I will be honest with you, I'm writing this review as pure propaganda. This thing is good and it's so good, even people without an interest in webcomics or comics or graphic novels should at the very least try this one out for a couple of pages and see how they like it.
Look at this page
. There is something special here.
I enjoy webcomics, but with almost all of them there is the element that this is fun, but it's fun created by a person in his bedroom. Most good webcomics, are good for what they are and who they are made by. But there are a few, just a very select few that transcend that and become not only a good graphic novel for anyone professional or no, but good as a piece of creative art. And Unsounded is one of those things. Every page is beautiful aand created with love and detail. But it's not just the art, the person who makes this has vision and you can see that the beauty fits into that vision. The characters are detailed and have so many dimensions that it's clear they aren't just things created for you to enjoy but people with a story to tell. I have a low tolerance to buying into people's fantasy worlds, I don't want to know names or places or things, but here, gradually as I read through the story I realise I do. I want to find out more than this place.
This is a work more enjoyable and on a higher level than many bestselling books and films. My criticism would be that whilst the jokes and play between Sette and Duane are very entertaining, maybe the humour takes away slightly from the grandeur of everything. Still it's welll written and based on deep characters, so it only fails sometimes in comparison to pages like this
. To get a feel check out the quote and picture on its page Unsounded
. I've never seen the point of buying a webcomic book before, but Unsounded is something to own.
The mad thing is, this is written and drawn by just one person. And it updates regularly, with multiple pages. How is this possible?
Out of interest the two other webcomics that I consider transcendant are possibly Girl Genius
and a The Phoenix Requiem
is fun but it feels like it's rightful place is as a webcomic.
Check it out