The SpiderForest comic of the week is Dark White by Lillian Aguilar:
Dark White is a webcomic which takes the reader to Faya, where gods and creatures from our own mythology interact. All cultures have their own creation myths. Faya is no different. They believe that in the beginning of their world it was a true paradise. But it did not last. The gods went to war for leadership of the world. This period of time, known as The God’s War, brought disorder and chaos into the new world. The war went on for aeons and the people of Faya suffered for it. Our story takes place long after The God’s War, which took place in the early days of Faya. This is the story of “The Second God’s War” and those who attempt to stop it.
We went to see Frozen over the weekend, and I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. It’s very Disney-princessy, so my 8-year old daughter loved the heck out of it. I thought it was beautifully done, and I liked how the story flipped the traditional fairy-tale ending on its head. And holy wow, Idina Menzel is such a great singer. She made the musical numbers in this movie very easy on the ears.
Anyway, here’s a little bit of fan art I sketched out on my iPad yesterday. It’s the main characters, Elsa & Anna, as kids. I want to see the prequel movie with more of their adorableness, and how Elsa got her powers. Or we could go with the sequel, when Elsa is recruited by Charles Xavier to attend his school for gifted youngsters…
This week’s SpiderForest comic is The Sundown Boys by Emma Pillette:
“The Sundown Boys is an original webcomic set in an alternate, dystopian future where cities, states, and even countries have succumbed to the richest and most dangerous criminal organizations. They make the rules and the world is a very dark place. As a consequence of the current war between the DeSaule Organization from New York and Corporativo Tecnologías Militares Nuñez based out of Mexico, the streets of New York City, once bustling, lie barren. Robert, Leon, and Geoffrey Heron work as soldiers and assassins for the DeSaule Organization. Their younger brother Timothy, too young to fight and less skilled than his seemingly superhuman brothers, stays home. Their futures seem bleak. But everything changes after a chance encounter with a girl from Leon’s past. Suddenly, the brothers find themselves swept up in a major conspiracy which will reveal not only a startling secret about the brothers’ abilities, but also long-kept secrets from within the DeSaule Organization itself.”
The SpiderForest comic of the week is Supervillainous! It’s a cool strip about a supervillain, the Crimson Claw, who is also a single dad; this humorous comic chronicles his attempts to balance the two lives. There’s a nice Despicable Me vibe to it that I like. Give it a look!
This week I want to point you guys to my fellow SpiderForester Lucy Lyall’s comic, Kaspall. Here‘s a good starting point.
“The city of Kaspall has always been a magnet for the bizarre, but lately things have taken a nasty turn in the West Quay district. Someone is getting away with murder, but when there’s no connection between the victims and the only witness has apparently lost her marbles, finding the killer is no easy task. Is it a local? One of the hundreds of Off-Worlders flooding the city? Or is it something even more strange?
Meanwhile, landlady Hazel Karswell has taken in a new tenant – a newly arrived Off-Worlder – who may cause rather more trouble than she expects; both for herself and everyone else who shares her home.’