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Recommendations: Webcomics

Today is hump day, and the first half of the week has already wasted your brain – the other half is still waiting to eat you alive. To help you through the monotonous working week, I’ve decided to share some of my favourite webcomics with you.

Extra Ordinary by Li Chen

Girl Genius Online Comics

Lots of newbies are put-off by the art, but there’s a style to Girl Genius that’s fantastic and fantastical. The emphasis is on the storyline, a Victorian-esque, steampunk, mad science extravaganza! The protagonist, Agatha, is a Spark – a mad genius who can craft miniature robots out of cogs, a mass-destructive organ with a wrench, and a miraculous coffee machine with a town full of minions… I think I’ve said too much! It’s Agatha’s origins and mysterious family background that keeps the plot rolling, especially when her Spark ability was suppressed for years. Why was her genius restrained? Why does her parents keep her hidden? Why is there music when works?

sequentialart

You know Megatokyo and Ctrl+Alt+Del. They’re by gamers for gamers, but I don’t find them as beautiful or engaging as sequentialart. The main characters are all different, with their own personalities and strengths, and they’re all quirky. It’s not solely focused on gaming or geek life – they have lives of their own that’s touched briefly enough not to deviate from the gaming community. It’s pretty episodic and there’s a little something for everyone. Even if you’re not a gamer, you’d appreciate the hijinks they get into.

Powerpuff Girls Doujinshi

Snafu has some of the best webcomics on the internet; the Powerpuff Girls Doujinshi is one of the most engaging in their collection, a whole slew of Cartoon Network characters thrown together in a universe that’s composed from all the shows. From Dexter’s Laboratory to I am Weasel, Bleedman (the creator) excels at redefining the characters and their lives to interact one another. The plot, thus far, is about the Powerpuff Girls moving to a new city and meeting the other casts from the other shows. An over-arching plot of, obviously, all the villains from all the shows trying to destroy the girls is very exciting and suspenseful. I love this webcomic because I love the Powerpuff Girls. Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup are great protagonists, and I’m totally a Bubbles/Boomer fan!

Extra Ordinary

For something simple, beautiful and heart-lifting, Extra Ordinary by Li is that extra dollop of whipped cream to an otherwise crappy day. It’s reminiscent of sunshine, rainbows and favourite things. Each update is a story in of itself, just snippets filled with happiness, humour and cuteness. Read this webcomic if you want to smile.

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Discussion

4 thoughts on “Recommendations: Webcomics

  1. And do you have some interest in Webtoon, South Korea’s webcomic? I translate some comics in my blog and maybe you can come to see these. :)

    Posted by Pressedratpie | February 15, 2012, 11:40 am
    • Hi! I’ve read some Webtoons before, but don’t have much of a expertise in the area. If you could recommend some to me, I would love to write an article on my faves and recommendations! I’ll definitely give your blog a look-see! :)

      Thanks for your comment!

      Posted by Tina | February 15, 2012, 3:24 pm
  2. I read this doujinshi everytime. I was hooked from the first reading. Its just sad that Deedee died…

    Posted by Alex Geeks | February 15, 2012, 4:52 pm
    • Hi! Sorry about the late reply! For some reason, WordPress put your comment under spam! But yes! I was so sad at Deedee’s death, but I’m so happy that Dexter and Blossom are pairing up. Now I’m just waiting for Boomer and Bubbles…

      Posted by Tina | February 29, 2012, 6:36 pm

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