No gags, no soap operas: Webcomics that got passed over.
As mentioned by many of you in comments on my last post, most of the popular webcomics are gag strips and soap operas.
Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
But a lot of other really good stuff gets passed over.
The Desert Peach is a comic book created by Donna Barr, chronicling the adventures of the eponymous protagonist, Erwin “The Desert Fox” Rommel‘s fictitious homosexual younger brother, Oberst Manfred Pfirsich Marie Rommel (1900-1990), nicknamed the “Desert Peach”. Early issues of the comic focused on the Peach’s command of a misfit unit of the Afrika Korps from 1940 to 1943; subsequent issues have explored the pre- and post-war lives of Pfirsich (German for “Peach”) and his supporting cast.
One of the most unusual and interesting outsider works of comic art EVAH. It’s not getting the love it deserves from the world, you can send it some by reading it HERE.
SPQR Blues is one of my favorite webcomics, and I think it’s the only one I’ve ever read online from start to finish. The art has a Carla Speed McNeil flavor, and gets much better over the course of the series.
SPQR Blues is a webcomic–a sword-and-sandals soap opera in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius. Mysteries and danger are daily duty in the life of a bodyguard–or so Felix hopes when he signs on. Who is threatening the life of the young girl he has been asked to protect? What secrets lurk in the tunnels below the city? And who keeps putting animals on top of the arch?
CLICK HERE to go to Page 1 of SPQR Blues at ComicGenesis.
Please take a moment to suggest some other webcomics that aren’t getting the populist love.