Title- Ava's Demon.
Author- Michelle Czajkowski.
Publish date- 2012.
Publisher- You can read it online here!
(A Brief) Synopsis:
The story of a girl, and gradually a bunch of other people, who have mysterious creatures living within- or alongside- them that only they can see.
What I thought:
Ava's Demon is my first experience with a web comic and it is setting a very, very high standard for the future.
It starts with Ava, a girl on a planet for youths with problems. She is depressed and something inside of her continues to send her close to the edge, a hateful, spiteful voice that wishes the world were rid of her and continuously tries to bring that to an end.
And when she is in an accident and dies, it is revealed she has a demon inside of her, an actual voice of a creature who hates her for her weakness, for her human limitations. And they make a pact, which saves Ava's life.
It's a pretty dark comic, in theme and occasionally language, but it's just fantastic and the chatacters, for there are a handful who have been thrown together and all have their own iddues, are all diverse, not all good or nice or reliable. I grew to like Maggie, despite how selfish and occasionally evil her actions have been, and I just love Ava. She becomes incredibly fierce after making the pact and becoming immortal, her character development profound and delightful.
The world is a whole lot of planets, so I guess sci-fi, and not only is it interesting with it's ruling power dynamic, but it is so, so beautiful. The art fights with the storyline for my attention. It's beyond stunning, a lot of the time, in colour and detail and the elements of wonderment. Many a time have I coveted a page and wished it to be a print.
This comic is still in progress.
Rating: Big explosion MIND BLOWN.
It's incredible. I am in love with my computer, if only for this.