Today, something a little different: instead of an ongoing webcomic strip, an webcomic short story.
Before visiting, please note that this is a mild horror story, and that other content on this artist’s site is Not Safe For Work. In movie rating terms this would be an “R” rating.
Ouija is told in a series of single panels in a clickable (probably Flash-based or something similar) viewer. Each panel in the story replaces the previous one as you read through the story. The artist, Tommie Kelly, refers to this as a “panelplay.” If this is a webcomics term, it’s not one I’m familiar with, but I can appreciate its use visually where appropriate.
For a “boo” style modern horror story, it feels like an effective visual tactic. You can’t skim the whole story or look ahead and see what’s coming further down the page-like in a movie, the imagery moves forward naturally and you see the reveal only when you’ve truly reached that part of the story. It’s not too long, and does not revolutionize the horror genre, but a nice change of pace.