Sueños del Sur
is a Slice of Life
webcomic written and drawn by Luis "Locoluis" González
. Originally written as a series of doodles in the author
's notebooks, Sueños del Sur started to be published as a webcomic in October 2007. Since then, it has been updated slowly but mostly steadily, though with a few breaks in between.
The story is centered about the daily life, friends, adventures and dreams of the Martínez Gómez family, specifically their four chidren, Hugo, Rosa, Eliana and Pedro. They live in a small coastal town in central-southern Chile.
The webcomic is published in Spanish at http://sds.lgm.cl/
. An English version is hosted on Comic Genesis
.Has a character sheet
Sueños del Sur provides examples of:
- All Just a Dream — that's from where Sueños del Sur came. There are many in-universe examples, too.
- All Asians Know Martial Arts
- Art Shift — sometimes in black and white.
- As Long as It Sounds Foreign — mostly averted. However, with chinese names, who knows?
- Beach Episode — January of each year.
- Big Eater — The Martínez and Nishida families.
- But Not Too Foreign — Take a wild guess.
- Chromatic Arrangement:
- Hugo often wears shades of blue.
- Rosa often wears a fuchsia ribbon and a green skirt
- Eliana often wears violet, sometimes yellow and earth colors
- Pedro often wears brown, red, white and black.
- Clara wears red and/or pink.
- Juan often wears shirts of various shades of green.
- Beauty, Brains and Brawn — Subverted male example: Eduardo, Cristián and José Sepúlveda.
- Loads and Loads of Characters — Most of the time it's just the Martínez Gómez family, sometimes just the four kids. However, many times extended family, classmates an other friends are included in the story. This naturally leads to a large cast of supporting characters.
- Cast Herd — Most kids will keep to their relatives and classmates.
- Lurid Tales of Doom — El Pantano, the newspaper from Hugo's class.
- Opposite-Sex Clone — Rodolfo Hahn and Marcela Kahn.
- Sibling Yin-Yang — Several examples, most of which are also Red Oni, Blue Oni
- Gastón (outgoing, hyperactive) and Rafael Jiménez (cold, disciplined)
- Ximena and Andrea Torres - at both opposite sides of the Brain Chain, also Tomboy and Girly Girl.
- Mario (stout, optimistic, playful) and Catalina Espinoza (slim, emotional, serious)
- The Martínez Gómez kids. Any pair.
- Atsuko and Hiroshi Nishida.
- Shigeru and Ryouko Nishida.
- Lucas and Mario Gómez
- Sandra and Marcela Kahn
- Slice of Life
- Technology Marches On — Brick-sized cellphones, which were a privilege of the wealthy in mid-nineties Chile.
- The Nineties
- Where the Hell Is Springfield? — The town where most of the action happens is located "somewhere along the coast of central-southern Chile". Most other locations are real life cities in Chile and Japan, though.