The Witch Door tells the story of two neighbors, one Katariina Lehto and a Jousia Muotka. Katariina is a nurse off on sick leave because of stress at work and Jousia is a clairvoyant, for obvious reasons they have never talked to one another. That is until one day a mischievous cat decides to snatch some important papers Kat drops and leads her into Jousia’s apartment. There he tells her that not only is he a clairvoyant, but he is also a witch as well as all sorts of other amazing and impossible things.
I really like this story for a bunch of different reasons, one of them being Kat is bisexual and we see her openly discriminated against because of it. While I haven’t personally been attacked for my orientation, it is just really nice to see the struggles many people go through not sugar-coated in any way. Another reason is that I identify with Katariina on some level regarding the stresses of life. I won’t go into details, but it was just comforting seeing someone struggle as much as I feel I do somedays.
As it is so far we’ve only gotten a glimpse of the mysteries this comic has to offer. We have a few insights into the main characters as well as an understanding of how some magic works in this particular universe. While the number of questions definitely outweighs the number of answers for the moment I am eager to see how it all plays out.
The art shows a very good understanding of anatomy and has the practiced look of someone who has been drawing for quite some time. I’m honestly curious to see where that artist’s style will go in the future considering they’re already at such an amazing level of expertise. Only time will tell, but I’m not sure if I’ll be able to handle the waiting.
Another newer comic I highly recommend checking out. It still has some building up to do before I can start singing its praises from rooftops, but what is here already is a wonderful foundation. There are questions about both the characters and the rules of this world that I hope are answered, not to mention more of that adorable cat! Give it a read, let me know what you think.
And, as always, I hope you enjoy as much as I do.
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