When I just started getting into comics by way of Ultimate X-Men and Johnny The Homicidal Maniac, (yeah, I was that kid.) Serenity Rose by Aaron Alexovich was one of those comics I kept finding again and again - first in my favorite high school comic shop, and then online when I was away at college. It’s got a special place in my comics heart, but you guys will dig it, too - because who wouldn’t like a funny, frightening, cute, intricately-drawn story about a bashful gay girl who’s one of the most powerful witches alive?
Aaron’s Kickstarter for a 10th anniversary collection of Serenity Rose still has five more days if you want to pick up a copy for yourself.
Let’s draw outfits for these dumb idiots.
The lady prisoners of Orange is the New Black are so much fun to draw! I even got Crazy Eyes to look sufficiently crazy.
One of the most beautiful and intelligent webcomics out there, involving queer characters or not, is O Human Star. It has everything I love in a serial, the neat folding of time jumps from past to present, adult characters in adult relationships, and an instantly immersive fictional universe.
In a still unfolding mystery, Al Sterling finds himself resurrected from the dead in a body of robot technology- the very technology he was perfecting during his life. Unsure of who brought him back to life, he finds himself deposited at the home of his partner, Brendan, who has known Al as dead for 16 years, but has not spent that time forgetting him. In an imperfect attempt to resurrect Al, Brendan created Sulla, a daughter with Al’s biology but a completely new life.
What I love about O Human Star is it’s neatness- there nothing extraneous in the narrative, it’s tight. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t a deliberate and varying rhythm. It moves at just the right speed. With the beautiful art and characters and totally gripping narrative, it easily ranks as one of my favorites.
My fanart is in Holbein Gouache (six colors) on Arches paper, and is a tribute to my favorite character, Brendan. He is the one who has suffered the most, and my heart breaks for him and everything he’s had to endure. So I painted a picture of Al and Sulla comforting him.
I really love this comic and I hope you’ll check it out. O Human Star updates Mon/Thurs at http://ohumanstar.com/
Oh my god.
I’m - I’m just gonna go lie down and blubber for a while. This is gorgeous.