The Challenges of Zona is a webcomic by J.E. Draft, begun in 2005. It is a sequel to an earlier work, The Three Challenges of Zona. Despite the title, the viewpoint character is a second-rate busker called Mentl, who finds a Great Big Book of Everything and is transported to a fantasy world where he discovers both the love of the title character and the ability to cast magic through his music. He then becomes convinced that Zona only loves him because he inadvertantly enchanted her, goes back home, and Zona is left to carry on alone while Mentl gets drunk and farts around back on earth. After which the viewpoint splits into many.Feel free to explore here.This webcomic contains examples of:
No Celebrities Were Harmed: The ruling family of Kivallia bears an awfully strong resemblance to the Plantagents. Maldik (Prince John), Yanora (Eleanor of Acquitaine) and the absent Gudik (Richard the Lion Hearted).
Our Giants Are Bigger: Giants are a rare mutation among humans who grow much faster than normal humans and never stop growing. They face persecution and bullying because they tend to be born only in times of hardship and are, by Kivalians at least, considered harbingers of evil. Other writings indicate that to the contrary they're born in order to combat evil. All three giants so far encountered are of the gentle variety
Maldik too. Unlike Pontagar, he's shown shades of realizing he's an abhorrent little tool. Whether or not he'll act on that insight is left to be seen. So far however Pontigar, unlike Maldik, is merely obnoxious, not evil.
Power Trio: Mentl with his powers barely under control is definitely the Id and Tula is the meditative Super Ego. Zona might seem an odd choice for the Ego but except when she's in the middle of battle qualifies. Pontagar, Carshik and Brantik may also form a similar group in which case Pontagar is definitely the Id.
Royals Who Actually Do Something: Tula and Zona are both princesses of Erogenia, while Pontagar is an Erogenian prince. Queen Yanora does more to run her kingdom than her son, the nominal ruler, who to be fair, is busy running a war. Ipola of course also counts.
Stealth Pun: 'Morcai' is a variation on 'Mordecai', which means 'little man'... and he is obviously on the short side. (this may have been unintentional)
Training Montage: In a recent arc, Zona and Tula travel to Earth to reunite with Mentl. At one point he reveals that his mother's death (evidently at the hands of evil mages from Erogonia) prompted him to take several levels in badass, training himself not only in magic but in krav maga and firearms.