El Goonish Shive
"Easily the most perverted squeaky clean comic on the net.
and popularised by Tangents Reviews
is an Action Adventure Dramedy Webcomic
, written, drawn, inked and (sometimes) colored by Dan Shive. He has stated that all of the comic can be summed up in one of the main characters' quotes: "Because it sounds like one big awkward moment
." Oh, and pay no attention to the art quality of the early strips. It gets better
, drastically better
. Now in Color!
It's about a cast of characters and their relationships while in the middle of spellcasting
, and blatantly disregarding the laws of physics. Or, alternately, it's about a cast of characters who occasionally take time off from obsessing over their relationships to cast spells, change shape, and break the laws of physics. The gender-bending is pretty constant, though.
The series has a heavy focus on interpersonal relationships; it's easy to get so wrapped up in the characters' lives that you forget that an inter-dimensional Evil Overlord
has possibly been attempting to attack them
since his last appearance
(seen in a picture
) when he sent monsters to kill his dimensional counterparts in one of the first story arcs.
It has its own wiki, Shiveapedia
, which contains the definitive timeline of the comic (which is considered canon
by Word of God
), plus practically exhaustive arc summaries and character bios.
Now has a recap page
This webcomic provides examples of: