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Fantasy is rooted a little bit in actual history. Most of the time, this means the European Middle Ages. Knights in shining armor, kings and queens, towering castles, and legends of dragons and elves. King Arthur stuff. However, there are tons of challenges in setting things at a certain era. As fantasy writer Poul Anderson […]
I know we like snarking on Rage Comics here, but Comics Alliance posted a fantastic one chronicling an 86 year old as he reflects on life, his experiences during war, his divorce, and his estranged children. It’s surprisingly touching, and the crude meme-based illustrations actually do a lot to add to the slap dash confessional feel. It’s almost like reading an essay as written by Kurt Vonnegut.
Hobo Lobo of Hamelin by Stevan Živadinović is one of those webcomics that are heavy on the Flash-like special effects, but man does it look pretty. The times when he uses sound does a great job setting the mood of an eerie woodsy landscape (which changes every time you scroll to the right). The layers succeed where other comics fail in creating a sense of depth. All around, an interesting experiment in the form that is also an enjoyable read.