By: Irisdian Mayares
There are countless ways of spending your free time, but none is the perfect combination of great reading, acclaimed art, accessibility, and compatibility as webcomics. Despite comics in general reaching more mainstream success, there’s still some people who are sleeping on. Without further ado, a list of lesser-known webcomics you’ve been missing of:
2. Monster Pop!
Moving on to something a little more light hearted, Monster Pop! Monster Pop has been described as “a cute, fun look at college life for monsters,” by Mey (autostraddle.com) It’s geared more towards fluff fans with it’s bright colors and cute, modern art style. Pop-culture references everywhere. The comic revolves around a cyclops named George that has many occurrences in her life while attending monster college. It doesn’t just have a small clique of followers either, as the creator has managed to raise $15,295 from 405 backers on Kickstarter in order to publish the first volume of the comic.
3. Octopus Pie
Octopus Pie revolves around Eve, who has bad moments littering her life. Her boyfriend breaks up with her through the phone. She’s faced with customers that are most definitely not always right, and generally, Eve has a not so good life. The recounts of her bitter, cynical life are relatable. Who hasn’t had days, or years, where absolutely everything goes wrong?The author, Meredith Gran inserts enough humor that Eve’s suffering is more enjoyable to watch than you’d expect. It’s also absolutely random. The comics even been featured in the New York Daily News. Alex Borkowski describes it as a “phenomenally well-crafted strip, with like able, deep characters that sound like people, and it’s always a ton of fun to read.”
Filled with hilariously random and kooky comics, Gun show is re-known for it’s short, typically unrelated comic strips. There are some grouped comics, but you can really go wild with reading these since you don’t need context in the slightest. It probably wouldn’t help anyways, since the “spontaneous and surprising” pattern described by Lauren Davios is pretty accurate.Although it’s not brimming with deep, long story arcs, the comics prove to be fun enough themselves. Everyone needs a little harmless, unattached humor every once in awhile, or a lot of the while it seems, considering the large following they’ve attracted, and the “insane comic ideas bursting” out of the comic seem to be enough to fulfill that. To give a little more perspective, the author, KC Green is currently getting up to 1,260.75 a month through Patreon.com, all from fans of his comics supporting said comics. Obviously, webcomics are not for everyone. You could be like Brenda Montes, Junior, who said she isn’t “into this type of stuff”. But you’d be doing yourself a disservice to not check out some of these in the very likely chance some of them will be just what you’d enjoy.
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