Sakana by Madeline Rupert (it’s also available on smackjeeves without a membership) is one of those adorable comics I can’t get anyone else to read. Maybe I’m just not being clear enough about how utterly awesome it is.
It’s about two brothers who work at a fishmarket in Japan and their shenanigans with their friends and co-workers.
Jiro of the shark-fin hair can’t talk to girls but gosh he likes the lady across the way. His brother, Taro, who usually has his glasses, is a recovering thug with an extensive back tattoo we have yet to see all of. They live with Jiro’s best friend, the codependent and muppety Taisei. They work with Yuudai, who’s incredibly prickly and hiding some serious secrets. And his cat.
I think my favorite part of Rupert’s comic (if we aren’t including ALL OF IT) is the way she portrays languages other than Japanese.
Jan speaks German and Taisei speaks English, and the different languages appear as shapes and squiggles that look like they should be legible but are not.
I think it’s a great stylistic technique.
The story is pretty cute and looks like it’s going interesting directions, the character dynamics are great, I love the art style, its only flaw is a tendency to go on hiatus when the creator is overworked… Please, read this webcomic!
Hey thanks for the review!
YES. PLEASE READ SAKANA. IT’S AMAAAZING LIKE YOU HAVE NO IDEA SERIOUSLY.
Speed paint for the Art Request Meme. Suckerpunchcandy requested Bee + KO. Prompt was the amazing song “Move Like a Soldier” by Kristina Maria.
“Every Decepticon traitor faces deadly consequences for their betrayal. The Decepticon Justice Division makes certain of it.
Luckily, there’s one bot determined to make Knock Out the exception.”
Amazing, hnnnngh! *broship hugs*
Transformers (Dawn of the Autobots) July Solicitations!
(W) James Roberts (A/CA) Alex Milne
FLYING BLIND! Trapped inside a giant replica of RODIMUS’s head (don’t ask), MEGATRON and the crew of the Lost Light have to solve the biggest mystery of their lives. And they have to do so quickly-because every time the lights go out, something terrible happens…
(W) John Barber (A/CA) Andrew Griffith
MINDBOMB! The humans have access to a CYBERTRONIAN mind-but whose is it-and why do they want it? OPTIMUS PRIME and GALVATRON race for answers, as JAZZ faces the consequences of his last trip to Earth.
(W) Mairghread Scott (A/CA) Sarah Stone
PUBLIC ENEMY NUMBER ONE! WINDBLADE seeks out the last refuge she has left, the living city METROPLEX as his malfunctions intensify! WINDBLADE realizes that even if she survives STARSCREAM, METROPLEX himself may doom them all!
Finally, they’re letting us know which cover is which ahead of time
"And I’m 80% sure that’s not a dog!"
biorobo's request for TC/warp on a dogpark date.
THIS IS THE BEST
Skywarp WOULD have a bear for a dog