Skin Deep is a Pretty Cool Webcomic by Kory Bing! It updates once a week, on Mondays.
Unknown to most humans, mythical creatures really do exist; either hidden away in secret communities called “Avalons,” or disguised as humans with the help of magical medallions. And when college student Michelle Jocasta comes across one of these medallions, she is thrust into this hidden world as her heritage is revealed. For Michelle’s late father was a sphinx - a race of creatures long believed to be extinct.
Luckily, Michelle isn’t alone; her friends Merial, Greg, and Jim are all mythical creatures as well, and help her learn more about this new world and why she now has various nefarious forces on her (literal and figurative) tail. As more of this fantastic other world is explored, it begs the question of why demons are after Michelle… and who is trying to revive the war between sphinxes and dragons…
Do you love mythology? So do I, and Skin Deep is packed full of it! The interpretations of the various creatures and concepts are always fun to see, and the fact that this huge community is kept a secret is justified well. There’s also been mention and use of creatures from sources other than the UK which is a nice change of pace.
The comic has been focused more on building the world and characters than the main plot, but it’s rich enough to be enjoyable nonetheless and there are some genuinely great moments. If you love mythology and magical creatures, mixed in with a coming-of-age tale and a really rad bugbear design, then give Skin Deep a read!
Skin Deep features some violence and is suitable for teens and up.
Thank you so much for the wonderful review! I’m blushing a lot over here.