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.
Emily Carroll’s new graphic novel won’t arrive until August, but you can tide yourself over with two new comics on the creator’s website.
The first, A Pretty Place, is likely one you won’t see in print, or if you do, it won’t be the same experience. It’s an interactive comic about someone “visiting their lady,” and you can click around a map of the house to see what happens. If you’re familiar with Carroll’s work, then you can guess this is less of a romance and more of a horror comic.
Speaking of which, Carroll has also posted a fan comic for the game Bloodborne by FromSoftware.
It’s a beautiful, bloody, disturbing comic, much like the game itself, featuring the characters Adella and Arianna. It’s also got a good heap of gore and nudity, so consider it NSFW. I’m hoping we get some Elden Ring comics from Carroll at some point in the future.
I mentioned the Cartoonist Cooperative, a new group formed by Reimena Yee, Sloane Leong, Nero Villagallos O’Reilly, Joan Zahra Dark, Zach Hazard Vaupen and Aaron Losty, earlier this week, but what better way for them to describe the purpose of their new cooperative than with a webcomic? Visit their website to read the whole thing, which was drawn by Anna Bow and written by Sloane Leong.
Finally, let’s end with a couple of comics from Substack. First up, Kagan McLeod is typically the artist of Kaptara, the premium-access strip he draws with writer Chip Zdarsky. But this week McLeod takes over as writer for a short story that’s drawn by J Bone. It’s also available for free.
And writer Skottie Young continues to roll out new Untold Tales of I Hate Fairyland on his Substack, even though he’s done away with premium subscriptions — which means they’re available to read by anyone. Here’s the latest one, with art by Aaron Conley and the debut of Bruud the Brutal (at the expense of some gummy bears).