Comics writer and artist David Baillie has just launched a new anthology strip on Webtoons called Paraverse.
The short three-part anthology comic offers some great allegorical tales, introduced by an odd host, best read on mobile rather than desktop devices.
“I had a lot of fun making it and I really hope you like it,” says David, who’s perhaps best known for his work on Red Thorn, 2000AD and Heavy Metal.
The stories – “Goldie”, “Cogs” and “The Cocoon Dream” are tremendous fun, each with a different theme – and you can read all of them here.
The team at WebToons started a whole new way to create stories and opened it up to anyone with a story to tell. The platform is now home to thousands of creator-owned content with amazing, diverse visions from all over the world.
Get in on the latest original romance, comedy, action, fantasy, horror, and more from big names and big names to be – made just for WebToons, available anywhere, anytime, and always for free.
Do note that for some reason, when new users check out a Webtoon strip it asks for your age, and then usually plonks you back at the WebToons homepage, rather the comic you actually clicked on, “which I know is infuriating!” notes David.
It means you’ll have to click the link again after entering your Date of Birth, but it’s worth persevering… or should that be paraversing?
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.