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

Archbishop of Captania and sovereign territories

Royal Writathon October 2022 winner
Word Count (16)
50 Reviews
2nd Anniversary
750 Review Upvotes
Royal Writathon April 2021 winner
Top List #3
Table of Contents
209 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. 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
203. Restarted ago
204. In which Charles discovers that he's naked ago
205. Appleseed ago
206. Paris ago
207. The Blue Room ago
208. Searching for my maker ago
209. Crashing ago

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A must read, but maybe not first

Reviewed at: 184. Breakfast

This story is too chaotic for me. I tried to read it twice before but stoped early on. After reading other stories of this universe though, I had so much questions and wild theories I had to get some answers. So I tried harder, until the introduction of Pilot. Then, the story is just so wild and interesting I couldn't stop. 

But I must say, I think it's way more interesting to read this story after at least one other (Technomagica is my favourite, and it allows for the most interesting theorising).

Anyway, you should read this most excellent masterpiece and its other constituents. 


I came across this webcomic a long time ago, I'm a completely different person now, but one thing I can say for sure is that no matter what age this comic will always be relevant.

This is the most unique comic book I've ever seen. The artwork, the characters, the plot, everything takes me back to my crazy childhood, when I was always making stuff up. 

The whole idea of a crazy and weird post-apocalypse reminds me of the Adventure Time series, weird as that may be. And Snippy is the last man, Finn the human of this Adventure Time, as you like. Who the other characters are - try to guess for yourself. It's just amazing!

So, as far as the drawings go? It's very realistic and beautiful, and the characters are models from real life, which is already very unusual. Overall I will say this, you are not ready for the style of this comic in a good way.

By the way, I was chatting on messenger with the author of this comic, a very interesting person. 

I won't beat around the bush for long, if you appreciate digital art, you'll love this comic. Start exploring the world of Capitania!

Old Man Cat

Amazing creative story with beautiful radiant art keeps you wanting to read more and more. Humorous, entertaining, engaging, a true pleasure to read. 

At times the story lapses into hilarious nonsensical asides, and at times follows an overarching insane and creative story that the Author takes places you can hardly imagine - Lovecraftian nightmares ironically put into visual medium. 

If you're at all interested in the postapocalyptic setting and comical stories and visuals, you'll love Romantically Apocalyptic!

Isa Bayfield

I find this highly entertaining and a very fresh approach on the appocalyptic world.

The marvellous graphics are a wonderful addition, I Never saw this combination of story telling and pictures before and a Love it.

So far, I got to meet Snippy, the Captain and -at least the head of- the pilot. I am really entertained very well.


Otherworldly Art and Story

Reviewed at: 179. Denial

Been following this comic for years, and it's just gotten better, the art is beutiful photo-realistic pieces, the story is well writen and beyond unique, the style is seriously one of a kind, and the characters are magnificent, they feel so real, literally my favorite comic ever, especially after the remake

Alik Aslanyan

A return of the Internet legend

Reviewed at: 178. Case Resolution

Romantically Apocalyptic is a tasteful mix of satire, comedy, sci-fi and pure madness.

Vitaly is very talented artist, who created his own little universe, drew handreads of outstandingly beautiful depictions of post apocalyptic world. All the while, being true to the spirit of his creation all this years.

New version of the story makes some things more clear, adds new illustrations, new characters and new layers of complexity .

As a bonus new version is set in the same Universe as Armorer and Technomagica (other Vitaly fictions)


What are you waiting for? Go down the rabbit hole and feel your application for citizenship of Captania!


I have been following this story from its days long gone and im so haply about the new content.

The writing has inproved and the drawing has as well. Absolute banger of a read if youre a fan of post apocalyptic stories and humour. Characters have great dialogue and distinct personalities. Their adventures are always leaving you at the edge of your seat or roaring with laughter. 10/10 world building.

Faceless Bastard

I am in Love with Romantically Apocalyptic

Reviewed at: 1: In which Charles gives up

Now I've been a follower of Romantically Apocalyptic for years now and I can say that I think I preferred it slightly in the webcomic format it had originally, though it's been transitioning to something more novel for a while with the journal entries. If anything my preference is merely from attachment to the one I experienced first.

The new style is probably better in many ways, being able to give more detail to the beautiful imagery like the journals were doing, but in a less intrusive style.

As for the story itself... It's a beautiful blend of madness and humour with surprisingly touching and awesome moments sprinkled in and subtle worldbuilding for a world that is truly unique (In at least as far as I have ever experienced)

The characters are all witty and play well off each other and the world. This story also does something that is not in itself unique, but is extremely impressive. Many things that seem nonsensical are in fact given ample explanations, you simply have to look for them and they might not be clear when they come up initially. 

This story is also super quotable although doing so may make you seem insane and may require a lot of explanation and even then sometimes it really doesn't make sense in context... Or at least doesn't seem to make sense initially.

Anyway I give this story all of the stars and recommend it to anyone especially if you're into witty, sardonic humor, beautiful imagery and science fiction.


I've been reading this comic on the original website for so long I literally do not remember a time that I did not read it. The story has been executed brilliantly and yet kept enough mistery to keep me hanging on. The characters are funny and excentric and the world seems like a place that could be a literal future. Can't wait to see where the characters and story end up going.


Whimsical Dystopian Sci-fi Grandeur

Reviewed at: 1: In which Charles gives up

A beautiful series of whimsical dystopian sci-fi artwork. The story is not as serious as some of the art may suggest, which is not at all a bad thing, it's easy to jump in on any page and enjoy the story and artwork without knowing what's going on. It's been a source of inspiration for my own storytelling before, and now an inspiration for drawing more lately.