Happy anniversary, BICP.
(For those of you who have lost track of the plot: there’s a whole recap coming up next.)
Should’ve realized that committing to a busier updating schedule would be jinxing myself.
So earlier this evening my laptop’s power cord, which has been on the fritz for a couple of weeks, finally gave up the ghost. And the one I had on order was either delivered to the wrong place or stolen off the front porch, because it ain’t here.
I’ll get another one, but not within the next three hours, and possibly not even within the next two days. Which means BICP’s update schedule is temporarily borked.
You’d think this could have happened a couple weeks ago, when BICP actually had a buffer in the queue, but noooo.
(I’m typing this post on the small emergency backup laptop, which will let me keep up with the internet, but is not strong enough to run art programs. It’s barely strong enough to run Firefox. It once crashed on startup.)
My deepest apologies, readers. Leif & Thorn still has plenty of queue, so no worries there, and BICP will resume hopefully by Friday, possibly next week. Cross your fingers the gremlins won’t win this round.
Panels you want clear/in-color versions of, characters you’d like to see together, costumes or AUs you’d like them to try on?
Thursday’s BICP page is being bumped until Friday due to a bad case of Artist Is Falling Asleep Standing Up, so I figured I would open the floor to art prompts in the meantime.
In other news, Leif & Thorn continues on-schedule, and the next strip is gonna be a fun one.
Tuesday’s page, for the first time since the start of chapter 19, will not be up on midnight Tuesday. And it was such a good run, too! Made it all the way into June before slipping.
Look forward to the page at…some time in the evening.
While you’re waiting, why not backread the official But I’m A Cat Person Tumblr tag? (Art! Crossovers! Bonus Q&As!) Or get sucked into the black hole of fannish attention via the BICP TVTropes entry.
And of course, Leif & Thorn continues to update at either midnight or 1 AM, depending on whether it was Daylight Savings Time when I queued the page. (No, seriously. WordPress is quirky like that.)
Turns out I haven’t run out of these!
More of the webcomics that put girls and women front and center. Even better if they have shippable subtext. Best of all if there’s outright f/f in canon.
Waterworks — possibly-supernatural mystery adventure, ongoing. A woman visits the local waterworks to confront them about her pipes spewing sludge, and gets caught up in much more weirdness than expected. Video-game-ish format a la Homestuck, and one of the few that has kept its momentum instead of petering out.
Flaky Pastry — fantasy comedy, ongoing. It’s basically a wacky roommate comedy, except in a world where the roommates include a goblin and an elf, rivals include a vampire and a robot, and the landlord is a dragon. The cast is mostly women, with a rich variety of relationships, including some refreshingly frank romance.
Chaos Life — autobiographical gag-a-day, ongoing. Fun and relatable strips about a queer couple (f/x) and their adorable cats.
Serenity Rose — fantasy drama with gorgeous artwork, complete. Our heroine is a shy twentysomething witch/cartoonist whose uncontrolled powers have caused a couple of high-profile disasters, living in a town that’s half serious-ancient-magic, half witchcraft-theme-park. Lovely AU worldbuilding that grows up on you slowly (think SU). First time I read this, I remember getting a serious “confused lesbian” vibe, but figuring it was more wishful thinking than authorial intention…and then, nope, turns out it was all intentional.
…and if you got linked here from offsite, do start reading But I’m A Cat Person (modern fantasy comedy/drama, ongoing), about the struggles of a bunch of queer women to wrangle their dubiously-sentient shapeshifting pet battle monsters.
Recs for webcomics that put girls and women front and center. Even better if they have shippable subtext. Best of all if there’s outright f/f in canon.
Sleepless Domain — magical-girl drama, ongoing. Come for the cool, unique take on mahou shoujo worldbuilding: they’re known, they’re public, they have merchandising deals, and they’re the only ones who go outside after the monster-hunting curfew. Stay for the gorgeous art and unexpected terror.
Gloomverse — fantasy starts-as-a-comedy, on hiatus. Our heroine is the only person in her country with a magic deficiency, so of course she gets swept up into the shenanigans of some of its most powerful people. Colorful and creative visuals — seriously, the hats alone are wonderful.
Empowered — sexy superhero comedy-plus-angst, ongoing. Early silly bondage gags develop into something with real characterization and heart: our heroine’s insecurities, reactions, and strengths are all so believably human. Her boyfriend is a genuinely nice person, she has a great relationship with her BFF, and although only one half of the f/f couple has appeared at this point in the online version, I’ve read ahead in the print editions and I have so many feelings about them.
Gunnerkrigg Court – Comedy-mystery fantasy, ongoing. Adventures of a girl and her friends at a school with robots, rogue spirits, dubiously-human attendees, a magical forest across the river, and uncertain metaphysics. Love the various art styles for different places and times…also, love that one of the subtext-y attractions between two of the female students eventually goes text.
Girls With Slingshots – gag-a-day slice-of-life, complete! (Currently doing a rerun of the archives.) A bunch of twentysomethings being awkward in the city, and probably drinking too much. Also, a talking cactus. Stars several characters who are explicitly queer even when they’re not in relationships, including one asexual lesbian and a variety of sexual ones. Funny and entertaining, with especially cute cats.
The Hazards of Love – fantasy drama, ongoing. Queer teenager (author’s note clarifies “nonbinary, but hasn’t figured it out yet”) makes an ill-advised magical contract, ends up trying to survive in a weird fantasy world. Great, unique lineart style, which does a lovely job of evoking the weirdness of said world.