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Webcomic profile: Tabula Rosetta
Tabula Rosetta
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Content flags: Violent ContentStrong LanguageNudity
Language: English
Genre: Surreal
Activity status: Active
Archive url: Visit archive
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Last update: Yesterday, 1:06 AM
Number of comics: 101
Number of subscribers: 10
Visitors: 7144 visitors (25831 pages viewed)
Rating: 5 (90 votes)

Webcomic description

Once described as "the visual equivalent of depressive suicidal black metal", Sarah Allen Reed's "Tabula Rosetta" is a tour-de-force in experimental and surrealistic storytelling that’s anything but easy to fit into any certain genre or predetermined category.

Featuring complex, weaving storylines that find themselves taking paths almost as unpredictable as the series of events surrounding its creation--copies of the original print run of the series have been set ablaze en masse by the author herself, the original versions were often hidden throughout the United States at random, entire versions of the books were pulled from production in their entirety only to re-emerge with entirely different content, and characters and locations in the series have often warped their way into the real world through an ARG-like blending of fiction and fact--Tabula Rosetta sets the mold for a new generation of underground comix.

Flash and hype without substance are useless, however, and the art and storytelling are just as unique and compelling as the exploits of the author herself. Melding together a diverse range of influences--including the stylistic tendencies and storytelling prowess of early wordless novelists and early underground comix, the works and mindsets of the Pre-Raphaelite, Art Deco, and Art Noveau schools of artistic thought, and her own passion for esotericism, theology, and the occult--in a dark, moody, and sludgy drag through the darkest parts of the collective unconscious, Sarah’s surrealistic and impressionistic art style perfectly illuminates her punishingly dark tales and twisted (and often incredibly personal) narratives.

Part autobiographical narrative, part occult horror, part surrealistic suspense, and all visual poetry, Tabula Rosetta is a moonlit pool packed full of symbolism, mystery and intrigue that will leave you both gasping for air and wanting to be plunged back under the waters.

The stories here are posted out of order from the original comix, which is fitting because the stories in the comix are posted out of order as well. New pages are posted every Tuesday and Saturday, and the blog updates every Monday if Sarah's van finds itself near a Wi-Fi connection.

Authors

BLACKWORK
BLACKWORK
The vaguely human face behind THE BLACKWORK ORGANIZATION.
Cartoonist, author, musician, wanderer, vagabond.
Trans woman. Diogenes' daughter.
Presumed insane.



Most recent comments left on Tabula Rosetta

BLACKWORK
Yesterday
BLACKWORK
The Saga Of The Divine Conquest Of The Godless Lands Of The Wastes continues, as we follow the Cyanide Girl as she attempts to survive in these godless wastes...
Left on Never Another Cold Night, Part 2 Page 6
BLACKWORK
2 days ago
BLACKWORK
I'd like to point out that this is the 100th page mark for the webcomic version of Tabula Rosetta.

Now, where did I put that party horn...
Left on Never Another Cold Night, Part 2 Page 5
BLACKWORK
4 days ago
BLACKWORK
The Saga Of The Divine Conquest Of The Godless Lands Of The Wastes continues, as we follow the Cyanide Girl as she attempts to survive in these godless wastes...
Left on Never Another Cold Night, Part 2 Page 5
BLACKWORK
5 days ago
BLACKWORK
Oh, honey...you forget who's writing this tale. This is gonna take a MUUUCH darker turn than you're thinking it will.
Left on Never Another Cold Night, Part 2 Page 4
sigpig
6 days ago
sigpig
She's going to have to kill the girl, too...
Left on Never Another Cold Night, Part 2 Page 4