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The 29 Must-Read Web Comics Of 2013

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16. "Boy's Night" by Max Landis and AP Quach

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Disney as written by Judd Apatow. These Disney characters are now ruined child stars in Hollywood drowning their mid-llife crises in debauchery. I promise it's much more heartening and less cynical than that sounds.

18. "Bartkira" by 768 artists on Tumblr

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When cartoonist James Harvey called on artists on Tumblr to redraw the manga classic "Akira" with Simpsons characters, he probably didn't expect to create the biggest crowdsourced comics project ever. Follow the #Bartkira tag on Tumblr. New pages are still being inked every day.

19. "The Softest Shadow" by Sloane Leong

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Two friends in the Caribbeans go on a fruit-picking errand and dare each other to explore a cave. Whether their encounters there are terrifying or comforting, we're not sure, but Sloane is a talent to watch out for.

20. "Fasting" by Kazuo Umezu

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Fat-shamed and jilted Tomoko starts a revenge plot in this 8-page comic, and the ending is as unexpected as it is hilariously violent. Penned in 2005, but translated online this year.

21. "Oyster War" by Ben Towle

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"Tin Tin" meets Thomas Pynchon's "Mason & Dixon" in this tale of an oyster-reliant Maryland town trying to fend off pirates. Like all good maritime fantasies, Commander Bulloch leads a colorful and international crew aboard his ship.

23. "Goodnight Billy Moon" by Ian Chachere

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The real Christopher Robins had a fraught relationship with his famous author father. Warning: this comic's a tearjerker, but more than anything, it's lyrical, elegiac, well-scripted.

24. "Taxi" by Anatola Howard

A carnivore's dystopian nightmare: meat has been banned in this fantasy-critter world, sparking an illegal steak trade. From Wolfenjump, an upcoming anthology curated by the ultra-talented Rory Morris and Jen Lee. Read the whole anthology here.

25. "Questionable Content" by Jeph Jacques

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You've followed these roommates' young adult fumbling for a decade, and now it's QC's tenth-year anniversary. One of the longest continuing serials in web comics, QC is like that beloved old TV show you grew up with. It's also not above cracking a good cloaca joke.

26. "Bug Boys #1-8" by Laura Knetzger

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There's an essential sweetness to every comic Knetzger does, no matter how fantastical the premise (in this case, it's a group of bug friends trying their best not to be jerks to each other).

29. "All Night" by Brittany Sabo

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The earth has stopped turning, and creepy critters have started to spawn from the regions of perpetual night. Amidst this is an unexperienced young witch-sheriff who botches his first extermination job. Sabo blends high fantasy with the wryly humdrum (he drives a shitty car and needs a witchery license), and her art is always immaculate.

ALSO MUST-READS OF 2013: artists from 42 Web Comics You Need To Read and our ComicsFeed syndication series. Check them out! 。◕‿◕。

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