Witchy by Ariel Slamet Ries


Ariel Slamet Ries

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adventurous mysterious slow-paced

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In the witch kingdom Hyalin, the strength of your magic is determined by the length of your hair. Those that are strong enough are conscripted by the Witch Guard, who enforce the law in peacetime and protect the land during war. However, those with hair judged too long are pronounced enemies of the kingdom, and annihilated. This is called a witch burning.

Witchy is a comic about the young witch Nyneve, who is haunted by the death of her father and the threat the Witch Guard poses to her own life. When conscription rolls around, Nyneve has a choice to make; join the institution complicit in her father's death, or stand up for her ideals?

Witchy was nominated for the 2015 Ignatz for Outstanding Online Comic, the 2016 DINKy for Outstanding Web Comic, and the Danish "Pingprisen" for Best Online Series in 2017 and 2018.

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adventurous 96%
emotional 50%
hopeful 34%
mysterious 30%
funny 19%
inspiring 19%
dark 15%
challenging 11%
relaxing 11%
tense 7%
lighthearted 3%
reflective 3%
sad 3%


fast 56%
medium 44%

Strong character development?

Yes: 58% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 16% | N/A: 8%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 84% | It's complicated: 12% | N/A: 4%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters centre-stage?

Yes: 70% | It's complicated: 16% | N/A: 8% | No: 4%

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