For those of you still following along at home, I’ll be taking November off to write for NaNoWriMo. I’ll probably still post Fledgling Fridays, but regular posts won’t resume until some time in December.
(please don’t go) talk to you then.
October is over, but there’s just enough Halloween spirit left over to muster together one final Frightful Friday spotlight.
What could be scarier than going back to school? How about going to one full of monsters? Today we take a tour of…
Scaredemy, by Zack Slade.
Simon was just your average boy, with average intelligence and average looks. That is, until he found his dad’s old Scaredemy yearbook.
- From the Students page
Concept wise, Scaredemy is a comedy about surviving school life… except the main character, Simon, literally has to survive a school full of actual monsters. The idea’s not completely new, but it’s done nicely here with a lot of tongue-in-cheek humor and jabs at both school culture and monster tropes and even a few at Harry Potter (Simon discovers he’s an alchemist and is enrolled in a school to learn “magic”).
The art is good; stylized, kid-friendly, but fairly crisp, colorful and all around great at depicting monsters and school life with a humorous bend. It looks like it’s taken some inspiration from classic comic strips, but I can’t say it’s derivative or generic. It has its own look and style and pulls it off wonderfully.
If you can’t bring yourself to say goodbye to Halloween just yet, why not try giving Scaredemy a read through? What’s the worst that could happen?
Hello reader(s) and HAPPY HALLOWEEN! My apologies for posting late.
Parties, costumes, scary movies, and monstrously massive mounds of sugary sweets are all part of what makes this month so enjoyable for me. For a lot of people, as the leaves fade and daylight dwindles, Halloween is the last best way of injecting a little life into the Autumn days between Summer and Winter.
Or, perhaps in this case, the better term might be…
Hello reader(s). Did you notice? Did you see? It’s back again. It has been for some time, now.
October. Halloween season.
And the nightmares came back with it. I’m sure you have them, too. In fact, I’m positive you do. Of course, that could just be a…
In keeping with the spirit of Halloween, this week’s comic spotlight is another series featuring things that go bump in the night.
All Night, by Brittney Sabo (artist/co-creator of Francis Sharp in the Grip of the Uncanny!).
It’s not always easy for a comic with just over twenty pages to get across much of any story or setting, especially when it’s just a few panels each page. Yet the world that Ms. Sabo has created – a world where night has perpetually fallen over one half of the world, day over the other, and where dangerous unearthly creatures inhabit the dark – is conveyed beautifully through the art with warm sunset hues, cool nighttime tones, and all the penumbral colors in between.
We’re also given a good introduction to Clarence Kastas, our apparent protagonist, as he tries to handle his first job as a caster, a class of magician that specializes in handling supernatural threats. His nervousness and eagerness to succeed tells us much about his character… perhaps more than he’d like known.
All Night currently updates Fridays. If you enjoy MFK or Birdboy, maybe give this one a read.