(copypasta’d from my regular blog, since for some reason Tumblr is being a jerk about reblogging)
So everybody knows about Homestuck and Xkcd and VG Cats, but there are a ton webcomics out there. Some are good, some are bad.
Here are a few I read that you may or may not not have heard of:
Lackadaisy: Of freaking course. Updates at a glacial pace, but with good reason: The art is incredibly detailed, beautiful, and is professional in quality (no surprise, considering Tracy Butler is a pro arteest). Don’t let the cute cats put you off (though why ANYONE would be put off by adorable kitties is beyond me), this ain’t your little sister’s furry comic. Lackadaisy is a painstakingly researched comic about muthatuppin gangsters in the 1920s and it’s bloody good fun. Besides the amazing, wonderful, awesome srsly-I-can’t-stress-enough-how-good-it-is art, Lackadaisy also has great writing and a cast of fascinating characters. Recommended for history buffs, old movie fans, and lovers of dry humor.
Mahou Shounen Fight!: As the tagline says: “Magic: Not just for girls anymore!” MSF takes the classic idea of the Mahou Shoujo and casts a group of high school age boys as our
Sailor Scouts warriors of environmentalism, complete with sparkly transformation sequences and hot pink cowboy boots. The premise is super fun, the art is charming, and it plays wonderfully with gender tropes. Updates are fairly regular, though there have been a couple of hiccups. A great read for people who love Mahou Shoujo, queer theory, and silly sparkly stuff. Recommended for anime fans, LGBTetc peeps, and environmentalists.
Thistil Mistil Kistil: What first grabbed me about TMK was its unusual art. The style is reminiscent of Samurai Jack, making for interesting character designs and absolutely gorgeous settings. The story follows Cole, an undead Viking warrior on the search for artifacts belonging to the gods Thor, Odin and Freyr. He’s aided by Loki, who is not only brilliant comic relief, but a fascinating character in and of himself. I’d recommend TMK to anyone who loves norse mythology, rounded characters, and stuff that doesn’t look like just another animu webcomic. As a bonus, TMK updates very reliably: almost every Thursday :)
Cat vs. Human: This just cute. Cute, cute , CUTE. CVH is a nonlinear, slice of life comic about, well, cats and humans. Specifically, one human and her three cats. I dig the simple, cartoony style and, as a cat owner myself, I can relate to the comics. Updates reliably and is recommended for anyone who is a crazy cat lady deep down. Or is just, you know, a crazy cat lady all the way through.
Oglaf: SO SO SO NSFW. I’M NOT KIDDING, GUYS. IT’S A DIRTY, NASTY 18+ COMIC, NO HOLDS BARRED. It’s also fucking hilarious. There’s not much written material that can actually make me laugh out loud, but Oglaf does it almost every week. There are a couple of separate, continuing story lines and a few reoccurring characters, but Oglaf is mainly just a bunch of unrelated little stories that take place in a generic (but perverted) WoW type fantasy world. The art is excellent, the writing is funny, and the characters are lovable. It’s sexy, funny, and very, very smart on the queer theory front. Recommended for sex-positive, 18+ people with good senses of humor and filthy minds. Updates reliably every Sunday.