This is a not-quite-random list of a few favorite web comics. A few are pretty long running and may be familiar with the reader.
Gunnerkrigg Court, by Tom Siddell
This is a continuing web comic that is a blend of fantasy and science fiction. The heroine of the comic is a girl named Antimony Carver who ends up at a boarding school that is a strange combination of Hogwarts and Professor Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters. The school is in a state of cold war with a nearby enchanted forest, which is how a great deal of the plot is generated. Antimony must navigate a confusing and intriguing tangle of mysteries surrounding not only the conflict between the school and the forest but also the mysterious of her family history. This is an entertaining and engaging web comic with excellent characters and intriguing plots.
It updates on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Digger, by Ursula Vernon
This is a completed black and white fantasy comic. Our heroine is a anthropomorphic wombat named Digger who finds herself a long way from home after hitting a pocket of gas while mining. After a number of mishaps that result in acquiring an unlikely collection of friends it soon becomes clear what the kind of trouble she’s in: the kind of trouble that involves an epic quest to restore the cosmic balance of something or other. Since wombats are highly practical and methodical creatures, Digger approaches the quest in a highly practical and methodical manner. Digger is surreal, funny and extremely entertaining.
Sinfest, by Tatsuya Ishida
This is a humor comic that makes fun of everything. And by everything, I really do mean everything. Among our protagonists are Slick, a perpetual fratboy who at the beginning of the comic is attempting to sell his soul to the devil, Monique, a former “It Girl” who is now extremely feminist much to Slick’s horror and various quirky side characters. Religion, pop culture and politics are frequently made fun of and the fourth wall is regularly busted. This comic occasionally goes into brief plot arcs, and there is definite character development. It has a daily update schedule. If you enjoy irreverent humor on a wide variety of topics, Sinfest is your comic.
Dinosaur Comics, by Ryan North
Take six panels that never change, throw in some completely ridiculous conversations between a loud and extremely ridiculous Tyrannosaurus Rex, a well-meaning Utahraptor and a Dromiceimimus, and you have one of the more surreal web comics out there. All of the humor is in the dialog and the interactions T-Rex has with his friends and with various off-screen characters. This is a funny and surreal web comic though some people might be put off by the focus on dialog as opposed to sequential art. Dinosaur Comics usually has a daily update schedule.
Two Lumps: the Adventures of Ebenezer and Snooch, by Mel Hynes and James Grant
This is a humorous web comic about two cats, hyper intelligent and eternally exasperated Ebenezer and his not-very-bright but lovable brother Snooch. Their adventures run a gamut from ordinary cat-type mishaps to geek and pop culture parodies. The comics are mostly funny gag comics though there are occasional plot arcs. This web comic has a Monday, Wednesday and Friday update schedule.