Monday, March 10, 2008


A slightly off-topic entry, so I hope people will still read. This one's about my favorite comics! Comics only found on Internet!

Being on the web, they instantly have an advantage over other comics of today. Only the comic creator owns their series, so there's no pressure over being discontinued, or keeping squeaky-clean or merchandise-friendly like the newspaper comics do.

I only read a few internet comic series consistently, but they are better than any newspaper comics out there today. Seriously. Have you guys read Garfield?


Achewood's greatness is hard to describe to anyone not in the know. One of the biggest, longest-running, and most popular internet comic series, Achewood is about a group of animals who all live and pay rent in a large housing complex. The way they all interact like a big dysfunctional family is what gives the series such an endless supply of jokes and stories.

This series has the most creative phrases and lingo imaginable. "Pimp skitters"? It's fantastic.

I had a REAL tough time picking which strips to put up here. Honestly, just pick an hour or two of free time, go to Achewood's site, and enjoy.

I actually don't read Penny Arcade too much because, well if it's even possible, the series is a bit too nerdy for me. I don't really get a lot of the jokes, since you'll find mostly video game jokes aimed at the hardest of hardcore nerds.
But you must give it credit for being one of the first internet comics... I think it started in '98, or '99? And it's still going strong, that's for sure.
If you are really into World of Warcraft, Dungeons and Dragons, or XBox games or whatever, this is the series for you.


I love this series!

In a world if Wonder Woman was a sassy, self-centered party girl who looked at fighting crime as more of a chore than as something liberating, you will meet Wonderella.

Dinosaur Comics is another favorite. The misadventures of 3 college-age dinosaur friends (T-Rex, Utahraptor, and Dromiceiomimus) as they contemplate philosophy, literature, lesbians, the internet, and Batman.

Yes, the characters' positions, expressions, and order of speaking are identical in EVERY, SINGLE, STRIP. Only the dialogue changes. And true, that turns off a lot of readers, so Dinosaur Comics fans are kind of a scarce breed. In MY opinion, if you can get past the monotony of seeing the characters doing the same things every strip, I think it just adds to the hilarity of it. Other frequent characters include God and The Devil (off-screen, of course).

Again, I had an extremely hard time picking which strips to put here because they are all just SO GOOD. I had to resort to just picking these at random. Still, awesome. Hot crackers!

In conclusion, check out all of these series. You might just thank me.
Ok, bye!!


J Cola said...

Awesome collection. It's great that you put up Penny Arcade. It's one of my favorites and I don't even play video games. There are so many online webcomics, amateur and professional. is a great place to look for them, as well as is a great community based for webcomic artists.

Web Comics is definitely a genre of it's own. The fact that it's a completely uncensored arena is impressive enough.
You know...until they put laws on the webs.

Brian Hanson said...

dogg you are hell of welcome for the introduction to achewood