Alice: "I haven't done anything for FOUR MONTHS." ARE WE EVEN MAIN CHARACTERS ANYMORE?????
Jack: Awww, Al, it's not that bad.
Alice: Say you. It's only been two months since we've seen you!
Jack: You know what they say, baby. I drive up the page views. *wink*
Wendy: ALICE. Remember, Jason said no decapitating Jack with the vorpal sword â€¦ again.
Alice: Last time didn't count! It was a clone!
Lemuel: Well, not so much a clone, but a Jack animatronic that I cobbled together. Sure looked realistic, huh?
Jack: I was impressed that you made it anatomically correct â€¦ and I'm never going to share a gym locker with you again.
Hi folks! You know you want something to add to your comic reading list, right?Â I admit Iâ€™m a little lax when it comes to recommending new comic series. Thatâ€™s more Isaâ€™s strength. That being said, I do have a new series gush about, and what a better time to do so than on the series' launch date?
Alice and the Nightmare is one of the very best Wonderland-related comics Iâ€™ve seen in ages. Misha is a longtime Namesake reader andÂ creator of this pair of gorgeous paintings of Emma/Warrick and Elaine/Fred, along withÂ this picture of the Chopper twinsÂ andÂ this picture of Elaine. She gave me and Isa a sneak peek at the comic at MoCCA last month, and my first reaction was â€œwhy is this not onlineÂ now?â€
Misha has an absolutely lovely take on the Wonderland genre, and the world-building she is doing is exquisite. Her Alice is an enchanting mix of Lewis Carrollâ€™s original, Belle from â€œBeauty and the Beast,â€ and the long-suffering cat lover.
The first seven pages were posted today, and the comic updates on Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays.
If you like Namesake, definitely give Alice and the Nightmare a try.
Which, by the way, Isa is always recommending good stuff for me to read. What is on your reading list lately?