Vaughan & Chiang's "Paper Girls" Builds a Familiar Yet Disconcerting World
All throughout May, I’ll spotlight a different webcomic. Like with the month of independent comics and the month of LGBT comics, I figure I will let you webcomic creators out there suggest your comic for spotlight during this month. So if you want me to spotlight your comic, drop me a line at email@example.com!
Today we look at Joshua Hauke’s Tales of the Brothers Three, an enjoyable all-ages comic about, surprisingly enough, three brothers (and their wacky misadventures).
The brothers are Keith, Wayne and Dougie.
Keith is the oldest, but he acts a lot older than that. He is very uptight.
Wayne is the middle brother. He is wild and crazy and carries around a stuffed monster doll that comes to life at night!!
Dougie is the youngest. He is the most impressionable of the three.
Here, we see Wayne introduce his monster, Mook, to Dougie…
The strips are often narrated by the moose whose head is mounted on a wall in the house.
Here is an example of the sort of extended stories that Hauke does (note: I shrunk all the images to fit our blog screen – do note that Hauke’s actual strips are much bigger)…
The parents of the boys are almost as wacky as their kids!
Here’s their Dad telling them the “truth” about mustaches…
And her is their Mom making Thanksgiving more lively…
Finally, here is a more recent strip (from a couple of weeks ago)…
As you can see, these are nice, fun comic strips that are enjoyable for any age. It is always good to see kid-friendly strips that can be worthwhile for adults to read, as well.
Hauke’s two-year anniversary of the strip (which updates weekly) is coming up very soon, so be sure to check out the archive before then!
Here is the archive.
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