The gentle art of eavesdropping. The fortune (or misfortune) of being talked to by random strangers. The vast panoply of a major North American urban center. These are the social aspects that all come together to make m@b, created by Matthew Blackett. M@b is Blackett’s opportunity to give a weekly three-panel view into his Toronto neighborhood, and how he reacts to that view.
Audrey, the main character in Benjamin Rivers' Empty Words is a Registered Practicing Nurse in a long-term care facility. She is a new employee, and has just experienced her first on-the-job death, an aspect of the job that she finds difficult to deal with. In fact, she's having trouble dealing with her job period, with what she sees as the warehousing of old people until they die -- so much so that it is starting to affect her relationships with friends and family.
A hero, a sidekick, a quest, and an implacable enemy. What we have here are the ingredients for a classic adventure story, and the creators of Van von Hunter oblige, stirring up an action-laden concoction that satisfies and amuses.
Everybody has fantasies, about power, fame, adventure, or sex. Lots of them are about sex.
The dream job. A job that is not only a means of survival, but also a means of sustenance. A job that is fulfilling, rewarding, a joy to go to each morning and perhaps even a disappointment to leave each evening. Everyone has an idea of their dream job, but only the lucky, lucky few have managed to land (or create) it.
Out of the deepest, darkest shadowy recesses of the human mind they stumble, shambling horrors dressed in tattered clothing and dripping gobbets of rotting flesh. They are the embodiment of our ancient collective fears of the dark, of death, of what happens after. They are the dead who walk the earth. No, they aren't your in-laws, nor those little identically-dressed girls that try to sell you cookies. They aren't even Pauly Shore.
They are zombies.
There are some subjects, common wisdom states, which should not be brought up in polite company. Religion and politics are two of the biggies, but as of late, computer operating systems and gaming platforms seem to be flowing in the same vein. The sheer amount of energy invested in the holy wars over gaming platforms is impressive, and more than a little puzzling to the outsider. Regardless, there seems to be no shortage of webcomics willing to jump into the fray with their BFGs blazing.
Is Death a popular guy? Does he have lots of friends? Does he enjoy his job of collecting the souls of the newly deceased and ushering them to their final reward, or does he secretly yearn for something that makes him feel better about himself? These might be, and sometimes are, the issues covered in Dorothy Gambrell’s Modern Tales strip, The New Adventures of Death.
As arguably one of the most well-known and oldest anthropomorphic animal (or "furry") comics on the Internet (indeed, having gone online in 1996, it may be among the oldest webcomics, period), Sabrina Online, created by Eric W. Schwartz, has been cited as inspiration for many Internet artists. Like Helen of Troy, the title character may be the face that launched a thousand strips.
Unicorn Jelly, described by its creator Jennifer Diane Reitz as a "MangaStrip," is the story of a society coming to terms with its apparent imminent destruction and its efforts to survive. But it is also the story of the struggle between the heart and the mind, of the power of change in the face of tremendous odds, and of the power of the individual who believes.