Despite my recent unexpected hiatus, I tried my best to stay apprised of wonderful webcomics that were practically begging for a review (ok, so not really, but that’s neither here nor there). One such webcomic is KinokoFry by Rebecca Clements. This is not your average webcomic, and as such, is on the more difficult end of the spectrum in terms of a proper description.
Rebecca serves up a wide variety of comics, ranging from gag-a-day type jokes (though often with recurring “characters”) to more elaborate multi-page ‘stories.’ Both types of comics are a joy to read, provided you have a slightly off-center sense of humor and a love for odd randomness that is a staple of the site. I happen to think many comics are hilarious in their off-kilter nature, and the more you read, the more you will come to appreciate them.
Artistically, the comics are illustrated just as randomly as they are written, but the end result is nothing short of fantastic. Colors are bold, line variation is plentiful, and the white-space is liberal. Even though the comics are in no way presented as a graphic novel, there’s something about the depth of artwork that is reminiscent of the medium. And, as any great webcomic will do, the artwork helps sell the story, often more-so than the text, and rarely gets in the way or is presented frivolously.
If I seem particularly gushy, well, that’s just how I feel about this webcomic. If I had to critique anything, it would be regarding the pacing of some of the dialogue. Sometimes, text is unnecessarily separated out and presented in a halting, almost obtrusively so, way that feels a little disjointed. But, given the context of the artwork and jubilantly nonsensical stories it certainly isn’t ‘out of place’ per-say. This webcomic is absolutely worth a trip through the archives, as the old material is just as entertaining as the most recent post.
You can ready KinokoFry here: http://kinokofry.com/
You can find Rebecca on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/kinokofry
You can like KinokoFry on Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/KinokoFry/44328093385