minus by Ryan Armand

“[m]inus is about a little girl named minus (never capitalized!), who, for all intents and purposes, is a god. She’s just not really aware of it. Sort of. It’s a little hard to put into words but it makes sense when you read it.

What’s awesome about [m]inus is how charming it is. It’s very funny occasionally, but the ridiculous adventures that minus gets herself into are just a lot of fun to read. The art is also beautiful. Unlike probably 90% of all webcomics, [m]inus isn’t about pop culture spoofs or videogames (although there are comics dealing with those type of subjects). It’s very original.”

-Sparda, “minus (AKA: “The greatest webcomic ever”).” comicvine. 2010.

Minus is archived online. Highly recommended. One could reasonably argue that this is the greatest webcomic ever. This one may be my favorite.

Joe vs Elan School

Trigger Warning: If you watch this trailer for a documentary about Elan School, you’ll get a good sense of what you are in for. Joe vs Elan School isn’t going to be easy reading. Don’t like, don’t read.

A real place that Joe Nobody experienced and is now telling his story via a comic, Joe vs Elan School.

“To make it clear, I am not doing this for financial gain. Do I want this story to gain fame and worldwide exposure? Of course. But not because I personally want to be famous (I mean, I am using a fake name) but because places like Elan still exist and this entire industry needs to be exposed for the corrupt shit-stain on humanity that it represents.”

-Joe Nobody, “Learn More.” Joe vs. Elan School.

I’ve started Joe vs Elan School, but not finished yet. It reads as an indictment of all programs of this sort, such as boot camps, “scared straight”, and all the other institutionalized efforts to bully people into conformity, that punish mental illness or that are simply abusive.

CRIMEHOT

CRIMEHOT is about hot thieves in a crazy future where the human race was guided by an all-knowing Algorithm to leave Earth behind and colonize the depths of outer space and okay that’s all boring. That all sucks. Stop worrying about that. Let’s talk about how Haze is the greatest thief that has ever lived and how cool that is…

Enjoy the first issue of CRIMEHOT, a new on-going sci-fi caper comedy by Alec Robbins (creator of MR. BOOP.)

Just doing my part to support more weird in the world.

The Pyramid of Humanity

Pearls Before Swine is a syndicated comic strip [by Stephan Pastis] that runs in over 800 newspapers around the world.  The strip pairs an angry, arrogant Rat with a sweet but dumb Pig, the latter of whom is protected by a violent, albeit delusional Guard Duck.  Pig and Rat’s friends also include a bookish, intelligent Goat, and a poor, besieged Zebra whose only goal is to keep from being eaten by his inept and inarticulate next-door neighbors, the Fraternity of Zeeba Zeeba Eata crocodiles.”

https://stephanpastis.wordpress.com/about/

I particularly liked how this comic captures in-group / out-group dynamics. You’re either cop, cyclist, vegan, Republican, pick your in-group of choice, or you are “little people”, scum, exotic, and so forth and so on.

Mineshaft Magazine

“March 20, 2021 UPDATE:   Mineshaft #40, with beautiful Front & Back Cover art & design by R. Crumb, is at the printer & coming this Spring, 2021!!! PLUS new work by Robert Crumb, Sophie Crumb, Drew Friedman, Laure Boin, Bill Griffith, Christoph Mueller, Mary Fleener, Max Clotfelter, Robert Armstrong, Denis Kitchen, Rika Deryckere, Aleksandar Zograf, John Porcellino, a GIANT Letters section, Mineshaft Index (#31-40) & More!   Mineshaft #39 is HERE! Featuring out-of-this-world front cover art by Christoph Mueller & back cover art by Robert Crumb!   Many MINESHAFT back issues will be sold out soon…

Mineshaft Magazine is the closest thing I’ve seen to a 1960s style underground comics magazine that is still being published.

Mr. Boop

“A Life Embellished webcomic about the titular Alec Boop (nee Robbins) and his life being married to Betty Boop. Claimed to be based on Alec Robbins real life, and posted on his twitter account, the webcomic features Alec meeting (and usually having sex with) characters from various media, including Family Guy, The Sopranos and even Homestuck.

Extremely NSFW.

Has a spin-off flash game, Mr. Boop and the Curse of the Dinner Party/

TV Tropes, s.v. “Mr. Boop,” (accessed January 6, 2021), https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Webcomic/MrBoop

Sounds weird. Then, you go to the Mr. Boop website and see that Geocities aesthetic, and you wonder: Am I going to go deeper into this? Not today. Bookmarking for later (maybe).

Sweet Home

“After an unexpected family tragedy, a reclusive high school student is forced to leave his home — only to face something much scarier: a reality where monsters are trying to wipe out humanity. Now he must fight alongside a handful of reluctant heroes to try and save the world before it’s too late. Now a Netflix Original Series.”

Sweet Home