The webcomic Old City Blues just wrapped up. If you’re looking for a beautifully-drawn comic that channels the energy of classic cyberpunk comics like Ghost in the Shell or Appleseed, go give it a look.

It’s strange what gets imitated and what doesn’t. There are so many fantasy comics that they’ve started to mutate and cross-pollinate. Modern fantasy webcomics share DNA with works as diverse as Savage Sword of Conan, Berserk, and the work of Moebius and Druillet, in addition to the dozens of major novels that have inspired them. By contrast, despite Masamune Shirow’s massive influence on geek culture, OCB is one of the only webcomics I know of that’s inspired by his work, and also one of the few truly excellent cyberpunk webcomics.