Dreamless

Dreamless

Sarah Ellerton and Bobby Crosby

2009-2010

Semi-regular

Normally I absolutely abhor romantic webcomics. They tend toward the idiotic, saccharine plot lines that make me want to kill orphaned kittens just to wash the taste out of my mind. However, I tolerated Dreamless enough to read through it, and while it did follow the expected  “OMG I WUB YOU” line, it wasn’t bad. Why? Because it actually threw a bit of a wrench in the works. You see, the main characters are an American woman and a Japanese man who have been tied together since birth. You see, when one of the two goes to sleep, s/he can see through the other’s eyes. They live their lives knowing that the other person is there, holding conversations, and eventually love blossoms. Yeah, I know, blah blah blah “I wuv to wuv” kind of crap. It’s not even done well crap, alas. But the whole “seeing through another’s eyes” is enough to read it for a bit, probably not to keep you coming back, however.

The art is pretty good, however. It’s done in a nice, brush-painted style, with fairly detailed characters and pretty good backdrops.

Like I said, it’s a bad comic that’s saved by a gimmicky plot point. You might not care enough to keep reading it, but if you like the mushy gushy stuff, then here you go.

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