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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Webcomics I Love: Namesake

What if you had the ability to become the main character of every popular fairy tale? To walk in the footsteps of Alice or Dorothy? That's the question posed by this great-looking webcomic called Namesake. From their About page:

Namesake is the story of Emma Crewe, a woman who discovers she can visit other worlds. She finds out that these are places she already knows – fantasy and fairy lands made famous through the spoken word, literature and cinema. Her power as a Namesake forces her to act as a protagonist in these familiar stories as she figures out how to get home.

But as she travels, she discovers that those controlling her story have their own selfish goals in mind – and her fate is the key to everyone’s happy ending.

That's Namesake in a nutshell, but diving in, it's so much more than that. Creators Isabelle Melançon and Megan Lavey are riding high on one of the most interesting premises I've seen in a webcomic. The story is young (it just started last year), but the world they've slowly built so far is solid, and I love the art style, which reminds me of those illustrations from Denise Despeyroux's The Big Book of Fairies. Which means it's fantastic.

Do yourself a favor and check out Namesake now!

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