Wednesday’s Webcomic – Digger

Facebooktwitterredditmail

Wednesday's Webcomic

Digger  is nothing short of a true epic of mythology, gods, and a wombat. Digger-of-Unnecessarily-Convoluted-Tunnels, or Digger to her friends, becomes disoriented from noxious fumes and subsequently very lost underground. She ends up stranded far from home in a distant and strange country where the statues talk, the slugs are prophets,  and the squash thirst for the blood of the living.  The practical and courageous Digger, who has no use for either gods or prophecies, is the reluctant and unlikely heroine in a short chapter of an ancient battle between good and evil.  She may not be happy about it, but if she has a job to do, she’ll do it right!

Left Hand Purple Ink

digger hyenaDigger is complete as of March 2011, and won the Hugo award for best Graphic Story in 2012.  It was part of a paid subscriber collective for most of it’s run, but it is now available in it’s entirety for free. It was originally a short story of just the first five pages which then grew into six volumes. It is also entirely in print with bonus short stories in the print volumes. While Vernon’s incredibly fascinating world of multicultural legends and bizarre creatures will draw you in, it’s Digger herself who really holds everything together. Her practical and genre-savvy nature and her deadpan wit give you a heroine who won’t put up with any nonsense from demons, trigger-happy monks, or packs of hungry hyenas. She will introduce them to the business end of her pickaxe if necessary.

 I must warn my readers of two things: Do not read the comments on the archived pages as many previous readers have left spoilers. Also, there are scenes of domestic abuse.

Remember tunnel 17The Author and her Other Works

 Ursula Vernon is an award winning painter and children’s book author. She’s the author of the children’s series Dragonbreath, where a young dragon will teach you about biology and myths, and had a big hit on the message board 4chan and subsequent memedom with The Biting Pear of Salamanca.  She also illustrated the game Black Sheep.  Almost every single painting on her website and Deviant Art also has a bit of back story and flavor text, so those are definitely worth a browse through.

Please let me know what you think of Digger in the comments area below! Did you enjoy it? Do you hate it? Is it just… meh?

Troll hyena cute

Aren’t the trolls are just the cutest? There’s an extended feature about them in volume 3 of the printed comic.



Avatar ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jeanette Diaz has been dabbling in an array of geekery all her life, but has lately been devoting her time to video games and knitting. She is also researching various methods of doing both at once; although any solution she’s come up with seems to be an abomination unto Science or a defunct Nintendo peripheral. Other than that, she enjoys reading, web-comics, and cartoons. You can connect with her on Ravelry as planethalia. Jeanette lives in Chicago with a board game addict and two cats. Find her internet home at http://thewrongdrum.wordpress.com/

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

No comments yet... Be the first to leave a reply!

Leave a Comment

 

— required *

— required *

Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.

139 Unknown Worlds
Posted September 20th, 2019 -
Starting games in worlds unknown to the players can be difficult. Lacey and James talk about ways to deliver a worlds history, themes, and feel to players without getting lost in the weeds. Twitter @justonemorefix Facebook ...
GonnaGeek.com Show #302 – Gonna Have Trypophobia
Posted September 19th, 2019 -
In this week’s episode we discuss Apple TV+ Price being announced (and iPhone 11 news), Hayley Atwell joining Mission Impossible, Discord ending games, and LastPass having an exploit. We’ll ...
Torchwood Rewatch: Countrycide (S1E6)
Posted September 19th, 2019 -
When the Torchwood team heads to the country, the storytelling takes a notably dark and distressing turn. Oddly enough, we’re all really happy to see it happen. http://media.blubrry.com/gonnageek/p/media.blubrry.com/gallifreypublicradio/p/media.gallifreypublicradio.com/gpr348.mp3Podcast: ...
NeuroRecovery Sidekicks
Posted September 18th, 2019 -
All episodes available at https://TheNeuroNerds.com.  Follow @TheNeuroNerds on Twitter/Instagram and Like us at Facebook.com/TheNeuroNerds. Summary This episode features Joe’s girlfriend and producer ...
Legends Podcast #439; Analyze This (Legends of ‘99)
Posted September 18th, 2019 -
This week, we’re checking ourselves in for some therapy with Analyze This. Harold Ramis paired Robert DeNiro and Billy Crystal for a gangland comedy that parodied films like The Godfather and A Bronx ...
#100 Rose City Comic Con (2019)
Posted September 16th, 2019 -
http://media.blubrry.com/gonnageek/p/www.podcastgarden.com/login/audio-13/13999/SGPD100-RoseCityComicCon(2019).mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download
Better Podcasting #198 – What Turns Us Away From A Podcast?
Posted September 15th, 2019 -
From time to time we find ourselves in conversations with people talking about things that they don’t like within podcasts – today we want to talk about some things that turn us off of a podcast ...
ATGN 372 – Expert Level Advice
Posted September 15th, 2019 -
It’s time for another round of ATGN after dark, due to a scheduling conflict the boys record this one at night.  This week Chris has details on the Marvel 90s cartoons that have been found in the ...
X-Men for Game Gear with Devin Warner (Multiversal Q/Exiled)
Posted September 14th, 2019 -
Have I told you yet that in the 1990s you couldn’t escape the X-Men if you tried? Because you couldn’t. They literally were everywhere. And there was nothing we could do about it. Listen in as Devin ...
James Edward Raggi IV GenCon 2019 Interview
Posted September 13th, 2019 -
We sat down with James Edward Raggi IV at GenCon 52 to talk about Lamentations of the Flame Princess, the Con, the past year and we dig into the essay at the end of Zak has nothing to do with this book. ...
GonnaGeek.com Show #301 – Gonna Play Fantasy Football
Posted September 13th, 2019 -
This week GFQ Network’s Sunkast joins us to discuss the Pixel 4 potentially handling hold calls, there being an dispute between Apple and Google over a recent security report provided by Google and ...
Runaways “Past Life” and “Big Shot” Review (A Marvel Comic Universe Podcast) LoS299
Posted September 11th, 2019 -
The Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Director SP and Agent Michelle discuss the Runaways series episodes “Past Life” and “Big Shot.” The Agents debrief you the mutual troubles with Gert and Old Lace with ...