1. "Nedroid Fun Times" by Anthony Clark Format: stand-alonesGenre: humor, mostly 2. "(@Dril)bert" by ??? drilbert.tumblr.com Format: parodyGenre: twitteratureDilbert comics laid over with @dril's tweets. 3. "Hark! A Vagrant" by Kate Beaton Format: 3-10 panel stand-alonesGenre: dangLiterary fan fic, medieval slapstick, fierce Wonder Woman and most recently the most astute ethnographer of Canadians. She's a wonder and you probably already know her. 4. Misc. Comics by Zac Gorman Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Format: short stand-alonesGenre: gif diary / video game comicsZac Gorman's personal and fan art projects are equally delightful. Most of them make use of gif animation in nifty ways. 5. "Crawdads Welcome" by Ezra Butt Format: short stand-alonesGenre: hilariousSassy David Attenborough. Animals talking smack. 6. "Bongcheon-Dong Ghost" by Horang Format: spooky short story (takes a minute to read)Genre: HORROR HORROR HORRORIf you show this comic to anyone with a heart condition, you belong in jail. Otherwise, this is a very surprising use of the web medium. 7. "Moonbeard" by James Squires moonbeard.com Format: 4-6 panel shortsGenre: sadfunnies 8. "Dinosaur Comics" by Ryan North Format: short sketchesGenre: paleo-Weird Twitter 9. "Romantically Apocalyptic" by Vitaly S. Alexius and various contributing artists Format: short stand-alonesGenre: morbid cyberpunk humorTwo dudes trying to make light of a post-apocalyptic situation. 10. "Gunshow Comics" by KC Green gunshowcomic.com Format: short stand-alones.Genre: "hugs own" -the artistCheck out this dog arguing with the mirror on a crashing plane. 11. Editorial Cartoons by Matt Bors Format: 2-8 panel stand-alonesGenre: political cartoonsMatt Bors is published by The Los Angeles Times, The Village Voice, and The Nation. The above links to his Tumblr, where he posts most of his shorter cartoons. 12. "Eat More Bikes" by Nathan Bulmer Format: four panel (updates daily)Genre: absurdist 13. Misc. Shorts by Nick Sumida Format: short stand-alonesGenre: Brooklyn schadenfreudeYou aint seen dating woes. 14. "Terminal Lance" by Maximilian Uriarte Format: 3-4 panelsGenre: military diarySatirical diary on life for a grunt in the U.S. Marine Corps. A hugely popular strip among servicemen. 15. "Looking For America's Dog" by Steven Weissman whatthingsdo.com Format: short sketches, some of them continuousGenre: invented news/history dispatches 16. "Three Word Phrase" by Ryan Pequin threewordphrase.com Format: 3-4 panelGenre: humor 17. "Sticks Angelica" by Michael DeForge flickr.com Format: alien diary? (updates every Sunday)Genre: alienIf you want a longer story from DeForge, Ant Comic is probably one of the weirder things you'll read. It's up for an Eisner Award nomination this year, and Adventure Time is lucky to have him onboard as an artist. 18. "A Softer World" by e horne & j comeau Format: short aphoristic photo diariesGenre: observational 19. "Supermutant Magic Academy" by Jillian Tamaki Format: short sketchesGenre: schoolyard comedy / dramaSchoolyard drama among supermutants. 20. "Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal" by Zach Weiner smbc-comics.com Format: 2-10 panel shortsGenre: comedy/observationalAn old favorite of the internet nerditariat. 21. "Achewood" by Chris Onstad Format: start updating alreadyGenre: Achewood 22. "Black Is The Color" by Julia Gfrörer Format: short story (completed)Genre: gothic?Two sailors are walked off the plank of a Victorian ship. On a small raft, sassy mermaids arrive to throw shade on their entire lives. Entirely worth the 10 minutes it takes to read. NSFW. 23. "Thunderpaw" by Jen Lee Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Format: serial narrativeGenre: post-apocalyptic buddy adventureHomesick pups stranded in post-apocalypse. The animated gif layouts make inventive use of its web format in a way few other comics do. 24. "Haunter" by Sam Alden Format: serial narrative (updates every Saturday)Genre: action/horrorA rare action comic that creeps under your skin without using any words. Sam Alden's one of the best dialogue writers out there (see below for "Eighth Grade"; also the bitter sweet family drama of Farmer's Dilemma), but here he forgoes words entirely. 25. "Depression, Part II" by Hyperbole And A Half Format: comics essayGenre: observationalProbably the most accurate description of what depression is like. "Hyperbole" is consistently amazing. 26. "His Face All Red" by Emily Carroll Format: short story (takes about 5 minutes to read)Genre: horrorProbably the most inventively claustrophobic comic you'll read online. 27. "Girl Mountain" by Simon Hanselmann Format: mid-length short storiesGenre: super dark comedyOne big room, full of bad witches. Meg the teen witch and her stoner monster friends stumble into sordid altercations in their Los Angle-ish neighborhood. Start with this strip and see if this is your jam. NSFW. 28. "Hobo Lobo of Hamelin" by Stevan Živadinović Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Format: side-scrolling pop-up picturebook (updates bi-monthly)Genre: fable/loreHoly lord of the dangs. Go to the website. This is some black magic. 29. "I Think I'm In Friend Love With You" by Yumi Sakugawa yumisakugawa.com Format: short stories/comics essaysGenre: observationalYumi does great heartfelt short comic confessionals in general, but this one is a standout. 30. "Some People" by Luke Pearson mumblingidiot.deviantart.com Below is an entire short story. Read other Luke Pearson comics here. 31. "Tiny Kitten Teeth" by Becky & Frank Format: serial narrativeGenre: cute as hellDapper cat finds trouble in a pretentious preppy college where he clearly doesn't belong. 32. "Octopus Pie" by Meredith Gran Format: serial narrativeGenre: Brooklyn roommate dramaGrumpy organic grocer and ekes out her frustrations in Brooklyn. Her upbeat hippie-ish roommate has none of it. They're good friends, really. 33. "Destructor" by Sean T. Collins and Matt Wiegle Format: serial narrativeGenre: fantasy/sci-fiThe comic unfolds briskly and grittily. It never stumbled over itself to explain its futuristic feuds, warlords, and prison systems to you, but you'll absorb its rules along the way. 34. "Girls With Slingshots" by Danielle Corsetto sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net Format: serial narrativeGenre: dramaNow on its #1641st strip and updating five time a week, Danielle Corsetto's comic is not only an acclaimed full-time enterprise, but one of few prominent web comics to honor the experience of queer women. 35. "Nimona" by Noelle Stevenson Format: serial narrative (updates Tuesdays and Thursdays)Genre: fantasy comedyPunk girl shapeshifter runs amok as an outlaw's intern. Her boss, a former lord betrayed by his best friend, is out to expose the kingdom's hypocrisies. It does not always work out. 36. "The Super-Gay Adventures of Ross Boston" by Drew Green webcomicsweekly.tumblr.com Format: serial narrativeGenre: adventure/fantasy/comedyAdventure Time meets Power Puff Girls meets old school Saturday morning cartoons. A pizza delivery boy with a douchey boyfriend gets enlisted into some superwizard's league. Unfailingly cheerful. 37. "Blue" by Pat Grant Format: serial narrativeGenre: beach bum youth memoir, Aussie gentrification horrorA career beach bum remembers his gross schoolboy days in New Zealand, before Aussie developers came in and poshed up his beachside town. You will speak heaps Kiwi after reading this, ay. 38. "Go Ye Dogs!" by Michael Arthur Format: serial narrative (sporadic updates)Genre: adventureThis is how you'd want your backpacking trip in Miyazakiland to go down. 39. "Modern Fried Snake" by Ryan Armand Format: serial narrative (updates 1st of every month)Genre: drama (very quick read)A warm, sparsely-worded comic about a street food hawker living on the edge of an (Edo Era Japanese?) town. Reminiscent of a quieter Tezuka. 40. "The Fox Sister" by Christina Strain and Jayd Aït-Kaci thefoxsister.com Format: serial narrativeGenre: supernatural thrillerSupernatural detective story, Korean folklore, wartime drama, history of Christianity's spread in Seoul -- all of that packed into tale as briskly paces as a blockbuster. 41. "Spera" by Josh Tierny and an A-list roster of comic artists Via http://Afu%20Chan Format: collection of stand-alone short storiesGenre: fantasyTwo princesses team up with their fire-breathing dog to cause trouble. Many of the most active current comic artists contributed chapters to this massive project. 42. "Eighth Grade" by Sam Alden Format: serial novella (still updating)Genre: golden age television dramaProbably one of the best narrative comics you'll read this year. The story's less about the cruelty of middle school children (though there's a ton of that) than the grudges, jealousies and heartbreaks of the families around them. Like the best TV shows, it's sympethetic towards even its worst characters. Takes an hour or so to read. Start here.