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Elan Meets Rafa by The Mice

 

To free himself from his wealthy father’s demands Elan leaves everything behind to start a new life. He quickly finds that he is ill-prepared for the real world. He meets Rafa–a strong and resilient boy from a poor family, who provides protection for him. With Rafa and many new friends, Elan starts to find a place for himself in the dangerous urban neighborhood they live in. Then things turn horribly wrong and love is tested against deception, crushing guilt, and the demands of two different worlds.

Editor’s note: by our normal standards, there really isn’t any “graphic” sex or violence in Elan Meets Rafa. However, it gets the content warnings because the little bit of each there is is illustrated.

Note: Elan Meets Rafa contains some graphic sexual content and graphic violence.


An ongoing series, with new episodes weekly

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Listed: Apr 13, 2014

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By Chris Poirier, editor

Apr 12, 2014: We haven’t often been asked to list webcomics, but the few times we have, I’ve said no. In those instances, it didn’t feel like webcomics fit with our catalogue. The stories were told in images, not words—they were drawn, not written. Elan Meets Rafa is different. The story is complex and textured—layered, even—and feels very much like something we’d list. So I’m listing it, even without a request from the author.

I’ll post a proper review once I’ve written it. In the meantime, if you are a fan of light romance, and stories about kind people growing up in a rough world, give Elan Meets Rafa a shot.

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A compelling story of words and drawings

By TCC Edwards, author of Far Flung

Mar 5, 2016: This is a really well-drawn and written webcomic. I’m glad that it is allowed here, because I think the written dialogue is just as important as the illustrations. The dialogue is crisp, sharp, and moves the story along quickly.

The artwork is also good – the hand-drawn style is refreshing and full of subtle detail. It adds so much to the true-to-life story of a boy finding love.

I’m definitely going to keep following it, and I think most readers will appreciate it, even if it’s outside their usual genres.

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