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?