Sunday Comics | ‘Amelia Shadows,’ 24-Hour Comics and more

Check out recent comics by Matthew Dow Smith, Noelle Stevenson, Melanie Gillman, Keith Knight and more.

Here’s a round up of some of the best comics we’ve seen online recently. If we missed something, let us know in the comments below.

We kick off this week with a new comic from Matthew Dow Smith, who created and posted the comic Johnny Chaos on Twitter earlier this year after the pandemic hit. Alex Dueben spoke with Smith back in July about getting work done during the pandemic; like a lot of other creators, when pens went down at various publishers, Smith started working on his own comics.

This newest, Amelia Shadows, can be found on Tumblr, or, if you’d like to see it a day early, it’s on his Patreon as well (along with a lot of other cool stuff).

In honor of National Coming Out Day, which was Oct. 11, Oprah Magazine ran a new webcomic and essay from Nimona creator Noelle Stevenson on her own coming out story, which includes references to Velma, Zam Wesell and a lot more.

Oct. 3 was 24-Hour Comics Day, the annual event where creators try to make a comic in just 24 hours. In most years there are events at comic shops and other locations where creators get together to write and draw, but this year events were hosted online. As the Crow Flies creator Melanie Gillman participated, and she shares her comic about the protector of the King’s Forest on Tumblr.

And here’s one by cartoonist/painter Don Arvidsson, who posted his 24-hour comic on Twitter. It’s about a forest stroll that might be a date, and it can also be purchased on Gumroad (with a bonus comic).

And finally, it’s time to vote in what’s been called the most important election of our lives. I’ve heard that many times before, but this time? It rings true. But it might also require a plan, depending on where you live, something The Nib covered this week in two posts — one by Terry Laban (above) and then one by Keith Knight.

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