Ectopiary is a webcomic by Hans Rickheit, who won a Xeric award for his graphic novel Chloe. Yesterday, Spike (creator of Templar, Arizona) tweeted, “I bet I can get you to start reading a new webcomic with just one page” and posted the URL. The page she linked to (above) was spectacular. The comic has an old-fashioned feel; it’s centered on a girl who is sent to live with relatives who are also caring for her sick mother. There are some familiar characters (spunky servant girl, kindly doctor) but there are also a lot of mysteries, and it’s starting to take a supernatural turn. This is a great time to jump in, as only 49 pages are up so far, and the archives make an easy read. The hard part is waiting a week for the next update.
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