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2018-07-10

July 10th Update!

Page 398 is up! (And if you're a patron, you can check out the next 4 pages too!)

This week, let me tell you about...

SpiderForest

I joined this webcomic collective a few years ago, and I'm glad that I did!

It's a great place to discover new comics, chat with creators, and pick up useful advice on how to improve your craft. (My own comic-making process has benefitted greatly from the insights I've found on the SF forum.)

It's a lovely community, full of excellent comics and (most importantly) excellent comic creators. Every interaction I've had with other collective members has been very positive.

A forest full of spiders might sound scary, but fear not! These spiderfriends are very welcoming and supportive.

And guess what?

If you make a webcomic that you think would be a good fit, and you'd like to be part of a fun and friendly community, please feel free to apply. ♥

Joiiiiin usssss.

Is there anything you'd like to recommend? Feel free to tell me about it on the forum!


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Adhemlenei: Fantasy Artwork
Adhemlenei

The blog and art gallery of one of True Magic's long-time readers, Zela (a.k.a. Illinia). There's a ton of art and writing to browse, as well as two(!) ongoing fantasy webcomics. Good fun. Go see!




2018-07-03

July 3rd Update!

Page 397 is up! (And if you're a patron, you can check out the next 4 pages too!)

This week, let me tell you about...

Peter Hollens

You might already be familiar with this singer, but if not... let me fix that for you!

Peter creates lovely acapella covers of all kinds of fun songs — from We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together to its medieval equivalent, Scarborough Fair. If you like beautiful melodic music, you will love his channel.

(Note: He often adds a nice cheerful message to his viewers at the end of each video... which can act like an unintentional jump-scare if you're not expecting it. XD Careful.)

Here are a few of my favorites:

Greensleeves, feat. Tim Foust (One of my favorite folk songs, sung by not one but two wonderful voices. They work so well together!)

Misty Mountains (An excellent extended cover of the dwarves' song from The Hobbit. A great demonstration of this guy's amazing range.)

Loch Lomond (Truly gorgeous. ♥ The first time I watched this, with the volume turned up, the sudden outro startled the daylights out of me and left my heart racing for about a minute afterward. Totally worth it, though.)

Is there anything you'd like to recommend? Feel free to tell me about it on the forum!



2018-06-26

June 26th Update!

Page 396 is up! (And if you're a patron, you can check out the next 4 pages too... up through Page 400!)

This week, let me tell you about...

Jonathan Young

Have you had enough metal yet? ...Never mind, silly question. Obviously there's no such thing.

MOAR METAL.

Cheers to forum member ohthatone for recommending this guy! Jonathan has an amazing voice, and he puts it to good use covering Disney songs, pop/rock music, and the occasional video game theme.

I just spent about half a day binge-listening my way through his channel, and it made my drawing work a lot more fun, let me tell you.

Here are a few of my favorites so far:

Stayin' Alive (Heck yeah, Bee Gees power metal!)

Arabian Nights (More sinister-sounding, and I daresay considerably more awesome, than the original.)

Phantom of the Opera (An epic duet featuring an equally-awesome guest singer. Listen to those high notes!)

Is there anything you'd like to recommend? Feel free to tell me about it on the forum!



2018-06-19

June 19th Update!

Page 395 is up! (And if you're a patron, you can check out the next 4 pages too!)

This week, let me tell you about...

Davie504

Last week we met some fine metal. Now it's time to meet bass! This guy demonstrates that pretty much any song you care to name sounds 56% cooler when expertly played on an electric bass guitar.

Aside from covering lots of great popular and classic songs, he also infuses plenty of fun and whimsy into his videos, taking requests and challenges from his audience, and generally meme-ing it up (all the while still making awesome music).

Here are a few of my favorites:

Nyan Cat Meets Bass (Okay, I'll admit, maybe I like this song a little too much.)

Spooky Scary Skeletons Meets Bass (Actually more groovy than spooky.)

Fretless Bass Solo (So smoooooth...)

Is there anything you'd like to recommend? Feel free to tell me about it on the forum!



2018-06-12

June 12th Update!

Page 394 is up! (And if you're a patron, you can check out the next 3 pages too!)

This week, let me tell you about...

331Erock

On the subject of excellent guitarists, here's one of the best. You may have already heard of him, but if not, let me tell you: You are in for a treat!

He makes amazing metal guitar covers of game music, classical music, pop music, classic rock, movie themes... you name it, he can make it AWESOMELY METAL.

Also, I just love how happy this dude looks when he's playing. Even if I'm not familiar with a particular song, seeing a new video from him always brightens my day.

Check out a few examples (and then, most likely, the entire rest of his channel):

Nyan Cat Meets Metal (The rainbow pop-tart space-cat has never sounded so epic.)

Prince of Persia Meets Metal (I adore Sands of Time and its soundtrack. So many nostalgic feels here!)

The Diva Dance (from The Fifth Element) Meets Metal (*swoons*)

Is there anything you'd like to recommend? Feel free to tell me about it on the forum!




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