Friday, 12 September 2008

Riceboy (or how i learned to stop worrying and love the one electronic)

Over the past few years I have aquired a pretty big reading list of webcomics, ranging from simple dilbert updates (there funny because there true) to the rambling epic that is Megatokyo. Although many of these have become firm favorites I can think of only a handful that have held such grace and wonderment as Rice-boy.
Riceboy itself takes place on a surrealistic world known as Overside. Here agents, The One Electronic and Calabash on a 3,000 year quest seek "The Fulfiller" a mystical figure who will unite the world.
The figures in the story are to say the least surreal with all manner of multi legged creatures aiding and hindering our heroes thoughout the jorney.
The author Evan Dahm has succeded in creating a strange and enchanting tale, an epic that uses its sheer strangeness to combat the po-faced seriousness that often plagues fantasy epics.

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