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Dragon Doctors: Mutant Family by JoeEngland Dragon Doctors: Mutant Family by JoeEngland
The Dragon Doctors is a particularly interesting webcomic.  Many people might be inclined to dismiss it at first glance, but with a little investment it reveals itself to be a remarkably rich sci-fi saga.

The sizable cast is admirably fleshed out, each character given respectable story arcs without crowding each other.  The world is as extensively realized as many of the better Role Playing Games and incorporates numerous aspects of both science fiction and fantasy.  And the author, JP Chabot, has made it his custom to anthropomorphize aspects of his personal issues to create some of the most creatively insidious villains imaginable.  I daresay the demons of The Dragon Doctors are far more vile than any horned creature I ever drew.

So if you're feeling adventurous I highly recommend taking the time to give it a try.  You might be drawn in, and even if it's not to your tastes then it's still something which more people should be aware of.  Work like this deserves to be acknowledged, and his Patreon campaign is a worthy cause.

Incidentally, it's also another "transformation comic," which I'm still rather surprised has grown into its own genre.  Shown here are Aki, Goro, and Hitomi, a family unit which was trapped in a time bubble and mutated out of control.  Their backstories are too lengthy to get into here without spoiling much of the recent plot, but two of these three used to be men.

I like to imagine the pixie kitty clown girl is upset over needing a flea collar.  At least there's a good reason though, right?  Take it from me, fleas are nasty.  Little bastards get everywhere.
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watcher313 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2018
Being a petite, cute, loveable, badass is still being a badass. :D
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metamorform Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016
Poor Goro, always getting the short end of the stick. :c

It's really impressive how far Goro and Aki specifically have gone. There's no longer any connection to their older forms! And Aki probably likes being the biggest one around for a change...
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Roscoe3000 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh cool, I used to read this way back.  I'm not sure why I stopped... ... oh yeah it's because that computer crashed.  That was the same time I lost track of Zebra Girl years ago, too.

Honestly I found the art a little bit off putting at first, but the story and the writing itself hooked me and kept me hooked.  I've been keenly interested in transformation stories since I was a kid (Batman: TAS anyone??) and I found this comic had compelling and emotionally deep and sophisticated storylines.  There aren't a whole lot of comics that evoke that kind of response in me.  I seem to remember one story arc in there about an assassin/merc who was zapped into a tree.  That one actually made me cry I was so emotionally stirred by it.  I remember the artwork improving over time, too, which in and of itself made a compelling story.

I will definitely come back and read it again.  Thanks for reminding me, Joe!
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Oddsquad Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016
You think YOU find the art offputting, try being the guy who drew it! Ugh. I love my comic so much but hate looking at it...heh. At least I'm slowly better these days.

Thanks, though! This was a really nice comment!
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Roscoe3000 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!  I definitely need to get back into reading your comic.  It's been so long since I read it, I need to start from the beginning.  hehe

take care!

-kyle
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Oddsquad Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015
Sometimes I worry about overcomplicating their life stories... sometimes. Muahahaha.
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JoeEngland Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  Professional General Artist
Ha, yes, hard not to laugh maniacally when you're a cartoonist, with such control over little cartoon lives!  Not that they don't control ours right back...
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Oddsquad Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016
Of course they control ours right back, that's why the demon trying to destroy Mori was also trying to destroy ME. Heh heh.
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Valsalia Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eyyy, glad to see DD getting attention, especially from one of my favorite artists! Given your impressive illustration skills, I always like seeing your interpretations of other artists' styles/characters.
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JoeEngland Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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