What happens when you put a penguin in a trench coat, a turtle that has not come out of its shell, and a smoking bear with anger management problems in the same room for group therapy? You get Unhinged!
This comic begins with the clashing personalities of Chester Black the penguin who also goes by the alias “John T. Spanker”, Shelly the turtle, and Eddie the bear while they are all seeking psychiatric help from Dr. Shitzbyrd (a psychoanalytic owl in a sweater vest). The three each have their own quirks like one character enjoys murdering blow-up dolls and another one is behind on rent and has to get pressured by his walrus landlord to pay up. This story has attitude, hilariously placed puns, and references to strange cults.
The art is made up of very clean lines and everything is drawn and coloured digitally. The style is pretty fantastic and a professional level of work has been put into this project.
Read Unhinged by Psychobrain, rated M (for strong language and mild violence). Read it NOW!!
In a little, out of the way, medieval hamlet known only for its gryohon legends, lives a young lad who hasn't had much luck in life so far, but an opportunity arises that just might change things for the better! If only he can get a real gryphon feather… but it's not going to be easy, oh no. Gryphon Rise is an action adventure fantasy story, with a good dose of humour. The art is full colour and all digital. This is a fun comic with a lot of recent updates!
By Reca, rated E
We Made a Comic is centered around the personified yams, Allen and Scott. The premise follows the formula for gag-a-day comic strips about two couch potatoes sitting around making video game reference jokes, only this comic stars actual tubers. There are great modern references scattered in this comic like Five Nights at Freddies, Dungeons and Dragons, Mario Brothers, Star Trek, The Walking Dead, Comcast, Shadowrun Hong Kong, and anime among many others.
The art is digital and crisp and drawn using a Wacom tablet. All the comic strips are in full color and there are some daring uses of silhouettes and colour combinations. This is a collaborative comic project between the creative duo, Spencer and Jim.
Read We Made a Comic by Spencinator, rated T!
Splitsville. Plastic lawn flamingo. Silence. Alone. Ginormous ants.
Our main character lives alone in a dark, empty house. He goes about his daily tasks that involve reading the mail in an abandoned park and walking to the grocery store and leaving without paying. He watches DVD movies by himself until he passes out on the sofa. His only company is a plastic flamingo on his lawn as he's drinking through cans of beer. Have I also mentioned that there is a huge crack in the ground around his neighborhood for an unexplained reason?
Once a month he ventures to the top of a cliff to talk to another grumpy loner named Clint who resides on the opposite side of the deep ravine that separates the two land masses. It turns out that Clint only has a taco truck as a food source and a radio for entertainment. The main character has an entire grocery store filled with entertainment and food for days. The city is currently being invaded by dreadfully large ants that are keeping the men from finding an escape route. Clint is entirely in monochromatic grayscale.
Read Clint by 1rd2th3st! Rated M
Sentiments is a very funny newspaper style comic strip written in both Chinese and English. Two modern city girls and a cat give us their accurate and pithy observations on every day American life. The art is heavily stylised, honed, and simplified into a classic newspaper style, all drawn in black and white. The writing is humorous and mostly dead on target, although sometimes the syntax doesn't make the journey from Chinese to English completely intact. Read Sentiments by Yiu, rated E.
The story behind Mechanaflux starts out in the present day on Earth with three urban city kids living: Arad, Cory, and Jackson who are all members of the same soccer team even though they come from very different households and upbringings. It appears to be a regular day after practice when suddenly the sky transforms into an image that reflects the same green heart pattern of a pendant belongs to a mutual acquaintance, Father Reese.
There is a separate world in this story called Flux that is caught in between the Middle Ages and the Distant Future. Here we meet Maria, a young girl, who is ready to embark on her first mission. The land of Flux is filled with old vessels of Mecheers that used to roam the land. There is an ominous darkness lurking in the shadows of Metal City that seems to be upset with the current state of things.
The comic is produced by scarletspider, co-creators Shawn is the writer and Ava creates the Art. All the pages may be hand-drawn traditionally and then coloured digitally.
Read Mechanaflux by scarletspider, rated E!
A Reasonable Case is Alschroeder's interestingly constructed argument for the possibility of a higher power, all done in a visual, comic book form. He takes you on a ride through history, science and philosophy and teaches you a lot of new things on the way! Even if you disagree with what the comic is trying to say, you'll still come away a little wiser because of the clever was Alschoeder hos illustrated his case. The art is fairly basic but does the job, drawn with pencil, coloured digitally. The story is an informative essay that takes the form of a monologue. By Alschroeder, rated E
Set in a surreal world that is very different (or similar) to the planet we live on, this story examines the adventures of an unpredictable pair of a Rooster that needs anger management classes and a talkative reptile with nervous energy. The Rooster and Reptile set out on a journey where they meet other strange personalities such as a grumpy termite and have to guard themselves against Ptera birds. This comic demonstrates how it feels to be caught in the middle of a waking dream.
Psycho Babble is a collaboration comic that is created by Milk. The art is style top notch and unique with a muted colour palette that complement each other nicely. All pages are coloured digitally.
Escape into a world of wondrous whimsy and read Psycho Babble by MilkArt, rated E.
Grin N Spirit is more than a pun on grin and spit! Indeed, it's a very long, on-going story comic, about ghosts, ghost hunters, aliens, and all manner of mythological monsters. There's drama, humour, and action aplenty when these guys mix it up a little and go after some malignant spirits. Grin N Spirit is a great inside take on what it means to be a paranormal investigator.
The art is mainly digital now and it's in a very individual style. The writing style is action comedy. There are plenty of pages to go through so get to it! Read Grin N Spirit by Ghostrunner, rated E.
The Adventures of Ty stars a tiny Tyrannosaurus Rex tyke with an unquenched thirst for curiosity and an obsession with meat products. Ty lives among his human parents (who he refers to as “Mom” and “Dad”) and is always dressing up in different costumes and acting out his own imaginary adventures around the house. It is the perfect comic story for anyone who loves the idea of owning a baby Tyrannosaurus that can live among humans.
The comic is created using hand-drawn line work using a pencil or pen and then it is scanned in to be coloured digitally.
Read the Adventures of Ty by jedi34567 on The Duck, rated E.
Working in Ahiti cafe probably wasn't Haven's dream occupation, but she loves it anyway. She just sort of fell into it after collage and has been stuck there ever since. Her daily routine is a joy. But then along comes Sophie… stroppy, sulky, surly Sophie. She turns haven's life of heaven into hell. Just what exactly is behind all that aggression?
Sweets and Giggles is a comedy graphic novel about interesting unusual people and a very interesting relationship, with lesbian/gay/trans themes. The story and plotting are great! There's a well written arc that does a good job of engaging you emotionally. The art varies a lot and has seen much experimentation in style and colour, but it's seems to be slowly crystallising into something stable. There's stylised reality, digital colour, black and white, sepia and texture. By Udyr, rated M.
Steel and Manitou tells a tale of the legendary Gtchi Manitou, a Great Spirit, embodied by a white horse with a feather in its mane. The stories are inspired by the Nêhiyawak (Plains Cree) Aboriginal legends from Saskatchewan, Canada. This tale begins when a young orphaned girl, Kassidy Kerr, finds herself in an audience for a traveling troupe of two Nêhiyawak stage performers, led by Vox, a story teller. Young Kassidy gets inspired by the tales and now has to listen to her Gtchi Manitou. A secret stowaway, cold desert nights, and a covered wagon. Kassidy Kerr is now seven years older and the story is just getting started!
The art style is very charming and the colour palette gravitates toward the reddish-orange side of the spectrum in the daytime scenes, so I am reminded of sunsets in the Old West. All the colours are filled in digitally.
If you are interested in plants, animals, humans, Gods, Ghosts, and Ghouls or just want to hear the tale of how the Buffalo gained its hump, read Steel and Manitou by ashtree house, rated T.
In the cold whiteness of Northern Alberta in the great winter nation of Canada there's a little girl who has a bad dream about a big blue man pierced with harpoons… in her town there's skulduggery, murder, blood on the snow. This is a fascinating cinematic comic! It's a very unusual story premise but it only gets better and better the more you read as the suspense builds and the story expands. The art is full colour, stylised realism, and the story is a Scifi action graphic novel. I highly recommend it. By Skweeee, rated M.
What happens when a large anthropomorphic orange Rakasta (cat-tiger) rows up to the shore one day in a bowl-shaped boat? The only answer that question is: An adventure! Spike is a fun-loving, easily pleased feline with a penchant for getting caught in gillnets. The minute he arrives in town, he is approached by several humans who want to do business with a giant cat. What will become of this rambunctious Rakasta once the journey begins?
The pages are coloured using traditional paint media such as watercolour and India ink.
Read Onward by Mina_Lunga rated T.
Can you eat 50 eggs? Can anybody? Well, actually, pretty much everyone can unless they're allergic or can't afford them, but can you do it all in one session? Hmm? …well if they're ant eggs or caviar maybe… Nononono, you just don't get it do you? 50 hard boiled eggs in one go! Only Cool Hand Luke can do that, and only Mulletturtle can produce such a wonderfully artistic and funny comic with that title! Just look at the art, you'll love it. Just read it, you'll laugh, especially at the artist character, he's my fave. With great, colourful digital art in a few different styles, this is a non-sequitur gag comic. Read NOBODY CAN EAT FIFTY EGGS, by mulletturtle, rated E.
This is a dark story about the secret life of Doctor Michael Jones. Real dark. It explores the twisted mind of a hospital worker turned serial killer and his unorthodox therapist who shows little concern after hearing Jones' incriminating confession. Wicked Games examines the fine line between euthanasia in hospitals and cold-blooded murder.
The art style is colored with digital ink. Some of the comic panels use a unique texture filter that give off the impression of a camera recording.
If you enjoy tales depicting the dark underbelly of humanity, read Wicked Games by vladimirmasters rated Mature (for strong language and violence).
War has wiped out the human race from the world, all that's left are the MOs; genetically engineered human animal hybrid super-soldiers. They're specially adapted to survive and forage on their own, making them the perfect creatures to inherit the earth from their human predecessors. Devil Spy is the youngest of the bunch, a half blind, part dog little blonde lad with an obsession for comics and a boundless curiosity for the world. This is a graphic novel story comic. It has a little action, a little drama, and a hint of post apocalyptic SciFi. The art is bright, colourful, and very pleasant to look at! Read Devil Spy by Jaymzeecat, rated T+.
Casinos, nightlife, sequined gowns, Panama hats and fancy suits. Rowena has her green dress on, her clover barrette, and is ready to be a good luck charm once again. Lady Unlucky is the newest incarnation of the webcomic “The Many Misfortunes of Lady Luck” by Whirlwynd. Although Lady Unlucky shares some of the same characters from “The Many Misfortunes of Lady Luck”, Whirlwynd mentions that the first chapter is a lot different than the last version, so most of the 2014 version is new to everyone. This comic showcases fully colored pages with digital ink that Whirlwynd promises to update with the very best work!
Read Lady Unlucky by Whirlwynd, Rated M.
Will is very, very ordinary guy, stuck in a job he hate with a boss who's a real dick… well, his life is about to get just a little bit worse. There are inter-dimensional ghost aliens, gigantic cockroaches, and all sorts of horrible alien creatures on the prowl and it looks like poor old Will is going to find himself stuck in the middle of it. The art is all solid black and white, nicely stylised in this graphic novel comic, the fights scenes especially are drawn and choreographed very well! The story style is humorous, modern day lovecraftian.
Read Journey Man by Willgun, rated T+.
Hard Luck Comics is a porthole that gives a pretty accurate view of life as a twenty-something living at home during a subpar, post-recession job market. Devon is a college graduate with an associate's degree, his own young-adult man cave, and parental pressure from his mother to get a job. This slice of life comic may be very easily relatable for underemployed Generation-Y millennials navigating the job market when faced with the joys of endless online job applications and tricky job interviews. The art is colored and drawn digitally with some photographs incorporated in the panels.
Read Hard Luck Comics by ComicMan86, rated E!
The world of AndeeCandy is populated entirely by sentient jellybean people who're basically faces with legs and arms. They're quite a ridiculous, comical bunch, always doing something silly for our amusement, particularly the yellow jellybelly who always seems to do things wrong, often with hilarious consequences, especially when he's shown up by the little pink one or her big green aunt. Andee Candy is a comic-strip style comic that updates extremely frequently. The art is friendly, bright, colourful, and comical, and the writing is always good for a laugh!
Read Andee Candy by AndeeCandy, rated E.
Cat lovers of the world, rejoice! Ginger and Shadow is a comic about two cool cats and their daily introspective thoughts while living with the Garrick family. Ginger is an enlightened house cat, wise beyond its years and is always willing to give sage advice to Shadow, an easy-going and friendly cat. From going to pet therapy meetings with Vernon, the house mouse to tormenting the pair of neighborhood feral cats this comic really gets into the inner workings of the mind of a cat. It makes for good reference material for anyone wondering why cats break lamps or warm up to humans.
The comic strip is drawn in a traditional three-panel comic strip format and is in solid black and white. Ginger and Shadow is a silver recipient in the 2008 Independent Publisher Book Awards in the Graphic Novel/Drawn Book–Humor Cartoon category.
Read Ginger and Shadow by BarryCorbett, rated E.
Words with Abby and Lydia is a side project by the brilliant author of “Masked” (check it out! http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Masked/). It's a three panel weekly strip that features the two titular ladies, Abby and Lydia, giving us comical descriptions of words in alphabetical order, starting with Ambidextrous… while they pick on one another in various entertaining ways. Words with Abby and Lydia is a comedy strip in black and white, and a very easy and enjoyable read!
By Booger, rated E.
Perry Penguin is a story that focuses on conversations between two friends in the North Pole: Steve, the tan-loving sea lion, and Perry, an argumentative penguin. Sometimes the conversations drift into politics, film, and current events. The two personalities are pretty funny and bring up intelligent points without crossing the line. It is like watching a couple of best friends bickering, but they must enjoy it because they keep coming back for more.
The art style is drawn in a traditional 4-panel newspaper comic format in full color.
Laugh until your belly hurts and read Perry Penguin by Vindibudd, rated E.
This is a type of comic and one from a class that we almost never feature: Spiritual. In God's Revelation, god takes on the form of a 13 year old boy, he explains to the audience how he controls the universe and then we move on to a retelling of the story of Adam and Eve… God's Revelation is a manga comic that humanises the god of Christian mythology and seeks to explain various apparent contradictions and contentions. While I as a reader (and maybe you to), do not share the religious viewpoint of the story, God's Revelation is clearly produced to a very high standard and the author has put a lot of thought into the ideas presented within it; which makes it worthy of a feature.
This is a black and white, spiritual manga comic. Read God's Revelation, by Ep1, rated M