Romantically Apocalyptic Webcomic

Romantically Apocalyptic Webcomic

by Vitaly S Alexius

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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Vitaly S Alexius

Vitaly S Alexius

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202 Chapters
Chapter Name Release Date
1: In which Charles gives up ago
2. In which Charles makes a friend whom he fails to define properly ago
3: In which Charles enjoys a relaxing song ago
4. In which Charles asks the wrong sort of questions ago
5. In which Charles finds a lovely, compact home ago
6. In which Charles makes a bad first impression ago
7. In which Charles narrates things into his tooth ago
8. In which Charles learns to appreciate beauty ago
9. In which Charles is oggled ago
10. In which Charles is rated ago
11. In which Charles is accused of theft ago
12. In which Charles is issued a new weapon ago
13. In which Charles is offered citizenship ago
14. In which Charles defends himself ago
15. In which Charles finds himself wanting ago
16. In which Charles outsmarts everyone ago
17. In which Charles meets something he can't ignore ago
18. Rememberances [ I ] ago
19. Rememberances [ II ] ago
20. In which Charles has a bad dream ago
21. In which Charles is put on hold ago
22. Tunnel letter ago
23. In which Charles gets another job ago
24. In which Charles invests in mobility ago
25. In which Charles discovers the Pilot's game ago
26. In which Charles fights against bells ago
27. In which Charles fails to appreciate carols ago
28. In which Charles doesn't understand the purpose of gift-giving ago
29. In which Charles awakens at the bottom of the sea ago
30. In which Charles almost loses his sock ago
31. In which Charles is innatentive ago
32. In which Charles raids shipping containers ago
33. In which Charles finds something that he wasn't looking for ago
34. In which Charles goes on a date to the Cinema ago
35. In which Charles is denied a drink ago
36. In which Charles contemplates public transit ago
37. Left Behind [ I ] ago
38. Left Behind [ II ] ago
39. Children of the Station [ I ] ago
40. Children of the Station [ II ] ago
41. Children of the Station [ III ] ago
42. Children of the Station [ IV ] ago
43. Children of the Station [ V ] ago
44. Catching up [ I ] ago
45. Catching up [ II ] ago
46. In which I am ambushed ago
47. In which I am bothered ago
48. Of Bench and Men ago
49. In which I enjoy lunch but not all of the present company ago
50. Rubix Cube ago
51. In which I try to explain things but Charles refuses to listen ago
52. Traffic lights ago
53. Pineapples ago
54. In which Charles doesn't get to go to Candy Mountain ago
55. In which Charles celebrates the Day of Rememberances ago
56. Fairies [ I ] ago
57. Fairies [ II ] ago
58. Death World ago
59. In which Charles and his things are evaluated ago
60. In which Charles declares independence ago
61. In which I compose a precognitive poem for Snippy ago
62. Diabolus Ex Machina ago
63. Dissection ago
64. The candle ago
65. Deep thoughts ago
66. In which princess Charles is rescued but he's not grateful ago
67. Of bombs ago
68. In which I stress about reductions and discover the culprit behind them ago
69. In which Charles doesn't want to sell his shoe ago
70. In which I treat myself at the mall ago
71. In which Charles picks up the phone ago
72. Eyes of the city [ I ] ago
73. Eyes of the city [ II ] ago
74. Eyes of the city [ III ] ago
75. The scooter ago
76. In which Charles dreams about showers ago
77. The Order of Dillon ago
78. In which Charles is made a tantalizing offer ago
79. Relaxing ago
80. In which Charles hangs on ago
81. Mirrors ago
82. In which I gracefully ponder things ago
83. In which Charles has a heated discussion ago
84. Rejection ago
85. Thoughts of the flesh ago
86. Cool guys don't look at... ago
87. In which Charles congratulates himself ago
88. Running man ago
89. In which my plotting comes to fruition ago
90. In which Charles fails to appreciate his new best friend ago
91. In which I am charged ago
92. Unbunkered ago
93. Spooderyness ago
94. Flying machine ago
95. In which I have to let go of Charles ago
96. In which Charles thinks about food ago
97. In which Charles wakes up... ago
98. ...in another place in time ago
99. Sushification ago
100. The Infomatic parable ago
101. Questings ago
102. A note ago
103. Apologies ago
104. In which Charles enjoys the sky ago
105. In which Charles enjoys the deep sea ago
106. In which Charles discovers food ago
107. The Seed of Life ago
108. In which Charles attacks a sandwich ago
109. Life and Death ago
110. Tag ago
111. Reintegration ago
112. In which Charles orders a coffee ago
113. Fireworks ago
114. Temporal Disruption ago
115. Catted ago
116. Apotheosis of Technogenesis ago
117. Fashion ago
118. Resume ago
119. Shoes! ago
120. Signs of life ago
121. Carriers ago
122. Boxes ago
123. Fridge collector ago
124. Fridays ago
125. In which I hunt butterflies ago
126. Snow ago
127. Duplication ago
128. Plumbery ago
129. Stalkery ago
130. In which Snippy visually examines the mug ago
131. Cleaning my room ago
132. Do not the mug ago
133. In which Charles finds a ladybug ago
134. In which Charles is offered a job ago
135. In which Charles scares Pilot ago
136. In which Charles overhears things ago
137. In which Charles is followed ago
138. Helpfullness ago
139. In which Charles is acting most rudely ago
140. In which Charles threatens my bestie ago
141. In which Charles is accused of being me ago
142. In which Charles is concentrated ago
143. In which Charles sees everything ago
144. In which Charles is goes on vacation ago
145. In which Charles discovers a chilling mystery ago
146. Primogenitor ago
147. Amber of Snippy ago
148. The Mod ago
149. The Word ago
150. Chalice knights ago
151. In which Charles appeals to the Holy Grail ago
152. Black hole princess ago
153. Rude awakening ago
154. Falling ago
155. Grounded ago
156. Alexander and the ghost ago
157. The tower ago
158. The bucketed ago
159. Purpose ago
160. Winter wrap up ago
161. Filing complaints ago
162. Acceptance ago
163. Bothered ago
164. Red panda ago
165. Yesterday ago
166. Made of meat ago
167. Enticing offers ago
168. Passionate solution ago
169. The searcher ago
170. The Hunt ago
171. In which Charles denies his termination ago
172. A Refreshing Morning ago
173. The fall ago
174. A smashing time ago
175. The detective and his bird ago
176. Liquid intake ago
177. Sleeping on the job ago
178. Case Resolution ago
179. Denial ago
180. Delayed ago
181. Moist ago
182. The Inception Committee ago
183. Preserved ago
184. Breakfast ago
185. Guesses ago
186. Doctor ago
187. Hugs ago
188. Accolades ago
189. Sunshine ago
190. Evolution Ponderings ago
191. Supercenter ago
192. Chains ago
193. Shutdown ago
194. Lifey & Stalky I ago
195. Lifey & Stalky II ago
196. TreEvolution ago
197. In which Charles attempts to make a Utopia ago
198. Dreams of the firstborn ago
199. Flying Boat ago
200. Skybound ago
201. Cash Cab ago
202. Socklandia ago

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NobleTalon
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This deserves five stars just for the gag of this weird fellow chanting Alouette, gentille alouette. Also, as a french native myself, I have to admit we often say 'Ze' instead of 'The' lmao.

Joke aside, I literally loved the art and colorful style of these beautiful images. They are the perfect mix between detailed photos, and artistic representations of this not-so-dark world. This original style is refreshing, even today in 2022.

If this collaborative work was an actual webcomic with boxes and dialogue bubbles, this would be a massive hit. I'm sad I found this hidden gem just today, more than fifteen years after its creation.

I'll most likely finish reading it tomorrow, but I couldn't go to sleep without leaving this treasure 5 stars.

Xjackieism
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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!!! 

thombro
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Despite the Title, This Isn't a Romance Story

Reviewed at: 196. TreEvolution

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

Excellent storytelling.

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.

 

TL:DR

Great comedy, Interesting Characters, Exellent art

RedPine
Overall

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.

ZedManul
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This webcomic has my favourite worldbuilding in all media i know. Found this years ago, and it persists as the top spot, even if i found some other amazing works in the meantime. Not to mention that Vitaly constantly updates and tweaks what is already there. For example, it used to have some pacing issues, which were neatly ironed out!
TL;DR: R E A D  T H I S

 

 

sektorsnok
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A great story I read a few years ago. Then there was a long break. Now, having accidentally met a mention on the Internet, I decided to reread it. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the author improves old images.

An interesting original story and atmosphere makes Romantically Apocalyptic an exciting adventure. The images visualize the environment of this world and its characters well. The characters are amazing and unusual, it's interesting to follow them.

The comic I can recommend is 5/5

FriendQwerty
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Quite literally love at first sight. I was introduced to this by a relative of mine (Whom I am eternally grateful for) in a birthday party. 

Ever since that day, I've been hooked on it. I was particularly fond of Charles Snippy, who remains to be my favorite character in this, and I quickly came to like everything this story offered. Fast forward and we have an electronic device and internet access. Eventually, I found out the name of this webcomic and experienced a rush of nostalgia.

There he was! Charles Snippy in all his glory! 

As mentioned before, Charles is really what drew me into this work but I stayed for the rest of the crew, the story, and the art.

I personally found that the story does get a bit confusing at times, but that might just be a me thing since English isn't my first language. Usually what I can't figure out on my own will be cleared up by someone else on the internet, which I am grateful for.

The character dialogues and the written bits are honestly so much fun to read. From my perspective, everything is written well and there are usually little to no grammatical errors from what I can tell. There will be occasional ones but it’s clear that these “errors” aren’t errors, but rather devices used to further a character’s speech pattern and dialogue and their overall understanding of the world around them (like with Pilot).

The characters really are what drives this story home for me. Getting diverse characters with seemingly ranging sanity levels and different perspectives really helps me grasp what is going on in this world.   These different points of view fit perfectly into one puzzle and it also serves to help further the story. And the way these characters interact with each other is often comical yet consistent with what we know of a certain character. I absolutely love the characters, and their designs are unique yet fitting to them. Let me tell you, Charles is great. He's as confused as the reader is and slowly begins to somewhat adjust just as the reader does as well. I think it's a clever way to introduce the reader to the story and the world of ROMAC.

I found myself entranced with the grand backgrounds and artwork that truly help the reader feel a certain way and understand the atmosphere and setting of the story. Gosh, the art in this is just great. The backgrounds play a very important role in this story. They do a great job at showing the reader what the world is like instead of simply telling them.

One of the major reasons why I'm still sticking to this piece is because of the emotional impact it has left on me. If I ever felt very down, I would have this as a way to comfort and ground me. This is so ingrained into me that I'll just gravitate towards it whenever I feel negative. 

I'm glad I was introduced to this piece, and I'm glad that it's still prevalent in my life.

alter_sky
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A Binge-worthy Re-read

Reviewed at: 186. Doctor

Back in 2012, a friend of mine recommended the original comic and I set a course to read it all. About 2014 I fell of the path, and after a few years I suddenly thought "hmm, I wonder where the story went after I stopped reading". 
To my surprise, after several years and a site change, the 'new and improved' RA just seemed to get better and better the more I read. There's more story and dialogue than there was in the original, and the characters seem to be more fleshed out that what I remembered. 
I'm always blown away by the art, the story telling, and I'm enjoying the addition of characters, as well as how each chapter is told from different points of view.
Glad to be back on track with reading this majestic comic! Excited to see what shenanigans our beloved Captain and the rest of the group get up to down the road.

RabidMikki
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I have been in love with this since day one.  

It's my happy place 🤩

...which, in retrospect, might perhaps should be concerning to me, but I refuse to be concerned about such things. 

So, read and get lost in this gorgeous, confusing, funny, post-apocalypse place with me.  We can be besties.  Hands off my coffee mug. 

MaoTheArtist
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(Review Addition: (09/01/2022))

I have initially read a majority of the comic on the original website.

As a small addition to this review, take deep care into the note that this is filled with comedy and satire, what you see and get twists and turns. Cohesiveness of the narrative is solely based on how much you want to read into it. I'd say the best approach for this piece is to enjoy the experience rather than expect a handed out narrative. It's a community project that pulls at various parts and it's artistry alone is a beautiful level of merit. If you don't take everything super seriously it's an enjoyable time. 

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(This review section was initially created 10/14/2020)

I got introduced to this comic through a haphazard chance of the various videos on the internet. The imagery of a strange creature amidst the fogs of barren wasteland was enough to inquire, what is this? Is there more? And to my delight there was. The style of Romantically Apocalyptic is rich and astonishing in visual care and detail. The amount of work to create each page is delicate and down to every corner of its creation, mixing in methods of real like photography, composition editing, and digital 3D additions. As a 3D Artist myself it is an inspiration to hold with care, as I have not seen many other artists use these methods for a comic before.

As for the narrative, it is a delightfully chaotic comedy with much reason! It is themed off of the remains of a world that have lost a sense of form and encapture that beautifully. The worldbuilding is sprinkled throughout the various humored scenes of character dilemma and interaction. The more you accept it's illogical scenarios, the more joy you have as you venture further down when it begins to elaborate on those same issues. Who says a comedy can't be intricate? This is exactly that. 

The Grammar and structure of the readings are paced nicely, attributing creatively colored text for emphasis on character and their dictations. This becomes an important note as the point of view will change depending on the subject in focus. As long as you are paying attention, there's very few moments of being lost (at least as long as it was not intentionally lost to begin with). 

My absolute favorite aspect is the characters of this narrative, of which I enjoyed everyone in detail. They are always intriguing and unique in their reactions to each other, contrasting perspectives, and goals in life. Navigating this world wouldn't have the same feeling without them, and it provides the comedic moments that make me smile on every page. They have a very nice character development arc as we continue further into the story, so I highly suggest giving it a decent read in to enjoy these developments fully. 

In simplicity, if you are one to embrace chaos with open arms in a world that's falling apart around you with no sense of reason, this is definitely a great read for you.