Here I am, writing up another comic review after an eternity! It definitely feels amazing to get back into reading comics, and I have a ton I plan on sharing with you in the coming months. But, to kick things off, I have to introduce you to possibly the cutest comic I have ever seen: Korgi.
Created by Christian Slade, Korgi is exactly what it sounds like–it has corgi dogs in it. But they’re not your ordinary corgis. These creatures, who are called Korgis, grow up to be the size of horses, have magical abilities, and can breathe fire. The Korgis live in, where else, Korgi Hollow, which is a woodland area inhabited by Mollies, who are human-like forest folks. The Korgis help the Mollies, and are also their companions, which brings us to our protagonists: Ivy, a Mollie, and Sprout, her Korgi cub.
Sprout is an exceptionally curious little Korgi, and often finds mischief in the whimsical world they all live in. Because of this, Sprout and Ivy get into many misadventures in each volume of this series. Luckily, Ivy is a tough young Mollie, and it never hurts to have a fire-breathing Korgi by your side. They also have many friends who also help out in times of need, like Lump, who looks like a friendly, giant alligator-like dragon.
There are also many adversaries that Ivy and Sprout must face, including giant spiders, giants, and sometimes aliens!
One of the best parts about this series is that each story is told through beautiful black and white illustrations, and no words. While the thought of a wordless comic may turn some people off to this collection, you actually do not miss the dialogue. There is a bit of exposition given by a kindly toad at the beginning of each book, but that’s all you’re given. Then, these magical scenes take you away to Korgi Hollow.
As you can probably tell, I love this series. It’s extremely cute, the illustrations are incredible, and the stories are heartwarming. This is a series that’s perfect for all ages, so if you’re looking to get your child, young family members, or students into comics, this is a great gateway collection.
Life was meant to be lived nerdily, so what are you waiting for?