Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan
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Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan
by Reinder Dijkhuis is one of my all-time favorites. It's a Dutch fantasy webcomic centered around the ongoing adventures of the titular band of thieves. Originally started in 1991 as a DIY paper comic, Reinder began putting it on the web in 2000. Seven years later, it's still going strong.
RoCR has attractively-drawn art with an unusual palette for a webcomic, high in what I think of as "nature colors". The Scandanavian linguistic, cultural and mythological elements are also unusual for a webcomic in English.
It reads like a series of short stories, so there are satisfying plot payoffs along the way. As a combination story and humor comic, it's only a matter of time until any continuity and serious drama are balanced by goofiness and sight gags (or vice-versa). Also, thanks to group dynamics, the ensemble cast is much more interesting to me than the sum of its (rather one-dimensional) parts.
Finally, there is plenty of casual (i.e. non-sexual) nudity. None of the main characters are modest and the faeries are nudist by nature. I think that it's an interestingly different perspective and (usually) nice to look at.
There is rampant nudity. Here in the States, it's NSFW. Also, the protagonists include witches and use pagan magic. The people who would be offended by that are probably not here on the site of a D&D webcomic but I'm giving the warning just in case.
This one is just for any completists in the house: although RoCR has technically only had a few full-blown crossovers, the knock-on effects are huge. If you check it out
at the Webcomic Crossover & Cameo Archive
, the first one there is actually the (in)famous Framed!!! Great Escape
. Aside from the time that it would take to read everything involved, there are many broken links from webcomics dead, moved or (in the case of No Stereotypes
) reinvented. Also, RoCR is now a major player in the current Crossover Wars
. I expect that its connectedness would be another positive point of interest for most people and I want to make sure that the few who might perceive it as a potential difficulty know what they're getting into.
I forgot to mention, there is also some violence and gore up to the dismemberment level. It's in Reinder's comic art style, not photorealistic. Violence like that is so much more common than nudity in webcomics that I'm somewhat jaded to it. Sorry for the omission.
Reinder Dijkhuis has a lot of other work out on the web; here is the closest thing to a full list
As always, I'm interested in your feedback, what you thought of my recommendation, requests for future genres and so on.