Webcomics aren’t a novelty. Nor are they this up-and-coming thing I “have to tell you about.” They are part of the cultural pantheon, the nerdy landscape—launching successful careers, conventions, and memes that have adorned everything from t-shirts to energy drinks. But sometimes, even when a comics genre is known,…
“Loss” is one of the modern internet’s most pervasive, and most strange, memes. Now, it’s, uh, a little different.
Webcomic Name is one of my favorite ongoing gag comics. Despite the core repetiveness of its premise, it’s earnest and deadpan in a way that’s consistently charming. Alex Norris weaves in a goofy, self-deprecating vulnerability to ever comic. Now, you can make your own!
A year back, we spotlighted the excellently spooky work of artist Brian Coldrick, creator of webcomic Behind You. Now, his illustrations have been compiled into a book from IDW, titled Behind You: One-Shot Horror Stories. We’ve got a peek at some of the gorgeously-rendered nightmares within.
This month, wildfires tore through Northern California. As of the most recent estimates, they have killed 42 people and destroyed 8,400 structures, including many privates residences. In A Fire Story, Brian Fies uses a diary comic to tell the story of just one of those homes: his.
This week, the Library of Congress is launching a free, online archive of webcomics collected from across the internet meant to highlight the medium’s contribution to the arts and modern American culture.
For the past two years, Montreal-based artist Sophie Labelle has published Assigned Male, a webcomic about an 11-year-old transgender girl named Stephanie who is in earliest stages of transitioning and coming out to the people around her. While Labelle’s work has been noted in the queer webcomics community for its…
Artist Brian Coldrick’s series Behind You is an ongoing look at the very common fear that someone is lurking just out of your field of vision—perhaps prepping to do something not very nice. Equal parts funny, whimsical, and absolutely terrifying, the drawings make for excellent pre-Halloween browsing.
If you enjoy stories about children going off on epic adventures (and enjoy poking fun at them even more), you should do yourself a favor and check out Gigi D.G.’s webcomic Cucumber Quest. And soon, you’ll be able to read the story in print.
We’ve seen a lot of webcomics loosely inspired by fairy tales, but Megan Kearney does something a little different with her Beauty and the Beast. She goes back to the classic tellings of the story, and gives both leads richer and stranger backstories.
Mary Cagle’s latest webcomic, Sleepless Domain, is set in a city that’s invaded by monsters every night, and protected by Magical Girls. But one group, Team Alchemical, is having some interpersonal issues, which can get dangerous during those nightly battles.
Artist Floccinaucinihilipilification is probably best known for her comics showing Harry Potter’s Dumbledore at his most absurdly irresponsible. When she isn’t skewering Hogwarts, she can sometimes draws a pair of goofy dragons who happen to be the best of bros.
Cartoonist Lee Gatlin regularly posts hilarious comics on his Tumblr, including a series of comics where Freud listens to the emotional woes of various fictional creatures, including superheroes, monsters, and even Satan himself. Sometimes, introspection is just funny.
In Taylor Robin’s webcomic Never Satisfied, there is one plum job that every young magician wants: to be their city’s magical representative to the king. But in this year’s crop, one competitor has managed to stay in the running without using any magic. What gives?
Kate Beaton is currently on tour for her latest book, King Baby, a tour that is taking her to a lot of schools and putting her in contact with many hilarious children. Fortunately for us, she has been documenting her book tour encounters in comic form.
When Farah, star of the webcomic Shattered Starlight, was younger, she was able to deal with her problems by hitting them with her magical hockey stick. That’s because she was a magical girl, a defender of Montreal. But now that she’s older, she has to deal with crappy jobs and crappier bosses. And that might be the…
Since 2013, David Gallaher and Steve Ellis have been charting the adventures of Erik Farrell, the sole human on a mysterious planet, in their all-ages scifi webcomic The Only Living Boy. Now, the series is getting its first ever print release next week—and io9 has a preview!
XKCD has always had best takes on astronomy, and took a fun look at the news that we might actually have a 9th planet in our solar system.
Over at Bird and Moon, naturalist Rosemary Mosco has created a small booklist of field guides that will never exist. But we wish they did!
In the world of Mari Costa’s webcomic Peritale, the most exciting job a fairy can have is that of godmother, making sure that fairytales come true. Few want that job more than young Periwinkle, but there’s one hitch: She has no magical powers.