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Gothic Comics

This page is intended to collect in one place information about and links to comics and graphic novels by, for, featuring or of interest to Goths. This website also has a page for information on non-comics Goth art

Some of this page was written with thanks to the sluts mailing list.

Artists (and writers)

Mostly for Goth comic creators known for more than one creation, or non-Goth creators who have particular connections to, or interest for the amassed ranks of Gothdom.

  1. Alan Moore - has worked with members of Bauhaus over the course of three decades, including collaborations for a V for Vendetta. Also responsible for From Hell and The League of Extraordinary Gentlmen, for all you Victoriana-obsessed Goths out there.
  2. Bryan Talbot - British artist and sometime writer, major achievements so far include Luther Arkwright, Nemesis the Warlock (the Gothic Empire storyline onwards), Heart of Empire and The Tale of One Bad Rat.
  3. Caitlin R. Kiernan - rose to prominence on The Dreaming.
  4. Dr A - Brighton, UK-based artist, formerly of Sneaky Bat Machine, creator of Spooky Pops.
  5. Jhonen Vasquez - famous for Johnny the Homicidal Maniac.
  6. Kevin O'Neill - warped and depraved British artist, famous for illustrating Nemesis the Warlock in 2000ad, Marshal Law (loads of fetish imagery) and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
  7. Neil Gaiman - most famous among Goths for The Sandman, Death and Neverwhere.
  8. Roman Dirge - creator of Lenore, Monsters in my Tummy and Something is Scratching at the Window.
  9. Ted Naifeh - has worked on The Night Things and How Loathsome (with Tristan Crane).
  10. Tim Burton - the Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories
  11. Voltaire - New York artists responsible for Chi Chian and Oh my Goth! as well as a singing career (qv).
  12. Warren Ellis - UK-based comic writer, responsible for Lazarus Churchyard, Metropolitan and patron of alternative music.

Comics in Print

As the title suggests, these are strips that are available in comic, book or other printed media.

  1. The Agency
  2. Chi-Chian (site uses frames) by Voltaire. Has spawned an animated series and an rpg.
  3. The Crow by James O'Barr, read by Goths since the eighties.
  4. Death - The High Cost of Living and The Time of Your Life by Neil Gaiman and Chris Bachalo.
  5. Doctor Pepper - neo-Victorian, with Gothic dandys and EGLs.
  6. The Dreaming - started off fairly mainstream though became darker when Caitlin R. Kiernan took over as writer.
  7. Durham Red - 2000ad-based futuristic mutant vampire with definite Goth fashion sense.
  8. The Fallen
  9. Fetishman - by York-based Goth-type Geof, available in various comics shops, fetish establishments and festivals. Other work on display on his website"
  10. foxtrot
  11. From Hell by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell
  12. Ghoul Lash - Sydney-based goth-themed comic.
  13. Gloom Cookie other website yahoo group m
  14. Gloom County
  15. Growing Up Goth
  16. Heart of Empire by Bryan Talbot, neo-Victorian sequel to Luther Arkwright
  17. I Feel Sick
  18. Johnny The Homicidal Maniac - by Jhonen Vasquez. Unofficial website? As well as it's own comic and collected books, also appears in Carpe Noctem. Features a goth girl called Anne Gwish.
  19. Kabuki
  20. Lazarus Churchyard by Warren Ellis, early nineties cybergoth (Gothic version of literary cyberpunk).
  21. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill. Steampunk, featuring Victorian literary characters and cameos.
  22. Lenore by Roman Dirge. Another website?
  23. Little Gloomy - by Eric Jones.
  24. Lucifer
  25. The Adventures of Luther Arkwright by Bryan Talbot, groundbreaking underground alternate world strip.
  26. Nemesis the Warlock by Pat Mills and various artists. Features the Gothic Empire, a steampunk-esque alien race. Artists include Kevin O'Neill (League of Extraordinary Gentlemen) and Bryan Talbot (Luther Arkwright).
  27. Oh, My Goth! by Voltaire. Spoof of New York Goth scene and Goth in general.
  28. The Sandman by Neil Gaiman.
  29. Non Sequiter (Danae?)
  30. Obergeist
  31. Raptors
  32. Scary Godmother by Jill Thompson, former Sandman artist.
  33. Something is Scratching at the Window by Roman Dirge
  34. Squee
  35. St Swithens Day
  36. Unspeakable Things - Sydney-based goth-themed comic
  37. Universe
  38. V for Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd. Single released by members of Bauhaus.
  39. - spooky pops - Tragic Magic and Any Similarity is Purely Coincidental (news)
  40. Wet Moon - by Ross Cambell.

Online comics

This section is for websites that feature full comics that can be read online.

  1. perki goth candi raver - anthropomorphic (perki is a goth, candi is a raver)
  2. Bradley meets Sisters of Mercy
  3. flem
  4. God Hates the Scene satire of Jack Chick tract.
  5. Halloween Man
  6. Mr. Coll and his roommate Eddie the Goth by Todd - pretty aggressively amateur, I'd say :) no longer active.
  7. Nemi. Technically this should be in print, but as (in the UK at least) it's only in newspapers in some regions, I've placed it under online comics instead.
  8. Writhe and Shine by Robert Tritthardt


This section features websites about comics, but (to the best of my knowledge and at the time of writing) don't contain stories that can be read online. These might include creator's websites which don't focus solely on one comic.


Things I haven't investiated yet, so don't know if they belong in above sections, or nowhere at all. Or things that I did investigate, but still couldn't decide on.

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