Anyhoo, on with it.
The first comic I'd like to present to you is Prague Race by Petra Erika Nordlund.
The caption on the first page of Prague Race offers this helpful description:
"Prague Race is a comedy horror story, and it offers a softly satirical views of the fantasy genre. It might have some heavy imaginery, and it's not suitable for minors or sensitive readers!"
So, Prague Race, in short, is a story about three friends, one of which is hungry for adventure and winds up inadvertently getting them all into a big mess of trouble. Leona, the ringleader, is living in a run down (abandoned?) apartment building with her (undead, maybe, although she doesn't know it) cat, Gabriele.
|Colin, Miko, and Leona|
So, from the very beginning, I was impressed by how entertaining these three can be. In many instances, they behave as stock characters, but they are also portrayed in a way that is thoughtful and even complex. Unexpected things are constantly happening, and you just kind of roll with it and look forward to seeing what's next. The story structure has involved a cold open and a flashback already. The fantasy world the team enters has a huge variety of fantasy races, and a seeming aristocracy, government/military bureaucracy, and (corporate? government?) paid trials for horrible new technologies.
|Sela and Toska|
This comic is still in progress, which, for once I find really exciting because it means I'm not going to race to the end and get depressed when it's over! It also updates with impressive regularity on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. The style is gorgeous and consistent. And, it's quite funny and creepy. Please check it out! I'm sure you'll find it as charming as I do.