ComicWorm Speaks!- Las Lindas by Chalo
A webcomic by ChaloDillo
Las Lindas is a furry webcomic created by the artist Chalo, that has been going on for over ten years. A rare feat for such a medium.
The Story: The story follows a shorthorn cow named Mora Linda, who is the sole owner and resident of Las Lindas, a produce farm near the fictional city of Gossamer, after the death of her mother. In order t
The Good: Being honest here…the first thing that primarily attracted ComicWorm to this comic was the plethora of big busted girls we see on a weekly basis. The artists as well as most of the audience seems to like women that have excessively large mammary glands. Fan service abounds in this comic and The Worm likes fanservice. Judge if you want, the Worm does not care.
Don’t let that imply that the writing is hollow. Far from it as a matter of fact.
Where the strength of the comic is revealed is in the characters. They start out seemingly very one-dimensional upon their first appearances, Mora is cocky, hot tempered and uses her looks to get ahead, Miles is a cocky womanizer, Sarah is a bimbo, Rachel is tough and independent and Minos is the strong, silent type, and Alej is the evil corporate executive. This is how it appears at first but as the story goes on we are given a deeper explanation of how they came to be
Every character on the farm is something of a lost soul and congregate there as a way to find meaning. Mora herself is a former runaway, who has nothing save her land (which is actually really valuable). Mino's is older than he looks and has done things that he may regret and uses Las Lindas as a means to seek peace. Sarah and Rachel are runaway orphans and have to work on the farm in order to pay for things they stole.
At first glance, Taffy, the bunny cook who has taken on a maternal role on the farm, may seem to be the most well adjusted of Las Lindas, but even she is carrying emotional baggage from her past and uses the farm to remake her life.
The story arcs are very well done as well. Most of the earlier ones revolve around trying to save the farm from bankruptcy and corporate takeover. The later arcs tend to involve simple, day in the life stories, and this is a where the writing shines. Not every story needs to epic, it can simply about characters and their lives. While Zany-ness abounds, the stories remain grounded and they are made relatable to the reader.
A minor detail, but it’s established that Mora is Latina and sometimes spouts latin phrases. The artist is from El Salvador, indicated by his profile, so it is nice that he weaves a bit of his heritage into the work without making it a big deal.
The Flaws: During the first year or two, the comic borrowed excessively from anime and manga influences, particularly in the design of the characters and the humans who cropped up early in the comic’s storylines. While this doesn’t detract from the overall quality of the work, The Comicworm has long lost his taste for traditional anime and does not read manga (can’t get over reading them left to right) and the only anime he watches with any regularity are Trigun and Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. Anyway, the rough, angular style of the earlier comics it somewhat distracting and emphasizes the artists skill in a way that might not be that flattering. Anime and Manga have had tremendous influence on popular culture and artistry in the 21st century and has nurtured many talented artists, but the profusion of it has created a static state on form and countless artists tried to mimic the style of their favorite anime shows. Some artists say that anime is taking over the art scene. Artists need their own style and not simply mimic others.
Thankfully as time went on, the art style improved significantly and while still undoubtably borrows from otaku references, the artist’s style has come into their own style over the course of the decade the webcomic has been in production.
While the strength of this work is the characters some of them can be pretty annoying to read. For some, the only reason they may tolerate such a character is that they are designed in a sexy way.
One of the things about this comics is that the artist has created several spinoff comics which star other characters, unfortunately most of these comics have been cancelled and thus several character’s have these back stories without the medium to put them in perspective. Either they need to be written down or retconned. It’s very discouraging for readers who want to dig deeper.
Final Verdict: Even if you start out reading only for the busty women, read long enough and eventually you may find yourself caring about these characters and their trials and tribulations.
Four out of Five Stars
PS: If the artist ever releases the comic in a book format. The Worm would definitely buy it and you should too.