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Some webcomics break the fourth wall. And some webcomics smash the fourth wall to pieces, stomp those pieces to smaller pieces, and dance across the rubble. These are those comics.
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.

  • 0 0 0 This Comic Appears First Alphabetically: A comic about the same comic being drawn, but from the inside. It was supposed to be a story about a bean-thing and a bat-thing as they search for a home, but that broke down very quickly once they discovered the author, who has been spying on them and drawing what they do.
  • 1/0: One of the single most thought-provoking reality experiments ever to grace the web. No Fourth Wall doesn't come close to describing what the author Tailsteak has done. Including physics. Not to mention that the characters are fascinating in their own right.
  • 2Gamerz A webcomic similar to VG Cats, but also includes anime and many internet-related topics.
  • APT Comic - The adventures of a reality-warping Cat Girl named Ammika and her Sonic the Hedgehog fan character sidekick Inferno, who looks nothing like Shadow. Along the way, they go through places like Dreamland and Pekopon. It's chock full of Tropes.
  • Bob and George: A Mega Man parody Sprite Comic. It earns a place on this list for introducing an avatar of Dave Anez, who interacts with the characters as the omnipotent Author of the comic.
  • Books Don't Work Here: Written by Kai Faydale, The story of a webcomic actress and the challenges she has to face. You know imaginary scripts, unreliable narrators, plot holes, meta walls, wacky physics, mad science, and convincing people to pay her for any of it.
  • Checkerboard Nightmare: Written by Kris Straub, the self-referential adventures of Checkerboard Nightmare, and his never-ending attempts to improve the readership of his webcomic, Checkerboard Nightmare (starring Checkerboard Nightmare). This premise allowed the comic to reference (then-)current happenings in webcomics, and address topics like Fan Fiction and genre strips, always with a satirical edge. It ran from late 2000 to late 2005, and then some.
  • Circuit: Is Luke Pola's philosophical adventure staring a computer processor and a computer fan.
  • Conventional Wisdom: a webcomic about anime conventions. As the comic is about going to conventions, and the artists goes to conventions in order to draw comics, it's not uncommon to end up with comics about drawing comics.
  • Creative Release: An interactive story (readers can input data that the author reacts to in her writing). Contains a lot of apples.
  • The Crossworlds: By J. Powers, featuring two former webcomic characters who are now "free" of their former existence and find themselves in The Crossworlds, the city between comics.
  • The Daily Dalek: Webcomic about the nemesis of Doctor Who leading ordinary lives.
  • Dandy and Company: The characters often break the fourth wall, even interacting with the creator in early strips.
  • Dummy Duck
  • End Of Infinity: The author breaks the fourth wall repeatedly to order the characters around, and they are influenced directly by reader suggestion in the form of submitted Telegrams.
  • Flying Man And Friends [1]: Has a strange tendency to have characters interact with the panel as if it were actually the... face... of the viewer. In particular, sometimes characters press against the panel as if they were smothering the reader.
  • Fontes' Rants
  • Framed: [2] By damonk. Characters are trapped in a comic and try to get out.
  • Fredo And Pidjin [3]: Note how the old frames around the images subtly betray that the fourth wall was broken before a redesign of the website.
  • Girls Next Door: A Roommates spin-off. Starring Sarah Williams and Christine Daaé with as many if not more crossovers than the parent series, and some characters, who read the this very comic, or threaten to brick up the fourth wall.
  • Greystone Inn: A webcomic about the making of a comic, and the adventures of the comic's "cast" on and off the set.
  • HATEFARM: Absurdist, obscene and sometimes offensive humor.
  • hello earthling: Breaks the fourth wall for a good quarter of the jokes. It's pretty much a meta comic that's trying to be Slice of Life, but just can't manage it without falling into the pits and perils created by the character design and style. Doubtless, if the author had given them hands, the comic would not be what it is today.
  • How Not to Run a Webcomic
  • Irregular Webcomic!: Specifically the "Me" theme, in which David Morgan-Mar tries to be as self-referential as humanly possible.
  • Irrelevator: The fourth wall is nonexistant from the very first comic, but it's not often they pay much attention to it at all.
  • Karate Bears:is often very abstract
  • Let's Be Friends Again: Has a fourth wall, but often takes as its subject the creation of the comic itself and the squabbles between the writers.
  • Manga-Gaga: A comic author had to deal with all the incoherency of his own crazy comic.
  • A Moment Of Peace: A post-apocalyptic romantic Slice of Life that involves monsters and gods. Includes many fourth-wall teasing moments including characters using the panel-borders as slides and a shy monster being frightened by the audience.
  • No 4th Wall To Break: The author gets trapped in the comic because, as per the title, he can't break the fourth wall to get out. Enough said.
  • Not Quite Daily Comic: Doesn't even have a Fourth Wall...
  • Las Paridas De La Guarida: a.k.a. Madness in the Lair: A Spanish webcomic where the fourth wall is a revolving door and unnecessary cameos have become the usual thing.
  • Particle Fiction: 'A monthly comic book that just happens to be online' which passes through a variety of genres, but recurring character Ideasman takes meta-concepts literally, getting him into difficult scrapes with the fonts of his comic and walls of text.
  • The People In My Head [4]: Featured the artist and her characters discussing the comic about the artist and her characters.
  • Pessimistic Sense Of Inadequacy: Has two main webcomic-aware characters, added a third (who didn't start as WCA, but became WCA during the Crossover Wars), plus the comic's author appears in the comic, and has more cameo strips than non-cameo strips.
    • Oddly enough, the actual author has said he wants to tone that down, and make it less of a fourth-wall breaking comic ... which might take at least 100 more episodes (or about two years ... 50/50 says it'll never happen).
  • Reel Fiction [5]: Has four characters who jump from 'verse to 'verse, and are completely aware of it.
  • Roommates Stars Jareth and Erik as roommates, with many other characters from fiction in the cast. The movies exist as both "real" past for them and actual movies, characters discuss tropes in their lives and fiction, and dead characters know they've died but suffer no effects.
  • Sketch Comedy: the absurdist interactions of a cartoonist with his creation.
  • This Is Normal The characters know they're in a webcomic, discuss the webcomic, explicitly discuss breaking the fourth wall, and more.
  • Tile [6]
  • Triangle and Robert: Long-running, now ended comic about two polygons, the fourth wall twist is that the presence of the cartoonist as narrator actually changes the nature of the world.
  • Trope Overdosed The Webcomic: It's a webcomic about tropes.
  • TV Tropes The Webcomic: The original creation of the TV Tropes wiki. It doesn't get any more meta than this.
  • Voices: The series is about people with Psychic Powers who can hear the forum posts of the readers as voices in their heads.
  • The Way of the Metagamer: Start with No Fourth Wall, have your characters walk behind the panels and read each other's speech bubbles, then get them jumping out of the work entirely through plot holes. Yeah. This example of Infinite Canvas has received particular praise, as noted in the comments.
  • Webcomics United: The exploits of Zip and other webcomic characters in a webcomic world, living their webcomic lives.

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