Next Town Over

Next Town Over is another webcomic with heavy elements of Steampunk and western fantasy incorporated into the storyline and aesthetic written by Erin Mehlos. The webcomic is beautifully drawn, features and intriguing and constantly unfolding story, and updates every Saturday and has been running since October of 2010. Since this is such a new webcomic, there’s no telling where the story might take us, so everything is wonderfully fresh.

Check out the webcomic’s first page below. It gives you a great initial feel for the comic.

To start reading from the beginning of the webcomic’s publication, please click here. And, if you happen to like what you see, you can follow Next Town Over via Twitter and Facebook.

The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage

The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage is a fabtabulous webcomic created by Sydney Padua, a wonderfully talented animator and story artist. What was supposed to be a joke about Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage fighting crime in Lovelace: The Origin morphed into a full-blown webcomic of the two as partners in adventure.

The webcomic is both well written and well illustrated, and the humor employed is often laugh out loud worthy. Anyone interested in Victorian history, science, or the title characters are sure to enjoy this publication.

To start reading The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage from its inception, begin with Lovelace: The Origin, and then continue on to the Master List for the series to get caught up to date on the webcomic’s current progress.

A Case of Do or Die’s Shop

A while back, I featured this artwork on my blog:

And I said unto myself, “If only I could buy these prints because they are awesome. But there is no store, so I cannot. Woe is me.” *cry face*

Thus the people over at A Case of Do or Die did hear my lamentations.

And lo, there was a great writing of codes and cipher, and from the aether the A Case of Do or Die’s Shop sprang forth! My wish being granted, I thus danced the sacred Happy Dance.

“I shall blog of this so all shall know of this great triumph,” said I.

And so it was.

Clockworks Webcomic

Clockworks is a Steampunk webcomic that updates every Tuesday and Thursdays. Clockworks started as a loose retelling of the events of writer/artist Shawn Gaston’s homebrew Savage Worlds campaign, which makes today’s post the perfect follow-up to yesterday’s nod to the Lady Blackbird RPG. There’s so much creativity and imagination that gets poured into a table-top game, it’s only natural that stories emerge that are interesting enough to be told beyond the game itself.

The webcomic has been going strong for a year now, and Mr. Gaston expects that the story will take between five and ten years to tell, so readers will be able to enjoy this tale for a long time to come.

To see the first ever release of the clockworks webcomic, and thus work your way forward through the story, click here.

The Puppet Makers

It’s the start of the Memorial Day weekend here in the US, which means a long weekend (yay) and the unofficial start of summer (boo). To get things kicked off, I’d like to start the weekend by presenting you all with an outstanding Steampunk Rococo webcomic, The Puppet Makers by Molly Crabapple and John Leavitt, on Zuda Comics.

The artwork for the Puppet Makers is truly impressive. I think this is the first time I’ve ever seen a Steampunk and Rococo mash up, and I’m surprised to say that I feel as if it works. It doesn’t seem too far from either inspiration source to be excessively bizarre, just intriguing.

And just as a heads up, this upcoming week may be a bit spotty with the updates. I’m busy making the last minute preparations to attend A-Kon this weekend, so no promises for a daily update for the next two weeks, though I will try my hardest. My compatriot and I will give you full reports from the days at A-Kon (including photos) in the aftermath of the event, since I will not have internet access at the convention itself.

Have a great Memorial Day weekend, and happy webcomic reading!