We talk about comics a lot here at IHoGeek, but today I want to talk about a very specific kind of comics: the elusive Webcomic.
Alright, so elusive may not be the right word, in fact I’d say that in the last ten years there’s been an abundance of webcomics–I dare say even an over-abundance–but I can never have enough of the good ones. For those of you unfamiliar with webcomics, the concept is simple: it’s a comic strip that is published exclusively online. Sometimes, eventually, they are published in hard-copy, but this happens after years of online success and happiness. Often, the comics deal with nerdy topics, but sometimes they’re more “slice of life“–and sometimes they’re even autobiographical, like an online, public, hilarious diary for the artist/writer.
In the same vein, I’ve been seeing more and more webcomic artists at conventions; in fact some have even started conventions of their own, and I think that’s pretty rad. All that being said, it makes me sad when people haven’t heard of, or disregard the art of the webcomic.
I’ve read a lot of webcomics in my day but I’m only ever really super involved in one or two at a time. A couple weeks ago I dove back into one that I used to love hard-core (Ctrl-Alt-Delete) and it’s got me thinking about all the different webcomics that are available out there, but I’m just not reading for one reason or another.
Right now, the only comic I read with any regularity is Questionable Content, and I’d like that to change.
So, this week, I present a challenge to you all. Tell me the webcomic you love the most, and convince me to read it. I’ll pick the top three most convincing arguments, read through the archives, and then post my thoughts in the next few weeks. You can post your recommendations here, or shoot me an email: Jenisaur@ihogeek.com