkrigg Court
The story of Antimony Carver, a young girl who has just started attending a strange and mysterious school called Gunnerkrigg Court, and the events that unfold around her as she becomes embroiled in political intrigues between Gunnerkrigg Court and the inhabitants of the Gillitie Wood, a forest outside the school.
- https://tapastic.com/series/galebound Galebound
A cursed Magician on a quest to overthrow an ancient kingdom, a horseman who really just wants to get home to his girlfriend, and the windborne magic that binds them both.
- https://tapastic.com/series/Unknown-Lands Unknown Lands
A dark fantasy tale of a group of hooligans with too much power for anyone’s good. A thief is in debt to a good man, so he promises to help save his rural community from a surprising threat, only to end up bound to a pair of monsters called the Unknown
- https://tapastic.com/series/tgwfa The Girl Who Flew Away
The Girl Who Flew Away is a graphic novel in progress set in 1976 and partly in 1926, following twenty-something secretary, Greer Johnson. Through an affair with her boss, she becomes pregnant and is sent to stay with his friends for the duration in Key West, Florida. There, she begins to recollect her past and to dream about a little girl she’s never seen before named Eugenie. Meanwhile, she makes friends with a gardener missing his family and battles with her temporary caretakers.
- https://tapastic.com/series/Nightlight Nightlight
A nocturnal, nyctophobic monster realizes that love is the nightlight he needed to brighten the world of eternal darkness he is doomed to inhabit.
- http://namesakecomic.com/ Namesake
Emma Crewe doesn’t care for books, but has the power to literally be lost in one. When Emma lands in another world following a library fire, she discovers she’s a Namesake — one with the power to open portals to other worlds via the power of their name: strange, fantasy, and fairy-tale lands we know thanks to literature, cinema, and folks tales. The rules of Namesakes are quite clear – Alices always go to Wonderland. Wendys always go to Neverland. However, Emma finds herself in Oz, where she is expected to act as the latest in a long line of Dorothies. She instead unveils a magical conspiracy plot that’s more than 100 years in the making.
In the witch kingdom Hyalin, the strength of your magic is determined by the length of your hair. Those that are strong enough are conscripted by the Witch Guard, who enforce the law in peacetime and protect the land during war. However, those with hair judged too long are pronounced enemies of the kingdom, and annihilated. This is called a witch burning.
- https://tapastic.com/series/Extinction Extinction
There was a time where mythical creatures walked on this earth.Seeing the human heart being corrupted, they stopped helping them.Then Man decreed that what is not given to him, he will get by force.
- https://tapastic.com/series/Yellow-Hearts Yellow Hearts
Three kids make an ill-advised (but well-intentioned) deal with a demon in the woods one day. Twenty years later, Levi, Rowan, and Alder meet again to find out their past has caught up to them. But a lot changes in twenty years, and they aren’t as innocent as they used to be.
- https://tapastic.com/series/Experiments Experiments
A world where humans turn into animals, nightmares become reality, and hope is nonexistent. A group of anthropomorphic teens struggle to survive.
- http://www.paranatural.net/ Paranatural
Paranatural is a comedy/action comic about a group of superpowered middle schoolers fighting evil spirits and investigating paranormal activity in their hometown
- http://hotbloodcomic.com/ Hotblood
HOTBLOOD! follows the story of centaur James Rook, a washed out Civil War vet and secretary to the irreverent, criminally-inclined steel tycoon Asa Langley. The year is 1871.
- http://fourleafcomic.com/ Four Leaf
Four Leaf is a fantasy web comic about a kid that doesn’t dream, trying to find the way home. Lupe is 16 years old, she considers herself to be a weird person. She hasn’t been able to adapt to her new city or make any friends; but things will change when she meets Lina, the other new girl at school. Soon things will get really odd, and Lupe will find out how normal she is.
- http://www.jspowerhour.com/ Junior Scientist Power Hour
Junior Scientist Power Hour is a comic by Abby Howard starring Abby Howard, co-starring Abby Howard’s cat, Spoons. It updates every Monday!
- https://tapastic.com/series/norroway The Black Bull of Norroway
The land of Norroway is unfamiliar and uncompromising, and teenage Sibylla doesn’t know the rules to the game she’s been swept up in. Betrothed to a monster who might once have been a man, she must find a way to break an ancient curse, and keep her humanity in the process.
- http://www.sleeplessdomain.com/ Sleepless Domain
Sleepless Domain is a comic about an isolated city in the middle of a dangerous world filled with monsters. During the day, the city is perfectly safe. At night, however, the populace locks themselves inside as the city streets fill with monsters. The only ones who can combat these creatures are very special girls with the power to transform into Magical Girls!
- http://www.blindsprings.com/ Blindsprings
It’s a magical adventure story about growing up that I spend way too long on.
- http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/ Manly Men doing Manly things
Sometime this is a comic about macho action heroes from various vidja games and the like. Sometimes this is a slice of life comic about a time traveling Navy SEAL single dad from the nonspecific spacefuture. Mostly it’s just about things that are presented as MEGA TOPS SUPER BADASS that are actually kinda goofy in practice. Really, it just depends on how things were going that day.
- http://www.sisterclaire.com/ Sister Claire
In the troubled aftermath of a great war witches and her fellow nuns, novice Sister Claire just wants a purpose.
- http://www.dumbingofage.com/ Dumbing of Age
Dumbing of Age is a webcomic about college freshmen in the girls wing within a co-ed dorm at Indiana University, learning everything about life and themselves usually in the most difficult ways. It stars a Christian homeschooled girl and her atheist best friend, and also a disgraced cheerleader, a misanthrope, a rebel, and a caped vigilante.
- http://www.tryinghuman.com/ Trying Human
Trying Human is a full color graphic novel that follows New York City secretary, Rose, as she learns she’s being abducted by a group of aliens, the Greys, a race without emotions or sentiment. She catches the interest of Hue, an empathetic Grey, and his funny friend, Quazky, a Reptoid alien from a neighboring mothership. Using a device, the trying human circuit, the two friends infiltrate Rose’s life and the human world.
- http://www.starhammercomic.com/ Starhammer
StarHammer blends elements of superhero, sci-fi, magical girl, and alternate history to tell the story of an overachieving yet aimless teen who finally finds direction in life when she unwittingly becomes the successor to a washed-up superheroine.
- http://www.drugsandwires.fail/ Drugs and Wires
The year is 1995, and everything’s gone wrong – especially for Dan, pissy misanthrope and recovering VR junkie, who’s got a vicious worm in his headware and a dead-end delivery job on the wrong side of the old Iron Curtain.
- https://tapastic.com/series/failsafezero Failsafe ZERO
They’re the last of their kind and the world they live on is crumbling beneath their feet. Literally. To what lengths will one woman and her friends go in order to save their people?
- http://www.blackgrasscomic.com/ Blackgrass
This is a story about a clairvoyant/spiritual medium named Rev. Abel Ruby, a sweet, well-meaning preacher who is slowly losing his faith and gets contracted into working for a lost soul that needs his help to find redemption! He begins to realise that “God” isn’t quite what he’s led to believe, and his perception of faith gets turned on its head!
- http://www.skindeepcomic.com/ Skindeep
The story follows the lives of various mythical creatures, such as a gryphon, a nixie, a satyr, and a sphinx, as they disguise themselves (using magical medallions) into the world of humans.
- http://www.daughterofthelilies.com/ Daughter of the Lillies
Brent, a brutish, freelancing adventurer, realizes that he’s fallen for his coworker, Thistle: a shy, talented Mage who considers herself a monster, and who is relentlessly pursued by a tyrannical dictator.
- http://murderandnoir.com/ Murder and Noir
Daily Journal comic by Ken Mahon – Finished.
My own webcomic Fate, cause why not, it’s my list XD
There once was a grumpy dustbunny who lived in a tree…But after a failed forced rescue attempt involving a bear and a not so sturdy tree, this little dustbunny is finding himself out in the big wide world. Where he’s going to soon discover that life outside of his books and tree just isn’t as simple.
Or try out:
- https://tapastic.com/series/Sleep-Tight Sleep Tight
Eerie and chilling tales of nighttime intruders. Sometimes it’s best to just stay awake…
Hope you discover you’re new favourite comic from this list 😀
Imp is a new webcomic I’m launching. It’s an experimental graphic-novel styled comic where the readers comment, prompt and vote on how the story will move forward. I’ve never tried something like this before and I’m really excited (and terrified) on how it’ll turn out. Imp will hopefully thrive through reader’s interaction and participation. If you’re a little confused as to what to do there’s an About page.
Without further ado, here’s Imp.
Yesterday TEG was awarded a place in the ICN Hall of Fame!
This is an amazing. Thank you so much to those at ICN for awarding my first graphic novel this. I’m so honored! Now I feel even more determined to continue to bring out more stories and books!
The Earthbound God is available for purchase from my shop, it would make a lovely Christmas stocking filling, comes signed and with a free doodle. TEG can also be bought from comic shops such as Forbidden Planet Dublin and Big Bang Comics
Tonight episode is all spooks and scares! And a little bit about animals and nature… And some discussion of positivity vs. negativity in storytelling and how Christopher Lee was so awesome. But mostly scary spoops!
Our lovely guest this episode and storyteller is Stephen Jack. I even give some reciting a go so I hope you enjoy two original pieces from Stephen and I!
Stay safe this Halloween and keep those skeletons sober!
Hog and Dice Productions:
• Undertale http://undertale.com/
• The Shepperd’s Crown by Terry Pratchett http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Shepherds-Crown-Discworld-Novels/dp/0857534815
• Nightmind https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC58IKuPHnZkdCZ6T5mSRGCg
If you have a story to share please leave a message on the Talking Bollox facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TalkingBollox ) or email @ firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to come on the show as a guest and reader please message me on the FB or email, please have an example of your audio work! I will only be taking 1-2 readers.
I need to get this recorded a week before Halloween so cut off point for stories and narrators is October the 20th
Thanks again for listening and for all the like on Facebook! And a major thank you to Irish Comic News http://www.irishcomicnews.com/2015/09/icn-awards-the-provisional-list/
(also spider is fine, they’re around here somewhere being inappropriate)
Audio – Spooky spooky skeletons by Andrew Gold