sometimes i forget im with make up and rub my eyes
and then i get scared when i look in the mirror
New favorite webcomic, all.
Shadoweyes has Wet Moon and Water Baby creator Ross Campbell on both the story and the art (which, as frightening and desperate as it can get at times, I can’t help but think of as “cute noir”, but that may be the result of Sparkle’s adorbness).
Hook: It’s the year two-thousand and *cough mumble mumble* in the city of Dranac. Would-be teen vigilante Scout Montana (aka Shadoweyes) and her best friend Kyisha attempt to stop the beating of a homeless man, but Scout winds up concussed during the rescue. The cranial trauma somehow causes Scout to transform into a blue, reptilian creature with superhuman speed, strength, and enhanced senses. Cut off from her normal life, Scout takes up the name Shadoweyes full time and continues her quest to clean up the streets…but being a superhero isn’t as easy as it seems, and right and wrong have a way of blurring together in the long run.
Campbell’s writing and artwork are appealling in their own right, but what stood out to me most was that this is a work in the superhero/vigilante genre minus the usual gobs of classism and white, straight dudes who get to be right about everything. We’ve got strong relationships between female characters, a single parent who rivals Bianca Reyes as Most Awesome Mother in the History of Ever, chromatic main characters with distinctive drives and voices, an intersex main character who kicks ass and whose body formation is not being teased at like the big tent attraction at a sideshow, a superhero who can’t force herself to distill the moral choices that come with her chosen responsibilities down to a simple black-and-white worldview…
…and Sparkle, whose cuteness could lay waste to entire worlds.
Not that Shadoweyes doesn’t have her moments as well.
This is an imaginative, well-thought-out, and fantastically executed work, and I really cannot recommend it highly enough.
!!!! oh wow i loved Water Baby and Wet Moon (well i’ve only read the first volume but), i totally want to get in on this!!
cool lookin’ webcomic alert
I FUDGIN LOVE SPARKLE!
I can imagine all of the failure of going to buy filthy magazines.
Yo…I suck at this heterosexual shit. I’m like horrible when it comes to the opposite sex.
So I drew a comic about it a while back. Sorry for the sketchy mess.
So debating with my inner-self about my sexuality. I think I might be Pansexual.
I saw this, and I dunno it just made me laugh so hard… Maybe because I’m slowly dying of cookie dough poisoning, which is the sweetest poisoning… but I don’t think this one has the same effect though because the girl in the original looks so innocent and sweet, which makes it funnier…
This is a comic of me and my BB Nat.
Obviously nat is a fucking beast and she can draw her ass off. Me I’m aiight.
But she always push me harder to be better and she encourages me all the way.
Sometimes I like to be overly dramatic . 3 .
“So, you’re hip. You’re smart. You’ve got class. And when you say “Some of My Best Friends are X”, you want people to know that there is credibility behind that statement. What’s the best way to show it? By having a black best friend!
Your black best friend is sassy. She’s never too busy to lend an ear, or come along on your wacky schemes. She is flawless to the point of being unreal. (Unless there’s the occasional situation of either having a problem with her race or her relationship with you.) Is it because she has no love life, no apartment, and no family? It’s hard to say, but there’s one thing for sure. She has a cell phone, and never ignores your calls.” from tvtropes
I’m tired of the X best friend bullshit… What made me draw this mostly was a gif from True Blood… and remembering Tara went in front of a fucking shot gun for Snookie and got her brains blown out.
…Fuck Snookie. And all supposed white best friends like her.
Why yes someone did make me mad today.
Don’t fetishize my body type. Don’t dictate how I should feel about myself and how I should present myself to society in order to be deemed fuckable.
OMG EVERYTHING SHE POSTS IS SO GODDAMN SPOT ON. FUCK EVERYONE