Updated on 16 October, 2021
Widdershins Comic is a web comic by Kate Ashwin. It's one of my favourite comic strips. It's originally from Australia, but is now available worldwide thanks to web 2.0. The comic starts with a girl named Widdershins who is having trouble sleeping at night. He would usually go to the same spot every night to do his homework, but when his mother gave him a spare bed, he decided to give it a try.
So far, so good. Unfortunately, the comic doesn't last long. I'll let you know what happened to Widdershins Comic after a few episodes.
One of the most amazing parts of the webcomic is the part when Widdershins' mother buys him a kite called downthetamines. She tells him that he can only use it to fly if he wears his dog mask, which he has no choice in doing. So Widdershins uses the kite for a while, flying around Australia and India. In the first few days, everyone thinks Widdershins has had a great adventure, until a weird looking bounty hunters shows up and asks him for some drugs.
Since Widdershins used to live in Australia, he wasn't able to open a bank account in India or Australia, which is why he used his kite to fly. Naturally, he doesn't have any money. Therefore, he uses up all his remaining supply of downthetamines and flies off to India. What he doesn't realize is that the only way he'll be able to fly is if he converts his kite into some sort of hover craft (like an insect). So he goes to meet his benefactor and finds out that he has a new project: to convert the kite into an experimental aircraft.
The story kicks off when Widdershins gets a visit from Santa Fe professor Dr. Milton Agrewood. Santa Fe wants Widdershins to test a new chemical on bees that he and his team have found. So he agrees, except that the chemical has not yet been approved by the FDA.
The next day, Widdershins decides to fly his plane (which is now called "the buggeruptober" after a bee that was discovered on another planet) and make it crash-land on the "desert island". On this desert island, the story begins, where an old, homeless vagabond stumbles upon the lab. There, he discovers three bottles of strange liquid. He drinks one of the bottles, and transforms into a gigantic insect-like creature, which chases the scientists, who have been trying to convert the acid in the liquid into a usable compound.
The scientists manage to get away from the creature and enter Widdershins' lab through a hole in the wall. While inside, they find that the liquid has created a hole in the ozone layer above the planet, which causes low atmospheric pressure. Meanwhile, Widdershins and his assistant, Dr. Milton Agrewood, find out that they are the only people on the planet with this kind of technology. With help from other characters such as a penguin and a bat, they eventually devise a machine which will correct the problem.
It's always fun to see Widdershins try to solve a problem like this one, because it makes him an adorable character. The strip also features other famous British celebrities as the various guests of honor. For example, there is an alien guest who is played by Ian McShane, and a dinosaur who is played by Steven Tyler. In addition to this guest star cast, the comic would also feature recognizable faces from Doctor Who, like Ian McShane's Doctor Who, Billie Piper's River Thames counterpart, Sarah Jane Smith's Eleventh Doctor, and John Hurt's Doctor Who.