SCARFSis a webcomic created by Mike Kirby, following the story of a girl who renames herself Scarfs.
Scarfs is your completely average 14 year old girl. Only she’s recently found herself on the run from police after committing a crime that gives her life a turn for the worst. But just as it seems like things can’t go further downhill, she’s met face to face with a strange boy who tells her she was born to destroy the very people who’ve wronged her. She’ll have to make a choice, but with her feelings towards humanity split, can she put years of harassment and isolation behind herself before it’s too late? Or will her grudge get the better of her?
SCARFS is geared towards a mature 16+ audience. Viewer discretion is advised as the comic covers a lot of sensitive topics such as transphobia, sexual assault implications, abuse, suicide implications, blood/light gore/swearing etc.
About the Creator
Mike Kirby is an artist, animator, webcomic artist and amateur musician. He's a shirt designer at Outpostsupplyco, and an activist. He's typically known as the Monkey King, and SCARFS readers know, he is the monkey behind the typewriter.
This comic has had multiple drafts from as early as 2009 to date. Only two previous drafts are posted online, one which was published 2012 and has little to no accessible pages anymore, the other was published March 9th, 2015, and ran until the same day of the following year. It reached over 1200 pages in length, and only 1/4th into the story itself. Mike Kirby now refers to that as the TESTCOMIC, as he's now moving on to re-create the full comic in complete color and better quality panels and writing, coming this summer. A Patreon is currently helping save for funding for the new website and hosting, so the comic can be finished.
The Test Comic was hosted on Tumblr and gained nearly 700 followers over the course of its run time, and as the year went on, more and more asks came in and were answered through a growing scarfsanswers Tumblr account, which Mike Kirby used to answer questions and commentary about the comic, and used it to interact with the readers. Asks were often answered by the characters themselves, and Mike Kirby hopes to continue using this blog for the full color comic.
A survey released in 2015 gathered data from many of the readers, over 100 of which rated the Test Comic 8.95 out of 10. Similarly, Best-Webcomics rated the comic 3.95 out of 5, with around 100 votes total as well.
A review of the webcomic done by Prettycoolwebcomics gave Scarfs a very promising outlook despite it's still early debut, stating "[SCARFSCOMIC is] A dark sci-fi tale with a vicious, conflicted, and beautifully written lead..."