Hi everyone, I'm Sadi, author of Utopia Next. The comic is a sci-fi adventure story that also has a good amount of science fact involved; it's set one hundred years from now and attempts to show a future much like our own could be... tech-wise, anyway.
I've prepared a video that will help you to understand what Utopia Next is about, and you can view it right here:
The comic itself is available on my main website as well as here on ComicFury, and posts every Wednesday!
I hope you like the comic, and please, tell me what you think about it! Thanks!
I've just read the comic up to now, so here's my impressions:
The worldbuilding exposition is very dense, I've read through it because it was only seven pages, but if it had been going on for fifty pages, I don't think I'd have followed that pacing this far. Someone who followed you from the start and gets a new page every other day probably won't complain about that, but it doesn't make for a nice archive binge experience. I think the tech glossary would be better off in a separate extra page, because if an occasional reader forgets what one thing means, they'll prefer to look it up in a single place than crawl through the archive to find it again.
The art is interesting. There are parts where the lineart looks clumsy, but you do seem to understand shapes and perspective, and it looks like you work from a pretty clear mental image of your scenes. If I had to take a guess, I'd say you're an experienced artist working with a new medium. I also appreciate when artists dare to work with bright colours.
I can't comment on the story yet, it's too early on to tell. I'm sort of wary of the "anti-technology" character too, because the accusation of being "anti-science" or "anti-technology" is quite often used to discredit causes like labour rights, industry regulations, or environmental protection, because they happen to go against the interests of some tech-related companies. I hope that's not where it's heading, but well, too early to tell.
And that's all I can say for now. Which is quite a lot of words for only seven pages! I'll be checking it out again!