What We’re Reading: Hinges

HingesHinges is a fairly new webcomic by Meredith McClaren about a girl who wakes in a strange world of marionettes. The art flows smoothly between an angular cut-out style and a looser shaded ink style, both lovely and atmospheric. The mystery of the world, the doll-people that inhabit it, and their adorable animal-like familiars promises to unfold in a quiet and atmospheric way.

What We’re Reading: Sabertooth Vampire

Mike Russell chronicles the hilariously tragic slightly strange adventures of the elusive, unfortunate, and often befuddled Sabertooth Vampire. Melanie and I were first introduced to the Sabertooth Vampire as the closing act of Comics Underground, the dialogue-less strips set to music, and we were immediately hooked.

The comic is archived on his blog or available for sale at http://culturepulp.bigcartel.com/ — the zine editions are lovely  (rounded corners! crisp blacks! impeccable timing!), easy to browse, and come highly recommended.

What We’re Reading: Outfoxed

Outfoxed by Dylan Meconis

Fantastic comicker Dylan Meconis, from Portland Oregon’s very own Periscope Studio and the (for mature audiences) webcomic Family Man, recently did a web short, Outfoxed, about a laundress’s run-in with a wild fox. The tone starts out panicked, segues into funny, and then ends on a completely different note altogether- which is why you should read it.

What We’re Reading: Sarah and the Seed

Sarah and the Seed by Ryan Andrews

Lately I’ve been following the very sweet and very chilling online comic Sarah and the Seed by Ryan Andrews. The art is gorgeous, the voice is spot on, and the story is beautiful, adorable, and deeply creepy by turns, a neat trick to pull off and one completely supported by the online format. I was hooked by the first set and can’t wait for the next (and final?!) installment.

Sarah and the Seed can be read at Ryan’s website — he has other online comics up which are also well worth checking out.