Lilith Dark


I love a good Walter Mitty story. And there have been some greats. Ralph Phillips from the old Warner Brothers cartoons, who dreamed up all sorts of adventures from everyday challenges. Hobbes very nature makes Calvin a Walter Mitty. I’ve even got one of my own just waiting to see the light of day.


Lilith Dark fights monsters. Or Beasties to be more accurate. Or at least, she pretends she does. Or daydreams she does. That’s the fun of these stories, the imaginary stories are so real, there is always the chance that might truly be. And with Lilith, it seems the Beasties in her brother Dewey’s sketch book may be very real. Lilith herself is a mystery. Her morals are questionable, but that may just be the selfish nature of the young.


Charles Dowd has an interesting publishing system, one that is becoming popular. He finishes an “issue” of Lilith and makes it available for sale before he begins publishing it online. Sort of the reverse of the standard put it online and then collect it in print system.


Charles’ art is unique. While it might be a little rough around the edge’s, it’s well suited to the adventures of a young girl. The beasties look just like the monsters a kid would design. The line work is a little busy for my tastes but it gives things a gritty feeling that plays well with the darker aspects of the story. The colours skew towards grey, again adding to the darker tone.



Lilith Dark is a great example of the sort of material you’re only going to find from independent, webcomic type creators. The kid friendly story of a daydreaming, monster fighting girl. Go catch up on Lilith Dark’s adventures today.

Chris Howard
Chris Howard

Chris Howard has been creating comics longer than he's been reading them. Introduced to home made comics by a grade school friend Chris was doomed from an early age. When said friend later opened a comic store, first out of his home and later a storefront, Chris got on the weekly comic shop ride and has never got off. He later returned to making home made comics during the 90's with the launch of Dressed For Success, and again in 2009 with the move to webcomics. When he's not immersed in comics he has a day job doing graphic design and IT, a night job as a children's librarian and a wife and son. He doesn't sleep much.

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