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The Story

Emma Crewe doesn’t care for books, but has the power to literally step into one.

When Emma lands in another world following a library fire, she discovers she’s a Namesake — one with the power to open portals to other worlds via the power of their name: strange, fantasy, and fairy-tale lands we know thanks to literature, cinema, and folk tales. The rules of Namesakes are quite clear - Alices always go to Wonderland. Wendys always go to Neverland. However, Emma finds herself in Oz, where she is expected to act as the latest in a long line of Dorothies. She instead unveils a magical conspiracy plot that’s more than 100 years in the making.

While Emma is stumbling down the Yellow Brick Road, her younger sister Elaine discovers she’s a Writer — one gifted with the power to make stories come to life. Will Elaine be her sister’s key back home?

Aided by magic-wielding witch twins from Oz, a half-Cheshire Alice, a devilishly charming “giant killer” named Jack, a sword-wielding Lost Girl, a hungry card soldier, and a confused Canadian, Emma must walk through many stories to find everyone’s happy ending.

Namesake is a black and white (with spot color) ongoing webcomic that was started in 2010. It’s a comic ideal for teen to adult readers, especially those who would enjoy reading a story that tosses a bunch of fairy tale and fantasy books into a blender, and forges a vorpal sword with the remains. It’s also perfect if you are the type that would love to sit around a campfire and listen to some grim fairy tales. It’s a story about stories, about those who live them, write them, and lose their heart within them…

See you on the other side of the mirror, dear reader!

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