Delayed Review and Mail Bag #8

So, bad news today. For those of you who don’t know, a fence fell on my head the other day and strained my neck pretty badly. This, and the surprisingly laborious process of healing, has unfortunately delayed my writing process, meaning there won’t be a review up today. Look for it in the next few days; I’ll try to have it up as soon as possible, but you can always follow my twitter, tumblr, or rss feed to be notified as soon as I post it. In the meantime, let’s take a look at the messages readers have been sending me.

Purrs writes:


Oh! Sister Claire! It’s a good one. It comes in two sections, the comic itself and the Missing Moments, which are supplemental stories with some illustrations. The main story’s about nuns and witches and magic and adventure and relationships and love, and the Missing Moments are about the same things but with more emphasis on the last two, and pages with blood or other things have trigger warnings and that’s not something you see often, and there’s really good worldbuilding and characters and I could just keep going on it’s good.

Amelia writes:

Webcomic Suggestion – Sister Claire

I’m not sure if you’ve read Sister Claire ( before and put it down, if you looked at it but never thought to pick it up, or if you’ve never heard of it at all, but it is one hell of a trip. Written and illustrated by the lovely Yamino and Ash, Sister Claire starts off a little rocky but picks up for one hell of a ride. Especially if you read the Missing Moments, which are additional backstory of the characters in the comic. So far there are 2 trans characters (though one has only shown up in the Missing Moments, so far), an increasing number of characters of colour, a whole lotta gay, and an almost entirely female cast. Am i supposed to be selling this? I dunno. I really like the webcomic and would really like it if you read it because it’s awesome and one of my favourites. Ash is an incredible writer, the Missing Moments (while not exactly webcomic) are absolutely incredible to read.

Sister Claire – Edit

I forgot, there are actually 3 trans characters so far in the story, but only one shows up in the webcomic proper; the other two show up in the Missing Moments. And one of them is nonbinary!

It’s funny how recommendations tend to group like this; that happened with Witchy and some others. You both are certainly selling it! I used to read Sister Claire ages ago, and it sounds like it’s time I pick it up again.

Vancho1 writes:

Yet more suggestions…

Ah, I promise I’ll stop sometime. Perhaps after this one message? I mentioned Thistil Mistil Kistil in a comment on SSSS, and recommend you check it out. I would also like to see what you think of Girl Genius, by Phil and Kaja Foglio. It’s a rather popular (and famous) webcomic, and I’ve noticed that it’s not on your list. Since it is rather unlikely you haven’t heard of it, I would like to recommend it to you, or at least hear why you don’t read it. Anyway, I must constrain myself to only a few more words, but thank you for your reviews. They’ve been very incisive, and I’ve added a couple of webcomics to my reading list thanks to your suggestions.

Thanks for reading, Vancho! And feel free to send me suggestions any time. I haven’t yet had a chance to check out Thistil Mistil Kistil but I’ve been meaning to. And Girl Genius was once one of my favorite comics, until I got tired of Phil’s old-man brand of humor and the obnoxious het love triangle. I liked Agatha a lot, but felt that the plot went off on so many tangents all the time that it was basically impossible to even remember what was going on.

Mary writes:

Comic suggestion!

Hi, I was wondering if you’d ever heard of Stop Kissing My Sister? Its a great webcomic about Anthros, magic, devils, and goats! Despite what the title may lead you to believe, there’s actually very little romance, which is disappointing for me personally but in no way takes away from the charm of the story. There is also little room for racial representation as all the characters are animals, but regardless, it’s a fun and enjoyable read! It’s here: on Taptastic and although it hasn’t been updated in a little while it’s a great comic and I encourage you to go check it out!

I admit, this comic sounds a little outside my interests (and it has a terrible name, sorry), but I’ll give it a shot anyway. I skimmed a couple pages and it has decent energy and humor, so maybe I’ll like it!

Erin writes:

A friend of mine recced your recs…

…and I just wanted to send a link to But I’m A Cat Person your way, for your queer-comic-reading pleasure =) has the whole story. Give it a look! Cheers, Erin

I’ve actually been working on catching up on this one; someone recced it a while ago. Thanks for making it!

Hannah writes:

Suggestion I’ve been reading this comic for a while, but in the past few updates it’s come out that one of the characters is trans, and it’s handled so well that I thought of you xD.

Is it… is it possible that I never added Prague Race to my list? I’m really enjoying it and have even been chatting with its author, so… wow. I fucked up. Adding it now.

Thanks for reading, everyone, and thanks for bearing with me while I heal. The review will be up late, but it’s coming.

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