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No, I don't draw my own comics; My artistic talents leave quite a lot to be desired.
This page contains links to my favourite online comics - and there's quite a few.
M'colleagues tell me that I seem to spend all my time reading them. That's simply not
true - Most of the time I'm busy reading newsgroups. ;-)
Quik Linx - Mixed age ratings - see below for more
+Minimum Reading Age
Comics.com & Garfield.com - Rated 'U'
Each of these strips have links to find out more about it and the characters portrayed.
You can also reach your own insights by reading the past month's-worth of comics.
Saves me writing a whole article on them anyway. :)
Geeky Stuff - Rated 'U' unless specified otherwise
- The Dilbert Zone
Surely everyone knows who Dilbert is? No? You sure you've got a 'net connection?
Dilbert is the person who represents the average Joe (or Dilbert) in today's
technologically advanced workplace. He's a nerd, he has nerdy friends and co-workers
and he's never happier that when he gets his office PC upgraded.
- Get Fuzzy
Can you imagine a world exactly like this one, but animals speak in human words
and act much like children? Catch up with Rob Wilco and his 'kids' Satchel the Dog
and Bucky the Cat. The dog is not a toy...
- 9 Chickweed Lane
It's hard to describe this strip, or the Freudian reasons for my liking it.
Maybe I like the artwork or the wry observations on life. Or maybe it's the
fact that it's about a family of 3 females.
- Big Nate
Do you remember life at school? Or maybe you're still there. Either way you'll
identify with Nate and his friends in this, yet another wry look at life.
Garfield has been described as the world's laziest cat, and also a lazy person
trapped in a cat's body. If you've never come across the orange stripey one
before, there's 9000 cat cartoons waiting for you. Catch up with the antics of
Garfield, Jon, Odie and friends in today's strip. Click that link!
Big Kids Only- Rated 'PG13' / 'PG' unless specified otherwise
- User Friendly
This particular cartoon is mentioned several times on this web site. I like it
especially because it's based within an Internet Service Provider much like the
one I already work for. Support Techs, Sysadmins and Machiavellian methods all
help to make their world an interesting place.
- GPF Software
The geek comic with a twist. It began much like
with Nick, Ki, Fooker (That's "oo" as in "moon", not "book"!) and gang in a
small out-of-the-way software company. Then the future folded onto the past
and it's now a roller-coaster ride of action, humour and darkness.
- Nerd Boy
The adventures of a little nerdy character made up of ASCII characters.
Be bitchy with Mandy, excited with Fanboy, cool with W4R3Z D00D, sad with
Hammerhead, and various other adjectives with characters in this kooky
little ASCII-art strip.
- Angst Technology
Much like User Friendly, this comic strip
is set within a company dealing largely with computers and the odd characters that
use them. Be sure to duck when WebMonkey takes aim, and get Dante some coffee
now, dammit, he's got a deadline to beat.
- The Dilbert Zone
- Sluggy Freelance -
Rated 'PG13' / 'PG'
Other Comics - Rated 'U' unless specified otherwise
The adventures of a short guy who is trying to sell his soul to the devil for
some remarkably cheap and tacky things, his sidekick, his sometime girlfriend(?),
the devil and God himself. A darn funny, and well drawn strip.
People of an sensitive nature may find Sinfest offensive. I don't, but hey,
don't say you haven't been warned. >:-D
- Sluggy Freelance
How best to describe this strip? Hmm. Nope. It's about two guys called Torg and Riff.
Torg's a bit of dork, Riff's an inventor and they used to live in the same complex as
a girl called Zoë. But that doesn't do it justice. You'll have to read it to
understand. Just don't let Aylee, Bun-Bun or the incompetent demon Reakk get you.
- Soap On A Rope
Max is an on/off unemployed bum with an online comic strip. He currently lives in a
decommisioned Nuclear Silo with his on/off boss and his cohorts who he likes to
pretend like him. There are aliens and no badly written reviews in this comic strip.
- Road Waffles -
You know what a Road Waffle is? It's that flattened lump of animal flesh often
found in the middle of the road after something gets too intimate with the underside
of a vehicle. This strip raises that concept to the next exponential by having very
little to do with animals being killed per se, but there's death - and lots
of it - yet somehow the characters take no notice (usually because they caused it).
And then there's Merv...
The comic with very little respect for the 'fourth wall' - the unwritten rule in
cartoons that states that characters can't talk to the artist that draws them.
The characters live in a world carved from the corpse of a character from
Sluggy Freelance, and are all anthropomorphs of sorts.
There are molecules, ghosts of molecules, eyeballs with teeth, earthworms and golems
in this strange and amusing little strip. You'll like it.
Wigu Tinkle is a prodigious little boy who is trying to grow up as normally as
possible when his Mom's a former alcoholic control freak, his Dad writes music
for 'adult' movies, his big sister is a Goth and he is persistently visited by
aliens from Butter Dimension3. Topato (from aforementioned dimension)
says "I am made of poison!"