I’m really digging the webcomic Gunnerkrigg Court by Tom Siddell. Despite its dark mood, it’s got a great blend of warmth and humor along with some imaginative storylines.
It’s the story of Antimony Carver, a girl who starts school at Gunnerkrigg Court, and the adventures she has. It has robots, ghosts, gods, heroes, faeries, and schoolwork. Annie’s laid-back demeanor is an effective counterpoint to the fantastic things she witnesses. At first I was a little doubtful about Siddell’s artistic chops due to the prdominantly simplistic art style, but this sequence put those concerns to rest. Creepy!
A few of my favorite pages in the strip:
- The Minotaur
- This freaky sequence about Zimmy and Gamma, two strange girls I haven’t figured out yet
- Antimony and Reynardine sneak into a robot complex
- Annie and Kat meet a wizard of some familiarity (guest strip by Ali Graham)
- A faerie learning how to be human
Anyway, fun stuff. Check it out.