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A Month of Webcomics – Holiday Wars

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 bcronin@comicbookresources.com!

Today we look at an entertaining adventure series about what would happen if the Easter Bunny decided to go to war with the other holidays in a little webcomic called, appropriately enough, Holiday Wars. A young teen girl finds herself suddenly the key figure in this war and her adventures after discovering her role is the main narrative focus of the series. The strip is written by Scott King, penciled by Michael Odom, inked by Arturo Said and colored by Giuseppe Pica.

We are introduced to the conflict early on with a disturbing torture scene between the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus…

Sixteen years later, we learn where Santa Claus sent the Holiday Spirit. A newborn, who is now an awkward teenager…

King spends a goodly amount of time introducing us to young Tegan and her personality. Then, her school is attacked by some sort of mutant chicken type creature who kills her school’s coach. A new kid helps her escape, but there seems to be something odd about this new kid…

And that’s basically the set-up of the strip right there. A war between Gaia and the “good” holidays and the Easter Bunny and the holidays that have joined forces with him, including April Fool’s Day.

It is an engaging adventure strip with strong, personality-infused artwork by Odom and Said. The colors by Pica really pop, as well. King really seems to have a great foundation for a long-running series here.

You can check out the strip right here.

3 Comments

Thanks for the awesome plug!

We launched the comic last summer and just hit the half-way point for Volume 1, so it’s a great time for new readers. We got enough of an archive for someone to sink their teeth into and get a real feel for the comic but not too much of an archive that it’s intimidating.

The main storyline of the strip updates M,W, & F and on Thursdays we do side stories with guest artists that focus on the supporting cast.

Has Odom done any published work? Because that is some lovely cartooning. The writing’s not too shabby either. I’m bookmarking this one.

Hey Cass,

You can checkout Michael’s deviantART page to see more of his work:
http://swimming-bird.deviantart.com/gallery/

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