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Webcomic / Unfamiliar

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The first cover. Pictured: Planchette and her familiar Winston in front of their new house.

"Little witch Planchette is tired of living in the suburbs, so when she sees a great deal on a house in a magical town, she takes it! The only problem? It's full of ghosts! With the help of a shy siren, a cursed girl, and a pigeon witch, will she be able to exorcise her new home?"
— Description on Tapastic

Unfamiliar is a Fantasy webcomic written and illustrated by Haley Newsome. It follows the adventures of the witch Planchette as she moves into a new house in a new town.

It can be found on Tapastic here. The first 9 pages can also be found on Smackjeeves here.

Not to be confused with the fanfic of the same name.

Unfamiliar contains examples of:

  • Bland-Name Product: Hex-Mart, Witchyhow.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: Planchette is a full-fledged witch and is shown performing magic in the first page. However, she's only good at food magic. She's not much good at any other kind of magic, like exorcising ghosts.
  • Cute Witch: Pretty much every witch in the series, including the protagonist.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Winston
  • Familiar: Winston for Planchette, Ari for Pinyon. Most or all witches in the comic’s universe are said to have them, though exactly how they work hasn’t been explained in-comic yet.
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  • Mundane Fantastic: How magic is treated in-universe. There are magical items sold in convenience stores and articles on Witchyhow on such things as "How to Exorcise Your Home".
  • Spooky Painting: Planchette’s new house has these.
  • Wingding Eyes: Approximately once a page, sometimes more.


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