Thursday, May 5, 2011

Comic Review: Devil's Cake

Summary
Title: Devil's Cake
Creator: Angi Mauri
Publisher: Self-published Web-Comic
# books in series: Vol. 1

Status: On-going
Genre: Fantasy/Comedy/Romance


Plot

(Copied from Vol. 1st of DC)
Kea's school daze turns to a nightmare when a demon crashes into her life. The struggle to understand what is illusion and what is reality may just cost her mind. Can Kea find the truth?

When Kea finds that her bad luck with boys isn't a 'what' but a 'who', will her sanity survive the IN-sanity that ensues?

Aisa's Thoughts
 
As a growing artist, it's fun to watch other artists grow. That's what I think of when I read Devil's Cake, the constant growth and development of the characters. I think DC is somewhat under appreciated. I think it is a fascinating read, because of the ability to learn and piece together the character's past is very interesting. I've been following Angi and DC for awhile and was excited to see there was a published volume and picked it up right away. :) 

There is a subtle fantasy-uniqueness to this comic in terms of location and time period. It's also interestingly fresh compared to what I've read in other web-comics. Her characters are memorable and quirky which is something all good stories should have.

Angi does a wonderful job not falling into the typical stereotypes (in my opinion) where the girl falls in love immediately with the male lead. The female protagonist, Kea, is a bookworm, but for that reason I also relate to her *is a fellow bookworm*. She has great expressions, which are often caused by the male lead. XD I have to admit, I fell in love with both leads but have large amounts of respect with the male lead in terms of his affection. You'll have to read it to understand why. lol The combination of the two together made me laugh constantly. The story is lovely and I'm always looking forward to reading more.



The pace is fairly fast as Angi has probably a maximum of five panels in a page. This also enables her to quickly update on a regular schedule. This leads to her readers to never be bored and always wanting more. Her illustrations and backgrounds are drawn well enough to let the reader know where they are, although more details wouldn't hurt too much. She does excel in toning, drawing expressions as well as action. Her camera shots are also well done and gives the reader variety.

Overall opinion?: Read it!

Definitely stop by and read it! The story is still developing but I'm in it for the long haul. ;) The best part about this comic, it's TOTALLY FREE ONLINE! So go check it out now! The pages are all viewable online but if you have a Smackjeeves account you can leave a comment on what you think. Speaking of that, I should totally re-read my printed Devil's Cake Vol. 1 again. Wait...I think it may be my 3rd or 4th time. XD I should re-read her newer pages. ^_^;;

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