Books + Comics

Sunday Comic: Soupboy

A sweet + sad tale.


  • emlyb July 7th, 2013 12:15 PM

    oh my lord, this is so beautiful and haunting and meaningful

  • Mary the freak July 7th, 2013 1:47 PM

    aww… just, like, aww. awwwww…. ♥♥♥

  • Clara Barnes July 7th, 2013 4:17 PM

    I didn’t quite understand the story but the drawings are so pretty

  • Steward3 July 7th, 2013 4:43 PM

    I love this cute little comic.

  • harriet.the.unicorn July 7th, 2013 5:15 PM

    So sweet ♥

  • AnaRuiz July 7th, 2013 5:45 PM

    It’s so nice to know that there are people out there just as weird as oneself. Thank you Rookie.

  • alienbabe July 7th, 2013 6:16 PM

    Lol this is a rad comic but how is it “haunting and meaningful”…?

    • emlyb July 8th, 2013 12:22 PM

      I think anyone kind find meaning in anything! I just wanted to share with the author how lovely it was and how it struck a cord with me! :-)

  • Sophie ❤ July 7th, 2013 7:43 PM

    So lovely, I adore it!

  • dobby_is_my_hero July 7th, 2013 8:04 PM

    This is so sad. Poor lil Soupboy.
    But ooooh I loved the glitter so much!

  • Paprika July 7th, 2013 8:12 PM

    I don’t understand the visual narrative; what happened?

  • kolumbia July 7th, 2013 9:08 PM

    not sure if i get it, but i like it a lot!

    • ArmyOfRabbits July 7th, 2013 11:45 PM

      Same here, my reaction was, “Lol, wut?”

      I noticed the girl’s skin is green, is she like a vegetarian zombie?

  • queserasera July 7th, 2013 9:22 PM

    the pink and yellow watercolors remind me of marnie stern’s 2010 album cover!

  • Tracey Nguyen July 8th, 2013 5:17 AM

    I might be off, but I think the soup is poison or something and the girl had some before the boy got home. Boy comes home, eats the “soup, and lies down to die with the girl.

  • Anne July 8th, 2013 6:37 AM

    It looks like she’s pouring him love potion soup (“no escape”, and the little red swirls around him when she goes “good”) or I don’t know? Maybe you can project your own “chokehold of love” fears on it! Love it, really cute and creepy!!

  • lxmldrt July 8th, 2013 9:01 AM

    I guess there is not much more to “get” out of it that what it’s said, it’s up to you to give it a meaning. I really really liked this!

  • Erin. July 8th, 2013 12:04 PM

    …okay…now I want soup.

  • Tyknos93 July 8th, 2013 12:46 PM

    Adorable! It reminds me of a less creepy version of Saladfingers, which for me at least is very good…

  • Maya Chimera July 8th, 2013 5:46 PM

    My interpretation: Soupboy is ill. Girl cares for him by offering him soup and telling him to rest.She lays by his side.

    But I prefer the theory about vegetarian zombie-Girl poisoning Soupboy.

  • Maya Chimera July 8th, 2013 5:52 PM

    I read it as: Soupboy is ill. Girl tries to ease his pain by offering him soup and telling him to rest. She lays by his side. Love, love, caring.

    Oh wait – I just read the caption underneath the title. So it might indeed be about a vegetarian zombie-Girl imprisoning and poisoning Soupboy :-)

  • stellarbell July 11th, 2013 12:16 AM

    The zombie theory is interesting–maybe it’s just my Star Trek obsession spilling over into other parts of my brain, but I assumed that the girl was an alien and that the boy was a pet from another planet which just happened to be Earth…