A PixelArtComic is a comic that uses completely original pixel art. Pixel art is artwork that is composed of large and solid blocks of color, recalling the early days of computers. Generally, these comics are webcomics, but some have made the jump to the newspaper.

There are many reasons for an artist to choose to use pixel art in their webcomics. Pixel art is distinctive and low bandwidth, but mostly it is aesthetic choice.

Pixel art comics are distinct from {{Sprite Comic}}s in that the majority of the visuals are original; a SpriteComic with heavily modified graphics, use the same frames over and over again, and may straddle the line between that trope and this one.

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!!Examples:

* ''Webcomic/DieselSweeties'' is a good example of a pixel art comic. [[SarcasmMode Note the vibrant colours and expressive faces]], both of which are common among pixel art comics.
* ''{{Webcomic/Comc}}'' is a GagADayComic using pixel art.
* ''Webcomic/KidRadd'': The adventures of a 2D Platformer character who has been "liberated" from his original ROM to live in a community of other liberated sprites on the internet. In many ways, it's a Pixel Art Comic pretending to be a SpriteComic. It also takes advantage of the format to institute a groundbreaking "animated panels" style.
* ''Webcomic/AModestDestiny'': Its creator, Sean Howard, has had a significant role in the awareness of the distinction between pixel art comics and sprite comics.
* ''[[http://www.aintaer.com/room/ Room]]'' is a particularly surreal pixel art comic that revolves around an OntologicalMystery; all the dialogue is represented by symbols.
* ''[[http://www.bitmapworld.com/ Bitmap World]]'' not only has smilies for main characters, it takes place inside a computer.
* Television Example: ''WesternAnimation/CodeMonkeys,'' an animated show that was made using sprites and formally aired on G4.
* ''[[http://pixelatomy.com/isotown The Illustrated Story of Isotown]]'' is a town being built up in an initially deserted area, all using pixel art.
* ''[[http://www.pixelcomic.net/ Pixel Comic]]'', even though it's not pixel art. It's a comic ''about'' pixels.
* Some of ''Webcomic/TheKAMics'' cartoons are pixel art. Mostly the rockhounding stuff, originally because of the bitmap art programs that the artist had when he started, but kept it later for a consistent art 'style'.
* ''Webcomic/APathToGreaterGood'' by a chap who calls himself Neorice uses original sprites for the characters and hand drawn backgrounds (...[[http://www.neorice.com/aptgg_144 apart from one badly received exception]]) in a manner reminiscent of classic [=RPG=]s (the early comics even used text boxes and character portraits).
** ''Webcomic/HeroOhHero'' is a ContinuityReboot, with a more consistent art style and updates.
* ''Webcomic/PatchworkChampions'' began its life as one of these. Today it's a WebSerialNovel.
* ''Min Pix'' - primarily a 'slice of life' comic, but with a strong element of fantasy and surreal situations.
* ''Webcomic/SidequestStory'', while not trying to look like it uses sprites from a video game, still uses pixel art for its pages.
* ''Webcomic/TheHorrifyingExperimentsOfDrPleasant'': uses pixel art exclusively, with relatively small sprites blown up for actual pages.
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