Stagtown is a new webtoon series which is just bleeping amazing. It’s horror-themes, so keep that in mind!
|Genre||Fantasy, Horror, Psychological, Slice of Life, Supernatural|
Summary of Stagtown
Something is wrong with the town Frankie grew up in.
Hidden away from the world on the other side of an old stone bridge, the people of Stagtown spend every day trying not to see the strange things that go on around them.
From the creator of Tokyopop’s best-selling OEM series comes the spiritual successor to Bizenghast. – Webtoons
This webtoon features short stories under a common theme, which is that of Stagtown. If you’ve read “Tales of the Unusual“, you know what I mean. Each story is with a set theme and story, but each belonging under the same series. I can imagine Stagtown will be doing something similar, either way, I’m really excited!
Our introduction to Stagtown happens with the story “Surveillance“. All of the sudden cameras pop up around town and no one knows why or how. Cut a cord and take one down, three more pops up. It’s really unnerving and Frankie is in the middle of it.
It’s an interesting story that flows very nicely, and it does so without letting go of the tension. It keeps us on our toes and offers a lot of interpretation for what actually happened. It’s on the verge of being too grim sometimes, but the art style prevents it from going too far.
I must admit, the cat scene was very unnerving for me and I’m happy nothing really happened. I love animals so I hate for them to get injured in any media form. It’s honestly a turn-off, because I just can’t handle it.
It seems this webtoon was popular for quite a time before it became featured on Webtoon. I even found a meme of it! It’s clear the artist behind this series is well loved, so I’m excited to continue reading this one, I hope you are too!
Have I mentioned the art? I must mention the art. It’s actually very different from what I normally read, but I find it so enjoyable. It’s a nice break from all flashy colours and proper line-art. The messy style adds to the feel of the series and makes us unsure what we can expect.
Recommendation: Yes! If you like horror this is a must read.