Webcomics I’ve been into lately

Oh gosh, blog, I’m sorry for ignoring you! I have a couple of things I want to blog about, but no motivation! Currently I’ve been awake too long and so I should probably step away from the keyboard, but I’m determined to get something written here!

I’ve been feeling some real comics love lately, but despite the fact I have months and months of my pull list to catch up on, I’ve been checking out webcomics instead! So I guess it’d be a good idea to let you guys know about some of the best, right?


Hotblood – what if centaurs existed in the Wild West?



Art by Toril, Page from Hotblood

Reasons to love it:

1) Great character interactions – do you like snark? do you like one party being at 300% done with the other? do you like fun? If so, you’re gonna like Hotblood.

2) The art is fantastic! The colour palette is quite restrained, Toril’s style is fairly simple, but still expressive, engaging and very attractive!

3) Seriously, centaurs.


Minor Acts Of Heroism – what if the cutest kids in the history of ever were also the cutest superheroes?



Art by K. Van Dam, from her website.

Reasons to love it:

1) OH. MY. GOD. The art. THE ART. T.H.E. A.R.T. GOD LOOK AT THE ART. ART! No but seriously, this is on the kind of level that professional comic artists should aspire to. It’s so, so, SO gorgeous, I defy you to look at it and not go, “Damn but that is some pretty, pretty shit.” I defy you.

2) Did I mention it’s cute as fuck? Because it’s cute as fuck! Partly that’s down to the art (WHICH IS SO GOOD Y’ALL, SO GOOD), but mostly it’s down to our main characters being amazing babies that I would read all the comics about. If they entire output of Marvel and DC suddenly morphed into chronicaling the daily lives of the kids, I would buy literally every single title. That is how endearing and engaging I find them.

3) Are YOU struggling to find a kid-friendly, diverse and inclusive comic? Well, did you want one for free? Because look no further than M.A.O.H. – it’s got the kind of diversity levels most Big Two comics would kill to have. You could sit down with your tiny human (ok, maybe 10 or 12+) and quite happily work your way through to the current page with nary a qualm either regarding content OR minority inclusion!


Nimona – the world’s worst fantasy supervillain OBVIOUSLY needs a sidekick, right?



Art by Gingerhaze, from the Nimona About page.

Reasons to love it:

1) Well, it’s got actual awards? Like, people who are not me have objectively decided that this comic is fucking awesome, and I can’t say they’re wrong!

2) The plot! God, Nimona started off with a great idea and then got more brilliant as it went! I really dig the worldbuilding, the twists and turns of the plot and kind of everything about it.

3) The characters! Oh my gosh, I love Nimona! I love Ballister! I love Goldenloin! This comic has such great characters and character interactions, it’s really, really entertaining!


The Girl From Hell City – a really cute demon girl kicks butt in Hell City.



Art by StrangelyKatie, from her website.

Reasons to love it:

1) StrangelyKatie’s art is super duper cute, so everything about this comic is super duper cute. It’s just pleasant and lovely, exactly the kind of thing you want to pop up regularly on your RSS feed.

2) The idea behind it is really cool! Humans and demons used to interact! And they built a subway between their cities! And shit happened! So now they’re cut off! And Wendy is a cute demon girl living in Hell City!

3) I really like demons, but I like even more reading them written in non-traditional ways and TGFHC definitely fits the bill!


Princess Princess – the cutest, queerest fairy tale of your dreams!



Art by StrangelyKatie, from the Princess Princess comic.

Reasons to love it:

1) Well, no one can resist subverting tired old prince saves the damsel trope with badass WOC princess saves the super sweet princess, right?

2) It’s a self-contained short, so perfect for when you need a quick pick-me-up to revitalise your heart, soul and the squelchy thing that resides beneath your spleen (you know the one, it can’t resist kittens, baby hedgehogs and tiny otters).

3) It’s just so happy, ok? It’s like someone wanted to take a little piece of rainbow and craft it into this beautiful comic, just so there’d be this magnificent piece of art waiting to restore your faith in other people. Read it, and let the smiles burst forth.


So that’s it, for now! Some of my favourite webcomics, with increasingly garbled explanations as to why! Have you read these? Did you like them as much as me? Do you have any recs for webcomics I should be checking out?


Also, I wasn’t entirely sure how to use art for this post – I’m pretty uncomfortable just reposting artwork from people, but equally I’ve done my best to credit and link back, so I hope that’s ok? Er, if you want me to do something different, let me know!


Nine Worlds Geekfest – now with added comics track!


So last year my Mum and I attended Nine Worlds Geekfest in London. Short story, it was so great! It had a wonderful atmosphere, fantastic topics and lovely people! We got home and pretty much immediately bought our tickets for the 2014 event! 

Lately there have been a couple of announcements – one of them being that this year is going to have a discussion track about comics!

Yeah, you can guess how excited I am! Fantastic convention talking about my favourite things? Hell yeah!

So I got in contact with them and volunteered (which is a big deal for me! I’m not all that shy and retiring when it comes to adding my 2p in panels, but being on one? SO scary)! Having had a couple of emails back and forth with Hazel, I can safely say I am now supremely excited! Talking about comics! In a venue open to discussing problematic aspects! A wide variety of topics! The chance to cull recs from all and sundry!

If you think you’d like to come to a really inclusive con with a huge array of discussion tracks, you should really check out Nine Worlds! It’s in August and takes place in Heathrow 🙂 The website isn’t fully updated to reflect the 2014 con yet, but apparently announcements and such are happening soon!

And if you’re interested in comics, then the organisers have a Tumblr and Twitter. (I’d actually rec their personal Tumblrs too! Both are pretty cool! piratemoggy and alwaysalreadyangry)

(I’d apologise for ending nearly every sentence with a ! but uh, srynotsry)