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Embellished Webcomics
aka: Notable Embellished Webcomics
A subcategory of the Webcomics page. This one deals with webcomics which rely heavily on Life Embellished, Magic Realism, Mundane Fantastic, or World of Weirdness. The main difference between these and more traditional, gag-based webcomics is that the random sci-fi and fantasy elements usually become established parts of continuity, and in order for newer strips to make sense it is necessary to have read the older ones. Many of these end up attempting Cerebus Syndrome.

Feel free to add comics to the list in alphabetical order. All links should be Wiki Words, even if we don't have a page for the comic yet, or you'll break the new indexing system. If a page is added for a work, please remove the external link.

  • 1977: The Comic "Slice of life" for a given value of Real Life. Although embellished with elements such as a fire-breathing pet dragon-lizard and the lead character being cursed with the ability to change sex at inconvenient moments.
  • The Abominable Charles Christopher: A mute and peaceful yeti embarks on a journey through grandiose landscapes in order to save his home from ambiguous, imminent doom. Occasionally gives glimpses of forest life to lighten the mood.
  • Achewood: A dark and adult vein of comedy permeates this abstract slice-of-life following the (often drug-addled, violent and sexually adventurous) exploits of various stuffed animals, robots, and house cats.
  • Adorable Desolation: The story of a befuddled amnesiac shopclerk, and the people who may or may not know his true identity.
  • The Adventures of Dr. McNinja: A descendant of the legendary McNinja clan has disgraced his family by becoming, not a warrior or an assassin, but a general physician. This doesn't stop him using his ninja skills in the name of justice, however, to battle pirates, giant lumberjacks, re-engineered dinosaurs, Donald McBonald and the like.
  • The Adventures of Wiglaf and Mordred: A hero decides to move in with his new best friend, a villain. The villain's older brother keeps dragons and recently hired a zombie.
  • Air Force Blues: Almost a Slice Of Life comic about the Air Force, except for little things like the whole Badger Ops story arc and their TDY to Jurassic Park.
  • Alice Grove: About a woman named Alice Grove, held in almost mythical regard by the local people for her ability to resolve any problem. Then an alien tourist shows up.
  • Anime Arcadia: A young artist accidentally creates a cat-girl. Hilarity Ensues.
  • Anyone But Virginia: A super-hero comic that actually focuses more on the "mundane secret identity" element of the character than any super-heroics.
  • Aoi House: Two straight males end up finding out that the anime club they've just joined is actually a yaoi-based sorority. Also, the whole thing turns out to have been the premise for a reality show, although their arrival was genuinely unexpected.
  • Applegeeks: Product Placement-laden slice-of-life comic with a few fantasy elements, such as an imaginary talking squirrel and a robot.
  • The Author [1]: Semi-Autobiographical tale of a British guy and his roommates.
  • Badirfilay: The many stories of death and all its facets as seen through the eyes of doctors Valdemar and Grim. Set in 19th century Steampunk Barcelona, Spain.
  • Bad Machinery: A followup to the popular Scary Go Round, following the adventures of a trio of schoolgirls and another trio of schoolboys in the eccentric British village of Tackleford. Takes place 3 years after Scary Go Round with some of the same characters.
  • Bad Music Zombies[2]: A has-been 80's rocker-turned morning DJ gets fired and as revenge, he broadcasts a song over the airways that turns listeners into zombies! Due to the developing apocalypse, Nas and Nik, a couple of 20-something couch potatoes must venture out into the streets to get the electricity back on. After a close encounter with some zombies, they barricade themselves in a record store where they find the DJ's ex-bandmate, who is the only person who knows how to reverse the armageddon... with rock!
  • Ball and Chain: Several years after a nuclear disaster Silver, a girl with blank white eyes, escapes from a gladiatorial arena with the help of petty crook Dorioth. After a few years the gladiatorial arena comes back to haunt them as Silver's father seeks them out for revenge.
  • Barracuda Smile: Described as "a nautical noir", it follows the exploits of Detective Barracuda and his friend Rook, an investigative duo in Dundee, Scotland. Supernatural elements are involved.
  • Bayou [3]: Set in 1933 in the Deep South. A young black girl goes down into the Bayou to bring back a girl her father is Wrongly Accused of having murdered. Part Magic Realism, part horror.
  • Bloody Urban : A bit like Friends, but in Australia, and with vampires.
  • Bookhunter: An over-the-top tale of a 1970s Cowboy Cop working for the Library Police, investigating the theft of an irreplaceable book.
  • Building 12: A dorm full of misfits deals with zombies, aliens, former students trying to take over the college with military might, and the corrupt board of the college that makes deals with demons.
  • Candi: Angsty college students doing what angsty college students do, with the occasional interruption by the hijinks of a telepathic, telekinetic ferret and his feud with the Squirrel Mafia.
  • C'est la Vie: Comic by Jen Babcock, in which everyday life in L.A. is seen through the eyes of a louche Gothic-tinged French outsider called Mona, who house-shares with a typical Valley Girl called Donna. Mona's advisor and confidant is a childhood stuffed rabbit called Monsieur Smokey who ensured he'd be toy of choice by getting Mona to play Marie Antoinette with her dolls and a guillotine. Occassionally she talks to a pot plant, which talks back.
  • Cat Nine: Taking in a stray cat's supposed to be simple, but when she was granted a magical collar that allows her to transform, things get complicated, like, a lot. A comic about the use and abuse of magic, college life, Philippine culture, and cats.
  • Clan of the Cats: The story of Chelsea Chattan, a werecat and a witch, trying to cope with her inner demons, the occasional outer demon, and her destiny.
  • College Roomies From Hell: Six mismatched college students grapple with exams, breakups and the prophesied End of All Things, all of which occur at least once a year. The author is Mexican, which possibly informs the strip's unique sensibilities; poised halfway between surreal Latin Soap Opera (larger than life characters, outrageous plot twists and completely deadpan supernatural happenings) and a looser, more anarchic cousin to Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Has been running near-continuously since 1999.
  • Colour Wheel: Color-themed teens whose problems range from the romantic to the mystical to the merely unlikely, and also magic and giant robots.
  • Comedity [4]: a comic that can be best described as "Life Embellished (and we mean really embellished) plus Mundane Fantastic (more mundane then you would think) plus Good Angel, Bad Angel (enough that it very well might be the entire point of the series)". Ended October 2008.
  • Conies [5]: Conies is about a group of circus freaks (it is ambiguous as to whether or not they actually possess powers or if it's just smoke and mirrors, with the exception of one character). Still new, but definitely good.
  • The Continentals: A steampunk murder, mystery, scifi adventure webcomic set in post-Jack the Ripper England where Continental Operative Jeffrey Tiffen Smythe and his gender bending partner, the adventress Lady Fiona Fiziwigg investigating a series of brutal "mangling" murders uncovers a tangled web of intrigue, adventure—And murder!!!
  • Crew Dogs: Mostly a comic about Air Force bomber crews, although recurring characters in the comic featured the gorilla who ran their scheduling software, and the giant rats that lived in the ceiling. And then there was their TDY to Jurassic Park...
  • The Crooked Gremlins [6]: The Crooked Gremlins are an elite cadre of subterranean mischief makers charged with one simple yet important task: break stuff.
  • Crunchy Bunches: Munchy the half-sabre-toothed cartoon creature is the mascot of Crunchy Bunches cereal, and comes up with new cereal gimmicks and flavors with his assistants Zemi and Theo, and stopping the Growlies and other villains from stealing his cereal or destroying his factory.
  • Daisy Owl: A whimsical comic about Ben Owl, his precocious adopted human children Daisy and Cooper, and his best friend Steve Bear.
  • Dandy and Company: A talking dog prankster and his naive boy enjoy a normal life, throwing water balloons, confronting bullies, fighting aliens, time traveling, becoming superheroes, making deals with demons, arguing with the comic's creator, and escaping from some sort of danger on a regular basis. You know, normal stuff.
  • Dead Metaphor [7] is a zombie comedy, or 'zomedy', about a teenaged girl in a world plagued by zombie outbreaks. It seems to be halfway between slice of life and splatter comedy.
  • Death and the Maiden: A Magic Realism comic about an average girl and her interactions with Death. Hilarity Ensues in the first volume, but the second falls victim to a case of Cerebus Syndrome.
  • Death Brigade: A comic revolving around the the lives of three teenagers, the titular underground organization they form, and the missions they get from their clients.
  • Desu Nyan Fucking Shit: An action/adventure comic revolving around a bizarre team of heroes and an even weirder force of evil that they must stop. Featuring outlandish naming conventions, even more outlandish character designs, and swear words.
  • Diesel Sweeties: Pixel Art Comic set in a world where all forms of artificial intelligences from advanced robots to ancient Apple Macintoshes have gained citizenship. Despite the sci-fi trappings, the main concerns are surreal gag-a-day humour, relationship juggling, and making fun of Uber-snob Indie Rock Pete.
  • Dino-Boy: Follows the adventures of The Dinosaur and Blue Jay, protecting the city from whatever menace that shows up. A rather Anvilicious comic, but a well executed and entertaining one.
  • Doomsday My Dear: A webcomic about a deadly blood plague, politics, and those involved.
  • Dreamaniac: A nearly unknown comic written and drawn by Jake Courington. Follows the lives of Jake, his primary imaginary friend Whippy, and his real friends Andrew and Mark. While it draws heavily upon the real life counterparts of the characters for inspiration, the creator has stated that he loves that he can still include some random B.S whenever he wants.
  • Dream Scar: Urban fantasy set in The Unmasqued World with Fantastic Racism about an Ordinary High-School Student who turns out to be a demihuman herself and is quickly thrust into the world of "unhumans."
  • Dumm Comics
    • Earthward Ho!: A alien obsessed boy gets his wish when he's abducted from home. However an accident with the equipment sends the ship into the far reaches of space. The boy and his alien friend then sent out to find their way back to Earth.
    • Skadi: A barbarian cast out from her clan and her pet slave make their way around the world in search of eating rare beasts.
    • Strawberry Frog Raccoon: A raccoon in a frog suit fights crime and has other odd misadventures.
  • Eben07 [8]: Follows the misadventures of espionage janitor, Eben07, as he follows with mop and bucket to clean up after the cloak and dagger missions of the world's secret agent.
  • Elle And All The Others: Urban Fantasy involving a simple tale of a librarian and the sex-crazed elf who decides he belongs to her. Magical creatures, magical artifacts and Functional Magic against a modern backdrop.
  • Emergency Exit: A story and humor comic about the residents of an apartment building guarding a portal to other worlds, with lots of general weirdness and even downright absurdity.
  • Epiphany: The life of a high school boy, who may have just uncovered something much bigger than he expected...
  • Era Of Errors: A story of how an 18 year old high school graduate's best friend's dad discovered an extraterrestrial artifact.
  • Exploitation Now: Micheal Poe's first foray into webcomics. A off color series turned drama that includes many fantasy elements.
  • Fabuland Housewives COULD even considered to be a slice of life webcomic - if it weren't for the fact that all characters are Lego Funny Animals...
  • Fans!!: A college Speculative Fiction club fights aliens, secret government organizations, vampires and anyone else who threatens the right of people to imagine and dream. Downright epic in scope. Ran from 2000 to 2005, restarted in 2008.
  • The Fancy Adventures of Jack Cannon: Jack Cannon is a boy trying to survive high school and have a normal life. Which isn't easy when, on the first day of school, he gets on the bad side of a Hacker with very strange powers. So much for a normal life.
  • Fated Feather: Captain Hawke is a time-traveling pirate with only one goal in her life: to punish a man who wronged her. To that end, she pursues him obsessively through time with the support of a crew drawn from the hopeless of different ages. A mystery-laden character piece.
  • Fluffy And Mervin: Introduces new characters and cameos of pop culture characters, as well as real life people. Gag-a-day, and the new characters are furries.
  • Frankie And Stein: A story about a little Mad Scientist that just wants to make a friend.
  • Friendly Hostility: Initially appears to be the everyday life and woes of Fox Maharassa, a laid back and friendly journalism student, and his boyfriend, grumpy, cynical and slightly meglomaniacal Collin Sri'Vastra. However, vegetarian demons, the reanimated dead and a carnivorous hat suggest that the world they inhabit is a couple of miles west of reality. Successor and Spin-Off to an earlier comic, Boy Meets Boy.
  • Froot Butch: At first glance the comic is the normal life of four slackers, but as time goes on, Jeff Goldblum opens a restaurant, their doppelgangers move in next door, and Gary Numan puts a curse on them, things leave the realm of everyday.
  • Furr: A series about three warrior cats, a wolf pup, a genre-savvy alien vixen, and their odd adventures.
  • Fuse: Tammy Sullivan is a teen in a city with a gang problem, specifically one called Badstar. By night, she dons the persona of Starkeeper and interferes with their usually minor unsavory activities. It's not until a rogue known as Bastardface opens her eyes to a darker side of Badstar that she was not prepared for.
  • The Fuzzy Five: Five Living Toys and their companion humans have adventures and break the fourth wall.
  • GastroPhobia: A series of short stories about an Amazonian single mom and her precocious scamp of a son, in a very Hollywood-ized version of Ancient Greece.
  • General Protection Fault: Started out as the staff of a software company and their assorted dysfunctions, has included various romances, double-crosses, crimes, science fiction parodies, and is currently in the second extended story arc dealing with plots to take over the world/universe, with various characters from other dimensions popping in from time to time. Two characters in this are slime molds, one of which achieved sentience as the result of a human character's horrible housekeeping, then produced the other.
  • Ghastlys Ghastly Comic: Tentacle monsters, and the women who love them.
  • A Girl and Her Fed: A girl is placed on a terrorist watchlist, which leads to adventures involving the Fed who was watching her, a hyper-intelligent koala, a conspiracy, and the ghost of Benjamin Franklin.
  • Girl In My Dream is an online Korean manwa that manages to combine the Girl of My Dreams trope with Grand Theft Me. Surprisingly, it's actually more of a life embellished than a horror story.
  • Girls with Slingshots: Two girls, a bar, and a talking cactus. And the talking cactus's talking mustache. A Mundane Fantastic story about city life.
  • Goats: This comic is generally considered to consist of two phases: first as a wacky strip about a pair of alcohol-loving Manhattanites, mostly sensible and with fairly limited access to aliens and talking animals; then (after a strip where the world ends) as a deranged piece of psychedelia in which a cybernetically-enhanced zombie fish and an evil clone chicken wearing the corpse of Ricardo Montalban's illegitimate son are typical characters.
  • God Of Destruction [9]: High schooler is stalked by a mysterious cult claiming he's the reincarnation of a highly violent God of war and chaos. This god is supposed to awaken when he loses his virginity, but he finds himself blacking out, bending physics and exploding heads even though he's still a complete virgin.
  • Goodwill Heroes: Four incompetent, but well-meaning, crimefighters handle the problems of a fictional college town named Univer City, utilizing jazz, fashion, condoms, and rubber bullets.
  • El Goonish Shive: A tale of 8 high-schoolers dealing with Functional Magic, and gender change (much of it recreational and temporary) while maintaining the masquerade. Also, one of them is a Shapeshifting part-alien, part-human, part-squirrel girl with no inherent nudity taboo.
  • The Green Avenger is about two superheroes.
  • Hanna Is Not a Boy's Name: A sugarcoated horror about a guy with a girly name who wants to be an Occult Detective, his zombie friend, and a bunch of other people he's managed to drag into his misadventures.
  • Hero In Training: A story where, in a murky, crime ridden town, a teenage boy recieves a dream offer of being trained as a hero. When he accepts, strange things begin happening...
  • Hero Material
  • The Incredible And Awe Inspiring Serial Adventures Of The Amazing Plasma Man [10]: A superhero comic revolving around the titular Plasma-Man, but also including a cast of his enemies and allies.
  • The Inexplicable Adventures of Bob!: Bob Smithson was the world's most average man until the day he inexplicably became a magnet for the paranormal and bizarre. Flying saucers crash into his roof, unicorns nibble on his lawn, bigfeet kidnap his girlfriend. Bob sees it all through with surprising grace, for despite his seemingly infinite normalcy, he is brave, very kind, uncommonly common sensical, and yet still too thick-skulled to get overwhelmed by it all.
  • Insta Dinner: Margot can't cook, and so she bought the easiest to make thing she found. Turns out, there was a little more to it than she expected.
  • International Comic Continuity: A multiverse of webcomics about the life of several Ridiculously Human Robots dealing with their artistian careers and their subsequent adventures thereof.
  • Irregular Elis: A Spanish webcomic about a Badass Family of "Superheroes". With Hanna-Barbera influence.
  • ISAC And Dem: A slice of abnormal life about two robots, existing in their own universe, that tends to require readers to start at the beginning of story arcs.
  • Isonacia: Six college students get tricked into spending a year on a secret nation with various Scifi technology
  • Jared: A slice of life about a group of serial killers, mostly revolving around Jared A. Updale, a miserable and bitter 28 year old, and his relationships with people, paticularly 19 year old Lilac, a serial killer in training. (The comic has now been cancelled, with a new comic featuring most of the same cast announced.)
  • John: The world of John is that of a relatively normal one, with the only real notable difference being the white void typical of a stick comic. Then there's Zombies. and then Dinosaurs. Then they sell a guys brain and his pet Dinosaur has to go find the brain and bring it back to save him. Huh.
  • Johnny Wander: The current short story trend has stories that take place in a world much like ours... Only with such things as Maws and Basilisks. And Death as a nervous on a date but really nice guy.
  • Johnson Superior: Two lazy and sarcastic college students travel through time, while an extra-dimensional cosmic demon of darkness threatens to consume the souls of everyone on Earth.
  • Joseph And Yusra: The story about a Muslim girl and a Jewish boy. They have Psychic Powers and became close friends through telepathy in their childhood. After they become teenagers, however, the two are involved in many troubles and unusual conflicts due to their superpowers and backgrounds.
  • Khatru: A pyrokinetic, a tinkerer, an invincible guy, a magic-user and the rest are college students living in expanded housing. Their lives are slightly more interesting than average.
  • Kiwi Blitz: a comic about a girl and her kiwi bird-shaped Mecha.
  • Lapse: After an accident, Bianca Fortune becomes stranded amongst the ghosts in her haunted childhood home and at the mercy of a malevolent entity that's taken to following her...
  • Lemme Addams: is an Urban Fantasy webcomic, starring our eponymous heroine, Lemme Addams.
  • Life Of Riley: A young moron becomes the channel to the almighty powers of God... and uses them to fix computer problems. Did we mention he fights demons seeking to use him to destroy God?
  • Lighter Than Heir a comic about a female volant, human with the ability to fly, and her adventures in a steampunk-like military.
  • Living with Insanity, a comic about a cartoonist who lives in a neighborhood full of bizarre individuals.
  • A Loonatic's Tale: A neurotic musician and his sarcastic vampire friend join a Ragtag Bunch of Misfits charged with protecting the king. Hilarity and fourth wall breaking ensue.
  • Love and Tentacles: A man and a tentacula fall in love.
  • Mac Hall, a comic about a group of Slackers living in a college dormitory, then later their own house. They later go their separate ways when the comic ends, which leads into Three Panel Soul.
  • Mary Sue Quest: An ms paint forum adventure about the daily life of a Mary Sue and the other less important characters she so clearly outshines.
  • Matchu: Sulking yellow cat thing can't get near the human girl he likes without cartoonish mayhem happening. Meanwhile, two alien cops come to earth looking for a fugitive from their home planet. Nobody notices either of these things.
  • Meadowhawk: Dragons in an Urban Fantasy setting. Story revolves around dragons who are on average as old as a young adult human being, and who barely remember a time before the Internet. Dragon lore is the stuff of "I need to look that up", and wikis. Growing library of continuity and references inside the comic.
  • Ménage à 3: The comic is a Slice of Life comedy with a sitcom atmosphere and a predilection for sexual jokes. Almost all main characters, males included, get their naked shot, and many of the storylines revolve around the main characters' sexuality or relationships.
  • Meaty Yogurt: Jackie Monroe lives in the dull town of Middleville and suffers from Small Town Boredom. The town itself is under an Indian curse: anyone born there is destined to die there.
  • MegaTokyo: A manga-inspired webcomic about the lives of two American otaku who are stranded in a Bubblegum Crisis Key Visual Novel-inspired um, just plain weird version of Tokyo.
  • Metacarpolis: A former magical girl and an unemployed minion try to make their way in the titular City of Adventure.
  • Metal Phone Mouse: A Ragtag Bunch of Misfits including a demon-hunting mercenary, a vampire, a technopath, a wolf in human form, a demonic cat and a couple of Badass Normals live together while pursuing their various agendas.
  • Mimefield [11]: An evil cult of mimes is trying to take over the Antarctican city of Isenberg under the cover of a vicious gang war, but a former member of the cult has turned to the side of good and has rallied together a group of misfits in order to stop them.
  • Minion Comics: Two unemployed losers sign up for a job with an evil organization ostensibly dedicated to freedom of information.
  • The Misadventures Of Gerbil: A New Transfer Student finds himself on World of Weirdness.
  • Misfile: High school boy turned into a girl due to a Celestial Bureaucracy screw-up. In between Ash's frequent car races, the comic deals with all the implications of having a boy suddenly stuck as a girl, from getting hit on by guys to bras, sometimes seriously and other times humorously.
  • Mob Ties: The story of an American English Teacher in the Japan that we see in Shonen anime who finds himself accidentally engaged to the daughter of the leader of a clan of Yakuza.
  • Modest Medusa: A guy finds a medusa child in his closet and has to take care of it.
  • Monsterkind: In a city where monsters are considered second-class citizens, a timid human social worker transfers to a new district to live and work amongst them.
  • Nerf This: A boy and his monster. And killer koalas.
  • Nukees: A group of nuclear engineers in Berkeley drink, build Giant Robot Ants, act weird and occasionaly have hallucinations. Also availiable in print.
  • Ninja D: A comic book artist struggling with her career suddenly finds herself face-to-face with two of her creations, who are hell bent to get her (and in turn themselves) famous. Hilarity ensues.
  • The Non-Adventures of Wonderella: Webcomic focusing !ainly on the mundane parts of the life of Wonderella, a somewhat air-headed and lazy Valley Girl-ish superheroine who demonstrates little interest in being a hero... or, in fact, anything much outside of partying, getting completely wasted and shopping.
  • Oh My Gods!! [12] is the "Pagan based comic for the polytheistic masses". Includes Metaphysics shop owner Vera, gay couple Stan and Vincent, Cthulhu, the Pope, Fundie the rabid fundamentalist, and lots of jokes that only the vaguely pagan will understand. (Queernunus, anyone?)
  • The One Adventure Of Adelaide Parker: A young woman who attends university is going online too much, and her best friend decided to help her get a life.
  • Opey The Warhead: An After the End comic featuring a young schoolboy who happens to be a nuclear warhead.
  • Overcompensating: Designed as a absurdist mockery of the journal comic, Overcompensating is the story of the author's misadventures that usually include elements of science fiction, bizarre pop culture references, politics and an undead alcoholic cat that Jeffrey Rowland found on one of his trips to hell.
  • Paradigm Shift is the story of two Chicago police officers tracking down a killer who turns out to be a were-creature.
  • Paranatural: A comedy/action/adventure comic about a kid named Max who moves into a town that's full of crazy people and haunted by supernatural creatures.
  • Pictures For Sad Children: A Magic Realism comic about Paul, a recently-deceased misanthropic Bedsheet Ghost, and Gary, a college grad with weird family who's trying not to let life beat all hope out of him. The extremely simplified art fits well with the understated prose.
  • Platinum Grit: A naive nerd with a castle gets harassed by a sexy platinum blonde and her Snark Knight Daria-esque friend, despite said nerd being in at the crux of tentacle monsters, ghosts, aliens, multiple personalities, and immortal pacts.
  • Plywood [13] A Machinima comedy webcomic set in Second Life thus not entirely safe for work. The comedy is often basic, but the insider take on Second Life culture during its popularity spike may make it worth a look. The disconnect between the avatars we see and the players we hear/read is mildly entertaining and reminiscent of Darths & Droids.
  • PS238: Superhero elementary school. Most of the characters are the children of Captain Ersatz versions of famous heroes, e.g. Captain Clarinet is the son of the "Superman" ersatz, Bernard is the blue-skinned son of the "Hulk" lookalike, etc. Main character is the kid with no powers, whose parents are sure he'll get powers eventually, but who is actually getting around that limitation by being tutored by the "Batman" stand-in. Really good - give it a try.
  • Puck: A weekly webcomic that, in the words of one fan, is "mostly irreverent humor concerning a pretty girl with freckles and a hot she-devil who wears fan-service costumes."
  • PutridMeat: A thrash metal comic about a mutant in a crazy mutant world, out to face off with a demon silver tongued overlord.
  • Questionable Content: Two indie rock fans share an apartment, as well as an awkward romantic tension made impossible to realise due to some deep-seated psychological issues on her part. Two parts nutty humour to one part sincere drama, with little robots and possibly a Super Hero or two thrown in.
  • Question Duck: A talking duck asks questions.
  • Ratfist: A comic by Doug TenNapel, the creator of Earthworm Jim, about a superhero who gets turned into a human/rat hybrid... during the date in which he was going to propose to his girlfriend. Who is afraid of rats.
  • Ravens Dojo: A sociopathic monkey and a perverted dragon living in a dojo with a snarky bitch. Oh, and they used to be superheroes. Then things get weird.
  • Real Life Comics: An embellished webcomic loosely based on the author's life and friends he knows - with the occasional giant robot and time travel machine thrown in.
  • Red Meat: Say hello to Bug-Eyed Earl, Ted and his nuclear family and Milkman Dan, the most heartless and evil milkman in the world.
  • Regular Guy: An Everyman helps the cause of alien gay marriage, averts an Earth-Shattering Kaboom, is de-aged back to high school, and does battle with a shapeshifter from his past, all seemingly over the course of a few weeks. So far.
  • Reptilis Rex: The story of the deposed emperor of a race of Lizard Folk forced to work a menial job in a human society that despises his kind.
  • Rhapsodies An ongoing story about life, love, accounting, progressive bookstores and the divine power of Jazz!!
  • Roomies!: Starts out mildly, cartoonishly ludicrous, than becomes moreso as it transitions into its sequel series about aliens.
  • Sam and Fuzzy: The adventures of a depressed taxi driver named Sam and his completely psychotic teddy bear roommate Fuzzy. Started with one-shot gags, has evolved long and complicated story arcs mostly involving the nefarious Ninja Mafia.
  • Same New Woman follows Marita, an ordinary librarian who wakes up one morning with a hyper-muscular body and extraordinary strength. She tries to go on with her old life but finds her world increasingly out of control.
  • Sandra and Woo: A gentle slice-of-life comic and Sandra North and her talking pet Raccoon, Woo.
  • Scary Go Round: Cheerfully twisted tales of the paranormal goings-on in the fictional English town of Tackleford, whose population of affable eccentrics and friendly chaps is balanced out by a comparable number of mad scientists and devil bears. Usually focuses on the sweet, eternally curious and alarmingly death-prone Shelley Winters. Ended September 2009. Sequel Bad Machinery
  • Scout Crossing: A disaffected, somewhat pathetic and deflated former Indie legend discovers he his being hunted by a shadowy organization of scene kids.
  • Sexy Losers: Animesque adult humor. The Scientific Erotican crew and the Dutch Wife Fairy place it firmly in this category.
  • Shades Of Green: Follows 14-year-old Meta Knoxville through his high school adventures, revealing how he ended up dating Fiery Redhead Nilla and wearing green hair.
  • Sheldon is a comic about a ten-year-old genius billionaire, his grandfather, a talking duck, and their various adventures. Often goes into multi-day storylines about odd subjects, including a week of strips about coffee-cup lids after a challenge from the creators of Unshelved.
  • Shrub Monkeys: A semi-bio webcomic that follows KT and her younger siblings, Shagster and Hes, through their misadventures of everyday life. Hilarity Ensures very often
  • Sidekick Girl: About a group of professional sidekicks and the heroes they keep from getting kiiled.
  • SideReal: Random superhero brawls, a National Vampire Registry, Angels, and a heavily-populated Mars.
  • Sinfest: Religion-themed comic featuring the self-loving beat poets Slick Daddy and Monique, as well as a hand puppeteer God, a frustrated businessman Devil, their respective fanboys, two super-wholesome angels, and a powerful dragon who represents Eastern religion. Irreverent, satirical, politically loaded and very cute.
  • A Skewed Paradise: it starts out as if it was a High School Slice of Life. But things start getting strange, and then "Leon" shows up...
  • Slackerz: The endlessly self-aware, deeply bizarre, gag-a-week adventures of Smith and Hepting. Common targets of mockery - be it affectionate or downright mean - include modern geek culture as well as classic video game references, all addressed in a singularly stream-of-consciousness style. Officially done, as the creators intend to begin a new project under a new name.
  • Sluggy Freelance: Torg, a flannel-shirted SF geek. Riff, Torg's Mad Scientist best friend. Zoe, an ordinary girl afflicted with Involuntary Shapeshifting. Gwynn, a Blind Without 'Em would-be sorceress. Kiki, a Genki Girl ferret ditz. Bun-Bun, a sociopathic miniature lop-eared rabbit with a fetish for switchblades. Aylee, a mild-mannered but human-eating alien monster. All living together in a house in New Jersey. These are their stories. Mostly. One of the oldest and most successful webcomics still running, since August 1997.
  • Smash Time: The lives of four teenagers, and a mysterious man investing a lost civilization in the mountains?
  • Smithson: College life, with superheroes, magic and general weirdness.
  • The Snail Factory: A surreal comedy about demented beings and their daily life in an unusual work environment; a facility dedicated to "the manufacture of snails, slugs, limpets, nautili, taffy and other gastropods".
  • The Chronicles of Solomon Stone: A web-based comic book that tells of the exploits of the eponymous half-vampire private detective skateboard champion.
  • The Sorcerer's Apprentice
  • Sore Thumbs: Listed as an "Insane Political Gaming Manga-Type Comic". Basically two siblings with opposing US political views run "Sore Thumbs", a video game and hotdog store, along with their friends and a little blue bear. Varies between plot and one shot commentary on current US politics or games.
  • Spelling the Vacuum: A vacuum's adventures in Vacuumland, Hell, outer space, and Guam. Featuring a Grammar Nazi fairy and a cat trying to Take Over the World with said fairy's wand of grammar. Another source of magical superpowers in Vacuumland: being Jewish. A webcomic you can't actually read anymore, as / the site has been taken down. Then it was at, but that site seems to be down too.
  • Spiderwebs: Revolving around Luke, a nosy kid who went out looking for magic and found a lot more than he bargained for. Urban Fantasy Transformation Comic Gender Bender stuff abounds!
  • SPRINGIETTE: Tells the stories of a ninja with an unhealthy obsession with potato chips, & a former olympic swimmer, and their pets and friends.
  • Starcrossed: Quinn was just your average high school slacker until the events that unfold during a meteor shower change her life.
  • Strawberry Death Cake A girl fights magical monsters with her size-changing scissors. Then reports about it to her waffle-loving, perverted weremoose boss. It's better than it sounds. Although, it sounds rather entertaining as it is....
  • Strawberry Syrup
  • Subculture Of One [14] AKA Rachel The Great. Various comics based on real life... apart from the talking cat. Also includes the Olivia Bryce comic series.
  • The Super Fogeys: The schemes, drama, battles and jokes don't end just because they're retired.
  • Super Stupor: A Soap Opera that just happens to star Super Heroes. From the guy that does Something Positive.
  • Super Temps: A multi-layered super-hero parody comic with a notable lack of evil but it does feature better job security.
  • Superslackers: A group of lazy teenage superheroes goof off and occasionally make Incredibly Lame Puns.
  • Suburban Tribe [15]: A Work Com set in an advertising agency charting the life of No Respect Guy Alan and his co-workers and friends Carol, Tiffany and Dave. Includes a hyper intelligent cat, a Leprechaun and a Brainless Beauty who has a secret identity as an ultra-competent international superspy.
  • Templar Arizona takes place in an alternate history Arizona with a bunch of; social, ethnic, and sub, cultures that we don't have here in plain ol' reality. everything else is often distressingly close to home.
  • Terrifying Monsters has events from the authors life, except everyone is represented as a gigantic monster.
  • Theater Hopper is a semi-autobiographical piece where a mix of characters based on real life friends of the author and pure fiction (try to guess which one the talking dvd player falls under) indulge in movie fandom.
  • The Thinking Ape Blues [16]: Runs mainly to surreal four-panel gags about the Progress Brothers: Abe the Ape, Ben the Human, and Carl the Robot, in some strange world that is not our own, with a huge ringed planet visible in the sky and Zeppelins flying hither and yon. Our protagonists usually discuss something like the life of Leonardo da Vinci, or Freudian psychology, or the Three Stooges, or quantum mechanics, or Buddhist theology, for three panels, then as often as not someone gets beaned with a sledgehammer — rhetorical or literal — in the fourth. Recommended for misanthropes.
  • Think Before You Think: About the awkwardness of mind-reading.
  • Three Panel Soul: A continuation of MacHall and Ian and Matts' lives.
  • Titanzer: A giant robot action-comedy about a former hero returning to glory while fighting Humongous Mecha and whatever else gets thrown at him.
  • TRU-Life Adventures: Most of the time it's about the various hazards of working retail at a toy store. But Time Travel is real, the store is not only haunted, but serves as a weak point in the boundaries of The Multiverse, and there's at least one vampire running around. Hilarity Ensues indeed.
  • Tweep: A circle of friends living their lives. Low-key.
  • Uh Oh Its A Dinosaur: Takes place in the real world, but everything ends get getting blown unrealistically out of proportion - such as evil bosses becoming literal monsters and lasers that make you want to go shopping, but most people don't seem to think twice about any of it. Oh, and a dinosaur's in it.
  • Urban Underbrush: Two rabbits rent a room in an odd apartment house.
  • Union of Heroes: Deals with an universe where super-heroes are real, but otherwise everything else seems to be the same.
  • Universal Compass: Ten teenagers discover that there are ten parallel worlds each representing an emotion after being forcibly flung into it. A humorous yet dramatic webcomic.
  • User Friendly: The variously dysfunctional staff of an ISP and their misadventures. Occasional characters include the AI Erwin, the very cute Dust Puppy, his evil counterpart Crud Puppy, and horrors like Cthulhu, Hastur and the Smiling Man.
  • Voodoo Walrus: A comic that claims to be heavily autobiographical despite its themes of horror, surrealism, and over the top cartoon violence. It follows the lives of Grymm and Creep Knight, an independent comic making duo as they try to deal with living in a world where their former publisher wants them dead and ninjas are prone to shooting torrents of cats our of gaping chest wounds before their die.
  • Wapsi Square: began life in 2001 as a Friends-style webcomic Sitcom about Monica and her wacky friends from the fictitious Wapsi Square, Minneapolis. Later on it began to take a somewhat darker and more mysterious tone as Monica encountered a small blue guy who claimed to be the Aztec God of Alcohol. She and her friends continue to have wacky adventures, most of them oblivious to all the weirdness that Monica's involved with.
  • West Of Bathurst: A Life Embellished webcomic that takes place in a graduate college in Canada, where chaos reigns and one of the doctoral students seems to be able to light things on fire with his mind.
  • Wigu [17]: The often highly implausible adventures of the Tinkle family, mainly from the point of view of imaginative son Wigu Tinkle. Also features tales from the Butter Dimension, featuring egomaniacal superhero Topato Potato and his sidekick, Sheriff Pony!
  • Wright as Rayne: Vigilante Alex Rayne winds up in the body of teenage Dorothy Wright, and must work to regain his body. Plays with a blend of fantasy, sci-fi, action, and day-to-day life.
  • X Dragoon: Two anthropomorphic dragons from the planet Gan-Mah land on Earth and try to stop the villainous Emperor Krad and Dr. Scar from finding the XGem first, along with the help of their human allies.
  • Yahtzee Takes On The World [18] A comic that ran for about a year and a half drawn and written by Ben Croshaw (yes, that one) about a terrorist group led by the redoubtable Arthur Yahtzee who want to, you guessed it, take over the world. (OF COURSE!) Over and archived.
  • Zokusho Comics, over at is a thrice-weekly webcomic chronicling the stories of extraordinary people living across the connected planes–a collection of worlds that are interconnected by the Interplanes, the time and space coordinates of least resistance. The worlds each have their own quirks and idiosyncrasies, but the common thread throughout all of them is the presence of magic, a force that people study and manipulate to do everything from hurling fireballs to teleporting across the multiverse.
  • Zombie Roomie: John was looking for someone to split the cost of rent but got more than he bargained for when George, a zombie, became his roommate.

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