The internet is a wonderful and beautiful thing. It used to be that if you had the talent to draw your own comics you were still limited by the avenues of distribution like newspapers and magazines. Now all you need is a computer and a small chunk of change (some web design skills wouldn't hurt.). Here are 9 of my favorite web comics that I think you will also like. Diesel Sweeties You 8-bit graphic lovers out there will like this one because it's illustrated in an 8-bit style, but the videogame nostalgia ends there. It takes place in a world were robots exist and even have relationships with humans. It's very witty and fun to read. Cyanide & Happiness This is one of my favorite web comic series. It's very simply drawn and so dark in its humor. They also produce animated versions of their comics which are incredible as well. Freak Angels A very popular web comic written by Warren Ellis, an experienced writer who has worked with Marvel, DC, Image, and others, and an amazing illustrator named Paul Duffield. It's a more classic comic-book style. The Brads Brad Colbow is web designer and illustrator. He also releases a web comic series titled "The Brads" which is about two web designers making fun of the issues that some designers face with their clients and technology. If you're a designer you will certainly enjoy this comic. You might have seen his work in Smashing Magazine or Vector Tuts. Octopus Pie Octopus Pie is an ongoing comic series about two women living in Brooklyn, NY - their jobs, social circles, and some problems. Ctrl+Alt+Del A sci-fi/geek/videogame culture comic in the same vein as Penny Arcade. One awesome thing that they do is a choose-your-own-adventure style mini-series where they ask readers to email which decision should the character make. Antics Comics This one is similar to Cyanide & Happiness. Dark humor and simple drawing style. Creased Comics It's really a bunch of comics and video-comics in one. They are weird, dark, and funny. Penny Arcade And last but not least, Penny Arcade, the godfathers of web comics. A geek-culture comic strip about videos games, role playing games, movies, and even fatherhood. They've expanded into a little geek empire with an online TV series, an animation series, and 3-day gaming festivals held on both coasts of the U.S. WIRED magazine even did a nice profile on them in 2009, read it here.
I've been a fan of indie comics for some time now, and there are some that are pretty funny, but I find truly fantastic when an artist manages to make a funny and stylish comic. Tucker Rzepecki, also known as Bob Rz, is one of those guys. Based in Washington, Bob Rz was really inspired by Calvin's creator, Bill Watterson. Yesterday, during a little chat with Bob, he said, and I quote: Watterson really strove to protect cartooning as an artform and that's a tough thing to do in the papers anymore. I'm a fan of Bill myself, and I totally relate to Bob's style, because eventhough having simple lines, really cartoonish, it is really sharp he's got a pretty awesome line work. I'm a fan already, and I bet you guys will relate to him as well. So, here's is a brief selection of his work. In his DA portfolio there's a ton more, you must visit it. And what about you? Do you do comics? Would you share with us? ;D