I’ve mentioned before that I read, Goblins – Life Through Their Eyes. I usually catch up on Monday or Tuesday, depending on my workload, and I usually have one or two pages waiting for me when I get to them — the comic usually updates with 1-2 pages (ish) per week. When I read newest page this morning, I had one thought:


I’ll leave it up to you to read the comic yourself or speculate as to what I might be on about (hint: it isn’t hard to guess), and rather than talking about the particular moment, or page, for that matter, I thought I’d take a moment to write about the comic in general and why I like it. Actually, I’m not sure why I like it so much.

Goblins is a comic about the underdogs. Quite a few of them, in fact. The “adventurers,” who might be seen as the protagonists in other works, are relegated to background characters for most of the story of Goblins. Many of them even serve as antagonists. Of course, one could argue that it’s merely a role-reversal: the goblins are the adventurers and the humans (and elves, and dwarves, et cetera) are the monsters.

If it’d been me, I probably would’ve picked kobolds as the protagonists, but I’m not really complaining. I’ve always seen goblins as more menacing and dangerous in Dungeons & Dragons than kobolds, the latter being a great deal more pitiable. I’ll just have to keep that in mind when I do my own monster-perspective comic. *chuckles*