Hey, everybody! Welcome to the first installment of ComicBookBin Recommends: Webcomics. Each Webcomics Wednesday, we'll be looking at few great webcomics that you need to be reading. This week we're talking some basics with Cameron Stewart's Sin Titulo, Kate Beaton's Hark! A Vagrant, and Maritza Campos and Bachan's Power Nap.
Many fans of Cameron Stewart's artwork on books like Batman & Robin (Vol. I) and Seaguy may not know that Stewart is one hell of a writer as well. His webcomic Sin Titulo, which began in 2007, is a crash course in long-form mystery. Revolving around a man whose grandfather's death catalyzes a dangerous and perplexing series of events, Sin Titulo reads like a Stanley Kubrick treatment written for the television series LOST. By turns unnerving, eery, and thrilling, Stewart's Sin Titulo will really grab readers as the dissociative meta yarn begins to come together into a cohesive and enthralling puzzle. Sin Titulo's noir stylings and convoluted plot are sure to win over fans of black-and-white cinema, weird head-trips, and dense mystery. Read Sin Titulo from the beginning here.
Hark! A Vagrant:
If you're looking for a little levity from your webcomics, look no further than Kate Beaton's Hark! A Vagrant. Beaton adeptly scrawls scenes of absurd, period mirth in her anthological series, and the success of her web series has propelled her to print and to international recognition. Hark! is smart, funny, and engrossing. Read Hark! here.
One of the most important aspects of high-concept comics is a strong and original premise. Power Nap has that premise in spades and builds from it an incredibly amusing, exciting, and imaginative tale of a future where sleep is made obsolete by a miracle drug. The main character, however, has an allergy to the prescription stimulant and the picaresque saga follows him down a rabbit hole of sleep deprivation, failed relationships, corporate intrigue, and bizarre dreamscapes that cross over into reality. Not only is the scripting snappy and a joy to read, the artwork in Power Nap is vivid and gorgeous. Read Power Nap from the beginning here.