Unless you grew up in the 2000s, you probably read your favorite comic strip in the newspapers.
The classics, such as Garfield, The Far Side, Calvin and Hobbes, and Peanuts are known all over the world.
However, like is the case with most newspapers today, majority of comics have gone online. Therefore, if you would want to enjoy them, you probably need to subscribe to an online newspaper.
But even better, thanks to the internet, there are thousands of comic strips produced by indie artists from all over the world that are waiting for you to discover them. These artists post their comics on their websites or social media platforms, and in the process, build loyal audiences that endear them.
The comics posted online are referred to as “webcomics”.
If you are looking for recommendations of the best webcomics of all time, then this post is for you. Read on for a compilation of some of the top comic strips available on the internet today.
Best Webcomics of All Time
Cyanide and Happiness
This is a well-known webcomic that has been on the internet for year. In fact, we can bet that you’ve probably come across one of these C&H comics.
The online comic strip features a simple drawing style and an almost rigid writing structure. These two attributes are. However, what make the comic so awesome.
On the website, there is even a page where you can generate a comic. Go ahead and play on the page to see what you come up with.
Warning: You may end up spending over an hour at the generate a comic page. Don’t visit the page when you have important things still pending on your to-do list.
Honey Dill dabbles on a wide range of good things, including food, cats, pop culture and humanity.
Created by Ryan and Laura Harby, the web comic features a simple art style that is almost geometric. The characters are fun to look at the content is punchy and funny.
Unlike most comics that have made it on our list of the best webcomic, Gunshow sometimes features a bit of continuity and storyline.
This online comic strips is definitely not for everyone. However, if you are into it, you’ll end up swearing nothing beats the strip.
Think of Gunshow as the weird Nickelodeon cartoons that parents wouldn’t want their children to watch.
The comic strip is drawn by KC Green, who’s talent we can aptly say comes out as rugged and raw.
Since this strip features some storyline continuity, you might want to start reading it from the beginning.
Toonhole is produced by several different artists, all with their own cartoon style.
The online comic strip features slightly inappropriate, Adult Swim-esque humor on areas such as philosophy, politics, light-hearted moments, and more.
You’ll definitely want to visit Toonhole at the end of the day just to get a good laugh.
One thing that makes Safely Endangered stand out is its minimalist art style that we can only describe as “unexpected facepalm” humor.
The artist behind the web comic, Chris, create a wide range of characters, including food, humanoids, insects, animals and various innate objects.
This is one of the best webcomics online thanks to the minimalist art and the charming points that are brought across.
Extra Fabulous Comics
For some NSFW vibes, you’ll want to read Extra Fabulous Comics.
This super-funny webcomic stands out for it humor style that ranges from mildly off-color puns to very relatable moments. Occasionally, the comic strip tends to sway on the side of depressing and disturbing in the best way.
If we’ve lost you a little bit, check out the comic strip to understand what we mean.
The artist behind Extra Fabulous Comics, “Zach”, creatively includes everything from quick photographed sketches to fully colored, polished comics.
For subject matter, you’ll find everything from ridiculous to relatable, with a touch of everything in-between.
The author’s Ko-Fi profile provides a good summary of the humor you’ll find on the webcomic.
If you prefer to read something random, edgy, and even, sometimes, bizarre, you’ll get your fill at Mr. Lovenstein.
The online comic strip featured brightly-colored, globular characters that are highly-relatable. You are bound to find yourself nodding in agreement in between snorts of laughter and eye-rolling as you remember similar episodes in your life.
For example, check out this episode.
Hilarious, isn’t it?
Bonus Tip: Make sure you hover your mouse over to the left side of the white space below each comic for a surprise!
xkcd is a comic strip dedicated to romance, sarcasm, math and language.
The artists behind the webcomic is a former NASA robots engineer. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that majority of the jokes are science and math related. Therefore, if you are into technology and stats jokes, this webcomic is for you.
So, what does xkcd really mean?
According to the artist, xckd is simply a random mishmash of letters that form a word that cannot be pronounced. This being the case, you already know you’re in for a treat of some witty content in the webcomic.
xkcd features a simple art style of black and white stick figures. The comic strip is text-heavy but we find it very engaging.
Check out the new releases xkcd.
If you are looking for a webcomic that focuses on real and funny takes in life, confidence, and depression, Loading Artist is for you.
The webcomic, which was created by Gregor Czaykowski, also throws in some random jokes, once in a while. The long-running comic strip features inanimate objects, such as talking salt and pepper, as well as simple, stylized human figures in different situations.
The comic strip artist easily captures intense emotions with minimal lines in his comic strip.
Check it out, we’re sure you’d love the dramatic facial expressions of the characters.
Owl Turd Comix
The artist behind Owl Turd Comix is known as Shenanigansen, or simply Shen. The artist started the webcomic in 2013 and focuses on a wide range of topics, including life inspiration, identity, millenials, and more.
Most of Owl Turd Comix are available on the official website. However, you can also find syndications of the web comic on other places online.
The comic strip is draw in Photoshop and the characters look simple. However, you will definitely realize their expressions, whether they are presented as human or animal characters. In a nutshell, the characters use metaphors to make a point.
Nearly everyone can relate to Owl Turd Comix, and this is what makes it one of the best webcomics today.
They Can Talk
If you love comic strips with talking animals, check out They Can Talk.
The animal characters have lives, problems and agendas, just like humans. This comic reminds us of The Far Side, which is something that we love.
Least I Could Do
Also making it on our list of the best webcomics to read is Least I Could Do. This online comic strip will get you hooked with its cast of characters and storyline.
When you land on the online comic strip website, make sure you check out the “New Readers” page to meet your characters and know what they are all about.
The comic strip mostly dwells on issues around relationships and the narcissistic behavior of the main character known as Rayne.
Port Sherry comprises of much longer comic strips that touch on pop culture. This web comic feature talking forks that are drawn in an interesting style that is augmented with a unique writing format that will keep you engaged.
Port Sherry is not a one-off joke type of web comic. Instead, it is much longer. Therefore, you may want to allocate some time when you are free to check out the comic.
Girls with Slingshots
Girls with Slingshots is an online comic strip drawn by Danielle Corsetto and Laeluu. This web comic is about two young women (Hazel and Jamie) and their interaction with their friends and pets.
You’ll also find a talking cactus in the webcomic.
We advise you to start the comic from the beginning to get the whole story.
If you love online comic strips with recurring characters, the Octopus Pie web comic is for you. This comic strip is a storyline of the adventures and mishaps of two Brooklyn women.
The comic is drawn by Meredith Gran and Valerie Halla.
Tales of Absurdity
In this online comic strip, you’ll enjoy the mix of subjects covered, which range from puns, Marvel superheroes, Harry Potter, and random stuff that is not easy to categorize.
The Tales of Absurdity easily makes it on this list of the best web comics today.
East More Bikes
Eat More Bikes is a witty webcomic that stands out for its puns, observations and random stuff you will see today online. The online comic strip, drawn by Nathan Bulmer, feature simple art style presented in a basic website.
You’ll find this comic entertaining, regardless of the subjects that you are interested in.
Doctor Cat MD
This webcomic is about a doctor that is also a cat. In the comic.
The funny strip also features a lot of cats who are not doctors, and aren’t good at their jobs.
The humor here is on point.
Poorly Drawn Lines
From the name, you can guess that this online comic strip features minimalism art. The artist, Reza Farazmand, does great work with minimal linework.
The comic strip mostly feature talking animal characters, with the occasional appearance of plants and people.
The art style and great writing make this comic one of the best on the internet.
If you can’t fall asleep quickly or just want a quick good laugh, check out this comic strip
Eat My Paint
One thing that makes Eat My Paint different from all the other mentions in this guide of the best webcomics is that it’s entirely drawn on MS Paint. The online comic strip has a childish quality that is easy to love.
You will easily relate to the topics covered in the strip.
Once in a while, the comic see cameo appearances of infamous characters like Mario.
Awkward Zombie is a fantasy webcomic that features characters from other sources, such as Mario, Pokémon and Zelda
Most of the strips are standalone comics. Therefore, you can browse the titles in the archive.
This is a pretty fun webcomic if you are into pop culture.
This Instagram-based webcomic is all about cuddly humor, pastel colors and marshmallow-like people interacting with talking animals.
If you are into cute writing or animals, you will love this comic strip.
This funny webcomic features recurring themes of human and non-human characters going for adventures.
The artist behind the strip, Katie Cook, brings out the story of Gronk and her friend Dale, together with supporting characters such as Kitteh (Gronk’s plush car), Kitty (the cat), and Harli (Dale’s dog) in different adventures.
The characters tackle different topics in cute and charming humor.
Lunar Baboon is an interesting web comic that features different imaginative characters. The online comic strip covers a wide range of topics, including childhood and depression. If you are raising kids, you are bound to enjoy this comic strip.
The funny yet insightful comic strip has some very introspective ideas.
SMBC, which stands for “Saturday Morning Breakfast Comics” is a popular webcomic you might have come across before.
The comic features a variety of strips, from single panel zingers to longer vertical strips. The subjects covered include religion, politics, scientific ideas and more.
There is a lot to enjoy in this comic strip.
This comic strip by Idan covers a wide range of topics, from religion to technology, talking animals to geek humor.
This webcomic features characters that are drawn in caricature style. Each character comes with a funny little poem beneath it.
The simple art-style online comic strip is very enjoyable.
The Moonbeard webcomic is drawn by New Zealand artist, James Squire. This online comic strip is sometimes depressing yet funny.
The comic strip is witty, funny but can sometimes leave you asking yourself, “what did I just read?”
This family-friendly comic drawn by Kadi Fedoruk will remind you of the drawings in some of the children’s books you grew up reading/
The comic’s major character is princess Tammy.
This storyline comic follows the character in her magical world
Blastwave comprises of intricate original paintings of marines in a war. Despite what you may think from this introduction, the comic is actually funny.
If you like fully-rendered comics, you should definitely check out this one.
Three Word Phrase
With this comic strip, you can find everything from random to mildly disturbing.
While the comic is referred to as “Three Word Phrase”, don’t expect to find just three words.
Check out this strip if you are in the mood to laugh out loud.
Things in Squares
This online comic presents fun and awesomeness in a four-panel strip.
Bonus Tip: There’s more lying behind each comic. To get the goodies, hold your mouse over the comics.
As the name suggests, this online comic’s characters are dinosaurs. However, the dinosaurs talk about complex theoretical questions as well as technology.
Sometimes, you might see the drawings reused. However, make sure you check the text as its usually different and thought-provoking.
Hot Paper Comics
Hot Paper Comics is a fun comic strip that features random humans and simple, rounded characters. This comic stands out for not only its fun but also the coloring style that is reminiscent of crayons.
The strip’s humor is on point and is brought out in single panel shorts as well as longer stories.
Portuguese Geese is a fun and relatable comic drawn by Joe Holtby. The online comic strip is full of random humor that will tickle your wits thanks to its frequent clever wordplays.
And with a name like Portuguese Geese, you definitely know you are up for some treat.
This unique web comic is drawn by the artists Raph.
The online comic strip is witty and pessimistically funny. We especially love when the characters put some twist on some common jokes.
Raphcomic stands out for its easy art style.
4am Shower is a feel-good comic that mostly revolves around animals. The web comic is easy to read and would be a good time-waster for a weekday afternoon.