A.. AH... SOM...THI...TO...E EAT...?
October 17, 2018 8:13 PM   Subscribe

Eighteen year old high school student Hyun Cha
Lost all his family
Here, alone
At the end of the world
SWEET HOME - Youngchan Hwang, Carnby Kim
CW: violence, self-harm, suicide, monsters

Start from the Prologue here.
posted by Existential Dread (10 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
 
Sweet Home is an incredible horror webcomic, detailing apocalyptic collapse through the eyes of depressed high school student Hyun Cha, as humans devolve into monsters and turn on each other. The pacing, the artwork, the writing all combine to create a comic as intense as most horror films, and I've never felt as nervous about the next panel as I have while reading this. Simply masterful, but take the CW seriously.
posted by Existential Dread at 8:15 PM on October 17, 2018 [1 favorite]


I kept with it based on a MetaFilterian recommendation, but holy shit Hyun is not my cup of protagonist. Finally hit Chapter 7 and I am so happy to have Yakuza and The Bass for POV for the time being.

(Why is everyone's first reaction upon seeing a monster to break the handle off of the nearest thing? I feel like almost any kind of improvised weapon would be superior to that.)
posted by Scattercat at 10:10 PM on October 17, 2018 [1 favorite]


Well this is making for some good spooky reading this evening.
posted by cortex at 10:52 PM on October 17, 2018 [1 favorite]


This is very good.

I wish you hadn't posted it.
posted by colin.jaquiery at 12:46 AM on October 18, 2018 [4 favorites]


Well, I read that whole thing. It's pretty good, with some good scary bits once it finally gets going. Thanks for posting this FPP.

It has the worst web interface, though! Soooo painful to read, one single panel on top of another, just scroll scroll scroll until your mouse wheel finger goes numb, because pressing Page Down puts you in the middle of a picture half the time.

One other note: there isn't any "suicide" or "self-harm" shown in this comic. It's mentioned but not depicted, so don't worry. There's a heck of a lot of "violence" and "monsters" though!
posted by Harvey Kilobit at 2:47 AM on October 18, 2018 [1 favorite]


This is really great! Like Attack the Block x Dawn of the Dead x some really truly fucked-up body horror. And some surprisingly touching themes underneath it all. I don't read webcomics basically at all but this made me think I should start.
posted by showbiz_liz at 9:45 AM on October 18, 2018 [1 favorite]


One other note: there isn't any "suicide" or "self-harm" shown in this comic. It's mentioned but not depicted, so don't worry. There's a heck of a lot of "violence" and "monsters" though!

Good point. I spend a lot of time on Mastodon, where there's a (good!) prevailing culture of being very liberal with CWs. The self-harm and suicidal topics are alluded to and depicted somewhat obliquely, but I didn't want someone going in and being caught off-guard by that. On Mastodon, I'd absolutely CW any of that stuff were I going to make a post, so I felt it reasonable to include here as well.

Also really thankful that thus far (I've only gotten into the teens of the episodes because I want to savor this one) there isn't any need for a CW for sexual violence.

The web interface is interesting too; it's kind of a PITA to scroll down and keep scrolling, but it also served to really amplify the tension of the first monster encounter. You keep waiting for that jump scare, with the repeated scenes of approaching footsteps. I found it extremely effective.
posted by Existential Dread at 11:07 AM on October 18, 2018 [1 favorite]


That tension doesn't go away with the second or third or fourth repetition of the same pattern. Great addition to the recurring webcomic list.
posted by kokaku at 2:27 PM on October 18, 2018 [3 favorites]


May I say I love the summary on the landing page: "A reclusive high school student is suddenly forced to leave his home due to an unexpected turn of events." I mean, it's not wrong...
posted by showbiz_liz at 3:41 PM on October 18, 2018 [1 favorite]


Could be a genre. Inappropriately Vague Plot Teasers.

Pumpkinhead - "A group of teens establish an unconventional relationship with a disfigured young man."
The Wicker Man - "A city policeman discovers that rural life is much more exciting than he expected."
Hellraiser - "A woman's life changes suddenly when an unexpected meeting rekindles an old flame."
posted by Existential Dread at 4:06 PM on October 18, 2018


« Older When I'd Give Her The World, She Asks Instead For...   |   It's competitive gourd season, motherf**kers Newer »


This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments