As newspapers slip into the past, Sunday comics follow suit, leaving readers with one less source of comic relief in their daily lives. Fortunately, webcomics are picking up the cause, as hundreds of artists realize that their comics could gain traction online.
In a world where you no longer have to go to the New York Times to get known as a comic book artist, the internet is filling up with people with jokes to tell and art to sell. From comics about everyday problems to silly and absurd situations, these artists make the endless flow of information on the Internet a little more tolerable. After sifting through hundreds of comics, here are the funniest and best drawn ones.
1. “Heart and Brain” and “Clumsy Yeti”
Written by Nick Seluk, “Heart and Brain” and “The Awkward Yeti” are two hilariously heartfelt online comic series that have amazing art. Seluk began his comic book series with “The Awkward Yeti”, featuring a large blue yeti named Lars who interacts with his internal organs to try to navigate his way through life.
It pokes fun at common human issues and how bodies interact. Lars struggles to remember information, social interactions, adult life, diet failure, stress, anxiety, and his extreme addiction to coffee.
The webcomic’s popularity eventually led to the creation of Seluk’s comic book series, “Heart and Brain”. “Heart and Brain” often turns into “The Awkward Yeti,” but there’s a lot going on behind the scenes that Seluk wants to capture without Lars.
These webcomics usually feature Brain trying to keep Heart from flying too close to the sun and Heart trying to save Brain from an eternal existential crisis, often with special guest stars like Tongue, Stomach, Gallbladder, and Colon.
Together, these internal organs entertain readers with jokes about human life and struggle. So whether you’re an optimist like Heart or a realist like Brain, your abs will hurt from laughter when you’re done reading these comics.
2. “Sad Ghost”
Sad Ghost Comics focuses on sanity – connecting and shedding light on difficult situations. The comics were started by two artists, Laura and Liz, but now have a small group of artists working to create content. The creators’ mission is to raise awareness about mental illness and how everyone copes with it differently.
The main character is a sad ghost who struggles to keep up with life and stay positive about himself – ironically, he sends a message of healing and support to others. While these comics aren’t as humorous as some others, they are extremely well drawn and convey a wonderful message of self-love and acceptance.
In a world where ghosts have self-esteem issues and skeletons suffer from depression, everyone yearns for love and support.
3. Sarah Andersen’s comics
If you’re a clumsy person, these comics will make you laugh out loud. Andersen creates hilarious comics that illustrate life’s struggles, weird friendships, cats, creative work, and difficult social encounters. The stories are almost a biography of his life, and Andersen uses the webcomics to illustrate his own struggles, which many people can relate to.
With his love for October, his obsession with his cat, and his openness to mental health, Andersen has built an incredible webcomic with a community of other goofy humans who come together to laugh at themselves.
4. “Strange Planet”
This series was created earlier this year by Nathan Pyle and already has over 3 million followers. These webcomics are witty and thought-provoking as aliens poke fun at common human activities. Pyle’s ability to turn everyday events into what seem like strange human practices is what makes webcomics so entertaining.
Whether it’s birthday parties, swings, owning a cat, interacting with other humans, having kids, getting outdoors, or holiday traditions, Pyle makes normal activities look like unusual customs.
5. “Catania Comics”
These webcomics are a little different from the others, focusing on the cute moments in relationships and poking fun at the little things people do as a couple. The webcomics are heartfelt, as they show the creators, a New York couple, going through life and trying to be adults together.
They also make fun of their antisocial behavior and exaggerate with their personalities and passions when they connect with each other. Whether you’re in a relationship or not, this webcomic series about two people who have found love is adorable.
6. “Misdrawn lines”
The art of these webcomics is simple, and that’s what makes them hilarious. Created by Reza Farazmand, many comics feature a pigeon and a bear trying to figure out life and making fun of themselves, but there are also an endless amount of other characters.
Most comics feature animals and humans making fun of themselves and the life around them, often with sarcastic undertones. This creator weaves human and natural life into this hysterical series. All the comics show characters just trying to interact and make their way through life.
The artist explores characters overwhelmed with work but who nevertheless try to get by. Whether it’s a dad sacrificing his son to a yellow jacket to keep him safe, or a pigeon trying to convince a bear he’s a cool guy, these webcomics are the sarcastic pick-me-up whose everyone needs to brighten their day.