Links

Webcomics

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.

Regularly updated comics

Comedy:

  • ### Buni is about a hopelessly optimistic bunny, conveniently named Buni, in a cruel, dark world. It is one of the best online comics that are still updating regularly.
  • ### Whomp! is a semi-autobiographical gag-a-day comic about a complete loser.

Story:

  • ### Gunnerkrigg Court is a fantasy comic with sci-fi elements and published in 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 next to their school.
  • ### Lackadaisy [irregular updates] 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.
  • ### 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.

Sporadic updates / On hiatus / Completed

Comedy:

  • ### Bob-Rz’s DeviantArt gallery [on hiatus] 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 [completed] is a cute comic strip about a small girl, her mother and their best friend, the imaginary sheep Ship.
  • ### Daisy Owl [completed] 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.
  • ### Edmund Finney’s Quest to Find the Meaning of Life [completed] was the best comic strip on the web when it was still updated regularly. On his trip around the world, the adventurer Edmund Finney makes extremely funny encounters with quirky natives and other travellers. A surreal experience you shouldn’t miss!
  • ### Luke Surl [completed] 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.
  • ### Mal and Chad [completed] 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.
  • ### Ozy and Millie [completed] is a long-running comic strip in the style of Calvin and Hobbes featuring the serene young fox Ozy and his hyperactive best friend Millie. In its heydays at the beginning of the century, it was maybe the best online comic.
  • ### Two Guys and Guy [on hiatus] 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 police shoot-out isn’t normal, but in Two Guys and Guy it is. Some jokes are very hard to get, though.
  • ### The Perry Bible Fellowship [sporadic updates]: Cynical cartoons with a nice surrealistic touch.

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.
  • ### The Meek [on hiatus] is a fantasy comic that consists of five 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”.
  • ### Union of Heroes [stays unfinished] 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.

Newspaper strips

General comic sites / blogs

  • Blambot: The best available fonts for comics, including some helpful tutorials, for example about comic lettering
  • Calvin and Hobbes: Magic on Paper: Fansite with extensive information about Calvin and Hobbes and its creator Bill Watterson
  • The Comics Curmudgeon: Josh’s blog with cynical comments about the most recent instalments of popular newspaper comic strips is cult.

Non-comic websites

Raccoons and animals

Other

  • ArtStation: Community for professional artists
  • Cartographer’s Guild: Forum for cartographers
  • Cipher Mysteries: The latest news, research and reviews on uncracked historical ciphers.
  • Digital Webbing Forums: A good place to look for artists, for example if you want to write a webcomic but your drawing skills are rather poor.
  • Moviebarcode: Movies, as barcodes.
  • The Irrawaddy: News magazine with a primary focus on Burma which is closely associated with the pro-democracy movement.