Webcomics List

I read webcomics obsessively. Currently there are at least fifty of them that I have bookmarked and visit weekly. This is a list of reccomendations from the ranks of my favorites; if you want more suggestions, try TopWebComics.

Questionable Content

Poor Hanners suffers so much for our amusment.

Questionable Content by J. Jacques- an often-hilarious slice-of-life comic about twentysomethings who hang out in coffee shops, have relationship problems, and deal with little robots trying to take over the world/destroy the humans/chariot race Hannelore’s Roomba more than anyone should ever have to. This comic updates five days a week, Monday through Friday, and I read it religiously. The art improves loads as you work through the archives.

A Girl and Her Fed by Otter (probably not her real name)- a wonderful government-conspiracy comic about men-in-black type psychopaths, cybernetic technology, and thirty billion undead pixies. If you ride out the first several chapters’ worth of bad art, the later stuff is well worth it. Updates Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.

Gunnerkrigg Court by Thomas Siddell- reviewed by me here.

Oh, those 90 year-old action stars.

Out at Home

Out at Home by Alex Wendzel- less of an ongoing story and more of a humour strip, Out at Home is about Herman Beckett, a retired baseball superstar and hilarious idiot, and his two children, their friends, and a cast of delightfully inept villains which includes his former publicist and his ex-wife. Mirthful wackiness abounds. Updates Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday.

Wapsi Square by Paul Taylor- Wapsi Square began as a slice-of-life humour comic in September of 2001 and has since grown into a supernatural adventure into pre-Columbian mythology complete with psychics, two-foot-tall gods of alcohol, and demon baristas. It amazes me that this man has not yet run out of ideas, but he’s still going strong. Updates on a schedule I can’t figure out but that is fairly often.

Catalyst by Esther Chuah- Catalyst is a more serious story-based comic in the fantasy genre centered around a blind girl with a mysterious magical ability, her brother who wants to protect her, and the selfish, enigmatic woman who screws it all up for them. Updates Wednesdays and Sundays.

Fey Winds

In Fey Winds, you kill monsters in your underwear.

Fey Winds by Nicole Chartrand- From the site: “Fey Winds is a stark, brutal portrayal of the heartbreak caused by pet dander– no wait– Fey Winds is a silly fantasy webcomic that’s halfway between spoof and epic adventure.” This about sums it up. You’ve got your adventurous band of heroes who end up being unintentionally hilarious most of the time, your menacing-yet-often-ridiculous villain, your angry mobs and nerdy demons… there’s magic, and drama, and every now and then Nicole takes a few panels to mock Twilight, traditional fantasy, or the characters mercilessly. Updates on Tuesdays. I love this comic.

Dresden Codak by Aaron Diaz- for all of your transhumanist/cyborg/whimsical-genius needs. To quote my peers, this shit is crazy, and often goes whooshing right over my head. All the same, it is often hilarious and always food for deep, deep thought. My favorite single comic is “Lantern Season.” Updates irregularly.

Dream*Scar

Dream*Scar by Heather Meade- it hasn’t really worked up to the point where the readers are quite sure where the plot is going yet, but basically it takes place in a world where “unhumans”- vampires, werewolves, and all the creepities of lore- exist and have been out to the public for something like twenty years. The main character, Vix, is a high school-aged girl who has always assumed herself to be some sort of minor unhuman, perhaps an empath or weak psychic, but has kept this quiet due to the stigma attached to unhumans in her society. She is forced to revise this theory the day her powers erupt and kill a whole bunch of people. Lovely art, updates Tuesdays and Fridays.

Today Nothing Happened by Shazzbaa, Shrub Monkeys by Katie Shanahan, Devil’s Panties by Jennie Breeden, and Wasted Talent by Angela Melick are all humour comics based on the authors’ own lives (to greater or lesser degrees; I don’t think Angela’s shirt ever grew fangs and attacked airport security). They update on odd schedules but are very funny.

More comics and some sort of order to come when I have more time.

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