On the Far Side of Utopia is a on-going urban fantasy comic. Dimensional boundaries link several worlds, whose ideas, culture, methods of government, and knowledge of magic and technology are beginning to pool and clash in the wake of the invention of stable, reliable, interdimensional portal technology.
In a complex power struggle, people and organizations alike struggle to gain and retain influence, to stay relevant in a rapidly shifting world. The story starts in Malsa – a small, but fairly prosperous country, that is suspicious of Interdimensional Security (IDS), resentful of the PACT Corporation Alliance, and seeking both power and independence in a world that seems increasingly controlled by nonrepresentational powers; here we see the intersection of a rogue IDS investigator, a suspicious and angry former partner, a bright, dedicated, and ambitious branch head, a tired but dedicated hero turned IDS Director, and many many more.
In short, this comic contains: Magical battles, killer robots, political intrigue, eugenics, interdeminsional wars, demons, intricate complicated magical theories, relationships old and new, non-killer robots, magical engineers, evil corporations, not-evil corporations, ancient cults, a girl that just wants to save the world, a man that wants to rule the world, a boy that just wants to see it burn, and so much more. If none those sound interesting, you’ve come to the wrong place.
The version hosted here on Comic Fury is not a true a reboot of the original (that is still on going here) but rather a redraw of the early pages with the same content. I am not an artist, and when I started the comic original that was even more apparent then it is now - I've been looking for an oppurtunity to redraw the early pages, and this is it! I hope you enjoy reading.
The comic is written and illustrated by Bill Reed. Cursed with starting his professional career with the -40 Success Modifier called a Philosophy Degree, he has struggled to not let being enlightened damage his life too much.
Upon realizing he needed money for eating and stuff, he became a software engineer and got a job making video games. Realizing that was too sensible and profitable for our intrepid philosophy major, he decided to make a webcomic and be self-employed. Ending up at a full circle back to the money for eating and things, he now splits his time between between software engineering for enterprise software and making webcomics and hobby-video games.