I’m dividing this list of webcomics (or comics on the web) into very loose categories, mostly to give you a better idea of what you might be getting into. There is a lot of overlap and I’m not interested in strictly defining any of these works as one thing or another.
Carrying the tradition of newspaper funnies onto the web, these strips are set up as daily joke comics.
Hark! A Vagrant – Kate Beaton
Gunshow – KC Green
Cat and Girl – Dorothy Gambrell
Nedroid’s Picture Diary – Anthony Clark
Perry Bible Fellowship – Nicholas Gurewitch
Overcompensating – Jeffrey Rowland
Diesel Sweeties – R. Stevens
A Softer World – Emily Horne and Joey Comeau
Pictures for Sad Children – John Campbell
Machine Gum – Jon Martz
WonderMark – David Malki
Daily or weekly updates in the life of the artist, in some form or another.
Leaning closer towards telling a longer narrative rather than focusing on the jokes. These comics tend to be more character or plot-centered.
Octopus Pie – Meredith Gran
Body World – Dash Shaw
Sacred Heart – Liz Suburbia
Old City Blues – Giannis Milonogiannis
Persimmon Cup – Nick Bertozzi
Anders Loves Maria -Rene Engström
Achewood – Chris Onstad
Sailor Twain or The Mermaid in the Hudson – Mark Siegal
Freewheel – Liz Baillie
Rice Boy – Evan Dahm
Dresdan Codak – Aaron Diaz
Scary Go Round – John Allison
Johnny Wander – Ananth Panagariya and Yuko Ota
The End – Ran Brown
Sister Claire – Yamino
The Meek – Der-shing Helmer
FreakAngels – Warren Ellis and Paul Duffield
Sin Titulo – Cameron Stewart
The Abominable Charles Christopher – Karl Kershl
Not Safe for Work
Nasty jokes usually paired with rough art styles, these comics are funny as hell if that’s your sensibility (not for everyone though, probably). Or they they might be a bit heavy on the sexy. Kids, ask your parents before using the internet.
The avant garde, testing the limitations of the webcomics format, or simply the comics medium as a whole.
MS Paint Adventures – Andrew Hussie (Problem Sleuth, Homestuck)
Rainbow & I – Jen Tong
Forming – Jesse Moynihan
Meanwhile – Jason Shiga
Garfield Minus Garfield – Dan Walsh
NAWLZ – Stu Campbell
Puke Force – Brian Chippendale
When I Am King… – Demian5