There are, literally, thousands of webcomics out there awaiting for your enjoyment. Some are owned by syndicate websites, while many others are self-published by the writer or artist. You might as well ask: which are the most popular? In no special order, this article introduces you to half a dozen of the best-loved webcomics on the Internet.
Hark! A Vagrant
The entertaining work of Canadian author Kate Beaton breathlessly covers a range of topics from fan fiction to historic lampooning and contemporary satire. Produced in 3-10 panel strips, this prize-winning comic is well worth delving into.
The Abominable Charles Christopher
Well known for his work with DC Comics, Karl Kerschl created his webcomic, The Abominable Charles Christopher, in 2007. It tells the continuing story of yeti-man Charles Christopher and his encounters with colourful woodland characters and gods.
The creation of James Squires, Moonbeard is a hugely popular webcomic character that channels an often dark, melancholic sense of humour. The comics use simple artwork and are presented in short 4-6 panel strips.
The multi-award-winning webcomic, Girl Genius, is the work of Phil and Kaja Foglio. It tells the story of Miss Agatha Clay (aka Agatha Heterodyne). The heroine starts off as a hapless student at the Transylvania Polygnostic University, but discovers her scientific genius as she tries to save herself and alternative-history Europa from mad “sparks” and despotic dictators.
The work of writer Martiza Campos and artist Bachan, Powernap is a brilliantly drawn sci-fi fantasy webcomic set in a world where nobody sleeps. Only problem is, the main protagonist, Drew Spencer, is allergic to the Z-Sup pills that enable all around him to stay awake 24/7. The resulting escapades are action-packed and humorous.
Scott Kurtz and Dylan Meconis combine their creative talents to produce the long-running PvP webcomic. Telling the tale of a fictional video game magazine company and its numerous employees, PvP bases its comical storyline on nerd culture. The humour has expanded over the years to poke fun at relationships, generational gaps and technology.