I'll never eat another gingerbread man.
You see, I have empathy for the little guys now. I can quite vividly, for example, imagine their terror at the prospect of a glass of milk. See their bloodied bodies left dismembered on a plate. Pity their joy at being digested.
Thanks a lot, GingerDead. Christmas will never be the same... though Halloween just might become another reason to bake.
Yes, yes... it's time for another rambling late night review. This time, I take on my favorite macabre cookie, GingerDead. Written with a dark slant, the comic manages a Gothic edge without the blatant effort of other works. Yes, the title is a bit punny, but the writing is not. Instead, it's a mixture of haiku, quiet contemplation and gentle humor. The writing itself feels of winter, even without visual aid, a feat I quite admire.
The art is simple, dramatic splashes of red where appropriate, backed by shades of black and grey. Line work is purposely rough, but certainly not sloppy, a technique that compliments the feel of both artwork and writing. The characters quite easily manage to be both disturbing and cute. GingerDead and Lenore have a familiar warmth, despite the former's habit of being eaten and the latter's utter lack of flesh. I would love to see Lenoir in doll form, preferably munching on some flowers.
Easy enough to navigate, though a button leading to the first comic would be a nice addition, the site is minimalistic in design. The archive can be found in both date and title formats, a few icons and desktops are available, and it would also appear the creator has some stock in Second Life. GingerDead is not a laugh riot. It's not intended to be. It is, however, charming, quite amusing, and well worth the read.