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Rating scale

  • ###: This comic may have its flaws, but is generally enjoyable for fans of its genre.
  • ###: This comic is quite good and there may be some real gems in the archive.
  • ###: This comic is among the best and everybody should read it.

Regular updates

Comedy:

  • ### Buni is about a hopelessly optimistic bunny, conveniently named Buni, in a cruel, dark world.
  • ### Edmund Finney’s Quest to Find the Meaning of Life is currently the best comic strip on the web! On his trip around the world, the adventurer Edmund Finney makes extremely funny encounters with quirky natives and other travellers. A surreal experience you should’t miss!
  • ### Heavenly Nostrils is the new comic strip by D.C. Simpson, the creator of Ozy and Millie. It features the chaotic nine-year-old girl Phoebe and her best friend, the unicorn Marigold Heavenly Nostrils who is regularly stunned by her own beauty and awesomeness. It’s probably easiest to describe Heavenly Nostrils as “Calvin and Hobbes for girls.” I think the strongest points of the comic strip are Phoebe, who is immediately likeable, and the funny facial expressions.
  • ### Gil is a comic strip about an eight-year-old boy who doesn’t lose his optimism despite living in less than stellar conditions with a poor mom and a deadbeat dad. Unfortunately, the comic strip had to be tamed down compared to its initial run some years ago for the syndication in American newspaper and has therefore lost some of its charme.
  • ### Life Ain’t no Pony Farm is a journal-style comic strip by the German artist Sarah Burrini, featuring herself and a bunch of talking animals as her roommates. Naturally, she’s the butt of the joke most of the time.
  • ### Luke Surl is a cartoon in the tradition of The Far Side with clever jokes outside the box. But the subpar artwork hasn’t improved much over the course of the years.
  • ### Two Guys and Guy is a gag-a-day comic that follows the day-to-day adventures of three sociopaths: Wayne, Frank and the girl Guy. A baby bath that escalates to a gunfight with the police isn’t normal, but in Two Guys and Guy it is. Some jokes are very hard to get, though.
  • ### XKCD is the oh-so popular webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language. Some of the jokes are very clever, even outstanding, but the simple stickfigure artwork is not much fun to look at.

Story:

  • ### Gunnerkrigg Court is a fantasy comic with sci-fi elements subdivided into more or less self-contained chapters. They tell the mysterious story of the young girl Antimony “Annie” Carver and her best friend Katerina “Kat” Donlan who attend the eponymous school as they get involved in the political intrigues between Gunnerkrigg Court and the mythical creatures of Gillitie Wood, a forest near the school.
  • ### Red’s Planet is a funny all-ages graphic novel about a red-haired 10-year old girl who, much to her annoyance, is known to everyone as “Red”. While various adventures await her on a planet far away from earth, only the prologue and the first chapter, in which she runs away from her foster parents, have been published so far. The start of Red’s Planet is very promising and the artwork is among the top 10 of all existing webcomics.
  • ### Unsounded is a fantasy comic that has the most beautiful artwork I’ve ever seen. While the story is also interesting with a rich lore, the comic might not be everybody’s piece of cake since the female lead character, the foul-mouthed rogue Sette, is one of the most obnoxious brats in the history of storytelling.
  • Slightly Damned: Our editor Sarah is very involved in the community of this webcomic, so you might want to check it out, too.

Sporadic updates / On hiatus / Completed

Comedy:

  • ### Alice! is a newspaper-style comic strip which very much feels like Calvin and Hobbes (though never reaching its quality). Alice! follows the wacky adventures of the teenage girl Alice, who shares Calvin’s vivid imagination, and her friend Dot, who plays the role of the “straight girl”.
  • ### Bob-Rz’s DeviantArt gallery features several very clever cartoons dealing with the bitter aspects of love, seen from a male perspective. There are also lots of other cartoons which are just plain silly, many of them with rather suggestive gags.
  • ### Count your Sheep is a cute comic strip about a small girl, her mother and their best friend, the imaginary sheep Ship.
  • ### Daisy Owl features the girl Daisy, her little brother Cooper, their adoptive father Benjamin Owl (an owl) and Mr. Owl’s friend Steve Brown (a bear). There are several real gems in the archive, but many strips are very weird, which often results in them being either a hit or a miss.
  • ### Mal and Chad is a newspaper-style comic strip about the boy Mal and his talking dog Chad. When the little genius Mal is not busy wooing the love of his life, Megan, he is inventing teleporters. Unlike most webcomics, Mal and Chad is a very light-hearted comic which is suitable for young children.
  • ### NOTFUNNY Cartoons: Very funny, very bizarre cartoons
  • ### Ozy and Millie: Long-running comic strip in the style of Calvin and Hobbes featuring the serene young fox Ozy and his hyperactive best friend Millie
  • ### The Perry Bible Fellowship: Cynical cartoons with a nice surrealistic touch
  • ### Whubble is a funny workplace comic strip following this premise: What if all the characters are cats (except for one dog and one pig) and behave even more bizarre than the Dilbert crew?

Story:

  • ### A Redtail’s Dream [completed]
  • ### Commander Kitty [on hiatus] is a sci-fi comic about the funny adventures of an incompetent feline space ranger and his equally incompetent crew. A lot of thought went into the world and character design and the comic manages to be exciting and still deliver a joke on almost every page.
  • ### Digger [completed] tells the story of the brave wombat Digger who wound up in a strange land far away from home. The unique black and white artwork of Digger deserves praise.
  • ### Lackadaisy [on hiatus] is set in St. Louis during the prohibition era and follows the exploits of the Lackadaisy crew, a formerly (but now less so) prosperous crime gang. The story is nothing special, but the characters (all cats) are lovingly designed, and the artwork is absolutely incredible, especially the facial expressions of the characters.
  • ### The Meek [on hiatus] is a fantasy comic that consists of three chapters at the moment that only seem to be loosely related to each other. The first chapter centers on the (completely naked) young woman Angora who was sent on a dangerous mission by her “grandpa”. While the artwork is top-notch, The Meek suffers from its erratic update schedule with only one new page per week in average.
  • ### Union of Heroes [on hiatus] is a slice-of-life photonovel which takes place in the Ruhr Area of Germany in an alternative universe in which superheroes are common. Despite this description, the comic does not suck ;-) but is an interesting read.

General comic sites / blogs

  • Blambot: The best available fonts for comics, including some helpful tutorials, for example about comic lettering
  • The Comics Curmudgeon: Josh’s blog with cynical comments about the most recent instalments of popular newspaper comic strips is cult.
  • The Daily Cartoonist: Comic blog maintained and visited by professional cartoonists
  • The Webcomic List is an extensive webcomic catalog, including a well-frequented forum for webcomic creators.

Newspaper strips

Non-comic websites

Raccoons

  • Wikipedia: Raccoon: The “featured” Wikipedia article about raccoons contains the most important facts and the results of the latest research about the species. THIS IS THE BEST VERSION BEFORE THE ARTICLE WAS GRADUALLY DESTROYED BY OTHER USERS!
  • Videos of Molly at YouTube: Very interesting footage of the pet raccoon Molly.
  • Raccoon Tracks: Solid website with general information about raccoons.

Animals

Burma

  • Democratic Voice of Burma: Non-profit media organization providing news and information about Burma.
  • The Irrawaddy: News magazine with a primary focus on Burma which is closely associated with the pro-democracy movement.

Art

  • Misti Hope Wudtke’s Artwork: Misti Hope Wudtke is a very talented artist and a good friend of mine. I am the proud owner of several of her best watercolor paintings.
  • Digital Webbing Forums: The ideal place to look for artists, for example if you want to write a webcomic but your drawing skills are rather poor.

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