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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Do you read webcomics?

Yes, no, maybe so? I read a lot of webcomics, and I'd like to express how amazing they are. So if you are ever bored or feel like reading or whatever, you can come back to this post and pick one from the list. (I'll also be editing in more as I fall in love with them, so check back!)

First, a definition. Webcomic does not mean "comic strip on the web." Most of the ones I read are more like graphic novels, though they usually have jokes in them as well. I've included ratings (both on quality and content).

1. Girls With Slingshots is rated PG-13 or R (according to my ratings) and updates daily (the creator is almost never late). It's hilarious, touching, and pretty kinky. There are several homosexual main characters and one transvestite. But don't listen to me; go check it out. 3 1/2 stars.

2. Player vs. Player (PVP) is a nerd strip that's been running since the 90s. It's rated G and updates daily. There are several main characters, and they all work for a gaming magazine, but it focuses largely on fantasy and science fiction with a lot of cute romance. 4 stars.

3. Sheldon is a cutesy comic strip about a ten-year-old billionaire, his grandfather, a talking duck, and their dog, Oso. It's rated G and updates Mon-Fri; it's also hilarious and nerdy. 3 stars.

4. Unshelved is the story of a library and the people who work there. Rated PG or PG-13 for Ned the Nudist (handled tastefully) and some raunchy jokes. It's very funny and short, updates daily. 4 stars.

5. Surviving the World is less of a webcomic and more of a photocomic. It's rated PG and updates daily, and it's created by the fantastic Dante Shepherd. (He's updating late in the day now because he's busy with the baby and stuff.) It's full of hilarious advice for college students and people just starting out in the world. 5 stars.

6. Doghouse Diaries is rated G. It's funny and cute, updates MWF. 3 stars.

7. Skin Deep is rated PG (mainly for the violence). It's super creative, beautifully drawn, and a lot of fun. It's a fantasy story centered on the magical creatures who hide among us. 5 stars.

8. The Meek is rated PG-13 or R for (tastefully hidden) nudity, sexual innuendo, violence, and disturbing imagery. It's on hiatus currently but will be starting up again soon. Guess what though? It's fantastic. You need to read it. Seriously. 4 1/2 stars.

9. Blank It is the most creative and offbeat comic I have ever read. It's rated PG, and it's also on hiatus right now (but it's been running a while, so there are quite a bit of archives to read through). 5 stars.

10. Unsounded is the story of a girl and her attack-zombie (heh, heh), and it's rated PG-13 for violence. Also, I'm not usually into zombies, but this guy is cool. I haven't been reading it for very long, but it seems to update randomly. 4 1/2 stars.

11. Sorcery 101 is the serious yet funny story of the blood bond Danny, his wizard teacher, Patrick, his best friend, the werewolf (and his wife and child), and a few other random people. It's a lot of fun, and you should definitely read it. Rated PG-13 for violence, cussing, and at certain times, nudity. Usually updating on Mondays, the artist broke his computer, so it's paused for now. 5 stars.

12. Trying Human is about aliens! I don't usually like aliens, but this one is fantastic. It's rated PG or PG-13, mainly for... disturbing material. Don't ask me when it updates because I'm not sure. 4 stars.

13. Monster Pulse is the story of a bunch of children, their pet monsters, and the government agency trying to take them away. It's rated PG until a few chapters in when it turns sharply from cute to disturbing for a few pages. 3 stars.

14. Brentalfloss is just funny nerd humor. PG or PG-13; it's two guys who live alone, so there are sometimes gross jokes. 3 1/2 stars.

15. Life Ain't No Pony Farm is a German comic that has been (near-perfectly) translated into English. It's rated G because it's super cute and fun to read. I love everything about it! 4 stars.


  1. Yay! I seriously love webcomics. I've never heard of these ones, so I'll have to check them out. My favorites are Girl Genius which is about mad scientists, Weregeek is awesome and full of geek references including Sherlock, Dr. Who, and a bunch of other stuff, and Milk Toof which is just plain adorable.