Webcomics Weekly: Blue And Blauw
Welcome to Graphic Policy’s spotlight on webcomics, where we take a look at one of the many comics available online every Monday: Webcomics Weekly (but don’t be fooled by the “weekly” part of the title; the feature may happen more or less frequently than that). We’re defining webcomics as any comics published online for free consumption by the general public that doesn’t require a subscription service.
This week we’re taking a look at Blue And Blauw. The strip is created by Nuno Kelly, who was kind enough to answer a few questions for us about the webcomic below.
Graphic Policy: In a nutshell, can you tell us what the strip’s about?
Nuno Kelly: Two outsiders building a life in Amsterdam, meeting the locals and other immigrants, and facing the reality of life and work abroad and the culture shock that comes with it. So while it’s set in Amsterdam, there’s something there for anyone who’s moved away from home or found themselves living and working in a strange environment.
GP: How often do you update?
NK: Every Monday, but it might go twice weekly in a few months.
GP: How long have you been producing the strip?
NK: Since 4 January 2016. So not very long.
GP: Where did the idea for the strip come from?
NK: From personal experience – I’ve been living in Amsterdam as a foreigner for over ten years, so I try to funnel that into the strip along with lots of more general living and working situations that deserve to have a bit of fun poked at them.
Why it’s awesome: This is one of those webcomics that you can read either the entire story in order, or pick a page and just enjoy it. Blue And Blauw (pronounced as “blue and blue”) is a brilliant read however you choose to do it; there’s a subtle humour here that emerges as a physical comedy in certain scenes an as some brilliantly dry verbal comedy in others.
Below you’ll find two strips that were originally posted to the site;
And the second;
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