Sedna is a Japanese girl who is in love with space and everything to do with it. She teaches her best friend Dini-san about the things that she is learning about space. The artist who creates this, Thomas L McDonell, always makes sure that when he draws the stars that he is drawing the actual constellations and not simply dots in the sky. Little details such as this are what makes the comic so unique. In certain chapters, it could simply be an imaginary space battle using glue and scissors, but in quite a few chapters Sedna will tell an actual educational lesson about space and the stories of different constellations. Since this comic is very clean, I would say that this could even be read by a middle or upper elementary schooler as a short lesson on astronomy.
The comic has 87 episodes so far, is updated every Tuesday and Saturday, and can be read either on Webtoons here or the creator’s website. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to be able to brush up on some simple astronomy through a cute story.
Overall Rating: 5/5
Asleep Beside You is a comic written and illustrated by the amazing author F. Arnott. She is still in college, but somehow manages to updated this wonderful comic daily, if not more than once a day.
Asleep Beside You is a tale of two complete strangers named Tyr and Kate that randomly start having dreams about each other. At first they are missing each other’s sleep times, but soon they start to wake up in the dream at the same time, and then the start talking to each other. After realizing it is impossible to physically escape the dream, they settle in and start enjoying their nights. This comic is filled with the pair’s nightly conversations, the struggle of their daily lives, and how they are helping each other through their own personal struggles. For example, Tyr is painfully shy and Kate has never had a truly successful relationship. Through it all they each have their best friends that give them advice along the way.
This is not a full review because although nearly 400 episodes in, she is still uploading the final arc so the story is not finished. When the webtoon is finished I will review it in its entirety and give it a final rating. How you can read this for free is going here to read on your computer, or downloading the webtoons app on your phone for a far easier reading experience. If you want to support F.Arnott you can go here to buy a copy of the physical volume one. This is a fun story to read casually, and immerse yourself in the sweet story of two complete strangers falling in love.
Overall Rating: 5/5
I was not expecting to find this. I was looking at a random cartoon on YouTube that had popped into my recommended when this was “Up Next”. I saw the name, Rock and Riot Love Follies Pilot, and I thought that this would be pretty interesting to watch. I was treated to a lovely short love story between the African American girl in the gang pictured above, and a white girl with blond hair and in a pretty pink dress. If anyone wants to go see the beginning of the new webseries, here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8l8xbqvFPYI
Then I saw in the description the link to the webcomic, and I decided to go and read it. The webcomic started being written in 2015 and has 14 chapters now, updated biweekly. It tells a whimsical tale, akin to the high school stories of the 50s with the greasers and the gangs, except there is a guy gang and a girl gang. The whole story is based upon the premise of an LGBTQ version of the old movies such as Grease. Every, and I mean every character has a unique backstory, all the relationships are sweet and representative of all, and the characters although they have their flaws are all quite likeable. I spent a full hour this afternoon simply reading this amazing comic.
I will most likely be reviewing the webseries individually, first starting off with Love Follies and then updating whenever the author Chelsey Furedi decides to post more videos. This comic has tackled tough subjects of homosexual relationships, transgender, racism, asexual, bisexual, and non binary people in a tactful manner that I have come to love. I reccommend this to anyone looking for a lighthearted and fun read, and the link to her site is http://rockandriotcomic.com
Overall Rating: 6/5