We all need a little entertainment now and then. That’s why we’re grateful there are so many talented and hilarious artists out there who want to share their vision of the world with us – in comic format. While there are literally thousands of serial web comics out there, there are plenty of non-serial web comics that provide a little bit of one-off humor. Now, to be clear, some of these web comics have consistent characters and may occasionally have a plot (or always have a plot, in one case), but you could look at any one of their comics and laugh. You wouldn’t feel like you were missing anything. Or at least, not much. So, here we go.
Cat Vs. Human
Yasmine draws this comic, which is cute, endearing, and very clever. In her “about me page” she says that she’s been told that she has a personality like a blank piece of paper. If by that, she means a blank piece of paper filled with hilarious drawings about cats, she’s right. As one who lives with a cat, I can identify with her comics, and those who hate cats will think all us cat people are strange. Which is OK with us. This fall, Yasmine’s book will be released, which will be a happy day for me.
>>Cat vs. Human – catversushuman.blogspot.com
Yo & Dude™
Though Yo & Dude™ have a long history together, each of their single experiences can be enjoyed by many for the wittiness of their exchange. The brainchild of Eric Hews, cartoonist, artist, and photographer extraordinaire, Yo & Dude have some nice and not-so-nice exchanges, all guaranteed to make you laugh, think, or both.
>>Yo & Dude™ – flickr.com.photos/erichews
OK, so you’re going to recognize the headers on this site, and the next two, because they’re all affiliated, but they are all different. Natalie Dee is straight-up hilarious, and her comics are, like, famous. Many of her comics feature the comic version of herself, and some of those feature the comic version of her husband, Drew. He has a comic too, and it’s next, but first let’s talk a little bit more about how awesome Natalie is. Really, really awesome.
>>Natalie Dee – nataliedee.com
Toothpaste for Dinner
Drew is the artist behind Toothpaste for Dinner, and also husband of Natalie Dee. He’s been drawing this comic since 2002, and I’d wager you’ve seen one of his comics on a t shirt worn by one of your hipper, cooler, more ironic friends. Drew has a book called Veins that you can download on your Kindle. Drew also makes some really great YouTube videos. My favorite is called “Charles has a Licking Problem.” I’ve made every single member of my family watch it at least twice.
>>Toothpaste for Dinner – toothpastefordinner.com
Married to the Sea
This is the comic collaboration of Drew AND Natalie, and it is really great. They take old fashiony pictures and make really funny captions, or they create old fashiony type picture and write hilarity all of over them. I don’t know the process. I don’t WANT to know the process. It would take the magic/science out of it. And I’ve laughed harder at some of these than anything else on the internets. So there.
>>Married to the Sea – marriedtothesea.com
These are funny, and they are drawn by Ben Chamberlain. He has several different web comics, and this one is a one-off site, that is aptly named One Off. Ben used to be a web designer and a game designer, but now he stays busy with his web comics, namely Supermassive Black Hole A*, which is about a human civilization that lives near a big black hole in the middle of the Milky Way. Hmm.
>>One Off – oneoff.smackjeeves.com
Wes and Tony draw Amazing Super Powers, a website. They met in college on the improv comedy team. Wes is shorter than Tony. But his hands are bigger. Their FAQ section is just as funny as their comics, and that’s saying a lot, because I think their comics are funny.
>>Amazing Super Powers – amazingsuperpowers.com
Sure, each comic is about talking dinosaurs, but the dinosaurs give us helpful advice about living life. Ryan North draws it, and he lives in Canada. He makes his comic full time, and he loves it. We love it too, Ryan. And, when you click on the contact link, it makes an email for you that has the subject line of “ryan i find you interesting… VERY interesting.” That’s too good.
>>Dinosaur Comics – qwantz.com