Completely Normal Guy Adopts Scene Dog
Badspace Comics is Scott Base’s amazing web comic.
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 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.
Go to Bed
Loved this comic from Sophia Foster-Dimino.
Nothing to add beyond I think this is great.