Weird World Of Webcomics: Devin Blake’s ‘Monster Soup’
Take 1 untalented lawyer, mix with 3 undead creatures, add 1 gypsy, sprinkle with lycanthropy, and pour into a creepy castle for the maladjusted. What you get is Devin Blake’s MONSTER SOUP.
Monster Soup follows the adventures of a zombie, a ghost, a vampire, a clairvoyant, and a werewolf. Their lives (or un-lives) become intertwined when each gets sentenced to serve time at Oubliette Castle, in order to learn how to act like “proper monsters” in modern society. Even though this webcomic is only through a few chapters of its story, foreshadowing seems to indicate that their similar fates were not imposed by mere chance.
What makes this webcomic stand out from a host of other monster-mash-ups is Blake’s detailed characterization of each creature of the night. Blake imbues his characters with distinct personalities and motivation. This shows that the webcomic has been both well-planned, and well-executed. Likewise, the artistic-design for each monster is individual, and unique. According to her website, Blake developed her webcomic from a drawing of a sad-looking zombie, and rather than turn the page on her sketchbook, she decided to flesh out this character and develop his story further. Fast forward a year-and-a-half later and we now have Monster Soup.
You can join the mad monster party each week at www.monstersoupcomic.com.