I’m a big fan of stories in any form, so today, I’m featuring some of my favorite visual storytellers.
A quick note to keep in mind about many webcomics is that the art improves drastically as the comics progress. This is fun to watch and it separates many webcomics from traditional graphic novels.
Sarah Ellerton was one of my first introductions to the world of webcomics. She’s the writer of Inverloch, which is a 700 something page epic involving elves, furry people (I have a weakness for fluffiness) and magic. It’s got a special place in my mind because it was my first webcomic. She also illustrated Dreamless, which I reviewed a while back. The art in Dreamless is a lot better since Inverloch was her first webcomic.
Chill13 is a friend of mine on DeviantART. She’s more of a mixed artist than a webcomic artist. She does a ton of illustrations of her characters and then writes stuff about them. Her main story is Hi Ho Hyperdrive, which is about the (mis)adventures of an amnesiac “cowboy” and his alien crew. She’s very good at depicting emotions in her art and each picture has a story behind it. (Most of the time, there’s a bit of a story posted with the picture.)
Alex VanArsdale is the writer and illustrator of the Super Strike 10 webcomic, which follows a crew of humans and aliens who run into trouble during a galactic war. Oh, and it’s got space Gryphons.
Scurry is the most recent one I’ve found. It’s a webcomic about mice trying to survive a post-apocalyptic world full of feral cats and other terrifying predators. The art is really cool.
For the simply funny one-shot comics, try Little More Than Waitstaff, which is about the adventures of various characters in a restaurant. This one isn’t fantasy, but it’s funny.
A few others I follow are Strays, The Lost Nightmare, Flowerlark’s webcomics, and The Blackblood Alliance, which is just starting its reboot. I did follow Red’s Planet, but that’s now been turned into a book.