Wednesday’s Webcomic: Broodhollow

Facebooktwitterredditmail

Today’s webcomic is brilliant one, so much so that it’s difficult to describe the plot without giving away too many details. I can describe it as a cosmic horror, a psychological thriller, as well as a tale of finding trust and friendship in difficult times. In the midst of the Great Depression, Wadsworth Zane is struggling with a nigh-hopeless case of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, a job as an encyclopedia salesman, and a growing pile of bills when he receives word of an inheritance in the distant town Broodhollow. Although his windfall may be the answer to his prayers, foreboding and terrifying dreams begin, warning him away from Broodhollow. Despite his anxieties, he travels to Broodhollow to find a happy and welcoming town, with residents anxious for him to occupy the vaccum left by the death of his Uncle Virgil Zane, an antique dealer and pillar of the community. Despite the town’s warm welcome, Wadsworth quickly notices the townsfolk don’t notice things that he finds incredibly alarming, to the point that Wadsworth begins questioning whether he may be truly hallucinating. Is Wadsworth merely hallucinating the frightening goings on in the town of Broodhollow? Or are his own neuroses the ones that make him capable of perceiving that his kind new friends and neighbors are in mortal danger?

Broodhollow   The Pattern

The package that starts it all.

Broodhollow comes from a popular veteran of the webcomics scene, so it’s no surprise that it is punctual each week with a detailed and well designed website. Not only is it well-presented, but the writing is excellent. The creepy and funny moments are all timed perfectly with illustrations that alternate between bright and friendly and dark and truly terrifying. The colors are done in a water-color wash style which lends a sort of bloody realism to the clean-edged cartoonish lines of the scenery and characters. Even the typefaces are period appropriate to the art deco style of the website.  This is a completely rock-solid read; and with the first book 200% funded on Kickstarter after only two days I have no doubt Broodhollow will thrill and terrify me for a long time to come.

Broodhollow   The Back Room

Is this all in his mind? Or is this creature real?

The Author and his Other Works

The prolific Kris Straub had been publishing webcomics for over 13 years now, with the completed sci-fi humor and drama Starslip and the currently running gag daily Chainsaw Suit. He partners with Scott Kurtz on the Blamimations segment at PATV. Some of the elements that lead to Broodhollow  came from his microfiction horror site Ichor Falls.



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 ...