Thursday, February 27, 2014

Web Comic Recomendation: Fisheye Placebo by Yuumei

By. Dalai Dama

I always love reading original web comics, and today I present to you Fisheye Placebo by Yuumei. I found this amazing artist in deviantART and immediately fell in love with her  digital artwork, the colors, themes of each art it's so unique it's just exquisite. 

After some time I noticed she started writing some stories like: Rumination this was an experimental work for her class, The story plays out like a choose your own adventure book, but no matter what you choose, it all leads to the same ending.

In spring 2009, she made her first major project, 1000 WORDS, a one-shot web Flash comic inspired by her parents' divorce and how her life was afterwards. It was originally a painting, called "Tape it Back Together", but after one of her followers commented on the similarity of the situations, she decided to make it into a story of its own. This work is available online at her deviantART and in print. 

Then came Knite, a story of how a group, also called Knite, wants to bring stars back into the sky because of the horrible pollution of China. This title is available online in her deviantART, or you can get it in print!


And now for my favorite work so far Fisheye Placebo. The comic is a work of fiction that mixes a few genres, like cyberpunk, science fiction, and psychological themes as well. The story is great, with stunning artwork to match it.  Fisheye Placebo is about Vance, who just wanted to make the most out of his college experience under a totalitarian regime. The last thing he expected was to be dragged into a crazy conspiracy to overthrow the government by his most-definitely-not-female roommate. College was meant to be exciting, but not this dramatic. Between dates that end in flops, failed grades, and successful hacks, Vance will slowly begin to question the morality of his actions and the true price of freedom. 

The comic is a slow work-in-progress since she draws each scene herself, but it's worth the wait! If you are interested in this great artist, you can find her at deviantART, as well as read her work at her Tapastic.

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