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CATOMIX COMICS

UNFAMILIAR REFLECTION

UTC’s spiritual predecessor. Emri is a high school girl with a short temper who wishes upon a magic talisman to change her into a different person. The talisman took her literally, and hilarity (and angst) ensues as she takes on a new body with strange magic powers. The series follows her and her two best friends as they seek out a way to change her back to the way she was.

SEVEN TO SEVEN

A fast and fun sketch comic about a day in the life of a small town diner and its staff. Each issue covers one hour’s worth of events in the day.

EVIL JIM

1 percent autobiography, 99 percent total farce. Evil Jim began as a way to blow off steam during my junior year in college and over the following two years, spiraled into a cacophony of secrets, lust for power, backstabbing (both figurative and literal), tragedy, and redemption. Characters are based upon real people I knew, but hardly represents who they actually are in real life. The comic is really just one giant glorified in-joke.

RECOMMENDED COMICS

BLINDSPRINGS

A priestess’ pact to protect a magic realm becomes endangered–as does her life–when a human boy tears her away from her duty and into a world centuries beyond her own time, thrusting her into conflict with a society that has rebelled against the very magic she uses to keep the mortal and spirit realms safe.

CHIEF O’BRIEN AT WORK

A webcomic that is pretty much exactly what you’d expect. If you’re a fan of Star Trek: The Next Generation, read this.

EL GOONISH SHIVE

One of the inspirations for UTC. EGS follows the lives of not-so-ordinary teenagers in a town where magic is real, shapeshifters lurk around every corner and immortal demigods play games with people’s lives. And when all that gets to be too much, the plot tactically veers into fun side stories that indulge in hilarious geekery.

ETH’S SKIN

A fantasy set in a magical aquatic region involving a human who inadvertently steals a selkie’s skin and a quest to set their mistake right.

THE OUT-OF-PLACERS

The adventures of a human turned skav (think “street rat”) in a richly developed medieval(ish) fantasy world populated by diverse and fascinating races, each with an improbable amount of characters who are totally off their rocker.

SKIN DEEP

A modern fantasy about mythical creatures living among humans. The main character was raised as a human and discovers she is the last sphinx known to exist…a status which endangers her and her new mythical friends and must be kept secret.

ZEBRA GIRL

One of the inspirations for UTC. Sandra is a burgeoning career woman who is suddenly and traumatically turned into a three-eyed demon when her roommates play around with a magic book. This starts each of them down a path of self-discovery, empowerment, and acceptance. And the art is gorgeous.