Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Wilde Life webcomic review

It's been a while since I discovered a new webcomic that really took my interest, so I was pleasantly surprised when I heard about Wilde Life through my friend's Tumblr.

The comic, written and illustrated by Pascalle Lepas, follows the story of protagonist, Oscar (yes, surnamed Wilde) as he moves from Chicago to Podunk, a quaint and sleepy little town in Oklahoma.

What comes next is a series of weird - sometimes good, sometimes terrifying, encounters with the unknown and supernatural - including wolves, ghosts and monsters - which are depicted in a fresh and engaging way.

What I really like about this comic is the seamless mix of warmth and familiarity, present in the characters' expressions and depictions of common everyday interactions, and the fantasy elements. Throw in a bit of humour and suspense, well fleshed-out characters and a great semi-realistic art style, and you've got yourself a story that leaves you eager to read more.

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