- Posted by Johanna on March 9, 2008 at 9:51 am
- Category: Digital and Webcomics
The Blackblood Alliance is an impressive-looking webcomic about a prehistoric pack of wolves struggling to survive. It immediately struck me that it looked like one of the better Disney cartoons. Unsurprisingly, author Kay Fedewa says she was inspired by the work of Don Bluth.
The story is Elfquestian, which is a fancy way of saying “tribe battles for survival with various interpersonal complications and faux-natural names like Swiftkill and Whitewind”. It’s the kind of a story that has too many characters and a whole lot of history that the author has clearly carefully laid out in her own mind… but all of that doesn’t always make it to the page in a way the reader can easily pick up without study. I didn’t care much, instead just looking at the art.
The story is also available in print, but at a cost of $8 plus over $2 shipping, it’s not recommended. And I do wish that they wouldn’t use the buzzword “graphic novel” incorrectly. A magazine-format issue #1 of a series is NOT a “32-page graphic novel”. It’s a comic book. And in this case, the art is designed for an internal light source, like a computer screen or an animated film, not print. So check it out online.