Webcomics: Anders Loves Maria comes to an end

Rene Engström has wrapped up her webcomic Anders Loves Maria.

After working on the series nearly three and a half years, Engström concluded this wonderful, compelling strip with an ending she wrote three years ago.

Clearly Engström new how she wanted to finish, it was just a matter of winding and weaving her tale of the relationship between Anders and Maria, a confounding and thrilling roller coaster ride, to that point. Engströms ability to delve into the complex human relationships, and give these characters a clear and real voice, was her real strength, all while she grew as an artist, developing her fluid, clean line.

Gary Tyrrell, over at Fleen, has written a lovely goodbye to the series.

While we don’t write a lot news related to webcomics by Canadians, that doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot going on out there. We have a list of well over 100 series being worked on by Canadian creators, with many more yet-to-be-identified series out there.

The professional comic book artists seem to get a lot of buzz, but there are a wide variety of series out there ranging from amateur having fun to polished, money makers to internet superstars. From comedy to drama, sci-fi to horror, and even the odd sexually charged strip. Webcomic creators are a growing and vibrant group, so have a look at what’s out there, and if you’d like to write a review of a particular series, get in touch with us at robert@joeshusterawards.com.