Hi there! Welcome to the second installment of Yuriy’s Webcomic Corner, the world’s favourite monthly feature where I educate myself about webcomics and report back with the results. It only took me a month to cheat and write about something I’d already read before! So, without further adieu, I’d like to introduce you to Sarah Graley’s Our Super Adventure!
As everyone knows by now, the world is ending. All the cute animal gifs in my twitter timeline have been replaced by people doing decidedly uncute things. It’s kind of like that famous Community gif where Donald Glover’s character excitedly walks into a room only to discover that it is literally on fire. Except if this gif took place in 2017, the hallway he entered through would also be on fire. EVERYTHING WOULD BE ON FIRE. EVERYONE WOULD BURN. Oh right, webcomics. My point is we all need positive entertainment in order to escape the roaring flames around us if only for a few hours. If you’re in the market for cute diary webcomics that feature 4 cats named Pixel, Toby, Wilson, and Pesto, then Our Super Adventure is what you need in your life right now.
Sarah Graley is a British cartoonist who has been doing primarily autobio work for a few years now, and I’m very much mystified why she isn’t huge yet. Having said that, she seems to be well on her way there. Last year saw the release of her first work for a major publisher, a Rick & Morty spin-off comic titled Lil’ Poopy Superstar that she did with Mildred Louis, Marc Ellerby and crank!. Our Super Adventure was the first comic of Sarah’s that I read and it is still my favourite, though her self-published fiction comic Pizza Witch is a close second. Sarah’s humour and her sense of comedic timing is what I admire the most in her comics. Her work is funny not because of jokes, there are few jokes in OSA, but because of how she manages to find humour in these scenes. OSA is laugh out loud funny without being in your face about it, which is the style of humour I appreciate quite a bit. In the several years that I’ve been pushing Our Super Adventure onto people there has only been one person who didn’t enjoy it. They said OSA is far too cutesy and unrealistic. That person is dead to me now.
Seeing that Our Super Adventure consists exclusively of self-contained one page comics, there is NO EXCUSE for not checking it out. Sarah is pretty much set to gain tonnes of new readers this year due to the fact that her first original major publisher comic is coming out in April. It’s called Kim Reaper and it’s about a university student who part-times as a grim reaper. Pretty freaking cool if you ask me. So jump on the bandwagon early and be able to tell everyone you knew about Sarah’s work before it was huge come April. And don’t forget to thank your friendly neighbourhood comic reporter afterwards. In case it wasn’t clear, I’m talking about myself.