Emily Carroll is the Edward Gorey of comics. I mean to say that her stories may appear to be conventional on the surface, but, upon closer examination, we discover that she delights in infusing them with strange and disturbing twists.
Take the following webcomic for instance. The author informs us that The Prince and the Sea is a romance. And it is, to a point, but not in the typical sense. I won’t spoil it for you, but be warned that Emily Carroll has a dark sense of humor. Enjoy.