Author: Ryan Pagelow
Start Date: 2010
Genre: Fantasy, dark comedy
Update Schedule: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
Buni takes place in a cartoony fantasy world where animals are the primary species and other mystical elements exist like sentient clouds and a smiling sun. The titular character, Buni, is a naive bunny (obviously) who is the constant victim of his world. His actions always have consequences either on him or the people close to him. He’s deeply in love with a female bunny (who we only know as “Buni Girl”), but she’s in a relationship with a beefier male than him.
Recommended Age Group: All ages.
If you suffered through the archive of Subnormality after reading my article on it, you’ll be relieved to know that Buni is the exact opposite: There is no dialogue in this comic whatsoever! All the speech balloons in this comic utilize pictures instead of text. The archive makes for a very quick read.
The artwork is also notable. The simplistic style perfectly matches the tone and the content that we should expect of a work of this type.
There are several recurring characters in this strip aside from the ones mentioned in the synopsis. Buni’s father, a mob of bears, and lawn gnomes who constantly raid Buni’s house show up constantly in the strips, so as a consequence of having a lack of dialogue, the entire cast of characters in this comic goes unnamed.
I give this comic a wholehearted recommendation. It’s a great example of how storytelling can be told through visuals alone. Just be warned that this comic can get very dark and depressing at times.