Friday, May 30, 2008

A Couple of Webcomics

After a few days I've managed to read through the archives of two of the webcomics I was introduced to at Balticon.

First is Sudden Valley. Written and drawn by Baltimore resident Jamie Baldwin, she's put together a pretty promising series. Although things are really just starting----the series has been going since December----I have a pretty good sense who the characters are and I'm pretty confident Jamie knows where it's going. It looks like it will mostly be based around the relationships of a group of twenty-somethings as they figure out life. The main plot points, anyway. I also really like the art. Simple, just a little cartoony.

Second is Dead of Summer, by Baltimore-based guys Nick and Marty. Basically, zombies invade the city of Baltimore and hilarity and horror ensues. This series has no redeeming value whatsoever, and I love it for that. It's pulpy, bloody and doesn't take itself too seriously. They're really just having fun with the idea of zombies trouncing the city of Baltimore. It's been running for a couple years now and having read the run thus far it's been fun seeing the series both look better and develop a more complex story as it went along. A true guilty pleasure, this one aint for the squeemish.



Marty said...

Hey there, Marty from Dead of Summer here.

Thanks for the kind words. It's good to know our message comes through, of throwing together a fun zombie romp that allows Nick and I to grow artistically, while just having a good time. Too many webcomics take this seriously, and in turn, it's difficult to get the reaction you want when you spin that idea on it's head.

Thanks for checking us out, recommending us to the world, and hopefully, you'll keep enjoying our crazy lil' world. Take care!

Hebdomeros said...

I love what you guys are up to. It's good fun and I'm happy to share it with everyone I know. I've added Dead of Summer to my RSS reader, so I'll definitely be following the story.

Jamie said...

Thanks so much for linking me!