Friday, February 24, 2012

Power Nap

If I lived in a world where I didn't need to sleep I would be so much more productive! I would have all of my homework finished, and then some! Procrastination? Not a problem! Hobbies? I've got plenty and all the time in the world to pursue them! We spend a ridiculous amount of our lives sleeping and it seems like those hours are just wasted every day. Well, sleeping is no longer a problem in Drew Spencer's world.

In Power Nap, a webcomic by Maritza Campos and Bachan, in the near future, people take a pill called a “Z-Sup” and no longer need to sleep. Sounds awesome, right? Well, not for Drew. You see, Drew is allergic to Z-Sups, and he is in the minority. His life in a world of people who never sleep and have a lot of time to accomplish everything is difficult, to say the least. He works a ten hour shift and has a three hour commute each way. The only good part? He will never be unemployed because his condition is seen as a “disability” and so he can never get fired according to company policy.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Todd Allison & the Petunia Violet

Todd Allison & the Petunia Violet is one of the most quirky and adorable comics I have ever read. Created by a university student called Nozmo, it is the story of Petunia Elkwood and the various mishaps that occur in her life as a result of her fascination with her neighbor, Todd Allison, an irritable but incredibly intelligent young man (who is secretly part of an investigative team looking for a serial arsonist known only as Violet).

What I love about this comic is that it combines the elements of a crime mystery with (possibly!) the elements of a romance between two odd people.

Friday, February 10, 2012

The Zombie Hunters

Today, let's discuss something that is near and dear to my heart: zombies.

Actually, I'm just kidding. I'm not a huge fan of zombies. I guess I just don't find the concept of rotten flesh all that appealing. Although I do really want to one day finish watching Zombieland, because from what I've seen so far, it is a good movie. But enough about movies!

Despite my lack of excitement when it comes to zombies, I might like things where they appear if it is good. Let me explain that incredibly vague statement. Storytelling, if it is good, is enjoyable no matter what the subject matter. And part of the appeal of the zombie apocalypse is the concept of the end of the world. Or at least the end of the world as we know it.

I've seen a couple of zombie webcomics floating about on the internets, but The Zombie Hunters is really the only one that I have kept up to date with and have read closely.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

The Dreamer

Adventure. Romance. War. What more could you want in a webcomic? The Dreamer has it all. Lora Innes's comic is immensely entertaining. A new page comes out every Wednesday and Friday and so on those days, my room mate (whom I have convinced to read this comic) and I get pretty excited.

The story is about Beatrice Whaley, a seventeen year old high school senior from Boston. She lives a charmed life. She's pretty, wealthy, and is the star of her school's drama club. But one night she finds herself in 1776 and she becomes enveloped in the world of the American Revolution, and all of the people in it. One of particular interest, is Allan Warren, a handsome patriot soldier who comes to her rescue. Every night, the dreams pick up right where they left off and everything she experiences in them is so vivid, that Bea starts to wonder if she really is just dreaming. Or perhaps there is something more?