Camp Weedonwantcha – A Must Read Comic


Camp Weedonwantcha by Katie Rice

I discovered this beautiful web comic yesterday and in short manner read all 183 strips, wishing there were thousands more.

Camp Weedonwantcha is:

“Camp Weedonwantcha is a place where kids get dropped off for the summer and are never picked up again. With no adults around, the unwanted trio of Malachi, Seventeen, and Brian can get into whatever dangerous and irresponsibly fun activities their hearts desire.”

Check out the About The Campers page.

The artwork is just so beautiful. The color palette adds to the nostalgic feel. The main characters have so much heart, and the surrounding cast add to the fun. And the premise, the idea of kids dropped of at a camp, seemingly forever, without adult supervision? Who among us didn’t want to live this at that age? There is an interesting wrinkle, also, as from time-to-time there are supplies air-dropped off at the camp, ala Hunger Games, as if some unknown entity is watching what is happening at the camp.

And just when you think you know what is going on, a new wrinkle is added to the mix (comic #87). I’m terrible at explaining things. You should just go check it out. You can read the most recent strip here or start at the beginning. Just check it out. You will not be disappointed.

I discovered yesterday after shotgunning all the comics that Katie Rice launched a Kickstarter to get a print run of Camp Weedonwantcha: Volume 1. It raised $20,000 in one day, already reaching its goal. I’ll be funding at the $35 level, however, because I really need this beautiful artwork and story in my hands.