Tuesday, October 28, 2008

My new favourite webcomic

Thanks to some chatter on a forum I have discovered Shaenon K. Garrity and Jeffrey Channing Wells's Skin Horse.

Its got a sci-fi theme, but is set in the sort-of present, and is about a team working for the government dealing with problems caused by genetically altered sentients.

The main team consist of a sentient swarm of bees, a rehabilitated Victorian criminal robot, an intelligent talking dog, and a zombie with love of large calibre guns and mayhem. But it's Tip, the new member and token human, that sold me on the strip.

Tip is a psychologist and a crossdresser. He's also got bags of confidence and is a hit with the ladies. Which makes a nice change.

Check out this recent strip after he seduces a Black Ops scientist (Click on the strip to embiggen):

I spent last night reading the archives. Its funny, clever, and sympathetic to nearly all the characters (even the opera-loving mutant silverfish in the basement!) Its so nice to see a positive portrayal of a tranny online too. Especially when its not the central theme of the comic, just a character detail.

The archives start here


Shinigami Liz said...

I'm definately liking this one, it is nice to see a comic like this for a change. Gonna be part of my regular reading each week. Thanks for letting us know about it.

Anonymous said...

Cool, I'll give it a look. :-)

Valerie S said...

What a nice discovery!

Lynn Jones said...

Thanks for sharing. There are a couple of (IMO) very funny lines in that comic.

BTW, I do like your Vote Mythos banner :)

WHILNR said...

hehehehe... nice one.
I'll be checking out more of their stuff...

dr.morbius said...

I love Shaenon Garrity. I've been reading Narbonic for years. My own favorite web comics are the sadly demised Perry Bible Fellowship
, the sadly demised Pup
, and the sadly demised Nowhere Girl

Pandora Caitiff said...

Thanks for stopping by Dr M!

Yeah, I was a big fan of Perry Bible Fellowship to. Its still on my favourites list, and I still pop by in case of a rogue update.

I haven't heard of the others, so thanks for the links :)