Beneath The Clouds

A comic of ghosts and gunpowder, set in Heian Japan. Guaranteed to be the best graphic novel about 11th Century Japanese exorcists that you'll read all week.


Great article about Murasaki Shikibu by Caroline Parkinson
November 19th, 2017, 1:26 pm
A great article about Murasaki Shikibu for anyone still confused about what the hell this Heian Japan stuff is:
Includes a link to another article on Tomoe Gozen, if you like your ladies more stabby, less romantic.
Hard at work on chapter 5 and fast approaching the 100- page milestone!

Enjoy reading.
Spiderforest Collective- site news by Caroline Parkinson
October 17th, 2017, 1:05 pm
Beneath The Clouds has now gone live at a mirror site on the Spideforest webcomic collective site in the Adventure and Drama categories. The link is
As an extra incentive the Spiderforest site, while still updating on Mondays and Wednesdays, is two pages ahead.
Watch this space for more news!
Beneath The Clouds joining the Spiderforest collective by Caroline Parkinson
September 18th, 2017, 11:19 am
Hi all!

Happy to announce that Beneath The Clouds was accepted to the Spiderforest webcomic collective
, and will also shortly be hosted on Spiderforest.

I'm still planning on keeping Smack Jeeves going, and I'll share the link as soon as I'm set up.

In the meantime, why not check out the other comics who were also accepted, including the great and enthusiastically researched I, Mummy , or indeed many of the other great webcomics hosted by Spiderforest?

30 pages in one panel by Caroline Parkinson
August 22nd, 2017, 3:12 pm
The panel I've just drawn pretty much sums up the next chapter and a half.

Spotlight by Caroline Parkinson
August 17th, 2017, 1:36 pm
Beneath The Clouds has been spotlit on Smack Jeeves. I'm not sure who nominated it but it's very much appreciated!
Outtakes by Caroline Parkinson
August 7th, 2017, 1:50 pm
Recaptioning a recent page ...
Finally finished Chapter 3! by Caroline Parkinson
July 7th, 2017, 1:49 pm
Have a sneak preview of the cover art
Business cards and guest art by Caroline Parkinson
June 21st, 2017, 12:44 pm
Hello readers! I hope that you're enjoying the comic so far. Who doesn't like a comic with a bibliography?

I printed some new business cards recently and thanks to the reliably wonderful
Moo Cards I decided to make a few Beneath the Clouds designs. They turned out pretty well!

As this is my first webcomic effort for over a decade since my online debut in the Noughties, each and every reader is very much appreciated. To show my appreciation, the first three readers to comment on this news post will receive a free card and a black and white fan art sketch of a character of your choice. I don't care if this contest runs until Christmas and I have to post them to Australia, you guys all rock :)

Happy summer solstice