There is an abandoned palace, Le Theatre Charogne, in the heart of Lapinville, a town no stranger to rabbits. The midnight bell strikes when a weary traveler searching for a place to crash decides that squatting in an abandoned theatre is preferable to sleeping on the streets. Now, preferable is not the same as safe once discovering a painting of the masquerading Danse Macabre—a mask wearing, dapper gentleman, dressed in a top hap (complete with a feather). Queue music. The evening is about to get really interesting.
This is a collaboration comic with storyboard, writing, and colours by Steadfastnomad; Lines and rendering by JCorrachComics. Full-length pages, digitally coloured with an emphasis on a monochromatic green/neon yellow/dusty rose colour palette.
Place a new vinyl on the phonograph and read Danse Macabre Danse Amour by JCorrachComics, rated T!
It's a post POST gamer comic featuring two punks and their meta commentary on games, life, nostalgia, and the world in general. Gamer comics were what MADE webcomics back in the day. Sure there were other types of webcomic out there but it wasn't till gamer comics took off that webcomics exploded as a medium! We don't really think of them as much today so things like Game Punks is a great reminder, as well as bringing original stuff to the table. It's a quirky, humour, meta commentary, slice of life comic with rough, but cool art in its own particular style, all digital, mostly in colour.
Read - Game Punks, by TroyVS, rated T.
Oswald has accidentally died and landed in Hell. More specifically, Oswald has landed in the Lesser Planes of Hell, a place for people who died too soon. Life on the Lesser Planes is not a cakewalk with its inhabitants who get off the bus after only one stop and pedestrians who walk too slowly while taking up the whole sidewalk. Oswald is about to take control of fate…by ripping out a page of text from a very sacred book. Oswald’s dangerous deed is about to test the very fabric of existence.
The art uses many experimental techniques from pencil sketches to charcoal on texturized paper to vectorized dot shading. The majority of the pages are in black and white.
Meet Lucy and Cerberus and read Oswald the Overman in the Lesser Planes of Hell by OswaldTheOverman, rated T!
Tag Forester is a hard boiled noir style PI working in and around the city of Portland, Oregon. This time his case involves the fallout from the death of an old client… Who will get the money and the house? -his cheating wife who abandoned him when he was dying of cancer, or his loyal mistress who stuck by him? There are others with eyes on the money too, with violence in their hearts. Will tag save the day? How many dead bodies will there be by the time this is all over?
This is a traditional nor detective style story and part of a series, if you look through the rest of Rickrudge's comics you'll see a few more Tag Forester stories! The art is all black and white pen drawing. It's a simple, direct, stylised look.
Read - Sunday Punch, by Rickrudge, rated M.
A crew of bandmates called “The Sellouts”: Leo the lead vocals and ukulele; Ariel the bass; Gulliver the horn; Gene the drummer; and Kei Zheng on keyboards. Favorite fan of the band Skuncle, also known as Barry Jackson, loves attending shows and is an older than dirt multi-instrumentalist great at selecting hats. Watch the crew get into amp fights, where strength is not as important as the ability to discern enemies quickly. This is a comic centered around bandmate camaraderie and team dynamics—perfect for anyone who has ever been in a band or is thinking about forming a band.
The chapter covers are painted in full digital color with a majority of the comic story pages in black and white. Chapter titles are named after album titles with a specific interest in the ska music genre.
In order to meet bandmates Leo, Ariel, Gulliver, Gene, and Kei, read Sell Outs by Terralopod, rated T!
Circle city is home to a colourful bunch of single edged shapes of the circular variety. They have a lot of stories to tell, usually in four panels with a punchline at the end of them! This is a humorous comic strip full of great little jokes, bad romantic overtures, terrible pickup lines, and silly situations.The art style is slick and professional, fully digital and well rendered in full colour. All in all this is a very well polished product!
Read - Simple Complications, by simpleCOMICS, rated T.
There is a plane on a runway ready to take off at fifteen hundred hours. Emily Stedman, a university student identified as a genius protege by her professor, is introduced to Major Blue, an Air Force liaison, interested in her cognitive abilities. A bit clumsy at times, Stedman is able to connect the dots and see what is in front of her while making the leap to what is not in front of her. Welcome to the briefing room—complete with a stack of nondisclosure agreements that must be signed (and kept forever) unless disappearing completely sounds like a better option.
The comic is updated in full-size colored pages while using cel shading techniques.
Sign those NDAs, learn the truth, and read The Return of the Old Gods by RabbitMaster, rated E!
This is the story of a transwoman, a sometimes painfully relatable slice of life story told using surreal fantasy imagery. Depression and desperation are rendered in bight, happy colour. It's a pretty and fun looking comic that gives us a look at the regrets from relationships past and present emotional turmoil from the inside, which is an interesting and unique experience, although not always a comfortable one. This is mostly created with physical media, which is a rarity these days, especially for something so coloured and detailed. The writing could possibly be a little heavy for some but every word counts.
Read - She Used To Be Fractal, by CartoonAdventurer, rated E.
Phrora is an adventurer traveling all the way to Starleaf Valley, a countryside lush with farmland and abundant crops. Phrora’s curiosity leads her to a private garden where the arrival of Priestess Skymi, a wind priestess of the Soulwind Kingdom is announced. It turns out Starleaf Valley is closely connected to the spirit world, which was reason enough for Priestess Skymi to visit the stained glass covered tower in the city centre. The mystical secrets behind the origins of magic are about to be revealed—especially for those whose wishes are to become a heroic explorer.
The majority of the comic archive is drawn using professionally clean black and white line-work with chapter title pages in full-color.
Feline adventurous? Then read Explorer Chronicles by aurorajames, rated T!
Let a super creepy cannibal Tom Waits take you on a surreal journey into the dark, twisty backwoods… see cryptids emerge from the blackness, obscure gods and angels going about their business in this weird world of North American strangeness. This is a surreal, slightly comical series of creepy stories strung together with a supernatural theme. It's all drawn with a soft pencil in a very realistic style so it has a very distinctive look to it. You won't confuse this comic for too many others!
Read - American Pantheon, by Serg19, rated T.
Iki considers herself a “bottom-dweller”, living and working in the lower levels to make a living. A serendipitous encounter and luck are about to intersect in the forgotten remains of a junkyard after a routine trash-diving detour leads to a luxurious discovery. Introducing Mister Dumpy, aka crocoboy27, or Mr D, a high-end security Beast Head used as a bodyguard for the upper-level’s wealthier class. D carries a lot of baggage and is recovering from a painful past, to which Iki reminds him that, “it’ll be okay, yeah? You’re gonna be okay.”
The art is drawn in TheJagged’s trademark ink-wash style of varying levels of grayscale. The art style has dreamlike watercolor textures.
Order up a serving of Smoofo Boofo, nutri-smoothie, and read Meatware by TheJagged, rated M!
Fang is a tough little, speedy, barbarian warrior woman with great big Sonic style hair! She's the last of a proud tribe and a pretty decent thief. But it seems that everyone in the kingdoms wants to get their hands on her. She has a massive bounty on her head and greed is a great motivator, but some have darker objectives, including a demon queen. This is an incredibly fun fantasy comic full of comedy, adventure, amazing action scenes and cute fantasy women. The art is bright, highly stylised and colourful with cell-shading.
Read - Arkin Blade, by GuyPercinn, rated T.
Domenic is a slovenly bachelor from a Sicilian-American household in New Jersey and he still lives under the same roof as his domineering mother and pet pooch, Lily. Down the road, Katherine, reeling from her latest unlucky relationship prospect, rides alongside her “already-in-a-stable-relationship” sister, Ashley. This small-town, unlikely romance story begins on a quiet sidewalk in the Garden State where a grown man ordered to do chores by his mother is about to intersect with two sisters driving recklessly behind-the-wheel of a car.
The comical expressions of the characters and impressive backgrounds exemplify the drawn comic medium. The comic story is presented in full-length coloured pages.
Find out the importance of picking up litter and read Withdrawn by Casscade, rated M!
Neville likes to “speak truth to power”, as they say, that “power” being the magician he works for, the grim faced Al. Neville is a sardonic sarcastic bunny, full of hilarious and cutting one liners with which to happily eviscerate the stony faced Al. Al isn't well please at this and takes ridiculous, magic-show themed revenge on the mouthy bunny time and again! This is a newspaper style comic strip, there's no story, just jokes. It's an easy and fun read! The art is digital, colourful and consistent.
Read - Neville Magicians Rabbit, by TekTockToons, rated E.
Lilly first draws the attention of Satan, the Devil, after drafting a contract—signed in blood—while a sixteen-year-old student at an all girl’s Catholic high school. Two years later, Satan has returned and this time, Lilly has been waiting with her bedroom walls plastered in “Rosemary’s Baby” and “The Devil’s Bride” film posters. Tick. Tock. A late night diner conversation between Satan and Lilly results in an outpouring of subconscious desires…like starting a family?!
The art style is really modern, with clean lines and colouring on par with cartoon animation. The colour palette is black and white line art against a monochromatic purple backdrop with scarlet rouges used to emphasize blood.
Find out if Lilly will follow through with her side of the contract and read Domestic HellLand by SheepShekets, rated M!
A blood soaked boy collapses in the pouring rain rain and lies in the street, dying… No one helps him. A passer by is shocked and rushes to his side. Seemingly recognizing the boy he's galvanized to action and carries him home to care for him, for some reason he eschews calls to take him to hospital. There's a lot of mystery here, not least of which is the identity of the dying boy, not even HE knows!
This is a great action drama with marvellously drawn dark, gritty art. It's been 20 years in the making and it was even featured already here back in 2011 but since this is a whole new version and it's been redone AND that was so long ago it's worth another go. It's a cracking read, even the dialogue heavy pages move along well.
-Warning- if you don't like blood: there are some views of wounds being stitched up.
Read - Nocturne 21 Volume One, by Hirokari, rated M.
Jake Sunrise, a man of very little words, is on the scene whether to fight off feral children and protect a hog-tied lady in distress from a shady cavern; evade a messy situation at a shady circus; or stand up to a gang of men in a graveyard. Sunrise is a drop dead gorgeous mercenary who makes bounty-hunting a profession.
The comic is organized by different issues of mini vignettes. Each issue has a different art style ranging from full pages of color to black and white line work.
Cheer on the vaquero without a voice and read The Return of Jake Sunrise by Picture Books, rated E!
A conflicted young man takes a drastic step from which there's normally no turning back from…
Fortunately he gets a second chance. This is the story about a man's journey after a serious life changing event. Will he redeem and recover or spiral back into the same abyss? Only time will tell. This is a manga style comic that uses expanded storytelling, mostly visual with limited text. It's a calm story with with emotional turmoil bellow the surface. Full colour, in a sketchy manga style.
Read - Silences Echo, by Hykarige, rated M.
Herein the pages of The Faceless Comics Set 1 holds the first blueprint of a series of stories about inter-dimensional travel, an extensive collection of metal helmets, shrinking ray guns, love, and friendship. Meet the Faceless, Soundless, and Eclipse (the de facto “good guys”) as they go on epic adventures battling small fry like the “Trash Can Hooligan” and NightShock. Watch as the Faceless takes on the greatest cyborg nemesis yet, FaceClone, while time traveling within multiple universes.
The comic is drawn using black and white line art. The Faceless Comics has inspired its own film series composed of real-life actors reenacting events that take place across the series.
Navigate through pathways of portals into different dimensions and read The Faceless Comics Set 1 by DylanTale Comics, rated E!
It's their last night in town and the band is having a farewell concert, but Teresa senses something dark and dangerous afoot. She knows she should leave before things get serious, and yet the impressions are just too nebulous and it's easier to go with the flow. That could be a fatal mistake. The werewolves are brutal, merciless, and ferocious…
This is a colourful urban fantasy horror comic featuring fae, werewolves, a gyrphon, a troll and much more. There's heaps of action, gore, and even some nudity so beware. Eternity Dreams has been running for a long while so the art in the beginning is a little less refined and it's not as easy to work out what's going on but the later art is astonishingly better. Have a read and enjoy the action!
Read - Eternity Dreams, by Mitaukano, rated M.
Following a private party with Azaloth (actually Azzadath), Robin Sinclair finds herself expecting an unexpected bundle of demonic joy. Journey through a timeline that encompasses hundreds of years involving alchemy, olde-fashioned bicycles, and precious stones. Experience the early struggles of single-motherhood through a genuine, kind person who is honestly doing her best. Enter into a world where every character’s eerie familiarity with each other is also a peculiarity that stretches back centuries in time.
The art is displayed through pages in full digital color. Chapter one and two have completed and chapter three is on the horizon.
Brace for the mayhem and read Blessed Days by InkyMoondrop, rated M!
Joanna is starting up her career as a paranormal vlogger, investigating interesting and disturbing cases and mysteries. Are these things actually ghosts and spirits or are they something else entirely? Just how do you control a dangerous poltergeist? She and her good friend Phil are both trans and going through things in their own ways, but they support each other. This is an anthro paranormal comedy drama. The art features soft colours and a calming visual style.
Read - Joanna Ghost Hunter, writing by Zarpaulus, art by Thiger, rated T.
Levana is a female vampire, (also known as Vampire Girl). She lives a life of Irony. And when she is running on a shortage of blood supply, she retreats to the hospital to get her fix. Levana’s outdoor attire make her reigning champion of Social Distancing (because she is allergic to the sun). Levana goes through an existential crisis when faced with the dilemma of no longer desiring the responsibility of having vampire powers. Assisting Levana along her journey is a wizard who also makes house visits; the photogenic Dr. Charmin; and Medical Assistant, Laura (who doubles as Levana’s blood supplier).
The art is mixed media with hand-drawn sketches, handwritten notebook paper, full pages of digital colour. In an exciting update from Vampire Girl creator, J_Scarbrough, the next phase of Levana’s mortal life unfolds in Vampire Girl: Chapter Two. The original run of Vampire Girl: Chapter One concluded ten years ago in 2012 and was brought out of cartoon retirement in 2022 to continue telling Levana’s story.
Buckle up for Vampire Girl: Chapter Two and read Vampire Girl by J_Scarbrough, rated E!
Bobby Carter, retired police officer and one of the few genuine monster hunters! He's the guy you call in when the ghosties and ghoolies start bothering everyone and causing a ruckas in the neighborhood. He'll clean it up and sort them out, whatever it takes! This is all black and white line art, nicely stylised, well practiced good looking work. The story is a funny and engaging action comedy.
Read - Bobby Carter: Creephunter, by Phinmagic, rated E.
The long-awaited and much loved official Drunk Duck Awards community wide event has made a comeback for the first time in two years. Chief organizer, Niccea, returns as MC for the tenth time to host the annual event that has been celebrated by Ducks all around the world since Spring 2008. Follow the journey of “For Your Consideration” submissions; Behind-the-scenes backstage antics by judges and presenters; 2022 Awards Trophy contestants; Casual and formal group photographs; stunning characters strutting the red carpet; and original Award Presentations made possible by fellow Ducks.
The 2022 Awards Winner announcements began on Thursday, September 29, 2022. Tune in daily to witness LIVE updates and acceptance speeches delivered by this season’s most anticipated award recipients.
You are officially invited to read the Drunk Duck Awards 2022 by Niccea, rated E!