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Awesome Horror or Crime Webcomics?

 
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Tim_Gibson



Joined: 10 Nov 2012
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:35 am    Post subject: Awesome Horror or Crime Webcomics? Reply with quote

Hi all, I launched my Horror/Crime comic, Moth City about three weeks ago, and am trying to find some established webcomics in the same genre.

Any favorites?

This is mine > http://www.mothcity.com/
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vaslittlecrow



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is one heck of a beautiful website you have there and the fantastic is lovely to boot. I really love the presentation and the story as a whole. Having enjoyed reading Sax Rohmer when I was younger, Moth City is really hitting every right button with me. I am really impressed.

My webcomic, Rasputin Barxotka has been around since 2009, and it's a historical crime graphic novel set in Russia, with a supernatural twist. Here is the about page, if you are interested in learning more: http://barxotka.com/about/

Other crime webcomics that have been around:
Optimum Wound has some solid stories
http://www.optimumwound.com/webcomics

Murderbook has been around for two years and it's very solid:
http://www.murderbookcomic.com/

No Deal is fairly new but the books have been around for a while. It's pretty much straight up yaoi, but the artwork is just spectacular:
http://bigdealcomic.com/nodeal/comic/

Continentals
Is Steampunk Mystery Webcomic that's practically fixture here.
http://www.webcomicsnation.com/moniquem/continentals/series.php

After the Dream
A very intense comic about sex, drugs and conspiracies.
http://www.afterthedream.net/

I do a "Webcomics I Must Share" feature on my site every once in a while. Would you mind me mentioning your site? I don't expect a link back (though they are always appreciated.) I just enjoy sharing works that I know my readers would enjoy.
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smbhax.com
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Tim_Gibson



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, that's a fair amount of reading material!

And now I have to go read some Sax Rohmer novels as well Wink Vaslittlecrow, are they similar to how the Fu Mancho character has been portrayed in TV/Film?

PS, I'd love a mention on your 'Share' feature. I'm not in a position to pay for advertising, so referrals are really appreciated.

Smbhax, cheers for the list and the mention on your webcomic. I'm particularly enjoying Opplopolis, it actually reminds me a bit of Asterios Polyp, which I greatly enjoyed. I'll keep working through them.


There doesn't seem to be a lot of crime webcomics out there, in comparison to say sassy dramas, or sci-fi. Which is weird, cause I feel like the crime thing is making a bit of a come back in printed indie work (Fatale, Comeback etc).
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smbhax.com
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Demographics on the web probably skew younger than in print, and maybe crime stuff isn't as appealing for younger readers? And eh younger writers, too--with crime and mystery you generally have to do a lot of planning in advance, don't get to rely on silly character personalities for all the story material, etc.
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Tim_Gibson



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You might be right Smbhax, meanwhile, read through http://www.space-mullet.com/ > dat's some good stuff.
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vaslittlecrow



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tim_Gibson: He's just as stereotypical, but in some other ways he comes across as far more intelligent and less of a caricature; but nevertheless he is still just as fascinating as a villain. The casual racism in the books can very difficult to parse using modern sensibilities, but I look at it in the same way I do when it comes to history -- within the time's context. The novels themselves are lot more interesting to me than the TV/Films by far, since they almost have a tabloid journalism feel to them. This series is very revealing when it comes to the xenophobic attitudes of the day and is fascinating on that level alone to me. Also, I grew up watching the movies with grandfather, often rooting for the villain more than anyone else. As far as evil geniuses go, he's always been one of my favorites.

Being Puerto Rican and mixed-ethnicity, I've always had a deep fascination on the topic of ethnic stereotypes and their impact on society. My native culture has a very interesting dichotomy where we have no taboos against racism, yet at the same time manage to be an incredibly tolerant and diverse society. When I came to the United States proper, it was a massive culture shock for me since there was a massive taboo against racism and yet different groups were a lot less integrated. My intellectual curiosity, coupled with my rejection of the concept of "race" (I don't believe in it) has made this a topic of endless fascination.

I will most certainly mention Moth City on my site next week. The next update will happen on Monday. Crime dramas are far few and in-between in the webcomic world. I am always glad to have an opportunity to connect my readers with the reading material they crave.
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JohnK



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My old comic Across the Way was in the style of Crime/Noir comics. It had it's problems, but I'm pretty proud of it. I can't wait to dig into some of the stuff mentioned. Right up my alley.
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afterthedream



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, someone has better web design skills than I do, that's for sure.

After the Dream has some cyberpunk crime-noir elements to it, and also some horror elements.

Others that come to mind are Utopiates, The Concrete World (both cyberpunk noir), and Runnin' With a Gun (straight crime noir).
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