Welcome to Webcomics Week!
Fun fact: the graphic novel Manfried the Man by Caitlin Major and Kelly Bastow started out as a webcomic! There's a whole world of webcomics out there and we've barely scratched the surface. This week, we're talking about different ones around the web, highlighting some favorites, and rounding up some books that started as webcomics — just like Manfried.
Check for updated blog posts every day this week, and don't forget to enter for a chance to win the Webcomics Week Prize Pack!
Monday: Why We Love Webcomics
Tuesday: Webcomics: A Required Reading List
Wednesday: Seven Superior Webcomics by Philly Creators
Thursday: Curated List of Webcomics by Caitlin Major, author of Manfried the Man
Friday: How to Webcomic: An Infographic
In this hilarious graphic novel, the roles of cats and humans are reversed, putting humanoid felines in charge of tiny, dimwitted little man-pets.
Manfried is a stray taken in by Steve Catson, a slacker with a dead-end job and nonexistent love life. Soon Manfried becomes the Garfield to Steve’s Jon Arbuckle: lazy, selfish, and sometimes maddening in his weird human behavior. Yet the pair depends on each other to get through life’s troubles. When Manfried runs away, Steve musters his meager resources to find his best man-friend and bring him home safe. Ultimately, both Steve and Manfried realize they’re capable of so much more than they thought.
Caitlin Major is a Toronto-based comics writer and illustrator. She and her partner, Matthew Hoddy, have run successful Kickstarter campaigns to print comics Space Pyrates and The Saga of Metalbeard. Caitlin also works as an animation compositor at Skyship Entertainment, a small animation studio in Toronto that specializes in kids’ programming on YouTube.
Kelly Bastow is an illustrator and comics creator best known for her ink and watercolor paintings of landscapes and body positivity. Kelly illustrated Quirk’s Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy and has drawn for the comics Lumberjanes, Adventure Time, and Capture Creatures.
*Winner will be chosen on Monday, March 26, 2018. US, UK, and Canada only.*
Prize pack details:
- Copy of Manfried the Man
- Quirk tote bag
- We Are Here Forever mini-comic, sticker pack, and postcard by Michelle Gish
- Bonus surprises!