Review 1. Sept. 16, 2013
Unholy Adventures Comic Review for Web-comics Wednesday, Super-comic Saturday, and Mega-comic Monday Reviews
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Name of Comic: Unholy Adventures
Grade: So far so good **** four out of five stars.
Location of Comic: http://unholyadventures.com/
Username of Creator: Hallie Jay Pope
How I Found It: Google
Major Themes: Fantasy and Education
Days of Update: Weekly
Will it Continue: Outlook Good last updated Sept 15, 2013
Reviews: Where do all the web-comics come from, and why do people write them? It turns out many are attempts at college students to keep in touch with their old friends. Why just blog about your day, when you can toss in a drawing too? Unholy Adventures started out as a self-depreciating joke by a law school student about lawyers being evil. A sort of “Devils Advocate” pun gone into a comic strip style blog. In her first series, the Angels were a crime fighting team, and they recruited lawyer devils. Their many adventures were converting them to the side of goodness. The author notes in her blog that she comes from a long line of successful lawyers, and grew up hearing many “evil lawyer” jokes. The comic has evolved into a life long student’s many jokes on student life. A prime example is the comic here http://unholyadventures.com/?p=270
called “final papers, a tentative schedule”. Day 12 she only needs to do 3 pages a day, and her words are well paced. Two days before due date and she has procrastinated, her paper becomes word vomit! Yea! This is a student who understands how real papers are written. You start out with the best intentions, but real life does not always work on an error free schedule. In her blog notes she says, “You’d think that foreseeing this would motivate me to stop procrastinating. Nope.” Ha ha, super funny! Some people think that student life is all about lunch on campus with co-eds and keg parties. Nope, students have to work hard to get the deadlines done. Way to stand up for student life!
It is self described here: http://unholyadventures.com/?page_id=2
“About the Writer/Artist/Person To Blame For This Comic: Hallie Jay Pope never went to art school, and doesn’t really know what she’s doing. In addition to subjecting the internet to her cartooning attempts, Hallie also enjoys tap dancing and practicing kung fu. She currently lives Cambridge, MA and is slogging her way through law school.”
I like this comic because it defies the stereotype that all online cartoons are drawn by art school kids of doom, weird-os, or stoners. Far too many drawings on the web are nothing beyond the curves of pleasant females. The other stand-by seems to be fighting, martial arts style. There is nothing shameful about the natural human form, but it is nice to see content beyond the realm of nudity or high kicks.
Here is a successful female lawyer doing regular drawing. All the online comics in this stoner-stereotype are super curvy girls having ultra sexist catfights. I have been on “The Duck” web-comic, and yea those comics exist. Oh how they exist.
Yet there are strong female role models out there in the online comic world. Many are the work of brainy students. They realize that cross posting other people’s cartoons is fun in blogs and Facebook. There is nothing wrong with noticing other people’s comedy. However, you should put your own work up there too, so that you can get in on the publishing credit. Remember to tell your own experience at work and school, friends and family, in your own online art. Don’t just repost the latest ultra trending joke meme on Twitter. Social media can be powerful for your own ideas, and not just a soap box for re-hashing other people’s thoughts. Put these jokes into books once in a while, and you may make some money off all the shop-a-holics on the net.
The one issue is that she does not keep an “update schedule” for her comics. It is a pretty big deal to do things mostly “regularly posted” to fully be considered “web-comic worthy” so that is a tiny problem. That is why my review is not a full five stars. Still, I give it a good review, check it out!
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