It is high time I shared the comics of Adrian Ramos on this blog. The first comic by Adrian (a.k.a “Adis!”) that I came across “back in the day” was Count Your Sheep, the cute, blue comic about a young girl called Katie and her best friend Ship, a sheep who hangs out with her and who lets her count him when she can’t fall asleep. Count Your Sheep has a kinda Calvin and Hobbes feel, but with it’s own style both in the blue artwork and in the personality of Ship, Katie and her solo mum Laurie. I like the way that as a character Laurie too gets a real voice in the comic and isn’t just “the mean mum” or “the workaholic absent dad”.
The second comic that I love by Adis! is No Room For Magic about a (human) girl called Magic who lives in a fantasy world, with a pixie mother, a wizard father, and a brother who’s a monster slayer in training – isn’t that an awesome premise for a comic??
The third comic by Adis! (yup, he’s a busy guy) is The Wisdom of Moo, which according to Adis! himself is
the adventures of a merry band of boys and girls and the toys who love them.
I haven’t read this one as much but it seems really cool and I love the way that the art in each of Adis!’s comics is really different, The Wisdom of Moo is drawn in a really cool, clean black and white style.
Count Your Sheep seems to have kinda slowed down, with no new updates for a while, but it has archives back ’til 2003, so if you’re lookin’ for a fun new comic… Of the other two comics No Room for Magic has an archive that goes back to 2005 (but no new posts since September last year) and I think The Wisdom of Moo began in 2008 and is still updating at least once a week.
Go, read, enjoy!