Monday, November 3, 2014


Widdershins: A Penny Dreadful Review

            Here’s a delightful webcomic about magic – both stage magic and real magic. In this version of Victorian England, there are both, you see, and magic vies with mechanisms for dominance. In Widdershins, by Kate Ashwin, anything can happen!
            There’s Sidney Malik, a hapless, accident-prone wizard and street musician with an embarrassing curse and a talent for getting into trouble. There’s Harriet “Harry” Barber, a gruff, redheaded bounty hunter with a magic-sniffing dog. There’s Mal, an illiterate ruffian with the ability to see magical constructs, and Wolfe, a German violinist with unfailing optimism and a kind heart. You will love each and every one of them.
            You won’t be able to get enough of the marvelous, lively characters in this comic. They are all fascinating, memorable, and unique. You will wait on tenterhooks for their next appearance, for the next revelation about their past, for their next adventure. And they do have such adventures!
I can’t wait to find out what happens next. I shall check back on this comic regularly.
            I give this webcomic five gears out of five. It updates Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and you can find it here: I highly recommend taking a peek.

Your Correspondent From The Aethernet,

Penny J. Merriweather

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