I love comics, and I love the interwebs. Therefore it should be no surprise that I love me some webcomics. Back in those pre-PhD-days–*sigh*–I followed about 15 of them regularly. That’s pretty unsustainable currently–so here are a few of my favorites that I still read on a semi-regular basis.
It’s all about the interwebs, and nerds of various flavors, drawn with beautifully-simplistic faceless stick figures that convey far more emotion than should be possible. I laugh out loud at many of these, and even louder at the mouse-over comments. I don’t get about 10% of them because the math/science can get intense, but that’s part of the quirky awesomeness of this comic.
It’s not just a library comic strip, it’s chock-full of geeky goodness and a woodchuck-costume-wearing library mascot. Also check out their shop, particularly if you are of the librarian-persuasion. I love wearing my “Book Club” shirt to work… “first rule of book club: do not talk about book club.” Genius.
Okay, I’m not a gamer, despite my love of Mario and the ever-present Legend of Zelda cartridge in my GBA. But my love of geek culture and sarcasm eventually brought me to Penny Arcade (thanks, Jared!). Actually I don’t read this one online much–I prefer the print volumes which have fantastic commentary on each strip, and which occasionally help this n00b understand what the heck’s going on.
- Dinosaur Comics
- The art is always the same crappy clip-art of dinosaurs, which talk about the weirdest array of topics EVAR. Somehow this works.
- One of the most gorgeous works I’ve ever seen–like digital woodcuts, plus a butt-kicking wombat with a dry sense of humor.
- Questionable Content
- It’s a long saga full of anthropomorphic iPods, indie music fans, and angst–much more fun than it has any right to be. Yes, I also own this shirt.
- Joe Loves Crappy Movies
- The title says it all: unapologetic riffing on popcorn flicks. Good times!
- The Night Bookmobile
- This is actually an online graphic novel version of a short story by the author of The Time Traveler’s Wife. It is poignant and beautiful.