These are the comics that we like to read every time they update. The comics that inspire us to be more than the cut-rate hack job we really are!

Other movie comics

  • Joe Loves Crappy Movies
    Joe Dunn writes a great comic about his experience at the movies and supplements each comic with a thoughtful and well-written review. I pick apart his artwork weekly to try and figure out some of his technique! Plus, he’s one of the co-hosts of The Triple Feature podcast!
  • Multiplex
    Gordon McAlpin illustrates the loves and losses of the staff of the Multiplex 10. Not always strictly about movies, but a great workplace comedy. And wouldn’t you know it, Gordon is also one of the co-hosts of The Triple Feature podcast!
  • Instant Classic
    Brian Carroll is a little spotty with the updates, but the can be forgiven because he makes, y’know, actual films. Lots of different movie related concepts to chose from here. Everything from the comic that started it all – Instant Classic – to the genre skewering Genervous Point and spinoffs like Pirates and Brothers Donovan. All great stuff.
  • Movie Punks
    Carrington Vanston’s excellent comic hasn’t updated since 2003, but I would be remiss not to mention him. The archive is still up and running strong and his work continues to inspire me still.

The rest

  • Penny Arcade
    The older I get, the less I understand about gaming culture. But I still come back for Gabe’s amazing art and Tycho’s scintillating prose. Plus – let’s face it – I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for this comic.
  • PvP
    Another genre trailblazer I admire. Kurtz gets static for abandoning his gamer roots, but I admire how he’s developed his characters over the years.
  • Mitch Clem
    Mitch always seems to have more than a few projects up in the air at once. Whether it’s concert posters, journal comics, or the one that brought him fame and glory in the first place – Nothing Nice to Say – Mitch is always a busy guy. Here’s the place to check out all of it at once.
  • Joe and Monkey
    Zach Miller’s comic about a dim-witted delivery boy, his monkey and a kleptomaniac robot.
  • Digital Pimp Online
    A great collection of five different webcomics sure to meet your taste.
  • Orneryboy
    Updates are spotty, but I love Michael LaLonde’s pop art style. He’s one of the few webcomic artists I know that utlizes Flash as his medium both uniquely and unobtrusively.
  • American Elf
    James Kochalka’s groundbreaking daily slice-of-life comic. 10 years on and goin’ strong!
  • Diesel Sweeties
    R. Stevens is a one-man slogan machine.
  • Butternutsquash
    Sex, coffee, beer, bacon and more. Ramon Perez is an amazing illustrator.
  • Kukuburi
    Another one of Ramon Perez’s amazing creations. Harder to explain, it’s more dream-like or more like an acid trip. Great continuing storyline, though. Check it out!
  • The Perry Bible Fellowship
    If Rod Serling had a sense of humor and an illustration degree, this would be his web comic. Quietly producing some of the funniest, most well-timed, bait-and-switch material in the genre, The Perry Bible Fellowship finds a fresh approach to timeless themes like love, death, sex, religion, alien innovations and cosmic rebuttal. The artwork is top-notch with a staggering array of different styles thrown into the mix. Excellent work all around.
  • Kate Beaton
    A random assortment of sketch comics mostly revolving around history and literature. Don’t worry. It’s not as boring as it sounds.
  • Liz Prince’s Journal Comic
    Amazingly sweet-natured and authentic, Liz Prince’s comic is your antidote for the daily blues. If you can find a copy of her book Will You Still Love Me If I Wet The Bed?, consider yourself lucky.
  • Buttersafe
    Another sketch comic that continues to refine itself as time goes on. A little less sloppy than most. Both in artistic style and joke execution.
  • VG Cats
    Scott Ramsoomair updates his anthropomorphic cat gaming contest once in a blue moon, but the jokes are worth it.
  • Crap I Drew On My Lunch Break
    Jin Wicked recently announced she was ending her slice-of-life comic, but she plans on keeping the archives open for a while. Check it out. She does good work.
  • chainsawsuit
    I’m not sure at what point Kris Straub’s parody of sketch comics crossed over into a full-blown sketch comic, but darn it if he doesn’t deliver the oddball goods.