I love webcomics! I have some artists that I love (which is a post for another day) but I thought I’d challenge myself to check out some new stuff this past month. However, I am broke as hell. Enter Humble Bundle, the site that sells comics and video games for whatever you can afford. Not only that, but your money goes to three charities and you decide how much goes to each charity. I picked the Summer Reading List combo which had a bunch of comics from BOOM! Studios which I was excited to check out. Now, enough chatting and more reading!
*This isn’t a spon, I just really like Humble Bundle and BOOM! Studios.*
The Lumberjanes (Vol. 1, 2, 3, Beyond the Bay Leaf and Makin’ the Ghost of it Specials) – Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Shannon Watters and Brooklyn Allen
The Lumberjanes was the main reason for me picking up the bundle. Set at a summer camp called Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady Types, the scouts sharing Roanoke cabin get into spooky adventures involving crystals, gods and three-eyed foxes and learn valuable lessons on teamwork and friendship. Light-hearted and witty, The Lumberjanes is a fab read with interesting characters and a unique art style. Time will breeze by while reading this series!
Giant Days (Vol. 1, 2 and 3) – John Allison
I hadn’t heard of Giant Days before buying this bundle but am so happy I read it. This comedic series focuses on Esther de Groot, Susan Ptolemy and Daisy Wooton, three new friends sharing the same halls of residence at uni. Together, they navigate drama fields, sexist boys and student elections all while trying to stay sane. The depictions of women in Giant Days is great and the art style is almost Disney-esque. This paired with the HBO’s GIRLS humour makes it a brilliant read. I particularly liked Daisy’s coming out arc, it resonated with me and wasn’t made too big of a deal. I want to say that this is relatable, but some of the stuff that happens is so wild that I can’t quite make that statement. What I will say is that I almost wish my uni experience was like this (though maybe without the weird Student Union politics and lads list of hottest girls).
Bee and Puppycat (Vol. 1 and 2) – Natasha Allegri
Another surprise, this series follows the titular characters as they go on magical temp missions in between eating snacks and playing video games. Very Steven Universe-y in style and vibe, there isn’t much explanation for Bee and Puppycat’s situation, but it doesn’t really matter since the adventures are what is most important. There isn’t any high stakes drama, but I like that – it’s a nice change of pace. Bee and Puppycat’s strong desire for snacks and dislike of tidying got me in my soul. Also, I just discovered that it’s a web-series – awesome!
Shout-out to the following comics:
Y’all had some great moments and unique art styles and characters but didn’t quite gel with me for various reasons. But maybe you’ll like them! Let me know down below or on Twitter @apageoutofchloe. Looking forward to chatting with you