G&G Webcomic Pick: Necropolis

G&G Webcomic Pick: Necropolis

The internet has been drooling over Jake Wyatt’s Necropolis since before it was even launched at the end of last month, and for very good reason.   Wyatt has done some noteworthy art in the past, but I think it was the teaser pages for Necropolis –released over the course of a few months– that set the internet abuzz.   The pages featured a sword-wielding character in a setting that seems to marry the unsettling beauty and muted color palette of Nausicaä with the strangeness and intricacy of Moebius’ art.   Yes, please.   It resonated with readers so strongly that there is already not only fan art, but people are cosplaying the main character.   (I’d like to note that it’s just plain cool of Wyatt to kindly provide paper doll sketches with explanations for those asking about costuming.) Necropolis does not have an official website yet – it’s being hosted on Wyatt’s Tumblr, where he’s currently releasing new pages weekly.  As of right now, there are only teasers and three gorgeous pages of prologue, but what little information we have promises an entertaining story concerning long forgotten crumbling empires, restless dead, and a ronin-esque girl known as The Third Sword.*      *ie: Fucking...
G&G Webcomic Pick: Alba

G&G Webcomic Pick: Alba

Welcome to a new feature of Geeky & Genki!  The Non Moving Picture Show will be a recurring feature dedicated to recommending and discussing webcomics we find interesting.  Our first offering is Alba, a horror / surreal webcomic with stellar art of (digital) ink and watercolor washes.  When, within the first three pages of a comic, you find yourself flipping back and forth between pages, saying, “Oh, that’s clever,”  what you have, ladies and gents, is a keeper.  Without spoilering anything, the art is incredibly subtle, and the artist uses that to her advantage.  I recommend experiencing the comic before reading the Info section, which contains a summary of events.  The reader is dropped directly into the middle of the action, but the dialogue is well written and the action is clearly communicated, so we have no trouble filling in the blanks with our own imaginations.    Webcomic wizard John Allison recently pointed out that if each page of your comic requires a paragraph of explanation, you’re not doing it right.  Alba leaves it entirely up to the reader, with the exception of a single word clarification that adds yet another layer to the story. Now is a great time to start reading Alba; the archive is small, and the artist has been on hiatus.  According to the site, pages will begin regularly updating again in mid September, which is almost upon...

I Will Chop Your Head Off

Oh, my God. I have found the best comic EVER. AXE COP. Comics used to be really fun. Now, I am all for dark comics- I am the world’s biggest Punisher fan, after all- but sometimes you grow weary of all the psychological baggage and heartache and rape and stuff. Sometimes you just want a cop with an ax, and a dinosaur partner. And that’s what Ax Cop gives you. A wild, bizarre ride through the mind of its author. Who is currently 6 years old (but the illustrator is his award-winning artist brother). It’s a valuable insight for the mother of a little boy. “Seriously, is THIS what he’s thinking about? THAT’S SO COOL!” Dark Horse, the fount of offbeat (and publisher of all the best manga) is realeasing a print volume in 2011, so keep your eyes open. Or Ax Cop will chop your head...