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Weaker Sides: A Surrealist Experience

Weaker Sides: A Surrealist Experience

Surrealism. What is it? According to the New Oxford Dictionary, Surrealism is “a 20th-century avant-garde movement in art and literature that sought to release the creative potential of the unconscious mind, for example by the irrational juxtaposition of images.” In simpler terms, in means ...

Site Update: 2018 / 08 / 02

What’s new with Under The Ink? EVERYTHING! The layout, graphics and functionality have all been upgraded and customized to suit both desktop and mobile better (the mobile version is AMAZING!!!)! We sincerely hope that you like the design!   Major Upgrades: All new layouts for every ...

Webcomic Trek #2 – Dan the Snowman

Webcomic Trek #2 – Dan the Snowman

Welcome to the second installment of Webcomic Trek. Today I’d like to talk about the webcomic Dan the Snowman written by Ben Montgomery, who most often goes by Benvincible, and illustrated by his brother Jacob (who goes by Monty? I guess). You can also follow Ben on Twitter though I don’t see ...

Advertising Webcomics: Goodbye Project Wonderful

Advertising Webcomics: Goodbye Project Wonderful

It’s true. Project Wonderful, a long standing backbone for the webcomic industry, has closed their virtual doors, leaving webcomic creators everywhere floundering. The biggest question on everyone’s minds remains the same: Where do we advertise now that Project Wonderful is gone? ...

Webcomic Trek #1 – Homeroom 1-L

Webcomic Trek #1 – Homeroom 1-L

Welcome to the first installment of Webcomic Trek. Today I’d like to talk about the webcomic Homeroom 1-L, by Jack Martin and Shannon Kindred. They can also be found on twitter seperately (Jack and Shannon) as well as a team. You can find the comic on Webtoons, where it updates every Saturday. So ...

Claude & Roan Interview: Fabulous Queer Corpses

Claude & Roan Interview: Fabulous Queer Corpses

!!!CONTENT WARNING!!! This article may be full of dark imagery and language, including violence, gore, and sexuality. NSFW to the extreme! You have been warned! K.M. Claude & R.E. Hellinger are two queer horror creatives from down south. Claude does pretty art while Roan does pretty prose. ...

Webcomic of the Week: “Jack Legend”

Webcomic of the Week: “Jack Legend”

Most legends are made. This Legend was born. Across the entire land of Ethrafa, there has been no name more renowned, more heroic, more legendary… than that of the Legends. Whether it’s the wild warrior Geralt Legend, the courageous captain “Captain” Legend, the artful ...

hpkomic on webcomics: Raccoon Girl

hpkomic on webcomics: Raccoon Girl

NOTE: This is a review was originally written in October of 2017 and was ported over from Medium. You can read the post there as well. There have been no updates to the review beyond formatting it for Under the Ink. Raccoon Girl, by Elöise Prince, is a superhero parody comic that proves ...

Webcomic of the Week: “The Reset Button”

Webcomic of the Week: “The Reset Button”

The Reset Button proves that there’s still life in what seems to be a played-out genre. If you were a gamer on the internet around the turn of the 21st century, chances are you’ve seen at least one. Since the launch of the first ever gaming-focused webcomic—Chris Morrison’s ...

Guillozine: A zine of tantalizing fear

Guillozine: A zine of tantalizing fear

I’ve lamented before about the lack of attention to horror in the world of indie/webcomics. In fact, I whined about it so much that my first article on this website was a list recommending horror comics, just to do anything to promote the genre. Even lesser attention is given to queer horror. A ...

Webcomic of the Week: “Vulperra”

Webcomic of the Week: “Vulperra”

An entertaining, mischievous, and foxy collection of short adventure stories. The short stories that make up the canon of Vulperra are quite accessible and feature acts of derring-do and heroism, reminiscent of serialized newspaper adventure comics like Prince Valiant but without the sheer length ...

Arbalest: A story of darkness, a story of oppression

Arbalest: A story of darkness, a story of oppression

Arbalest is created by @Kai_the_Spiral   WARNING: SPOILERS! SPOILERS! OH HEAVEN’S SAKE, SPOILERS!   Arbalest is a strange comic, one I struggle to talk about. It’s not because it’s obscene or controversial. It doesn’t have to do with the fact the narrative is abstract, although it ...

Ridgewood Fiber: Fiber Art Studio With A Twist!

Ridgewood Fiber: Fiber Art Studio With A Twist!

Nestled in the coastal town of St. Stephen, New Brunswick sits a small, unassuming art shop, inconspicuous from the exterior. The building is old. The paint is peeling a little. The steps are weather worn. You enter into a dim hallway and need to take a second door to the left. That’s when ...

Webcomic of the Week: “Silversong”

Webcomic of the Week: “Silversong”

Disclosure: The author of this article is a member of the Comicadia webcomic collective, which sponsors Under the Ink. Participants in the Webcomic of the Week column are selected mainly on a first come first serve/volunteer basis, plus occasional direct contact with creators. Professional ...

Webcomic of the Week: “My Hero!”

Webcomic of the Week: “My Hero!”

Disclosure: Jim and Alli Perry are the administrators of Comicadia, the webcomic collective that sponsors Under the Ink. Participants in the Webcomic of the Week column are selected mainly on a first come first serve/volunteer basis, plus occasional direct contact with creators. Professional ...

Demographics & Genre: Your Comic Fits WHERE?!?!

Demographics & Genre: Your Comic Fits WHERE?!?!

You may be wondering where your webcomic sits in the vast sea of media that people consume on a daily basis. It’s a confusing question. There are whole degrees dedicated to the topic and honestly, condensing it down into one article is… undeniably almost impossible. IF we were going to ...

Webcomic of the Week: “Karasu the Crow”

Webcomic of the Week: “Karasu the Crow”

Disclosure: The author of this article is a member of the Discord server Ink Drop Café along with Nintala. The author of this article also employs and maintains a business relationship with Nintala in the creation of the comic The Human Atlas. Participants in the Webcomic of the Week column are ...

Panel To Chords: Instrumental by Dave Chisoholm

Panel To Chords: Instrumental by Dave Chisoholm

NEW EPISODE OF PANELS TO CHORDS. This time, Ben and Maddi review Instrumental by Dave Chisoholm, a comic about a struggling trumpet player wanting to become the best musician he can, but he might inadvertently bring on the apocalypse in the process. Instrumental is a unique reading experience with ...

Panels to Chords: Talking Instrumental with Creator Dave Chisholm

Panels to Chords: Talking Instrumental with Creator Dave Chisholm

In this latest episode, Ben and Madi chat with the creator of the musical comic Instrumental, Dave Chisholm. He tells us about how the book came to be and how creating a concept album adds a new layer to the reading experience. Instrumental is available from Z2 Comics and can be purchased at ...

Panel to Chords: Music in Comics with Atla Hrafney

Panel to Chords: Music in Comics with Atla Hrafney

It feels like music and comics are tying together more and more with numerous comics being influenced by music and creators releasing playlists to go along with their latest issues. That’s where Panel to Chords comes in bringing comics and music together for discussion. In this episode Alta ...

Panels to Chords: Getting Long Lost in Music with Matthew Erman

Panels to Chords: Getting Long Lost in Music with Matthew Erman

It feels like music and comics are tying together more and more with numerous comics being influenced by music and creators releasing playlists to go along with their latest issues. That’s where Panel to Chords comes in bringing comics and music together for discussion. On this episode is special ...

Panels To Chords #1: Queer N’ Roll With Kim & Kim

Panels To Chords #1: Queer N’ Roll With Kim & Kim

Welcome to the second episode of Panels to Chords. This time, were cover “Kim & Kim” the 2016 summer hit from Black Mask Studios following the adventures of Kim Q and Kim B, two young queer women as they desperately try to make a living while facing their personal demons. The series ...

Panels To Chords #0 Zero Hour With Mockingbird

Panels To Chords #0 Zero Hour With Mockingbird

Welcome to Panel to Chords, a monthly podcast about music we listen to with our favorite comics. Each episode will feature a new comic with a round table discussion of our song selections. We hope to entertain listeners and deliver awesome playlists for the hottest titles out there. Look below the ...

Donathin Frye: An Interview, A Man of Passion

Donathin Frye: An Interview, A Man of Passion

I first met Donathin Frye online through the #ComicBookHour community. I found him to be nice, personable, and full of solid, realistic advice about pursuing a career in webcomics. Don is one of the co-founders of StART Faire Magazine, an online zine helping promote artists and their comics. I had ...

Webcomic of the Week: “Here I Lie Awake”

Webcomic of the Week: “Here I Lie Awake”

What’s eating Zoey Ngo? It is 2:01 AM. At least that’s what the clock says. In the middle of the pitch darkness, a wreath around the trash-strewn bedroom and apartment separating Zoey from the outside world, time seems utterly arbitrary. A man-made construct that may as well not even ...

10 Horror Comics You Should be Reading

10 Horror Comics You Should be Reading

As I delve more into webcomics, I can’t help notice a serious lack of horror. Or, I should say, a lack of coverage for horror. Webcomics are already rarely covered in the mainstream comic press, and when they are it covers mostly fantasy and scifi, genres already making a comeback thanks to books ...

Ink Master Newsletter: April 23 – 29

Ink Master Newsletter: April 23 – 29

New week, new newsletter! Welcome to Ink Master! This week was a busy week for the Editor-In-Chief, ServerPanda. Changes were made site wise and new blood was brought on to the team (yet still an experienced voice in the webcomic industry). Prepare for a great newsletter filled with excellent ...

Keiiii: The Flowing Creativity Behind Heart of Keol

Keiiii: The Flowing Creativity Behind Heart of Keol

Keiiii is a star among the webcomic community. Sole creator of the hit series Heart of Keol, a fantasy comic detailing the journey of Ethan (An American lost in a land resembling beautiful, ancient Korea),  it’s a cultural feast for the senses. At it’s core, Heart of Keol is a story ...

Webcomic of the Week: “Fyrearm”

Webcomic of the Week: “Fyrearm”

“Get ready, little lady. Hell is coming to breakfast.” The story opens upon a desert wasteland, with the sun scorching the ground and giant buzzards ominously circling over sizzling carcasses. At the bottom of a grand canyon—its cracked, striated cliffs standing quite like ...

Ink Master Newsletter: April 9 – 15

Ink Master Newsletter: April 9 – 15

Welcome to the April 9th – 15th edition of the Ink Master Newsletter, brought to you by Under The Ink! This week was filled with exciting, new content and features that rocked the webcomic community! Read on to see what’s up in the world of Ink! TELL THE WORLD YOUR WEBCOMIC NEWS! Do ...

Advertising Visuals & How To Wow The Crowd!

Advertising Visuals & How To Wow The Crowd!

Master Class is back with Part 3 of our Advertising Series! The first two taught you how and why advertising works, where to do it and why it’s important to keep up with your statistics. In this section you’ll learn to construct ads that are sure-fire crowd pleasers! Buckle up, grab a ...

Anders K. Sekanina’s Foxy Adventures

Anders K. Sekanina’s Foxy Adventures

Blue foxes, colorful landscapes, vivid plots, wild worlds. Lavish in the art and comics of webcomic creator SeeTheRabbit. Norwegian based illustrator and comic creator Anders K. Sekanina (SeeTheRabbit) has the qualities of an outstanding inker and colorist. Their lines are crisp, clean and ...

Ink Master Newsletter: April 2nd – April 8th

Ink Master Newsletter: April 2nd – April 8th

Covering the previous week, the Ink Master Newsletter strives to bring you everything Under The Ink in a one-shot package for those who have a busy schedule, or who wish to wait and view what we have to offer all at once! This is the first week of the newsletter. Following issues will release on ...

Webcomic of the Week: “M9 Girls”

Webcomic of the Week: “M9 Girls”

M9 Girls is a story of what can occur—for better and for worse—when the modern world meets magical girls. There are very few character archetypes that are more storied and venerable than magical girls. Although faint traces of the genre can be seen in Japanese works as early as 1953 (with the ...

Take A Ride With The Rockin’ Space Opera, SPEJS!

Take A Ride With The Rockin’ Space Opera, SPEJS!

“Together they form the Super professional Elite Justice Squad (SPEJS) and will take on any mission that’s fun or well-paying enough, preferably both!” -Comic Summary Shenanigans burst forth in this amazing Science Fiction by Swedish creator Jenny Hannula. SPEJS will send you ...

Grand Opening! Comicadia’s Under The Ink!

Grand Opening! Comicadia’s Under The Ink!

The time has come! Welcome to the new Under The Ink! ServerPanda has worked for 3 days to bring you this brand new, beautiful news site! Now in affiliation with the amazing  comic collective Comicadia! Comicadia brings exquisite opportunities to the webcomic community with their collective and ...

Webcomic of the Week: “Consolers”

Webcomic of the Week: “Consolers”

Consolers offers a fresh spin on the tried-and-true “video game gag comic” format. Video game-oriented webcomics have been around for a while. Arguably beginning with Scott Kurtz’s PvP in 1998 and continuing with Jerry Holkins’ and Mike Krahulik’s Penny Arcade the same ...

Altar of Pine: A Voice From Beyond The Veil

Altar of Pine: A Voice From Beyond The Veil

“A voice from beyond the veil calls out to a debt-ridden fisherman” -Comic Summary Far removed from the relatively comfortable lives we live, Altar of Pine follows the tale of a man named Alexander in an age long ago. Indebted to others with no means of paying them back, Alexander ...

Nicholai Farber: The Endlessly Refinable

Nicholai Farber: The Endlessly Refinable

Nicholai Farber believes that art is an “endlessly refinable craft”, as his website says. In the gallery below, we believe that Farber’s art speaks to just how much he has already refined his craft. Farber has two distinct styles: the first primarily for client work and the ...

Webcomic of the Week: “7 Inch Kara”

Webcomic of the Week: “7 Inch Kara”

Disclosure: The author of this article is a member of the Discord server Ink Drop Café along with Becca Hillburn, who is the founder and administrator of the server. Participants in the Webcomic of the Week column are selected mainly on a first come first serve/volunteer basis, plus occasional ...

Galebound: A Question of Obligation

Galebound: A Question of Obligation

“The rules of the wind-borne magic that bind them both” –Galebound Comic Summary Magicians. Daemons. Noblemen. Step into a world where magic reigns supreme but the question of exactly who is in command sits dead center. Conan Matthias Renaud is on the run: kidnapped by a magician ...

Webcomic of the Week: “We Are the Wyrecats”

Webcomic of the Week: “We Are the Wyrecats”

As four, we fought. As one, we fell. For many, we rise. We are the Wyrecats. High schooler Kristina Asuka Percival (“K.A.”) wakes from a coma in a blank and sterilized hospital room. The year is 2023. On one side, an IV drip line connects her forearm to a bag of saline. On the other,

Comic Shops, A Community, A Lack of Indie

Comic Shops, A Community, A Lack of Indie

Yesterday was an adventure. I drove an hour and a half out of my area to visit a comic shop that I’m quite fond of. It’s located in a city up in the middle of the province that I live in (New Brunswick). We’re a small province. Nothing to note here. Or, well, there are things

Staff Applications Open!

Staff Applications Open!

Under The Ink is currently looking to fill 1 staff position so we can increase our production on the site! If you would be interested in joining our team of dedicated volunteers, please send an email to undertheink@outlook.com or send a DM to @InkUnder on Twitter! The message should contain your ...

Conquering Conventions: Artist’s Alley!

Conquering Conventions: Artist’s Alley!

The tail end of winter is an exciting opportunity for creators. It heralds the oncoming of spring and therefore the grand season of conventions and craft fairs. Preparations abound. A successful selling season hinges on a creator’s ability to be in the moment: to make the sale when it counts. ...

Webcomic of the Week: “The Angel with Black Wings”

Webcomic of the Week: “The Angel with Black Wings”

Disclosure: The author of this article is a member of the Discord server Ink Drop Café along with Mharz. Participants in the Webcomic of the Week column are selected mainly on a first come first serve/volunteer basis, plus occasional direct contact with creators. Professional favoritism, ...

Helen Greetham: A Webcomic Legend

Helen Greetham: A Webcomic Legend

Main Site Some of you may know her, some of you may not (and that’s ok!), but Helen Greetham is a legend in the webcomic industry. Humble roots often yield big stars and Helen is no exception. With three completed comics under her belt, a Slice of Life comic in the works (Marginalia) that ...

Advertising: Where To Do It & How To Know You Do It Well

Advertising: Where To Do It & How To Know You Do It Well

Welcome to part 2 of Under The Ink’s Master Class on Advertising! In the first section you all learned the merits of not giving up: pushing forward with the understanding that advertising is a long term commitment. There are, in that respect, many ways in which you can go about achieving your ...

The Pale: A Mystery At Rocket Ridge

The Pale: A Mystery At Rocket Ridge

Comic Website | Patreon | Store A small, sleepy town called Rocket Ridge. A body. An FBI agent looking to crack the case. There’s only one problem: the agent can’t remember individual faces. He’s Face Blind. And he wants to keep that little detail a secret from the local ...

Anthea’s World Of Colorful Imagination

Anthea’s World Of Colorful Imagination

Come with Anthea West on a journey through the rich land of Fate and the unique illustrations her style is capable of rendering. You’re sure to be awed in this first episode of Aesthetic: our gallery series that sets a focus on the artists of webcomics! Memorable. Vivid. Chromatic. All words ...

Voidchild: A Glimpse Into The Apocalypse

Voidchild: A Glimpse Into The Apocalypse

Official Site | Webtoons | Tapas | Comic Fury David, the creator of Voidchild, has started what can only be described as a cult phenomenon. If you aren’t reading this comic, the point blank is that you need to be. From the beginning you’ll be taken into the wild story of Mary, a ...

Don’t Drop The Ball On Advertising

Don’t Drop The Ball On Advertising

Webcomics are a tough field to be in. Every creator is almost painfully aware of that fact from the moment they begin to look for readership. So it begs an important question: what does one do about it? Advertise. It seems like the obvious answer at first glance but therein lies another problem. ...

Ben Howard: An Interview, A Force Of Nature

Ben Howard: An Interview, A Force Of Nature

Loser City | Graphic Policy | The Outhousers Tonight I was given the honor of sitting down with one of webcomics’ most well known critics: Ben Howard. A warm personality, Ben greeted the whole idea of an interview with enthusiasm. We spoke for the better part of 3 hours about everything ...

Sarah N, Daniel & How Horror Works For Her

Sarah N, Daniel & How Horror Works For Her

COMIC WEBSITE | PATREON | STORE There is a subtle nature to the art of Horror. Monsters in the dark. The pounding of a heartbeat. Heavy breathing. But how does one convey that in a sequential format? Sarah N, the sole creator of the vampire webcomic Daniel, has it down to a science. Daniel is an