More SpiderForest comics to check out! Some notes on this week’s selection: Arbalest has a list of content warnings, but don’t be alarmed about the sex. It is not gratuitous at all, and tastefully depicted. The comic as a whole reads like a surreal poem, and the sexual content (which there is only a little bit of) blends into the whole seamlessly.
I have read broken (with a small b) and can vouch for its amazing quality. I’m hoping to check out Spare Keys For Strange Doors soon; the premise is interesting, and an older lady as a lead? Sign me up!
Onto the comics!
Arbalest – Haelu is a monster, born of the snow and the long dark. In 6 months, she will be dead. Her purpose: to bring back the sun. But, as awareness of her complex self begins to emerge, Haelu forges goals of her own. Rated M for partial nudity, blood/gore, sex, themes of abuse.
Spare Keys for Strange Doors: Two experts in the supernatural help ordinary people with their extraordinary problems. Specialities include visitations, disappearances, compulsions, manifestations, transformations and removal of uninvited guests.
broken is a fantasy/horror story about a zombie kid befriending a fairy general and trying to deal with guilt, grief, and PTSD. This is complicated by eldritch abominations, a genocidal dictator, the dictator’s wife, and a panic-induced exit from the last known bastion of civilization. Contains graphic violence (including suicide), body horror, and the occasional flashing image.