WEBCOMIC WEDNESDAY REVIEW: Oops Comic Adventure

Creators: Cyndi Foster and Jeramy Hobz
Webcomic Link: Oops Comic Adventure

Summary: Oops Comic Adventure is the tale of a young boy, the titular character “Oops,” whose life as a street urchin is turned inside out. In a land where magic is heresy and the population is firmly under the foot of an oppressive regime, Oops discovers that there is more to himself than he can remember. Joined by his friend, Plague, a reanimated rat the size of a human child, Oops must discover his own mysterious origins while evading the agents of the king.

Story: Oops Comic Adventure has the classic sort of feel of a Saturday morning cartoon. It is zany and humorous with easy to follow plots and understandable characters sure to appeal to readers of any age. The reference humor spattered throughout might be a bit over some younger reader’s heads, but this is not a new problem for material geared for younger audiences. Speaking of said material, there is plenty of it thus far, with the dynamic duo of creators just now wrapping up Issue #5. One small critique is that, early on, the dialogue and narration is a bit awkward. The words are cumbersome and sometimes the grammar feels “off.” Thankfully, this improves over the course of the issues.

Art: Not unlike the story, Oops Comic Adventure has a distinct American cartoon vibe. I was reminded more than a little of shows like Animaniacs while reading through this webcomic. Early on, it is strictly black and white, and the text and lettering is a bit rough. But as the series progresses, more detail becomes apparent. Shading is added into the mix, and lettering (especially sound effects) improves drastically. The layouts of the pages are creative and varied from page one, something that is always nice to see. The poses and expressions of the characters, as well, are dynamic and entertaining.

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Conclusion: While Oops is obviously geared towards a younger audience, and that is the audience that I would recommend it to, that doesn’t mean even grumpy nihilists like myself can’t enjoy the classic vibe it brings to the table. If you want to get a comic for a kid, then you definitely can’t go wrong with this title. And if you want to read a comic for yourself, then you could definitely do worse.

One Comment

  • OuO! Thank you so much for this great thoughtful review. I can’t agree more with everything said.

    Webcomics is really an amazing field, where artists and writers can artistically experiment and push their own boundaries. With each new issue of Oops we keep finding the edge of our limitations and pushing it just a little bit more. I’m in a constant state of looking forward to the next issue to share these crazy ideas we’ve come up with. Thank you so much for the excellent review. It’s much appreciated. <3

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