A paper collection of the first 20 chapters of the webcomic, which is also available for free online.

An oddball, inventive steampunkish fantasy set in a bizarre boarding school, combining tropes from… well, basically everything ever, but most prominently the English boarding school story and world mythology.

A rather peculiar girl, Antimony Carver, who grew up in a hospital where she hung out with all the psychopomps who came to escort the spirits of the dead, is sent to a boarding school in which students build robots and bring the Minotaur to class to do a presentation on himself, counsel ghosts on the best methods of terrifying unsuspecting students, and have romances end tragically when one of them turns into a bird.

Somewhat surreal and often funny, this reminds me a bit of the earlier volumes of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman. At first I had a hard time with the art, especially the bizarrely angled heads, but it improves as it goes along. By the end of the volume, I liked it a lot, and the characters and story as well. I’m having a hard time describing this, but I enjoyed it and will read the rest online rather than wait for the next volume to come out in print.

Thanks to the multiple people who recommended this.

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