Run, run, run as fast as you can, can't catch me, I'm the gingerbread man!
Somewhere in a world unseen by human eyes, lies a realm known as Harmonia. It is a place that represents the good things in life: Toys, Love, Sweets, you name it. That last one falls under the jurisdiction of the kingdom of Confectionaria, and it is they who make all things which tickle our sweet tooth. It is a delicious place, though not without danger: plaque monsters and the like invade the kingdom on a regular basis. Confectionaria is ruled over by as-of-yet king, along with his daughter, Princess Ginger. Lately, however, Ginger has not been herself, and this catches the attention of Hansel, the gingerbread captain of the royal guards, baked up by Ginger herself. One thing leads into another, and the two find themselves pulled into a bleak world with numerous dark forces gunning for them. And that's just the top of the cupcake.The third webcomic by Vinson Ngo a.k.a Bleedman (fourth if you count his one-shot for The King of Fighters) but, unlike Powerpuff Girls Doujinshi and Grim Tales from Down Below, this one is not a fanwork but an original creation of the author using fairy tales for the inspiration (i.e The Gingerbread Man among others). The idea though was long since in Bleedman's head even when he started PPGD as Ginger is showcased among the first cartoon chart on Deviantart as well as a prototype comic. However works on the PPGD comic slowed the creation process till its hiatus. Eventually in 2007, he announced the creation of Sugar Bits, uploading character designs till the comic eventually started over at Snafu-Comics (by that point Bleed had moved all of his webcomics to, making this his only webcomic not started on DA.)The comic tends to tread the line between cute and cuddly and nightmarish and grotesque. Of course, for anyone who's read Bleed's previous works, this is pretty much par for the course. Interestingly, though, out of his three comics Sugar Bits has the least amount of bloodshed and mature themes as of yet. But anything could happen as the comic goes on.So that said, have a look and see if you enjoy.
The webcomic has the following examples of:
Action Girl: Bo and the other female Bravehearts. Cupcake kicks ass as well.
Bait and Switch: When Boobear shows up, his speech and mannerisms makes him seem like a child molester. Then he gets stabbed to death by the little girl he was talking too. The picture he was carrying implies that Boobear is genuinely a nice guy.
Love Imbues Life: Gingerbread men only come to life if they are baked with love. Ginger failed to make a live one many times before her mother revealed this to her. By following her mother's advice, Ginger was finally able to bake a living gingerbread man: Hansel.
Love Triangle: Bo seems to have a thing for Hansel, who does like her but has a crush on Ginger, who has a thing for him and therefore gets jealous when he's around Bo. Yeah, I'd say this qualifies.
Missing Mom: Ginger's mother, Lady Hope, died of an illness when she was a little girl. The current arc is a result of Ginger and Licorice trying to find Bleedheart, this world's version of The Grim Reaper, and in doing so seeing her mother again.
Not Herself: Ginger at the beginning, according with Cupcake and Hansel, the ones that know her better. Later revealed it could have been Licorice all along since as Ginger's Split Personality, other couldn't see Licorice acting through Ginger's body.
Requisite Royal Regalia: To show that Ginger is "tamed" again after getting caught and brought back to Confectionaria, she's wearing her royal dress and crown again while grounded.
The Runaway: Ginger (and Licorice by extension) have escaped her house arrest and is wandering Dystopius.
Screwed by the Network: The comic itself, if rumours are true. Members of Bleedman's production team say the decision has been made to cancel Sugar Bits as a comic in order to maintain a constant focus on PPGD. Some who have heard this news are NOT happy, to say the least. Some feel that bad planning decisions were made in the comic's production but it was not given a fair chance to stand out; particularly when other projects like PPGD and After Birth were being worked upon. This was eventually subverted. Despite the loss of the previous editor, someone convinced Bleed to keep it going.
You Are Grounded: Ginger is under "house arrest" inside her room after all she has done. Strictly speaking, it's a slap on the wrist considering everything that happened, but the fact that it was really the doing of her Enemy Without probably alleviated the sentence she would otherwise have received.