Charles Snippy finds himself lost and alone at the end of the world. He makes a wish for a friend and meets Zee Captain, an eccentric lunatic luminary, who drags him on an adventure through the eldritch, deadly, questionable and limitless post-apocalyptic world of tomorrow, a place where Goodness makes the rules and everything has purpose and passion.
~A post-apocalyptic, dark comedy webcomic that I've been working on since 2005 by myself at first and then with friends from all around the world.
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It was in the late 00's when I first stumbled upon the original version of RA. This was back in the hey day of DeviantArt (and Gaia Online) and all those classic sites where edgy anime nerds congregated and showed off their 9000 year old kitsune vampire original characters. It was a wild time back then. And nobody was really that trope savvy.
Then RA plowed through the scene with a level of passion I've never seen before. You can tell the team that worked with Vitaly on this humongous craft wanted to do something you'd never seen before. And that doesn't usually work out well. But Vitaly and his team proved that you can be innovative and still appeal to a lot of readers.
For me, the images pop with such vibrancy and creativity, it's surprising that they were done as photos using green screen. And I appreciate the length they went to take pictures around the world.
The story is good. Just read it for yourself and you'll be held for a long time.
Ze Captain and Snippy make for a wonderful duo. And the Grammar and style are smooth, snappy, and easy to read.
As someone whose read this before. It's treat to see this again with a modern update.
This is something I would usually call chaotic. With all the art being shoved in the readers faces, I will instead call it an chaotic masterpiece. Honestly, there isn't much negative I can really say about this one. It's all interesting.
And again, the art is something that needs to mentioned. Its so high in quality that you wouldn't believe it. Would have given a full rating on that alone.
5/5. Loved it thoroughly. Nothing to point out as bad.
I've read this story once before, when it was originally posted to this site, and even back then it was already an amazing wild ride of a story helped by all its beautiful art illustrating it all, and it became better than it already was which is impressive.
For any readers already familiar with the previous version of the story, stop wasting time and go read this story now if you already arent. And for other readers i would also recommend to just start reading this weird tale, its just worth the read, if you need more convincing, go ahead and read the reviews for more information.
So as said up there, this story is a rewrite, the original was already amazing, and this is even more so, with all the extra content added filling out the story even more, and lots of added art.
The story features a rather varied cast, of humans as the main characters featured, and many other things outside of that, with each one of them having their own distinct quirky personality! With the likes of Snippy having the thankless job of being the grumbly ‘voice of reason’ in this wild band while having barely an idea whatever the hell is happening, basically being the normal person in this wild bunch, as far as one can be normal in all this weirdness, then there is Pilot, one of the hardest workers there are, with quite the jealousy towards a certain person… and a complete loyalty to the greatest of all, Zee Captain, who I cannot even start to describe. Lets just say Zee is MUCH more than what Zee initially seems to be.
Expect just damn about anything happening in this story, it basically goes no holds barred in how crazy and weird it will go! It is just completely a wild trip with lots of twists! It goes from simple post Apocalyptic survival, with a weird comedic tint which makes the story even better, to full on eldritch insanity later on. And the backstory is also freaking massive and confusing as there is hardly anything being explained, though there are hints from the very start, even in the art itself if you take a good look at it. As the story goes on, the backstory starts to make some sense as we get tidbits about the world and its past, but even with that it is very hard to get an accurate timeline of events, it is just so confusing yet makes sense at the same time!
Grammar is pretty much flawless, even in this rewritten version, and any present oddities with grammar are pretty much on purpose.
The story as a whole is pretty readable, even with how chaotic and messy it can get! Expect a gratuitous use of caps button, to the extent of entire chapters being capitalized. The style, well yeah, lots of different povs, though the swaps are well defined in general, and smooth also. Actually the entire story is more or less a smooth read, even with how helluva weird it can get, though do expect to get confused as a reader multiple times throughout the story. Though for the rest it is wonderfully told, And on the describing side… the author honestly does a good job at it, even if they aren’t required to since of the use of art in this story, to an extent I have rarely seen before, mostly in actual webcomics such as Erfworld, notably chapters are shorter than the standard for this site, with descriptions being mostly left to the art plus there being relatively few amounts of dialogue
The art bears mentioning, as it just adds greatly to the story as a whole, it all adds just so much to the overall reading experience, making this story truly a wondrous & bizarre read as it gives the reader an even better idea at how the world portrayed in the story is like. The author is absolutely very skilled at his art, having refined his skill to as perfect as he could make it, and yet also constantly improving on it all while having multiple kinds of art styles which do get used in this webcomic/webnovel mix, to maximum effect.
Plus with the rewrite the author has gone above and beyond with the art, adding a hell lot more art, making good use of AI art which is by its very nature of being weird already a good fit.
It may seem that this story is having rather quick releases, but thats mainly because there is such a huge backlog to pull from, once that is exhausted, releases likely will slow down massively, as it is hard to expect from a serial with art like this to have a webnovel type of release pace, that would be just unattainable! And having such quality, even if there is a slow release pace, is something im perfectly fine with myself!
One thing to note though is that this story did have the tendency to go on extended periods of hiatus between releases in its original version, but no telling if it will be the same now with the rewritten version.
So this rewrite is even better than the original was, certainly i am expecting to enjoy it even more thusly.
For any reader looking for an unique read, wait no more and just start reading this, it will be absolutely worth the time spent reading through it all.
I remembered reading this graphic novel a few years ago, and Its been fun reading this.
The Art :
First of all, oh boi the arts are great on this one... The amounts of various artworks are basically perfect for my laptop and phone wallpaper (lol)
The Story :
Welp, me loves post-apocalyptic setting. So it's a win for me
The Character :
The characters on this story are fun and goofy, me like every humours on this...
So yeah, that's all from me... Keep up the great work Owo)
Romantically Apocalyptic is a very very old webcomic that's been around for almost as long as I've been alive, and it's nothing but a treat to re-read with enhanced art. The art style and the mix of real-life photos to mix these beautiful pieces of artwork that have impressed me every single time and will be one of my favorite comics to visit even for just the artwork. The story is a bit complicated but I like it that way, it's extremely mysterious and every new character spices it up just a bit more. The grammar has very to no grammatical errors providing an easy read. The characters I adore, with every personality shining in their own ways that change a situation depending on who's around. I even used this webcomic for my English class and passed because of how well it fits into all the categories! I think my favorite characters have gotta be Engie and Snippy as my top two. I love Engie's design and his whole mad scientist-ish personality is awesome, and you don't see characters like him who pretty much got everyone around him killed while trying to do nothing but the good very often. I like Snippy because his whole scarastic sour attitude is always a funny comic relief in a mix with zee captain.
i have been following Vitaly's work for the past 10 years it feels like. and i keep comming back either to admire the art or to get reaquainted with the fun characters.
now with the re release, it is better than it ever has been. more lore, more story and MORE art!
i cannot understate how much i reccomend this series. do yourself a favor and read it.
I have been reading this comic since it began, nothing else is quite like it. The surreal imagery, the dystopian future cyberpunk storyline, the crazed protagonist and Zee Captain all mix to make one of my favourite web comics.
You have to see the images to believe it. Built from photographs of real people and locations and developed into the science fiction world which feels like it continues when you're not reading. I have re-read this so many times and always come back for any updates. Cannot praise this enough. Over the long time it has been online it has become a cult, I've even seen cosplay at Comic Conventions.
Guys THIS STORY IS SO GOOD!!! THE STORYLINE, THE ART, THE LORE, THE CHARACTERS!! I LOVE IT I LOVE RA!!! guys i just cant get over how hot the characters are i just cant okay, if you read this entire story you will understand okay, this is by far the BEST WEBCOMIC you will ever goddamn read, if you say otherwise your lying, you are lying and you know it 🤬!!111!! READ RA!!!
Overall Score: 10/10
This story follows the adventures of Charles Snippy, Dead Zone Tour Guide and the self proclaimed "Last Sane Human on Earth", and his attempts to survive in the barren wasteland covered in technological monstrosities that resulted from the near-extinction of the human race.
At least, that's how he sees it.
Luckily he's not the only survivor, although maybe it would be better for his sanity if he was. He joins up with Zee Captain, who seems undisturbed by the collapse of civilization and keeps going on about fairies, magic, and the like.
Style Score: 10/10
The art is one of the best parts of the story, almost every single panel makes for excellent computer wallpaper, they have a nice mix of realism and blurriness that I really like.
Story Score: 10/10
It reminds me of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, regularly dealing out laughs and nonsensical situations in ways that seem like they make perfect sense with the way they are explained
Grammar Score: 10/10
It has no unintentional spelling or grammar errors I can remember.
Character Score: 10/10
Each character is very unique and interesting in their own way, their personalities contrast with each other and interact in interesting ways.
Great comedy, Interesting Characters, Exellent art
For the best viewing experience, read on the authors website. RR suffices if you just want the dialogue, but the text is more than 1/half of less than 1/3rd of the story.
There's a reason googling "apocalyptic webcomic" shows multiple pictures of this series in the top 5 image results. Just saying.
The story is an indescribable blend of Alice in Wonderland, Dr Strangelove, The Twighlight Zone, Calvin and Hobbes, etc. Abandon hope all ye that seek plot. Nothing but ambience awaits. Although, perhaps, ambience and plot just might be one and the same.
If you're concerned about political stuff, dont be. This comic started long before the hyperpolarization of many issues. It is intended as a timeless psychedelic experience, not a cultural fad. It is not safe to view this series through a serious lens.