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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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. ...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
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 brilliant comic and legendary story.

Reviewed at: 134. In which Charles is offered a job

I discovered this comic in 2012 in a computer lab of a school and instantly got hooked on the weirdness of it all. This is a bizzarely unique story with amazing art to complement it leading to a unique experience. The characters have their own backstories and motivations that drive them from one plot point to the next that range from trying to survive to utterly nonsensicle at times but keep you invested. 

This story has been years in the making and looks like it can go on for many more years and some panels are downright desktop wallpaper worthy due to the sheer style and detail brimming with awesomeness. Going into joining Snippy on his journey, I could've never guessed where it could take him and how things tend to seem odd at first, but tie together in a way that perfectly makes sense later.

The art itself is on another level, capturing emotion and detail to create realistic environments, but isn't afraid to mix it up when it benefits the story, which with a story as wild as this one can only heighten moments from serious to downright nonsense.

Thank you Vitaly and team for creating what I can call, without a doubt, a masterpiece. And if you're a reader looking at reviews to decide whether you should read it or not, please do yourself a favor and dive in instead of putting it off. This is a ride you don't want to miss.

Crys Danashj
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Honestly, I don't remember when I stumbled across Romantically Apocalyptic (2011? Maybe?), but boy howdy am I glad I did.

The art and colours are very excellent braincandy for those that like the vibrant pop of colour against the sometimes bleak, apocalyptic backgrounds and the blending of photography, painting, and image generation is gorgeous.

The characters are a lovely group. Zee Captain is a delightfully mad being of Pure Chaos, and Snippy eternally tired. Pilot is frighteningly loyal and terribly silly... Engie is. Well. Engie. Bit nervous, that one.

The story is all sorts of chaos and fun, but looking past the wacky shenanigans, there's a deep world of lore to sink into. Who are these four randos trapped in the post apocalypse? What do you mean [REDACTED] was made [REDACTED] on purpose? 

The journals add so much depth to the story as a whole, and they're very well written. Plus, the choice of tunes paired to some of them really makes the mood. 

Romantically Apocalyptic is a feast for... most of the senses. If you start tasting pineapple on a semi-permanent basis, or you feel like your face has gone missing, things have gone awry. Please try again. 

Over all, 10/10, would recommend. Set aside a day or three and go to town. 

MindtheAnomalies
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I read the old version of Rom.Ac on the original site some months ago, and when I realised it had reached a standstill it felt uncomplete. The characters are unusual but prod at one's curiosity the longer it goes on, and the environment and plotline are something else entirely that reminds me of some of the Diskworld novels!

The way the art is created is amazing and puzzling at the same time, it makes more sense that an AI had created most of the backgrounds, the art and possibly some of the story; I look forward to seeing where this tale leads to and where it shall end, if ever!

mcarthurart
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This is one of the better web comics out there: the art quality, the humor, the story are all top notch.  It pushes the boundaries of what a web comic can be with music and blogging.  Everything about this web comic is imaginative.  The humor is quite silly at times.  I highly recommend it.

SpaceKittyKat
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To put it shortly – the story is very amusing. It is more then a typical post-apocalyptic story that other would expect. There are space wizards, a tetra virus judge, a funny pinapple, etc. All living in an insane (in a fun way) world. I‘ve started reading Romantically Apocalyptic a while ago on rom.ac and with all the mind boggling and weirdly cool things happening in the story it became my escape from reality. I hope new readers will have the same enjoyment reading RA as much as I did.

aWildAsianNamedDucky
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First off this isnt a book, its a comic!

This is only a temp review until I catch up to moah chaps/episodes. This is a fun comic, confusing at times but it's like the show Archer but in comic form and if everyone was Krieger dialed up. If you looking for something with levity and wanting to look at GREAT art set in a trippy post-apocalyptic radioactive wasteland this is for you. 

PS I really like Pilot.

Krouzerr
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Honestly, this entire thing is a masterpiece, been reading for a while now, the details added to the art and colours just gives me an unexplainable feeling. 
It helped me get crazy inspirations for drawings and much more!

I've read a lot of fictions but this one really seems to peak my interest the most, the characters are well created and so is the lore!
without a doubt would suggest it to my friends. 
 KEEP THE WORK UP! <3

Marvolo Marvolo
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As a writer myself, I first stumbled into the tiny piece of masterpiece while juggling around the internet for a past-time... and it was quite an inspirational punch in the face during those early days. Fell in love with the overall design and apocalyptic environment, as well (and obviously) with the buttfuck crazy assemble of characters.

STYLE - I remember back in the day when I saw some BTS pictures of RA with the actors wearing the character's clothes and a green screen behind, with the author explaining he had an almost-infinite chest of apocalyptic background screen. I found that was very neat... I also love how the series shifts into artwork, 3d and real life people sometimes. It gives the narrative this natural fluidity and kinda surprises you from time to time. Sometimes it looks like an anime, sometimes it looks like a psychodelic videolog. It's a great part of its charm.

STORY - Perhaps the aspect I most love about RA it's like sometimes it all seems like a clusterfuck of mental disorder. You start to think nothing makes sense (and sometimes that's the point) - sometimes it doesn't want anything to do with the reader, yet sometimes it sucks you right into its abyss so you can process wtf is really happening. Then it gives bits of informations which you think it's just random bullshit until everything starts to slowly come together into this labyrinth of compreensible mess. All its madness, its lore, its vibrant questions that may seem daft but gets you thinking... I see it as a philosophy class sometimes - strange as it seems.

GRAMMAR - Well written as fuck. Sometimes it floods you with exposition left and right, sometimes it doesn't adds nothing but a chuckle. It's a fun and unpredictable ride that doesn't take itself serious, until it kick you in the balls with some awesome twists. RA sums up as a contradiction of itself, looking dumb and completely memeable on the surface-level... and I love that.

CHARACTERS - Man, I remember in the high-school, me and my friends choosing the characters each one was. I was always Snippy, cause I always felt like the most sane one in a group of jackasses. And I really like that a lot about them... how you can basically split Captain, Sniper, Pilot and Engie judging by their sanity level. (PS: In my headcanon, Cap is a girl). And as the story goes along you kinda learn the tradegy behind each one of them (Engie being the most broken sad one imo), and somewhat gives them more humanity. (but not Cap, she's a special shooting star). ;)

coolgirl3890
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This is the webcomic that keeps on giving. Creator keeps going back and updating the lore and gorgeous artwork, even after a decade since it started. I started this comic when I was still in highschool but it has a way of sucking me back in! Would highly recommend if you're a fan of post-apocalyptic/dystopian stories with a twist of humor 

DuskTheSnep
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I Am a real human, and wrote this with my fingers!

Reviewed at: 1: In which Charles gives up

I absolutely love Romantically Apocalyptic! The art is gorgeous, the story is fascinating, and the characters are lovable. I highly recommend this webcomic to anyone who enjoys post-apocalyptic stories, romance, or just wants a good laugh. 
The writing is  witty and the characters are so well developed. I also love how the story is unpredictable. 
The style of  the artwork is unique and really helps set the tone of the story. I'm really impressed with how the artist is able to convey so much emotion through the art. It's one of my favorite webcomics and I can't wait to see what happens next.