Widdershins is a fun webcomic, and I’m more than happy to give Kate money for her books. The WITCH HUNT Kickstarter is also timed to start just as the Witch Hunt storyline finishes up, which is likewise cool. In that just generally cool way: I don’t think there’s any hidden meaning to that.
Harrumph. Anyway: Widdershins is an awesome webcomic, Curtain Call was a fun little brawl featuring Our Heroes vs. The Seven Deadly Sins, and the Kickstarter will get you the latest book and PDFs for the rest. I heartily recommend it, whether or not I got a free keyring*.
*[UPDATE]: …Arrangements were made on the keyring thing.
First and foremost, of course: Widdershins is an excellent comic and absolutely worth your time. The books help feed artist Kate Ashwin: the artist must be fed; the logical conclusion is clear. And the other reason? Well…
Kickstarter backers got the right to ask a question or two. Hey, I’ll take my literary immortality where I can get it, folks.
It’s over tomorrow. I love the Widdershins webcomic and I would not mind in the slightest being in a position someday where I could be able to help adapt it for a RPG sourcebook. In the meantime, this is a cool project and Kate Ashwin gets these things out on time.
I love this webcomic, and happily signed up for the Kickstarter.
Widdershins is 19th century (mostly) urban fantasy; I read it because of the… well, I read it because it’s a damn good webcomic in general, with characters who I like and care about on general principles. But the worldbuilding is nice, too. Kate Ashwin has apparently been known to throw down various polyhedral dice on occasion, in fact. Always nice to see somebody else from The Sodality doing well…
… and I’ve already kicked in for the book. Good stories, good characters, a lack of extraneous contemporary garbage to get dumped on the reader. Plus, if they hit all the stretch goals I get free recipes.
It’s an interesting comic; the first story was … not actually steampunk. More like “early Victorian era with real magic;” still fun. Entertaining characters and it didn’t let itself be too straight-jacketed by the relevant literary conventions. Check it out.