Diamonds in the Rough

posted February 25, 2006 by Q

QThere are thousands of webcomics on the 'net. Everyone and their cousin seem to have one. I myself have been puttering around in webcomics since 1999, when I read Thin H Line (now known as Sexy Losers), Sinfest, and (The) Wendy (Project). Those comics inspired me and some high school friends to put GraveRiver High online, which lasted for three years. Kudos to GRH.

However, the quality of webcomics in the past few years has seriously declined, after all, the only comic I still read from 'the good ole days' is Sexy Losers, and we all know how often that updates...

Everything is now a Jhonen Vasquez rip off, or manga styled. If it's not one of those two, then it is a gamer comic, or just poorly drawn and written. Lucky for you, I'm here to provide some recommendations.

Natch Evil - Saffron C. Sativus is the new girl in Springhill. She is also Jack Splatter, a mass murderer. A cute, quirky and gory webcomic.

Graphite Playground - And now they're dead.

Eye Eighty - If you ever do one thing I ask, it's that you read this comic. As Nirel is running from her husband and old life, a flash of light takes away most of the people on Earth. Nirel then finds a companion in the walking, breathing nightmare that is Kafkah. Existential, psychological, colourful, scribblemagic!

Flipside - A jester girl with multiple personalities looking for love. She finds sex though....

Paper Elven - More existentialism. A girl is the only survivor in a horrible accident...

Suicide For Hire - Hunter and Arcturus become entrepreneurs in the lucrative business of assisted suicide...

Enjoy!