Webcomic of the week: Alive, Alive, Alive!

This week’s webcomic is a short one (even for a lot of webcomics).  In fact, it was initially part of a 24-hour webcomic challenge–extended to 42 hours.  Apparently illustrator Mark Simmons couldn’t fit all the awesome that script writer Julie Davis put into the story in just a day, so I don’t blame him.

By the way, I couldn’t find a link to Julie’s website or other materials, which I will remedy as soon as I find something.  Sorry Julie!

Alive, Alive, Alive! begins with an introduction to a media studies student and her search for an internship.  She lands one of course, but things take a terrifying and hilarious turn when she discovers the real (and still living) Jersey Devil in the storeroom of a cryptid hoax museum.  Alive! is an entertaining short with a great premise: mythical creatures and cryptids are as real as we make them.  If that’s the case, then I’ve been sustaining all sort of creatures with my hopes and dreams for years.  Gotta love that.

This creative team of Davis and Simmons (writer and artist, respectively) really put a great short together in no time at all.  I’m curious to see what they do in the future.  If you have a little time to kill, make it worth-while and check out Alive, Alive, Alive! at Simmons’ blog, Toy’s Dream.  If you want a copy of this free comic for yourself you can swing over and download the PDF here.  Pretty nice of them, eh?

Images from Toy’s Dream.

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