The Bright Side

Hello everyone! Today I’m going to tell you about this awesome comic that a reader of this blog told me about (when I posted about Death as a character). It is a comic about the personification of death, otherwise known as Dee, befriending a teenage girl named Emily! They become besties and she teaches Death all about society, people, and life in general.

This comic is adorable and funny a lot of the time, and is mostly pretty light-hearted, a real slice-of-life sort of thing. Though there are times where it’s serious, and morals about the order of the universe come into play. There are also scenes that are very serious involving actual death, not just Death as a fun, awesome character.

I think my favorite thing is when Death and Emily talk about philosophy. They bring up a lot of good points and debate well, and it’s really interesting to hear what Death’s opinions on things are.

The Bright Side is ongoing, and has 580 some pages so far, so it’ll definitely take you a hot minute to read, but it’s been great so far! You can read it here (I linked to the first page of the comic, just hit the flower that says “next” on it to go to the next page).

You can also buy the first thirty chapters of the comic here! And you can follow the author/artist on Twitter.

I hope you enjoy this webcomic, I know I have been. And thank you to Michael for recommending this to me! Have a great day!


9 Comments on “The Bright Side”

  1. Jay – New Bern, NC – INGREDIENTS: coffee, books, music, podcasts, NPR, cats, movies, the Oxford comma, and Netflix - - - WARNING: may contain nuts - - - MADE IN THE USA

    This looks right up my alley. Thanks for the recommendation!

  2. Merrick Green – New York – A professional writer for many years (if you count legal documents), and lifelong aficionado of science fiction and fantasy novels, board games, and the full gamut of movies. Particular guilty pleasures include teen comedy, rom-coms, and film noir. I usually enjoy fast-paced and sharp books with an emotional hook, and occasional (appropriately used) abstruse verbiage - I attempt the same with my own writing.
    Merrick Green


    I do have to say – in terms of “Comics with an awesome personification of death” – I do feel obliged to mention my favorite would have to be Sandman.

  3. Huehueteotl – Austintatious, Tejas – I'm an elderly tech analyst, living in Texas but not of it, a cantankerous and venerable curmudgeon. I'm yer SOB flaming-liberal grandpa who has NO time for snot-nosed, bad-mannered libertarian twerps. At one time or another, I’ve been a bureaucrat, bassist, writer, photographer, bus driver, usher, drummer, secretary, disc jockey, book scout, cemetery researcher, roadie, book dealer, yard-saler ... and I’ve probably forgotten a few things more. I have an atavistic fondness for old technologies, including clocks you have to wind yourself, steam trains, typewriters, and Aladdin kerosene lamps.

    Most excellent! I’ve lost a couple of entries in my comics roll recently, and this looks like a fine candidate to add back in. Thank you!

  4. Woo-hoo! I’m glad you enjoyed it! I’m a huge fan of webcomics; I discovered The Bright Side when it was ‘only’ a couple hundred pages in, and I was blown away that I’d never heard of it before. I hope this post helps raise awareness of it, because I think it really deserves it!

  5. That’s a pretty good comic. I enjoy it quite a bit, Thanks.

    I enjoy the Big Idea series, and the photos of the stacks of books and Advanced Reader Copies of books as well, although it’s a little frustrating to see something interesting and then find out it won’t be published for 6 months.

    Take care!

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