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Review: Nameless

Nameless is a very, very new webcomic up on the interwebs about a young girl(?) named Cameron, of course she doesn't learn that until page ten. Turns out, she doesn’t know much of anything about herself or where she came from, or even why she woke up in a pool of, and I quote liberally, “A kiddie pool of black snot.” Gotta love writing, always gives you such wonderful descriptors. Moving on.

So Cameron looks around, finds a mysterious hatch in the ocean of sludge, and does what any sensible person would do, opens it and goes down, only to find a strange cosmic dog (cog? dosmic?) who is equally confused on who or what he is. Oddly enough, he is the one who knows Cameron’s name. What a strange situation they find themselves in huh?

Nameless is a very interesting comic despite it’s few pages and sporadic update schedule. The character designs have a unique charm that I have never really encountered before. If I had to call it something I’d call it solidly cartoony. Doesn’t make much sense I know, but that’s just the feeling it gives me. The art is obviously not realistic, but the dimensions of the characters and the anatomy is wonderful and spot on. They have great proportions, yet they are obviously stylized in the creators personal art style. So solidly cartoony. Live with it, it is now a thing.

Not much to say about the story just yet, since there are only twenty-six pages, but what can be said is “fascinating.” This world is simply fascinating. Each time a hatch is opened it seems to take the characters through some sort of pocket dimension, only for them to find the next hatch and repeat to infinity. Not to mention the character of Nameless, the cog/dosmic, who we still haven’t learned even his name. It draws you in on pure curiosity almost like Alice and the white rabbit. You want to chase after your questions and have them answered.

So, if you want to go down this rabbit hole, be my guest, because I intend to join you.

And, as always, I hope you enjoy as much as I do.