Little Guardians is a brand-new fantasy webcomic with a prince-and-the-pauper twist: While the guardian of the village is out fighting a monster one rainy night, his wife gives birth to … a girl. Since the guardian is a hereditary post that can only go to a boy, the doctor attending the birth pulls a quick switch with the village shopkeeper’s son. With only the prologue and a part of chapter one up so far, it’s not clear how this is going to play out. What is clear is that this comic is going to be a lot of fun. Unlike a lot of fantasy comics, it doesn’t have a super-complicated world. There’s a village, a guardian, monsters and a zucchini-obsessed farmer. In fact, there seems to be a zucchini theme running through the whole story right now. Ed Cho’s writing is crisp and funny, and Lee Cherolis’s art has a straightforward, dynamic quality to it that makes it easy to grasp visually. The comic updates on Mondays and Wednesdays, and on Friday the pair post an imaginative description of some fantastic plant or animal from the journal of Sir Thistlewhite III. With the zucchini festival on the horizon, Little Guardians looks like it will be a lot of fun, and since the story is just getting under way, now is a time to jump on and start reading.
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