Pacifica (autumnwinds) wrote,

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Webcomic #1: Copper

I recently realized that I think I'm addicted to webcomics. Guys, I'm addicted to webcomics, guys.

And the best way to deal with that is to share my addiction.

And so I think I'm going to review one of my favorites every few days, just to share the love and hopefully get some of you hooked on a couple. :)

Tonight's featured webcomic will be Copper.

Copper is a dreamlike series (sometimes the comics actually are dream sequences) featuring a boy and his dog. They do not have the boy-and-pet dynamic you'd expect; Fred (the dog) acts and speaks like a human, but within the physical limitations of dogness. Fred's a little cynical, Copper's a little optimistic, and together, they just explore the world...physical and metaphysical, unbound by any limitations of the real world.

A lot of webcomics write for the punchline. I think Kazu writes Copper to flesh out a world, a little more every time. The dialogue is usually sparse, but the words are chosen carefully and there's enough to make you think and smile a little, without trying to pound a message bluntly. It's delicate and perfect every time. The quietude is refreshing.

However, the main reason I read Copper is for the art. Copper is definitely painted within a dreamscape. It's not overly flashy, but the color palette is rich and beautiful, and the lines are detailed and full of grace. It's more than a feast for the eyes. Somehow, the backdrop of almost every piece is soothing and bittersweet, like a cool glass of something sparkling.

It's not updated often...there are only about 30 so far, so take your time. And enjoy. I think they're searching for something, but I don't know what, and I don't know if we're meant to know.

Plus, I love Fred's shape. He's such a round little guy.

Here are some of my favorites:

#22: Sail
#14: Blue
#30: Good Life
#7: Melon Bread

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