Rec: Missing Monday

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Title: Missing Monday
Author: Elle Skinner
Format: webcomic
Published/Free: Free
Length: 265 pages so far
Status: WIP
Rating: Everyone
Warnings: None
Link: http://www.missingmondaycomic.com/
Summary: Missing Monday is a coming of age webcomic that follows Foyle Leaf and her growing relationship with Monday Rhodes, a girl from another world who appears one day through a doorway in an abandoned clocktower.

Review:This is really cute, really well drawn, and very imaginative. I always try to link what I feel in reviews to things that most people can relate to and this is like eating homemade sugar cookies right off of the tray. Foyle is a sassy, hard working girl with a love of antiques, watches and general tinkering with things. You don’t really get to know much about Monday, not yet at least, but on the surface she has a wide eyed innocence with some secrets buried deeper in her personality. The world that the artist creates (because I’m a sucker for some good world building) is really nicely done. She tells the story in a way that lets you discover little facts, and things without anyone, character or artist, telling you about it. I get the sense that this will be a really grand type of adventure, fantasy-ish story because even though there’s a fair amount of pages the story really is just getting started.

Another thing that I really like, and that I encounter so rarely in the slash and femslash community, is that this is a mixed race webcomic. It occurred to me, as I was coming up with things to say about why this comic stands out to me and why others should read it, that there aren’t many mixed race anything out there. Maybe there is and I’m the one who hasn’t been looking all that hard (and I haven’t since race isn’t a filter I put content through when I’m choosing), but I can only think of maybe five LGBT centered stories, comics, or videos where the relationship happened between people of mixed races that I’ve watched ever. Well, excluding sci-fi and fantasy races. Sorry, this wasn’t supposed to be a discussion post! I just thought that it was a nice little bonus that Foyle is quite dark skinned with really short black hair and Monday is all blond hair and baby blue eyes with pale skin.

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