Webcomic Spotlight: LINT
LINT follows the journey of Sangwine Schloeffle, an exiled elven prince, whose family has been murdered and kingdom usurped by the evil Fang, Overlord of Darkness!
LINT is, and will probably always be, one of my all time favourite comics. I started reading it when it was still in pencil and the fact that it started out from fairly basic artwork and developed into something much more beautiful is a great inspiration. For me it is part of the comics charm and those early drawings should never be replaced.
The plot, too, advanced from a light-hearted adventurers jaunt into a complex, well thought out, emotional experience. Later on the tone becomes more serious, but it still has a sort of tongue-in-cheek irreverence to it. It has made me laugh and it has made me cry. The juxtaposition of humour and drama works to heighten them both. That’s a style I admire and would like to do something similar in my own work.
I’m writing this now because, after five years, the story of LINT is complete. It’s sad, because I will miss reading it, but also wonderful. There is satisfaction in completion. Heaven knows I have experienced the frustration of webcomics that have ended half way through a story! And hopefully the author, Colby Purcell, will go on to create other things.