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Webcomic / Mallory Bash

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Mallory (center) surrounded by her friends, Isaac, Saki, Ava, and her grandfather Odran.

Mallory Bash is a webcomic started in August of 2016 and updates Sundays of every or every other week.

It follows the adventurous titular Mallory Bash and her friends, Isaac, Saki, and Ava, as they roam around Nightdrift County dealing with life as kids. They all have their own problems that they're dealing with, and much of the series deals with them finding answers to questions about their family, their past, and about the mysteries of other residents in Moonblush Village and the surrounding towns.


Mallory Bash provides examples of:

  • Art Shift: When characters are at a distance, you'll often see only the whites of their eyes, no mouth, simplified anatomy, and diminished stature.
  • Badass Adorable: Mallory is a cute, quirky, gap-toothed little ginger, but she also has a temper that gets her into trouble when she goes full tilt. Saki is quiet and intelligent, but she also has some intense martial arts skills, and regularly trains with her father, who was a Japanese Marine.
  • Cute Bruiser: For all the same reasons mentioned above.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Isaac's brother, Dustin, is often one to point out absurdity in the arrogance of his father and the merciless idiocy of his father's girlfriend. He's got a witty retort for everything, but he only uses his powers for good. He's sweet and genuine to good people.
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  • Deceased Parents Are the Best: Mallory's parents died when she was very young. She's guarded by her grandfather, Odran, and spends some of the series learning who her parents were when they were alive.
  • Greasy Spoon: One of the many restaurants around Moonblush Village is called Das Burger. It's one of Mallory's favorite restaurants, and is most certainly a comfort food hot-spot.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Mallory is one to point out the flaws of others without meaning offense. Although sometimes she does mean offense.
  • Little Miss Badass: Mallory is an adventurous ten-year-old girl, and has above-average detective skills.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: Isaac! He's literally a lonely rich kid. His father is a misogynistic billionaire playboy who gives little attention to Isaac, and when he does, it's generally critical.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Mallory and Isaac.
  • No Mouth: When characters are at a distance, sometimes you will see no mouth. Saki is also often depicted, even at close range, with no mouth. It lends to her stoic personality.
  • Non-Action Guy: Isaac.
  • Parental Obliviousness: Mallory's grandfather, Odran, is often oblivious to Mallory's adventures until it's too late.
  • Parental Substitute: Mallory's guardian is her grandfather, Odran. Her parents died when she was very young.
  • Plot Coupon: In Season Two, Mallory must find her mother's urn so she can take it to the Dreaming Tree in Brookwood Forest and resolve the entire season's conflict.
  • Scary Shiny Glasses: When Saki is being vacant, menacing, or contriving, the shiny-glasses effect is used. Often for comedic effect.
  • Tell Me About My Father!: Mallory's parents are dead, and she's on the path to discovering who they were as people, but Odran is somewhat secretive in order to protect Mallory from certain truths that he's not sure she's ready for.
  • ¡Three Amigos!: The primary cast is Mallory, Isaac, and Saki. Mallory is a white ginger, Isaac is a white blond, and Saki is an Afro-Japanese girl with an afro haircut. Mallory is the leader, with great detective skills and a reckless taste for adventure. Isaac is a shy rich boy who tries desperately to be weird because he's afraid of being boring. Saki is quiet and intelligent, but also the brawler of the group due to her father's martial arts training.
  • Two Girls and a Guy: Mallory, Saki, and Isaac.