Greetings, fellow explorers, and welcome to Webcomics Wednesday! Where would you like to go today? To the beach? The woods? A mountaintop, perhaps? You’re in luck: there’s a webcomic for every kind of landscape, and they’re all ripe for exploration.
For those of you new to Webcomics Wednesday, it’s a weekly tradition at Comic Booked where we showcase five webcomics centered around a certain theme. They are chosen and presented in no particular order based on art, story and appeal. This week, we’re exploring different kinds of landscapes. Enjoy!
Creators: Hannah L. DeVera
In her own words: It focuses on the journey of Credenza and her friends, on a quest to stop The Raven from being released. Will they be able to save all of the heirs from the clutches of The Raven’s minions in time?
In our words: It is a story that starts out interesting but becomes epic before you have a chance to put it down. Archipelago introduces readers to a cast of upbeat and unique heroes who must tackle the unknown in order to keep a mysterious villain from escaping.
Comic: Wulf Mountain
Creator: Az The Wox
In our words: Far away in a fierce tundra land, only the strongest can survive. A band of wolves make their home in Wulf Mountain, training their pups in the sacred ways of the warrior. Spearstriker the hunter is both honored and devastated when the leader of the pack, the Alpha Female, orders him to leave his rank of hunter and pursue a higher rank within the community. Without the hunt, he is nothing. Can he still prove himself of worth to the pack?
Creator: Gary Clark
In his own words: Well to begin, it’s not about one character. It’s about an entire community of characters. Of course some characters do stand out from the crowd, but each has it’s own unique story… from the least to the greatest and for each one, life means something different. For Ding Duck, it means the pursuit of his life long goal of flight. For the Flies, it’s finding the next cowpat. For Old Man Croc, it’s learning how tolerate his necessary but annoying Nit Picking Bird and for Mort, an innocent pre teen frog, it’s about trying to find where he fits in a messy world. Put all these characters together into one muddy, sludge filled, backwater and you’ve got the down to earth stuff of what life is about. So, what is Swamp about? It’s about life, in a Swamp.
In our words: Though it reads with all the simplicity and humor of Sunday Funnies, the richness of Swamp lies in the consistency and depth of its characters. Each with its own dreams and passions, interacting with others, puts together a delightful picture of life in a very loveable swamp.
Creator: David Bjarnson
In his own words: Outer Field is a reflection of David Bjarnson and his experiences. Each character is a little piece of his personality even though they tend to take on a life of their own. The ultimate goal is to make people enjoy a few minutes of their day through reading his strips–much like he did reading the classic comic strips he grew up with.
In our words: What do you get when you put a scarecrow, an insomniac bat, and a stranded alien together in the same field? Strip webcomic Outer Field is a humorous and unique look into the lives of a few unusual characters together on the edge of a field.
Comic: Deep Forest
Creator: Jonathan Kesner and Joanna Lee
In their own words: Well, it’s a story based comic wherein two separate worlds rediscover each other due to a rogue act of kindness, and the conflict that arises from that.
In our words: Meet Andrew. Andrew is a shape-shifting fox who lives in a village near the forest. He likes to take walks in the woods and spy on the village on the other side—a human village that is supposed to be unspeakably dangerous, but that looks quite ordinary. After Andrew rescues a girl from the village from a fierce lynx, he is met with some serious dilemmas. Deep Forest is one of the more gripping webcomics I’ve come across, with beautiful artwork and a wonderful plot.
Thanks for joining us for our adventures into the wilderness and across every sort of landscape, and please come back next Wednesday for more delightful webcomics! In the meantime, tell us if we missed anything in this week’s selection. What’s your favorite landscape? Was there anything that we missed? Let us know! We love getting feedback and suggestions for future material! Also feel free to share this page with anyone you know who’d love it. It’s always fun for people to find a new favorite!