This week’s webcomic is Looking for Group by Ryan Sohmer and Lar Desouza.
What’s the Deal?: I am going to assume if you bother to read this blog, you are a nerd. Operating under this assumption, I will also presume you have dabbled in a MMORPG at some point. Looking For Group (as the name might suggest) is a fabulous parody comic inspired by the fantasy world of MMORPG games. The plot follows a hodgepodge party group made of typically “evil” MMO races adventuring through a fantastical land very similar to World of Warcraft. They go on quests and kill dudes, with a running commentary that forces you to laugh out loud.
The Characters: “Pinky” the Bloodelf who wishes to be an honorable hero and Richard, the undead warlock who trolls everyone, are the stand out characters in the series. Richard’s ridiculously evil and trollin’ nature make me laugh just about every page. “Pinky” is just so endearing in his struggle to not be evil (even though everything he does is DEFINITELY EVIL) you just want to go “d’awwww” the whole time. The contrast between the two is perfect and makes them a fabulous dramatic foil.
The Art: Campy and vibrant with color. I love that they publish a fully colored comic – it’s very impressive. The style stays true to the feel of World of Warcraft and other MMO’s which adds to the parody appeal of the comic.
Safe for Work?: Yep.
Frequency of Updates: Several times per week, no officially announced schedule.