The Webcomic Adventures Of A Skeletal Bard And His Gelatinous Cube Pal

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It's not easy getting by when you're a living skeleton minstrel and your best friend is sentient blob of gelatin—especially when you suck at the whole evil minion game. But Rickety Stitch is traveling through this depressed fantasy world to figure out his past—and hopefully not get re-killed in the process.

The heroes of Ben Costa and James Parks' webcomic Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous Goo (the latter is technically less a gelatinous cube than a gelatinous sac) are a pair of low-level dungeon employees who spend their days torturing would-be heroes. But really, their hearts (or whatever is sitting roughly in their heart-space) aren't in it. And really, a world where the great, glistening empires have fallen doesn't need much in the way of indifferent lackeys.

And our undead minstrel has a song stuck in his skull, a melody that is connected to a distant memory in which Rickety was part of a great skeleton army. What does it mean?


So Rickety Stitch and Goo set out across their fantasy land, where heroes no longer roam the land, but villains certainly do. But even though they're classic D&D monsters, this pair of adventurers doesn't exactly fit in with the ogres and brigands who overrun the world. The premise is made all the better by the wonderful visual humor of Costa—who also created the historical fantasy Shi Long Pang, The Wandering Shaolin Monk.

You can read Rickety Stitch on the comic's website, on Tumblr, or on Tapastic.

[Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous Goo]

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...and down goes the site :D