dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

Candi: a specimen webcomic.

To further our understanding of the new medium, I'm going to take a look at the web comic that I'm most familiar with: Candi, A College Story by Starline Hodge. The premise of the strip is that it follows the day-to-day life of the titular graphic arts major during her undergraduate years at the author's alma mater, the University of Florida. Most of the plot of the first six years of the strip (which, given the somewhat slow pace of the plot, represented the title character's freshman year) was devoted to the collapse of Candi's relationship to a rather callow and unpleasant young man named Alex. The reason it took so long is that the artist wanted to make it clear as to why Candi, Alex and the woman who'd disrupted the bad relationship for her own ends did what they did. Simply put, most of the characters are, by Starline's own admission, somewhat on the unpleasant side. The reason, as I see it, is that they're sort of young and trying not to face certain unpleasant truths that would require them to lose a metric frakk-ton of entitlement, attitude and arrogance. They, not April Patterson, need to hear an "At least you don't live in a war zone" speech. Bear with me as I discuss the kids at the scholarship house.
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