Soft and still
October 18, 2001 10:07 AM   Subscribe

Soft and still is the artwork of Nowhere Girl, a comic about a depressed, painfully shy and disaffected girl named Jamie. The settings and the tempo of the art seem to grab me and hold. I don't like many of the webcomics I've found on the internet, but I think this one stands out for its sincerity. Are there any other online comics like this one? (This link was found through Memepool.)
posted by moz (14 comments total)
this is a great comic.. i read it last weekend, from start to wherever it's at now, not being able to stop. it seems to be "the talk" right now with the online comics community. i haven't found many other comics on the net like this that aren't based on humor (not that it's better than the other more popular comics like penny arcade and megatokyo.. just a different flavor.), so it was definitely a gem.
posted by lotsofno at 10:16 AM on October 18, 2001

Yeah, dig the minimalism and the funky black scrollbar.

Artwork & story seem top notch from first impressions ... and it's free ... just the way I like 'em.
posted by walrus at 11:19 AM on October 18, 2001

a good place to check is the comics section of memepool :) i remember platinum grit was pretty good.

piercing by david gaddis comes to mind. i'm hoping autopilot comes out soon....

nowhere girl looks like a nice comic, thanks!
posted by kliuless at 11:41 AM on October 18, 2001

i've just been reading platinum grit, kliuless, and it's really good -- thanks for the link.
posted by moz at 12:04 PM on October 18, 2001

Re "Nowhere Girl" I found the story-line compelling and the art-work to be very good, however during the scene at night in the rain, couldn't tell the two characters apart........which is pretty stupid (of me) but I wish that the artist had made them a little easier to tell apart. There were some inconsistencies in the character portrayal, the way the characters are drawn, but I think that's common for new comics.

Anyway, the story-line more than made up for it.
posted by lucien at 1:15 PM on October 18, 2001

The artwork looks nice, but those huge ass pages sure weren't built for the web. And I hate that. If you want to do a print comic, do it - don't just shovel it online.
posted by owillis at 1:42 PM on October 18, 2001

Thanks, moz. I've been jonesin' but unwilling to start buying comics again ($$$!). Nowhere girl is surprisingly compelling.
posted by frykitty at 3:40 PM on October 18, 2001

owillis, if you're willing to provide the author with the money for a world-wide print run, I'm sure they'd be happy to oblige :)
posted by Lionfire at 6:02 PM on October 18, 2001

thank was wonderful thank you.
posted by juv3nal at 6:35 PM on October 18, 2001

brilliant stuff.
to hell with javascript and flash...let the drawings do the talking!
posted by arrowhead at 12:06 AM on October 19, 2001

angry little asian girl is fresh, but in a different way.
posted by Counselco at 3:15 AM on October 19, 2001

Yep looks good. Thanks moz. Been in withdrawal since the King left the building.
posted by aflakete at 5:40 AM on October 20, 2001

And of course, don't forget MegaTokyo. ^_^
posted by SenshiNeko at 10:01 PM on October 21, 2001

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