Unreality is a webcomic created by Kiyan Shahab. It started on November 19, 2017, and updated on an inconsistent yet frequent basis until Shahab announced its cancellation in 2019. Unreality is a slice-of-life comedy that centers around three teenagers living together in a recovering apocalyptic future.
The series takes place in the surprisingly nice post-apocalyptic year of 0377AE, and revolves around a Trio of teenagers,a jaded, overworked 18-year-old woman named Monica, Dominic, a rambunctious 14-year old boy who while not related to Monica by blood, is still unquestionably her brother, and Sarah, Dominic's cheerful and eccentric 16-year-old girlfriend. The series is a gag strip involving all sorts of humorous happenings the trio finds themselves in.
While the comic isn't necessarily NSFW, it does have a consistent air of lewdness throughout so be wary of that.
This webcomic provides examples of:
- Art Shift:
- Strip 005 is drawn and colored with crayons on top of being stylized differently to serve as further conveyance of the strip flashing back to significantly younger versions of Dominic & Monica.
- Conditioned to Accept Horror: Monica's everyday life is already so ludicrous that she is relieved when she wakes up to the sight of the house on fire.Monica: Finally, a normal morning!
- GIS Syndrome: Played for laughs in Strip 010, which has Monica show Dominic a picture of a "nasty steroid" that's being sold on the streets. The last panel shows said picture, which is a stock image of bagged spinach.
- Reference Overdosed:
- Strip 010 makes mention of a dangerous steroid, which turns out to be a bag of spinach.
- Strip 013 makes an incredibly direct reference to The Artist At Sea from Spongebob Squarepants
- in Strip 017 Dominic imagines himself, Sarah, and Monica, becoming Chris, Quagmire, and Peter.
- this supplementary image should speak for itself.
- a certain series' title cards are referenced in Strips 016 and 026
- The trio watches Evil Dead 2 in Strip 021, and Monica gets annoyed about an interruption from a Sewer Clown who thinks balloons floating is noteworthy.
- in Strip 023, Ultraseven makes a cameo, although not the most glorious of ones.
- in Strip 028, The Trio has a run-in with a rather familiar Killer Rabbit.
- Strip 029 has references to Kikaider, Ultraman, and Avengers: Infinity War all within the same strip!
- In Strip 31 Dominic ends up incurring an Unstoppable Rage within Monica, visualized through a reference that made it safe to say, that Dominic Wa Shock.