"My name is Antimony Carver. I would like to share with you the strange events that took place while I attended school at..."
(by Tom Siddell)
[sub]OP derived from Kismet's at SA[/sub]
Gunnerkrigg Court updates Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. It is a narrative based webcomic that features a lot of fantastical stuff like ghosts, magic, fairies, science and all that jazz. It has an excellent atmosphere, humor, and beautiful art. It has even won a bunch of Webcomic awards plus Neil Gaiman the man himself once praised it so you know it's good.
It even has its own Wikipedia article!
Actual Factual Information
The majority of the comic takes place in and around the titular court - an institute founded around mankind's technological achievements and incessant curiosity. It serves as the hub where the natural world and the scientific world collide. This situation arose from a lot of history that you'll eventually learn about throughout the .
Beyond the Court is Gillitie Wood, inhabited by wild, magical and folkloric beings who don't take kindly to the students or their technology. While a truce currently exists between the Wood and the Court, most of the driving force of the plot comes from the tension between these two worlds. The rest comes from every single character being fucking wonderful.
Where do I begin?
At the beginning, genius. A lot of folks get discouraged by the mediocre art in the beginning, but trust me when I say that it gets better quite quickly. The story is divided into chapters, all of which are self-contained and conveniently linked to from the main page. While you could probably dive in at the beginning of any chapter and follow it perfectly well, half of the joy of Gunnerkrigg Court comes from watching the chapters weave gradually into a larger series of narratives. You would also miss out on some of the wonderful repeat characters who bring the supporting cast to life. And apparently some people are too dumb to follow the plot even in context, so please just start from the start.
The Gunnerkrigg Court Wiki
Siddell's Formspring Page
Printed Volumes One,
Two[out of stock] and Three!
What to do when you just have too much disposable income and you want to support the author
Donate to Tom's tea and biscuit fund or hit up the Topatoco store for wonderful things:
So what are you waiting for? Go and read Gunnerkrigg Court!