24 Hours of Webcomics: Nimona

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Noelle Stevenson’s Nimona is the story of an impetuous, eager, and (most notably) successful villainous sidekick, who is also a shapeshifter. Set during a time of knights and black magic and lancing and people living in tents, Nimona is a silly but thoroughly charming webcomic which has grown impressively in style and content over the space of eight chapters.

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As you can see from the two pages I’ve posted here, there’s a great progression in terms of confidence and presentation in Stevenson’s art (which was neat to begin with!) The sense of the silly never leaves though, thankfully, as a world slowly builds for the characters in which everything feels coherent and consistent but also totally mad and weird. Nimona herself starts off as a startlingly contemporary figure living in a medieval world, but the joy of the comic is seeing the other characters come to accept and embrace her style and quirks.

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Mixing magic with fake beards, Nimona is really enjoyable, and you can see more of it at http://gingerhaze.com/nimona

Steve is tweets @stevewmorris

Comments

  1. Jay Barnet says:

    you might want to mention she’s going to be published by Harper Collins soon, too

  2. Yay, I’m so glad this one was featured – I only discovered it this week. And then realised it’s the same artist that does all the silly Avengers fanart that I love.

    Brilliant to hear a book deal has been struck, looking forward to that in 2015!

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