Awesome Web Discovery 7 – Gunnerkrigg Court

Another webcomic! Because at it’s best, a webcomic is pure interaction between an artist and their audience in much the same way as a blog. Only with pictures. And stories. And, y’know, general niftiness.

And so, I’d like to introduce you to Gunnerkrigg Court. Set at an English boarding school, our hero Antimony Carver has been sent to Gunnerkrigg Court following the death of her mother. She soon learns that Gunnerkrigg Court hides a great many mysteries, and some of them may be connected with her parents.

The setting is (again) fantasy, with ghosts and minotaurs and mad science. Siddell does a wonderful job building atmosphere and developing characters, and for every answer we get we’re left with two more mysteries.

Antimony (“Annie”) is a great main character. She can see spirits, which isn’t presented as that big a deal, but her greatest assets are not any sort of superpowers, but her intelligence, her rationality and her kindness.

Best of all, the other main character is Annie’s best friend, Kat, a genius with machines. It’s awesome to see a female friendship front and center of a story.

Read from the beginning at Gunnerkrigg Court by Tom Siddell.


1 Response to “Awesome Web Discovery 7 – Gunnerkrigg Court”

  1. 1 Daeh
    4 July 2009 at 2:54 am

    I’ve followed Gunnerkrigg for a while now, and I’m always glad to see someone else discover and enjoy it.

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