Webcomics have become a sensation recently, and for good reason. Their relatability (and accessibility!) makes them interesting to everyone. Here are some of the most hilariously creative webcomics on the Internet—go forth, and prepare to cringe at how scarily accurate (yet side-splitting) their portrayals of life are.
1. Brown Paper Bag Comics
Sailesh Gopalan (aka Saigo) is the 20-year-old artist behind Brown Paper Bag Comics. He makes his comics around the idea of Indian satire away from politics, focusing on the lifestyle of current millennials. In fact, some of the comics were inspired by his own past experiences. An incredibly accurate portrayal of growing up in India, the relatively recent webcomic addresses issues that we’ve all faced in our households from our parents blaming everything on the computer to log-kya-kahenge to gossipy neighbourhood aunties.
2. Sarah’s Scribbles
Sarah’s Scribbles is an insanely popular comic about the daily life and struggles of the main character (the semi-autobiographical Sarah). Authored by Sarah Andersen and often featuring a wise, advice-dispensing rabbit, she has also published the comics in a book entitled Adulthood is a Myth (check it out here).
3. Totes Pototes
Warning: not for the faint at heart! Totes Pototes is a comic utilising offensive humour to its finest potential, and Shreanca Bhattacharjee doesn’t really care how you feel about that.
Rubyetc is a comic that doesn’t take itself too seriously, and can still manage to deal with how life is crappy and even some serious mental health issues like depression, anxiety and dealing with the world when you’re feeling down.
5. Royal Existentials
Does the point of the complexities of life elude you? Do you often get stuck in one-sided conversations with the void? Don’t worry, Royal Existentials has your back. It uses existing vintage Indian paintings to tell the stories of “historical and contemporary angst”. The comic has been inspired by David Malki’s Wondermark, which is a personal favourite of the creators. The idea was to create a political webcomic that addresses social and feminist issues, but with a uniquely Indian viewpoint.
6. Inedible India
Just as Royal Existentials is based off Wondermark, Inedible India is inspired by Royal Existentials, except it uses old paintings of almost anything to highlight important social issues.
7. Hark! A Vagrant
Hark! A Vagrant is a comic series by Kate Beaton. She uses her history degree for medieval slapstick humour, some literary funnies and all-round awesomeness with these short, standalone comics.
A comic about a half-man, half-space monkey navigating regular adult life. Confused? The author’s got you covered, “Some time in the 80’s a human woman made love to a space monkey. Eight months later a lunarbaboon was born. Lunarbaboon is married and has one child. He works as a school teacher and lives a life similar to most North American humans.”
Go ahead and take the plunge into the world of webcomics, we promise you won’t regret it.