Monday, October 3, 2011

Every Day is Halloween: The Comics of Emily Carroll

While I won't be doing the insane "one post a day" Halloween countdown I did last year here on the Dork Forty, I can't let the season go by without posting at least SOME Halloweenie stuff. So here, for your reading pleasure, are two horror webcomics by Emily Carroll.

First up is last year's His Face All Red. A story of conflict between two brothers, it starts like this:

...then moves on into spookier and even more paranoid territory. You can read it, starting here.

And if you like that...

This year, Carroll's doing something that uses the web comics format more creatively, in Margot's Room. This one starts with the following image...

...which is spooky enough in its own right. But every Friday in October, Carroll will add one line to a poem that suggests an item in the picture. Click on that item, and you get the next chapter of the story. Pretty nifty. And though the story's not in horror territory yet, that opening image promises something ugly...

Hope you enjoy. And if you do, you can read even more comics from Emily Carroll here. It's all good stuff, much of it in a sort of children's book style. My favorite is maybe Out the Door. Which, now that I think of it, is also a horror story. So, hey! Halloween bonus!

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