Bring Me Love tells the story of Brie who falls in love with another woman after her previous relationship comes to an end.
Bring Me Love, by Ariann, a Mexican illustrator, is a romantic story drawn in pastel colors. However, it has adult situations and themes, with a warning that it is only “recommended for mature audiences.” That is probably in part because of topics like alcohol use, like drinking too much and passing out. Let me make clear that this review will have spoilers about the webcomic’s plot and characters.
Brie Williams, the story’s protagonist, declares to her friend that she will never date again after breaking up with her girlfriend, Gina. However, she is drawn to a brown-haired and brown-skinned woman named Lou, who flirts with her. She later meets Lou at a local bar, opening up to her about her troubled life, and she drinks too much, resulting in Lou bringing her home. The following day she breaks down crying after fighting with Gina and is surprised to see Lou at her door.
Bring Me Love has compelling characters and plot, even though it is primarily focused on two characters: Brie and Lou. At times, simplicity can work in the favor of a broader story. In this case it definitely does, just as with some parts of High Guardian Spice. It’s not that the scenes have no design, but its rather that the most detail and focus is on the characters, making it clear what those reading the webcomic should pay attention to: the visuals, the characters, their expressions, their emotions, and what they are going through from panel to panel. That is the driving force of this webcomic above anything else.
And that makes it wonderful in its own way. Not every webcomic needs to be so detailed in everything or have a whole team working on it like some of the more popular webcomics. Some webcomics can be like this one, and still have a unique character to them, something which makes them different from any other webcomic and amazing in many ways. The colors of this webcomic are amazing and every panel pops out to the reader, making you interested in reading more and becoming more invested in the story and its characters, as it progresses forward.
Bring Me Love, which has eleven episodes currently, is written and illustrated by Ariann. She is also known for Odd Worlds, which is available on WebToon and Tapas. In a recent update, she stated that the story is based on her own experiences and she would make it more detailed by changing episodes from the very beginning and encouraged readers to leave comments to let her know if they liked the changes or what improvements they’d like in the story moving forward. Basing a webcomic on one’s lived experiences makes sense, especially for a webcomic such as this one, which is based in a more real life setting than a magical fantasy like High Class Homos or Spellbound.
Bring Me Love is one of the many recent stories to focus on girls’ love. In fact, one of the stories she recommended was Meli Apt’s Saving You, another girls’ love story! Other examples include Curryuku’s Not So Shoujo Love Story, Madamka’s Diamond Dive, Tiana Warner and April Weaver’s Ice Massacre, Amaiiuwu’s Mira!, to name a few.
Bring Me Love is available to read on WebToon.
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Author: Burkely Hermann
Burkely is an indexer of declassified documents by day and a fan fic writer by night. He recently earned a MLIS with a concentration in Digital Curation from the University of Maryland. He currently voraciously watches animated series and reads too many webcomics to count on Webtoon. He loves swimming, hiking, and searching his family roots in his spare time.