It's hard to accurately describe the humour that is evident in every White Ninja comic, but it is always the same unique
brand of nonsensical
, off-the-wall craziness
. Written and drawn by Scott Bevan and Kent Earle, White Ninja is a webcomic
that features a ninja with white clothes. His name is White Ninja. Other than that, nothing is really known about him. The strip was started with a ballpoint pen
and regular blank paper, when the creators were in seventh grade
. They mostly forgot about it until the University of Saskatchewan
's newspaper showed interest and picked it up. After realizing how many people liked their work
, they began posting White Ninja comics online in October of 2002.
It has something of a cult following (there is nearly 7 times more fan art than real pages), but it can be hilarious once you adapt to the humour. The art is minimal, with no colour and almost never including a background, but the simple drawings reflect the simple-mindedness of the main character. Some early pages are quite sickening, such as "White Ninja eats a dead man", but they slowly concentrate more on White Ninja's innocent, clever, sometimes violent non sequiturs and personality. In an attempt to clarify what White Ninja really is, I have listed some page titles that reflect the strip:
- "White Ninja questions Kevin about his missing shirt"
- "White Ninja in: where are my eyes?"
- "White Ninja and the gross little boy"
- "White Ninja employs the services of a vampire"
- "White Ninja puts a wiffle ball on a pylon"
Each of these titles give you a short glimpse of what the world of White Ninja is like. Check it out at http://www.whiteninjacomics.com; you might like what you see.