Sunday, 21 December 2014

Friends from unlikely places

Hello, Dreamers!

This week I am going to talk about a dramedic webcomic.

Let's talk about

Title art does not reflect the comic's nature

Slightly Damned, created by Sarah "Chu" Wilson, is a fantasy webcomic set in the world of Medius.

Only it isn't that simple.

The story is about a Jakkai (short, furry beings with long, incredibly dexterous tails) named Rhea Snaketail.

She died.

No, it isn't a spoiler, it's on the first page.
Our heroine, recently dead and full of sass.

She is deemed to be Slightly Damned, thus not deserving of entering Heaven. However, she hadn't been bad enough to be sent to Hell proper.

So, she enters the Ring of the Slightly Damned, where a peculiar demon named Buwaro is charged with her torture.

Thing is, Buwaro is the perfect example of how a demon is NOT supposed to be.

Later in the story, but showing for art evolution!
They become fast friends, and begin living in the (slightly boring) Circle of the Slightly Damned.

Until one day, a column of light appears in the distance, which kickstarts a larger plot, one that involves an ongoing war between heaven and hell...

While it has an overarching plot about that war, most day-to-day comics are about the character interactions and just how someone deals with the afterlife.

I can't tell more about the plot without veering into serious spoiler territory, and you really should get to experience the comic first-hand.

It's hard to find non-spoilery images. Everything is plot relevant!
The artist is extremely proficient, to the point that there was a time there were more updates than number of days the webcomic had been updated!

While that isn't quite true anymore, the author has created MANY other projects, from short comics to an altogether separate webcomic (The Junk Hyenas Diner), all the while still working on Slightly Damned. Truly a hard worker!

Now, this webcomic is a dramatic comedy, and as such has dark moments,so be prepared for a few strong times.

It deals with such topics wonderfully, however.

It is, however, a touching comic on its sweet moments, makes you laugh on its funny ones, and delivers some strong blows in the dramatic bits. It is wonderfully written, and the artist's work has improved greatly over the comic's run.

It doesn't have THAT many pages either, so don't worry if you dread binge reading.

I do hope you give it a try! 

For another good webcomic about children going on an adventure, I highly recommend you read Cucumber Quest.

I hope you have a fantastic week, and to see you again next week!

Keep on dreaming!


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